Coming our way on June 25th is one of the most hotly anticipated releases of the year, Christopher L. Bennett's A Choice of Futures. It's the first entry in the new Rise of the Federation series of novels (the second confirmed entry, Tower of Babel, will also be penned by Mr. Bennett), meant to flesh out our understanding of the early years of the Federation after its founding in 2161. It will do so using the characters we know from Enterprise, and so additionally faces the challenge of breathing new life into that novel series (after the last one didn't rank so well with the forum audience and reports of low sales e.g. in the German market). Perhaps underscoring the significance of the book is its lengthy official blurb: Sadly neither Simon & Schuster nor Amazon have excerpts up at this time.