Spoilers TOS: Agents of Influence by Dayton Ward Review Thread

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  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Vice Admiral. No, wait... *Junior* Vice Admiral! Moderator

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    Blurb:
    An epic new Star Trek saga by New York Times bestselling author Dayton Ward set during the original Five-Year Mission!


    For years, Starfleet Intelligence agents have carried out undercover assignments deep within the Klingon Empire. Surgically altered and rigorously trained in Klingon culture, they operate in plain sight and without any direct support, while collecting information and infiltrating the highest levels of imperial power. Their actions have given Starfleet valuable insight into the inner workings of Klingon government and its relentless military apparatus.

    After three of Starfleet’s longest serving agents fear exposure, they initiate emergency extraction procedures. Their planned rendezvous with the USS Endeavour goes awry, threatening to reveal their activities and the damaging intelligence they’ve collected during their mission. Tasked by Starfleet to salvage the botched rescue attempt, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise must discover the truth behind a secret weapons experiment while avoiding an interstellar incident with the potential to ignite a new war between the Federation and one of its oldest adversaries.

    About the Author:
    Dayton Ward is the New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of nearly forty novels and novellas, often working with his best friend, Kevin Dilmore. His short fiction has appeared in more than twenty anthologies, and he’s written for magazines such as NCO Journal, Kansas City Voices, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Star Trek, and Star Trek Communicator, as well as the websites Tor.com, StarTrek.com, and Syfy.com. A native of Tampa, Florida, he currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and two daughters. Visit him on the web at DaytonWard.com.

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/bo...d/Star-Trek-The-Original-Series/9781982133689
     
  2. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    Sounds interesting. And it's scheduled for release when?
    (BTW: cute avatar.)
     
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  3. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Commodore Commodore

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    Looks like somewhere around June 9th?

    Does sound like an interesting premise for a story.
     
  4. Leto_II

    Leto_II Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Scheduled for next Tuesday (6/9), but online retailers are already shipping out copies this week (like Barnes & Noble).
     
  5. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    I wish I'd known. I'd have ordered it alongside Lisa Borden's The Alphabet of Avoidance, Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and theShort Treks DVD.
     
  6. Extrocomp

    Extrocomp Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I hope you ordered one of the modern translations of 20,000 Leagues and not the 1873 Mercier translation that completely butchers the novel.
     
  7. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    It doesn't say on the B&N web site. I guess I'll find out when it arrives.
     
  8. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Waiting for my copy to be shipped...
     
  9. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I preordered this book .I've been wanting to read this one it sounds really good. I like spies and intrigue in Star Trek books.
     
  10. Procutus

    Procutus Admiral Admiral

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    I too, have been looking forward to this for some time. It'll be very interesting to see what historical references to events from Enterprise and Discovery are made (and if just who is Chancellor at this point in time).

    :klingon:
     
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  11. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The e-book release date is Tuesday.
     
  12. Tim Thomason

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    Chancellor Tyler.
     
  13. Extrocomp

    Extrocomp Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Agents of Influence is now viewable on Google Books and Amazon.com's Look Inside feature. For those of you interested in minor characters, Leslie, Palmer, Rahda and Nogura all make appearances. Rahda's first name has gone back to being Naomi. I haven't seen any Enterprise or Discovery references, but there are references to Vanguard.

    The Klingon chancellor is
    Kesh
     
  14. Procutus

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    Cool info! It's always good to see Admiral Nogura make an appearance. It's a shame he never actually made it to the screen in ST:TMP.
     
  15. DarrenTR1970

    DarrenTR1970 Captain Captain

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    Would be nice to actually go into a local bookstore to pick this up and browse the shelves, but most are still closed due to COVID-19, and the few that are open are only doing curbside pick up; which is better than nothing. Guess I'll have to order online and have it shipped.
     
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  16. Ronald Held

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    Waiting for Thursday...
     
  17. Procutus

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    I know the feeling. I miss being able to go into B&N to just look around for awhile and get a mocha. Sadly, the situation is just as you described.

    Of course, trying to gain entry into the Euclid Public Library right now is even worse!

    :brickwall:
     
  18. Mike Doyle

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    I normally read new Trek books as soon as they come out but I’m currently working through (and loving) Vanguard and will do seekers after that. I see the endeavour is mentioned, should I maybe wait until I’ve finished seekers?
     
  19. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    This one take place after the Seekers books.
     
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  20. Mike Doyle

    Mike Doyle Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Thanks a lot! Big fan.

    Am I right in saying Happy Birthday?