On to the second of the five consecutive 5YM TOS novels (it's some kind of Five Novel Mission, maybe?) that rule the first half of 2013, Devil's Bargain by Tony Daniel. This one's going to be very interesting I think - always exciting, it's Mr. Daniel's debut work for our favorite franchise (he comes highly recommended by forum regular and of course highly established TOS/Trek scribe Greg Cox, who edited two of his non-Trek novels for Tor), and while the blurb is hesitant to spoil it, we've previously been able to dig up (tee-hee) that it features the return of the fan-favorite Horta. It's out on February 26th, which makes this review thread uncomfortably late. Very sorry about that, life has been a tad busy of late. Here's the official blurb by way of a peace offering: Sadly no excerpt on the Simon & Schuster page for the book.