Figured this one needs a thread, considering Simon & Schuster just released the official synopsis-blurb for it: (Thanks to The Trek Collective for posting a link to the announcement.) Definitely the novel I'm most looking forward to this year (in a year crammed to the gills with amazing releases). Not one, but two TOS movie-era books coming in 2014 (the other being Jeff Mariotte's), and this one falling in my absolute-favorite time period, Kirk's command of the Enterprise-A, between The Voyage Home and The Undiscovered Country. Also, great to see the story chronologically placed in 2288, a bit beyond the year in which the fifth movie takes place, but still some time before Sulu leaves the starship. 2287 was getting rather stuffed full, there, and there's plenty of breathing-room during the rest of Kirk's command of that ship for many other stories to happen.