Today at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention, we got our first look at the forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery tie-in novel and comic releases, coming in the next few weeks to coincide with the launch of the new series!
First up is Desperate Hours, David Mack’s novel set as a prequel to the series – Mack’s book is set in approximately 2255, which is described as a year prior to the events of the Discovery first episode, and a year after the classic Trek episode “The Cage.”
Desperate Hours hits stores on September 26, two days after the debut of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS and CBS All Access – and you can preorder it now from Amazon. Here’s the official back-cover blurb on the story:
Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.
She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea. As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life — until now.
In addition, the second Discovery novel is due to arrive from author Dayton Ward in early 2018, and is expected to be set approximately 10 years prior to the events of the television series.
Also revealed is IDW’s first Discovery comic release, which is a four-issue miniseries focusing on T’Kuvma (Chris Obi) and the Klingons, coming from longtime Trek comic writer Mike Johnson and debuting in October.
— Tony Shasteen (@TonyShasteen) August 3, 2017
As of yet, IDW has not decided on plans for a second Discovery comic series, but we’d be surprised if it’s not something announced later in 2017.
Stay tune for more Star Trek: Discovery news as it breaks here at TrekCore!