Upcoming: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Missing by Una McCormack

This year I got back into Star Trek full-time with last year’s latest release, the 5-part The Fall series which tells a crossover story about the murder of the Federation President and the ripple effects that this has on the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, and touches on across all the major Star Trek characters still alive, and also the Cardassians, the Bajorans, the Andorians, and others. One of the best novels in this new series was Una McCormack’s The Crimson Shadow (review), the second novel in the series, which dealt with the Cardassians in a post-Borg invasion galaxy as they deal with their crumbling society and culture.

I credit Una for really getting me back into Star Trek this year, and in a few short weeks (December actually!) we will see the release of Deep Space Nine: The Missing, which follows on from the events of The Fall, specifically Dayton Ward’s final novel in the series, Peaceable Kingdoms. I’m very excited about this one actually, given all the changes that happened in Peaceable Kingdoms, and also because Una McCormack has become one of my favourite new authors this year.

Here’s the cover reveal and blurb for the novel, as originally broken on StarTrek.Com.

Star Trek - The Missing by Una McCormack

Art by Doug Drexler

The entire sector is waiting to see what the newly reopened Bajoran wormhole will mean for the shifting political landscape in the Alpha Quadrant. On Deep Space 9, Captain Ro Laren is suddenly drawn into the affairs of the People of the Open Sky, who have come to the station in search of sanctuary. Despite the opposition of the station’s security officer, Jefferson Blackmer, Ro Laren and Deep Space 9’s new CMO, Doctor Beverly Crusher, offer the People aid. But when Dr. Crusher’s highly secure files are accessed without permission—the same files that hold the secrets of the Shedai, a race whose powerful but half-understood scientific secrets solved the Andorian catastrophe—the People seem the likeliest suspects.

As tensions rise on the station, the science vessel Athene Donald arrives as part of its journey of exploration. The brainchild of Doctor Katherine Pulaski, this ship is crewed by different species from the Khitomer Accords and the Typhon Pact. Pulaski’s hope is that science will do what diplomacy has not: help the great powers put aside their hostilities and work together. But when the Athene Donald is summarily stopped in her voyage by the powerful vessel of a hitherto unknown species, Pulaski begins to wonder—will this first contact bring her crew together or tear them all apart?

More info:

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Missing will run 304 pages and be offered in the mass market paperback and eBook formats. Available on December 30, it will cost $7.99 in the U.S. and $9.99 in Canada. Visit amazon.com to pre-order.

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