Updated with info and art for The Poisoned Chalice
With J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Dust having raked in nearly half a billion dollars worldwide, it’s a frustrating time to be a Trek fan who’s no fan of the rebooted movie timeline. All the outrage in the world won’t hide the dollar signs from Paramount’s eyes, but the nice thing that seems to get overlooked whenever we’re all butting heads about Abrams? The original Star Trek universe didn’t actually go anywhere. It might not be up on the big screen at the moment, but it’s still alive and vibrant and constantly unfolding across other media. Case in point: Star Trek: The Fall, a five-novel crossover event that unites characters from The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
Star Trek: The Fall kicks off today with the release of Revelation and Dust, penned by David R. George III. The five-book arc unfolds over the course of a 60-day period, and apparently you don’t strictly speaking have to read the series in chronological order to follow along. So I’m guessing each book will provide a new viewpoint to commonly unfolding events. That’s handy for anybody who just happens to pick up one of the books mid-way through the crossover, but I imagine most die-hard Trekkies who are interested will want to dive in from the get-go.