Monday, January 20, 2014

Cover and blurb for Christopher Bennett's Latest!

Hi everyone! Following last year's excellent Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures by Christopher L. Bennett, I have really been looking forward to the follow-up. The wait is nearly over, as the sequel, Tower of Babel, is set to be released at the end of March! The cover for this much-anticipated novel has just been revealed, and it sure is a beauty. Look below for the cover, as well as the back-cover blurb and links to pre-order Tower of Babel from Amazon!

The United Federation of Planets has weathered its first major crisis, but its growing pains are just beginning. Admiral Jonathan Archer hopes to bring the diverse inhabitants of the powerful and prosperous Rigel system into the Federation, jump-starting the young nation's growth and stabilizing a key sector of space. Archer and the Federation's top diplomats journey to the planetoid Babel to debate Rigel's admission…but a looming presidential race heats up the idealogical divide within the young nation, jeopardizing the talks and threatening to undo the fragile unity Archer has worked so hard to preserve. 
Meanwhile, the sinister Orion Syndicate recruits new allies of its own, seeking to beat the Federation at its own game. Determined to keep Rigel out of the union, they help a hostile Rigelian faction capture sensitive state secrets along with Starfleet hostages, including a young officer with a vital destiny. Captain Malcolm Reed, Captain T'Pol, and their courageous crews must now brave the wonders and dangers of Rigel's many worlds to track down the captives before the system is plunged into all-out war.

You can pre-order both the paperback edition and e-book from the links below:

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As always, look for my review shortly after the release date!

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