Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Release Day! The Antares Maelstrom by Greg Cox

Star Trek: The Original Series
The Antares Maelstrom
by Greg Cox

The newest book in the Star Trek: The Original Series line officially goes on sale today, but it has been popping up early in bookstores everywhere. Pick up/download The Antares Maelstrom by Greg Cox now!

The Antares Maelstrom was first mentioned by Khan in Star Trek II, and we now finally get to see the phenomenon he was referring to!

Check out the back cover blurb and links to purchase below.

Publisher's description:
An epic new Star Trek saga by New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox set during the original Five-Year Mission!

The final frontier erupts into chaos as vast quantities of a rare energy source are discovered beneath the surface of Baldur-3, a remote planet beyond the outer fringes of Federation space. Now an old-fashioned “gold rush” is underway as a flood of would-be prospectors, from countless worlds and species, races toward the planet to stake their claim. The galactic stampede threatens the stability of neighboring planets and space stations, as widespread strife and sabotage and all-around pandemonium result in a desperate need for Starfleet assistance. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are dispatched to deal with the escalating crisis…which lies on the other side of a famously perilous region of space known as the Antares Maelstrom.

Purchase The Original Series: The Antares Maelstrom:

Trade Paperback: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
E-Book (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Next Release: Star Trek: The Motion Picture 40th Anniversary Edition

1 comment:

  1. I read it this morning. It's not bad. On one hand it isn't overly ambitious. On the other there aren't any false notes. It feels like a pretty good TOS episode.


    GC does a good job of involving the entire cast in the story. Sulu probably gets the best bits but everyone gets their own little part to play.

    I hate "continuity porn" and while there are references to several TOS episodes they are handled well and are never intrusive.

    Random stuff:

    Greg manages to squeeze in an obligatory Shakespeare quote which is always nice.

    We also get a ship named "Pretorius." I can only assume it's a science vessel doing research on deep space homunculi.

    In his first Trek book, Devil in the Sky, an old bottle of Thunderbird wine is featured. In his latest book there is an old ship named Thunderbird. Coincidence? Or is Greg Cox secretly a connoisseur of hobo wines?

    Final rating: 3 and a half giant tax dodging marmots out of five.