It’s been tough for fans of Simon and Schuster’s Star Trek novels. After the lay off of series editor Margaret Clark, and the subsequent cancellation of various Typhon Pact novels, many feared the Pocket Books universe would meet its end. Fortunately, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel. At the beginning of next month, Simon & Schuster will be releasing their first original Star Trek e-book exclusive in nearly four years. The Struggle Within will continue the Star Trek: Typhon Pact arc, and will feature characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Tallarians, as well as focusing on the mysterious Kinshaya — the only race that has yet to be heavily featured in a Typhon Pact novel.
While there hasn’t been any further news regarding future titles in the Typhon Pact saga, author David Mack plans to release a trilogy of Star Trek: The Next Generation novels beginning sometime next year. There has been no news regarding the Deep Space Nine relaunch mentioned at the end of Zero Sum Game, but there are a few titles that should feature the meta-universe as a whole. In addition, there will be several Original Series novels and at least one more Voyager title down the line. So at least we can look forward to that. I just wish things didn’t seem so bleak.