Truth be told, it wasn’t a very good year for Trek novels. It seemed as though the license would meet its demise, after Simon & Schuster made the decision to restructure their Pocket Books operation following the layoff of editor Margaret Clarke, and the subsequent cancellation of several planned novels. However, the recent release of the Star Trek: Typhon Pact e-novella, The Struggle Within, looked to provide the momentum needed to push the series forward. With a new year around the corner, Simon & Schuster hope to keep that ball rolling with the release of two new Typhon Pact novels for 2012, both by author David R. George III.
While we really don’t know much beyond their titles, Plagues of Night and Raise the Dawn, George posted a few hints via facebook. Unfortunately, he wasn’t very specific. The books may include Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and/or Voyager characters, Cardassians, and may or may not take place in the Gamma or Delta quadrant. I dare someone to ask him if it could also include a kitchen sink, but something tells me he’d just argue that Kitchen sinks no longer exist and that food is either replicated, or washed with a “sonic faucet.”