With the latest installment in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” on-going series of novels hitting bookstores later this month, some fans may be wondering what will happen next to Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the rest of the “Trek” crew following the events of last year’s trilogy, “Destiny.”
Fans who can’t wait any longer can read the first chapter of the new novel, “Losing the Peace” on Simon & Schuster’s web site. The site also includes a brief description of the novel, which includes SPOILERS for the “Destiny” novels. If you’ve not read them and don’t want to know, please don’t read further.
Fortune has smiled on Lieutenant Jasminder Choudhury, chief of security on the U.S.S Enterprise.™ She has survived. But her homeworld, Deneva, one of the planets targeted in the massive Borg invasion, has not. The entire surface has been wiped clean of everything, killing anyone who did not evacuate and rendering the planet uninhabitable. Choudhury is left to wonder whether her family was one of the displaced. Or are they all gone forever?
The Enterprise is just one ship, and Jasminder Choudhury is just one officer, yet her story is being repeated over and over across the galaxy. Hundreds of thousands of displaced persons haunt the space ways, seeking comfort, looking for someplace safe, somewhere, anywhere to find solace. Captain Jean-Luc Picard is ordered to do everything he can to rescue and if need be to recover the lost souls from the Borg invasion.
For the first time in generations, citizens of the Federation know want, uncertainty, and fear. Bloodied yet unbowed, the Federation now stands on the edge of a precipice. The captain of the Enterprise finds himself in the unenviable position of wondering whether it is true that those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace.
Author William Leisner, said the story contains “a number of plotlines running through the book, mostly looking at the personal impact the Borg invasion had on the members of the Enterprise crew,” which include the effect on Captain Picard of losing the residual link to the Borg; Jasminder Choudhury, a woman who lost her family and entire homeworld of Deneva; and Beverly Crusher, who takes on a special assignment.”
“Losing the Peace” goes on sale June 30. Pre-order a copy HERE