April 2016 Cover Image
- 400 Pages
- April 2016
- Pocket Books
- $7.99 U.S.
- $9.99 Canada
By: Dayton Ward
| The Arctic Circle, 1845: Escaping the tyranny
under which their people have lived for generations, aliens from a distant
planet crash land on Earth’s inhospitable frozen wastes. Surviving the harsh
conditions will pose a challenge, but over time the aliens will migrate to
more populated areas, with decades passing as they work to conceal their
presence from their former oppressors, who continue to hunt them at any cost.
San Francisco, 2283: When
a mysterious craft is detected entering the solar system, Admiral James Kirk
is dispatched by Starfleet to confront the vessel. He meets with an emissary
from the Iramahl, a previously unknown alien race who have come in search
of their brothers and sisters thought to have gone missing in this area of
space centuries earlier. Having recently thrown off the last chains of subjugation
by another species, the Ptaen, they now believe their lost people hold the
key to saving their entire race from eventual extinction.
New York, 1970: Roberta Lincoln,
young protégé of the mysterious agent Gary Seven, is shocked
when she receives the oddest request for help—from the future…
Now that was a great story!
If you've read most of the reviews at this site
you'll know I'm a fan of time travel stories and this one
Dayton Ward is one of my favourite Classic Trek authors.
He gets the characterizations right. I can picture
William Shatner or Leonard Nimoy saying the dialogue.
He's also invented unique and interesting aliens in the
Iramahl & Ptaen which is not an easy thing to do these days.
So, if you're up for a good time travel story,
I highly recommend this one!