David R. George III will add to his impressive resume of Star Trek novels this fall, when Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books releases Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Original Sin. His previous Trek adventures include Ascendance, The Lost Era: One Constant Star, The Fall: Revelation and Dust, Allegiance in Exile, the Typhon Pact novels Raise the Dawn, Plagues of Night, and Rough Beasts of Empire, as well as the New York Times bestseller The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins. StarTrek.com has a synopsis of Original Sin, as well as an exclusive First Look at the cover, rendered by Doug Drexler.

Synopsis: At the end of 2385, in a significant shift of its goals from military back to exploratory, Starfleet sent Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the U.S.S. Robinson on an extended mission into the Gamma Quadrant. Tasked with a years-long assignment to travel unknown regions, they set out to fulfill the heart of Starfleet’s charter: to explore strange new worlds, and to seek out new life and new civilizations.

But now three months into the mission, their first contact with an alien species comes in the form of an unprovoked attack on the Robinson. With the ship’s crew suddenly incapacitated, seventy-eight of the 1,300 aboard are abducted—including Sisko’s daughter, Rebecca. But Rebecca had already been kidnapped years earlier by a Bajoran religious zealot, part of a sect believing that her birth fulfilled the prophecy of the arrival of the Infant Avatar. Does her disappearance now have anything to do with the harrowing events of the past? And for what purposes have these enemies taken Sisko’s daughter and the rest of the missing

Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books will release Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Original Sin as a 384-page mass market paperback and eBook on or around September 26, priced at $7.99. Pre-order it now at www.amazon.com.

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