The Fall is a pretty ambitious undertaking, with five novels attempting to tell their own stories while at the same time contributing to a narrative that definitely shakes up the “status quo” enjoyed by the current line of Star Trek novels set in the 24th century. The mini-series features characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, along with the novel spin-off series Star Trek: Titan and a ship and crew created for the novels, the U.S.S. Aventine.
The first book, David R. George III’s Revelation and Dust, sets into motion various events and plot threads that carry forward into each of the mini-series’ other four novels. With Peaceable Kingdoms, I had the formidable challenge of following up on everything wrought by my partners in writerly mischief—Mr. George, Una McCormack, David Mack, and James Swallow—while still trying to tell a story of my own.
Everything’s been building to this, I suppose, and after the superb work performed by my fellow wordsmiths, it’s up to me to stick the landing. It was tremendous fun working with the other authors on this project, all the more so because I consider each of them friends. I’d like to think I did their efforts justice, but that’s for readers to decide. As for what might be next for the crews of the Enterprise, Deep Space Nine, Titan and Aventine? Let’s just say that plans definitely are afoot!
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