Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books will launch Legacies, a special Star Trek 50th anniversary trilogy, in July, and has details and an exclusive First Look at the cover of the first novel. Star Trek Legacies: Book 1: Captain to Captain is set in The Original Series timeline and is written by Greg Cox, the New York Times bestselling author of such other Trek adventures as The Weight of Worlds, Miasma and Child of Two Worlds.

Here's the Captain to Captain synopsis, direct from the publisher:

Hidden aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise is a secret that has been passed from captain to captain, from Robert April to Christopher Pike to James T. Kirk. Now the return of the enigmatic woman once known as Number One has brought that secret to light—and Kirk and his crew must risk everything to finish a mission that began with Captain April so many years ago. . . .

Nearly two decades earlier, April and his crew first visited the planet Usilde, where they found both tragedy and a thorny moral dilemma. Today, the legacy of that fateful occasion will compel Kirk to embark on a risky voyage back to that forbidden world—which is now deep in territory claimed by the Klingon Empire!

Star Trek: Legacies: Book 1 -- Captain to Captain will run 368 pages and cost $7.99. Go to to pre-order the title, which will be available on June 28.

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