Star Trek: The Original Series: Elusive Salvation is the latest Trek novel by author and frequent StarTrek.com guest blogger Dayton Ward, and it'll be released tomorrow by Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books. Ward's many Trek contributions include Next Generation: Armageddon's Arrow, Seekers: All That's Left, The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms, Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony and Vanguard: Summon the Thunder. Elusive Salvation will be available as a mass market paperback and eBook, and here's the publisher's official synopsis:

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…


Star Trek: The Original Series: Elusive Salvation will run 400 pages and cost $7.99. Go to  www.simonandschuster.com to pre-order it.

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