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Section 31 Exposed, Picard Ensared in Scandal

Section 31 Exposed, Picard Ensared in Scandal

Veteran Star Trek author Dayton Ward, most recently represented by Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures, will return to action this spring with Star Trek: The Next Generation: Available Light. The adventure, which will be offered in the trade paperback, eBook and eAudio formats, features cover art by Doug Drexler and Ali Ries -- and is pleased to share an exclusive First Look at the cover, as well as additional details about the book.

And here's the Available Light plot synopsis, direct from Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books:

Section 31, the covert organization which has operated without accountability in the shadows for more than two centuries, has been exposed. Throughout the Federation, the rogue group’s agents and leaders are being taken into custody as the sheer scope of its misdeeds comes to light. Now Starfleet Command must decide the consequences for numerous officers caught up in the scandal — including Admirals William Ross, Edward Jellico, Alynna Nechayev, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard who, along with many others, are implicated in the forced removal of a Federation president.

Meanwhile, deep in the distant, unexplored region of space known as the Odyssean Pass, Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must put aside personal feelings and political concerns as they investigate a massive mysterious spacecraft. Adrift for centuries in the void, the ship is vital to the survival of an endangered civilization which has spent generations searching for a world to sustain what remains of its people. Complicating matters is a band of marauders who have their own designs on the ancient ship, with only the Enterprise standing in their way....

Set for release in April 2019, Star Trek: The Next Generation: Available Light will run 304 pages and cost $16.00. Visit to pre-order it.