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Desperate Hours is the forthcoming first novel in the Pocket DIS series. Written by David Mack, the novel is scheduled to be released in September 2017, in conjunction with the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.

The novel will be set a year prior to Discovery's first episode, [1] on May 11-12, 2255. [2]

Summary Edit

Solicitation blurb
Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.
She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea.
As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life—until now.

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Background information Edit

  • The novel will be released in trade paperback format.
  • The novel's cover and synopsis were revealed at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention on 2 August 2017. [3]

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First novel in series Pocket DIS As-yet untitled, by Dayton Ward (2018)

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