(written from a Production point of view)
The series is set aboard Starbase 47, also known as "Vanguard", a 23rd century station located in the Taurus Reach, a remote region of space, where a mix of Starfleet and civilian protagonists race to solve an ancient mystery, one that holds a highly coveted, mysterious, and potentially cataclysmic secret. The series intertwines the political and military events of Star Trek: The Original Series with the ongoing mission to uncover the truth about the so-called "Taurus meta-genome", and the alien Shedai (β).
- Summon the Thunder
- Reap the Whirlwind
- Open Secrets
- What Judgments Come
- Storming Heaven
Background information Edit
- The design of the Vanguard station was created by Masao Okazaki of The Starfleet Museum, and can be seen here. It was later used to update the model of Starbase 6 for the remastered version of the Original Series episode "The Ultimate Computer".
- Especially requested by the publisher's Editor-in-Chief Margaret Clark to do so, all the covers of the Vanguard series are CGI imagery created in the LightWave 3D software by Doug Drexler (including Okazaki's designs, who also designed the USS Sagittarius featured on the cover of volume 3), additionally featuring CGI models by Drexler's own hand, particularly those of the Constitution-class and Daedalus-class, he had previously created for James Cawley's fan made internet series Star Trek: New Voyages. (Star Trek Magazine issue 162, pp. 82-84)
Related works Edit
- Distant Early Warning (eBook; Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers)
- In Tempest's Wake (eBook; Pocket TOS)