Guest author, Robb Pearlman, is back in 2024 and so is his book club! Robb is a pop culturalist, Trekspert, publishing professional, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 books. We are excited to announce his book club books for the 2024 cruise!
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: The High Country
When an experimental shuttlecraft fails, Captain Christopher Pike suspects a mechanical malfunction only to discover the very principles on which Starfleet bases its technology have simply stopped functioning. He and his crewmates are forced to abandon ship in a dangerous maneuver that scatters their party across the strangest new world they’ve ever encountered.
First Officer Una Chin-Riley finds herself fighting to survive an untamed wilderness where dangers lurk at every turn. Young cadet Nyota Uhura struggles in a volcanic wasteland where things are not as they seem. Science Officer Spock is missing altogether. And Pike gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream: to live the life of a cowboy in a world where the tools of the twenty-third century are of no use.
Yet even in the saddle, Pike is still very much a starship captain, with all the responsibilities that entails. Setting out to find his crewmates, he encounters a surprising face from his past-and discovers that one people’s utopia might be someone else’s purgatory. He must lead an exodus-or risk a calamity of galactic proportions that even the Starship Enterprise is powerless to stop…
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shadows Have Offended
An original novel based on the acclaimed Star Trek TV series!
The USS Enterprise has been granted the simple but unavoidable honor of ferrying key guests to Betazed for a cultural ceremony. En route, sudden tragedy strikes a Federation science station on the isolated planet Kota, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard has no qualms sending William Riker, Data, and Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher to investigate. But what begins as routine assignments for the two parties soon descends into chaos: Picard, Worf, and Deanna Troi must grapple with a dangerous diplomatic crisis as historic artifacts are stolen in the middle of a high-profile ceremony…while nothing is as it seems on Kota. A mounting medical emergency coupled with the science station’s failing technology-and no hope of rescue-has Doctor Crusher racing against time to solve a disturbing mystery threatening the lives of all her colleagues…