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A second Star Trek: Strange New Worlds novel coming April 2025

A second Star Trek: Strange New Worlds novel coming April 2025
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Details on the second Star Trek: Strange New Worlds novel “Toward the Night”

The second novel based on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Toward the Night, is heading to bookstores and bookshelves on April 29, 2025.

The book, written by franchise veteran James Swallow, will see Captain Christopher Pike, played by Anson Mount in the show, and his crew investigate a mysterious crash site near the Klingon Empire.

“While patrolling the borders of the Klingon Empire, Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the USS Enterprise record a series of subspace echoes from a planet orbiting a volatile flare star—and when Lieutenant Spock and Commander Una Chin-Riley lead a landing party to learn more, they discover the ruins of a dead civilization and evidence of starship-grade metals…quite possibly a crash site.

As they continue to investigate the strange signals, Spock and Una find shocking signs of dangerous alien life and remnants of what can only be Federation hardware. The trail soon leads Pike and Enterprise’s helmswoman Lieutenant Erica Ortegas deep into the mystery of a lost Starfleet vessel, missing in action for over ninety years—and to a terrible dilemma that will challenge the crew to question their past…and their future.”

– Official Toward the Night summary.
Paul Wesley as Kirk, Carol Kane as Pelia, Melissa Navia as Ortegas, Babs Olusanmokun as MíBenga, Christina Chong as Laían, Rebecca Romijn as Una, Celia Rose Gooding as Uhura, Anson Mount as Pike, Jess Bush as Chapel and Ethan Peck as Spock in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Cr: Kharen Hill/Paramount+

James Swallow’s most recent Star Trek novel, Coda: The Ashes of Tomorrow, was an effective middle entry in the landmark Coda trilogy, and we thought Swallow delivered “in a big way” for Star Trek fans.

We thought the first Strange New Worlds novel, John Jackson Miller’s The High County, was a “great service to [Strange New Worlds’] characters,” as we said in our review.

While the book’s Amazon page is up now, pre-orders don’t appear to be live. Additionally, the cover art for the book has not yet been finalized.

Swallow’s Star Trek work also includes The Dark Veil, Fear Itself, The Latter Fire, Sight Unseen, The Poisoned Chalice, Cast No Shadow, Synthesis, Day of the Vipers, The Stuff of Dreams, Infinity’s Prism: Seeds of Dissent, and short stories in Star Trek Explorer


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Kyle Hadyniak has been a lifelong Star Trek fan, and isn't ashamed to admit that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek: Nemesis are his favorite Star Trek movies. You can follow Kyle on Twitter @khady93.

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