Home > My Fiction, Star Trek > Cover for TYPHON PACT: THE STRUGGLE WITHIN released!


The cover to my upcoming e-novella Star Trek: Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within has been released by Simon & Schuster.com:

Typhon Pact: The Struggle Wtihin

Despite being an e-book, the cover design here is in keeping with the design used for the previous four novels in the Typhon Pact series.

I can understand the marketing reasons for focusing exclusively on the novella’s Enterprise-centric plot in the cover art and blurb, since the other, parallel plotline focuses on two book-only characters (Jasminder Choudhury and T’Ryssa Chen) and a book-only species (the Kinshaya). Still, it would’ve been nice to see a rendering of Jasminder or T’Ryssa. And getting to see a Kinshaya would’ve been really cool too.

Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within goes on sale on or around October 4.  That’s only about six weeks from now!

  1. Ezzy
    August 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Why is this Typhon Pact just an E Book? Will it ever become an MM?

    • August 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      It’s an e-book because e-books aren’t “just” e-books anymore. Sales of e-books have increased tremendously in the few years since Simon & Schuster last published original Star Trek e-books, so they want to get back into that market, and tying into the successful Typhon Pact series evidently struck them as a good way to begin.

      As a novella-length tale, it probably wouldn’t get a hardcopy reprint all by itself. One of the advantages of the electronic medium is that it’s more conducive to the novella format than physical books or magazines have been in modern times, so it allows more flexibility in storytelling formats. If The Struggle Within sells well enough to warrant further Trek e-books, there might eventually be enough for a trade paperback collection, someday. So if you want to see it in paperback, your best bet is to buy it as an e-book.

  2. Andrew hassett
    August 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

    What about those of us who niether have or have access to an ebook and would like to read it? I am sending this from my mobile – i do not have a conputer.

    • August 26, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Free ebook reader software is available for mobile phones as well as computers and tablets. You can find links to the necessary software at just about anyplace where ebooks are sold.

  3. Mitch
    September 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Some how I imagine for most this might be hard to believe but what happens if you have no electricity and all your books are e books. Pretty hard to uplift my spirits when I have fire to read by but no electric to power my device

  4. Mitch
    September 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    a physical copy should always be made available to those who desire it

  5. Mitch
    September 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    May I tell a story? When I was in high school I had a teacher who devised a competition to read. Most books read got prize. 10 books I read and none previously. Later on down road I met same teacher and hadn’t read since. Then and she encouraged me to read. I picked up a book at local book store soon to be extinct ( so sad). been reading ever since for many years. I love books and music. They are like blood in my veins.

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