Home > My Fiction, Star Trek > More Trek news: RISE OF THE FEDERATION — PATTERNS OF INTERFERENCE


The word has been out for a little while now, so it’s high time I mentioned it: My next Star Trek novel after the upcoming The Face of the Unknown will be Star Trek: Enterprise — Rise of the Federation: Patterns of Interference, the fifth book in the ROTF series. Here’s the blurb:

The time has come to act. Following the destructive consequences of the Ware crisis, Admiral Jonathan Archer and Section 31 agent Trip Tucker both attempt to change their institutions to prevent further such tragedies. Archer pushes for a Starfleet directive of non-interference, but he faces opposition from allies within the fleet and unwelcome support from adversaries who wish to drive the Federation into complete isolationism. Meanwhile, Tucker plays a dangerous game against the corrupt leaders of Section 31, hoping to bring down their conspiracy once and for all. But is he willing to jeopardize Archer’s efforts—and perhaps the fate of an entire world—in order to win?

The listed publication date is August 29, 2017, which makes it officially the September 2017 book.

Before anyone asks, yes, the title is kind of a nod to the TOS episode title “Patterns of Force,” but it’s not directly related to that episode, aside from dealing with Prime Directive issues. I just thought it was a reasonably good title (it’s a bit of a pun on interference patterns in physics) and the resonance with a prior Trek title was a bonus.

  1. November 12, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Excellent news! I’ve been enjoying the Rise of the Federation series quite a bit!

  2. November 12, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    But we must wait so long! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the handling of this series in your capable hands. You don’t disappoint Enterprise fans; you treat the characters with convincing and plausible detail and keep the exciting story of a young Federation moving always forward. Your knowledge of the Trekverse makes your novels richly satisfying. Between this series and the Dept of Temporal Investigation I’ve been quite the happy reader.

    • November 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Well, I can only write so fast…

      • November 12, 2016 at 6:08 pm

        I know. We appreciate it! =) I do believe you’re writing faster than I am, THESE days. . .

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