Home > My Fiction, Star Trek > STAR TREK: THE HIGHER FRONTIER cover revealed!


The cover to Star Trek: The Original Series — The Higher Frontier has hit the Internet, so here it is:

ST Higher Frontier cover

And the blurb:

An all-new Star Trek movie-era adventure featuring James T. Kirk!

Investigating the massacre of a telepathic minority, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise confront a terrifying new threat: faceless, armored hunters whose extradimensional technology makes them seemingly unstoppable. Kirk must team with the powerful telepath Miranda Jones and the enigmatic Medusans to take on these merciless killers in an epic battle that will reveal the true faces of both enemy and ally!

The blurb on the rear cover is a bit different, so here it is, along with the rear side of the wraparound cover image (though I’m told the “Following” is going to be rephrased to “Several years following” to be more accurate):

ST Higher Frontier rear cover


I got my first look at the cover a couple of weeks ago. I like it a lot. It’s a very striking and distinctive approach, a lovely piece of art, and along with the font, it has a retro feel that’s very interesting. I would’ve rather had the TMP-era logo, ideally, but the TOS logo works aesthetically with the rest.

And yes, that is an Andorian Kumari-class or similar cruiser on the cover, flying over the icy surface of Andoria with its gas-giant primary in the sky. That and the blurb should give some hints about at least one aspect of the novel’s storyline.

The Higher Frontier is due out in trade paperback, e-book, and audio formats on March 10, 2020, and is available for pre-order at:



  1. bibliomike2020
    December 23, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Love that you are bringing back the Meudsans! I will look forward to this one.

  2. Geoffry
    December 23, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Can’t wait. I read and loved Ex Machina a few months ago.

  3. Christopher Dalton
    December 25, 2019 at 1:25 am

    I thought that Miranda Jones’ storyline was wrapped up at the end of the episode ‘Is There In Truth No Beauty?’. The way that was tied up, it looked as if she would never be seen again.

    • December 25, 2019 at 6:50 am

      On the contrary — Miranda was a test case for a program to incorporate Medusan navigators into Starfleet through mind melds with humanoid partners. So the goal was to establish an ongoing relationship with Medusa. The book addresses the question of why there wasn’t any followup to that program.

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