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I saw that the cover art for Star Trek: The Original Series — Living Memory started to show up on the Trek news sites the other day, but it wasn’t up on Amazon yet, and I wasn’t sure if the version that was posted was the final draft, so I held off posting it here until I was sure. I forgot to check regularly, but I confirmed today that the final version is out, so here it is:

Star Trek Living Memory cover

I was hoping that Uhura would be featured on the cover, since part of the reason I wrote this book was because I felt I was overdue to give her a focus story. It also makes sense to feature Captain Spock, since this is my first book where he’s in that role throughout. Plus we’ve got Reliant photobombing the cover en passant, as it’s making a return appearance after The Higher Frontier (gotta get Chekov in there somehow, plus I like writing Captain Terrell).

Here’s the description again:

An all-new Star Trek movie-era adventure!

While attempting to settle in as commandant of Starfleet Academy, Admiral James T. Kirk must suddenly contend with the controversial, turbulent integration of an alien warrior caste into the student body—and quickly becomes embroiled in conflict when the Academy controversy escalates to murder. Meanwhile, Captain Spock of the USS Enterprise and Commander Pavel Chekov of the USS Reliant are investigating a series of powerful cosmic storms seemingly targeting Federation worlds—unstoppable outbursts emitting from the very fabric of space. Endeavoring to predict where the lethal storms will strike next, Spock and Chekov make the shocking discovery that the answer lies in Commander Nyota Uhura’s past—one that she no longer remembers….

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Preorder links are here:

Living Memory will be released on June 15, less than three months from now. Getting closer!

  1. Byron Bailey
    March 19, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Wonderful news, Christopher. I’m also very happy to see Uhura on the cover and am eagerly awaiting to read about her past and how it’ll help resolve the story. Very exciting 🙂

  2. bibliomike2020
    March 19, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    That’s a really sharp cover! It is nice to see Uhura on the cover, I agree. If I’m not mistaken (and I could be), that’s Uhura’s TMP hairstyle, but in the later movie era costume, so it’s fitting for the time setting of your story, too. Very much looking forward to reading this one! – Mike Poteet

    • March 19, 2021 at 7:18 pm

      Yes, it’s a mashup of Uhura’s head from TMP and her uniform from TWOK — I guess because the story’s set about halfway between the two.

  3. Andrew Beet
    March 19, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Will definitely buy this cover looks great

  4. March 22, 2021 at 1:27 am

    Oh wow! This is so exciting! I loved Higher Frontier so much, and I cannot wait for this new story! I am so happy to see it is focused on Uhura too! And seeing her and Spock together on the cover makes me extra happy, as they are my ultimate ship. Congratulations on the new release and the cover! I look forward to reading more about our beloved TOS Enterprise crew. You write this era of Star Trek exceptionally well!

  5. April 4, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    I’m curious if you draw at all on the Marvel and DC comics from the 70s and 80s that try to fill in the movie-era continuity.

    • April 4, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      Mostly no, but I do make reference to at least one DC issue. I don’t consider the ’79 Marvel run or the first DC volume compatible with canon, although I do consider most of DC’s second TOS volume to be. However, that volume is mostly set after the fifth movie, so it’s in the future of what I’m doing.

      • April 5, 2021 at 12:13 pm

        Your stuff is better, in my opinion! I am enjoying the weird contortions they are going through in the first DC run to try to match up with ST3 and 4, though.

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