STAR TREK: TALES FROM THE CAPTAIN'S TABLE
Published by Pocket Books
Edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido
In stores June 2005.
352 pgs., Paperback (ISBN: 1-4165-0520-2) $14.00
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Somewhere, in a place that is both everywhere and nowhere, lies a tavern that is only open to captains. From throughout time and space, these captains come to share in their libation of choice and in their camaraderie--and the only price they have to pay is to tell a story...
In this follow-up to the best-selling Captain's Table series of books, nine new Star Trek captains belly up to the bar to tell their tales of adventure and romance, of triumph and tragedy, of duty and honor, of debts paid and prices exacted, including:
Jonathan Archer of Enterprise (NX-01), as told by Louisa Swann
Chakotay of the U.S.S. Voyager, as told by Christie Golden
David Gold of the U.S.S. da Vinci, as told by John J. Ordover
Kira Nerys of Deep Space 9, as told by Heather Jarman
Klag, son of M'Raq, of the I.K.S. Gorkon, as told by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Stargazer, as told by Michael Jan Friedman
William T. Riker of the U.S.S. Titan, as told by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels
Elizabeth Shelby of the U.S.S. Trident, as told by Peter David
Demora Sulu of the U.S.S. Enterprise-B, as told by David R. George III
From the weekly episodes of Enterprise to the monthly adventures of S.C.E., from the best-selling novel Serpents Among the Ruins to the best-selling series New Frontier, from the past tales of Stargazer to the new stories of Titan, from the glorious exploits of I.K.S. Gorkon to the post-finale chronicles of Deep Space Nine and Voyager, come nine new stories from the nine newest members of Star Trek's finest and bravest shipmasters.
Edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Introduction by Dean Wesley Smith
Captain Riker of U.S.S. Titan -- "Improvisations on the Opal Sea: A Tale of Dubious Credibility" by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin (Titan: Taking Wing)
Captain Picard of U.S.S. Stargazer -- "Darkness" by Michael Jan Friedman
Captain Shelby of U.S.S. Trident -- "Pain Management" by Peter David
Captain Klag of I.K.S. Gorkon -- "loDnI'pu' vavpu' je" by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Captain Kira of Deep Space 9 -- "The Officers' Club" by Heather Jarman
Captain Archer of Enterprise -- "Have Beagle, Will Travel: The Legend of Porthos" by Louisa M. Swann
Captain Sulu of U.S.S. Enterprise -- "Iron and Sacrifice" by David R. George III
Captain Chakotay of U.S.S. Voyager -- "Seduced" by Christie Golden
Captain Gold of U.S.S. da Vinci -- "An Easy Fast" by John J. Ordover
With stories written by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Jan Friedman, David R. George III, Christie Golden, Heather Jarman, John J. Ordover, and Louisa Swann.
What incredible stories would the captains of the Federation tell their equals over drinks? Pull a chair up to the Captain's Table to listen in as nine Star Trek captains from film, television, and print share an adventure!
This trade paperback anthology of stories is edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido.
In 1998, Pocket published a six-book miniseries called Captain's Table, in which Enterprise Captains Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk, and Jean-Luc Picard, Excelsior Captain Hikaru Sulu, Deep Space 9 Captain Benjamin Sisko, Voyager Captain Kathryn Janeway, and Excalibur Captain Mackenzie Calhoun were brought to the mysterious Captain's Table, a timeless saloon open only to captains, where the only price to pay for a drink is to tell a story.
In 2000, the anthology Enterprise Logs provided more adventures of the various captains of ships with that name, from the Revolutionary War and World War II, to the first starship Enterprise skipper, Robert April, to the aforementioned Pike, Kirk, and Picard, to Spock, John Harriman, and Rachel Garrett.
Since then, however, a new TV series, a new feature film, and several new novels and novel series have added several captains to the Star Trek pantheon, and in 2005 they got their chance to belly up to the bar and spin a yarn in an all-new anthology.
Edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido (editor of 2004's acclaimed Tales of the Dominion War and 2003's Nebula-nominated Imaginings: An Anthology of Long Short Fiction), Tales from the Captain's Table features nine new stories by top Trek authors chronicling these new captains' stories -- plus an all-new introduction by the man who built the Captain's Table, the miniseries' co-developer Dean Wesley Smith.
More information will be posted as it is released.