Orion Offensive Books In Publication Order
- Overdraft (2013)
- Human Error (2013)
Star Trek: Prey Books In Publication Order
- Hell’s Heart (2016)
- The Jackal’s Trick (2016)
- The Hall of Heroes (2016)
Star Wars: Knight Errant Graphic Novels In Publication Order
- Star Wars: Knight Errant, Vol. 1 – Aflame (2011)
- Star Wars: Knight Errant, Vol. 2 – Deluge (2012)
- Star Wars: Knight Errant, Vol. 3 – Escape (2013)
Star Wars:Knights Of The Old Republic Books In Publication Order
- Vindication (2005)
- Commencement (2006)
- Flashpoint (2007)
- Days of Fear, Nights of Anger (2008)
- Daze of Hate, Knights of Suffering (2008)
- Dueling Ambitions (2009)
- Destroyer (2010)
- Demon (2010)
- War (2012)
Star Wars: Lost Tribe Of The Sith Collections In Publication Order
- Lost Tribe of the Sith (2012)
Star Wars The Old Republic Epic Collection Graphic Novels In Publication Order
- Star Wars Legends Epic Collection, Volume 1 (2015)
- Star Wars Legends Epic Collection, Volume 2 (2017)
Star Wars: Vector Books In Publication Order
- Star Wars: Vector, Vol. 1 (2005)
The Inner Planets Trilogy Books In Publication Order
- First Power Play (As:John J. Miller) (1990)
Twilight Zone Books In Publication Order
- The Twilight Zone, Book 1 (2003)
Witchblade Books In Publication Order
- Witchblade (2002)
- Witchblade: A Terrible Beauty (2002)
- Witchblade Combo (2005)
Graphic Novels In Publication Order
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Comic Adaptation (2008)
- Disney The Lion King: Wild Schemes and Catastrophes (2019)
- Captain Marvel: The Many Lives of Carol Danvers (With: Kelly Sue DeConnick,Roy Thomas) (2020)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- The Standard Catalog of Comic Books (2002)
- Warman’s Comic Book Field Guide (2004)
Star Trek: Discovery Books In Publication Order
- Desperate Hours (By:David Mack) (2017)
- Drastic Measures (By:Dayton Ward) (2018)
- Fear Itself (By:James Swallow) (2018)
- The Way to the Stars (By:Una McCormack) (2019)
- The Enterprise War (2019)
- Dead Endless (By:Dave Galanter) (2019)
- Die Standing (2020)
- Wonderlands (By:Una McCormack) (2021)
Star Trek: Titan Books In Publication Order
- Taking Wing (By:Andy Mangels,Michael A. Martin) (2005)
- The Red King (By:Andy Mangels,Michael A. Martin) (2005)
- Orion’s Hounds (By:Christopher L. Bennett) (2006)
- Sword of Damocles (By:Geoffrey Thorne) (2007)
- Over a Torrent Sea (By:Christopher L. Bennett) (2009)
- Synthesis (By:James Swallow) (2009)
- Fallen Gods (By:Michael A. Martin) (2012)
- Absent Enemies (2014)
- Sight Unseen (By:James Swallow) (2015)
- Fortune of War (By:David Mack) (2017)
Star Trek: Picard Books In Publication Order
- The Last Best Hope (By:Una McCormack) (2020)
- The Dark Veil (By:James Swallow) (2021)
- Rogue Elements (2021)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Original) Books In Publication Order
- Metamorphosis (By:Jean Lorrah) (1990)
- Vendetta (By:Peter David) (1991)
- Reunion (By:Jean Lorrah,Michael Jan Friedman) (1991)
- Imzadi (By:Peter David) (1992)
- The Devil’s Heart (By:) (1993)
- Dark Mirror (By:Jean Lorrah,Diane Duane) (1993)
- Q-Squared (By:Peter David) (1994)
- Crossover (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (1995)
- Kahless (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (1996)
- Ship of the Line (By:Diane Carey) (1997)
- The Best and the Brightest (By:Susan Wright) (1998)
- Planet X (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (1998)
- Imzadi II: Triangle (By:Peter David) (1998)
- I, Q (By:Peter David) (1999)
- The Valiant (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (2000)
- Immortal Coil (By:Jeffrey Lang) (2002)
- A Hard Rain (By:Dean Wesley Smith,Jean Lorrah) (2002)
- The Battle of Betazed (By:Susan Kearney,Charlotte Douglas) (2002)
- Do Comets Dream? (By:S.P. Somtow) (2003)
- Death in Winter (By:Michael Jan Friedman) (2005)
- Resistance (By:J.M. Dillard) (2007)
- The Sky’s the Limit (By:Marco Palmieri) (2007)
- Q & A (By:Keith R.A. DeCandido) (2007)
- Before Dishonor (By:Peter David) (2007)
- Greater Than the Sum (By:Christopher L. Bennett) (2008)
- Indistinguishable from Magic (By:David A. McIntee) (2011)
- The Stuff of Dreams (By:James Swallow) (2013)
- The Light Fantastic (By:Jeffrey Lang) (2014)
- Q are Cordially Uninvited… (By:) (2014)
- Takedown (2015)
- Headlong Flight (By:Dayton Ward) (2017)
- Hearts and Minds (By:Dayton Ward) (2017)
- Available Light (By:Dayton Ward) (2019)
- Shadows Have Offended (By:Cassandra Rose Clarke) (2021)
- Star Trek: Coda: Book 2: The Ashes of Tomorrow (By:James Swallow) (2021)
Avengers: Disassembled Books In Publication Order
- Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man (With: ) (2005)
- Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America (By:) (2009)
Halo Collections In Publication Order
- HALO: Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe (By:Jeff VanderMeer,Fred Van Lente,Tobias S. Buckell,Karen Traviss,B.K. Evenson) (2009)
- Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon (With: Christie Golden,,James Swallow,Kelly Gay,Matt Forbeck,Troy Denning,Joseph Staten) (2016)
Journey To Star Wars: The Last Jedi Books In Publication Order
- Phasma (By:Delilah S. Dawson) (2017)
- Star Wars Annual 2018 (By:) (2017)
- Star Wars: Stealth Mission Book and Model (By:) (2017)
- Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor (By:Ryder Windham) (2017)
- The Legends of Luke Skywalker (By:Ken Liu) (2017)
- Captain Phasma (By:Kelly Thompson) (2017)
- Canto Bight (With: Saladin Ahmed,Mira Grant,Rae Carson) (2017)
Star Wars Legends Books In Publication Order
- Star Wars Episode #04: A New Hope Novelization (1976)
- Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)
- Tales from the Empire (1997)
- Tales from the New Republic (1999)
- The Approaching Storm (2002)
- The Dangerous Games (2002)
- A Forest Apart (2003)
- Tatooine Ghost (2003)
- Jango Fett vs. the Razor Eaters (2003)
- Legacy of the Jedi (2003)
- The Ruins of Dantooine (2003)
- Outbound Flight (2006)
- Star Wars (2007)
- Death Star (2007)
- Star Wars: Death Star (2007)
- The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (2008)
- A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker (2009)
- Star Wars A New Hope: The LIfe of Luke Skywalker (2009)
- Crisis on Coruscant , #4) (2010)
- Crosscurrent (2010)
- Fire Ring Race (2010)
- Shinbone Showdown (2010)
- Choices of One (2011)
- Shadow Games (2011)
- Riptide (2011)
- Knight Errant (2011)
- Winner Lose All (2012)
- Scourge (2012)
- The Wrath of Darth Maul (2012)
- Scoundrels (2013)
- The Last Jedi (2013)
- Kenobi (2013)
- Crucible (2013)
Star Wars Books In Publication Order
- A New Dawn (2014)
- Heir to the Jedi (By:Kevin Hearne) (2015)
- Lords of the Sith (By:Paul S. Kemp) (2015)
- Dark Disciple (By:Christie Golden) (2015)
- Bloodline (By:Claudia Gray) (2016)
- Most Wanted (By:Rae Carson) (2018)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (By:Mur Lafferty) (2018)
- Queen’s Shadow (By:E.K. Johnston) (2019)
- Master & Apprentice (By:Claudia Gray) (2019)
- Dooku: Jedi Lost (By:Cavan Scott) (2019)
- The Rise of Skywalker (By:Rae Carson) (2020)
- Queen’s Peril (By:E.K. Johnston) (2020)
- The High Republic: Into the Dark (By:Claudia Gray) (2021)
- The Rising Storm (By:Cavan Scott) (2021)
- The Mandalorian (By:Adam Christopher) (2021)
- Star Wars: Queen’s Hope (By:E.K. Johnston) (2021)
Wild Cards Campaign Setting Books In Publication Order
- Mutants & Masterminds (As:John J. Miller) (2008)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon (2016)
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Kerra Holt is a new kind of Jedi for a new era of Star Wars! More than one thousand years before Luke Skywalker, the galaxy experiences a dark age as an ineffectual Republic abandons entire systems to Sith control. On her first mission, eighteen year old Jedi Kerra Holt has joined a band of Jedi volunteers traveling behind enemy lines. She thinks she is prepared for anything, but when the mission goes awry and she is left in Sith space without any support, Kerra realizes just how wrong she was. But she can’t abandon the mission or the colony that the Jedi came to help. This Jedi foundling has her work cut out for her: she is alone, unprepared, without resources, and stuck in a battle between two warring Sith brothers, Lord Odion and Lord Daiman!
Fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick’s quest to clear his name is finally concluded in this huge, novel length volume! Zayne and his con artist companion Gryph commit to exposing the dark actions of the secret Jedi Covenant. Doing so takes them not only to the homeworld of one of Zayne’s murdering Masters, but into the most highly guarded place on the planet a storehouse of Sith artifacts! But his days as a renegade won’t end there! Zayne’s search for justice will continue to Coruscant, where he’ll confront his Master, Lucien Draay, and the members of the Jedi Covenant in a showdown that will end his days as a fugitive one way, or another!
Thousands of years before Luke Skywalker would destroy the Death Star in that fateful battle above Yavin 4, one lone Padawan would become a fugitive hunted by his own Masters, charged with murdering every one of his fellow Jedi in training! From criminals hiding out in the treacherous under city of the planet Taris, to a burly, mysterious droid recovered from the desolate landscape of a cratered moon, Padawan Zayne Carrick will find unexpected allies in his desperate race to clear his name before the unmerciful authorities enact swift retribution upon him!
Nearly 4,000 years before the Death Star, fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick’s quest to clear his name for the alleged murder of his fellow Jedi in training brings him head to head with the galaxy’s most feared fighting force the Mandalorians! Along with a petty crook named Gryph and Elbee the grouchy droid, Zayne is a passenger aboard the Last Resort, a renegade ship piloted by the senile genius Camper and his fierce protector Jarael. Together, this motley crew will face kidnappings, hijackings, maniacal scientists, Mandalorian traitors, bumbling bounty hunting brothers, and a few really big explosions.
Nearly 4,000 years before the Death Star, fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick’s quest to clear his name runs afoul of forces beyond his control forces he and his friends have helped to unleash! Con artist Gryph sees the Mandalorian Wars as a chance to make a quick credit, but Zayne sees a terrible tragedy on the horizon one where only an act of self sacrifice can save the ungrateful Republic! But the real key to the future of the galaxy may lie with none other than Zayne’s fellow fugitives, the genius Camper and the beautiful Jarael, who have just fallen prey to the forces they’ve spent a lifetime running from! Collecting issues 13 18 of the ongoing comic book series
Zayne Carrick joins forces with the same Masters who murdered his fellow Padawan in a desperate attempt to save the galaxy from the Mandalorians! Arkanian Lord Adasca holds the Republic and the Mandalorians hostage, offering a weapon of unrivaled power to the highest bidder, but not even Zayne and his former Master Lucien Draay can stop Adasca from unleashing unthinkable devastation in pursuit of profit. Then, back on Taris, Zayne finds himself allied with Master Raana Tey in a mission against the marauding Mandalorians but Tey may be more interested in destroying Zayne than she is in saving the planet!
Former Padawan and former fugitive Zayne Carrick is taking his life in a new direction. Along with his con artist best friend Gryph; the beautiful, bold, and mysterious Jarael; and ex Mandalorian warrior Rohlan; our bumbling yet lovable hero is ready to embark on the sort of adventures only possible in the Star Wars universe! In ‘Prophet Motive,’ it’s a long shot swindle gone wrong; in ‘Faithful Execution,’ it’s a ghost ship and renegade droids; and in ‘Dueling Ambitions,’ it’s combat sports and high speed racing.
Knights of the Old Republic: Destroyer begins with an untold chapter from the lives of Malak and Revan stars of the Knights of the Old Republic video game! From there, it takes us to a death defying shootout on the face of a comet and into the heart of one of the cruelest organizations in the galaxy the Crucible. Former Padawan Zayne Carrick risks not just his life, but also his sanity, to help his friend Jarael face her dark past. Zayne may have set off for adventure, but what he finds are irreversible consequences for himself and his crew in a dangerous, unforgiving galaxy.
Zayne and his con artist partner Gryph are finally learning the truth about their fierce friend Jarael and the strange Mandalorian deserter Rohlan. Deception has been company to the foursome since Zayne’s life as a fugitive banded them together. Now, as they have continued adventuring across the galaxy, light has shone on each of their pasts. Yet for one of Zayne’s companions, a resurfacing past brings deadly peril and he’ll have to call in every favor he can if he hopes to save the day!
In Chapter 1: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 5, a terrible vision reaching far into the future alerts the secret Jedi Covenant to the importance of Taris, and they activate operative Celeste Morne. She encounters a monstrous threat, an ancient Sith artifact, an army of Mandalorians, and Zayne Carrick, the Padawan accused of killing his fellow students! Then, over 4,000 years into the future, Chapter 2 of ‘Vector’ Volume 3 of Dark Time crosses into the period immediately following the events in Revenge of the Sith. The unfortunate misfit crew of the Uhumele is thrown into the path of Darth Vader and the now ancient Jedi Master Celeste! Both Sith and smugglers will not leave this meeting without grave consequences…
The first ever original novel based on the award winning series. ‘You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.’
Her name is Sara Pezzini. A New York City homicide detective with a deadly secret: A few years ago, she came into possession of the Witchblade, an ancient weapon that has existed for centuries. But the Witchblade is not controlled by anyone it does the controlling Talons: A series of brutal murders have been committed, and the trail of bodies seems to lead back to the Russian Mafia. But are the killings gang related, or the work of a mysterious organization called the Order of the Raven that appears to know all about Sara and the Witchblade? A Terrible Beauty: In the wake of a rash of killings dubbed the ‘Machete Murders’ by the press, Sara and her partner, Jake McCarthy, find themselves neck deep in trouble not just from NYPD brass, but from a voodoo priests, evil spirits, a brother and sister pair of hired killers, and a Goth band called The Mountains of Madness!
The intrepid Doctor Henry Jones Jr. is back in his biggest adventure yet! This time, the world renowned archeologist finds himself caught in a series of events that all point to a discovery unlike any other. But will his rivals in pursuit of this priceless treasure seize his quarry from right under his nose? Not if he, and a few unexpected companions, have anything to say about it! The thrill and the humor, the action and the romance, the hat and the whip everything you love about Indy is here: this is a tale sure to please long time fans as well as foster a whole generation of new ones!
The Standard Catalog of? Comic Books is the largest resource on comic books in the history of collecting! Now in its second edition after its tremendously successful debut, this comprehensive reference covers more than 150,000 comic books published in North America since 1900?listing the issue and after market price, as well as the writers and artists who created them. The catalog provides collectors with information that is not available anywhere else: original print runs for tens of thousands of comics based on decades of research; number of comics graded by Comics Guaranty Corporation; and for the first time, actual Auction Prices Realized for thousands of CGC graded comics based on an analysis of more than 100,000 eBay auctions. Plus, this book is great reading, with page after page of reviews of some of the most famous and infamous comics in history. Every comic book has a checklist a handy collector’s utility designed as a tool for storing a collection More than 2,000 photos and reviews of individual titles! Includes facts about more than 150,000 comic books published since 1900 Covers after market prices, writers, artists, original print runs, character appearances, story titles, and more
Collectors can check the values of over 20,000 of the most interesting comic books from 1935 to today with this pocket sized, full color guide. Super hero comics, TV comics, movie comics, western comics, romance comics, horror comics, humor comics, Japanese manga all genres are covered, and the book also includes fascinating facts from the authors! Readers will discover the most valuable titles as well as some of the more unusual titles out there. Superman, Spider Man, Star Wars they’re all here! Over 500 spectacular color photographs appear in this reference, and a helpful multi page, full color grading guide is provided to make it easy to determine the condition of comics.
After almost a decade of strife against foes such as the Borg, the Cardassians, the Klingons, and the Dominion, the United Federation of Planets is at the dawn of a new era. Starfleet is renewing its mission of peaceful exploration, diplomacy, and the expansion of knowledge. Among the starships spearheading that endeavor is the U.S.S. Titan, commanded by Captain William T. Riker and manned by the most biologically varied and culturally diverse crew in Starfleet history.
But their mission does not begin according to plan.
In the wake of Star Trek Nemesis, Praetor Shinzon, slayer of the Romulan Senate, is dead. The power vacuum created by his demise has put the Romulan Star Empire, longtime adversary of the Federation, at the brink of civil war. Competing factions now vie for control of their fragmenting civilization, and if the empire should fall, that entire area of the galaxy may destabilize.
To restore order to the region, Titan ‘s long anticipated mission of exploration is delayed as Starfleet assigns Riker to set up power sharing talks among the Romulan factions. But even as the first tentative steps are taken toward building a new Romulus, the remnants of the Tal Shiar, the dreaded Romulan intelligence service, are regrouping behind the scenes for a power play of their own. With no other help available, Riker and the Titan crew become the last hope to prevent the quadrant from falling into chaos.
Investigating the disappearance of a secret Romulan fleet, the U.S.S. Titan, commanded by Captain William Riker, is unexpectedly propelled more than 200,000 light years into the Small Magellanic Cloud. One of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies, the Cloud is also home to the Neyel, the long sundered offshoots of Terran humanity, with whom the Federation has had no contact in over eighty years. Nearby, Riker’s uncertain ally, Commander Donatra of the Romulan Warbird Valdore, rescues a young Neyel, the survivor of a mysterious cosmic upheaval that seems at times to be both unraveling and reweaving the very fabric of space…
the fulfillment of an apocalyptic vision that has already claimed millions of lives. Titan’s science team soon finds evidence that the ravaging of Neyel space is the work of a vast and powerful intelligence: the stirrings of a dormant consciousness that is maintaining the existence of the Small Magellanic Cloud and all life within it from one moment to the next. And if it should awaken, the consequences are unimaginable. As Riker considers his options, his new crew struggles with the scientific and philosophical implications of what they’ve discovered…
while the young Neyel in their midst forges a bond with the captain, conjuring old ghosts Riker has yet to lay to rest.
As the U.S.S. Titan ventures beyond the outermost reaches of known space, the telepaths in her crew including Diplomatic Officer Deanna Troi are overwhelmed by an alien cryof distress, leading the ship to the scene of a shocking act of carnage: a civilization of interstellar ‘whalers’ preying upon and exploiting a familiar species of sentient spaceborne giants.
Appalled but reluctant to rush to judgment, Captain William Riker and his crew investigate, discovering a cosmic spawning ground in a region of active star formation the ecosystem for a bewildering array of diverse but similarly vast life forms. While attempting to negotiate an end to the victimization of these creatures, Riker’s crew inadvertently grants them the means to defeat their hunters’ purpose…
only to learn that things are not exactly as they seem.
Fate: It is an idea as old as life itself. Do our choices shape the future, or is it the other way around? And if the path we walk is predestined if the way we are to meet our end is knowable what might that knowledge compel us to do?
Titan ‘s travels take it to a world at the edge of reason. Orisha is a planet whose people have lived for centuries beneath an unfathomable celestial body in their sky. From the moment it first appeared, the object was thought to be something unnatural, an ill omen that has made them feel watched, exposed, vulnerable provoking a primal fear that has steered the course of their civilization. The Orishans call it ‘the Eye,’ and because it has consistently defied every scientific attempt to decode its true nature, many are convinced it represents an intelligence that is studying their world…
and perhaps waiting to destroy it.
But the secret behind the Eye threatens Titan as well as Orisha…
and it holds a special meaning for one member of Captain Riker’s crew in particular, whose lifelong quest to balance faith and scientific truth is tested against the harsh, unblinking glare of inevitability.
As the Federation recovers from the devastating events of Star Trek: Destiny, Captain William Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan are ordered to resume their deep space assignment, reaffirming Starfleet’s core principles of peaceful exploration. But even far from home on a mission of hope, the scars of the recent cataclysm remain with them as they slowly rebuild their lives. The planet Droplet is a world made mostly of water without a speck of solid ground. Life should not exist here, yet it thrives. Aili Lavena, Titan’s aquatic navigator, spearheads the exploration of this mysterious world, facing the dangers of the vast, wild ocean. When one native species proves to be sentient, Lavena finds herself immersed in a delicate contact situation, and Riker is called away from Deanna Troi at a critical moment in their marriage. But when good intentions bring calamity, Lavena and Riker are cut off from the crew and feared lost. Troi must face a life changing event without her husband, while the crew must brave the crushing pressures of the deep to undo the global chaos they have triggered. Stranded with her injured captain, Lavena must win the trust of the beings who control their fate but the price for Riker’s survival may be the loss of everything he holds dear.
The Starship Titan continues on her outward voyage of discovery. Ranging farther and farther from Federation space, Captain William Riker and the crew look forward to living Starfleet’s mission: seeking out new life, discovering new civilizations.
Striking a ‘sandbank’ a spatial distortion the Titan is knocked out of warp, her crew shaken up but uninjured. Titan has stumbled across a battlefield, and floating in it, shattered and in pieces, are the remains of a ship. Searching for survivors, they discover the ship never had a crew. The away team removes the computer core, looking for answers. Once the device is restored, it becomes clear this is not just a computer, but a thinking, reasoning artificial intelligence.
It identifies itself as SecondGen White Blue, and it comes from a civilization composed entirely of sentient computers. Eons ago these artificial intelligences were charged to be the first line of defense against The Null a destructive force so all consuming that generation upon generation have waged unending war trying to find a way to beat back this terror. Captain Riker offers to assist them, but years of war have left the AIs distrustful and suspicious, especially of organics.
The tide of the battle is turning, and The Null is winning. Set free, it will destroy everything in this system and then, unchecked, spread its mindless destruction into the heart of the Federation.
Unexplained gravitational disturbances summon Captain Picard and the Starship EnterpriseTM to the planet Elysia, and the android Lieutenant Commander Data to a date with destiny. For on this alien world, he is drawn into an impossible quest, leading him to consequences both heartwarming and disastrous, as he finally dares to pursue his fondest desire: to become human.
Vendetta The Borg half organic being and half machine, they are the most feared race in the known galaxy. In their relentless quest for technological perfection, they have destroyed entire star systems, enslaved countless peoples, and, in a single brutal attack, decimated Starfleet’s mightiest vesels. Only a final desperate gambit by Captain Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise crew stopped the Borg from conquering the entire Federation. And now they have returned. VENDETTA In the bestselling tradition of Metamorphosis and The Lost Years, here is the newest Star Trek Giant Novel, a story of vengeance and obsession. Answering a distress call from a planet under attack by the Borg, the U.S.S. Enterprise crew meets Delcara, the lone survivor of an alien race the Borg obliterated. Blinded by hatred, Delcara seeks the ultimate revenge the complete destruction of her race’s executioners. But the U.S.S. Enterprise crew learns that Delcara’s vengeance carries a terrible price, for once unleashed, the destructive force she commands will annihilate not only the Borg, but countess innocents as well…
Before he commanded the Starship Enterprise, Jean Luc Picard was the captain of the deep space exploration vessel, the U.S.S. Stargazer, on an incredible twenty two year voyage. Now Picard is reunited with his old crew for the first time in over a decade, on a mission to see his former first officer installed as ruler of the Daa’Vit Empire. The reunion turns deadly when a ruthless assassin begins eliminating the U.S.S. Stargazer crew one by one. Picard’s present and former shipmates must join forces to solve the mystery of the Captain’s past, before the killer strikes again.
Years before they served together on board the ‘U.S.S. Enterprise.’ Commander William Riker and ship’s counselor Deanna Troi had a tempestuous love affair on her home planet of Betazed. Now, their passions have cooled and they serve together as friends. Yet the memories of that time linger and Riker and Troi remain ‘Imzadi’ a powerful Betazoid term that describes the enduring bond they still share. During delicate negotiations with an aggressive race called the Sindareen. Deanna Troi mysteriously falls ill…
and dies. But her death is only the beginning of the adventure for Commander Riker an adventure that will take him across time, pit him against one of his closest friends, and force him to choose between Starfleet’s strictest rule and the one he calls ‘Imzadi.’
The Devil’s Heart is a legendary object of unsurpassed power and mystery. Worlds that believe in magic consider it Darkness’s mightiest talisman; and worlds of science consider it a lost artifact of some ancient and forgotten race. Some say the Heart enables its possessor to control people’s minds and to amass wealth enough for a dozen lifetimes, while others think it capable of raising the dead, perhaps even changing the flow of time itself. But to all, the location of this fabled object has remained a mystery, until now. An isolated archaeological outpost has suddenly stopped responding to repeated requests for information. Sent to discover why, the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM crew finds a devastated outpost and a dying scientist, whose last words fall on disbelieving ears: the Devil’s Heart has been found. As the quest for the Heart unfolds, Captain Jean Luc Picard discovers that beyond all the legends and age old secrets lies an awful truth: whoever holds the Devil’s Heart possesses power beyond imagining.
One hundred years ago, four crewmembers of the ‘U.S.S EnterpriseTM crossed the dimensional barrier and found a mirror image of their own universe, populated by nightmare duplicates of their shipmates. Barely able to escape with their lives, they returned, thankful that the accident which had brought them there could not be duplicated, or so they thought. But now the scientists of that empire have found a doorway into our universe. Their plan is to destroy from within, to replace a Federation Starships with one of their own. Their victims are the crew of the ‘U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701 D, who now find themselves engaged in combat against the most savage enemies they have ever encountered, themselves.
In all of his travels Captain Jean Luc Picard has never faced an opponent more powerful that Q, a being from another continuum that Picard encountered on his very first mission as Captain of the Starship Enterprise . In the years since, Q has returned again and again to harass Picard and his crew. Sometimes dangerous, sometimes merely obnoxious, Q has always been mysterious and seemingly all powerful. But this time, when Q appears, he comes to Picard for help. Apparently another member of the Q continuum has tapped into an awesome power source that makes this being more powerful than the combined might of the entire Q continuum. This renegade Q is named Trelane also known as the Squire of Gothos, who Captain Kirk and his crew first encountered over one hundred years ago. Q explains that, armed with this incredible power, Trelane has become unspeakably dangerous. Now Picard must get involved in an awesome struggle between super beings. And this time the stakes are not just Picard’s ship, or the galaxy, or even the universe this time the stakes are all of creation…
Continuing the mission he began in ‘Unification,’ Starfleet Ambassador Spock endeavors to impart the logic of the Vulcan way to a small band of Romulans eager to unite the Romulan Empire and the planet Vulcan. But unbeknownst to them, a Romulan spy has joined the ranks disguised as a Unification sympathizer. Deceived by this traitor, Spock and his students are taken hostage.
Fearful that Spock’s knowledge of Federation security will fall into enemy hands, Starfleet dispatches its best ship, the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM 1701-D, and most respected captain, Jean-Luc Picard, to secure the hostages’ release. Spock’s former shipmate from the original Starship EnterpriseTM, Ambassador McCoy — over one hundred forty years old, but still as feisty as ever — is brought in to consult on the negotiations.
Their situation is further complicated when Captain Montgomery Scott confiscates an out-of-service starship and effects his own daring rescue of Spock. Picard must now find a way to preserve the Federation’s security and prevent a war while treading a mindfield of danger and deadly Romulan politics that threaten his ship, his crew, and the Federation he serves.
For the last fifteen hundred years, the KlingonsTM have revered him as the first Klingon emperor, the legendary warrior who united their people and taught them the meaning of honor. Myths and fables have grown around the memory of Kahless, but the truth of his incredible life has remained a mystery…
until now. A clone of the original Kahless now holds the title of emperor. He thinks he knows all there is to know about his mighty ancestor, until the discovery of an ancient scroll throws the ancient stories into doubt and threatens to tear the Klingon Empire apart. Surrounded by treachery and rumors of revolt, he can trust no one except Captain Jean Luc Picard and Lieutenant Worf of the ‘U.S.S. EnterpriseTM. The past collides with the present as the true story of the historical Kahless sparks a battle for control of the entire Klingon Empire. Yet even if Worf and Picard can prevent a civil war, the revelations contained by the scroll ensure that the Klingon Empire and the rest of the galaxy will never be the same.
The Starship ‘Enterprise 1701 D’ has been destroyed, and Captain Jean Luc Picard finds himself without a command. While waiting for his new ship, Captain Picard has gone with Lieutenant Worf on a delicate diplomatic mission to the Cardassian Empire. As Picard conducts high level negotiations for the return of Federation prisoners of war, the Starship ‘Enterprise 1701 E’ is being constructed under the supervision of Captain Morgan Bateson, a veteran of the twenty third century who spent nearly ninety years in a pocket universe. Commanding this new ‘Enterprise’ on what was supposed to be a short shakedown cruise, Captain Bateson has an idea of his own. In defiance of Starfleet Command, he will take Starfleet’s newest, strongest starship and strike at the heart of the newly aggressive Klingon Empire. Captain Picard’s negotiations proceed smoothly until he discovers that a hate crazed Klingon commander Captain Bateson’s archenemy from ninety years ago has taken the ‘Enterprise’ from Bateson and launched a vicious attack on Cardassia Prime. To save the ship and preserve intergalactic peace, Picard must ally himself with his former Cardassian torturer, rely on the legendary skills of one Montgomery Scott, and draw new strength and inspiration from the memory of James T. Kirk…
‘Ship of the Line’ reveals an unforgettable lost chapter in the ongoing saga of Star Trek that will thrill readers of every generation.
Every year, Starfleet Academy in San Francisco attracts many of the most talented and ambitious young people in the Federation. They come from all over the Alpha Quadrant, from hundreds of worlds and species, to prepare themselves for the challenges of the final frontier. Meet a new generation of cadets: a newly joined Trill just beginning the first of many lives; a Bajoran Vedek who finds himself torn between his vows and an unspoken love; a reckless young man fond of pushing the limits; a feline alien raised among humans; a brilliant but immature young woman with a lot to learn; and a native born Earth woman with a talent for engineering. Together they will learn about courage, life, teamwork, and themselves. Their future is just beginning but one of them will not survive!
On the planet Xhaldia, ordinary men and women are mutating into bizarrecreatures with extraordinary powers. But is this a momentous evolutionary leap or an unparalleled catastrophe? The very fabric of Xhaldian society is threatened as fear and prejudice divide the transformed from their own kin. Dispatched to cope with the growing crisis, Captain Picard and the crew of theStarship Enterprise receive some unexpected visitors from another reality in the form of the group of mutant heroes known as the uncanny X Men . Storm, leader of the X Men, offers their help in resolving a situation that is agonizingly similar to the human/mutant conflicts of their own time and space. But when hostile aliens appear in orbit around Xhaldia to try and abduct thetransformed for use as a superpowered force in an attack on the Federation, eventhe combined forces of the crew of Starfleet and the X Men may be unable toprevent an inferno of death and destruction. Starfleet’s finest crew and Earth’s greatest mutant heroes will need all theirpowers and abilities to save the Xhaldian people and stop a deadly threatto the Federation.
Even in the 24th century, three is definitely a crowd. Imzadi: to the people of the planet Betazed, including Counselor Deanna Troi of the Starship Enterprise , it means ‘beloved’ and denotes a special closeness that can never be truly broken. Or can it? In his acclaimed earlier novel, Imzadi, bestselling author Peter David explored the special bond between Deanna Troi and Commander William T. Riker. It revealed new facets of their long and intimate relationship and put that bond to its ultimate test in a powerful and unforgettable story that remains one of the most popular Star Trek adventures ever published. Imzadi was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. Now David examines the heart of Deanna Troi from an altogether different perspective, as he reveals for the first time the full story of Troi’s troubled romance with Lieutenant Commander Worf. At first glance, they cannot be more different. She is an empath, gentle and acutely sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. He is a fierce Klingon warrior, dedicated to a harsh and warlike code of honor. Brought together, however, by a common need to care for Alexander, Worf’s troubled, motherless son, they discover hidden reserves of courage and compassion within each other. Soon mutual respect leads to much stronger emotions as they embark on an unexpected courtship, much to the surprise and discomfort of William Riker. But does Worf’s future truly lie with Deanna…
or on a distant outpost called Deep Space 9 ? And whom indeed shall Troi ultimately call ‘imzadi’? Imzadi II is a compelling story, an untold chapter in the history of the Starship Enterprise .
The enigmatic entity known as Q remains one of the greatest mysteries of the universe, yet no one, perhaps, understands Q as well as actor John de Lancie, who has played Q on television for more than a decade. Now de Lancie and Peter David, the bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as ‘Q in Law’ and ‘Q Squared’ have joined forces to send Q on an unforgettable cosmic odyssey, told from the mischevious trickster’s own unique point of view. The Maelstrom, a metaphysical whirlpool of apocalyptic proportions, is pulling all of reality into its maw, devouring the totality of time and space while bringing together people and places from throughout the universe. The Q Continuum pronounces that the end of everything has come, but Q refuses to meekly accept the complete termination of all he has known. Defying the judgment of the Continuum, he sets out do derail doomsday at whatever the cost. Q is joined in this quest by his young son, little q, as well as by two displaced Starfleet officers. Snatched from the ‘USS EnterpriseTM ‘ by the inexorable pull of the Maelstrom, Captain Jean Luc Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data have no choice but to accompany Q on a hazardous journey into the very heart of the vortex, where they will encounter wonders and dangers enough to render Q himself speechless. Almost. But can even Q, assisted by Picard, prevent the Universe as We Know It from literally going down the drain? I, Q is a wild and witty voyage through the secret soul of creation as only Q can tell it!
Three hundred years ago, the S.S. Valiant was destroyed during an ill fated attempt to cross the legendary Galactic Barrier. Starfleet had always assumed that the Valiant had perished with all hands aboard, until a pair of unusual humanoids arrive at Starbase 209, claiming to be the descendants of a handful of Valiant survivors who found refuge on an M Class planet beyond the Barrier. Even more shocking, the visitors warn that a hostile alien species, the Nuyyad, are preparing to invade our galaxy. Uncertain of how much of the strangers’ story to believe, Starfleet orders the U.S.S. Stargazer to investigate at once. Lieutenant Commander Jean Luc Picard is second officer on the Stargazer. A young man who has yet to command a vessel of his own, he soon develops a special bond with one of the visitors, a strikingly beautiful woman who has inherited mysterious psychic abilities from her alleged Starfleet ancestors. But can Picard truly trust her? His doubts deepen when the Stargazer is ambushed by Nuyyad warships, leaving the captain dead and the first officer incapacitated. Picard suddenly finds himself in command and facing immediate danger. Trapped on the wrong side of the Barrier, cut off from Starfleet, he must now rely on questionable allies and a crew uncertain of his abilities. And not only the Stargazer, but perhaps the entire Federation, may depend on the decisions he must make. The Valiant is a gripping saga that explores an untold chapter in the life of Jean Luc Picard and reveals the making of a captain!
He is perhaps the ultimate human achievement: a sentient artificial life form self aware, self determining, possessing a mind and body far surpassing that of his makers, and imbued with the potential to evolve beyond the scope of his programming. Created by one of the most brilliant and eccentric intellects the Federation has ever known, the android Data has always believed he was unique, the one true fulfillment of a dream to create children of the mind. But is he? Investigating the mysterious destruction of a new android created by Starfleet, Data and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise uncover startling secrets stretching back to the galaxy’s dim past. That knowledge is coveted by beings who will stop at nothing to control it, and will force Data to redefine himself as he learns the hidden history of artificial intelligence.
A breathtaking novel of suspense and action in which Deanna Troi risks all to save her home planet from the forces of the Dominion. As the war between the Dominion and the Federation rages across the Alpha Quadrant, Counselor Deanna Troi finds she is faced with more than she expected when she kidnaps a telepathic killer to bring to the aid of the resistance movement on the occupied planet of Betazed. At the same time, the Enterprise E is leading a Starfleet attack against a Cardassian space station is orbit above the skies of Betazed. Dominion scientists are using the Betazed people as raw material in their experiments to create a more highly evolved Jem’Hadar the genetically engineered warrior species which forms the core of the Dominion forces. What transpires is an awesome battle including hostages and narrow escapes with unexpected twists which lead to a truly explosive ending.
Every five thousand years, so the people of the planet Thanet believe, the world ends in fire and a new cycle of creation begins. Now the Last Days are once again upon them, and a fiery star draws near. This is the Death Bringer, the Eater of the World, whose coming heralds the end of all things…
. But to Captain Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise ; the Death Bringer appears to be nothing but a rogue comet, easily destroyed. Picard faces a difficult dilemma: how can he save the Thanetians’ rich and intricate civilization without destroying the very beliefs upon which their culture is based? This quandary is challenge enough, yet the captain’s position becomes even more complicated when Deanna Troi discovers that, incredibly, the comet is alive!
Long before Captain Jean Luc Picard took command of the legendary Starship Enterprise, he fell deeply and hopelessly in love with Doctor Beverly Crusher. Though, for one reason or another, Picard never acted on his feelings, he found a measure of contentment as Beverly’s close friend, colleague, and daily breakfast partner. But when Doctor Crusher leaves her position on the Enterprise to become the chief medical officer of Starfleet, the brightest light in Picard’s life is taken from him. And he has hardly resigned himself to his loss when he learns that Beverly has been declared missing in action on a distant planet and presumed dead. Kevratas is a bleak, frozen world on the far side of the Romulan Neutral Zone where the Federation has become the plague ravaged natives’ only real hope of survival and freedom. Starfleet has no recourse but to send in another team to try to save the Kevrata and Picard is the natural choice. Critical to the success of his mission are two colleagues who served under him when he commanded the Starship Stargazer Pug Joseph, a man with a past to live down, and Doctor Carter Greyhorse, who has served time for attempted murder as well as a Romulan who left his people years earlier and never expected to return. Together, they follow the trail of Beverly Crusher to Kevratas, determined to succeed where the doctor failed. On the Romulan homeworld, meanwhile, the political vacuum created by the demise of Praetor Shinzon has been filled by his staunchest supporter, Senator Tal’aura. But there are those who oppose her, including Commander Donatra and the warbird fleets under her command, because of the way Tal’aura has mishandled rebellions on the Empire’s subject worlds. And one rebellion in particular; the movement for self determination on frigid Kevratas. So begins a desperate struggle not only for the freedom of the long oppressed Kevrata but also for the soul of the Romulan Empire. Before it’s over, destinies will be forged and shattered, the Empire will be shaken to its ancient foundations, and Jean Luc Picard’s life will be changed…
Captain Jean Luc Picard, his ship repaired, must now reassemble his crew. With the departure of both William Riker and ship’s counsellor Deannna Troi, the captain must replace his two most trusted advisors. He chooses a Vulcan, a logical choice, and for his new first officer, Worf. But the Klingon refuses the promotion and the new ship’s counsellor appears to actively dislike Worf. A simple shake down mission should settle everything. Except that once again, the captain hears the song of the Borg collective. Admiral Janeway is convinced that the Borg have been crushed and are no longer a threat. Picard believes she is wrong, and that if the Enterprise doesn’t act the entire Federation will be under the domination of its most oppressive enemy.
Taking its title from the final words spoken by Captain Jean Luc Picard in the series finale, The Sky’s the Limit is a collection of brand new original stories spanning and celebrating the entire twenty year history of the most popular and successful Trek series of all. Stories by a variety of authors some old favourites, some new set during the events of the television series give the authentic feel of a newly discovered ‘missing season’ of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Nearly two decades ago, Jean Luc Picard took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701 D. The captain knew it was an honor without equal. His new command bore the name of Enterprise. The people who had commanded other like named starships had gone down in Starfleet’s annals. Some officers would be intimidated, but they would not have been given command of Enterprise.
On her first mission, the Enterprise was sent to Farpoint Station. A simple, straightforward investigation. Perfect for a crew that had never served together. Then there was Q. An omnipotent lifeform that seemed bent on placing obstacle after obstacle in the ship’s and in particular in Picard’s way. And it hadn’t ended with that first mission. When he was least expected, Q would appear. Pushing, prodding, testing. At times needling captain and crew with seemingly silly, pointless, and maddening trifles. Then it would turn all too serious, and the survival of Picard’s crew was in Q’s hands.
Why was it today that Picard was remembering the day he took command of the Enterprise D? Now he commanded a new ship, the Enterprise E. His crew was different. There was nothing about Gorsach that in the least resembled Farpoint. But Picard couldn’t shake the feeling that something all too familiar was going on. All too awful. All too Q.
An enemy so intractable that it cannot be reasoned with. The entire race thinks with one mind and strives toward one purpose: to add our biological distinctiveness to their own and wipe out individuality, to make every living thing Borg. In over two centuries, the Federation has never encountered a greater threat. Twice Starfleet assembled and threw countless starships to stand against them. The Borg were stopped, the price paid in blood. Humanity breathed a sigh of relief, assuming it was safe. And with the destruction of the transwarp conduits, the Federation believed that the killing blow had finally been struck against the Borg. Driven to the point of extinction, the Borg continue to fight for their very existence, for their culture. They will not be denied. They must not be stopped. The old rules and assumptions regarding how the Collective should act have been dismissed. Now the Borg kill first, assimilate later. When the Enterprise manages to thwart them once again, the Borg turn inward. The dark places that even the drones never realized existed are turned outward against the enemy they have never been able to defeat. What is revealed is the thing that no one believed the Borg could do.
The Starship Rhea has discovered a cluster of carbon planets that seems to be the source of the quantum energies rippling through a section of space. A landing party finds unusual life forms inhabiting one of the planets. One officer, Lieutenant T’Ryssa Chen a half Vulcan makes a tenuous connection with them. But before any progress can be made, the Rhea comes under attack from the Einstein a Starfleet vessel now controlled by the Borg. The landing party can only listen in horror as their comrades are assimilated. The Borg descend to the planet, and just as Chen accepts that she will be assimilated, the lieutenant is whisked two thousand light years away. A quantum slipstream instantaneous transportation is controlled by these beings in the cluster, and in the heart of the cluster there is now a Borg ship. Cut off from the rest of the Borg collective, the Einstein cannot be allowed to rejoin it. For the sake of humanity, the Borg cannot gain access to quantum slipstream technology. Starfleet Command gives Captain Picard carte blanche: do whatever he must to help the beings in the cluster, and stop the Einstein no matter the cost.
The most talented Starfleet engineers of two generations unite to solve a two hundred year old technological mystery that turns out to be only the beginning of a wider quest. With the support of Guinan and Nog, as well as the crew of the U.S.S. Challenger, Geordi La Forge and Montgomery Scott soon find themselves drawn into a larger, deadlier, and far more personal adventure. Helped by old friends and hindered by old enemies, their investigation will come to threaten everything they hold dear. Seeking out the new, and going where no one has gonebefore, Geordi, Scotty, and Guinan find that their pasts are very much of the present, and must determine whether any sufficiently advanced technology is really indistinguishable from magic.
Some think Tony Stark has lost his battle with the bottle. Others think he can’t control his violent temper. Some think he’s a homicidal maniac. Even his closest friends are beginning to doubt him, wondering why he won’t fend off these accusations. But Stark’s self imposed exile is cut short, as Iron Man must face off against his evil doppelganger, which has embarked on a murderous rampage aimed at those in charge of Stark Enterprises! Only one of them can remain standing. And even the victor is under threat of extinction. Collects Iron Man 84 89.
The repercussions of the worst day in Avengers history reverberate throughout the lives of the mightiest of them all: Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America! The end is nigh for the gods of Asgard, and only Thor and his Avengers allies might be able to stave off Ragnarok but will the Thunder God be Asgard’s savior, or the architect of its downfall? Beset by allegations that Tony Stark has lost his battle with the bottle, Iron Man must face off against his evil doppelganger, which has embarked on a murderous rampage aimed at those in charge of Stark Enterprises! Plus: When Tony Stark is ordered to recover sensitive, top secret materials from Avengers Mansion, his duties as Secretary of State come into conflict with his standing as an Avenger in the most explosive way possible! Reeling from recent events, Captain America is forced to choose between his partner the fugitive Falcon and his principles while suffering an enigmatic battle fatigue that replays his worst failure and presents the Scarlet Witch as his only refuge. Meanwhile, all is not right within S.H.I.E.L.D. what does it have to do with a certain Red Skulled villain who’s been lurking in the background? Collects Thor 80 85, Iron Man 84 89, Captain America & The Falcon 5 7, and Captain America 29 32.
A lavish pop up book brings readers to the hip hop Mos Eisley Cantina on the planet Tatooine, where bounty hunters, scam artists, fugitives, and spies gather together, and a final spread features lights, gunfire, and cantina music.
Culled from the pages of the Star Wars Adventure Journal, one of the most popular Star Wars magazines in the field today, comes this exciting new short story collection. Here are stories from such award winning and New York Times bestselling authors as Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole and Kathy Tyers as well as exciting newcomers, including Erin Endom, Laurie Burns, and Patricia A. Jackson. From the desperate flight of a civilian mail courier carrying vital Rebel intelligence through an Imperial blockade, to a suicidal commando raid on an impregnable Imperial prison, to a Corellian smuggler mysteriously hired by an actor turned Jedi Knight turned Imperial assassin for one final transformation, these tales capture all the high adventure, imaginative genius, and nonstop action that are the hallmarks of the Star Wars saga. What’s more, the centerpiece of this magnificent collection is the short novel Side Trip, the first ever collaboration between Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole, in which a freighter smuggling arms for the Rebels is commandeered by an Imperial Star Destroyer led by a mysterious helmeted figure who claims to be the notorious bounty hunter Jodo Kast. It is all part of a devious plan that includes Hal and Corran Horn, who are working undercover to nail the infamous Corellian warlord Zekka Thyne. But one slip up can get them all killed. Collected for the first time, Star Warsr: Tales from the Empire is one book no fan will want to be without.r, TM and c 1997 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
Four Cassettes, 6 hrs. abridgedRead byIn the years since the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the Republic has continued to crumble, and more and more, the Jedi are needed to help the galactic government maintain order. As Star Wars: Episode II opens, Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker have just returned from a mission on a world called Ansion. Written by beloved Star Wars veteran Alan Dean Foster, and starring a new character from the upcoming movie, The Approaching Storm tells the story of that daring mission. The Republic is decaying, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who was elected to save the galaxy from collapsing under the forces of discontent. On the tiny but strategic planet of Ansion, a powerful faction is on the verge of joining the growing secessionist movement. The urban dwellers wish to expand into the prairies outside their cities the ancestral territory of the fierce, independent Ansion nomads. If their demands are not met, they will secede an act that could jump start a chain reaction of withdrawal and rebellion by other worlds of the Republic. At the Chancellor’s request, the Jedi Council sends two Jedi Knights, Obi Wan Kenobi and Luminara Unduli, to resolve the conflict and negotiate with the elusive nomads. Undaunted, Obi Wan and Luminara, along with their Padawans Anakin Skywalker and Barriss Offee, set out across the wilderness. Many perils lie waiting to trap them. The Jedi will have to fulfill near impossible tasks, befriend wary strangers, and influence two great armies to complete their quest, stalked all the while by an enemy sworn to see the negotiations collapse and the mission fail…
Another thrilling adventure featuring Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan facing off against the tempting dark side. Anakin Skywalker is a model Jedi student…
but there’s a restlessness that lurks underneath. Can his Master, Obi Wan Kenobi, rein him in?
Han Solo and Leia Organa take center stage, and stunning revelations from the past play a critical role in shaping the future, as the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star now turns to a crucial chapter in the classic Star Wars saga. The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and victory at the Battle of Endor by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art lost in transit after the planet’s destruction has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price…
but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals the key to a code used to communicate with New Republic agents deep undercover within the Empire. Discovery of the key by Imperial forces would spell certain disaster. The only option is recovery and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C 3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction. But trouble is waiting when they arrive: an Imperial Star Destroyer is orbiting Tatooine on the lookout for Rebels; a mysterious stranger at the auction seems to recognize Leia; and an Imperial officer s aggressive bidding for the Alderaanian painting could foil the Solos mission. When a dispute erupts into violence, and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure peddlers get there first. Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. Already haunted by the specter of her infamous father, and fearful that his evil may infect future generations, she has suffered a disturbing Force vision of Luke turning to the dark side. As she battles beside Han against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine s savage Tusken Raiders, Leia s struggle with the warring emotions inside her culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny…
and that of the New Republic. From the Hardcover edition.
Count Dooku has discovered a conspiracy that he wants stopped. He knows just the bounty hunter to stop it. Jango Fett.
Four generations of Jedi come together in this must have Star Wars special edition, an all new story featuring Yoda, Obi Wan, Qui Gon, and the evil Count Dooku…
before he turns bad.4 Masters. 4 Apprentices. Yoda and Dooku. Dooku and Qui Gon. Qui Gon and Obi Wan the focus of the best selling Jedi Apprentice series. Obi Wan and Anakin featured in the best selling Jedi Quest series. One enemy. A Jedi student with a dark streak at the beginning of the book, he becomes a powerful and potentially dangerous planetary leader whose help Obi Wan and Anakin will need in the Clone Wars.
Enter the explosive universe of
STAR WARS GALAXIES:
AN EMPIRE DIVIDED!
It is a time of great turmoil. The oppressive Empire is close to seizing complete control of the galaxy. The ragtag guerrilla army of the Rebel Alliance fights on, striking wherever it can, but now something has come to light that could spell certain doom. Hidden in the Jedi ruins of Dantooine is a Holocron containing a list of high level Rebel sympathizers. If that list were to fall into the hands of Darth Vader, the Rebel Alliance would lose its most valued support and possibly the war itself.
As an Imperial bio engineer who frequently visits other worlds, Dusque Mistflier is the perfect cover for a Rebel who needs to travel far and wide without arousing suspicion. And so she agrees to help Rebel spy Finn Darktrin in his quest to recover the crucial Holocron. Despite help from Han, Luke, and Leia, the mission is fraught with peril. And as their journey takes them into the fiery belly of the beast that is galactic civil war, Dusque and Finn will learn that the hardest part of all is figuring out whose side you re on and how far you re willing to go to win…
It began as the ultimate voyage of discovery only to become the stuff of lost Republic legend…
and a dark chapter in Jedi history. Now, at last, acclaimed author Timothy Zahn returns to tell the whole extraordinary story of the remarkable and doomed Outbound Flight Project.
The Clone Wars have yet to erupt when Jedi Master Jorus C baoth petitions the Senate for support of a singularly ambitious undertaking. Six Jedi Masters, twelve Jedi Knights, and fifty thousand men, women, and children will embark aboard a gargantuan vessel, equipped for years of travel on a mission to contact intelligent life and colonize undiscovered worlds beyond the known galaxy. The government bureaucracy threatens to scuttle the expedition before it can even start until Master C baoth foils a murderous conspiracy plot, winning him the political capital he needs to set in motion the dream of Outbound Flight.
Or so it would seem. For unknown to the famed Jedi Master, the successful launch of the mission is secretly being orchestrated by an unlikely ally: the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, who has his own reasons for wanting Outbound Flight to move forward…
and, ultimately, to fail.
Yet Darth Sidious is not the mission’s most dangerous challenge. Once underway, the starship crosses paths at the edge of Unknown Space with the forces of the alien Chiss Ascendancy and the brilliant mastermind best known as Thrawn. Even Jedi Knight Obi Wan Kenobi, aboard Outbound Flight with his young Padawan student, Anakin Skywalker, cannot help avert disaster. Thus what begins as a peaceful Jedi mission is violently transformed into an all out war for survival against staggering odds and the most diabolical of adversaries.
Timothy Zahn s unique mix of espionage, political gamesmanship, and deadly interstellar combat breathes electrifying life into a Star Wars legend.
Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been mmore evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion-fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge-must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness.
The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else’s war-and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector-agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade-all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke-is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places-while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way.
But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire’s concerns. For Imperial Stormtrooper Daric LaRone, his faith in the Empire shaken by the wanton destruction of Alderaan, will commit a sudden and violent act of defiance, and take four other enforcers with him, in a desperate bid to elude their masters’ wrath.
Each of these fateful actions, whether sanctioned, secret, or scandalous, will expose brutality and corruption, spur upheavals destined to shake the Empire to its core, and shape momentous events yet to come.
THAT S NO MOON. Obi Wan KenobiThe Death Star‘s name says it all, with bone chilling accuracy. It is a virtual world unto itself equipped with uncanny power for a singularly brutal purpose: to obliterate entire planets in the blink of an eye. Its annihilation of the planet Alderaan, at the merciless command of Grand Moff Tarkin, lives in infamy. And its own ultimate destruction, at the hands of Luke Skywalker, is the stuff of legend. But what is the whole story, and who are the players, behind the creation of this world killing satellite of doom?The near extermination of the Jedi order cleared the way for Palpatine power hungry Senator and Sith Lord to seize control of the Republic, declare himself Emperor, and usher in a fearsome, totalitarian regime. But even with the dreaded Darth Vader enforcing Palpatine s sinister will, the threat of rebellion still looms. And the Emperor knows that only abject fear and the ability to punish dissent with devastating consequences can ensure his unchallenged control of the galaxy. Enter ambitious and ruthless government official Wilhuff Tarkin, architect of the Emperor s terrifying dream come true. From inception to completion, construction of the unprecedented Death Star is awash in the intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and daring gambits of those involved on every level. The brightest minds and boldest egos, the most ambitious and corrupt, the desperate and the devious, all have a stake in the Death Star and its potential to control the fate of the galaxy. Soldiers and slaves, loyalists and Rebels, spies and avengers, the innocent and the evil all their paths and fates will cross and intertwine as the Death Star moves from its maiden voyage to its final showdown. And a shadowy chapter of Star Wars history is stunningly illuminated in a thrilling, unforgettable adventure. From the Hardcover edition.
THAT S NO MOON. Obi Wan KenobiThe Death Star’s name says it all, with bone chilling accuracy. It is a virtual world unto itself equipped with uncanny power for a singularly brutal purpose: to obliterate entire planets in the blink of an eye. Its annihilation of the planet Alderaan, at the merciless command of Grand Moff Tarkin, lives in infamy. And its own ultimate destruction, at the hands of Luke Skywalker, is the stuff of legend. But what is the whole story, and who are the players, behind the creation of this world killing satellite of doom?The near extermination of the Jedi order cleared the way for Palpatine power hungry Senator and Sith Lord to seize control of the Republic, declare himself Emperor, and usher in a fearsome, totalitarian regime. But even with the dreaded Darth Vader enforcing Palpatine s sinister will, the threat of rebellion still looms. And the Emperor knows that only abject fear and the ability to punish dissent with devastating consequences can ensure his unchallenged control of the galaxy. Enter ambitious and ruthless government official Wilhuff Tarkin, architect of the Emperor s terrifying dream come true. From inception to completion, construction of the unprecedented Death Star is awash in the intrigues, hidden agendas, unexpected revelations, and daring gambits of those involved on every level. The brightest minds and boldest egos, the most ambitious and corrupt, the desperate and the devious, all have a stake in the Death Star and its potential to control the fate of the galaxy. Soldiers and slaves, loyalists and Rebels, spies and avengers, the innocent and the evil all their paths and fates will cross and intertwine as the Death Star moves from its maiden voyage to its final showdown. And a shadowy chapter of Star Wars history is stunningly illuminated in a thrilling, unforgettable adventure. From the Hardcover edition.
Hermit. Mentor. General. Jedi. Overlooked as a Padawan, he was to become one of the most revered Masters of all. Sworn to serve the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order, his own apprentice would bring about their destruction. Powerless to retrieve Darth Vader from the dark side, he would train the only one who could. NYT bestselling author Ryder Windham brings together Obi Wan’s full life story, from his first meeting with Anakin Skywalker to his final meeting with Darth Vader and beyond.
The complete biography of a celebrated character.
An ancient Sith ship hurtles into the future carrying a lethal cargo that could forever destroy Luke Skywalker’s hopes for peace. The Civil War is almost over when Jedi Knight Jaden Korr experiences a Force vision so intense he must act. Enlisting two salvage jocks and their ship, Jaden sets out into space. Someone or something appears to be in distress. But what Jaden and his crew find confounds them. A five thousand year old dreadnaught bringing with it a full force of Sith and one lone Jedi has inadvertently catapulted eons from the past into the present. The ship s weapons may not be cutting edge, but its cargo, a special ore that makes those who use the dark side nearly invincible, is unsurpassed. The ancient Jedi on board is determined to destroy the Sith. But for Jaden, even more is at stake: for his vision has led him to uncover a potentially indestructible threat to everything the Jedi Order stands for.
Before they met with Luke and Obi Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, the closest Han Solo and Chewbacca came to galactic politics was a few choice maneuvers around Imperial blockades. Instead, their life was spent rambling through the Outer Rim, flying fast, and taking quick jobs to get from place to place along with a few close calls along the way! This new series follows Han and Chewie throughout this time in fully illustrated, easy to read lighthearted adventures, created especially with young readers in mind.
Before Luke met Obi Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, the closest thing Han Solo and Chewbacca came to galactic politics was a few choice maneuvers around imperial blockades. Instead their lives were spent rambling through the Outer Rim, flying fast, and taking quick jobs to get from place to place with a few close calls along the way. This new series follows Han and Chewie thoughout time in fully illustrated, easy to read, lighthearted adventures, created especially with young readers in mind.
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn comes a brand new Star Wars adventure, set in the time between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and featuring the young Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and the beloved Mara Jade. The fate of the Rebellion rests on Luke Skywalker’s next move. But have the rebels entered a safe harbor or a death trap?Eight months after the Battle of Yavin, the Rebellion is in desperate need of a new base. So when Governor Ferrouz of Candoras Sector proposes an alliance, offering the Rebels sanctuary in return for protection against the alien warlord Nuso Esva, Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie are sent to evaluate the deal. Mara Jade, the Emperor s Hand, is also heading for Candoras, along with the five renegade stormtroopers known as the Hand of Judgment. Their mission: to punish Ferrouz s treason and smash the Rebels for good. But in this treacherous game of betrayals within betrayals, a wild card is waiting to be played. Don t miss the new novella by Timothy Zahn, Crisis of Faith, featured in the 20th anniversary edition of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire
SOME GAMES ARE PLAYED FOR LIFE OR DEATH. Javul Charn is the most famous pop star in the galaxy and the runaway bride of a violent lieutenant in Black Sun, the crime syndicate commanded by Prince Xizor. Or so Javul says. Soon after Dash Rendar, broke and desperate, agrees to be Javul’s bodyguard, he realizes that openness is not her strong suit and that murder is stalking her tour. Between the discovery of dead bodies in a cargo hold and an attack by an unidentified warship, Dash and co pilot Eaden Vrill desperately try to understand who is terrorizing Javul s tour and why. When Han Solo suddenly joins Javul s road show, the stakes are raised even higher. Now Dash, who has a history with Han and an even worse history with Prince Xizor, follows his instincts, his discoveries, and Javul herself straight into a world that may be too dangerous to survive.
An original adventure featuring Jedi Kerra Holt star of the hot new Dark Horse Knight Errant comic series A thousand years before Luke Skywalker, a generation before Darth Bane, in a galaxy far, far away…
The Republic is in crisis. The Sith roam unchecked, vying with one another to dominate the galaxy. But one lone Jedi, Kerra Holt, is determined to take down the Dark Lords. Her enemies are strange and many: Lord Daiman, who imagines himself the creator of the universe; Lord Odion, who intends to be its destroyer; the curious siblings Quillan and Dromika; the enigmatic Arkadia. So many warring Sith weaving a patchwork of brutality with only Kerra Holt to defend the innocents caught underfoot. Sensing a sinister pattern in the chaos, Kerra embarks on a journey that will take her into fierce battles against even fiercer enemies. With one against so many, her only chance of success lies with forging alliances among those who serve her enemies including a mysterious Sith spy and a clever mercenary general. But will they be her adversaries or her salvation? Includes a special, full color excerpt from the Dark Horse comic Star Wars: Knight Errant
The most anticipated Star Wars biography yet!One of the most feared villains of all time. One of the most iconic characters of the Star Wars saga. One incredible story. Features new, never before told secrets about Darth Maul!
Aces and Jokers Wild! In 1945, an alien virus released over Manhattan changed the world forever. Ninety percent of the people exposed to the Wild Card virus died, and some say they were the lucky ones. Of the survivors, ninety percent were mutated into the hideous freaks known as ‘Jokers’. Only a rare one percent became ‘Aces,’ people gifted with superhuman powers. In 1985 George R.R. Martin and a stellar group of authors introduced readers to the world of Wild Cards, and now the series spans more than a dozen anthologies and novels. In the summer of 2008 players of Mutants & Masterminds can make this world their own for the first time with the Wild Cards campagin setting, written by series author John Jos. Miller. Inside this beautifully illustrated book you will find a full history the setting, profiles and game stats for dozens of major characters, background information and rules on the Wild Card virus, an introductory adventure, and advice on running your own WildCards campaign.