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Celebrate the Ladies of Star Trek with 5 eBooks by and about Women

by  | March 20
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“We’re Starfleet Officers. Weird is part of the job.” —Captain Kathryn Janeway

When people find out I’m a Star Trek fan, the first question they ask is, “How did you get into Star Trek?” Followed by: “What series did you start with? There are so many!” A lot of Star Trek fans have sprawling answers to these questions, which tell their stories of growing into the many Star Trek series over many years.

My answer is simple: I stayed up late one night when I was eleven (for no particular reason other than that I was eleven and it was against the rules) and turned on the TV just in time to catch the midnight re-airing of Star Trek: Voyager. And there she was: Captain Kathryn Janeway, on the bridge of her very own starship. She stood there and took up space in a way I’d never seen any other woman do before. She had a presence

People turned to her (sometimes literally) for commands, permission, answers to questions. It wasn’t about her likability, or the pitch of her voice, or to whom she was married. It was about respect.

Night after night, I stayed up to watch Voyager. I started drinking coffee that year, too, probably because I was exhausted from staying up late on school nights, but also because Janeway did it, and I wanted to be just like her (though I did not yet have the grit to drink it the way she did: black).

My love of Star Trek, which began with Janeway and Voyager, stayed with me through the years, and now, two decades later, I’ve seen every episode of each Star Trek series, sometimes twice or three times over. But it all started with her.

So it’s an absolute honor to present to you, during Women’s History Month, a list of some of my favorite Star Trek tie-in novels, written by and about women. Enjoy the ladies of Star Trek.

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Seven of Nine

Seven of Nine

by Christie Golden

$8.99 $0.99

Discover the astonishing story of Seven of Nine—one of the most fascinating and unforgettable characters in Star Trek history.

Once she was Annika Hansen, an innocent child assimilated by the fearsome, all-conquering Borg. Now she is Seven of Nine, a unique mixture of human biology and Borg technology. Cut off from the collective that has been her only reality for most of her existence, and forced to join the crew of the USS Voyager, she must come to grips with her surprising new environment—and her own lost individuality.

Seven of Nine has already captured the imagination of fans all over the world. Now the most sensational new character of the twenty-fourth century stars in her first full-length novel. Resistance is futile.

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Catalyst of Sorrows

Catalyst of Sorrows

by Margaret Wander Bonanno

$8.99 $0.99

A lethal Romulan-trained agent turns against her masters on a dangerous quest into the heart of enemy territory in this thrilling Star Trek novel.

She was trained to be a killing machine.

Abandoned as a child, without home or family, past or future, Zetha survived only by her own cunning in the back alleys of Romulus before being taken by the Tal Shiar and remade into one of its deadliest weapons. But Zetha is about to undertake a mission unlike any in her experience.

The mysterious return of a virulent scourge thought to be long extinct threatens devastation on a scale almost too horrific to contemplate. Zetha’s only hope of stopping it is across the Neutral Zone—among the enemies of Romulus. Now Admiral Uhura, centenarian chief of Starfleet Intelligence, must decide what to do with the knowledge Zetha has risked her life to bring to her.

In order to stop the spread of the disease that is already ravaging the Romulan Empire, Uhura must assign a hand-picked team of Starfleet officers to covertly trace the contagion to its source and do whatever is necessary to contain it. But are they already too late?

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The Battle of Betazed

The Battle of Betazed

by Charlotte Douglas and Susan Kearney

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Counselor Deanna Troi and the crew of the USS Enterprise work to carry out a perilous and desperate plan to stop the invasion of her home planet of Betazed by the Dominion conquerors.

In the darkest hours of the Dominion War, as the Federation’s downfall seemed ever more certain, Jem’Hadar and Cardassian forces conquered Betazed, the homeworld of Deanna Troi. Their victory sent shock waves through the Alpha Quadrant, and put the Dominion within striking distance of Vulcan, Andor, Tellar, and possibly Earth itself.

To secure their position in the very heart of the Federation, the Cardassians begin constructing space station Sentok Nor in orbit of Betazed. The station is to serve as both the seat of the Dominion occupation and the site of horrific experiments by Cardassia’s foremost exobiologist, the infamous Dr. Crell Moset.

With Starfleet’s forces spread too thickly in the ongoing struggle to retake Betazed outright, the USS Enterprise along with some old and new friends, is deployed to carry out a dangerous and desperate plan. But no matter what the outcome, the consequences could alter Betazed irrevocably, forcing Deanna Troi to choose between her world’s survival and its very soul.

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Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars

Star Trek: Discovery: The Way to the Stars

by Una McCormack

An original novel based on the explosive new TV series Star Trek: Discovery!

Despite being an inexperienced Starfleet cadet, Sylvia Tilly became essential to the USS Discovery finding its way back home from the Mirror Universe. But how did she find that courage? From where did she get that steel? Who nurtured that spark of brilliance? The Way to the Stars recounts for fans everywhere the untold story of Tilly’s past.

It’s not easy being sixteen, especially when everyone expects great things from Tilly. It’s even harder when her mother and father are Federation luminaries, not to mention pressing her to attend one of the best schools that the Federation has to offer. Tilly wants to achieve great things—even though she hasn’t quite worked out how to do that or what it is she wants to do. But this year, everything will change for Tilly, as she about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime—an adventure that will take her ever closer to the stars…

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Atonement

Atonement

by Kirsten Beyer

An original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: Voyager—and the sequel to Protectors and Acts of Contrition!

Admiral Kathryn Janeway faces a tribunal determined to execute her for supposed crimes committed during Voyager’s maiden trek through the Delta Quadrant. Captain Chakotay knows that the Kinara, several species now allied against the Full Circle fleet, are not all they appear to be. The Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant—a pact he cannot trust—is his only hope for unraveling the Kinara’s true agenda and rescuing Admiral Janeway. Meanwhile, Seven and Tom Paris are forced to betray the trust of their superiors in a desperate bid to reveal the lengths to which a fellow officer has gone in the name of protecting the Federation from the legendary Caeliar.

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Lauren Jackson (also known as LJ) is the marketing and publicity manager for all Saga Press and Star Trek titles. During her nine years in publishing, she has held positions at Tor Books, William Morrow, and Penguin Random House, and has enjoyed working with an array of authors, from punk music legends to Michelin-starred chefs to cat whisperers. She is a huge fan of Star Trek, horror movies, true crime anything, and behavioral science. A proud born-and-bred Brooklynite, she still resides in that borough, and serves two cats named Jaime and Cersei.