April 2016 Cover
- 400 Pages
- April 2016
- $7.99 U.S.
By: Dayton Ward
| The Arctic Circle, 1845: Escaping the
tyranny under which their people have lived for generations, aliens
from a distant planet crash land on Earth’s inhospitable frozen wastes.
Surviving the harsh conditions will pose a challenge, but over time the
aliens will migrate to more populated areas, with decades passing as
they work to conceal their presence from their former oppressors, who
continue to hunt them at any cost.
San Francisco, 2283:
When a mysterious craft is detected entering the solar system, Admiral
James Kirk is dispatched by Starfleet to confront the vessel. He meets
with an emissary from the Iramahl, a previously unknown alien race who
have come in search of their brothers and sisters thought to have gone
missing in this area of space centuries earlier. Having recently thrown
off the last chains of subjugation by another species, the Ptaen, they
now believe their lost people hold the key to saving their entire race
from eventual extinction.
New York, 1970: Roberta
Lincoln, young protégé of the mysterious agent Gary
Seven, is shocked when she receives the oddest request for help—from
Now that was a great story!
If you've read most of the reviews at this site
you'll know I'm a fan of time travel stories and this one
Dayton Ward is one of my favourite Classic Trek authors.
He gets the characterizations right. I can picture
William Shatner or Leonard Nimoy saying the dialogue.
He's also invented unique and interesting aliens in the
Iramahl & Ptaen which is not an easy thing to do these days.
So, if you're up for a good time travel story,
I highly recommend this one!