Last week (seems like last year, doesn’t it?), Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II, International released the first in a new series of eBooks continuing the celebrated fan series in literary format. Their first offering, “Friends and Foes” (written by Glenn E. Smith) was made available for free for download in multiple formats. The story takes place between the Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II episodes “Blood and Fire” and before “Enemy: Starfleet.”
The second eBook, titled “True To His Oath,” takes place between “Enemy: Starfleet” and the following episode that was released, “The Child.” This eBook is a novelette (about a third the length of the first eBook), also written by Glenn E. Smith but adapted from a story concept by Charles Root.
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II, International is a non-profit team based on Germany that is dedicated to preserving the legacy episodes of the venerable fan series and running its fan-club…and now they are expanding into publishing original literature based on the fan series based on the original Star Trek TV series.. Another three eBooks are already completed, with plans to issue the next one (another novelette) on January 31.
The group is now inviting fans to submit their own stories in eBook form that fit into the New Voyages universe. (Please note that any story chosen for publication may be rewritten by their team as needed, much like submitted TV scripts are rewritten by a show’s writing staff all the time. The original writer would, of course, be credited.) They will publish the best stories as free eBooks. You can e-mail your story ideas to Peter Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
To download the latest eBook (or the previous one), click here to visit their website’s eBook page.