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Allegiance in Exile is a Pocket TOS novel written by David R. George III. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in January 2013.


From the book jacket
A beautiful green world, rich in fertile soil and temperate climate… a textbook Class-M planet that should be teeming with life. Scans show no life-signs, but there are refined metals, including those associated with a space-faring race… and a lone city. But where are all of the inhabitants? Captain James T. Kirk leads a landing party from the USS Enterprise, hoping to get some answers.
The away team discovers a city in ruins, covered by dust, utterly bereft of life. Tricorder readings indicate that this is no ancient metropolis – it has been deserted only for a year. And just beyond the citadel lies what appears to be an ancient spaceport… a graveyard of ships that have clearly been sabotaged.
With these ruins too far from either the Klingon or the Romulan Empires, the Enterprise crew can only wonder: Who could have done this? And could this unnamed threat now pose an imminent danger to the Federation?

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Background information

  • The novel was originally listed under the title The Red Ensign; however, George quickly noted that that title was created by Pocket Books editorial for contractual purposes, and was not final. [1]
  • Cover design by Alan Dingman.
  • The novel links in with the Deep Space Nine relaunch series, and features the Bajorans as well as the Ascendants (β).

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