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Fear Itself is a Pocket DIS novel – the third novel in the series – written by James Swallow. Published by Gallery Books, it was first released in trade paperback in June 2018.


From the book jacket
Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators… and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the USS Shenzhou. But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races. To survive, he will need to seek a path of peace against all odds, and risk compromising the very ideals he has sworn to uphold…

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Background information

The novel's title, author, and synopsis were announced at on 8 December 2017. [1]

In 2019, Fear Itself was nominated for a Scribe Award in the "Original Novel — Speculative" category. [2]

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