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More Beautiful Than Death is an upcoming novel by David Mack set to be released in 2020. The novel was originally intended to be the third original novel based in the alternate reality established by Star Trek.

Summary Edit

From the publisher's catalog
An all-new adventure featuring the new USS Enterprise crew on a mission to broker a Federation trade agreement, from critically acclaimed Star Trek author David Mack.
Captain Kirk leads the crew of the Enterprise on a mission to Akiron, a world known for its rich dilithium deposits and isolationist government. Aboard is Spock's father, Ambassador Sarek, who is hoping to set up a trade agreement for the Federation with the planet. Pleased that the Federation has entrusted him with this mission, Kirk pledges everyone on Enterprise will grant the ambassador their full cooperation. Spock is happy to see his father and his Vulcan staff putting the destruction of their world behind them. But Sarek, however, has a secondary agenda while on board Enterprise

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Background informationEdit

  • The novel was announced at the Shore Leave convention on 10 July 2009.
  • Originally due to be released in July 2010, and having received solicitation in the Summer 2010 publishers' catalog, the novel – along with the other three releases based on Star Trek – was announced as being placed "on hold" on 14 January 2010. [1]
  • On 1 August 2019, it was announced that the novel was back on the schedule, and would be published in August 2020. [2]

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