(written from a Production point of view)
The Brave and the Bold is a novel duology, written by Keith R.A. DeCandido and published by Pocket Books in 2002 and 2003. Each novel contains two parts, covering each of Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager; a prologue in Book One takes place during Star Trek: Enterprise (making this the first story to feature all five of the live-action television series at the time).
The duology features the main crew of each series working with the crew of another ship to deal with the threat of the Malkus Artifacts – powerful weapons from an extinct civilization.
- The series was originally conceived by DeCandido in 1999, as a six-book crossover where starship captains would team up to face a common threat. Editor John Ordover liked the concept, but suggested that it would work better as a more pared down release. Six novels became four stories in two novels, which meant DeCandido could write all of them. (Voyages of Imagination, p. 454; Afterword, Book Two)