But have there been any Trek novels featuring Uhura?
I could look it up, but I'm sure someone reading this knows more than I could possibly want to know. . .
Cover art (click for pop-up larger version) for The Lost Era: Catalyst of Sorrows:
"The mysterious return of a virulent scourge thought to be long extinct threatens devastation on a scale almost too horrific to contemplate. Zetha's only hope of stopping it is across the Neutral Zone-among the enemies of Romulus. Now Admiral Uhura, centenarian chief of Starfleet Intelligence, must decide what to do with the knowledge Zetha has risked her life to bring to her. In order to stop the spread of the disease that is already ravaging the Romulan Empire, Uhura must assign a hand-picked team of Starfleet officers to covertly trace the contagion to its source-and do whatever is necessary to contain it.
"But the world awaiting Lieutenant Benjamin Sisko, Lieutenant Tuvok, Dr. Selar, and Zetha herself is a hot zone of secrets, deceptions and subtle machinations, revealing an imminent holocaust beyond anything the away team expected, or what they could hope to combat."
I like the sound of that.
Any of the other books in this series any good? Swear the only Trek novels I've read were John Ford's How Much for Just the Planet? and pretty much anything with Diane Duane's name on it.
Like I said, I follow creators.
And she's one of the good ones.
Update: And there are some nice blurbs on her site about Margaret Wander Bonanno, author of the upcoming book. Plus:
"Margaret Wander Bonanno is savvy, creative, and deliciously naughty. The lady can write."
- Nichelle Nichols: Star Trek's Uhura
Ok, all I needed to hear. I'll give you a review when I finish it.
Update 2: Well. It's already available as an e-book from Fictionwise. $5.99, more or less with various rebates. I've bought some short stories from them, but never a novel. Anyone have any experience reading one like that?