Titan Taking Wing
Publication Date: August 11, 2012
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THE BEGINNING OF A NEW STAR TREK ® ODYSSEY
After almost a decade of strife against foes such as the Borg, the Cardassians, the Klingons, and the Dominion, the United Federation of Planets is at the dawn of a new era. Starfleet is renewing its mission of peaceful exploration, diplomacy, and the expansion of knowledge. Among the starships spearheading that endeavor is the U.S.S. Titan, commanded by Captain William T. Riker and manned by the most biologically varied and culturally diverse crew in Starfleet history.
But their mission does not begin according to plan.
In the wake of Star Trek ® Nemesis, Praetor Shinzon, slayer of the Romulan Senate, is dead. The power vacuum created by his demise has put the Romulan Star Empire, longtime adversary of the Federation, at the brink of civil war. Competing factions now vie for control of their fragmenting civilization, and if the empire should fall, that entire area of the galaxy may destabilize.
To restore order to the region, Titan 's long-anticipated mission of exploration is delayed as Starfleet assigns Riker to set up power-sharing talks among the Romulan factions. But even as the first tentative steps are taken toward building a new Romulus, the remnants of the Tal Shiar, the dreaded Romulan intelligence service, are regrouping behind the scenes for a power play of their own. With no other help available, Riker and the Titan crew become the last hope to prevent the quadrant from falling into chaos.
His work has also been published by Atlas Editions (in their "Star Trek Universe" subscription card series), "Star Trek Monthly, Dreamwatch", Grolier Books, Visible Ink Press, "The Oregonian", and Gareth Stevens, Inc., for whom he has penned several "World Almanac Library of the States" nonfiction books for young readers. He lives with his wife, Jenny, and their two sons in Portland, Oregon.
Andy Mangels is the "USA Today" bestselling author and coauthor of over a dozen novels -- including "Star Trek" and "Roswell books" -- all cowritten with Michael A. Martin. Flying solo, he is the bestselling author of several nonfiction books, including "Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Characters and Animation on DVD: The Ultimate Guide", as well as a significant number of entries for "The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes" as well as for its companion volume, "The Supervillain Book".
In addition to cowriting several more upcoming novels and contributing to anthologies, Andy has produced, directed, and scripted a series of sixteen half-hour DVD documentaries for BCI Eclipse, for inclusion in the "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" DVD box sets.
Andy has written hundreds of articles for entertainment and lifestyle magazines and newspapers in the United States, England, and Italy. He has also written licensed material based on properties from numerous film studios and Microsoft, and his two decades of comic book work has been published by DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Image, Innovation, and many others. He was the editor of the award-winning Gay Comics anthology for eight years.
Andy is a national award-winning activist in the Gay community, and has raised thousands of dollars for charities over the years. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his long-term partner, Don Hood, their dog, Bela, and their chosen son, Paul Smalley. Visit his website at www.andymangels.com.