FROM THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STAR TREK ®: A TIME TO HEAL, THE START OF A NEW EPIC IN THE ERA OF THE ORIGINAL SERIES Returning from its historic first voyage to the edge of the galaxy, the damaged U.S.S. Enterprise™ journeys through the Taurus Reach, a vast and little-known region of... show more
FROM THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STAR TREK ®: A TIME TO HEAL, THE START OF A NEW EPIC IN THE ERA OF THE ORIGINAL SERIES Returning from its historic first voyage to the edge of the galaxy, the damaged U.S.S. Enterprise™ journeys through the Taurus Reach, a vast and little-known region of space in which a new starbase has been unexpectedly established. Puzzled by the Federation's interest in an area so far from its borders and so near the xenophobic Tholian Assembly, Captain James T. Kirk orders the Enterprise to put in for repairs at the new space station: Starbase 47, also known as Vanguard. As Kirk ponders the mystery of the enormous base, he begins to suspect that there is much more to Vanguard than meets the eye. It's a suspicion shared by the Tholians, the Orions, and the Klingon Empire, each of whom believes that there are less than benign motives behind the Federation's sudden and unexplained desire to explore and colonize the Taurus Reach. But when a calamity deep within the Reach threatens to compromise Starfleet's continued presence in the region, Kirk, Spock, and several key specialists from the Enterprise must assist Vanguard's crew in investigating the cause of the disaster and containing the damage. In the process, they learn the true purpose behind the creation of Vanguard, and what the outcome of its mission may mean for life throughout that part of the galaxy. Inside: Bonus diagrams of Vanguard station!
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 26th 2005
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
Series: Vanguard (#1)
A new Star Trek series, set in the early period of Kirk's command of the Enterprise.The action focuses on Starbase 47, also known as Vanguard. Situated between Klingon & Tholian space, it's build was significantly fast-tracked by the UFP for reasons unknown.It now houses a mix of alien races both as...
This was actually my third time reading this book - but the first time I actually felt like writing a review... Harbinger is the first part of a books-only Trek-series. It's set on the huge space station Vanguard in the Taurus Reach, a region of space remote from the rest of Federation territory...
The promise shown in parts of [b:The Sorrows of Empire Star Trek Mirror Universe] (my review here) is proven in Harbinger. There are still portions that read episodically or as if he were just trying to put familiar TOS characters into a scene but overall the story moves along at a good pace and the...