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Star Trekfans and film audiences know that Sulu -- the Enterprisehelmsman from The Original Series memorably portrayed by George Takei, went on to captain his own ship, the USS Excelsior.But the harrowing circumstances that led to his first command have never been revealed ...until now. Forged in Fireprovides a long-missing link in Star Trek history, bridging past and future with an account of turmoil within the Klingon Empire which threatens to spill over into the Federation -- and of the personal vendettas that stretch from one generation to the next. A vicious pirate known as The Albino is cutting a deadly swath across space, driven by need and motivated by malice. But his genocidal plans have unimagined consequences, as the human boy he orphaned long ago joins forces with several unlikely allies -- three Klingon captains and a hotheaded Federation diplomat who carries a closely guarded secret -- to bring The Albino to justice. Tempered in the flames of shared adversity, a captaincy is won, a Blood Oath sworn, and the fate of a civilization is decided.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781416547167
ISBN-10: 1416547169
Format: Paperback
(171mm x 106mm x 25mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael A. Martin

Michael A. Martin's solo short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He has also coauthored (with Andy Mangels) several Star Trek comics for Marvel and Wildstorm and numerous Star Trek novels and eBooks, including the USA Today bestseller Titan: Book One: Taking Wing; Titan: Book Two: The Red King; the Sy Fy Genre Award-winning Star Trek: Worlds of Deep Space 9 Book Two: Trill -- Unjoined; Star Trek: The Lost Era 2298 -- The Sundered; Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Mission: Gamma: Vol. Three: Cathedral; Star Trek: The Next Generation: Section 31 -- Rogue; Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers #30 and #31 ("Ishtar Rising" Books 1 and 2); stories in the Prophecy and Change, Tales of the Dominion War, and Tales from the Captain's Table anthologies; and three novels based on the Roswell television series. His most recent novels include Enterprise: The Romulan War and Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many. 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 best-selling author and co-author of over a dozen novels cowritten with Michael A. Martin. He is also the best-selling author of several nonfiction books, including Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Characters and Animation on DVD: The Ultimate Guide.

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