The Stars Look Down
Novella in Declassified
Edited by Jaime Costas & Ed Schlesinger
The Taurus Reach: the source of a secret that has driven the great powers of the 23rd Century to risk everything in the race to control it. Now four new adventures—previously untold tales of the past and present, with hints of what it is yet to come—begin the next great phase in the Vanguard saga.
Witness the dawn of Starbase 47, as Ambassador Jetanien faces choices that will shape the future of Operation Vanguard; follow journalist Tim Pennington as he reaches a crossroads in his search for the truth; see how the crises on two colonies transform the lives of Diego Reyes and Rana Desai; and travel with Cervantes Quinn to a deadly confrontation that will change everything—all in one unforgettable Star Trek collection.
"Those who have read my reviews of the Vanguard series over the years will know that I have regarded it as one of the treats of the Star Trek novel universe…."
"[A]ll of these stories flesh out the characters in important ways. … Mack shifts the entire story up a gear with a fateful mission for Cervantes Quinn and Bridy Mac."
"A serious look at the themes of betrayal, trust and exploration that thread through the entire series."
"The characters … are complex and believable with an amazing amount of depth. The dialog is excellent."
"These four stories are very focused. … They all have cargo bays full of action and suspense that make the pages turn themselves."
"[A]n excellent read."
—Keith Brown, Reviews for Kicks