2006 was a strange time for Star Trek. It was the fortieth anniversary of the show, but the show was not currently on air. Enterprise had only recently been cancelled, and the next onscreen adventure would not appear until 2009. Star Trek was, for all intents and purposes, dead in the water. The good news though, is that Trek had survived in literary form. Free from the need to remain consistent with multiple television shows, the books had the chance to go pretty much crazy. This was the era of the relaunches, which continued The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager beyond what we saw on screen. It also heralded the age of original novel series.