Star Trek: Titan
Taking Wing (2005) by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels

AuthorVarious
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction
PublisherPocket Books
Published2005–2017
Media type
No. of books10

Star Trek: Titan is a series of science fiction novels which detail the adventures of Captain William T. Riker, and the crew of the USS Titan. The series was published by Simon & Schuster imprints Pocket Books, Pocket Star, and Gallery Books from 2005 to 2017. The novels are set after the events depicted in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis. Captain Riker, and his wife Deanna Troi, served aboard the USS Enterprise under the command of Jean-Luc Picard. Both were introduced in The Next Generation episode "Encounter at Farpoint". Other recurring characters include Tuvok, from Voyager, and Alyssa Ogawa, also from The Next Generation.

Concept

In the beginning of the 2002 feature film Star Trek Nemesis, Commander William Riker, who has served as First Officer under Captain Jean-Luc Picard for fifteen years aboard two different starships named Enterprise, marries his longtime on-again, off-again love, ship's counselor, Commander Deanna Troi. By the end of the film, Riker has been promoted to Captain, and he and Troi transfer to the USS Titan, Riker's first permanent command. According to the Titan series book description at Amazon.com, the series take place in what is regarded as a new era, following a decade of conflict between the Federation and enemies such as the Borg, the Cardassians, the Klingons, and the Dominion. Starfleet is renewing its mission of peaceful exploration and diplomacy, a mission spearheaded by the Titan, which in addition to Riker and Troi, is manned by "the most biologically varied and culturally diverse crew in Starfleet history." Their first mission, in the debut novel, Taking Wing, is to set up power-sharing talks among the various Romulan factions that, in the wake of Praetor Shinzon's death in Nemesis, threaten to plunge the Romulan Empire into civil war.[1]

Characters

Flagship

The USS Titan (NCC-80102), a Luna-class starship, was designed by Sean Tourangeau in 2005, who entered his concept into a "design the Starship Titan" contest hosted by Simon & Schuster.[3] Tourangeau's design was never seen on-screen in any Star Trek film or television series, only recreated on various book covers, therefore it was not canon. In 2020, a variant of Tourangeau's Titan design was featured in an episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks.[4]

In Decipher, Inc.'s Star Trek Customizable Card Game, the Titan is identified as a Prometheus-class starship. However, the Luna class is available in Star Trek Online, as one of three designs used for the "Tier-5 Reconnaissance Science Vessel".

Novels

Not all novels are numbered by Simon & Schuster.[5][6] Absent Enemies (2014), by John Jackson Miller, was published as an ebook exclusive.

No. Title Author(s) Date ISBN
1 Taking Wing Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels March 29, 2005 0-7434-9627-2
2 The Red King September 27, 2005 0-7434-9628-0
3 Orion's Hounds Christopher L. Bennett December 27, 2005 1-4165-0950-X
4 Sword of Damocles Geoffrey Thorne November 27, 2007 978-1-4165-2694-0
5 Over a Torrent Sea Christopher L. Bennett February 24, 2009 978-1-4165-9497-0
6 Synthesis James Swallow October 27, 2009 978-1-4391-0914-4
Fallen Gods Michael A. Martin July 31, 2012 978-1-4516-6062-3
Absent Enemies John Jackson Miller February 24, 2014 978-1-4767-6299-9
Sight Unseen James Swallow September 29, 2015 978-1-4767-8316-1
Fortune of War David Mack November 28, 2017 978-1-5011-5200-9

Related novels

Titan characters and settings appear in the following novels and short stories:

Title Author(s) Date ISBN
Tales from the Captain's Table (anthology)
   – "Improvisations on the Opal Sea" by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Keith DeCandido, ed. June 14, 2005 1-4165-0520-2
Gods of Night
  (Destiny, Book 1)
David Mack September 30, 2008 978-1-4165-5171-3
Mere Mortals
  (Destiny, Book 2)
October 28, 2008 978-1-4165-5172-0
Lost Souls
  (Destiny, Book 3)
November 25, 2008 978-1-4165-5175-1
Shards and Shadows (anthology)
   – "Empathy" by Christopher L. Bennett
  (Mirror Universe)
Marco Palmieri and Margaret Clark, eds. January 6, 2009 978-1-4165-5850-7
Seize the Fire
  (Typhon Pact, Book 2)
Michael A. Martin November 30, 2010 978-1-4391-6782-3
Watching the Clock
  (Department of Temporal Investigations)
Christopher L. Bennett April 26, 2011 978-1-4516-0625-6
The Poisoned Chalice
  (The Fall, Book 4)
James Swallow November 26, 2013 978-1-4767-2222-1

See also

References

  1. ^ "Taking Wing (Star Trek: Titan, Book 1); Book Description". Amazon.com. March 29, 2005.
  2. ^ Section 31: Rogue
  3. ^ Palmieri, Marco. "U.S.S. Titan Design Winner Announced", Slice of SciFi, October 9, 2005
  4. ^ "No Small Parts". Star Trek: Lower Decks. Season 1. Episode 10. 2020-10-08. Event occurs at 26:52. CBS All Access.
  5. ^ Swallow, James (2013-05-04). Synthesis. Star Trek: Titan. 6. New York: Pocket Books/Star Trek. ISBN 978-1-4767-4749-1. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  6. ^ Martin, Michael A. (2014-04-12). Fallen Gods. Star Trek: Titan. New York: Pocket Books/Star Trek. ISBN 978-1-4767-8627-8. Retrieved 2019-01-06.