Star Trek: Picard Prequel Book Will Follow Cristóbal Rios

The Star Trek Universe is expanding once again. Starting August, fans of Captain Rios will get the chance to discover more about the new hero in the upcoming Star Trek: Picard: Rogue Elements novel. The book comes from the pen of author John Jackson Miller, who has already written several Star Trek stories. It will expand on the history of the former Starfleet commander. The character made his on-screen debut in the first season of Star Trek: Picardwhere actor Santiago Cabrera portrayed him. In the story, Rios pilots a starship called La Sirena, before joining Picard to search for Bruce Maddox.

You can see the Star Trek: Picard: Rogue Elements cover here below.

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The official synopsis for Star Trek: Picard: Rogue Elements reads:

“Starfleet was everything for Cristóbal Rios—until one horrible, inexplicable day when it all went wrong. Aimless and adrift, he grasps at a chance for a future as an independent freighter captain in an area betrayed by the Federation, the border region with the former Romulan Empire. His greatest desire: to be left alone. But solitude isn’t in the cards for the captain of La Sirena, who falls into debt to a roving gang of hoodlums from a planet whose society is based on Prohibition-era Earth. Teamed against his will with Ledger, his conniving overseer, Rios begins an odyssey that brings him into conflict with outlaws and fortune seekers, with power brokers and relic hunters across the stars.

“Exotic loves and locales await—as well as dangers galore—and Rios learns the hard way that good crewmembers are hard to find, even when you can create your own. And while his meeting with Jean-Luc Picard is years away, Rios finds himself drawing on the Starfleet legend’s experiences when he discovers a mystery that began on one of the galaxy’s most important days.”

Star Trek: Picard: Rogue Elements hits the stores on Aug. 17.

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