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Author(s): Christopher L. Bennett
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket ENT
Rise of the Federation
Published: 25 March 2014
Pages: 368
Stardate: Unknown (2164)
Reference(s): ISBN 9781476749648 (paperback)
ISBN 9781476749662 (eBook)

Tower of Babel is a forthcoming Pocket ENT novel. Written by Christopher L. Bennett, the novel is the second in the Rise of the Federation series, and was released on 25 March 2014.

Bennett announced the novel on 8 April 2013. [1]


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The United Federation of Planets has weathered its first major crisis, but its growing pains are just beginning. Admiral Jonathan Archer hopes to bring the diverse inhabitants of the powerful and prosperous Rigel system into the Federation, jump-starting the young nation's growth and stabilizing a key sector of space. Archer and the Federation's top diplomats journey to the planetoid Babel to debate Rigel's admission…but a looming presidential race heats up the idealogical divide within the young nation, jeopardizing the talks and threatening to undo the fragile unity Archer has worked so hard to preserve.
Meanwhile, the sinister Orion Syndicate recruits new allies of its own, seeking to beat the Federation at its own game. Determined to keep Rigel out of the union, they help a hostile Rigelian faction capture sensitive state secrets along with Starfleet hostages, including a young officer with a vital destiny. Captain Malcolm Reed, Captain T'Pol, and their courageous crews must now brave the wonders and dangers of Rigel's many worlds to track down the captives before the system is plunged into all-out war.

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