BlurbAboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.
She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea.
As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life—until now.
The novel is set one year prior to the shows first episode and one year after the events of TOS original pilot The Cage.
A second novel, penned by Dayton Ward was also announced during the panel, set to appear in early 2018. No title has been announced for this novel yet, but Dayton Ward revealed that it was set 10 years prior to the show.
Sources: StarTrek.com, Trekcore.com