The U.S.S. Discovery‘s specialty is using its spore-based hub drive to jump great distances faster than any warp-faring vessel in Starfleet. To do this, Lieutenant Paul Stamets navigates the ship through the recently revealed mycelial network, a subspace domain Discovery can briefly transit but in which it cannot remain. After responding to a startling distress call originating from within the network, the Discovery crew find themselves trapped in an inescapable realm where they will surely perish unless their missing mycelial fuel is found or restored. Is the seemingly human man found alone and alive inside the network the Starfleet officer he claims to be, or an impostor created by alien intruders who hope to extract themselves from the mycelial plane at the expense of all lives aboard Discovery?
Amazon Kindle App continues to be garbage, all apostrophes in this novel were character encoded with “& 51343” instead of the actual punctuation. That’s the worst thing that I have to say about this novel though, because Dave Galanter really knocked it out of the park here, he’s written the best Discovery story that I’ve read yet. He’s captured everyone’s voices perfect and I had to laugh out loud several times when a series of conversations all ended exactly how I would want them to on the show.