Real World article(written from a Production point of view)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Cold Equations is a novel trilogy from Pocket Books, featuring characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The trilogy, written by David Mack, was released over three consecutive months (October 2012-December 2012). Mack revealed that contracts had been signed for the trilogy on 8 March 2011.  The trilogy title, and those of the individual novels, were announced in Star Trek Magazine issue 166.
Announcing the trilogy on his blog, Mack noted that, unlike his previous trilogy, Star Trek: Destiny, each novel in the Cold Equations series tells an individual story. 
- The Persistence of Memory
- Silent Weapons
- The Body Electric