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Some 2014 Trek Books

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Some of the Simon & Schuster Star Trek 2014 book line-up has been announced.

The stories will run the gamut from ones set in the original series timeframe to ones set after Star Trek: Voyager.

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These Are The Voyages UK And European Debut

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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Fans of Marc Cushman‘s These are the Voyages TOS Season One living in the UK, France, and Germany can now purchase the book.

Jacobs Brown Press has also announced the publication of These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two.

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Mulgrew To Pen Bio

Friday, November 8th, 2013

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For fans of Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew, the future will bring a memoir from the actress.

Little, Brown and Company announced the book, as of yet untitled.

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Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years Book Review

Friday, November 1st, 2013

 

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The Story

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years, written by David A. Goodman, is an “in universe” history of Star Trek that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.

The book “chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind’s First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, the Romulan War in 2156, the creation of the Federation in 2161, and the first 150 years of the intergalactic democracy up until the year 2311. Meticulously researched, this account covers a multitude of alien species, decisive battles, and the technology that made the Age of Exploration possible. It includes field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence.”

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Mack Destiny Deal

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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David Mack‘s Star Trek Destiny trilogy is available today on Kindle for a reduced price.

The series includes: Star Trek Destiny Book 1 Gods of Night, Book II Mere Mortals, and Book III Lost Souls.

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Trek Author Launches Kickstarter For Superhero Novel

Friday, October 18th, 2013

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Star Trek author Michael Jan Friedman has begun a new Kickstarter campaign to finance his new novel featuring a young-adult superhero who is also a cancer survivor.

The campaign, which started last night, hopes to raise five thousand dollars.

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Fan Phenomena Star Trek Book Review

Friday, October 4th, 2013

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The Story:

Fan Phenomena, a new series of books that explore the fan culture of various popular television shows, movies and actors, released one that covers Star Trek fandom.

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The Art of Juan Ortiz Star Trek Book Review

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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The Story:

The Art of Juan Ortiz Star Trek is the story of how Juan Ortiz came to create posters for each episode of the original series, including The Cage.

The book begins with a biography of Ortiz, leading up to his decision to make the posters. The majority of the book features each of the eighty posters. The last part of the book features an index with an entry for each episode, which contains: a thumbnail-sized photo of the poster, a description of the episode, a quote from the episode, and a comment from Ortiz on the poster from that episode.

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Maybe We Need a Letter from God: The Star Trek Stamp Book Review

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

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The Story:

Maybe We Need a Letter from God: The Star Trek Stamp, a recently-released book written by Bill Kraft, chronicles the campaign to get the U.S. Post Office to release a Star Trek-themed stamp.

The campaign to get a Star Trek stamp began in 1985, and Kraft hoped that one would be issued in time for the twentieth anniversary of Star Trek which was to take place in 1986. But Kraft and his Star Trek Stamp Committee quickly found out that the Post Office was less than enthusiastic about the idea of a Star Trek stamp.

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Trek Trading Card Book Debuts

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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The Star Trek: The Original Topps Trading Card Series book has been released.

Written by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann, the two-hundred-and-sixteen page hardcover book features all eighty-eight Star Trek trading cards released in 1976.

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Ortiz Limited Edition Art Book Released

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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A new book, Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz is now available in a limited edition version in both the U.S. and the U.K.

Published by Titan books, Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz features “unique retro-style art with the look of a ’60s movie poster, comic book, pulp novel cover or advertisement, one each for all eighty [original series] episodes.”

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These Are The Voyages TOS Season One Book Review

Friday, August 16th, 2013

A new book, the first in a trilogy, These are the Voyages TOS Season One, written by Marc Cushman and Susan Osborn, has just been released.

Five hundred and eighty pages in length, These are the Voyages TOS Season One gives readers the story behind the creation of Star Trek, and details about each episode from that inaugural season.

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Ellison: Not Bitter

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Even though Harlan Ellison wasn’t happy with Star Trek‘s version of his The City on the Edge of Forever script, the writer is content that he did his best to get out the truth behind what happened with the changes to the story.

The passing of time and writing a book about his Star Trek experience has tempered Ellison’s anger.

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Nemecek’s New Star Trek Stellar Cartography Book

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A new book from Larry Nemecek will be of interest to Trek fans who have an interest in cartography.

Star Trek Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library will debut in December.

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The Art of Juan Ortiz

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

A new book features the original series artwork of Juan Ortiz.

The book, Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz, will be released in September.

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