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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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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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Foster On Star Trek Into Darkness Novelization

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

When it comes to writing a novelization of a movie, for author Alan Dean Foster, it’s about “filling in the blanks.”

Foster is no stranger to Star Trek novels, having written the Animated Series Star Trek Log novelizations as well as the story for what became the first Star Trek movie, but after thirty years, he had thought that his Trek days were behind him.

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Countdown To Darkness Graphic Novel

Monday, May 13th, 2013

U.K. fans can now have all four of the Countdown to Darkness comic-book adventures in one graphic novel.

Published by Titan books, Countdown to Darkness sets up the story in Star Trek into Darkness.

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Trek Authors Nominated for Awards

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Two popular Star Trek authors have been nominated for Scribe Awards.

The Scribe Awards, which recognize excellence in the field of writing for media tie-in franchises, are presented by The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW).

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Eve To Narrate Trek Audionovel

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Star Trek into Darkness guest star Alice Eve will be the voice of the Star Trek into Darkness audionovel.

Eve, who plays Carol Marcus in the movie, will read the audionovel; a seven CD set which will run eight hours and thirty minutes in length.

The Star Trek into Darkness audionovel will release on May 21 and sell for $29.99 at Amazon. The audionovel will also be available on iTunes and audible.com

How To Speak Klingon Book

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

A new Star Trek book, How to Speak Klingon – Essential Phrases for the Intergalactic Traveler, will be released this spring.

Written by Ben Grossblatt with illustrations by Alex Fine, the twenty-four page board book features a built-in sound module with ten unique sounds.

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Kenney Pens Trek Experience Book

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Sean Kenney, best known to original series fans as the original Captain Pike, and as Lt. DePaul, has written a book chronicling his Star Trek experience.

The book, Captain Pike: Found Alive! is available in both print and Kindle format, and the first two chapters can be read for free at Amazon.

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David Returns Home

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Star Trek author Peter David has finally returned home after suffering a stroke at the end of last year.

David, who was on vacation when the stroke happened, had been undergoing rehab in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Trek Author Suffers Stroke

Friday, January 4th, 2013

A holiday vacation in Florida turned out to be anything but relaxing for Star Trek author Peter David, who suffered a stroke while at Disney with his family.

Thankfully, David survived the stroke and is making progress in his recovery, but medical bills are piling up and fellow authors are getting the word out about how David’s fans can help.

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