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Star Trek #2 Comic To Release This Autumn

Friday, August 5th, 2011

IDW Publishing has announced that the second issue of a new comic book series based on Star Trek XI‘s alternative timeline will soon follow issue #1, which debuts in September.

Star Trek #2 is billed as a “lead up to 2012′s eagerly awaited Star Trek sequel” and revisits an episode from the original series.


Cox: The Rings of Time

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Star Trek author Greg Cox is in the midst of writing a new original series novel, The Rings of Time, which will revisit the son of a familiar character from Tomorrow is Yesterday.

In Tomorrow is Yesterday, a human from the 1960s aboard the Enterprise after the destruction of his military aircraft needs to be returned to Earth in spite of his glimpse of the future, because his son Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher, not yet born, will head the first Earth-Saturn Mission.

Vanguard Series To End

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

A blurb for Vanguard: What Judgments Come included the news that the book is the beginning of the end of the Vanguard series.

After the description the What Judgments Come story, the blurb concluded with “The end of the epic saga begins.”


Obsessed With Star Trek

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

A new Star Trek trivia book written by Chip Carter is not only a quiz, but also an interactive game.

Obsessed with Star Trek contains 2,500 questions covering Star Trek from the original series through Star Trek: Nemesis.


Beyer: Children of the Storm

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Fans of Star Trek: Voyager can enjoy a new adventure with today’s release of Kirsten Beyer‘s Children of the Storm novel.

Children of the Storm, published by Simon & Schuster, is available as a 432-page mass market paperback, and as an e-book.


Several New Star Trek Books Announced

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Fans of Star Trek will be pleased to hear that three new Star Trek books have been announced for 2011 and 2012, including a new “365″ book.

“Inherent in…the Star Trek…franchise is a deep wealth of information and insight that can be explored far beyond their TV or film iterations,” said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “Star Trek also [has an avid fanbase] eager to learn and enjoy these properties to the fullest. This combination lends itself to a top-notch publishing program.”


David: Blind Man’s Bluff

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Later this month, Peter David‘s Blind Man’s Bluff, the newest Star Trek: New Frontier novel, will arrive in bookstores.

David gives fans a preview of Blind Man’s Bluff, which picks up “where the previous book [Treason] left off.”


McIntee: Indistinguishable from Magic

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Indistinguishable from Magic was released several weeks ago and author David A. McIntee shares his thoughts on his latest Star Trek: The Next Generation book.

The main character in Indistinguishable from Magic is Geordi La Forge, according to McIntee. “Geordi is, I guess, pretty much the lead,” said McIntee. “In fact the original pitch was just about him, and the others were added when CBS asked to have a few other familiar faces in it.”


Crispin: Writing For Star Trek

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The author of several Star Trek books, Ann Crispin found that her knowledge of Star Trek acquired from being a fan of the original series came in handy when it came to writing Trek tie-in stories.

“I was a Star Trek fan from the early days of the show,” Crispin explained. “I’d watched all of the episodes many times. I had read many of the novels and all of the James Blish novelizations. So I knew Star Trek inside and out when I wrote Yesterday’s Son on a whim.”


Abrams To Pen Novel

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The ever-busy J.J. Abrams is adding another project to his lengthy list with the news that he will be collaborating on a new novel.

Abrams and novelist Doug Dorst (Alive in Necropolis) will work together on the new novel, set for release next year.


Mack: Writing For Star Trek

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Author David Mack explains the freedoms and restrictions when it comes to writing Star Trek novels.

A fan since the original series syndication days, Mack came out of film school hoping to write for Star Trek: The Next Generation. “I hit a lot of obstacles,” he said. “[Editor] John [Ordover] gave me a copy of the writers’ guidelines for the novels. I went home, read them, realized my proposal-in-progress violated every instruction on the page, and decided not to waste John’s time with it. He appreciated this gesture so much that we became friends.”


Author Ward Talks Post-Destiny

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Author Dayton Ward shared his thoughts on the state of the Star Trek universe after the events of the Destiny Trilogy and subsequent books, where Starfleet were weakened substantially and danger looms from foes united in an alliance against the Federation.

A new power bloc is in town. The Typhon Pact is an alliance of Romulans, Tzenkethi, Breen, Gorn, Tholians as well as those from the Holy Order of the Kinshaya and this group of xenophobes means business when it comes to the Federation and the Klingon Empire.


Mack: Writing For Trek

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

David Mack, national bestselling author of more than twenty novels and novellas, including Wildfire, Harbinger, Reap the Whirlwind, Precipice, Road of Bones, Promises Broken, and the Star Trek Destiny trilogy: Gods of Night, Mere Mortals, and Lost Souls, was interviewed recently for UFOP: Starbase 118, where he spoke about writing for Star Trek and writing in general.

In the interview, located here, topics included: writing as a sole author vs. writing with a group of authors, canon, avoiding stereotypes, villains and advice for aspiring writers.


Duane: Gerrold Made Me Angry

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Dismissive words from Star Trek writer David Gerrold were exactly what author Diane Duane needed to hear.

Duane mentioned wanting to be a writer to Gerrold when she was working with him as an assistant and his response made her see red. “He rolled his eyes and said, ‘Oy, another one,” said Duane. “I got absolutely furious and went off thinking, ‘You just wait, you SOB: I’m going to show you I’m not just some wannabe.’”


Star Trek Novels To Debut In 2011

Monday, December 27th, 2010

The Simon & Schuster Digital Catalog features four Star Trek books of interest to fans to be published in 2011.

The four new books, the first of which will debut at the end of May, are: Star Trek: Children of the Storm, Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified, Star Trek: Cast No Shadow, and Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes.