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Star Trek Vault Preview

Friday, September 16th, 2011

For fans waiting for Scott Tipton‘s Star Trek Vault book, due to be released in several weeks, a short video gives a preview of the goodies that are included with the book.

“Charting the first forty years of Star Trek, Star Trek Vault is the ultimate treasure trove of Star Trek imagery and memorabilia, sure to appeal to both the casual and die-hard fan. Author Scott Tipton has written numerous Star Trek comics. His award-winning website,, was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s ’100 Greatest Websites.’”


A New Generation of Reading Rainbow To Debut

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has announced the launch of “RRKidz, a breakthrough reading, discovery and exploration platform that motivates today’s kids to experience literature via the digital devices they love.”

Burton was the producer and the host of PBS’s award-winning Reading Rainbow, which ran from 1983 until 2006.


Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster, the authors of Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes talk about their latest book and how they broke into Star Trek writing.

Online Star Trek RPGs and writing fan fiction were the start of a writing career for Mollmann and Schuster.


The Versatile Anthony Montgomery

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Anthony Montgomery, best-known to Star Trek: Enterprise fans as Travis Mayweather; acts, sings and has written a graphic novel.

Star Trek: Enterprise was not only regular work for Montgomery, but it made him more visible in Hollywood. “It was a great time! That was obviously my real big break,” he said. “Because of the legacy that the Star Trek franchise has, it changed everything for me; it completely changed the game for me.”


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.”