Two Star Trek books are in the news this week; one of the books is due out tomorrow and the other will arrive in June.
Star Trek: The Original Series: Elusive Salvation will arrive tomorrow. Penned by Dayton Ward, the story time frame ranges from 1845 to 2283.
In Elusive Salvation, “aliens from a distant planet crash land on Earth’s inhospitable frozen wastes [in 1845]. Surviving the harsh conditions will pose a challenge, but over time the aliens will migrate to more populated areas, with decades passing as they work to conceal their presence from their former oppressors, who continue to hunt them at any cost.”
In 2283, a “mysterious craft is detected entering the solar system, [and] Admiral James Kirk is dispatched by Starfleet to confront the vessel. He meets with an emissary from the Iramahl, a previously unknown alien race who have come in search of their brothers and sisters thought to have gone missing in this area of space centuries earlier. Having recently thrown off the last chains of subjugation by another species, the Ptaen, they now believe their lost people hold the key to saving their entire race from eventual extinction.”
Meanwhile, back in 1970, in New York City, “Roberta Lincoln, young protégé of the mysterious agent Gary Seven, is shocked when she receives the oddest request for help—from the future.”
Star Trek: The Original Series: Elusive Salvation is four hundred pages in length and will cost $7.99. To order, head to the link located here.
Next up is the Star Trek Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) by Paul Ruditis. In this book, a “comprehensive guide to the series delves into the myriad worlds and different dimensions visited by the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise.”
Readers will “discover the amazing science of Star Trek and how it has influenced real-world technology such as flip phones. Featuring informative and analytical text combined with exciting photography and infographics throughout, The Star Trek Book is broken down into main categories such as science and technology, Starfleet, allies and enemies, and more.”
Three-hundred-and-sixty-six pages in length, Star Trek Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) will cost $19.56 and can be ordered here.