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The Best of Trek #6: From the Magazine for Star Trek Fans
Edited by Walter Irwin and G.B. Love
New Life, New Creation: Star Trek as Modern Myth by Barbara Devereaux
Star Trek Mysteries Solved -- One More Time! by Leslie Thompson
The Wrath of Khan: In Print and On Screen by Diane Rosenfeldt
Fathers and Sons and the "No-Win Scenario" by Larry Sisson
Spock... Meet Spock by Rowena G. Warner
The Wrath of Khan -- Review and Commentary by Walter Irwin
"He's Dead, Jim": On Spock's Demise by Mark Alfred
Not a Eulogy for Spock by Matt G. Leger
A Star Trek Chronology by Jeffrey W. Mason
Plausibility of the Star Trek Universe and Technology by Rowena G. Warner
Beyond the Final Frontier by Eleanor LaBerge
A Sampling of Trek Roundtable: Letters from our readers
Spock Resurrectus -- Or, Now That They've Killed Him, How Do We Get Him Back? by Pat Mooney
The Alien Question by Joyce Tullock
Space Weeds by Kiel Stuart
Beyond the final frontier
The alien question
From a close-up look at the character of Lieutenant Saavik and her relationship to Spock, to an exploration of the dangerous conflict between Kirk and Khan, to a beneath-the-rivets peek at the workings of the Enterprise, here is a star-spanning voyage through the universe of Trek. Whoever your favorite character is, whether you're a movie fan or a TV series addict -- or both -- you'll find articles to grab your interest and excite your imagination in this great new collection from Trek magazine.
See the entry for the first volume for my comments on this series.
The Official Price Guide to Star Trek and Star Wars Collectibles
House of Collectibles
Star Trek: From the Beginning
The Star Trek Movies
The Creating of Star Wars
Building a Collection
Condition and Care
About the Prices in This Book
How to Use This Book
Star Trek Listings
Badges and Buttons
Books - Children's
Cels and Film Stills
Certificates and Diplomas
Records and Sheet Music
Scripts and Story Boards
Star Wars Listings
Costumes and Clothing
Patches and Iron-Ons
Not seen. Table of contents and cover scan provided by Jason Odom. The House of Collectibles price guide has a somewhat confusing publishing history. Apparently there were at least three annual editions, dated 1983, 1984, and 1985, in small paperback editions, with no authors credited on the cover. In 1986 the first larger trade paperback edition was published, and the names of Sue Cornwell and Mike Kott appeared on the cover. This was evidently considered a new first edition, as the 1987 edition was clearly marked as the second edition, though it was actually the fifth book published in the series. Later editions followed in 1991 and 1996. More information is available on the 1984, 1987, and 1996 editions.
On the Good Ship Enterprise: My 15 Years With Star Trek
Introduction: The Truth About the Trimbles
Part One: A Five Year -- What?
To Save a Show
Part Two: We Got Letters
Star Trek Answers Its Fan Mail
Part Three: Revolving Fans
When Fans Collide
Charity Begins With Trek
The "Build Your Own Bridge" Set
Naming the Enterprise
Part Four: Very Con-ventional
Coffee and Cream
Dinner With George
Fooling Around At Fun Con
The Koenig Method
An Act of Devotion: The Shatner Incident
Star Trek Meets the SCA
Mr. Spock Calls a Fan
The Klingon Diplomatic Corps
Star Trek Gets Stage-struck
Con -- But Not Forgotten
The Klingon Lightbulb Joke
Star Trek and the Maneki-Neko
Part Five: By Starlight
The Honorary Freckle
The Real McCoy
Walter Koenig's Dogs
Doohan at the Launch
Foiled Again: George Takei
On the Campaign Trail
Kidnapping Mark Lenard
Part Six: Star Trek -- Oriental Style
The Klingon Rollerball T-shirt
Japanese Star Trek Fans
Part Seven: There Go the Brides
The Birthday Gift
A Hvilma for Sarek
In "Seattle" with Sarek
"Lazarus" Rises Again
Part Eight: Star Trek - The Motion Picture
The Star Trek Newsletter That Never Was
"Worene" -- A Special Alien in ST:TMP
Standing in Line
The Impact of Spock's Death
Afterword: Where No Fan Had Gone Before
Epilogue by George Takei
The Erma Bombeck of Sci-Fi!
The uninhibited adventures of the woman who saved Star Trek
When Bjo Trimble began the letter campaign that resulted in Star Trek's unprecedented renewal after the network had already decided to cancel the show, she never dreamed her action would lead to a position as "fan liaison" for both the television and motion picture versions.
Answering mail, on the set, shepherding the stars to conventions, fielding questions from the media, traveling across the globe to represent Star Trek, her adventures and misadventures are side-splitting and heart-tugging by turns.
Beginning with her first contact with the producer at a science fiction convention shortly before the program's premiere, and ending with the success of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan and the plans for a third picture, she tells the whole hilarious story of her fifteen year voyage, boldly going where no fan had gone before.
Aboard the good ship Enterprise.
"Bjo is just as much fun in print as she is in person. The only problem with her writing is that there isn't enough of it. More! More!"
Author The World of Star Trek
Bjo Trimble, author of the Star Trek Concordance, is one of those few people who started as a fan and became directly involved with Trek. She was one of the leaders of the letter-writing campaign that saved Trek from cancellation after its second season; she helped set up the first official Star Trek merchandise company, Majel Barrett Roddenberry's Lincoln Enterprises/Star Trek Enterprises; she wrote a Trek column for Starlog; and she did a lot more. This book is a memoir of her part in Trek fandom, told as a series of short chapters, each on a different topic. The tone is generally light. The book is a good companion for Joan Winston's The Making of the Trek Conventions; they're both funny memoirs of Trek fandom in the '70s.
Star Trek - The Motion Picture
24 pages plus record
Not seen. This is a picture book with a 7" record included, tucked into a pocket in the back cover. An edition with a cassette should also be available with slightly different packaging. According to Ian McLean, this was published in 1983 and was set number 161.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
24 pages plus record
This is a picture book with a 7" record included, tucked into a pocket in the back cover. An edition with a cassette should also be available with slightly different packaging. Buena Vista produced similar sets for Star Trek - The Motion Picture, The Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home. This was book and record set 162.
(Star Trek 8) Black Fire
Spock a traitor?
There is sabotage aboard the Enterprise, and Spock's investigation leads him into defiance of the Federation and a bizarre alliance with the Romulan and Klingon Empires against the bloodthirsty Tomarii -- a savage race for whom war and battle are life itself.
Now Spock has been declared a traitor and condemned to the shame of the Federation's highest security prison. And now Captain James Kirk must face the toughest decision of his command, while a lifelong friendship and the destiny of the free universe hang in the balance!
An original novel, this is Sonni Cooper's only Star Trek book.
(Star Trek 9) Triangle
Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath
Kirk's soul... Spock's life
A dark plan has been unleashed in the galaxy, a design so vast, only a collective -- and ruthless -- mind like the Totality could have conceived it.
Now, Captain Kirk must battle the seductive force of the Totality's will...
It was reasonable that Captain Kirk and Federation Free Agent Sola Than would fall in love. But no reasoning in the universe could have foreseen the tragedy of Spock's own passion for the same woman.
Now this unimaginable conflict could cost Captain Kirk his very soul, and bring death to the proud Vulcan. But in the unimaginable lies their only chance, and the freedom of the galaxy depends on the outcome of the...
Their second Pocket Star Trek novel, following several Bantam books, this is also the last Trek book to date by Marshak and Culbreath.
(Star Trek 10) Web of the Romulans
Ravaged by a killer virus, the Romulans enter Canara, where the only antidote can be found. Desperate, they incite a victorious Enterprise attack on one of their vessels -- but Kirk discovers their ruse.
Meanwhile the central computer has fallen in love with him, severely crippling the Enterprise. Now Kirk must bring the antidote to the Romulans -- before the galaxy crashes over the brink of war!
This original novel is the only Star Trek book by M.S. Murdock, who also wrote several Buck Rogers novels.
(Star Trek 11) Yesterday's Son
The Romulans attack the planet Gateway, where Federation scientists are studying the Guardian of Forever -- the mysterious portal to the past.
The Enterprise must protect the Guardian -- or destroy it. But Spock has already used the portal to journey to the past. On the planet Sarpeidon, 5,000 years ago, Spock knew a beautiful, primitive woman. Now he has gone back to meet his son!
This novel, a sequel to the episode "All Our Yesterdays," is Crispin's first Star Trek book. Spock discovers that he fathered a son, Zar, with Zarabeth during his trip to the past of the planet Sarpeidon, and travels through time to meet him. It was later followed by a sequel, Time for Yesterday, as well as the Next Generation novel The Eyes of the Beholder and the original series novel Sarek. Crispin has written media tie-in books for other series, and created the Starbridge series of science fiction novels.
In 1999, Pocket reprinted Crispin's two Zar books as The Yesterday Saga Book 1: Yesterday's Son and The Yesterday Saga Book 2: Time for Yesterday. In 2000, Crispin announced that a new proposed Zar trilogy had been approved by Paramount. Unfortunately, that has since been cancelled.
(Star Trek 12) Mutiny on the Enterprise
Robert E. Vardeman
The ship is crippled in orbit around a dangerous, living, breathing planet, and a desperate peace mission to the Orion Arm is stalled. Kirk has never needed his crew more. But a lithe, alien woman is casting a spell of pacifism -- and now mutiny -- over the crew.
Suddenly Captain Kirk's journey for peace has turned into terrifying war -- to retake command of his ship!
This is Vardeman's second and, to date, last original Star Trek novel, after The Klingon Gambit.
(Star Trek 13) The Wounded Sky
A pretty alien scientist invents the Intergalactic Inversion Drive, an engine system that transcends warp drive -- and the Enterprise will be the first to test it! The Klingons attempt to thwart the test, but a greater danger looms when strange symptoms surface among the crew -- and time becomes meaningless.
Now Captain Kirk and his friends face their greatest challenge -- to repair the fabric of the Universe before time is lost forever!
This is the first of many Star Trek novels by Diane Duane, whose later books include the original series novels My Enemy, My Ally, The Romulan Way (co-written with Peter Morwood), Spock's World, Doctor's Orders, and the Next Generation novels Dark Mirror and Intellivore. Duane has written a number of other science fiction and fantasy novels.