The Complete Starfleet Library

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1983

Best of Trek 6The Best of Trek #6: From the Magazine for Star Trek Fans
Edited by Walter Irwin and G.B. Love
Signet Books
191 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
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

Blurb

Beyond the final frontier
Spock resurrectus
The alien question
Space weeds

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.

Comments

See the entry for the first volume for my comments on this series.

Colllectibles coverThe Official Price Guide to Star Trek and Star Wars Collectibles
House of Collectibles

Contents

Introduction
Star Trek: From the Beginning 
The Star Trek Movies 
The Creating of Star Wars 
Building a Collection 
Condition and Care 
The Conventions 
Convention Calendar
About the Prices in This Book 
How to Use This Book 
Star Trek Listings 
Badges and Buttons 
Blueprints 
Books 
Books - Children's
Bumperstickers
Cards
Cels and Film Stills
Certificates and Diplomas
Comic Books
Convention Programs
Costumes
Games
Household Wares
Identification Cards
Jewelry
Magazines
Medallions
Model Kits
Patches
Photographs
Postcards
Posters
Promotional Items
Records and Sheet Music
Scripts and Story Boards
Stationery
Toys
Wearing Apparel
Fanzines
Fan Clubs
Star Wars Listings
Action Figures
Books
Cards
Comic Books
Costumes and Clothing
Figurines
Games
Household Wares
Jewelry
Magazines
Patches and Iron-Ons
Posters
Promotional Items
Records
Sheet Music
Stationery
Toys
Fanzines

Comments

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 TrekGood Ship Enterprise cover
Bjo Trimble
Donning Starblaze
286 pages

Contents

Introduction: The Truth About the Trimbles
Part One: A Five Year -- What?
First Contact
To Save a Show
Part Two: We Got Letters
Star Trek Answers Its Fan Mail
Part Three: Revolving Fans
When Fans Collide
Mixed Media
Charity Begins With Trek
Tangled Webs
Framed
Nurse Enterprise
The "Build Your Own Bridge" Set
Spock's Appeal
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
Amazing Grace
The Real McCoy
Walter Koenig's Dogs
Doohan at the Launch
Ricardo Montalban
Foiled Again: George Takei
Harlan Ellison
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
Rarefied Atmosphere
Rock Star
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

Blurb

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!"
David Gerrold
Author The World of Star Trek

Comments

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
Buena Vista
24 pages plus record

Comments

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
Buena Vista
24 pages plus record

Comments

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.

Pocket Star Trek Novels

Paperback novels

Black Fire(Star Trek 8) Black Fire
Sonni Cooper
Pocket

Blurb

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!

Comments

An original novel, this is Sonni Cooper's only Star Trek book.

Triangle(Star Trek 9) Triangle
Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath
Pocket

Blurb

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...

Triangle.

Comments

Their second Pocket Star Trek novel, following several Bantam books, this is also the last Trek book to date by Marshak and Culbreath.

Web of the Romulans(Star Trek 10) Web of the Romulans (audio)
M.S. Murdock
Pocket

Blurb

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!

Comments

This original novel is the only Star Trek book by M.S. Murdock, who also wrote several Buck Rogers novels.

Yesterday's Son(Star Trek 11) Yesterday's Son (audio)
A.C. Crispin
Pocket

Blurb

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!

Comments

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.

Mutiny on the Enterprise(Star Trek 12) Mutiny on the Enterprise
Robert E. Vardeman
Pocket

Blurb

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!

Comments

This is Vardeman's second and, to date, last original Star Trek novel, after The Klingon Gambit.

The Wounded Sky(Star Trek 13) The Wounded Sky
Diane Duane
Pocket

Blurb

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!

Comments

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.


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