The Complete Starfleet Library

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1993

UK edition coverCaptains' Logs: Supplemental
Mark A. Altman
Image
125 pages

Contents

Introduction
Season Six: An Overview
The Episodes
Time's Arrow, Part II
Realm Of Fear
Man Of The People
Relics
Schisms
True Q
Rascals
A Fistful of Datas
The Quality of Life
Chain of Command, Part I
Chain of Command, Part II
Ship In A Bottle
Aquiel
Face Of The Enemy
Tapestry
Birthright, Part I
Birthright, Part II
Starship Mine
Lessons
The Chase
Frame of Mind
Suspicions
Rightful Heir
Second Chances
Timescape
Descent
Appendix

Blurb

Be a part of history, and witness the ongoing phenomenon that is Trek!

Captains' Logs brought you the complete history of Trek from its conception in 1964 until the conclusion of The Next Generation's fifth season and the beginning of Deep Space.

Now, the saga continues!

In the pages of Captains' Logs: Supplemental, author Mark A. Altman, who USA Today referred to as the world's foremost "Trekspert," brings you the complete behind the scenes guide to Next Generation's sixth season, providing credits, summaries and commentaries regarding episodes 127-152.

Among those interviewed for this volume are: Patrick Stewart - Rick Berman - Brent Spiner - Michael Piller - Gates McFadden - Jeri Taylor - Michael Dorn - Ron Moore - Cliff Bole - Brannon Braga - Marina Sirtis - Rick Kolbe - Alexander Singer - Adam Nimoy - Richard James - J.C. Brandy - David Livingston - Naren Shankar - John De Lancie - Jonathan Frakes - and many others.

Comments

Note: the information above is from the 1994 Boxtree U.K. edition, which refers to a 1993 Image edition. The front cover includes the subtitle The Next Generation 6th Season Guidebook, but that does not appear on the title page, verso, or elsewhere in the book.

This is the first of two supplements to the book below, which is itself a collection of material recycled from previous Image books by Altman and Edward Gross. Another book, also called Captains' Logs Supplemental, was published by Little, Brown in 1996, but its contents were completely different. That book was a followup to the Little, Brown edition of Captains' Logs (below). The first Little, Brown edition incorporated material from the various Image/Boxtree books. See the 1991 entry on New Voyages for the publishing history of this series of books.

Captain's LogsCaptains' Logs: The Complete Trek Voyages
Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman
Image
269 pages

Contents

The Trek Begins
Season One Episode Guide
Trekking to Season Two
Season Two Episode Guide
Voyages Interruptus
Season Three Episode Guide
The Remaking of Star Trek 1970-1978
1970's Episode Guide
Star Trek: The Movies
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
These Are the New Voyages
Season One Episode Guide
Season Two
Season Two Episode Guide
Season Three
Season Three Episode Guide
Season Four
Season Four Episode Guide
Season Five
Season Five Episode Guide
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Conclusion
Appendix: Lost Episode of The Next Generation

Blurb

Your complete guide to the 23rd and 24th centuries... Captain's Logs, the ultimate Trek guidebook from classic to Deep Space

Never before could you find the 23rd and 24th centuries under one cover. For the first time in one volume a complete episode guide from Classic Trek's "The Man Trap" to Deep Space's "Emissary," brought to you by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman who USA Today referred to as the leading authority on Trek.

You'll find copious information and trivia regarding every episode from the creators themselves in their own words. Explore the voyages of the Trek casts through television, the movies, the Next Generation, and the crew manning the space station on the deepest fringes of the final frontier. Featuring the animated series and the mysterious lost voyages, which include the controversial prequel, Starfleet Academy, and the last episode Gene Roddenberry ever wrote, "Ferengi Gold."

Included in this volume are: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, Rene Auberjonois, DeForest Kelley, Gates McFadden, Siddig El Fadil, Gene Roddenberry, Rick Berman, Fred Freiberger, Maurice Hurley, Marina Sirtis, Harve Bennett, Terry Farrell, Jeri Taylor, Les Landau, Nana Visitor, Susan Sackett, William Campbell, Ira Steven Behr, Armin Shimerman, Michelle Forbes, John D.F. Black, Hannah Louise Shearer, Rob Bowman, Cliff Bole, Tracy Torme, Jennifer Hetrick, John de Lancie, Corey Allen, Paul Lynch, David Carson, Melinda Snodgrass, Herb Wright, David Gerrold, D.C. Fontana, Winrich Kolbe, Michael Westmore, Rob Legato, Herman Zimmerman, Ron Moore and many, many more.

This is the complete Trek saga in one invaluable log book.

Comments

This is the first edition of what became Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages in 1995, as published by the much larger company Little, Brown. Altman and Gross recycled material from previous books for this one, and continued that practice with later books. See the 1991 entry on New Voyages for the publishing history of Altman and Gross's books.

Classic Trek Crew Book
James Van Hise
Pioneer
220 pages

Comments

Not seen. Another Hal Schuster product, this is apparently a revised edition of the 1989 Trek Crew Book.

Deep Space Log Book coverThe Deep Space Log Book: A First Season Companion
Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross
Image
110 pages

Contents

Introduction
The Golden Child
Rick Berman
Michael Piller
Welcome to Bajor
Singing the Sound Stage Blues
As the Space Station Turns
Get Thee to the Gamma Quadrant
Season One Episode Guide
Appendix A: The Comic
Appendix B: The Next Generation on Deep Space
Appendix C: A Day in the Life
Appendix D: Question & Answer Section

Blurb (of 1994 Boxtree edition)

Somewhere on the fringes of the galaxy lies the Deep Space Station, home to the latest intrepid Trek crew: Commander Benjamin Sisko, First Officer Major Kira Nerys, Chief Operations Officer Miles O'Brien, Dr. Julian Bashir, Science Officer Jadzia Dax, the shape-shifting Security Chief Odo, Ferengi bar-keep Quark and Sisko's son, Jake.

You'll meet all of them in The Deep Space Logbook: A First Season Companion, providing a behind-the-scenes indepth guide to the first year of Deep Space. Authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, the creative force behind the New Voyages and Captains' Logs series, present full credits, original airdates, summaries and reviews of each episode. 

Those interviewed for the Deep Space Logbook include Avery Brooks - Michael Piller - Nana Visitor - Rick Berman - Colm Meaney - David Carson - Terry Farrell - Paul Lynch - Rene Auberjonois - Peter Allan Fields - Rick Kolbe - Siddig El Fadil - Ira Steven Behr - John De Lancie - Cirroc Lofton - David Livingston - Les Landau - Rob Legato - Cliff Bole - Armin Shimerman - and more.

Journey to the edge of the final frontier!

Comments

Until I actually found a copy, this was listed as a 1994 book, but according to the Boxtree edition's copyright page, the original Image edition was published in the US in 1993. Comparing this volume and its followup, The Deep Space Log Book: A Second Season Companion, to the Gross and Altman Captains' Logs books suggests that the material in this book was reworked slightly and incorporated into the the Captains' Log books.

Jackill's Star Fleet Reference Manual: Ships of the Fleet Volume 2 
Eric Kristiansen
128 pages

Comments

Not seen. This is the second of Kristiansen's three technical manuals (the others were published in 1992 and 1995).

Nitpicker's GuideThe Nitpicker's Guide for Next Generation Trekkers
Phil Farrand
Dell
433 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
First Season
[episodes listed]
The Nitpicker's Guild Entrance Exam
Damage Tote Board
Second Season
[episodes listed]
Triathlon Trivia on Alien Life Forms
My Personal Favorites
Third Season
[episodes listed]
Romance Tote Board
Triathlon Trivia for Planets
Fourth Season
[episodes listed]
Trek Silliness: The Top Ten Oddities
Conundrum Tote Board
Fifth Season
[episodes listed]
Triathlon Trivia on Other Characters
The Creator Is Always Right
Sixth Season
[episodes listed]
Index

Blurb

Stardate 41153.7-46999.9 Starship Enterprise registry NCC-1701D
We're watching you...

Is there a control panel inside the turbo lift?
(No... except in the episode "Brothers")
Do or don't personnel have to tap their badge to access their communicator?
(Only when the writers feel like it)

Yes, we're fans. But we're not unobservant. Some of us even have Vulcanlike logic. Author Phil Farrand figures that even if you love somebody, you can tell them about that dab of mustard on their upper lip. So here's a compendium for Trekkers who are unafraid of pointing the finger at oversights, and who know it's great fun to find the sloppy mistakes (or cost-cutting cheating) in a show that takes itself very seriously. So get your VCR ready and your mind set for hours of enjoyment and mental stimulation with:

- Plot oversights - Production problems - Changed premises - Equipment oddities - Trivia questions - Fun facts - Covers every show for all six seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation - Including the '92-'93 season - And more!

Comments

As inevitable and successful as it is pathetic, this is the book that started it all: a series of books, a website, audio tapes, and books covering other TV shows. For each episode there's a plot summary, three trivia questions, and examples of whichever types of bloopers the author has found. (The types are listed in the last paragraph of the blurb, above.) Unfortunately, Farrand is not above letting his religious beliefs affect his blooper-detection circuits. His review of "Who Watches the Watchers" includes a page-long diatribe against the antireligious message of the episode. Summing up, he figures that since most Americans are religious, this episode is simply wrong. This rant appears under the "Plot oversights" heading. Well, Phil, it's not a plot oversight, it's an expression of the Star Trek philosophy. Just because you disagree with it, that doesn't make it a kind of blooper.

Ships of the Star Fleet coverShips of the Star Fleet: Akyazi Class Perimeter Action Ships
Todd Alan Guenther
Mastercom Data Center
unpaginated

Contents

Evolution of the Akyazi Class
Class Deployment
Ship Classifications
Glossary
Perimeter Action Ships
Akyazi Group
Akyazi/Arbiter Group
Akyazi/Akula Group
Appendix
Akula Group
Internal Arrangements
Systems Details

Blurb

"This manual provides valuable insight into the developmental history of one of the most powerful, versatile classes ever constructed for TacFleet - the Akyazi-class perimeter action ships." - TacFleet Journal

This book is a comprehensive guide to the Akyazi class starships, the "guardians of the Federation frontier." Loaded with detailed information -- with complete coverage of the Arbiter and Akula sub-classes -- this volume provides a thorough analysis of these TacFleet vessels, including:

No starship class has been more thoroughly examined in one volume!

Comments

This trade paperback is a collection of ship blueprints and schematics. It's a sequel to Calon Riel's Ships of the Star Fleet Volume One, first published in 1988 and republished, with revisions by Guenter, in 1997 under the title Ships of the Star Fleet: Cruisers and Frigates. These unauthorized books are not explicitly identified as being based on Star Trek, but they are clearly meant to be taken as such. The text refers to the Federation, Klingons, Organians, and so on, and also mentions the Four Years War between the Federation and Klingons, no doubt a reference to the history established by FASA for its Star Trek role playing game.

Special Effects of TrekThe Special Effects of Trek
James Van Hise
Pioneer
157 pages

Contents

By Way of an Introduction: The Age of Special Effects
The 60s Star Trek: Special Effects on a Budget
The Motion Picture: The Effects Become the Star
Special Effects Photo Gallery
The Wrath of Khan
The Search for Spock
The Voyage Home
The Final Frontier

Special Effects Photo Gallery
The Undiscovered Country
The Next Generation: Television Again, With Budget
Glossary of Terms

Blurb

"The best book about the magical special effects that bring Star Trek to life ever published."
- Enterprise Incidents

An in-depth look at the special effects magic behind the 26 years of Star Trek productions!

Special effects have always been an important facet of the Star Trek phenomenon. This book explores how the effects have been achieved. From the Emmy Award-winning episode, "The Tholian Web," of the original series, through the spectacular effects of the movies and the challenge of creating new effects week after week on Star Trek: The Next Generation, this lively account describes the fascinating work that goes on behind the scenes.

Comments

This is probably a revised edition of a similarly titled 1988 book from Pioneer's predecessor, Schuster & Schuster. Though it's a Hal Schuster production, right down to the cover quote from a magazine owned by the same publisher and not, as far as I know, actually being published at this time, hardcore special effects enthusiasts may find a little in here they haven't encountered elsewhere. However, the lack of behind the scenes illustrations and photographs is a drawback. Most of the pictures in the photo gallery sections are shots from episodes and movies.

Star Trek ChronologyStar Trek Chronology: The History of the Future
Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda
Pocket
184 pages

Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
The Distant Past
The Twentieth Century
The Twenty-first Century
The Twenty-second Century
The Twenty-third Century
Star Trek: Original Series, Year 1 (2266-7)
Star Trek: Original Series, Year 2 (2267-8)
Star Trek: Original Series, Year 3 (2268-9)
Star Trek: Motion Pictures I-VI (2271-93)
The Twenty-fourth Century
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Year 1 (2364)
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Year 2 (2365)
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Year 3 (2366)
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Year 4 (2367)
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Year 5 (2368)
The Far Future
Appendix A: Undatable events and other uncertainties
Appendix B: Alternate timelines
Appendix C: Timeline chart
Appendix D: Regarding stardates
Appendix E: Writing credits
Index
About the Authors

Blurb

At last! Here is the official illustrated timeline for Star Trek. From the founding of the Federation, to James T. Kirk's early days in Starfleet Academy, to the voyages of the Starship Enterprise under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, this book provides a comprehensive history of the incredible Star Trek universe. The Star Trek Chronology documents every important event from every Star Trek episode and film, including both stardates and Earth calendar dates.

The one "must have" book for every Star Trek enthusiast, the Star Trek Chronology has been exhaustively researched by Star Trek production staff members Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda, and includes little-known "inside" information and trivia about the making of the hit television shows and films.

Profusely illustrated with nearly 500 photos -- many never before printed anywhere -- this is the book that unites both generations of the incredible Star Trek saga. An invaluable sourcebook for fans and writers alike!

Comments

A precursor to the Okudas' Star Trek Encyclopedia, this reference book is by now quite dated, as is the later updated edition. It's also somewhat controversial in some areas of fandom for a couple of reasons. First, the Okudas necessarily make a number of assumptions regarding the dates of events never specified onscreen that aren't always the only obvious assumption. Second, the book omits the animated series from the events covered, setting an unfortunate precedent for future Pocket reference materials. This is due to Gene Roddenberry's decision, many years after the show was produced, to exclude the animated series from canon. Otherwise, it's an interesting book to browse through and includes a number of photographs that are actually computer generated art created specifically for this book.

Star Trek CompendiumThe Star Trek Compendium
Allan Asherman
Pocket
182 pages

Contents

Introduction
The Beginnings
The Father of Star Trek
Genesis
"The Cage"
Second Chance
The Series Takes Shape
The Episodes
First Season
Second Season
Third Season
The Long Road Back
Syndication
Conventions
Animation
The Second Television Series
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Conclusion
Indices
The Voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise
Index of Principals

Blurb

"Space... the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations -- to boldly go where no man has gone before..."

On September 8, 1966, those now-familiar words first introduced an entire generation of television viewers to Star Trek. Over the course of its three-year network run, the show developed a fan following unprecedented in entertainment history -- a following that is still growing with the release of each new Star Trek motion picture.

Much of the show's appeal came from its blueprint for the future -- a future where man had put aside his differences to reach the stars. Star Trek gave us a Russian and an American working side-by-side, television's first interracial kiss, the name for America's first space shuttle -- Enterprise -- and a host of unforgettable characters: the unflappable Captain Kirk, his half-human science officer Spock, the irascible Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, and ever-resourceful engineer Montgomery Scott, to name but a few.

The Star Trek Compendium is your official guidebook to the Star Trek universe. Relive the voyages of the starship Enterprise with a complete show-by-show guide to the series (as well as the Emmy Award-winning animated shows and the Star Trek movies), including plot summaries, fascinating behind-the-scenes production information, and credits for each. Follow the creation of Gene Roddenberry's series step-by-step -- and Star Trek's road to the big screen. Illustrated with over 125 specially selected photographs -- including at least one from each episode -- and fully indexed, this is the indispensable reference work to one of the most memorable television shows of all time -- Star Trek.

Now includes material from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Comments

Like the 1989 edition, this is essentially the same as the 1986 edition, with the last few pages revised to include the most recent movies. The last of four editions, this one has a white cover but otherwise retains the same cover photos, design, and blurb from the two previous editions.

Star Trek Logs One, Two, and Three
Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey

Contents

Beyond the Farthest Star
Yesteryear
One of Our Planets Is Missing
The Survivor
The Lorelei Signal
The Infinite Vulcan
Once Upon a Planet
Mudd's Passion
The Magicks of Megas-Tu

Comments

See Star Trek Log One, first published in 1974, for comments on the Star Trek Log series. Though there were ten books in the series, the three 1993 omnibus editions only reprinted the first nine books. The 1996 omnibus editions included the tenth book while increasing the cost, being in the form of five trade paperbacks reprinting two books each.

Star Trek Logs Four, Five, and Six
Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey

Contents

The Terratin Incident
Time Trap
More Tribbles, More Troubles
The Ambergris Element
Pirates of Orion
Jihad
Albatross
The Practical Joker
How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth

Comments

See above and Star Trek Log One, first published in 1974, for comments.

Star Trek Logs Seven, Eight, and Nine
Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey

Contents

The Counter-Clock Incident
The Eye of the Beholder
Bem

Comments

See above and Star Trek Log One, first published in 1974, for comments.

Star Trek MemoriesStar Trek Memories (audio)
William Shatner with Chris Kreski
HarperCollins
306 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Captain's Log
Origins
"The Cage"
Where No Man Has Gone Before
Amassing the Troops
On the Set: Lights, Camera and Plenty of Action
A Couple of Characters
The Grind
The Unsung Hero
Shots in the Dark
Opening Nights
Bigger Things
My Favorite Episode
The Dysfunctional Family
To Stay Or Not to Stay
Episode on the Edge
Season Two
Season Three
Captain's Epilogue

Blurb

Recall the glory days of the original Star Trek, with the book that goes where no memoir has gone before...

Beginning in 1966 as something a little out of the ordinary for prime-time TV, and suffering from shaky ratings throughout its entire run, Star Trek went on to spend the better part of the next three decades exploding into a worldwide, billion-dollar industry. How did this happen? What made the show so unique that it spawned a devoted global following?

While many books have attempted to tell the real, behind-the-scenes Trek story, the tale can best be told through the voice and privileged perspective of a man who actually lived through it all. That man is William Shatner (aka Captain James Kirk). Gathering his personal recollections along with those of Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry and Star Trek's producers, designers, production crew and special effects wizards, William Shatner's Star Trek Memories is crammed with the backstage drama of the series' creation. Here, in the stars' and creators' own words, are such memories as:

- Shatner's and Nimoy's close friendship of almost thirty years.

- The outrageous practical jokes of Star Trek's cast, crew and especially Gene Roddenberry.

- The truth about Kirk and Uhura's first prime-time interracial kiss.

- Nichelle Nichols's surprising fan -- who convinced her not to quit the show.

- What really happened to Yeoman Rand and Captain Pike?

- The fight with Harlan Ellison over "City on the Edge of Forever" -- and how he ultimately helped to save Star Trek from cancellation.

- The full history of the overwhelming "Save Star Trek" campaign -- which was only good enough to work for one final season.

Filled with heartfelt warmth and genuine fondness that can only exist among colleagues who have spent years together through thick and thin, Star Trek Memories also includes more than 120 photographs and illustrations (many of which appear for the first time in these pages). William Shatner's Star Trek Memories is the definitive reminiscence of the show that has become a true cultural phenomenon.

Comments

This is the book that started the flood of Star Trek autobiographies over the last few years. At the time, it was one of the more important books about the making of the original series, but subsequent books, like Ellison's City on the Edge of Forever and Solow and Justman's Inside Star Trek, have added considerably to the literature on the show. Still, it's often entertaining reading, and the section on the antipathy that's developed between some of the cast and Shatner is disturbing but compelling.

The success of this book resulted in the obvious sequel, Star Trek Movie Memories, published in 1994.

The Star LostStar Trek: The Next Generation: The Star Lost
Michael Jan Friedman, Peter Krause, and Pablo Marcos
DC Comics

Contents

Introduction by Ronald D. Moore
The Flight of the Albert Einstein
Mourning Star
Trapped
The Barrier
Homecoming
Cover Gallery

Blurb

A routine shuttlecraft mission goes awry, leading Captain Picard to believe half his command crew has perished. Faced with continuing the mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the captain and crew must deal with their grief on their own time.

Unknown to the crew, though, is that the shuttle crew is not dead -- just on the other side of the galaxy! Their epic struggle to survive and ultimately find their way home fuels this power-packed story with dynamic artwork.

Comments

This story by Trek novelist Friedman first appeared in comic form in 1991.

Who Killed Captain Kirk?Star Trek: Who Killed Captain Kirk?
Peter David, Tom Sutton, and Ricardo Villagran
DC Comics

Contents

Introduction by George Takei
Aspiring to Be Angels
Marriage of Inconvenience
Haunted Honeymoon
Hell in a Handbasket
You're Dead, Jim
Old Loyalties
Finnegan's Wake!

Blurb

The U.S.S. Enterprise has encountered many strange beings and situations but none has chilled them to the bone more than death. Someone aboard the starship has killed Captain Kirk -- or so it seems. While the Captain recovers, it falls to his loyal crew to uncover the facts behind the case and learn whether one of their own is a cold-blooded killer.

The investigation is hampered by the unwanted arrival of the Klingons and an ill telepath who sends the entire crew on a journey through Dante's Inferno. And then, just when everything is starting to calm down, Finnegan, Kirk's nemesis from his Academy days, arrives to take charge of the mystery.

Murder, mayhem, and loads of action mark this graphic collection of stories featuring the Star Trek debut of acclaimed author Peter David.

Comments

As the blurb says, this is the first professional Star Trek work by Peter David, one of the most popular Trek novelists. The book combines characters original to the comic (Konom, Bearclaw, and others) with guest stars from the original series (Finnegan) and the animated series (M'Ress), along with the usual crew. The stories here first appeared as issues 49-55 of the original DC comic's run.

Live Long and ProfitStar Wreck IV: Live Long and Profit
Leah Rewolinski, illustrations by Harry Trumbore
St. Martin's Paperbacks
133 pages

Blurb

Captain Smirk confronts his most dreaded enemy: budget cuts

A nearly bankrupt Starfreak Command orders Captain Jean-Lucy Ricardo on a money-making mission: find the Fountain of Youth and bottle its precious waters for sale throughout the universe. Unfortunately for Captain James T. Smirk, financing the mission means putting him and his U.S.S. Endocrine out of commission.

Smirk schemes to win back his job -- and the affection of Counselor "Dee" Troit -- by beating Ricardo to the fountain. He trails Ricardo's ship, stumbling first to the Fountain of Love and then to the Fountain of Truth, where the spaced-out crews get wet 'n' wild.

As they kiss and tell across the galaxy, they finally bump into the Fountain of Youth -- and their fiercest enemies, the futon torpedo-flinging Romanumens, who they confront in an all-out battle for the fountain. Celebrations follow with a round of anti-aging waters that turns them all into children, leaving "wrekkies" everywhere saying "the kids are all right."

Comments

Fourth of seven Star Wreck parodies. The blurb should be enough for you to judge whether you'll find these amusing.

Undiscovered Nursing HomeStar Wreck V: The Undiscovered Nursing Home
Leah Rewolinski, illustrations by Harry Trumbore
St. Martin's Paperbacks
149 pages

Blurb

Captain Smirk turns teen-spirited bad boy!

Cruising the universe in search of babes is just too cool to quit. So when crotchety Captain Smirk and his crusty crew of space geezers are forced into an overdue retirement, he warps it back to the Romanumens and the Fountain of Youth.

Starfreak Command sends Captain Jean-Lucy Ricardo to rein in the renegade wrekkie. But Smirk and his crew have built an amusement park around the Fountain of Youth and guzzled themselves back to teenybopperdom! Now it's up to Commander Bungeeman Crisco, the new kid in the galaxy. And when he sends the wrong crew to the Vacant Attic Nursing Home, it could spell trouble for Starfreak's Fountain of Youth revenue.

Will Captain Smirk and Commander Crisco cut the deal of the millennium? Will Captain Picardo spend the rest of his days weaving potholders? Who cares?! Either way, it's a laugh riot!

Comments

Fifth of seven Star Wreck parodies. The blurb should be enough for you to judge whether you'll find these amusing.

Geek Space NineStar Wreck 6: Geek Space Nine
Leah Rewolinski, illustrations by Harry Trumbore
St. Martin's Paperbacks
136 pages

Blurb

Space, the finite frontier...

An epidemic of mass boredom has struck Geek Space Nine! The space station's inhabitants are caricatures of themselves, drama has given way to melodrama, and the resultant yawnfest is scaring away alien travelers in droves.

Starfreak Command, mortgaged to the hilt for this pricey dump alongside the strategic Gummi-Quadrant wormhole, orders Captains Smirk and Ricardo to plug the tourism drain. But their crewmembers start disappearing -- and Commander Bungeeman Crisco and Security Chief Dodo can't solve the mystery.

Will the crews of both USS Endocrines remain in the mysterious Talent Void? Or will they somehow finish their mission to help Major Vera Obese, Lieutenant Jazzy Fax, and Dr. Julio Brassiere overcome terminal tedium? Whatever the result, it's another excuse to laugh yourself into unknown dimentia!

Comments

Sixth of seven Star Wreck parodies. The blurb should be enough for you to judge whether you'll find these amusing.

Trek Celebration
James Van Hise
Pioneer

Comments

Not seen. I haven't seen any other confirmation that this exists, but Van Hise listed it as a 1993 publication in an email. It may be a revised reprint of the Trek 25th Anniversary Celebration. Another Hal Schuster publication.

Trek: Deepspace NineTrek: Deepspace Nine
Scott Nance with Chris Keroack and Lisa Sheehan
Pioneer
120 pages

Contents

Introducing Deepspace
Welcome Aboard
Creating Deepspace
Profiles: Cast and Crew
Casting Deepspace
Man and Vision: Roddenberry
Building the Space Station
The Novelization of Deepspace
Behind the Scenes
Aliens in Deepspace
Rivals of Deepspace
The Debate: Affirmative
The Debate: Negative

Blurb

From the publishers of Trek: The Next Generation, The Trek Encyclopedia, Trek: The Lost Years and Trek: 25th Anniversary Celebration comes the definitive book of Deepspace Nine.

Deepspace Nine continues the adventure of Star Trek in a direction never before taken. It is the vehicle to usher in Star Trek's next 25 years, but it is very different from any of its predecessors. This crew doesn't serve aboard the Enterprise or any other starship. Instead, the action occurs aboard a space station. It is a darker and grittier Star Trek.

For the first time in print, Trek: Deepspace Nine reveals the complete behind the scenes tale of the creation of the new series. Learn how each character was developed. Explore each of their fantastic voyages. Observe as the starship is built. Meet the actors, actresses, and creative staff that bring the adventures to life.

Trek: Deepspace Nine explores the beginnings of this new science fiction series and places it firmly within the context of the Star Trek universe.

Comments

As he did with The Next Generation several years earlier, Hal Schuster published several Deep Space Nine books the year after the series premiered. This was probably the first, judging by the consistent use of Deepspace instead of Deep Space. Though this book might have been briefly worthwhile, the publication of The Making of Deep Space Nine and the Deep Space Nine Companion, both by Pocket, made it obsolete.

Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Unauthorized StoryTrek: Deep Space Nine: The Unauthorized Story
James Van Hise
Pioneer
161 pages

Contents

Introduction: Trek: The Third Generation
Behind the Scenes: The Creation
Laying the Groundwork -- From Next Generation to Deep Space Nine
Special Corner of the Galaxy: The Realm of Deep Space Nine
Comparing Treks by Kay Doty
The Crew From Deep Space
Siddig El Fadil: Doctor Julian Bashir by Kay Doty
Terry Farrell: Lt. Jadzia Dax
Nana Visitor: Major Kira Nerys by Alex Burleson
Colm Meany: Chief Operations Officer Miles O'Brien by Kay Doty
Rene Auberjonois: Security Chief Odo
Armin Shimerman: Quark, Ferengi Bartender 
Avery Brooks: Commander Benjamin Sisko by Alex Burleson
Rosalind Chao: Keiko O'Brien
Cirroc Lofton: Jake Sisko
Tales From Deep Space: Episode Guide
Emissary
Past Prologue
A Man Alone
Babel
Captive Pursuit
Q Less
Dax
The Passenger
Move Along Home
The Nagus
Vortex

Blurb

Months before his death, Gene Roddenberry consulted with Next Generation producers Rick Berman and Michael Piller about a spin-off idea. After his death, Paramount announced plans for a third version of Star Trek. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered in January 1993 and delivered characters and stories as engrossing as previous versions of Star Trek.

Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Unauthorized Story explores the new series, including detailed episode by episode examinations, biographies of all cast members, and profiles of major characters. The book also reveals how the series was created and the many forms it passed through before it was ultimately brought to the small screen. The book steps behind the scenes to uncover the making of the exciting new series.

Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Unauthorized Story is an exciting addition to the bookshelf exploring the newest addition to the Star Trek mythos.

Comments

Another Hal Schuster publication, this is another quickly-produced, badly designed, overpriced, unauthorized nonfiction book about Deep Space Nine. The complete episode guide touted on the back of the book covers only the first half of the first season. As with the book listed above, the essential and official Pocket books The Making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine by Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens and the Star Trek Deep Space Nine Companion by Terry J. Erdmann with Paula M. Block are recommended instead.

Trek: The Next Generation Crew BookTrek: The Next Generation Crew Book
James Van Hise, editor
Pioneer
156 pages

Contents

Introduction: "When Lightning Struck the Same Place Twice"
Captain Jean-Luc Picard by Michael L. Ruff, Alex Burleson and David Gardner
Patrick Stewart by Michael L. Ruff, Alex Burleson and David Gardner
Commander William T. Riker by Kay Doty
Jonathan Frakes by Kay Doty
Lieutenant Commander Data by Diane K. McCarty
Brent Spiner by Diane K. McCarty
Lt. Commander Deanna Troi, Ship's Counselor
Marina Sirtis
Lt. J.G. Geordi La Forge by Alex Burleson
Levar Burton by Alex Burleson
Lieutenant Worf by Alex Burleson
Michael Dorn by Alex Burleson
Dr. Beverly Crusher by Alex Burleson and James Van Hise
Gates McFadden by Alex Burleson and James Van Hise
Guinan by Alex Burleson
Whoopi Goldberg by Alex Burleson
Transporter Chief Miles O'Brien by Kay Doty
Colm Meaney by Kay Doty
Security Chief Tasha Yar (First Season) by James Van Hise and Laura Schoeffel
Denise Crosby by Laura Schoeffel
Ro Laren
Michelle Forbes
Wesley Crusher - Star Fleet Officer by Alex Burleson
Wil Wheaton by Alex Burleson
Dr. Katherine Pulaski
Diana Muldaur
Enterprise 1701-D
The Starship: Standing Sets

Blurb

Trek: The Next Generation Crew Book offers the first complete guide to both the characters and the actors and actresses that bring them to life. The Next Generation has won the hearts of millions. Here is the perfect book for those who have fallen in love with Picard, Riker, Worf, Data and all the other fantastic personalities of television's most successful science fiction series!

Comments

Another Hal Schuster publication, this is a collection of short character biographies (a mixture of episode summaries with occasional tidbits of newly invented apocrypha) and equally short actor biographies. The last two chapters are essentially copied straight out of the series bible. Anyone who really wants an unauthorized book on the cast of The Next Generation would be better off with Adam Shrager's 1997 book, The Finest Crew in the Fleet.

Trek: The Next Generation Tribute Book
James Van Hise
Pioneer
143 pages

Comments

Not seen. Another Hal Schuster publication.

Trek: The Printed AdventuresTrek: The Printed Adventures
James Van Hise
Pioneer
153 pages

Contents

Introduction: 20th Century Odyssey
Star Trek Novels
The Bantam Star Trek
Profile: Greg Bear
The Pocket Books
Profile: Laurell K. Hamilton
Pocket Specials
Next Gen & Deep Space
Next Gen Specials
Profile: Ann Crispin
A Brief History
Star Trek Fanfict
Legendary Fan Writer
Is Fan Fiction Legal?
Special Section: Directory of Fanzines

Blurb

The complete guide to the printed adventures of the world's most popular characters, the heroes of Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, both the professionally published stories and the myriad worlds of the fan magazines.

Explains the differences between alternate universe, Mary-Sue, slash and other types of stories.

A complete guide to the hundreds of books -- which are worth reading and which are better skipped.

Addresses for hundreds of fan magazines printing thousands of stories.

Exclusive interviews with both professional and fan authors.

Guidelines on how to have your Star Trek story accepted for publication.

And much, much more.

Comments

There's certainly a need for a book on this subject, but the wretched production values keep this from filling that need. From its ugly cover art and design to the bad interior layout and typeface selection, from the too-dark cover scans of book covers to the often bad fan art, almost everything about this book is ineffectual and, by now, outdated. Ed Gross, who's also written a number of books for Pioneer, was working on a similar book for another publisher a few years ago, but it was never published.

Some day someone will do this right. In the meantime, there are websites like this one.

Trek Vs. Next GenerationTrek vs The Next Generation
James Van Hise
Pioneer
218 pages

Contents

Introduction: And the Winner Is...
Classic Trek: Shaping the Dream
The Next Generation
The Crew - Face to Face
Trek Classic Vs. The Next Generation
Worlds in Collision
Some Conclusions

Blurb

Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation are two of the most popular television series in the history of the medium. One arose from the other, yet they are very different. Although they both began as creative visions of Gene Roddenberry, different directors, writers and actors brought each to life. And they were created over twenty years apart. Fans of Star Trek insist that it is superior to The Next Generation while fans of The Next Generation loudly proclaim that the former are full of hot air. Conventions become lively with the heated disputes. Author James Van Hise presents the differences and similarities between the two shows and, in a balanced way, reveals the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Each series was created for a different time but with the same underlying spirit of cautious optimism and belief in humanity. The author, America's leading expert on Star Trek for over two decades is uniquely positioned to understand each series. He has repeatedly interviewed the actors and creators learning their approaches to their work. Trek Versus The Next Generation reveals the amazing insights he has discovered to millions of fascinated fans of both series.

Comments

I haven't read this one yet, but it's another Hal Schuster publication. This one seems to have an actual point, at least.

20th Century Computers20th Century Computers and How They Worked: The Official Starfleet History of Computers
Jennifer Flynn
Alpha Books
161 pages

Contents

Foreword
Preface
Guide
Introduction
Tracing the Path of the Letter D
The Core of the Personal Computer: The System Unit
A Closer Look at a Microchip
Input Devices
Output Devices
Storage Devices
Data Transfer
Networks
Operating Systems and User Programs
Emerging Technologies of the Late Twentieth Century
Appendix: Galaxy-Class Starship Computing Systems
Index

Blurb

Go where you've never gone before... deep into the micro-universe inside your personal computer. The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise leads you and 24th Century Starfleet Academy students on a fascinating journey through the interior of a 20th century PC.

Probe the mystery of how a PC turns electricity into data that it can process, store, and transmit to other computers.

Explore how information travels from a keyboard or mouse through the system to the monitor and printer.

Learn what the silicon chips that make up computer memory look like and how they work.

Investigate the software [programs] that drives the computer's operation.

Seek out the beginnings of the information age -- cybernetics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, fuzzy logic, and more. Compare 20th Century computer technology to the computer technology used on the Starship Enterprise.

Comments

This is a definite oddity. Essentially a heavily illustrated introduction to personal computers, it adds comments from Next Generation characters to explain various topics and compare PCs to 24th century technology. There's not enough Star Trek content to make it worth buying for the average fan, and too much for a nonfan looking for a book on Personal Computers for Dummies. (I only bought it so I could include it here, and I usually buy every Star Trek-related book I can find.)

Pocket Star Trek Novels

Star Trek: The Original Series

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

paperback reprint cover(Star Trek) Shadows on the Sun (audio)
Michael Jan Friedman
Pocket

Blurb

Since the first Pocket Books Star Trek hardcover, Spock's World, became an eight-week national bestseller, each Star Trek hardcover has been a huge bestseller as well. Now, the publishing phenomenon continues with a new novel by Michael Jan Friedman -- the author of the first Star Trek: The Next Generation hardcover, Reunion. Pocket Books is proud to present Shadows on the Sun, a piece of Star Trek history that takes Dr. Leonard McCoy from his first days as a junior Starfleet medical officer to his position as Chief Medical Officer of the Federation's flagship, the U.S.S. Enterprise.

As a young doctor with a beautiful family and a promising medical career, Dr. McCoy thought he had it all. But when the woman he loved betrayed him, McCoy fled to Starfleet hoping to lose his pain in the depths of space. Now, more than forty years later, the U.S.S. Enterprise and her crew are ordered to transport a group of mediators to the planet Ssan, a world where assassination is a long, time-honored tradition.

Dr. McCoy is surprised to learn that his ex-wife, now remarried, is one of the mediators. But before he can begin to face his feelings for his former love, she and Captain Kirk are trapped by a band of deadly assassins. Suddenly, McCoy is in the center of an explosive civil war, where he is the only one with the power to save the woman who once nearly destroyed him. McCoy must now overcome a centuries-long tradition of death, and his own past with the woman he still loves, or else lose her for the second time....

Comments

This is a hardcover novel by the prolific Friedman.

Paperback novels

Shell Game(Star Trek 63) Shell Game
Melissa Crandall
Pocket

Blurb

While on a routine mission to retrieve a research drone for recycling, the U.S.S. Enterprise encounters a Romulan space station adrift within Federation borders. Exploring the lifeless station, the crew finds ghostly apparitions flitting at the edges of sight.

Soon the U.S.S. Enterprise is also inexplicably without power. Captain Kirk and his crew must now solve the mystery of the strange apparitions before the Starship suffers the station's fate.

The situation becomes desperate when a Romulan warship arrives looking for the station, and the Romulan Commander accuses the Federation of treachery. Before Captain Kirk can save the Starship Enterprise from complete destruction, he must avoid becoming drawn into a deadly shell game -- a game that will leave no winners and no survivors...

Comments

This is Crandall's only solo Trek novel, though she was briefly part of the "L.A. Graf" writing team, contributing to the novel Ice Trap. She has also written novels based on the TV series Earth 2 and Quantum Leap.

Starship Trap(Star Trek 64) The Starship Trap
Mel Gilden
Pocket

Blurb

En route to an important diplomatic reception, the U.S.S. Enterprise suddenly is set upon by a Klingon warship. This unprovoked assault, Kirk discovers, is in response to what the Klingon ship's captain claims are recent Federation attacks on several Klingon vessels which have disappeared.

Managing to secure a truce, Captain Kirk reaches the reception only to find out it is not just Klingon ships that are disappearing, but Federation vessels, Romulan Birds of Prey, and ships from almost every known race are vanishing without a trace.

Now, Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must determine the fate of the missing ships before the entire known galaxy is drawn into a deadly conflict.

Comments

This is the second of Gilden's three Trek books.

Windows on a Lost World(Star Trek 65) Windows on a Lost World (audio)
V.E. Mitchell
Pocket

Blurb

While Captain Kirk and a landing party from the Starship Enterprise explore the ruins of an ancient civilization on the uninhabited planet Careta IV, they discover strange devices that appear to be windows. But the mysterious windows prove to be more than they seem when Kirk, Chekov, and two security guards enter them and disappear.

Suddenly, Kirk and his team find themselves find themselves trapped in a strange alien environment and must fight with all their strength to survive and keep their sanity. Now Spock must locate his missing comrades and solve the window's ancient mysteries before his captain and crewmates are lost forever....

Comments

This is one of Mitchell's four Trek novels.

From the Depths(Star Trek 66) From the Depths
Victor Milan
Pocket

Blurb

Okeanos, a water world settled centuries ago by a group of Federation separatists, is now rocked by the power struggle between the natives and the ex-Federation colony. When the U.S.S. Enterprise is sent beyond the Federation's boundaries to the planet to act as mediators, they are surprised to find a group of Klingons already serving as the natives' advisors.

The volatile situation rapidly deteriorates when one of Okeanos's great floating cities is completely destroyed, and Captain Kirk is arrested for sabotage. Now at the center of a deadly civil war, Mr. Spock and the crew must race to free their captain as they face the deadly secret hidden beneath Okeanos's murky depths.

Comments

Victor Milan's only Trek novel is also the only Trek novel strongly influenced by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! trilogy. Robert E. Vardeman, who wrote The Klingon Gambit and Mutiny on the Enterprise, co-wrote several fantasy novels with Milan in the 1980s.

Great Starship Race(Star Trek 67) The Great Starship Race
Diane Carey
Pocket

Blurb

When a friendly, alien people called the Rey make contact with the Federation, they are thrilled to learn the galaxy has a large number of intelligent races. To bring the myriad cultures to their world, the Rey host a celebration -- inviting spacefaring peoples to send representative ships to compete against one another and The Great Starship Race is born.

As the Federation's flagship, the U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, is sent to compete. But the event takes a dark turn when a Romulan warship arrives and demands to join the race. Soon, Kirk and the Romulan commander are engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse, and, for Kirk and his crew, the race becomes a struggle for survival. Faced with treachery at every turn, Kirk must protect his ship from relentless attack and prevent the annihilation of an entire world.

Comments

This is one of Carey's many Trek novels.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Novelizations

Descent(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Descent
Diane Carey
Pocket

Blurb

Captain Picard and his crew face their most deadly challenge yet!

The Borg are back -- and nastier than ever. No longer mindless, inhuman drones but cyborg soldiers on a mission to assimilate all intelligent life, their new goal is the complete destruction of the Federation. And in the midst of facing the Borg again, Captain Picard learns that he may be the cause of the change.

Commander Data is changing as well. For the first time in his life, Data feels a genuine emotion -- and that emotion is deadly, destructive rage. When it is revealed that the Borg are commanded by an old enemy out of Data's past, Data must choose between his allegiance to the Federation and the one thing he wants above all else...

Comments

Carey's first novelization, this is based on the two-part Next Generation episode.

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

paperback reprint cover(Star Trek: The Next Generation) The Devil's Heart (audio)
Carmen Carter
Pocket

Blurb

Star Trek: The Next Generation -- just the latest chapter in a star-spanning entertainment phenomenon that has captivated audiences nationwide for over a quarter century! That audience made Reunion and Imzadi, the first two Star Trek: The Next Generation hardcovers, national bestsellers. Now, Pocket Books presents The Devil's Heart, a thrilling saga of adventure and betrayal, featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Lieutenant Commander Data, and the rest of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise!

The Devil's Heart -- a legendary object of unsurpassed power and mystery. Worlds that believe in magic consider it Darkness's mightiest talisman; worlds of science consider it a lost artifact of some ancient and forgotten race. Some say the Heart enables its possessor to control people's minds, and to amass wealth enough for a dozen lifetimes, while others think it capable of raising the dead, perhaps even changing the flow of time itself. But to all, the location of this fabled object has remained a mystery -- until now.

An isolated archaeological outpost has suddenly stopped responding to repeated requests for information. Sent to discover why, the U.S.S. Enterprise crew finds a devastated outpost and a dying scientist, whose last words fall on disbelieving ears: the Devil's Heart has been found.

Now, as the quest for the Heart unfolds, Captain Jean-Luc Picard discovers the awful truth behind all the legends and age-old secrets: Whoever holds the Devil's Heart, possesses power beyond all imagining...

Comments

This is one of several Trek novels by Carter, and her first in hardcover.

Dark Mirror(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Dark Mirror (audio)
Diane Duane
Pocket

Blurb

Stardate 44010.2: the twenty-fourth century. Humanity's greatest dreams have become reality. Along with dozens of other sentient races, the people of Earth have formed the United Federation of Planets -- a galactic civilization that governs much of the known universe for the good of all. Over the past two centuries, mankind has tamed its basest instincts, and reached the stars...

But suppose it hadn't happened that way at all? Suppose instead humanity's darkest impulses, its most savage, animalistic desires had triumphed? Suppose the empire mankind made out in the stars was one ruled by terror, where only those willing to brutalize their own kind and their neighbors could survive?

One hundred years ago, four crewmembers of the U.S.S Enterprise crossed the dimensional barrier and found just such an empire. A mirror image of their own universe, populated by nightmare duplicates of their shipmates. Barely able to escape with their lives, they returned thankful that the accident that brought them there could not be duplicated. Or so they thought.

But now the scientists of that empire have found a doorway into our universe. Their plan: to destroy from within, to replace one of our starships with one of theirs. Their victims: the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D.

Here, from the author who gave us the smash New York Times bestseller Spock's World, is a dramatic Star Trek: The Next Generation adventure unlike any seen before. A story that shows us the crew of the Enterprise-D in mortal combat against the most savage enemy they have ever encountered... themselves.

Comments

Duane's first Next Generation novel (and second hardcover), this is a sequel to the original series episode "Mirror, Mirror."

Paperback novels

Grounded(Star Trek: The Next Generation 25) Grounded
David Bischoff
Pocket

Blurb

While answering a distress call from a scientific station in a remote part of the galaxy, the U.S.S. Enterprise becomes infected with a mysterious alien life form which feeds on and transforms inorganic materials.

The Starship begins to gradually disintegrate, and Starfleet is forced to order its evacuation and destruction to prevent the dangerous infection from spreading throughout the galaxy. It's the end of an era for Captain Picard and his crew, who are scheduled for transfers that will split them up among different Starfleet vessels.

But even as the end draws near for the Starship Enterprise, Captain Picard begins to formulate a desperate plan to save his ship and preserve his crew -- a plan that will force him to defy Starfleet orders and lead him to a confrontation with a malevolent alien force which has the power to destroy the entire Federation.

Comments

This is the only Trek novel by Bischoff, who has written a number of science fiction novels and stories. He also co-wrote two Next Generation episodes, "First Contact" and "Tin Man," which was loosely based on one of his SF stories.

Romulan Prize(Star Trek: The Next Generation 26) The Romulan Prize
Simon Hawke
Pocket

Blurb

Hermeticus 2 -- a planet so shrouded in secrecy that few in the Federation even know of its existence. When a Romulan spy learns of the world, it becomes the centerpiece of a far-reaching Romulan plan.

On routine patrol near the border of the Neutral Zone, the Starship Enterprise discovers an advanced Romulan Warbird prototype drifing lifeless in space. Investigating the vessel, Captain Picard is drawn into a plot that threatens the very foundation of the Federation. Now, with time running out, Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise must stop the Romulans before the deadly secret of Hermeticus 2 overwhelms them all.

Comments

This is the first of a few Trek novels by science fiction novelist Hawke, also known as Nicholas Yermakov.

Guises of the Mind(Star Trek: The Next Generation 27) Guises of the Mind
Rebecca Neason
Pocket

Blurb

The world Capulon IV is finally ready to join the Federation after years of waiting. All that remains is the ruler's coronation and a routine signing of the final treaty. When the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise and their passengers -- a group of women from a religious order dedicated to helping the downtrodden -- arrive for the event, they expect to find a world willing and happy to receive them. Instead, they encounter deceit and treachery. The crown prince, once excited and eager to join the Federation, now refuses even to speak with Captain Picard.

Beaming to the surface in an attempt to work out the problem, Picard, Troi, and Mother Veronica, the abbess of the nuns, are drugged and captured. Now they must somehow escape and stop the crowning. If they cannot prevent it, the King will be omnipotent, with the power to destroy the Starship Enterprise and all of Capulon IV as well...

Comments

This is Neason's only Trek novel.

Here There Be Dragons(Star Trek: The Next Generation 28) Here There Be Dragons
John Peel
Pocket

Blurb

When Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receive news of a human planet hidden in the center of an immense stellar cloud, they immediately investigate.

Penetrating the cloud, the Starship crew is shocked to discover a world of knights and serfs lifted right out of Earth's Middle Ages. Ruthlessly exploiting the planet is a ring of interstellar trophy hunters preying on the immense, native dragon-lizards, twenty-feet tall and armored like tanks.

Beaming down, an away team soon becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue and murder. Taken prisoner, Picard, Riker, Data, and Ro must somehow escape and stop the hunters or face destruction from the hunters' ancient weapon, based on an advanced technology capable of utterly annihilating the Starship Enterprise....

Comments

This is the first of a few Trek novels by Peel, though it isn't his first Trek book. He wrote some of the Star Trek Files Magazine nonfiction books churned out by Hal Schuster through the 1980s.

Young adult books

Worf's First Adventure(Star Trek: The Next Generation Starfleet Academy 1) Worf's First Adventure
Peter David
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

Before he was an officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise...

Cadet Worf arrived at Starfleet Academy as the first Klingon to gain entrance since the Federation-Klingon Peace Treaty. Raised on Earth by human parents, Worf wonders if he is still a Klingon, the proud member of an honorable warrior race, or is he more... human? Where does he fit in?

Command-level classes fill his schedule, but nothing prepares him for his fellow cadets, among them his human foster brother. Intelligent, ambitious, and confident, the Academy cadets make life difficult for the young warrior. How can he win over his classmates -- including the always logical Vulcans and the fierce Brikar -- if they are still trained to think of him as the enemy?

When a routine trip to a training satellite turns into an unexpected disaster, Worf must unite the cadets and risk his life before a terrible accident destroys the entire mission!

Comments

In 1993, Pocket Minstrel began a new young adult series of Next Generation novels. Originally the books described the adventures of the main Next Generation characters during their Starfleet Academy days, but later books in the series included a trilogy about Kirk, Spock, and McCoy from the original series, and a trilogy about Voyager's Kathryn Janeway. Pocket Minstrel also published a series of young adult Deep Space Nine novels about Jake Sisko and Nog and their youthful adventures on and around the station. The Star Trek young adult book lines ended in 1998.

Peter David's Worf trilogy introduces a number of characters who later turn up as regulars in David's New Frontier series.

Line of Fire(Star Trek: The Next Generation Starfleet Academy 2) Line of Fire
Peter David
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

Mission to Dantar

Mysterious space raiders are threatening the joint Federation-Klingon colony on the remote planet of Dantar, and pitting the two sides against each other. Worf and his fellow first year cadets -- Zak, Tania, Soleta, and Mark -- have accompanied their teacher to observe the negotiation process, but soon find themselves in the middle of an intergalactic dispute.

Just as Worf and the other cadets arrive, they discover the Klingon Empire has sent its own diplomatic team, including Klingon cadets, to investigate the attacks. As the cadets from Starfleet Academy come face to face with their Klingon counterparts, tensions quickly mount as each side accuses the other of staging the raids.

And while a deadly space battle rages overhead, Worf faces his ultimate test as his Klingon heritage and future in Starfleet collide.

Comments

See above.

Survival(Star Trek: The Next Generation Starfleet Academy 3) Survival
Peter David
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

Rescue Overdue

Deadly space raiders have destroyed the colony on Dantar. Now stranded on this remote planet, surrounded by the burning fires of the abandoned colony, Worf, his friends from Starfleet Academy, and cadets from the Klingon Empire fight to survive. They face harsh weather, low supplies, and hidden dangers.

As suspicion between the Klingon and Starfleet cadets grows, the camp quickly becomes a battleground, with Worf right in the middle.

But Worf and the others soon realize they are not alone as they face a mysterious and dangerous alien warrior. Klingons and humans now must unite and work together before their first mission in deep space becomes their last....

Comments

See above.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Novelizations

Emissary(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1) Emissary (audio)
J.M. Dillard
Pocket

Blurb

It's been over twenty-five years since the original Star Trek television series debuted on network television -- and today, the universe first seen in that show is more popular than ever. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was a huge box-office hit, and Star Trek: The Next Generation is now entering its sixth incredible season as the most popular hour of syndicated entertainment on television.

Now comes Deep Space Nine, a thrilling new addition to the Star Trek universe. Commanded by an embittered Starfleet officer and populated by a myriad of exotic aliens, the mysterious space station known as Deep Space Nine hovers on the edge of a wormhole, a doorway that leads to the galaxy's furthest reaches -- and beyond...

Comments

This is a novelization of the two-hour premiere episode of Deep Space Nine. Dillard novelized several of the Trek movies, but most later DS9 novelizations are by Diane Carey.

Paperback novels

Siege(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 2) The Siege
Peter David
Pocket

Blurb

When Deep Space Nine is forced to curtail entry to the wormhole due to increased graviton emissions, an air of biting tension settles over the station. But when this anxiety leads to the murder of an Edeman religious leader, Commander Benjamin Sisko and Security Chief Odo realize they face a larger problem.

The missionary is only the first to die, soon Sisko and Odo have more lifeless bodies on their hands and a killer who strikes without motive. Then, both the Edemans and Cardassians arrive threatening to destroy the station unless the murderer is given to them for retribution. Now in order to save Deep Space Nine and stop the killing, Odo must try to destroy a powerful assassin who is the only link to his mysterious past.

Comments

The first original Deep Space Nine novel, this is the only DS9 novel by the otherwise prolific Peter David.

Bloodletter(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 3) Bloodletter
K.W. Jeter
Pocket

Blurb

Starfleet Command has learned that the Cardassians are planning to construct a base on the other side of the wormhole to establish a presence and claim the rich unexplored territory. Now, it falls to Commander Sisko, Major Kira, and the crew of Deep Space Nine to set up a Federation station there immediately.

But before Major Kira can deliver the new base, a fanatic from her violent past appears. Now, Kira must engage in a life and death struggle with an enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy her -- as the fate of Bajor, the wormhole, and possibly the entire Federation hangs in the balance.

Comments

This is the first of two Trek novels by SF novelist Jeter, who was often linked with the cyberpunk movement in the 1980s but now seems to be writing more media-related SF (including Blade Runner and Star Wars) than books of his own.

Big Game(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 4) The Big Game
Sandy Schofield
Pocket

Blurb

When Quark holds a poker tournament on Deep Space Nine someone from almost every sentient race -- Klingons, Cardassians, Romulans, Vulcans, Ferengi -- shows up for what is sure to be the highest-stakes game of all time. But when one player is killed, the stakes get higher than even these big-money players had counted on.

With the station rocked by subspace waves that threaten its destruction, Commander Sisko and Security Chief Odo must hunt down the killer in time to save the players, a killer who has information that can save those onboard Deep Space Nine from the invisible enemy they do not even know they face. A killer who holds all the cards....

Comments

Sandy Schofield's only Trek novel is actually the first of several Trek novels by SF writers Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith. Their more recent collaborations have appeared under their own names.

Simon & Schuster Star Trek Audio

Power KlingonPower Klingon (audio)
Barry Levine and Marc Okrand
Simon and Schuster Audioworks

Blurb

Power Klingon -- an advanced audio course in Klingon for those who have mastered Conversational Klingon. Here you'll go beyond simple words and phrases and gain a truer, deeper understanding of the language and culture of Klingon. With the help of two acknowledged experts in the field, you'll learn how to communicate with one of the most aggressive cultures in the universe on its own terms. You'll learn to think like a warrior, making the language part of yourself, respecting its power and wary of its subtleties. Power Klingon will help you discover the warrior within.

Comments

This follows 1992's Klingon Dictionary and its audio counterpart, Conversational Klingon, introducing a new co-author, Barry Levine.


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