The Complete Starfleet Library

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1996

Beam Me Up, ScottyBeam Me Up, Scotty: Star Trek's "Scotty" In His Own Words
James Doohan with Peter David
Pocket
215 pages

Contents

Introduction
Birth of a Notion
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
That's Entertainment
Giving Hitler the Finger
You're in the Army Now
Waiting For Action
D Day
Junior Birdman
How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm...?
Treading the Boards
The Year That Was
Jimmy Hollywood
Show-time
Family Album
Star Stuck
Fan Dancing
The Continuing Voyages
One Trek Beyond
Acknowledgments

Blurb

Montgomery Scott, the endlessly resourceful chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise, has been a familiar presence in our collective imagination for over three decades. All around the world, everyone knows "Scotty" -- but far fewer know the true story of actor James Doohan, who has brought Starfleet's legendary "miracle worker" to life for three seasons on television and in seven major motion pictures. Here at last are all the colorful details of Doohan's life and times, including:

Beam Me Up, Scotty is an entertaining and indispensable look at the unforgettable personality behind one of the twentieth century's most enduring icons.

Comments

Doohan's autobiography is one of only two original series cast autobiographies to be published by Pocket. Peter David, Doohan's co-writer, has written a number of Star Trek comics and novels.

The Best of the Best of Trek Part One
Edited by Walter Irwin and G.B. Love
Roc Books

Contents

Introduction
Star Trek and Me by Fern Lynch and Isobel Real
Star Trek Mysteries -- Solved! by Leslie Thompson
The Psychology of Mr. Spock's Popularity by Gloria-Ann Rovelstad
Women in the Federation by Pamela Rose
A Brief Look at Kirk's Career by Leslie Thompson
"Just" a Simple Country Doctor? by Joyce Tullock
Characterization Rape by Kendra Hunter
Command Decision Crisis: A Star Trek Fan Fiction Parody by Walter Irwin
A Trek Into Genealogy by Linda Frankel
Alternate Universes in Star Trek Fan Fiction by Rebecca Hoffman
Immortality by Mark Andrew Golding
She Walks in Beauty... by G.B. Love
Requiem for a Hack by Kiel Stuart
The Music of Star Trek: A Very Special Effect by Eleanor LaBerge
Love in Star Trek by Walter Irwin
New Life, New Creation: Star Trek as Modern Myth by Barbara Devereaux
The Wrath of Khan -- Review and Commentary by Walter Irwin
Spock Resurrectus -- Or, Now That They've Killed Him, How Do We Get Him Back? by Pat Mooney

Comments

Not seen. Contents based on the complete trade paperback edition. This was followed by a second volume. It's the second of two mass market paperbacks reprinting the contents of a trade paperback that contained selections from a series of mass market paperbacks.

Best of Trek 18The Best of Trek #18: From the Magazine for Star Trek Fans
Edited by Walter Irwin and G.B. Love
Roc Books
219 pages

Contents

Introduction
Fandom, What a Concept by Miriam Ruff
A Critical Overview of Star Trek: The Next Generation -- Season One by Roberta G. Carpenter
Robin Curtis -- A Savvy Saavik by M.S. Uram
A Crucible of Stars by Sherry Hopper
A History of Spock's Problem by Tom Lalli
A Star Trek How-to by Kiel Stuart
Humor in Uniform -- Starfleet Issue by E.B. Friar
How Many Sulus? by Mark Golding
The Spock/McCoy Wars Again: Dysfunctional Communications as a Defense Against Overprotectiveness by Marie Greene
Past, Present, and Future Tense: A Speculative Commentary on Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Dr. Beverly Crusher -- Part II by E.A. Lowe
Requiem by Miriam Ruff
Trek Roundtable -- Letters from Our Readers
Techs, Specs, and Pon Farr by Bill Wirth
Star Trek: Three Faces, Same Mirror by A.H. Wokanovics
Why Do I Love the Klingons? by Sue Frank
The Return of Denise Crosby by Michael Scott
More About Star Trek in Austria by Ingrid Schwaller
Payment Is Usually Expensive -- Thoughts on "The Journey to Babel" by Karla Taylor

Blurb

A history of Spock's problem
A Star Trek how-to
Why do I love the Klingons?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Dr. Beverly Crusher

From a three-season-long, low-budget TV series in the late '60s, Star Trek has expanded into a world- and culture-spanning phenomenon that includes feature films, animated cartoons, video games, novels, magazines, three other incredibly successful TV series, and huge conventions. And through the years, Walter Irwin, G.B. Love, and their fellow Star Trek fans have watched it all and explored this ever-expanding, endlessly fascinating universe in provocative articles that perfectly capture the true spirit of Star Trek.

The Best of Trek #18 more than lives up to this fine tradition, offering brand-new articles on everything from a one-on-one interview with Robin Curtis about her role as Saavik, to a show-by-show rating of The Next Generation, and a resolution to the long-standing debate about whether Data is merely a Spock clone. No matter what your favorite topics, characters, or episodes, you're certain to find out something new about them in -- The Best of Trek #18

Comments

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

Boldly Writing coverBoldly Writing: A Trekker Fan and Zine History, 1967-1987
Joan Marie Verba
FTL Publications
100 pages

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part One: The First Trekker Fanzines (1967-1971)
Part Two: Steady Growth (1972-1974)
Part Three: The Fanzine Explosion (1975-1977)
Part Four: The Splintering of Fandom (1978-1980)
Part Five: The Early Movie Years (1981-1987)
Conclusion: Since 1987
Appendix A. How to Find Fanzines
Appendix B. A List of Fanzines in This Book
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Blurb

When Star Trek began in 1966, it instantly captured the attention of science fiction fans, and gained an attentive audience. When NBC threatened to cancel the show after the second season, the fans wrote in, demanding that it be returned to the air. After the third season, Paramount, NBC, and industry experts felt Star Trek was past. But the fans did not. They started clubs, organized conventions, published newsletters, and kept writing to Paramount to ask that Star Trek be revived. Through these actions, they kept interest in the show alive and flourishing. At last, fan efforts resulted in the Star Trek movies, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Currently, Star Trek lives on in four series -- and the adventure continues.

Boldly Writing chronicles all of these fan efforts, and recognizes the most valuable resource of Star Trek: its fans. The trends, obstacles, hard work, and success of the revival efforts are detailed through the first 20 years of fan publications. Author Joan Marie Verba has been an active fan since the very beginning of Star Trek, and a zine reader, writer, publisher, and collector since 1969.

"Joan Marie Verba brings back to life the heady days of Star Trek fandom, chronicling the fight to revive the original series and detailing the controversy and the gossip that fueled the first twenty years and gave birth to generations of wonderful poets and writers. I couldn't stop myself from dipping into this fascinating history."
- Siddig El Fadil/Alexander Siddig, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

"Thank you for your Boldly Writing. I found it most informative, especially in light of where [the] Star Trek fanzine is now. It's come a long way. Congratulations and continued success."
- Andrew Robinson, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

"I have nothing but praise for this monumental work!"
- Jacqueline Lichtenberg, co-author of Star Trek Lives!

"Little did I know on September 8, 1966 that watching a new television show would profoundly change my life. Star Trek has been inextricably woven into my existence ever since. In Boldly Writing, Joan Marie Verba chronicles the height of the fanzine phenomenon... Joan's book is an amazing reminder of all those stories we shared, those dreams we dreamed, as we went where no fandom had gone before."
- Jean Lorrah, author of The Vulcan Academy Murders, The IDIC Epidemic, Metamorphosis, and Survivors

"This book pulls together an incredible amount of information about the history of fandom and does a major service for anyone who either wants to relive those exciting years or to better understand how Star Trek emerged as such a national and international phenomenon. I'll give you a clue. If Star Trek lives, it's because of what early fans like Verba made of it. I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in fandom (which increasingly means anyone interested in popular culture)."
- Henry Jenkins, author of Textual Poachers: Televison Fans and Participatory Culture

Comments

This is one of the key books for anyone interested in Star Trek fandom, though it ends in 1987, as The Next Generation hits the airwaves. Of course, the tremendous mass appeal and success of The Next Generation changed fandom, so that's a reasonable place to end a book like this.

Verba is a fan fiction writer, and for several years published a newsletter of fanzine reviews called Treklink. I was a subscriber for a year or two during my fanzine-collecting years, and found Treklink very useful. As a result, I was glad to hear that Verba had written this book. It's a solid, year-by-year history of the fanzine subculture, describing a few hundred fanzines, discussing the trends in the field, and so on. The book has two main problems. First, it could have been a lot longer, with more time spent on discussions of the key stories and writers. Second, and completely out of Verba's control: the fanzines covered here are now very hard to find. If one of the fanzines described piques your interest, you may be doomed to frustration.

A revised second edition was published in 2003.

Captains' Logs SupplementalCaptains' Logs Supplemental: The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages
Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman
Little, Brown
185 pages

Contents

Introduction
Deep Space Nine: In the Beginning
Deep Space Nine: Season One
Deep Space Nine: Season One Episode Guide
Deep Space Nine: Season Two
Deep Space Nine: Season Two Episode Guide
Deep Space Nine: Season Three
Deep Space Nine: Season Three Episode Guide
Deep Space Nine: Season Four
Deep Space Nine: Season Four Episode Guide
Voyager: Season One
Voyager: Season One Episode Guide
Voyager: Season Two
Voyager: Season Two Episode Guide
Making Contact: Behind the Scenes of Star Trek VIII
Index

Blurb

The Trek guide that boldly goes where no book has gone before

Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages brought you the entire history of Trek from its conception in 1963 through the conclusion of The Next Generation's historic seven-year run.

Now, the saga continues.

In the pages of Captains' Logs Supplemental, authors Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman -- whom the Los Angeles Times called "the world's foremost Trekspert" -- bring you the complete behind-the-scenes guide to Deep Space Nine and Voyager, providing candid comments from the actors, writers, producers, and craftspeople who create the shows, along with credits, plot summaries, and airdates.

Among those interviewed for this all-new volume are Avery Brooks * Rick Berman * Kate Mulgrew * Armin Shimerman * Terry Farrell * Rene Auberjonois * Michael Piller * Robert Beltran * Majel Barrett Roddenberry * Colm Meaney * Ira Steven Behr * Jeri Taylor * Robert Picardo * Ethan Phillips * Garrett Wang * David Livingston * Winrich Kolbe * Alexander Siddig * John DeLancie * Jonathan Frakes * and many, many more.

The authors also examine the making of the latest Trek feature film, Star Trek VII, and talk to all of your favorite Next Generation stars, including Patrick Stewart and director Jonathan Frakes.

Comments

A follow-up to 1995's Captain's Logs, this follows the same formula: behind-the-scenes history and episode guides. Also like the previous book, much of the material is recycled from previous books published by Image and possibly magazines the writers have been associated with, most recently Cinescape and Sci-Fi Universe. This book is incomplete and has been supplanted by Pocket's official (and highly recommended) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion and (not quite so highly recommended) Star Trek: Voyager Companion.

City on the Edge of ForeverThe City on the Edge of Forever
Harlan Ellison
Borealis Legends/White Wolf Publishing
276 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introductory Essay
Treatments
- 21 March 1966
- 13 May 1966
The City on the Edge of Forever
Teleplay
- 3 June 1966
Appendix
Second Revised Draft
- 1 December 1966
Afterwords
Peter David
D.C. Fontana
David Gerrold
DeForest Kelley
Walter Koenig
Leonard Nimoy
Melinda M. Snodgrass
George Takei

Comments

For the basics on this book, see the entry on the 1995 small press hardcover edition. As for why this edition deserves a separate entry: it's not exactly the same book. The script, the treatments, and the celebrity afterwords are the same, but the introductory essay that discusses the making of the episode and its aftermath is significantly expanded. It's documented with reproductions of memos, letters, articles, and more. And, thanks to Ellison's discovery of some of Roddenberry's comments in other sources, like the biography by David Alexander, this book is more hostile than the original edition. Readers who prefer to think of Gene Roddenberry as a saint will be upset by this book, no doubt. But anyone who's seriously interested in the original Star Trek should read this book.

Confessions coverConfessions of a Trekoholic: A New Look at The Next Generation
Hilary Palencar
Borgo Press
120 pages

Contents

Acknowlegments
Warning
Preface
Introduction
"Darmok"
Data and the Disappearance of the Hero, Part One
Data and the Disappearance of the Hero, Part Two
Wesley's Not-So-Excellent Adventure
Women and Sexuality in The Next Generation
Worf, Honor and Traditional Family Values in The Next Generation
Two Episodes: "I, Borg" and "Ship in a Bottle"
Rewriting Reality: The Holodeck, Time Travel, Q
Index
Title Index
Character Index
About the Author

Blurb

When Next Generation premiered as a syndicated television program in the fall of 1987, it represented a new departure for Gene Roddenberry's Trek universe. Set in the year 2364 (Stardate 41153.7), ninety-eight years after the beginning of the original series, the second TV outing starred Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Frakes as Executive Officer William T. Riker, Brent Spiner as the android Second Officer Data, LeVar Burton as Engineer Geordi LaForge, Marina Sirtis as Betazoid Counselor Deanna Troi, Gates McFadden as Chief Medical Officer Dr. Beverly Crusher, Wil Wheaton as Beverly's son, science whiz Wesley Crusher, Denise Crosby as Security Officer Tasha Yar, and Michael Dorn as Klingon Flight Control Officer (later Security Officer) Worf. The U.S.S. Enterprise-D was significantly faster and larger in size, and featured more than twice the crew complement of (and many more gadgets than) the first starship of that name.

But there was also a major change in attitude and ambience from the original Trek, perhaps an agenda as well, as the new production boldly ventured into politically correct places where no man had gone before. Hilary Palencar casts a critical eye at TNG, examines what it is really saying to the modern TV viewer, and shows how easy it is for the average watcher to get drawn into the new Trek's very attractive vision of one possible (but highly improbable) future of WASPmankind. Complete with General Index, Title Index, and Character Index.

Comments

I haven't yet read this book, but a quick flip through it suggests that the author intends the book as a rejection of the values presented by The Next Generation. Palencar uses the addiction metaphor; she rejects The Next Generation as strongly as a newly converted alcoholic member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union would reject the alcohol she was addicted to and harmed by. At the beginning of the book, she includes a Warning advising possible readers that the book is not an entertaining book. Without having yet read the book, I can only note that Palencar sees Data as the key character in the show. She condemns the show for racism, sexism, political correctness, and a number of other perceived flaws. Unlike some of the more academically oriented critiques of Star Trek, however, Palencar's book is written in an accessible style, and could appeal to a wider audience willing to engage with Palencar's criticism of the series. The book is out of print for several years, because Borgo Press published small print runs of books mainly for the academic library market. Anyone interested in the first edition should try getting a copy by interlibrary loan or through one of the web's used bookstore search sites. However, as of 2006, it's available through lulu.com as an ebook or in print format.

For a lengthier review of the book by science fiction writer (and occasional Trek novelist) Pamela Sargent, see the Science Fiction Studies website.

Enterprise ZonesEnterprise Zones: Critical Positions on Star Trek
Edited by Taylor Harrison, Sarah Projansky, Kent A. Ono, and Elyce Rae Helford
Westview Press
303 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part One: Centering Subjectivities
"A Part of Myself No Man Should Ever See": Reading Captain Kirk's Multiple Masculinities by Elyce Rae Helford
When the Body Speaks: Deanna Troi's Tenuous Authority and the Rationalization of Federation Superiority in Star Trek: The Next Generation Rape Narratives by Sarah Projansky
Liminality: Worf as Metonymic Signifier of Racial, Cultural, and National Differences by Leah R. Vande Berg
Dating Data: Miscegenation in Star Trek: The Next Generation by Rhonda Wilcox
Part Two: Manufacturing Hegemonies
Cyborgs in Utopia: The Problem of Radical Difference in Star Trek: The Next Generation by Katrina G. Boyd
A Fabricated Space: Assimilating the Individual on Star Trek: The Next Generation by Amelie Hastie
"For the Greater Good": Trilateralism and Hegemony in Star Trek: The Next Generation by Steven F. Collins
Domesticating Terrorism: A Neocolonial Economy of Différance by Kent A. Ono
Part Three: Producing Pleasures
Boys in Space: Star Trek, Latency, and the Neverending Story by Ilsa J. Bick
Enjoyment (in) Between Fathers: General Chang as Homoerotic Enablement in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country by Evan Haffner
"All Good Things...": The End of Star Trek: The Next Generation, The End of Camelot -- The End of the Tale About Woman as Handmaid to Patriarchy as Superman by Marleen S. Barr
Weaving the Cyborg Shroud: Mourning and Deferral in Star Trek: The Next Generation by Taylor Harrison
Appendices
Appendix A: Interview with Henry Jenkins
Appendix B: A Selective Bibliography of Critical Work on Star Trek
About the Book
About the Editors and Contributors
Index

Blurb

Praise for Enterprise Zones

"Star Trek is a genuine cultural phenomenon, and this volume at last gives it the searching critical look it deserves. Assembling a stunning array of terrestrial intelligence, Enterprise Zones manages a mission near impossible -- to be serious yet funny, diverse yet coherent, suspicious yet loving. An absolutely essential text for fans and for courses in science fiction and American culture."
- Janice Rushing, University of Arkansas

"This stellar collection is the first of its kind to explore the Star Trek phenomenon with such depth and breadth. The essays attest to the vitality and diversity of cultural studies as a site for exciting new voices. Enterprise Zones is indispensable to anyone concerned with the impact of futuristic projections on the political present."
- Ramona Liera-Schwichtenberg, Wichita State University

"Critical essays focused on subjectivities, cultural change, representations of power, and pain-pleasure engage readers of Star Trek in fresh and invigorating ways. This anthology is on the front edge of media criticism."
- Bruce Gronbeck, University of Iowa

Can you imagine a world without Star Trek -- without warp drive, phasers, photon torpedoes, tricorders, communicators, and transporters? After six Hollywood movies and twenty-five years of nonstop television presence, Star Trek is, indeed, a pervasive cultural phenomenon. Scholars, students, and most of all trekkies: Read on, dig in, delight.

Comments

I haven't read this book yet, but I've flipped through it, read the essay titles, and read enough essays and articles on postmodernism to get the distinct impression that this is one of those books that will matter only to academics specializing in cultural studies who can't write a page of text without citing some comment by Barthes, Baudrillard, or Derrida. There appears to be the usual amount of blather about hegemony, patriarchy, gaze, discourse, and all the usual postmodernist buzzwords. From skimming through one or two of the essays, it also appears that loyalty to one's preferred position and favorite French theorist supersedes any possible requirement to get the facts right about anything Star Trek-related. No doubt some academic has something cogent to say about the freedom of the critical gaze in a postmodernist discourse of freedom from the imperialist hegemony of television, celebrating freedom from the oppressive single-discourse concept of accuracy in referring to the core text, but who cares?

Anyone interested in exploring academic takes on Star Trek is advised to give Henry Jenkins a try first. His writings tend to deal with Star Trek fandom rather than with Star Trek directly, but his prose is readable, and his knowledge of the subject is evident.

Contributor Ilsa J. Bick has since become a published Star Trek author, her first professional credit being the Voyager short story "A Ribbon for Rosie" in Strange New Worlds II in 1999 and her first novel being the Lost Era book Well of Souls.

Federation PassportFederation Passport
J.M. Dillard
Pocket
36 pages

Contents

Notice
Restrictions
Letter from the Federation President
Stamps of Entry
Bajor
Vulcan
Earth
Ferenginar
Shore Leave Planet
Risa
Romulus/Remus
The Klingon Homeworld (Qo'NoS)
Betazed
Cardassia
Travel Advisories

Comments

The second in a thankfully short series of cutesy little Pocket books, following The Rules of Acquisition, this is a small, overpriced, staple-bound booklet. The first few pages are a Trek universe version of a passport. The rest of the book is generally matte paintings of the planets listed above with a few paragraphs of travel information. Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda are cited on the title page as research consultants.

Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation Pocket editionGene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation
Yvonne Fern
Pocket
221 pages

Contents

Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke
Author's Preface
Prologue
The Beginning
The Middle
The End
Epilogue
Acknowledgments

Blurb

"This exchange between Star Trek's creator and sci-fi devotee Fern reads like the script for a great episode."
- Entertainment Weekly

"Extraordinary... it should sell millions in paperback."
- Arthur C. Clarke

The creator and driving force behind both the original Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gene Roddenberry created a mythology for the twentieth century. One of the most enduring cultural phenomenons of our time, Star Trek was from the beginning a forum where its creator, its writers and its viewers could explore the fundamental questions of life: What does goodness mean? Where does duty end and morality begin? And most often: What does it mean to be human?

In the last months of his life, Roddenberry offered to share his views on life with Yvonne Fern. The result is a probing dialogue that serves as a portrait of both the man and his ideas. Roddenberry's creation opened a window into the human condition and has stirred the dreams of an entire generation. Now, reading this final message, we are moved a little closer to the luminous future that Star Trek showed was already within us.

Comments

In 1994, the University of California Press published the original hardcover version of this book. Pocket's trade paperback version is somewhat revised, and includes a new introduction by Fern discussing criticisms of the first book. She admits that she has learned that a number of things Roddenberry took credit for during their taped conversations were actually the work of other people, but decides not to edit the manuscript to reflect what she's learned. Instead, she says, this edition of the book is the original manuscript without the editing changes made for the hardcover edition. How that makes it more reliable she does not explain. 

Grammarian's DeskThe Grammarian's Desk
Captain Krankor, edited by Lawrence M. Schoen
Klingon Language Institute
91 pages

Contents

Preface
Adverbials in Sentence Pairs
-bogh: Heads or Tails?
'Iv and nuq as Pronouns
On the Murky Concept of 'Indirect Objects'
Pushing law'/puS to the Limit
'e' neHbe' vavwI'
Analysis: Power Klingon (part 1)
Analysis: Power Klingon (part 2)
'It'
Does ghoS Take an Object?
Dr. Okrand Responds: -ghach Explained
A Clever Trick of Narrow Applicability
Making Your Point!
Exam Time

Blurb

"Greetings from the Empire!"

With those words, Captain Krankor introduced himself to Klingon scholars throughout the sector. A warrior of legendary stature, the good Captain has applied his battle-honed instincts and Klingon guile to explaining and illuminating the galaxy's fastest growing language. His column, From the Grammarian's Desk, has been a regular feature in the official journal of the Klingon Language Institute. This volume gathers together the first four years of his arguments and explanations, rendering the language more accessible and allowing both Federation experts and novices greater insight and a better understanding of the Empire.

Comments

For anyone seriously interested in the Klingon language as developed by Marc Okrand, this book may be quite helpful. It's a series of commentaries on inconsistencies and vague areas in the currently available official sources of information. For other fans, it's an interesting conversation piece, and a reminder of the extent to which Star Trek has grown.

Star Trek CollectiblesHouse of Collectibles Price Guide to Star Trek Collectibles
Fourth Edition
Sue Cornwell and Mike Kott
House of Collectibles
261 pages, plus 8 pages of photos

Contents

Market Report
A Brief History of Star Trek and Star Trek Merchandise
Buying and Selling Star Trek Collectibles
Using This Book
Action Figures
Artwork
Badges
Blueprints
Books (Comic Books, Convention Program Books, and Novels and Reference Books)
Bumper Stickers
Buttons
Calendars
Cels and Storyboards
Ceramics and Glassware
Clothing and Accessories
Coins and Medallions
Computer Software
Costumes, Costume Patterns, and Accessories
Decals, Stamps, and Stickers
Fanzines
Films and Videos
Games and Accessories
Greeting Cards
Housewares
Jewelry
Magazines
Model Kits
Music, Sheet
Patches
Pewter Ships and Figures
Postcards
Posters
Prints and holograms
Promotional Material
Props and Prop Reproductions
Puzzles
Records, Audio Tapes, and Compact Disks
School and Office Supplies
Scripts
Standees
Stills, Slides, Film Clips, and Photographs
Toys and Crafts
Trading Cards
Watches
Index

Blurb

Before you boldly go and buy or sell Star Trek collectibles -- get the facts!

More than 5,000 prices listed!

When the Star Trek television series originally aired in 1966, the show inspired little enthusiasm from the media. Not so with the legion of devoted viewers. Now, three decades later, Star Trek remains alive and well thanks to classic reruns, spin-off TV series, and blockbuster movies. It's no surprise that Star Trek memorabilia has become the hot area of collecting. With this handy sourcebook, you just might live long and prosper!

Comprehensive. From action figures, button, and calendars to jewelry, posters, and trading cards, the House of Collectibles Price Guide to Star Trek Collectibles lists more than 5,000 prices and covers all Star Trek TV and movie memorabilia, including spin-off series like Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Deep Space 9.

Written by experts. Sue Cornwell and Mike Kott are founders of Intergalactic Trading Company, Inc., which specializes in Star Trek collectibles. They have attended more than three hundred conventions as dealers. Intergalactic is currently the most active company in the country dealing primarily with Star Trek memorabilia.

Professional advice. Helpful tips on building a collection and important information on the condition and care of your investment.

Special sections. An on-target market review features important information for determining authenticity -- plus updated material on dealers, clubs, fanzines, and European collectibles and conventions.

Fully illustrated. The House of Collectibles Price Guide to Star Trek Collectibles is packed with photographs for easy identification, including an eight-page color insert.

Comments

This is the most current price guide for Trek collectibles, so anyone who's interested in collecting will find it worthwhile. It's also fun to browse. Some of the damnedest things have been sold as Star Trek tie-ins over the years.

I Can Draw Star TrekI Can Draw Star Trek: The Spacecraft and Other Devices of Star Trek: The Original Series
Tony Tallarico
Pocket Little Simon

Contents

Drawing Tips
U.S.S. Enterprise
Phaser
Klingon Battle Cruiser
Tholian Vessel
Disruptor Pistol
Tricorder
Border Marker
Shuttlecraft
Transporter
Desktop Viewer
Communicator
Scalosian Weapon
Antigrav
Atavachron
Laser Weapon
Phaser Rifle
Starfleet Insignia
Medical Diagnostic Bed
Romulan Bird-of-Prey
Agonizer
Romulan Cloaking Device
Hypospray
Medical Instruments
S.S. Botany Bay
U.S.S. Constitution
Servo
Electronic Clipboard
Deep Space Station K-7
Universal Translator

Blurb

From the U.S.S. Enterprise to phasers, I Can Draw Star Trek will teach artists of all ages to draw a variety of spacecraft and devices from the classic Star Trek, The Original Series. Simple instructions accompany the step-by-step illustrations.

Comments

Tallarico shows how to draw familiar ships and objects by starting with relatively simple geometrical shapes and adding more detail in a few steps.

Inside Star Trek: The Real StoryInside Star Trek: The Real Story (audio)
Herbert F. Solow and Robert H. Justman
Pocket
458 pages

Contents

Who Are They?
Preface
Prologue: Riding the Red-Eye
Act One: Genesis: The Two Pilots
The Back Story: Boy, Could He Tap-Dance
A Dreamer of Dreams
Get on Board, Li'l Chillun
Magic Time: The First Pilot
The Good Witch of the East
Magic Time Revisited: The Second Pilot
Strange New Worlds
The Key to the Asylum
Act Two: The First Season: A Struggle For Life
Another Fine Mess
And Then I Wrote
New Faces of 1966: The Actors
These Are the Voyages: The First Season
Haute Couture
Gene's Genes
Who's on First? The Pecking Order
Flirting With Disaster
Running on Empty
On the Edge of Forever: Waiting for Harlan
Act Three: Death and Transfiguration: The Second and Third Seasons
Saved by the Bell
Money, Money, Money
A Shoe Drops: The Second Season
If They Give You Any Trouble, Screw Them!
First, the Good News: The Final Season
Act Four: Rebirth: Star Trek Lives!
Reborn in Reruns
All Our Yesterdays
Epilogue: Live Long and Prosper
Acknowledgments
Authors' Biographies
Index

Blurb

Before the actors were cast, before the U.S.S. Enterprise was designed, before the phenomenon exploded, there were three men who set about creating the Star Trek legend. Gene Roddenberry died in 1991. Herb Solow and Bob Justman now remain the only two people on the planet Earth who really know what happened in those early, heady days.

In the beginning of 1964, Herbert F. Solow was hired to run television production for Lucille Ball's struggling Desilu Studios. In April of that year, a rumpled, soft-spoken ex-cop named Gene Roddenberry walked into Solow's office with an idea for a new science fiction television series called Star Trek. Immediately seeing the show's potential, Solow struck a script development deal with Roddenberry on the spot.

Soon, Solow and Roddenberry brought Robert H. Justman on board as assistant director to work on what was to be the first of two Star Trek pilots and, later, to act as associate producer on the series. Together, the three men embarked on an incredible odyssey that would make television history.

With Herb Solow running interference -- both within the closed walls of the studio and between Desilu and NBC -- and Bob Justman handling all phases of weekly production, Star Trek endured its birth pangs. Finally, when Solow hired Roddenberry to produce the initial sixteen episodes ordered, the fledgling series began to assume a life of its own.

Inside Star Trek is a comprehensive look at the development and life of a television and cultural phenomenon. It is also a story no one else could tell. Between them, Solow and Justman had a hand in virtually every aspect of the development and production of Star Trek -- from the battles with NBC and the internal conflicts with studio executives to the behind-the-scenes decisions about actors and their characters, writers, scripts, directors, budgets, and the endless details of weekly television production.

Since 1964, Solow, executive in charge of production for Star Trek, has been silent about the legends, distortions and misrepresentations that grew around the show he developed and sold to NBC, the pilots he developed with Gene Roddenberry, and which he carries in his memory as part of a distinguished career. Bob Justman, as associate producer and then coproducer of Star Trek (and subsequently supervising producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation, among other series) has been a popular speaker at Star Trek conventions, known and loved by fans around the world.

Together, in this book, the two men debunk many of the myths that have developed around Star Trek in the last thirty years as they create new ones based on facts. At last, here is the simple, fascinating and accurate account of a unique television series launched against astronomical odds -- a television series that transported millions of viewers into another world and into an unprecedented, thirty-year, multimedia, multibillion-dollar cultural phenomenon.

At last, the real Star Trek!

Grant Tinker, former Chairman of the Board and C.E.O., NBC, on Inside Star Trek: "Forget everything you ever read or heard about Star Trek. Solow and Justman's dramatic and humorous account of the series's birth, life and premature death is exactly as it all happened."

Gene Roddenberry on Herbert Solow: "Solow, whom I worked with most directly and intimately, was enormously helpful. One of the most pleasant and talented men I have ever had the pleasure to work with in this business." -- February 12, 1965

Gene Roddenberry on bob Justman: "Star Trek could never have been made without your considerable talent and knowledge. Most important of all, I had your friendship." -- October 8, 1968

Comments

Although some readers have suggested that the authors are not exactly disinterested parties without axes to grind, this is nonetheless must reading for fans of the original series. The often-told story of Trek's early days has never been told from their perspectives, and where they claim past accounts have been wrong, they often have supporting documentation to back them up. It's remarkable that a book of such candor and myth-debunking was published as an authorized Pocket book.

The Klingon Hamlet
William Shakespeare and the Klingon Language Institute
Klingon Language Institute

Comments

This is the original, limited edition. Only 1026 hardcover copies were printed. A revised trade paperback edition was published by Pocket in 2000.

The Klingon WayThe Klingon Way: A Warrior's Guide (audio)
Marc Okrand
Pocket
214 pages

Contents

Introduction
Star Trek: The Klingon Way: A Warrior's Guide

Blurb

"Revenge is a dish best served cold."
- Klingon Proverb

For many years, Klingons have been the premier warriors in the galaxy. Regarded across known space with fear and awe, few beings understand the true depth and greatness of the Klingon culture.

"Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man."
- Klingon Proverb

Noted Klingon language and cultural expert Marc Okrand collects the wisdom of these great warriors, taking proverbs and quotes from some of its greatest thinkers and bringing Klingon philosophy to lesser races across the galaxy.

Comments

This book is a collection of short essays based on lines from movies and episodes. Each essay begins with the line in English, then a Klingon translation, then a paragraph or two on how that line reflects Klingon culture. Finally, the episode from which the line was taken is named. There are also dozens of photographs.

Klingon Battle CruiserMake Your Own Starship: Klingon Battle Cruiser
Ruth Wickings
Pocket Little Simon

Blurb

This book features all the press-out pieces you will need to construct your own Klingon Battle Cruiser

Display your completed starship on a tabletop, or hang as a mobile

Comments

This is six sheets (or twelve pages) of perforated heavy paper inside a stapled cover, with model assembly instructions printed inside the front and back cover. Pocket published two Next Generation starship books in 1996 and two original series books in 1997.

For some reason, activity books like this never seem to really catch on. In the mid-1970s, Random House tried with the Star Trek Action Toy Book, and Pocket published a number of activity books as part of the launch of their Star Trek book line at the time of Star Trek - The Motion Picture. But there has not yet been a consistent line of activity books of this kind.

U.S.S. EnterpriseMake Your Own Starship: U.S.S. Enterprise-D
Ruth Wickings
Pocket Little Simon

Blurb

This book features all the press-out pieces you will need to construct your own U.S.S. Enterprise

Display your completed starship on a tabletop, or hang as a mobile

Comments

As above, this is six sheets (or twelve pages) of perforated heavy paper inside a stapled cover, with model assembly instructions printed inside the front and back cover.

The original series U.S.S. Enterprise was published in the same format in 1997.

The Making of Star Trek: First ContactThe Making of Star Trek: First Contact
Lou Anders
Titan
128 pages

Contents

In the Beginning
Pre-Production
Writers
Director
The Cast
Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Brent Spiner
LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Alfre Woodard
James Cromwell
Alice Krige
Dwight Schultz
Robert Picardo
Behind the Scenes
Production Design
Costumes
Make-up
The Shoot
Visual Effects
Soundtrack
Credits

Blurb

One captain, against orders, must succeed whether all others have failed...

Prepare for the ultimate Star Trek experience as the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, headed by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, take on their most fearsome enemies, the deadly Borg, in a battle across space and time!

Discover all the behind-the-scenes secrets of the movie, including:

Resistance is futile

Comments

Published in the UK, this is a well-illustrated book, probably based on articles by Anders for the British Star Trek Monthly magazine, and possibly Star Trek Communicator as well. The book credits Larry Nemecek and Ian Spelling for additional material.

Nitpicker's GuideThe Nitpicker's Guide for Deep Space Nine Trekkers
Phil Farrand
Dell
397 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
First Season
[episodes listed]
Personal Favorites
Romance Tote Board
Bajor: Terok Nor
Second Season
[episodes listed]
Triathlon Trivia on Characters
Damage Tote Board
Third Season
[episodes listed]
Triathlon Trivia on Places
The Boys in Wonderland Tote Board
Sisko's Top Ten Reasons for Shaving His Head
Fourth Season
[episodes listed]
Trek Silliness
Hodgepodge Tote Board
Triathlon Trivia on People Groups
Index

Blurb

Commander's log, DS9: stardate 46379.1 Bajor below. The cosmos above. Bloopers everywhere.

How long is the wormhole? (In "Emissary," it is 70,000 light-years. Four episodes later Sisko says it is 90,000. Better check the odometer, Sisko!)

Does the space station rotate? (Good question! Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't -- look at the stars in the windows.)

Now that NextGen is history, the time has come to take a leap through hyperspace and land on Deep Space Nine. It's unexplored territory for nitpicking, the ultimate challenge for discriminating fans. This guide brings you the scoop on Deep Space Nine -- the good, the bad, and the Ferengi. Author Phil Farrand (with a little help from his Trekker friends) has had his VCR in warp drive and surveyed every DS9 episode of the first four seasons for the glitches, gaffes, and goofs that neither the station's engineers nor the show's writers have solved. Sit yourself down with this guide in one hand, your remote control in the other, and see for yourself what the wormhole has wrought --

- plot oversights - changed premises - equipment oddities - continuity and production problems - strange but true fun facts - trivia questions - and more!

Comments

The fourth in Farrand's popular nitpicking books, this applies the usual formula to Deep Space Nine.

Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography
James Hatfield and George "Doc" Burt
Pinnacle Books
300 pages

Contents

Authors' Note and Acknowledgments
Prologue: All Good Things...
Yesterday's Nightmares, Tomorrow's Dreams
From Shakespeare to Star Trek
Promotion to Captain
Power Struggle
A Piece of the Action
Dissatisfaction Guaranteed
All the World's a Stage
New Directions
The Fullest Living
From First Love to Sex Symbol
Action and Romance
The Final TV Voyage
Generations Gap
Finally Out of Uniform
Epilogue: Full Circle
Notes and Sources

Blurb

He has a powerful presence that commands respect, yet he's been called insecure and egotistical. He can be funny, enchanting and warm one minute, and short-tempered and unfriendly the next. He has graciously granted interviews, and stormed off the set of Good Morning America.

He is Patrick Stewart, the Shakespearean actor who rose to superstardom on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Now for the first time, here is the intimate, uncensored story of the man behind Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Read about:

- His violent childhood at the hands of an alcoholic father.

- The love affair that destroyed his 25-year marriage.

The years spent as a critically acclaimed, but struggling Shakespearean actor -- and why he took minor, forgettable roles in Grade B movies.

- Behind the scenes of Star Trek: The Next Generation where he earned a reputation as a moody, tantrum-throwing prima donna.

- The role the producers originally wanted him to play.

- His stormy relationship with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry over the creative development of the Captain Picard character -- and his role in Paramount's subsequent power struggle.

- The true story of what really went on behind-the-scenes between Stewart and William Shatner on the movie set of Star Trek Generations.

- How intensive psychological therapy has finally rescued him from "40 years of emotional agony."

Comments

As the contents and blurb (and the cover photo of Stewart as Picard) make abundantly clear, this is a quickie celebrity bio. The authors didn't interview Stewart or anyone who knows him; instead, they compiled the book from information they found in dozens of magazine articles. Readable, and occasionally interesting, but not really essential.

Secret Fighting Arts coverSecret Fighting Arts of the Warrior Race Volume 1 - betleH yIqel
HetaQ DoqwI', illustrated by Chet Braun and Tom Twohy
Pacific Warriors
176 pages

Contents

lIHwI' (Introduction)
'utwI'mey (Basics)
HoS ghurmoHbogh to''e' (Power Exercises)
betleHmey (The betleH)
SIS'Iw (betleH Training Form)
Lesson 1 - qeylIS rol (Kahless' Beard)
Lesson 2 - Duv mulwI' (Stubbornness Advances)
Lesson 3 - jagh yIDev (Leading the Enemy)
Lesson 4 - bIngvo' mup (Strike from Below)
Lesson 5 - jagh yItlha'(Following the Enemy)
Lesson 6 - mup ghargh (Serpent Strike)
Lesson 7 - pum ghol (Enemy Falls)
Lesson 8 - molrup (Ready to Bury)
Lesson 9 - yIDIng 'ej yIbot (Spinning Blocks)
Lesson 10 - 'o'lIj yIHub (Defending Behind)
Lesson 11 - jagh yIjun (Evading)
Lesson 12 - HuvchoHpu' may' yoS (Battlefield Cleared)
qa' 'etlh (Spirit Sword Techniques)
QIjwI'(Appendix)
pagh tlham tonSaw' (Zero Gravity Fighting)
SIS 'Iw (Training Form Posture List)
pIqaD (Native Writing)
thlIngan Hol (Language Resources)
tonSaw' (Martial Arts Resources)
tlhIngan ghommey (Group Resources)
mughwI' (Translations)
Join the Ranks of ro' Doq vaj

Blurb

Klingon martial arts!

Throughout the galaxy, the mighty Klingon race is known for its ruthless skill in battle. Now, the secrets of their most sacred weapon of honor, betleH yIqel, is revealed for the first time! The great Klingon betleH Master, HetaQ, takes you through step-by-step instruction on the proper use of the betleH!

Not just science fiction, the betleH techniques within this book are based on real martial arts! Actual training exercises from the martial arts have been used to create this unique fusion of science fiction and true fighting arts. Written for the dedicated Star Trek fan, the Martial Arts enthusiast and the Klingon in you!

Comments

This is a serious martial arts instruction book for people who want to do Klingon-style martial arts. It's extensively illustrated with photos (featuring a man and woman in Klingon makeup and garb) and charts on foot placement and that sort of thing. If you've ever wanted to do a convincing bat'leth (here spelled betleH) fight, this book will show you how. 

This is a lost book now, as Paramount ordered that all copies of the book be destroyed for violation of trademark and/or copyright. It shows up regularly on eBay, though, so it's not impossible to get.

Thanks to João Paulo Cursino for providing the contents and blurb for the years it took me to find a copy of my own.

Starfleet Academy Entrance ExamThe Starfleet Academy Entrance Exam: Tantalizing Trivia From Classic Star Trek to Star Trek: Voyager
Peggy Robin
Citadel Press
174 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
How to Score This Test
[quizzes]

Blurb

How well do you know your Star Trek legend, lore, and heritage? For nearly thirty years and through four different television shows and seven major motion pictures, a complete galaxy of Star Trek characters, facts, figures, and stories have been spun to the delight of millions of viewers and dedicated fans.

More than just a trivia book, The Starfleet Academy Entrance Exam is a series of tests of your knowledge of classic Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager.

Tests are organized into thematic categories, such as:
- Aliens
- Captains
- Engineering
- Gadgets and Weapons
- Love and Romance
- Medicine, Health, and Bioengineering
- Quotations
- Space Ships and Other Vessels
and many more

Comments

Basically just another trivia quiz book, this one adds one thing to the mix: a collection of Top Ten lists and similar examples of Star Trek "humor." A revised edition of the book was due to be published in 1998 but never appeared, as far as I know.

Star Trek ChronologyStar Trek Chronology: The History of the Future
Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda
Pocket
342 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)
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Year 6 (2369)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Year 1
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Year 7 (2370)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Year 2
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Year 3 (2371)
Star Trek: Voyager, Year 1
Star Trek Generations
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Year 4 (2372)
Star Trek: Voyager, Year 2
The Far Future
Appendix A: Notes on Star Trek: The Original Series characters
Appendix B: Notes on Star Trek: The Next Generation characters
Appendix C: Notes on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine characters
Appendix D: Notes on Star Trek: Voyager characters
Appendix E: Notes on Starfleet and the Starships Enterprise
Appendix F: Notes on science and technology
Appendix G: Notes on planets and societies
Appendix H: Alternate timelines
Appendix I: Regarding stardates
Appendix J: Writing credits
Index
Bibliography
About the Authors

Blurb

A completely revised edition of the bestselling official illustrated time line of the incredible and ever-expanding Star Trek universe -- presented for the first time in full color.

From the founding of the Federation, to Zefram Cochrane's invention of warp drive, 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 look at Star Trek's incredible history. The Star Trek Chronology documents every important event from every Star Trek episode and film, and includes both stardates and Earth calendar dates.

An indispensable guide for Star Trek enthusiasts and writers alike, the Star Trek Chronology has been exhaustively researched and brought up to date by Star Trek production staff members Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda, and includes little-known "inside" information and trivia about the making of the hugely successful television shows and films.

Profusely illustrated with more than 1,000 color photos -- many never before printed anywhere -- this is the book that imparts every chapter in the exciting Star Trek saga. The Star Trek Chronology is an incredible journey through time and the future history of Star Trek!

Comments

Though this edition is also out of date by now, it was a considerable expansion of the first edition, nearly twice as long, on better paper with color illustrations, and adding several years' worth of episodes. Due to the amount of work involved, the Okudas are reportedly not keen to do a more current edition.

CoversStar Trek: Deep Space Nine: Lightstorm/Terok Nor
Mark A. Altman, Mark Paniccia
Boxtree

Contents

Lightstorm by Mark A. Altman
Terok Nor by Mark A. Altman
Interview With a Mask Maker, Michael Westmore by Mark Paniccia
The Dominion by Mark A. Altman

Comments

Thanks to Ian McLean and Mark Martinez for information. This trade paperback is published with two front covers; you flip it over to read the other half. It reprints two one-shot comics published by Malibu along with short text pieces from those comics. Altman's story is a sequel to his Hearts and Minds miniseries.

ShanghaiedStar Trek: Deep Space Nine: Shanghaied
John Vornholt, Laurie S. Sutton
Boxtree

Contents

Shanghaied by John Vornholt
Images by Laurie S. Sutton
Hearts of Old by Laurie S. Sutton

Blurb

When Security Chief Odo suspects Quark of dirty dealings, he enlists the mischievous Ferengi's help to put things right again. But a secret mission to track down some missing Bajorans soon turns into a fiasco, with Quark shanghaied and washing dishes aboard a freighter full of hostile aliens!

This volume also features: Images, the tale of a half-Bajoran, half-Cardassian spy who finds that giving up a life of intrigue is not as easy as it seems, and Hearts of Old, wherein Lieutenant Dax is reunited with an old flame who has a dangerous secret...

Comments

This trade paperback collects the contents of issues 16-18 of Malibu's Deep Space Nine comic with the exception of the brief story "War Games," which is included in the collection The Maquis, above. The comic published several more issues that were not reprinted in paperback in the UK. Thanks to Ian McLean and Mark Martinez for information.

The MaquisStar Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Maquis
Mark A. Altman, Chris Dows, Colin Clayton, R.A. Jones
Boxtree

Contents

War Games by Mark A. Altman
Vacation's Over by Mark A. Altman
Rats in a Maze by Mark A. Altman
Victims of Deceit by Mark A. Altman
Memoirs of an Invisible Ferengi by Chris Dows and Colin Clayton
A Tree Grows on Bajor by R.A. Jones

Blurb

It's just a routine evening for Dr. Julian Bashir as he attempts to pick up a beautiful woman in a bar. But Julian has no idea that his hormones are about to get him into a lot of trouble. For the woman is the leader of a Maquis resistance cell, on a mission to liberate her comrades from a Cardassian prison camp!

The Maquis! Perhaps the most insidious threat the Federation has ever faced... a threat from within: former Starfleet officers who have turned against the Federation!

And now it seems the Cardassians may have the crew of the Voyager and a Maquis crew incarcerated in a prison colony, Julian has no choice but to help the Maquis in their desperate liberation bid!

This Maquis storyline is an important part of Star Trek continuity, with repercussions for Star Trek: Voyager as well as Deep Space Nine.

As an added bonus, this volume also includes two short stories, spotlighting Quark the Ferengi and Jake Sisko!

Comments

Another Boxtree trade paperback, this is a reprint of Malibu's The Maquis: Soldier of Peace miniseries, including two one-shot backup stories from the original comics, as well as a prelude, "War Games," which was originally published in issue 18 of Malibu's Deep Space Nine comic. Malibu was supposed to produce a Voyager comic but lost the license before the first issue could be published (or, possibly, produced). Thanks to Ian McLean and Mark Martinez for information.

Fans and Costume Art coverStar Trek Fans and Costume Art
Heather R. Joseph-Witham
University Press of Mississippi
72 pages

Contents

Preface
Star Trek Fans and Costume Art
Star Trek Fandom
The Palavra
Gene's Dream
The Boundaries of Authenticity
Alien Invasion
Outstanding Artists
The Meaning of Costuming
Conclusion: Popular Culture and Folklore
References
Color Plates

Blurb

A study of the phenomenal attire that unites Trekkers

Fans of science fiction and of Star Trek are legion. Huge numbers of these attend their conventions attired in highly creative costumes that identify them as "Trekkers" and arouse a spirit of community.

Many are affiliated with fan clubs whose members buy or create such attire to be worn at conventions and public events. They come from all walks of life and show up extravagantly costumed not only at science-fiction venues but also at charity fund-raisers and public-service meetings. Klingon and Federation members may appear in the actual world of strip malls and shopping centers as they stage food-fight wars in behalf of the homeless. They surface anywhere they can make a statement about the positive ideals they feel are fostered in the Star Trek universe.

Trekkers find a sense of friendship, family, and high ideals within fandom. A gamut of reasons can be listed for why Trekkers costume themselves. For some it is a public way of demonstrating affection for Gene Roddenberry's creation. For some, dressing as a Klingon expresses empowerment for women. For others, it is escapism for pure fun.

Their alien garb and motivations for wearing it are explored here in this fascinating book that connects expressions of contemporary folk art, folklore, and popular culture.

Comments

The book is part of a series on Folk Arts and Artists, which includes books on punk art, Chicano graffiti, and rubber stamp art. But despite being yet another book on Star Trek by an academic (a doctoral candidate in folklore and mythology), it isn't a long, dry read. Instead, the book has a relatively short essay on fandom and costume art, followed by 36 pages of color illustrations of costumed fans.

Personally, I've never really understood the costume phenomenon, and this book is a bit too short to make it all make sense for those who aren't already converted. Still, it's the only book thus far on the topic, and thus merits a place in the collection of anyone interested in fandom.

Star Trek Logs One and Two
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

Comments

See Star Trek Log One, first published in 1974, for comments on the Star Trek Log series. Del Rey also issued omnibus editions of the series in 1993, reprinting the first nine books in three mass market paperbacks, and dropping the tenth. The 1996 reprints, offering two of the books per trade paperback volume, included all ten of the original books. 

Star Trek Logs Three and Four
Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey

Contents

Once Upon a Planet
Mudd's Passion
The Magicks of Megas-Tu
The Terratin Incident
Time Trap
More Tribbles, More Troubles

Comments

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

Star Trek Logs Five and Six
Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey

Contents

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 and Eight
Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey

Contents

The Counter-Clock Incident
The Eye of the Beholder

Comments

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

Star Trek Logs Nine and Ten
Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey

Contents

Bem
The Slaver Weapon

Comments

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

Star Trek: The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D BlueprintsStar Trek: The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Blueprints
Rick Sternbach
Pocket

Blurb

Senior illustrator Rick Sternbach was one of the first people hired for the Star Trek: The Next Generation design team, where he worked for all of its seven blockbuster seasons. He has also contributed his talent and energy to the Star Trek film series as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. And Sternbach is the co-author, with Michael Okuda, of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, which has an incredible half million copies in print.

Now he brings you on an incredible journey inside the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D with Star Trek: The Next Generation Blueprints. From the bridge, to engineering, to the ship's holodecks, these exciting, detailed blueprints reveal every deck, every corridor, and every corner of the Starship Enterprise. This is an unprecedented look inside the ship that has taken millions of television viewers and filmgoers into the farthest reaches of space. With thirteen huge (22" by 34") blueprints and an exclusive sixteen-page booklet, these blueprints are a must for every Star Trek fan.

Comments

This is a nicely designed cardboard box holding the blueprints and the booklet inside. The booklet credits Sternbach along with Todd Guenther, Jeanne L. Rogers, and Dan Gauthier. The booklet's contents include a foreword by Robert H. Justman, an author's introduction, a round table discussion involving a number of production and design people, and notes on building the blueprints.

Unfortunately, this expensive package did not sell as well as Pocket had hoped, and before long Pocket was giving copies away for free to purchasers of the 1997 edition of the Star Trek Encyclopedia.

Crew Member's Exploration PackStar Trek: The Original Series Crew Member's Exploration Pack
Little Simon (Pocket)

Contents

Star Map
Official Fact File
Official Log Book

Blurb

Prepare yourself to "boldly go where no man has gone before" with your very own Crew Member's Exploration Pack! This clever kit is chock-full of a galaxy of items that every intrepid space explorer will need.

Comments

Part of Pocket's effort to interest children in Star Trek (along with I Can Draw Star Trek and the Make Your Own Starship books), this is a box with a number of items inside, all described in the blurb. It's obviously not a book, but it was part of Pocket's publishing program and should be included for at least that reason. No individual author is credited, except for an acknowledgement in the Fact File to Michael and Denise Okuda for information excerpted from their Star Trek Encyclopedia. The back of the box credits Brown Wells and Jacobs Ltd. with design and production.

The Official Log Book is a stapled, 32 page, 25x20cm notebook. The Official Fact File is a smaller booklet, 24 pages long. It offers a very short collection of information on the original series

Contents of the Star Trek Fact File:

Starfleet
The U.S.S. Enterprise
Warp Speed
Key Crew Members
Equipment
Aliens: Friends and Foes
The Klingon Language
Life Forms and Aliens
Quiz

Star Trek 30 YearsStar Trek 30 Years Official Collector's Edition
Edited by Lee Anne Nicholson
Telemedia
176 pages

Contents

Star Trek - 30 Years
The Roddenberry Legacy
Generation After Generation
In the Beginning
The Great Bird of the Galaxy
Star Wars No More
Keeping the Flame
Haven't We Met in a Parallel Universe?
Behind the Scenes
100 Influential People in the Star Trek Universe
Make It So
Clothes Encounters
Back to the Future
The Okuda Files
The Fan Universe
Caught in the Act
Readers' Survey
Famous Players
Galaxy-Class Collectibles
Episode Log

Blurb

An exclusive interview with Leonard Nimoy

TV Guide goes behind the scenes and tracks the making of a Star Trek episode from script to screen

The Canadian connections in Star Trek

A private chat with Majel Barrett zaps some of the myths surrounding the late great Gene Roddenberry

100 influential people in the Star Trek universe -- from directors and producers to actors and fans

The real Star Trek story -- the show that almost didn't make it!

Nearly 400 comprehensive descriptions of Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager episodes, plus a special section on the Star Trek movies

Stars of the galaxy -- Star Trek cast share special moments on and off the set

One fan's private collection of Star Trek memorabilia and hot tips on what to look for

TV Guide readers pay tribute to Star Trek with personal letters, anecdotes and humor

Plus a special pull-out bonus: our first ever map of Star Trek space in the 24th century!

Comments

Apparently another production of the Canadian edition of TV Guide, this is a large format paperback, profusely illustrated, repeating some of the content of their previous book (a Next Generation tribute). Still, for fans who don't often buy Trek magazines or books, this would be a reasonable purchase. Other fans will have most of this book's content in one form or another.

Incidentally, the map is worthless. Despite all the information provided over the many years of modern Trek, this map has considerably less information than 1980's Star Trek Maps.

Star Trek: "Where No One Has Gone Before"Star Trek: "Where No One Has Gone Before": A History in Pictures Revised and Updated
J.M. Dillard
Pocket
239 pages

Contents

Introduction
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The In-Between Years
Star Trek: The Films
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Voyager
Appendix

Blurb

"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Her 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..."

These words, first spoken on television on September 8, 1966, gave the world its first glimpse of Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future. Since that day nearly thirty years ago, Star Trek has become the most incredible collaborative effort ever seen in motion pictures, television, and publishing -- a phenomenon that has inspired seven movies, four television series, and a line of bestselling books. Star Trek's popularity is astounding; nearly fifty percent of the American public proudly proclaim themselves to be Star Trek fans.

To celebrate Star Trek's heroic future vision for humanity, Pocket Books is pleased to present the updated, full-color, illustrated history of the Star Trek phenomenon: "Where No One Has Gone Before": A History in Pictures. From the genesis of The Original Series to the short-lived animated series, to the aborted second television series in the late 1970s, to Star Trek's resurgence in the movies and an incredible three more hit television shows, this is the complete Star Trek story -- an epic tale that now spans thirty years.

With more than thirty pages of new material, "Where No One Has Gone Before" is the ultimate collector's edition and features personal accounts, anecdotes, and full-color photographs from the actors, fans, and back-stage professionals who helped make the show so incredibly popular.

The entertaining and informative text provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world of Star Trek and includes essays by the master of science fiction and science fact, the late Dr. Isaac Asimov. The photo selection is the result of an exhaustive, national search for the best in Star Trek photography.

"Where No One Has Gone Before" is a book for all Star Trek fans, from the most loyal enthusiast to the casual viewer -- anyone who has marveled at adventures that continue to transport us all to the final frontier.

Comments

This is an expanded paperback reprint of Pocket's 1994 coffee table book, with cover art combining the two different covers for the original.

These Are the Voyages"These Are the Voyages..." A Three-Dimensional Star Trek Album
Charles Kurts
Pocket
8 pages

Contents

Her Name is Enterprise
Genesis
A New Generation
A Gateway
Voyager

Comments

A pop-up book for the price of a coffee table book, this is beautifully produced but still overpriced. Like the Enterprise blueprints, this may have been one of the first expensive missteps in Pocket's Trek nonfiction publishing program. For example, in a matter of weeks Canada's largest bookstore chain had permanently and dramatically reduced the price. Large numbers of copies continue to show up in remainder bins. For a reasonable price, it's well worth buying for pop-up book fans.

A limited edition of the book with a cloth cover and slipcase was also available. There are apparently five hundred numbered copies, each signed by William Shatner.

A Trekker's Guide to Collectibles With Price Guide
Jeffrey B. Snyder
Schiffer

Comments

Not seen. This is Schiffer's first price guide for Star Trek memorabilia. They have since published Ursula Augustin's Star Trek Collectibles: Classic Series, Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager in 1997, an updated version of Snyder's book in 1999, and a new book, Kelly Hoffman's The Unauthorized Handbook and Price Guide to Star Trek Toys by Playmates, in 2000.

The 1999 edition appears to have the text of the 1996 edition intact, with 27 pages of new text at the end.

Trekker's Guide to VoyagerThe Trekker's Guide to Voyager: Complete, Unauthorized, and Uncensored
Hal Schuster
Prima
202 pages

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Launching Star Trek: Voyager
Creating the Continuing Saga
Casting the Crew
Placing Voyager in the Star Trek Universe
Meeting the Women of Star Trek
Speaking Trek Tech
Examining the Prime Directive
Understanding the Maquis
Navigating the Delta Quadrant
Nitpicking the Episodes
Appendix A: Trekker's Guide to the Internet
Appendix B: Episode Credits
Bibliography
Index

Blurb

The voyage continues...

In 1995, almost 30 years after the premier [sic] of the original Star Trek, Paramount Pictures aired a new Star Trek series. Star Trek: Voyager was the flagship of its new network, UPN, and the first Star Trek created without the input and guidance of the franchise's creator Gene Roddenberry. In The Trekker's Guide to Voyager, you'll learn what goes on both behind and in front of the camera in the words of the people closest to the events.

Nowhere else will you find detailed biographies of the actors and production crew, complete character profiles, and in-depth specs on every alien in the Delta Quadrant. Learn exactly why Genevieve Bujold quit the role of Captain Janeway just two days after she began work on the show. Discover why Voyager is the fourth series (including Generations) in which Tim Russ appears. And have you ever wondered just how far away the Delta Quadrant is? It's all here -- and nowhere else.

Plus, The Trekker's Guide to Voyager features a special guide to the first two seasons of the show, along with a discussion of the oversights, inaccuracies, and outright blunders that mysteriously appear from time to time. Everything from confused camera angles to disappearing shoes to plot holes through which you could pilot a starship is covered in this comprehensive guide.

Totally uncensored, utterly fascinating, and intricately detailed, this book is the ultimate guide to Star Trek: Voyager.

Comments

Anyone who's followed Star Trek publishing since the early 1980s remembers Hal Schuster as the ripoff artist behind Files Magazines and Pioneer Press, publishers of overpriced, badly (or, at best, hastily) written, unedited, badly laid-out, and generally awful Star Trek books. Most people remembering all that, or the more recent nonfiction books he and his usual stable of writers sold to the more reputable publishing house HarperCollins, already know how bad this book is likely to be, and they're pretty much right. When this book was first published, there were only two reasons to buy it: either you're a completist, like me, or you were excited by the fact that this was the first nonfiction book about Voyager to hit bookshelves. There are better books available now, and this one is limited in what it covers (the first two seasons only), so this book can be safely ignored now.

Ultimate Trek Trivia ChallengeThe Ultimate Trek Trivia Challenge for The Next Generation
James Hatfield and George "Doc" Burt
Kensington
325 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Great Trekspectations
How to Determine Your Score
[quizzes]
Answer Key
Scoring
Bibliography
Appendix: Quick Reference Episode Guide

Blurb

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of Star Trek!

Who is Data's mother?

How big is the neutral zone?

Which Klingon sisters plotted a coup with the Romulans?

What were Captain Kirk's final words in Generations?

Determine your personal Starfleet rank by testing your potential as a TNG (that's The Next Generation to you cadets) Trekker in a one-of-a-kind trivia book guaranteed to short-circuit your memory bank. So you have the con: lay in a course and embark on your mission -- the ultimate trivia challenge!

Test your knowledge of:

- Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Generations, the movie
- Klingon language and traditions
- The layout of the Enterprise
- Federation history
- Technical specifications
- Famous guest stars
- Memorable quotes
- Behind-the-scenes trivia

Plus!

Summaries of every episode

Good luck or, as the Klingons say, "Qapla."

Over 1600 mind-warping questions!

Comments

One of several trivia quiz books published in 1996, this is one of the longer ones and the only one restricted to Next Generation trivia. Hatfield and Burt also wrote Patrick Stewart: The Unauthorized Biography, published the same year.

Daily Meditation ManualThe Unauthorized Starfleet Daily Meditation Manual: Going Boldly on Your Inner Voyage
Mark Stanley Haskett
IF Books
unpaginated

Contents

Preface: Using this manual
[daily entries]
Topic index

Blurb

Inspired by the timeless truths echoed in these quotations from Star Trek... you'll embark on an exciting Voyage of self-renewal and growth, boldly exploring your inner universe... discovering new worlds of personal strength and wisdom... charting new directions, new goals, new possibilities!
The insightful meditations on these pages may be read daily, in sequence, starting at any time of the year. Or, select a few readings from the Topic Index whenever you're looking for fresh inspiration and life-affirming guidance during your ongoing Voyage.
With the Starfleet Daily Meditation Manual, you'll have the whole Crew to help bring you home!

Comments

This book offers one page for each day of the year, starting with a line of dialogue from a Star Trek episode, followed by a few paragraphs explaining how the line relates to life, followed by a brief affirmation. For example, the quote for August 25 is "34th Rule of Acquisition: War is good for business.." "35th Rule of Acquisition: Peace is good for business. It's easy to get them confused," attributed to Quark and Dax in "Destiny." After a few paragraphs, the affirmation is given: "I live in the here and the now. Yet I am part of the Infinite and the Eternal. That paradox sustains me." If it's not already clear, this book is strictly for new age self help addicts and people who just have to have every book about Star Trek. (I belong to the second group. Definitely not the first group.)

A revised edition, with new cover art and a rearranged title (Going Boldly on Your Inner Voyage : The Unauthorized Starfleet Daily Meditation Manual), was published in 1999.

Red ShirtWhy You Should Never Beam Down in a Red Shirt and 749 More Answers to Questions About Star Trek
Robert W. Bly
HarperPerennial
159 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Level I: Starbase Command
Level II: Thrusters
Level III: Impulse Power
Level IV: Warp Factor 1
Level V: Warp Factor 3
Level VI: Warp Factor 9
Level VII: Where No Man Has Gone Before
Level VIII: To the Galactic Barrier... and Beyond
Level IX: The Voyage Continues
Level X: '60s Flashback
Bonus Level: Shore Leave
Answers
Appendixes
Bibliography

Blurb

With new movies, TV shows and books appearing all the time, the popularity of Star Trek is at an all-time high. Now, following his best-selling The Ultimate Unauthorized Star Trek Quiz Book, Robert W. Bly provides 750 more multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank and mix-and-match questions covering the entire spectrum of Star Trek lore.

Including information on the new series, Star Trek: Voyager, and film, Star Trek: Generations, Why You Should Never Beam Down in a Red Shirt also provides complete coverage of the final season of The Next Generation, more from the current season of Deep Space Nine and questions and answers from a variety of new sources -- including several recently published autobiographies by stars of the original series.

In addition, the book contains a host of new features -- a list of companies selling Star Trek collectibles, an appendix listing Star Trek fan publications, a Star Trek bibliography and more. Why You Should Never Beam Down in a Red Shirt is one book no Star Trek fan should be without.

Comments

Despite the last paragraph of the blurb, this is just another quiz book. The appendixes are woefully incomplete, and thus not useful.

Star Trek QuizThe World's Greatest Star Trek Quiz
Nan Clark
Mayhaven Publishing
221 pages

Contents

Part I: Quizzes
Part II: Puzzles
Part III: Answers
Part IV: Scorecard
Part V: Appendices

Blurb

From Our Readers!

"... a 'logical' acquisition for every Trekker."
John Higgins, Easton, Maryland

"Fantastic facts and fabulous fun in a fascinating format!"
Mary Moussot, Throgs Neck, New York

"... get ready for an original Star Trek experience which will challenge your knowledge, stretch your galactic horizons, and take your mind to where no Trekker has gone before."
Patricia A. Morgan, Sparkill, New York

"There's nothing pedestrian here -- only high-level probing for Trekkers."
Warren Michon, New York City

"No... Star Trek collection could possibly be complete without this incredibly comprehensive... book... "
Salvatore Morani, Englewood, New Jersey

"... a MUST for the 'True Trekker!"
Gloria Eisenman, Richmond, Virginia

"A unique commemoration... The World's Greatest Star Trek Quiz is an outstanding tribute to the breadth and depth of Gene Roddenberry's universe... this book celebrates the shows themselves. And that, after all, is why we loved Star Trek in the first place."
Jeffrey Groteboer, author of Edge of Infinity

Comments

It's another trivia quiz book, though this one is limited to the original Star Trek. Some sections aren't as well thought out as they could be -- trivia quiz books don't generally pose questions that require a paragraph-length answer, but this one occasionally does.

Pocket Star Trek Novels

Star Trek: The Original Series

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

paperback reprint cover(Star Trek) The Return (audio)
William Shatner and Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Pocket

Blurb

For close to three decades, on television and on film, actor William Shatner has portrayed one of the most enduring heroes of science fiction: James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise. After innumerable triumphs, Kirk's long life of adventure appeared to end after the cataclysmic events of Star Trek Generations... or did it?

Now Shatner himself, bestselling author and creator of the acclaimed Tekwar novels and television series, brings his unique blend of talents as actor, writer, director, and producer to create a coda to Star Trek: Generations - and reveal the awesome secret of the return of James T. Kirk....

Veridian III: A world has been saved, the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D lies in ruins, and one of the galaxy's greatest heroes rests beneath a simple cairn of rocks on a lonely hillside. But as a legendary Vulcan ambassador comes at last to the grave of his best and dearest friend, the adventure is only beginning.

For the Borg and the Romulan Empire have joined forces in an unholy alliance against the United Federation of Planets, and their ultimate weapon is none other than James T. Kirk, resurrected by mysterious alien science to destroy the Borg's most formidable enemy: Jean-Luc Picard.

From Deep Space Nine to the Borg Homeworld itself, the battle is joined in the ultimate confrontation between the old generation and the new. Old friends are reunited and ancient secrets revealed, as Riker, Spock, Data, McCoy and all of the Federation's best and brightest find themselves enmeshed in a cosmic saga that will test their strengths and lyalties to the very limit.

A true epic, The Return is a powerful and exciting new Star Trek adventure -- and a personal tale of tragedy and triumph that could only have been written by William Shatner.

Comments

Shatner's second Star Trek novel, after The Ashes of Eden, is a sequel to Star Trek: Generations in which Kirk is brought back to life in the 24th century. It begins what has become known as the Shatnerverse series, which is growing steadily further removed from canon. (None of the novels count as official Star Trek canon, but the Shatnerverse books form their own continuity. As far as Trek viewers or readers of the other series are concerned, Kirk died in Generations and stayed dead.) These books can be included among The Next Generation novels, because they happen during that timeframe and include Next Generation characters, but Pocket considers them original series novels because of Kirk's presence.

Paperback novels

Twilight's End(Star Trek 77) Twilight's End
Jerry Oltion
Pocket

Blurb

Unlike most planets, Rimillia does not spin upon its axis, so its day and night sides are subject to perpetual extremes of hot and cold. Habitation has only been possible on a thin band of the planet's surface... until now.

Using gigantic impulse engines of unimaginable power, the alien Dumada intend to start Rimillia rotating, rendering the entire world fit for colonization. Yet some fear the enormous stresses involved may tear the planet apart.

Assigned to assist the Dumada, Captain Kirk must rescue a kidnapped scientist vital to the rotation project. But, once the giant engines are activated, can even Scotty save Rimillia -- and the U.S.S. Enterprise -- from total destruction?

Comments

This is science fiction writer Oltion's first Star Trek novel.

The Rings of Tautee(Star Trek 78) The Rings of Tautee
Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Pocket

Blurb

When an entire solar system begins to disintegrate into cosmic rubble, Captain Kirk suspects that rumors of a new Klingon superweapon are all too true. The Tautee system houses a flourishing pre-Warp civilization not quite ready to join the Federation, so the Prime Directive limits Kirk's ability to undo the disaster, and his humanitarian rescue operations provoke a hostile response from four Klingon warships.

What is destroying the Tautee system? The U.S.S. Enterprise must uncover the truth before the catastrophe extends beyond Tautee to threaten the very nature of reality itself.

Comments

This is one of many Trek novels by fantasy and science fiction novelists Smith and Rusch.

First Strike(Star Trek 79 (Invasion! 1)) First Strike
Diane Carey
Pocket

Blurb

Long ago, even before the days of myth and legend, our worlds belonged to them. Now they want them back....

Captain Kirk is stunned when the Federation receives an urgent plea for help -- from the Klingon Empire. A mysterious starship has invaded Klingon space and resisted all their efforts to destroy it. Establishing contact with the stranger's ship, Kirk discovers that it is only the vanguard of a vast alien fleet obsessed with conquering the Klingons, the Federation, the Romulans, and all who dwell in the space that was once their own.

The Invasion has begun....

Comments

Pocket Star Trek editor John Ordover and Diane Carey developed the Invasion! idea as a way to do a series of novels involving each Star Trek series. Because of its popularity, it has since been followed by the Day of Honor, Captain's Table, and Double Helix crossover series.

The Joy Machine(Star Trek 80) The Joy Machine
James Gunn, based on a story by Theodore Sturgeon
Pocket

Blurb

Timshel was once the vacation spot of the galaxy, full of culture, natural beauty, and friendly, hospitable inhabitants. But now Timshel has cut itself off from the universe. No one is allowed to enter or leave. Concerned, the Federation has sent agents to investigate, but none have returned.

Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are shocked to discover the truth: the people of Timshel have succumbed to an insidious new technology that guarantees every citizen total pleasure, a soul-destroying ecstasy that has enslaved their entire civilization. Kirk and Spock have faced many threats before, but now they face the most seductive menace of all: perfect happiness.

And the rest of the Federation may soon fall under the irresistible control of the Joy Machine.

Comments

The Joy Machine is a novel by science fiction writer and academic James Gunn, based on an unfilmed original series story idea by the late science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon. Sturgeon wrote the original series episodes "Shore Leave" and "Amok Time," as well as a number of classic science fiction stories and novels.

Young adult books

Crisis on Vulcan(Star Trek Starfleet Academy 1) Crisis on Vulcan
Brad Strickland and Barbara Strickland
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

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

A young Spock accompanied his father, the Vulcan diplomat Sarek, to the planet Marath to help negotiate a peace treaty. With the signed treaty safely in hand, they board the Starship Enterprise and head home. Spock is fascinated by the easy acceptance of his Vulcan culture by the bright, adventurous Starfleet crew headed by Captain Robert April and his first officer, Christopher Pike. Spock, half-Vulcan, half-human, is now torn between accepting his position at the Vulcan Science Academy or joining the cadets at Starfleet Academy.

Before he can decide, however, he and Sarek discover that not everyone is happy with the treaty. First, rebel forces attempt an assault on the Enterprise, and then Spock's own family is stalked. Spock has a hunch about who is behind the attacks. But to find out -- and set the course for his own destiny -- he'll have to trust his human side.

Comments

Following several Next Generation books set at Starfleet Academy, this trilogy depicts the Academy days of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy.

Aftershock(Star Trek Starfleet Academy 2) Aftershock
John Vornholt
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

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

Leonard McCoy was a medical student at Starfleet Academy looking forward to the winter break. He was just trying to have some fun when a football game on Academy grounds got out of hand, and all thanks to that upstart cadet named Kirk. Now McCoy is stuck at the Academy during the break. If only Kirk hadn't gotten him into trouble....

But it's too late for regrets. McCoy has been "volunteered" for the Disaster Relief Service Club. Now he and a humorless Vulcan named Spock are risking their lives to save earthquake victims on the planet Playamar. Constant aftershocks are hampering their efforts, though, and Spock and McCoy begin to wonder: Is this a natural disaster, or are more sinister forces at work?

Comments

As above.

Cadet Kirk(Star Trek Starfleet Academy 3) Cadet Kirk
Diane Carey
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

Before he became the captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise...

James T. Kirk was a "by-the-book" Starfleet Academy cadet. Until he had to throw the book away!

It was a simple shuttle trip -- just a quick hop to a nearby planet where renowned computer genius Richard Daystrom will give a lecture. But then a tractor beam forces the shuttle to land at a remote Federation outpost. Medical Intern McCoy, Ensign Spock and Cadet Kirk have been kidnapped by space pirates! They're outnumbered and outgunned. McCoy and Spock simply want to escape and alert the authorities. But Professor Daystrom is the real target, and his shuttle will be entering this region of space soon. For Daystrom's sake, the fiery young Kirk is determined to destroy the pirates' outpost -- even if he has to do it alone.

Comments

As above. This is Carey's only YA Star Trek book.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Novelizations

Klingon(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Klingon (audio)
Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Pocket

Blurb

The Klingon Empire remains the Federation's most fearsome and uneasy ally, but can any human fully understand the heart and soul of a true Klingon warrior? During crucial negotiations on Deep Space Nine, Gowron, leader of the Klingon High Council, tests human understanding of the Klingon way by sharing the powerful story of one warrior's quest for honor....

Pok is a young Klingon caught up in the dangerous complexities of clan politics. When his father is murdered in his own home on the day of Pok's Rite of Ascension, Pok must find the assassin and close the circle of vengeance. But as he searches for the truth amidst strange aliens and treacherous friends, Pok discovers that every day can be a good day to die and that only his own warrior's training stands between him and the business end of a d'k tahg knife!

Bonus: a fascinating look into the making of Star Trek: Klingon, the hit CD-ROM!

Comments

Based on the CD ROM of the same name, this is a book combining characters and settings from The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. The CD ROM inspired the book and the audio, but the audio is apparently not an adaptation of the novel.

Star Trek: First Contact(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Star Trek: First Contact (audio)
J.M. Dillard
Pocket

Blurb

From the deepest, darkest reaches of space came the greatest threat the Federation had ever faced: the Borg. Half organic/half mechanical, the Borg were relentless and bent on conquering and "assimilating" all intelligent life; a single Borg vessel destroyed 39 Federation starships, decimating Starfleet.

Only the courage and determination of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew prevented the Borg from striking at the heart of the Federation and Earth itself in the year 2367. Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise were able to score a stunning victory against the Borg.

But all that has changed, and the Borg are back...

Stronger and more dangerous than ever, they are ready to launch a new attack against the Federation, one that threatens its past... its present... and its future. Once again, Captain Picard, Commander Riker, Lieutenant Commander Data and the rest of the crew must face their greatest foe in a startling confrontation that will take them across time and put them face-to-face with their relentless enemy, revealing the Borg Collective's deadliest secret... and its true face.

Comments

This is the novelization of the movie. Unlike previous hardcover Trek books, this is not available in mass market paperback. It was released in North America in hardcover only, though there was apparently also an international trade paperback version.

Star Trek: First Contact(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Star Trek: First Contact
John Vornholt
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

From the deepest, darkest reaches of space came the greatest threat the Federation had ever faced: the Borg. Half organic/half mechanical, the Borg are relentless and bent on conquering and "assimilating" all intelligent life. In the year 2367, a single Borg vessel destroyed 39 Federation starships, crippling Starfleet.

Only the courage of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew prevented the Borg from striking at the heart of the Federation -- Earth itself. Picard and the USS Enterprise 1701-D were able to score a stunning defeat against the Borg.

But it was only temporary, and now the Borg are back...

Stronger and more dangerous than ever, they are ready to launch a new attack against the Federation, one that threatens its past... its present... and its future! Once again, Captain Picard, Commander Riker, Lieutenant Commander Data and the rest of the crew must face their greatest enemy in a startling confrontation that will take them across time, revealing the Borg Collective's deadliest secret... and its true face.

Comments

This is the young adult novelization of the movie, published in the same format as Pocket's other young adult Star Trek novels.

Star Trek: First Contact: The Movie Storybook(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Star Trek: First Contact: The Movie Storybook
Jane B. Mason
Pocket Aladdin

Blurb

The Borg, Starfleet's most feared enemy, has set a direct course for Earth. Their mission: to assimilate humanity. Only one man can stop them. Only one man knows their weakness. Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

In the new Starship Enterprise, fully upgraded and even more powerful than before, Captain Picard, Commander Riker, Lieutenant Commander Data, and the rest of the crew are about to embark on the greatest battle of their lives. The very existence of humankind depends on their success. If they fail, life on Earth will never be the same.

Comments

One of three books for very young readers, this is a magazine-sized paperback that retells the story of the movie, illustrated extensively with scenes from the movie.

The Borg(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Star Trek: First Contact: The Borg
Teresa Reed
Pocket Aladdin

Blurb

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew have stopped the Borg attack on Earth...or so they think. Somehow, the Borg have made it aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, and they're trying to take over the ship. If they succeed, no one will be able to stop them from invading Earth!

Can Captain Picard stop the Borg before it's too late? Or is this the end of the Enterprise and life on Earth?

Comments

These are picture storybooks for very young readers. Like the Mason book (above), the two Reed books tell the movie's two storylines in separate books, but they are smaller in format. This book retells the storyline of the Borg invasion of the Enterprise.

Breaking the Barrier(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Star Trek: First Contact: Breaking the Barrier
Teresa Reed
Pocket Aladdin

Blurb

The Borg went back in time to change human history, but thanks to Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, they failed... at least for now. Geordi, Riker, and Troi must make sure history continues as it should. If they fail, first contact between humans and an alien race will never be made, and the Federation will never exist.

Can they do it? Can they keep history on the right path?

Comments

As above. This book retells the Earth-based part of the story featuring Zefram Cochrane.

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

paperback reprint cover(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Kahless (audio)
Michael Jan Friedman
Pocket

Blurb

Kahless the unforgttable...

For the last fifteen hundred years, the Klingons have revered him as the first Klingon emperor, the legendary warrior who united their people and taught them the meaning of honor. Myths and fables have grown around the memory of Kahless, but the truth of his incredible life has remained a mystery... until now.

A clone of the original Kahless now holds the title of emperor. He thinks he knows all there is to know about his mighty ancestor, until the discovery of an ancient scroll throws the ancient stories into doubt and threatens to tear the Klingon empire apart. Surrounded by treachery and rumors of revolt, he can trust no one - except Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Lieutenant Worf of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

The ancient scroll reveals an unimagined past where a young Klingon warrior named Kahless risks everything to defy the tyrant Molor. At first Kahless wishes only to preserve his honor and the safety of his loved ones, but times and circumstances push the reluctant rebel leader toward a destiny greater than any he could have ever imagined....

The past collides with the present as the true story of the historical Kahless sparks a battle for control of the entire Klingon Empire. Yet even if Worf and Picard can prevent a civil war, the revelations contained in the scroll ensure that the Klingon Empire -- and the rest of the galaxy -- will never be the same.

Comments

A hardcover novel, this is one of Friedman's many Trek novels.

Paperback novels

Dragon's Honor(Star Trek: The Next Generation 38) Dragon's Honor
Kij Johnson and Greg Cox
Pocket

Blurb

Isolated for centuries, the exotic Dragon Empire is finally ready to join the United Federation of Planets. But first the emperor's eldest son must marry the only daughter of his oldest enemy, bringing to an end decades of civil war. Without the wedding, there can be no peace -- and no treaty with the Federation.

As honored guests of the Dragon Empire, Captain Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must ensure that the royal wedding occurs on schedule, despite the Empire's complicated and difficult codes of honor. And Dr. Beverly Crusher finds her loyalties torn when she wins the confidence of the unusually reluctant bride-to-be.

More than just a treaty is at stake, for a vicious race of alien conquerors will stop at nothing, from assassination to invasion, to keep the Empire out of the Federation. Picard must now use all his skills to save the Empire... and preserve the Dragon's Honor.

Comments

One of many books by Cox, this is Johnson's only Trek novel credit.

Rogue Saucer(Star Trek: The Next Generation 39) Rogue Saucer
John Vornholt
Pocket

Blurb

While its own saucer section receives needed repairs, the U.S.S. Enterprise tests a new experimental saucer. In theory, the new saucer can survive a planetary crash landing, but will it come through intact under genuine test conditions? Riker, Data, Worf, and La Forge risk their lives to find out, and so does Admiral Nechayev of Starfleet.

But a dangerous test turns even more deadly when hostile forces seize control of the saucer --and turn it against the Enterprise.

Comments

This is one of Vornholt's many Star Trek novels.

Possession(Star Trek: The Next Generation 40) Possession
J.M. Dillard and Kathleen O'Malley
Pocket

Blurb

Eighty years ago, bodiless entities brought a plague of violence and bloodshed to the planet Vulcan. The nightmare ended only when the entities were trapped inside special containers.

Now, on the eve of a galaxy-scale scientific exposition, the containers have been opened, freeing the malevolent entities to possess the minds and bodies of all they encounter, including the crew of the Starship Enterprise. Friends turn into foes, and no one can be trusted, as Captain Picard faces a deadly and insidious threat. Unless the entities can be stopped once more, they will spread their madness throughout the entire Federation.

Comments

Though Dillard has written many other Star Trek novels, this is her only collaboration, and O'Malley's only Trek novel. Possession is a sequel to Dillard's original series novel Demons.

The Soldiers of Fear(Star Trek: The Next Generation 41 (Invasion! 2)) The Soldiers of Fear
Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Pocket

Blurb

Long ago, before the dawn of civilization, they were banished to the realm of nightmares. Now the terrors are real...

A generation ago, another Starship Enterprise fought off a ship of exiled aliens intent on conquering all of the Alpha Quadrant. Starfleet thought the foe had been repelled forever -- until now. The Furies have returned in mighty warships even more powerful than before. But their weapons are more than merely physical, for these aliens are the origins of all the demons and monsters of ancient myth, and they have found a way to project fear directly into the minds of their enemies. To defeat the Furies, and save the Federation, Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise must first conquer the darkest terrors of their unconscious minds.

Comments

This is the second novel of Pocket's first big crossover series.

Infiltrator(Star Trek: The Next Generation 42) Infiltrator
W.R. Thompson
Pocket

Blurb

Centuries ago, followers of the tyrant Khan Noonien Singh left Earth for the planet Hera to continue his experiment in selective breeding. Now, they are finally ready to launch their plan of universal domination -- with the U.S.S. Enterprise as their weapon. Captain Picard must enlist the help of Heran expatriate Astrid Kemal to defeat her fellow superbeings. Unless the captain and crew of the Enterprise can stop them, the Heran infiltrators could alter the genetic landscape of the galaxy for generations to come.

Comments

Thompson's second Star Trek novel is a sequel to the orignal series episode "Space Seed."

A Fury Scorned(Star Trek: The Next Generation 43) A Fury Scorned
Pamela Sargent and George Zebrowski
Pocket

Blurb

With their sun about to go nova, the people of Epictetus III face annihilation. Although the U.S.S. Enterprise has come to lead the rescue operation, there is no way to evacuate a population of over twenty million, leaving Captain Picard to make an agonizing decision. Should he try to salvage the planet's children, its greatest leaders and thinkers, or its irreplaceable archeological treasures? No matter what he decides, millions must be sacrificed -- unless another solution can be found.

With time running out, Data proposes a revolutionary scientific experiment that could save all of Epictetus III, or doom both the planet and the Enterprise as well.

Comments

This is the first of a few Star Trek novels by science fiction novelists Sargent and Zebrowski. Zebrowski also co-wrote the Trek novel Dyson Sphere with Charles Pellegrino.

Young adult books

Loyalties(Star Trek: The Next Generation Starfleet Academy 10) Loyalties
Patricia Barnes-Svarney
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

Before she became an officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise...

Beverly Howard is in big trouble at the Academy. They've just begun their first year as Starfleet Medical Cadets, and already Beverly and her roommate Claire Voy are one step from probation. Commander Max Wiley, who teaches the holodeck simulation course in Medical Emergencies, caught them skipping class to visit an excavation in nearby San Francisco. He took them to the Admiral's office and has put them on notice. One more slip and they're out!

When Claire's partner in her Medical Emergencies class is injured, Commander Wiley blames Claire for the accident. But was it an accident? It is the Commander's word against Claire's. Wiley has no reason to lie -- or does he? Beverly's own investigation takes her from the computer labs to the Admiral's office. Now Claire's future hangs in the balance unless Beverly and Data can find a way to clear her -- without being expelled themselves!

Comments

The first of Barnes-Svarney's two young adult Star Trek books features the future Beverly Crusher.

Crossfire(Star Trek: The Next Generation Starfleet Academy 11) Crossfire
John Vornholt
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

Before they were officers aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise...

Will Riker believed it was an honor to belong to the Starfleet Academy Band, a position few first-year cadets achieve. He becomes friends with fellow cadet Geordi La Forge, the band's roadie, who looks forward to visiting exotic planets and hanging out with the band. But Riker isn't so sure. He's tired of being the butt of practical jokes -- standard treatment for all band newcomers -- and threatens to quit.

Then comes the big competition on the beautiful resort planet of Pacifica. The Starfleet Academy Band is so good that they attract the unwanted attention of an alien warship. They are given a choice: perform for alien troops or be destroyed.

But when the cadets arrive on war-torn Elofim, they're caught in the crossfire with no escape. Suddenly, Riker isn't worrying about leaving the band. Instead, he and Geordi have to find a way off Elofim -- alive!

Comments

One of a great many Star Trek books by the prolific Vornholt, this focuses on Will Riker and Geordi LaForge.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Novelizations

Trials and Tribble-ations(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Trials and Tribble-ations
Diane Carey
Pocket

Blurb

Almost a century ago, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise first encountered the irresistible (and astonishingly prolific) life-form known as the Tribbles, resulting in one of the most unusual adventures in the annals of Starfleet.

Now Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the Defiant are transported back in time to that historic occasion, where Darvin, a devious Klingon spy, plots revenge against Captain Kirk. Using the seemingly harmless tribbles, Darvin attempts to destroy Kirk -- but for the misplaced residents of Deep Space Nine, saving the original Enterprise will be nothing but "tribble."

An exciting new novel based on the most mind-boggling Star Trek: Deep Space Nine adventure of all!

Comments

This is the novelization of the Deep Space Nine sequel to the original series episode "The Trouble With Tribbles."

Emissary(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Emissary
Joanne Suter and J.M. Dillard
Globe Fearon

Blurb

Benjamin Sisko takes command of Deep Space Nine. He has the tough job of leading a new crew in rebuilding a broken-down space station. But Sisko comes to the job haunted by terrors from his past.

Then Kai Opaka, a Bajoran spiritual leader, gives Sisko an added responsibility. She sends him on a quest that takes him to the doorway of a mysterious wormhole, leading to the far side of the galaxy. The survival of the struggling planet of Bajor depends on Sisko's success. Can Ben Sisko face his own past in time to help Bajor? Can he win the trust of the most powerful beings he meets within the wormhole?

Comments

A version of the series pilot novelization, this is one of a series of rewritten novels published for younger readers. See below for information on more books in the series.

Paperback novels

The Long Night(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 14) The Long Night
Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Pocket

Blurb

Centuries ago, the Supreme Ruler of the planet Jibet fled a democratic uprising, taking with him many priceless works of art. Now Quark's greed leads Commander Sisko and his crew to the lost treasures -- and to the Supreme Ruler himself, preserved in cryogenic suspension.

The discovery sparks unrest on Jibet, and launches an alien armada against Deep Space Nine. As Dr. Bashir struggles to keep the dying ruler alive, Jake and Nog uncover deadly evidence of lingering Cardassian treachery. Now, Sisko must somehow keep the mysteries of the past from destroying all hope for DS9's future.

Comments

This is one of many Star Trek novels by Smith and Rusch.

Objective: Bajor(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 15) Objective: Bajor
John Peel
Pocket

Blurb

The Hive came from another galaxy: billions of alien beings living inside a vast, biological starship. They have already destroyed one planet, converting it into raw material and fuel for their endless voyage through the cosmos. Now the Hive is heading for Bajor and they have given the planet's inhabitants an ominous warning: evacuate in three days or die along with their world.

The Bajorans would rather die than abandon their sacred home, but their hastily assembled military fleet does not stand a chance against the awesome power of the Hive. Unless Captain Sisko can penetrate the Hive's defenses -- and discover their most closely guarded secret -- all of Bajor faces extinction.

Comments

This is the second Trek novel by Peel, who also wrote several unauthorized nonfiction books about Star Trek.

Time's Enemy(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 16 (Invasion! 3)) Time's Enemy
L.A. Graf
Pocket

Blurb

Millennia ago, an apocalyptic battle was fought in the Alpha Quadrant. The losers were banished, but what became of the victors?

The Federation is threatened by this ancient mystery when a battered and broken version of the Defiant is found, frozen for five thousand years, in an icy cloud of cometary debris. Captain Sisko and the crew of Deep Space Nine are summoned to answer the most baffling question of their lives: how and when will their ship be catapulted back through time to its destruction? And does its ancient death mean that one of the combatants in a primordial battle is poised now to storm the Alpha Quadrant? Only the wormhole holds the answer -- and the future of the Federation itself may depend on the secrets it conceals.

Comments

This is the third in the Invasion! crossover series.

The Heart of the Warrior(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 17) The Heart of the Warrior
John Gregory Betancourt
Pocket

Blurb

While a crucial peace conference fills Deep Space Nine with rumors of intrigue and conspiracy, Major Kira and Lt. Commander Worf embark on a dangerous undercover mission deep in the heart of the Gamma Quadrant. Their mission: to find the secret of the addictive substance that the Changelings use to control their Jem'Hadar warriors. But how long can Worf and Kira remain undetected in the midst of the Dominion? Odo may be their only hope; but to save them, he'll have to stand against his own people.

Comments

This is one of several Trek novels by Betancourt.

Saratoga(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 18) Saratoga
Michael Jan Friedman
Pocket

Blurb

When the Borg destroyed the U.S.S. Saratoga at Wolf 359, killing Captain Sisko's beloved wife, one chapter in his life came to a tragic end. Now painful memories are reawakened when the U.S.S. Defiant carries the survivors of the Saratoga to an important Starfleet ceremony. But Sisko's bittersweet reunion with his old crewmates is cut short when an unexpected malfunction threatens the Defiant as well as the lives of everyone aboard. Even worse, evidence suggests that the accident was caused by deliberate sabotage.

Has one of Sisko's oldest friends betrayed them all? Sisko and Dax must uncover the truth before death claims the survivors of the Saratoga.

Comments

One of Friedman's many Trek novels, this is similar to his Next Generation novel Reunion. In Reunion, Picard is reunited with former shipmates from the Stargazer; in this book, Sisko is reunited with former shipmates from the Saratoga.

Young adult books

Gypsy World(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 7) Gypsy World
Ted Pedersen
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

Kidnapped!

The Fjori star trader Orak is strictly off-limits as it docks at the repair bay on Deep Space Nine. But Jake and Nog can't resist the challenge to steal a look at the Fjori star maps and find the secret Fjori home planet, Eden. It's an adventure -- until they're caught!

Suddenly they're trapped in the starship, hurtling though uncharted space. Not even Jake's father, Commander Sisko, can help them now! Once they set foot on the forbidden planet, they must remain forever. Their only hope is Vija, a Fjorian girl who asks the Council of Elders to give Jake and Nog the chance to undertake the dangerous three-day Rite of Passage and win the right to leave. But first they must cross the burning desert, scale razor-edge mountains and steal a feather from the monster Graf -- while six chasers follow, determined to destroy them on Eden's toxic turf...

Comments

This is the second of Pedersen's Star Trek books, all of which are part of the Deep Space Nine young adult series about Jake Sisko and Nog.

Highest Score(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 8) Highest Score
Kem Antilles
Pocket Minstrel

Blurb

Playing for keeps

Jake and Nog have hit the jackpot playing holo videogames in the Amusement Arcade. An alien named Kwiltek has offered them jobs helping him run remote-controlled mining operations on a distant planet where dull mining is turned into a thrilling video game. In the "gaming room," teams of kids work together monitoring the operations by remote control, loading cargo and defending against the most frightening "threats" they've ever seen on-screen. Now Jake and Nog can show their stuff! Soon they're competing with other alien kids to see who can haul the most ore.

It's the ultimate game -- with pay! Until the night Jake and Nog slip into the command center and see a roomful of screens displaying real-life images of a devastated world where desperate natives are under attack by fighters that look very familiar! Suddenly the game is over -- and the nightmare begins...

Comments

According to their website, "Kem Antilles" is a pseudonym for Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta. Under their real names, they wrote the graphic novel The Gorn Crisis.

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Betrayal
Joanne Suter and Lois Tilton
Globe Fearon

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) The Big Game
Joanne Suter and Sandy Schofield
Globe Fearon

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Bloodletter
Joanne Suter and K.W. Jeter
Globe Fearon

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) The Siege
Joanne Suter and Peter David
Globe Fearon

(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Teacher's Guide: Emissary, The Siege, Bloodletter, The Big Game, Betrayal
Joanne Suter
Globe Fearon

Comments

Globe Fearon is an educational books company that was owned by Simon & Schuster, which still owns Pocket Books. These books, and a similar set of Next Generation books published in 1994, were young adult novels rewritten from the original Trek novels by Joanne Suter. The Teacher's Guide, according to Corey Tacker, is a 30-page booklet. Thanks to Corey and Jim McCain for the information. (Emissary is listed above under Novelizations.)

Star Trek: Voyager

Novelizations

Flashback(Star Trek: Voyager) Flashback
Diane Carey
Pocket

Blurb

A hundred years before the Starship Voyager was transported to the Delta Quadrant, Lieutenant Tuvok served under one of Starfleet's most famous officers: Captain Hikaru Sulu of the Starship Excelsior.

Now those days have come back to haunt him. While traveling through an uncharted nebula, Tuvok is besieged by recurring memories of his time with Captain Sulu -- repressed memories that may well kill him unless their source is determined in time.

To save her closest friend, Captain Kathryn Janeway follows Tuvok to the century-old bridge of the Excelsior during a desperate battle. There Tuvok, Captain Janeway, Captain Sulu and Commander Janice Rand must face a menace to galactic life unlike anything known before....

Comments

This is the novelization of the 30th anniversary of Star Trek special episode of Voyager, which was a sequel to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

paperback reprint cover(Star Trek: Voyager) Mosaic (audio)
Jeri Taylor
Pocket

Blurb

For more than three decades, millions of people in dozens of countries have thrilled to the series of exciting adventures set in the most popular science fiction universe of all time -- the Star Trek universe. From Captain Kirk in The Original Series, to Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Sisko of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek has been the story of mankind stretched to the ultimate limits of strength, skill, and courage.

Now a new captain has joined the ranks of the Star Trek heroes: Captain Kathryn Janeway, commander of the Starship Voyager.

Mosaic tells the life story of Captain Janeway, a compelling tale of personal bravery, personal loyalty, tragedy and triumph. As told by Jeri Taylor, co-creator and executive producer of Star Trek: Voyager, this is an in-depth look into the mind and soul of Star Trek's newest captain.

Deep in the unexplored reaches of the Delta Quadrant, a surprise attack by a fierce Kazon sect leaves Captain Janeway fighting a desperate battle on two fronts: while she duels the Kazon warship in the gaseous mists of a murky nebula, an Away Team led by Lt. Tuvok is trapped on the surface of a wilderness planet -- and stalked by superior Kazon ground forces. Forced to choose between the lives of the Away Team and the safety of her ship, Captain Janeway reviews the most important moments of her life, and the pivotal choices that made her the woman she is today.

From her childhood to her time at Starfleet Academy, from her first love to her first command, she must once again face the challenges and conflicts that have brought her to the point where she must now risk everything to put one more piece in the mosaic that is Kathryn Janeway.

Comments

Jeri Taylor's second novel (after her Unification novelization) is the first Voyager hardcover novel, and one of very few Star Trek novels written by a series insider -- in this case, a writer/producer.

Paperback novels

The Murdered Sun(Star Trek: Voyager 6) The Murdered Sun
Christie Golden
Pocket

Blurb

When sensors indicate a possible wormhole nearby, Captain Janeway is eager to investigate -- hoping to find a shortcut back to the Federation. Instead, she discovers a solar system being systematically pillaged by the warlike Akerians.

The last thing Janeway wants is to get caught up in someone else's war, but to check out the wormhole -- and to protect the innocent inhabitants of Veruna Four -- she has no choice but to take on the Akerians.

But who knows what unexpected dangers lurk beneath the crimson glow of the murdered sun?

Comments

This is Golden's first Star Trek novel.

Ghost of a Chance(Star Trek: Voyager 7) Ghost of a Chance
Mark A. Garland and Charles G. McGraw
Pocket

Blurb

Badly damaged by a close encounter with a dwarf star, the U.S.S. Voyager discovers a world being torn apart by awesome volcanic stresses. The primitive inhabitants of Drenar Four face extinction unless the Starship Voyager intervenes -- something the Prime Directive forbids.

Captain Janeway's dilemma is complicated by the arrival of another starship. The Televek offer aid to both the Voyager and the endangered planet, but their offer may be too good to be true. Strange, ghostly visions trouble Janeway and her crew, warning them of danger to come.

Caught between uncertain allies and the threat of a global catastrophe, Janeway learns that the spectral warnings are very real....

Comments

This is McGraw's only Trek novel. Garland has written a solo Deep Space Nine novel.

Cybersong(Star Trek: Voyager 8) Cybersong
S.N. Lewitt
Pocket

Blurb

A mysterious signal lures the Starship Voyager to a uncharted sector of the Delta Quadrant -- and an enigmatic ghost ship floating adrift in space. Janeway mounts an investigation, hoping the alien ship may hold a clue to the whereabouts of the Caretaker's long-lost ship and his mate -- the only known entity with the power to send the U.S.S. Voyager home.

The ghost ship appears deserted, but soon a strange presence casts an eerie spell over the hearts and souls of the crew. Unless Janeway can solve the vessel's mystery, Voyager itself may succumb to its haunting song....

Comments

This is science fiction novelist Lewitt's only Star Trek novel.

The Final Fury(Star Trek: Voyager 9 (Invasion! 4)) The Final Fury
Dafydd ab Hugh
Pocket

Blurb

For ages they have sought to claim our worlds. Now, at last, we take the battle to them....

Far from the Federation's desperate war against the invading Furies, the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager encounters something they never expected to hear again: a Starfleet distress call. The signal leads them to a vast assemblage of non-humanoid races engaged in a monumental project of incredible magnitude. Here is the source of the terrible invasion threatening the entire Alpha Quadrant -- and, for the Starship Voyager, a possible route home.

But soon there may not be any home to return to...

The epic conclusion to the greatest crossover saga of all time!

Comments

This is the fourth and last volume of the Invasion! crossover series.

Bless the Beasts(Star Trek: Voyager 10) Bless the Beasts
Karen Haber
Pocket

Blurb

In desperate need of crucial repairs, the Starship Voyager has come to Sardalia, a planet blessed with great natural beauty and apparently friendly inhabitants. The Sardalians welcome Voyager enthusiastically, but Captain Janeway soon grows suspicious. The Sardalians seem almost too eager to help. Janeway fears they are hiding some secret agenda. When Tom Paris and Harry Kim disappear while visiting the planet, the captain and her crew find themselves caught in the middle of a planetary war -- and faced with an agonizing moral dilemma.

Comments

This is science fiction novelist Haber's only Star Trek novel.

Simon & Schuster Star Trek Audio

BorgStar Trek: Borg (audio)
Hillary Bader
Simon & Schuster Audio

Blurb

In this thrilling adventure, you will be dropped deep into another spectacular culture - the Borg, the strange and powerful race eager to assimilate the Federation.

Cadet Qaylan Furlong's father was killed by the Borg in the battle of Wolf 359. Now, ten years later, the Borg are attacking again, and Starfleet won't allow Cadet Furlong to stay aboard the Starship Cheyenne to avenge his father's death - but Q will. He'll do better than that, in fact, taking the cadet back in time ten years and putting Qaylan on the same ship as his father to give him a chance to save him - and the entire Federation - on a mission of extreme danger, difficult choices, and surprising results.

John deLancie (in his role as "Q") headlines a Star Trek cast and crew in this chilling experience of the future and the adventures of the heroic Starfleet officer who must save the Federation!

Comments

Also known as Experience the Collective, this is an audio-only adaptation of a CD ROM game.


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