The Complete Starfleet Library

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2006

40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection: Part One
Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda
Christie's
266 pages

Contents

Auction Information
Specialists and Services for This Auction
Special Sale Notices
Treksperts and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Star Trek: The Next Generation movies
Session I
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Voyager

Session II
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Index
Important Notices
Buying at Christie's
Conditions of Sale and Limited Warranty
Worldwide Salerooms and Offices
Christie's Specialist Departments and Services
Christie's International Collectibles Department
Absentee Bids Form
Catalogue Subscriptions

Comments

Though it serves a practical purpose as a description of items up for sale at auction, this book and its second volume (below) also serve as coffee table books for fans interested in Star Trek's costumes, set decoration, furniture, props, models, and more. Every page has full colour photos (sometimes one per page, sometimes more, depending on the item in question) with a brief description and, frequently, a note provided by the Okudas providing extra context or trivia relating to the item in question.

There are two options for potential buyers: the less expensive takes the form of two paperback volumes with a print run of 10,000. The more expensive limited edition is two hardcover volumes in a slipcase (with a lenticular cover image of the Enterprise-A) and a ten-minute DVD with behind-the-scenes footage from the Paramount warehouse and the auction house, as well as interviews with Michael and Denise Okuda, Robert Blackman, Michael Westmore, and Rod Roddenberry. (Thanks to Helen Bailey and Cathy Elkies at Christie's for information on the limited edition.)

40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection: Part Two
Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda
Christie's
250 pages

Contents

Auction Information
Specialists and Services for This Auction
Special Sale Notices
Treksperts
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Session III
Star Trek: The Original Series
Index
Important Notices
Buying at Christie's
Conditions of Sale and Limited Warranty
Worldwide Salerooms and Offices
Christie's Specialist Departments and Services
Christie's International Collectibles Department
Absentee Bids Form
Catalogue Subscriptions

Comments

This is the second part of the two-volume auction catalogue for Christie's Star Trek auction, as described above.

Artificial Life PossibilitiesArtificial Life Possibilities: A Star Trek Perspective
Penny Baillie-de Byl
Charles River Media
178 pages

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Part I: Body
Positrons, Neurons, and the Android Brain
Physical Beings
Holographic Beings
Sensing the Environment
Part II: Mind
Presence of Mind
Representing and Storing Knowledge
Thinking and Reasoning
Beyond Their Original Programming
Part III: Soul
Imagination and Creativity
Humor
Emotions
How to Make Friends and Influence Humans
Epilogue
Intelligence and Fooling the Turing Testers
Future's End
Index

Blurb

The Star Trek series has inspired not only armchair fans, but also the researchers who are trying to better the human race, developing the devices of the future, and struggling to conquer space travel. The Star Trek series was also the inspiration for this book, which examines the artificial intelligences portrayed in the shows.

The question we'll be asking throughout this book is, "How do we get from where we are now to the point where we are able to create truly exceptional artificial beings such as Holodeck characters, Lieutenant Commander Data, and the Emergency Medical Hologram?" In order to answer this, we'll examine where we are right now and extrapolate where we are heading. Throughout the book a passion for Star Trek is integrated with academic research from the AI, A-Life, and Robotics domains, which are presented in an easy to understand way --bypassing the technobabble and mind-blowing mathematics.

The book examines the characteristics and capabilities of Star Trek's artificial life forms and compares them with current technologies in an attempt to predict if we'll ever create such advanced beings. It is written to provide both the serious Trekker and the occasional voyeur with a handbook of the current techniques and devices available in the fields of artificial intelligence, robotics, and artificial life. It examines the development of artificial life forms such as Data and the EMH from the bottom up, including their physical creation programming, and metaphysical aspects such as personality and emotions to determine if such beings might some day be a reality.

If you have ever wanted to know what a positronic brain is or how to write a personality subroutine then this is the book for you!

Comments

This was originally as a 2005 book under the title Star Trek A-Life: Developing Artificial Life Forms for the 24th Century. As the contents and blurb suggest, it's a book on computer science explaining artificial life and intelligence concepts with reference to a number of Star Trek episodes. Each chapter has a number of endnotes, references, or both.

A sample chapter is available at the publisher's website.

Boarding the EnterpriseBoarding the Enterprise: Transporters, Tribbles and the Vulcan Death Grip in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek
David Gerrold, Robert J. Sawyer, and Leah Wilson, editors
BenBella Books
215 pages

Contents

Introduction: Welcome Aboard the Enterprise by Robert J. Sawyer
Foreword: The Trouble With Trek by David Gerrold
Star Trek in the Real World by Norman Spinrad
I Remember Star Trek... by D.C. Fontana
All Our Tomorrows by Allen Steele
The Prime Question by Eric Greene
We Find the One Quite Adequate by Michael A. Burstein
Who Am I? by Lyle Zynda
What Have You Done With Spock's Brain? by Don DeBrandt
Lost Secrets of Pre-War Human Technology by Lawrence Watt-Evans
Exaggerate With Extreme Prejudice by Robert A. Metzger
To Boldly Teach What No One Has Taught Before by David DeGraff
Who Killed the Space Race? by Adam Roberts
Alexander for the Modern Age by Melissa Dickinson
How Star Trek Liberated Television by Paul Levinson
Being Better by Howard Weinstein
Appendix: Episode Reference

Blurb

Welcome aboard...

It's hard to imagine what our lives would be like had the Enterprise never boldly gone where no man and no television show had gone before. Forty years after Star Trek: The Original Series premiered, the show still looms large in our cultural imagination, shaping our image of the television past and our view of the real-world future.

Here, Star Trek writers and the generation of writers and scientists they inspired remember the show and its influence on our society and our lives with a mix of nostalgia, humor, analysis, and delight.

Inside:

Comments

One of BenBella's Smart Pop series of essay collections, following similar books on Farscape, Firefly, and several others, this is a look at Star Trek -- the original series, not its successors -- for the fortieth anniversary. BenBella also published Gerrold's Star Wolf books and a free ebook version of Gerrold's "The Trouble With Tribbles."

Drones, Clones and Alpha BabesDrones, Clones, and Alpha Babes: Retrofitting Star Trek's Humanism, Post-9/11
Diana M.A. Relke
University of Calgary Press
168 pages

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Why Trek? Why Now?
Alpha Babes in the Delta Quad: Postfeminism and the Gendering of the Borg
Modernism/Postmodernism
Regendering Command
Phallic Mothers
Techno-maternalism
Queen Bees
Drones, Clones and Starship Captains: Encounters with the Posthuman
Humanism/Transhumanism
Cyborg Emergence
Extropia of Borg
Holographic Love
Time, the Final Frontier
Afterword
Works Cited
Index

Blurb

The Star Trek franchise represents one of the most successful emanations of popular media in our culture. The number of books, both popular and scholarly, published on the subject of Star Trek is massive, with more and more titles being printed every year. Very few, however, have looked at Star Trek in terms of the dialectics of humanism and the posthuman, the pervasiveness of advanced technology, and the complications of gender identity. In Drones, Clones and Alpha Babes, author Diana Relke sheds light on how the Star Trek narratives influence and are influenced by shifting cultural values in the United States, using these as portals to the sociopolitical and sociocultural landscapes of the U.S., pre-and post 9-11. From her Canadian perspective, Relke focuses on Star Trek's uniquely American vision of liberal humanism, extends it into a broader analysis of ideological features, and avoids a completely positive or negative critique, choosing instead to honour the contradictions inherent in the complexity of the subject. 

Comments

Relke, a professor in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, has a paper from 1995 entitled "Roddenberry's Humanist Vision: Using Star Trek in Women's Studies" available on her university web page. It's an interesting article, more readable than the average academic take on Star Trek.

I haven't read the book yet, but its bibliography suggests it should be interesting. Academic theory books are cited, but so too are several books and essays on Star Trek, including one of the most lucid and readable academic critiques of the show, Star Trek: The Human Frontier.

Jackill's Starfleet Reference ManualJackill's Starfleet Reference Manual: Ships of the Fleet Volume 1
Eric Kristiansen
160 pages

Contents

Intro Page
Statistics
Torpedoes/Probes Intro
Torpedoes
Probes
Shuttle Intro/Size
Aquatic Shuttle
Escape Pod (Saratoga)
Light Assault Shuttle
Light Fighter
Standard Shuttle
Travel Pod
TurboLift/Liftboat
Dry Dock Introduction
Dry Dock Size Comparison
Dry Dock I
Dry Dock II
Dry Dock III
Dry Dock IV
Starship Introduction
Starship Size Comparison
Destroyer
Fast Destroyer
Heavy Destroyer
Interceptor
Light Destroyer
Long Range Destroyer
PT Destroyer
Command Cruiser
Cruiser
Cruiser
Dreadnought
Fast Cruiser
Heavy Cruiser
Light Cruiser
Assault Frigate
Attack Frigate
Frigate
Heavy Frigate
Light Frigate
Strategic Frigate
Tactical Frigate
Assault Transport/Tug
Heavy Transport/Tug
Light Transport/Tug
Transport/Tug
Containers
Liquid
Dry Bulk
Reefers
People
Products
Assault Transport
Nacelle Repair
Large Product
Colonial
Factory
Shuttlecraft
Survey
Closing Page

Comments

The first volume in one of the most popular series of fan tech manuals is completely revised and expanded in this new edition, with the other volumes expected to be revised as well. Several classes of ships have been added, the art has been redone, and the page layout has been tweaked slightly, for a cleaner, clearer look.

This book may also be known as Jackill's Starfleet Reference Manual: Ships of the Fleet A-Era Volume 1 or SRMA-1. "A-Era" presumably refers to the fact that the book's designs build on the original series movie version of the Enterprise.

The Literary Galaxy of Star TrekThe Literary Galaxy of Star Trek: An Analysis of References and Themes in the Television Series and Films
James F. Broderick
McFarland
233 pages

Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Journey of the Hero
The Quest for Revenge
Leaving Childhood Behind
The Pain of Love
The Way of the West
Time Traveling
The Ravages of War
Return to the Sea
Failure to Communicate
Staying Sane in an Insane World
Mismatched Pairs
Reinventing the Self
Vampirism
Underneath, We're All the Same
The Wonders (and Dangers) of Technology
Fantasy vs. Reality
Gods, True and False
The Rise of the Machine
That Old Gang of Mine
The Quest for Perfection
Growing Old
The Final Journey
Seize the Day
Socrates Goes to a Star Trek Convention
Appendix 1. Literary Works (and the Chapters Where They Are Discussed)
Appendix 2. Episodes and Films (and the Chapters Where They Are Discussed)
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index

Blurb

How is the android Data like Shakespeare's character Hamlet? Is the vengeful Khan an echo of Captain Ahab in Moby Dick? The links between Star Trek and literature are many. Themes and characters reflect those in classic literature and characters quote literature in their dialogue. Furthermore, like literature, Star Trek seeks to help humans understand the world and its place in the universe. This book explores all of those connections.

From Captain Kirk's first appearance in the original series, through the four subsequent series and ten movies, this book draws parallels between Star Trek stories and literary classics such as Hamlet, Paradise Lost, Ulysses, Dracula, and the New Testament, and works by the likes of Booker T. Washington, Edgar Allan Poe and Shakespeare. Appendices list the literary works discussed and the episodes and movies mentioned, each giving the chapters where references can be found.

Comments

As the chapter titles above might suggest, each chapter in this book deals with a particular theme, discussing episodes or movies that exemplify that theme and discussing literary works that may have influenced or been mentioned in those stories. Every Star Trek series is represented by at least two or three episodes, some by more, and approximately fifty literary works, poems, plays, novels, and other forms, are listed in the first appendix.

Though Broderick is a university professor, teaching English literature and journalism, his book is not an advanced critical work but is instead intended for readers who enjoy Star Trek and are interested in literature.

Ships of the LineShips of the Line
Text by Michael Okuda; Doug Drexler and Margaret Clark, editors
Pocket

Contents

Human Warp Flight
The Creation of a Legend
The Finest in the Fleet
Of Gods and Men
There Will Always Be an Enterprise
Delta Voyager
Semper Explora
Acknowledgments

Blurb

They dared to risk it all in a skiff of reeds or leather, on a ship of wood or steel, knowing the only thing between them and certain death was their ship. To explore, to seek out what lay beyond the close and comfortable, every explorer had to embrace danger. And as they did so, what arose was a mystical bond, a passion for the ships that carried them. From the very first time humans dared to warp the fabric of space, escaping from the ashes of the third World War, they also created ships. These vessels have become the icons of mankind's desire to rise above the everyday, to seek out and make the unknown known. And these ships that travel the stellar seas have stirred the same passions as the ones that floated in the oceans.

While every captain has wished that their starship could be outfitted in the same manner as the sailing ship H.M.S. Beagle -- without weapons -- that proved untenable. From the start, Starfleet realized that each vessel, due to the limited range of the early warp engines, must be able to stand alone against any attack. Thus arose the idea, taken from the days of wooden sailing ships, that every Starfleet vessel must stand as a ship of the line. Through the actions of their captains and crews, countless starships have taken on that role. Here we remember some of those ships and their heroic crews.

In celebration of the fortieth anniversary of Star Trek, here for the very first time collected together are the spectacular images from the highly successful and acclaimed Star Trek: Ships of the Line calendars. Gloriously rendered, each of these illustrations was created exclusively for Pocket Books. With text by Michael Okuda (The Star Trek Encyclopedia), the story of each of these valiant starships comes to life.

Comments

A collection of art from the popular Ships of the Line calendar series, this hardcover book was a relatively late addition to the books announced for the 40th anniversary of Star Trek. It's a beautiful hardcover book with full colour reproductions of dozens of starship images. Each two-page spread has some text on the left page and a full-page image on the right, so no detail is lost in the binding. Some of the text provides basic context for images

Starfleet RegistryThe Starfleet Registry
John W. Bullerwell
lulu.com

Contents

Introduction
[NCC-01 - NCC-293391]
Acknowledgments

Blurb

As the 40th anniversary of Star Trek approaches, here for the first time is a comprehensive listing of every NCC- and NX- number in the Federation Starfleet. From fanon to canon, every known number is listed here in numerical order!

Comments

One of a handful of Star Trek-related items available on the lulu.com self-publishing site, this large trade paperback is exactly as described above: a list of all starship numbers from a wide variety of sources. Fortunately, there's more to it than that. There are occasional annotations and sixty or seventy nicely done profile drawings of a wide variety of ships.

LegacyStar Trek: Legacy Prima Official Game Guide
Michael Knight
Prima Games
191 pages

Contents

Starfleet Academy
Combat and Command
The Legacy Campaign
Those In Need
Breakwater
Be My Shepherd
Poisoned Well
Stirring the Hive
The Squeeze
Behind Enemy Lines
Firestorm
At the Gates
Omega
Revelations
Ambush
Anger and Mercy
Generals
Logical Conclusions
Skirmish and Multiplayer Games
The United Federation of Planets
The Klingon Empire
The Romulan Star Empire
The Borg Collective
Appendices
Appendix A: Starship Statistics by Race
Appendix B: Starship Statistics by Era
Appendix C: Starship Statistics by Type
Appendix D: Xbox 360 Gamer Achievements

Blurb

"Boldly go where no one has gone before"

Complete campaign walkthroughs spanning three generations of legendary Starfleet captains

Maps for all campaign, skirmish, and multiplayer missions

Strategies for commanding a fleet of starships

Tactics for all classes of starships

Complete stats for all Federation, Klingon, Romulan, and Borg starships

Comments

The first game guide for a Star Trek video game in three years, this covers the PC/Xbox 360 game that allows players to go into combat with the ships of every Star Trek series. Though the book has walkthroughs, maps, and more, at least half of it is dedicated to images of the ships in the game along with their game combat stats. The images, in full colour, take up at least half a page each and may make this book appealing to starship enthusiasts.

Star Trek Reader's ReferenceStar Trek Reader's Reference to the Novels: 1986-1987
Alva Underwood
Authorhouse

Contents

Preface
Format
Acknowledgments
Volume 4: 1986-1987
Abbreviations
[Abaco Islands - Zzev]
Appendix A: Stardates
Appendix B: Quotations
Appendix C: Enterprise Crew Complement
Appendix D: Warp Factor
Appendix E A: Order of studies for Vulcan discipline sele-an-tlee
Appendix E B: Lyr Zor training for Lyr Zor Clan, Lyr T'Aya region, Vuldi Gorge Crescent, Vulcan
Appendix F: Diversity of Stars
References

Blurb

This Reference continues expanding much of the original material detailed in the firsst three volumes. New adventures are detailed and old adversaries are visited. Biographies offer new material discovered in the novels, and a Vulcan course of study is included. How the Romulans split from the Vulcans is detailed here as well as new information about Andorians, Tellarites and Vulcans. Here you can visit with new crewmembers, meet a Coridani, swim with a waffa, learn about the Denebians, shudder at the inhumane actions of Ravens, contemplate Matter as God and the Romulan concept of mhnei'sahe, while joining in the fun concocted by the natives of Direidians as a prank played upon Romulans, Klingons, and Kirk's crew. Learn more about Romulan's twin worlds, ch-Havran and ch'Rihan, how the Enterprise was nearly destroyed by a minute black hole, and Kirk's second out-of-body experience. Immerse yourself in a galaxy where Terrans continue to expand their knowledge, meet fascinating new peoples and "go where no one has gone before."

Comments

This is the fourth book in Underwood's Star Trek novel encyclopedia series, covering the books Mindshadow through Bloodthirst.

Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 5Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 5
Checker Book Publishing Group

Contents

That's All She'll Hold, Captain [introduction] by Mark Thompson
The Psychocrystals
A Bomb in Time
One of Our Captains is Missing!
Prophet of Peace
Furlough to Fury
The Evictors
World Against Time
The World Beneath the Waves

Blurb

Star Trek comics debuted in 1967, the year after the original television series premiered, and continued on a somewhat irregular serial schedule until 1979 under Western Publishing's Gold Key imprint.

The comic feature the original crew of the Starship Enterprise (Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu, Scott et al) in Star Trek adventures which were too ambitious, and on too large a visual scale to be produced as television.

Eventually, sixty full-color issues would be published. This fifth collection of Checker's comprehensive reprinting of the Gold Key series includes issues, 34, 36, 38, 39 and 40-43. Issues 35 and 37 were reprints of previous Star Trek comics, and can be found in Checker's previous Star Trek volumes. Star Trek: The Key Collection Volume 5 compiles original Star Trek stories that were originally published from 1975 to 1977.

Comments

Originally due November 2005, this finally showed up in stores in May 2006. The last five stories appear in paperback for the first time, as Checker moves beyond the 1970s reprint series from Golden Press.

A couple of story trivia tidbits: two issues reprinted here feature McCoy's daughter Barbara, though they aren't consistent in her appearance or backstory. In a rare example of interstory continuity, issue 50 ("The Planet of No Life," not yet reprinted) is a sequel to "The Evictors."

Star Trek: The Manga coversStar Trek: The Manga: Shinsei Shinsei
Luis Reyes, editor
Tokyopop

Contents

Side Effects by Chris Daws
Anything But Alone by Joshua Ortega
'Til Death by Mike W. Barr
Oban by Jim Alexander
Orphans by Rob Tokar
First, Do No Harm by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore

Blurb

Star Trek goes manga!

Japanese-style sequential art combines with the most renowned science fiction franchise ever created to capture the spirit of the original series in a completely new way. Ten artists and writers deliver tales of triumph aboard the original NCC-1701. Like the original TV series, these new journeys venture into the terrain of social politics, personal reflection... and bare-knuckled brawls between the dashing Captain Kirk and various indigenous beasts. Spock's unflappable logic, Bones' flare for drama, Scotty's perpetual struggle to keep the lights on... all come at you in a fresh, new style...

Side Effects
Story by Chris Daws
Art by Makoto Nakatsuka

Oban
Story by Jim Alexander
Art by Michael Shelfer

'Til Death
Story by Mike W. Barr
Art by Jeong Mo Yang

Orphans
Story by Rob Tokar
Art by EJ Su

Anything But Alone
Story by Joshua Ortega
Art by Gregory Giovanni Johnson

Comments

Published in standard Tokyopop manga format (trade paperback closer to mass market paperback than comic book size), this is a collection of new comic stories done following the graphic conventions of Japanese manga, though most of the artists involved aren't Japanese. There are three covers, one for the comic trade, one for bookstores, and one for convention sales. The cover above is the comic shop version, and the rollover image is the bookstore version.

Though in the Roman alphabet "Shinsei Shinsei" appears to be the same word twice, on the cover of the book different kanji characters appear on either side of the words. According to a TrekBBS post by Pocket editor Marco Palmieri, Tokyopop's Luis Reyes has said that the words mean "New Life" and "New Star."

MaelstromStar Trek: The Next Generation: Maelstrom
Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Stern, Michael O'Brien
Titan Books
159 pages

Contents

The Next Phase: LeVar Burton Interviewed by Ian Spelling
Worf: Past, Present, and Future: Michael Dorn Interviewed by Wendy Hall
The Hand of the Assassin
Holiday on Ice
Prisoners of the Ferengi
I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing
The Weapon
Forbidden Fruit...
Creator Biographies

Blurb

New frontiers!

One of the most successful syndicated series of all time, Star Trek: The Next Generation breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise and kicked off a whole new era of Starfleet exploration and adventure!

In these never-previously-collected stories, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D continue their mission into the unexplored regions of space, seeking out new life and new civilisations! A telepath threatens to turn Chief O'Brien into a killer... a skiing holiday turns deadly when Riker and La Forge stumble into a Ferengi plot... a mysterious energy surge causes some very strange behaviour... and one of Wesley's inventions might just mean the end of the universe!

By acclaimed creators Michael Jan Friedman and Pable Marcos (Batman, Fantastic Four), with assists from Dave Stern, Mike O'Brien, Keith Pender and Mike Manley, and featuring rare interviews with LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge) and Michael Dorn (Lt Worf), this cosmic collection goes even further into the unknown!

Comments

Following The Battle Within (below, thanks to the arbitrariness of alphabetical listings), this collection reprints issues 13 through 18 of DC's Star Trek comic, first published in 1990 and 1991. All but the final story is written by Friedman, who continued writing after the one-off issue by former Pocket Star Trek editor and current Trek novelist Stern and O'Brien.

The Battle WithinStar Trek: The Next Generation: The Battle Within
Michael Jan Friedman
Titan Books
159 pages

Contents

A Man of Direction: Jonathan Frakes Interviewed by Lou Anders
Stepping Out: Marina Sirtis Interviewed by Ian Spelling
The Pilot
The Battle Within
The Pay Off!
The Noise of Justice
The Impostor
Whoever Fights Monsters
Creator Biographies

Blurb

These are the voyages...

One of the most successful syndicated series of all time, Star Trek: The Next Generation breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise and kicked off a whole new era of Starfleet exploration and adventure!

In these never-previously-collected stories, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D continue their mission into the unexplored regions of space, seeking out new life and new civilisations! Captain Picard must strike a bargain with the devious Ferengi to save the life of Dr Crusher and investigate the mystery behind a second maverick Enterprise that is destroying Federation ships!

Written by acclaimed Star Trek novelist Michael Jan Friedman with art by Pablo Marcos (Batman, Fantastic Four), and featuring rare interviews with Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Counsellor Troi), this collection of interstellar comics boldly goes where no one has gone before!

Comments

This Titan reprint collection of DC Star Trek comics collects issues 7 through 12 from 1990. Like the other recent Titan reprint collections, it adds a couple of articles from Titan's Star Trek Monthly magazine and includes a cover gallery.

Star Trek: The Original Series 1Star Trek: The Original Series Season One Volume One Episodes 1-5
Anonymous, ed.
Roddenberry.com/CafePress
380 pages

Contents

Foreword by Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry
"The Man Trap" by George Clayton Johnson
"Charlie X" by D.C. Fontana and Gene Roddenberry
"Where No Man Has Gone Before" by Samuel A. Peeples
"The Naked Time" by John D.F. Black
"The Enemy Within" by Richard Matheson

Comments

Following the release of Star Trek: Voyage One: "The Cage" from Roddenberry.com and CafePress (see below), this is the first of the series of original series scriptbooks. It reprints the first five episodes in airdate order. There's very little in the way of new content in these scriptbooks; the scripts appear to be photocopies of the originals, slightly reduced in size.

The first season volumes were originally printed with "40th Anniversary Limited Edition" on the cover. Current editions have somewhat different cover art and drop the limited edition line. They also apparently drop the Roddenberry quote and photo from each volume, leaving nothing but scripts.

Star Trek: The Original Series 2Star Trek: The Original Series Season One Volume Two Episodes 6-12
Anonymous, ed.
441 pages

Contents

"Mudd's Women" by Stephen Kandel and Gene Roddenberry
"What Are Little Girls Made Of?" by Robert Bloch
"Miri" by Adrian Spies
"Dagger of the Mind" by S. Bar-David
"The Corbomite Maneuver" by Jerry Sohl
"The Menagerie, Part 1" by Gene Roddenberry
"The Menagerie, Part 2 " by Gene Roddenberry

Comments

This follows the lead of the first volume and recycles the cover art, but has no foreword, just a photo and a quote from Gene Roddenberry.

Star Trek: The Original Series 3Star Trek: The Original Series Season One Volume Three Episodes 13-17
Anonymous, ed.
368 pages

Contents

"The Conscience of the King" by Barry Trivers
"Balance of Terror" by Paul Schneider
"Shore Leave" by Theodore Sturgeon
"The Galileo Seven" by Shimon Wincelberg and Oliver Crawford
"The Squire of Gothos" by Paul Schneider

Comments

As above.

Star Trek: The Original Series 4Star Trek: The Original Series Season One Volume Four Episodes 18-23
Anonymous, ed.
416 pages

Contents

"Arena" by Gene L. Coon from a story by Fredric Brown
"Tomorrow is Yesterday"by D.C. Fontana
"Court Martial" by Don M. Mankiewicz and Steven Carabatsos
"The Return of the Archons" by Boris Sobelman
"Space Seed" by Carey Wilber and Gene L. Coon
"A Taste of Armageddon" by Robert Hamner and Gene L. Coon

Comments

As above.

New coverStar Trek: The Original Series Season One Volume Five Episodes 24-29
Anonymous, ed.
400 pages

Contents

"This Side of Paradise"
"Devil in the Dark"
"Errand of Mercy"
"The Alternative Factor"
"The City on the Edge of Forever"
"Operation: Annihilate"

Comments

As above.

The Return of the WorthyStar Trek: The Return of the Worthy
Peter David, Bill Mumy, J. Michael Straczynski, Howard Weinstein
Titan Books
160 pages

Contents

To the Stars: George Takei Interviewed by Joe Nazzaro
Defying Death: William Shatner Interviewed by Ian Spelling
The Return of the Worthy Part One: A Rude Awakening by Bill Mumy and Peter David
The Return of the Worthy Part Two: Great Expectations by Peter David and Bill Mumy
The Return of the Worthy Part Three: Tomorrow Never Knows by Peter David and Bill Mumy
Worldsinger by J. Michael Straczynski
Partners? by Howard Weinstein
Partners? The Startling Conclusion by Howard Weinstein

Blurb

Out of the past!

These are the continuing comics adventures of Kirk, Spock, Scotty and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as the classic Star Trek team warp into thrilling new worlds!

When Captain Kirk and his crew accidentally discover a group of heroes thought long-dead, they must help them acclimatise to a galaxy they barely recognise. But when internal stresses threaten to tear the group apart, can Kirk help them become heroes again? Also in this collection: a very special tale of dying worlds and those who remember them, and a shocking team-up with... the Klingons?

Written by acclaimed Star Trek novelist and comics legend Peter David (The Incredible Hulk), Lost in Space star Bill Mumy, Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski and Star Trek author Howard Weinstein, with pencillers Gordon Purcell (New Teen Titans) and Ken Hooper (Aquaman), and featuring rare interviews with William Shatner (Captain Kirk) and George Takei (Mr Sulu), these never-before-collected tales will take you beyond the final frontier!

Comments

This follows The Trial of James T. Kirk, reprinting issues 13 through 18 of DC's second run of original series comics, first published in 1990-91. For more information on these comics, see Mark Martinez's website.

The first three issues reprinted generated some controversy, as the story was a thinly disguised tribute to Lost in Space. Mumy was a cast member on that show. Those issues were reprinted again in 2008 as part of IDW's Star Trek Archives Volume 1: Best of Peter David.

The Trial of James T. KirkStar Trek: The Trial of James T. Kirk
Peter David
Titan
159 pages

Contents

Frank Communications: Nichelle Nichols Interviewed by Chris Roe
From Russia, With Love: Walter Koenig Interviewed by Joe Nazzaro
Not... Sweeney!
Going, Going...
...Gone!
The First Thing We Do...
...Let's Kill All the Lawyers!
Trial and Error!
Creator Biographies

Blurb

Trial and error?

These are the continuing comics adventures of Kirk, Spock, Scotty and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, as the classic Star Trek team warp into thrilling new worlds!

As the Klingons and Nasguls pursue their vendetta against Captain Kirk, a deadly bounty hunter is eyeing the price they've placed on his head. But if the Captain is fortunate enough to survive the encounter, will he survive the attentions of his own Federation, eagerly looking for a scapegoat to preserve universal peace -- even if it costs Kirk's life?

Written by acclaimed Star Trek novelist and comics legend Peter David (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man) with pencillers James W. Fry (Inhumanoids) and Gordon Purcell (New Teen Titans), and featuring rare interviews with Nichelle Nichols (Lt Uhura) and Walter Koenig (Mr Chekov), these never-before-collected tales will take you where no man has gone before -- and beyond!

Comments

The third volume in Titan's series reprinting DC's Star Trek (the original series) comic reprints issues 7 through 12 of the second DC run, from 1990, following on from the first six issues as reprinted in Titan's collection Star Trek: Death Before Dishonor. The last three issues included here were previously reprinted in the DC collection The Best of Star Trek in 1991. IDW reprinted the comics in this collection as Star Trek Archives Volume 5: Best of Captain Kirk in 2009.

The CageStar Trek: Voyage One: "The Cage"
Gene Roddenberry
Roddenberry.com/CafePress
85 pages

Contents

[Introduction] by Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry
"The Cage"

Comments

First in a projected series of 36 paperbacks reprinting scripts from every Star Trek series, this is a reprint of the final draft script for Star Trek's first pilot episode, featuring Captain Christopher Pike. Each volume in the series will be available for one month only, exclusively through CafePress.com.

This is a thin trade paperback.After the title page, there's a photo of the elder and younger Roddenberrys, a page with a quote from Gene Roddenberry, his son's one-page introduction, and the script. Though the dialogue in the script is pretty much the same as the filmed version (at least, it seems to be, based on flipping through and reading bits here and there), the captain is named James Winter rather than Pike.

A Tribute to George TakeiA Tribute to George Takei: A Reference
Ruby Moon-Houldson
E-Book Time
216 pages

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction and Foreword
Personal Dedications to George
A Special Note From George
George Takei Bio
Sulu Bio
George Takei Beams Onto New Voyages
Interviews
Books and Such
The Animated Series -- Part 2
Notable Quotes
Trivia
Web Links
Conclusion
About the Author

Blurb

This book was written for the purpose of paying tribute to George Takei and for acting as a general reference for new fans to the world of Star Trek. Welcome to the wonderful playground created by Gene Roddenberry, a visionary before his time.

Within these pages you will discover information relating to Takei and his latest adventures. There are also interviews, quotes, and trivia to peruse through. This book could not have been made possible if it were not for all the input from fans across the globe.

It has been a pleasure and an honor to have met George as well as sit and chat with him on many occasions over the years. He's a great man and a true inspiration. This book has been written in his honor. Thanks for giving your all, George -- you are truly loved.

Comments

Another collection of material apparently compiled from various sources, this is another Moon-Houldson book that wouldn't really work well in its aim to introduce Star Trek to new fans, or as a reference, despite its stated aims. There is a strong focus on Takei through the first half of the book, though, before the second half of general Star Trek quotes and trivia.

Voyages of the ImaginationVoyages of Imagination: The Star Trek Fiction Companion
Jeff Ayers
Pocket
782 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Overture: Star Trek Fiction Then and Now
Star Trek Fiction Published by Bantam Books
Star Trek Fiction Published by Ballantine Books
Star Trek Fiction Published by Pocket Books
Star Trek Numbered Novels
Star Trek Unnumbered Novels
Star Trek: The Next Generation Numbered Novels
Star Trek: The Next Generation Unnumbered Novels
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Numbered Novels
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Unnumbered Novels
Star Trek: Voyager Numbered Novels
Star Trek: Voyager Unnumbered Novels
Star Trek: Enterprise Novels
Novelizations
Original Fiction Concepts
Miniseries
Anthologies
Other Star Trek Fiction
Young Adult Fiction
The Star Trek Fiction Timeline
Index

Blurb

Through four decades, five television series comprising over seven hundred episodes, ten feature films, and an animated series, fandom's thirst for more Star Trek stories has been unquenchable. From the earliest short-story adaptations by James Blish in the 1960s, followed by the first original Star Trek novels during the seventies, and on throughout the eighties, nineties, and into the twenty-first century, fiction has offered an unparalleled expansion of the rich Star Trek tapestry. But what is it that makes these books such a powerfully attractive creative outlet to some and a compelling way to experience the Star Trek mythos anew to others?

Voyages of Imagination takes a look back on the first forty years of professionally published Star Trek fiction, revealing the personalities and sensibilities of many of the novels' imaginative contributors and offering an unprecedented glimpse into the creative processes, the growing pains, the risks, the innovations, the missteps, and the great strides taken in the books. Author Jeff Ayers has immersed himself in nearly six hundred books and interviewed more than three hundred authors and editors in order to compile this definitive guide to the history and evolution of an incomparable publishing phenomenon. Fully illustrated with the covers of every book included herein, Voyages of Imagination is indexed by title and author, features a comprehensive timeline, and is a must-have for every fan.

Comments

The blurb lays out the subject matter and the contents lay out the organization. The "Original Fiction Concepts" covers books-only series. "Other Star Trek Fiction" covers three books hard to fit in elsewhere (Legends of the Ferengi, Captain Proton, and New Worlds, New Civilizations). The Timeline section is just short of seventy pages, fitting the prose fiction into a chronology that also includes episodes and movies; it was created by the Timeliner gang (David Bowling, Johan Ciamaglia, Ryan J. Cornelius, James R. McCain, Alex Rosenzweig, Paul T. Semones, and Corey W. Tacker, with newcomers Jason Barney, David Henderson, Lee Jamilkowski, and Geoff Trowbridge, with special thanks to Keith R.A. DeCandido, James E. Goeders, Robert Greenberger, Bob Manojlovich, John J. Ordover, Bill Williams, and David Young.) The Index includes every novel, short story, and author. There are also occasional sidebar articles ranging from a couple of paragraphs to a couple of pages (e.g., "Richard Arnold: In His Own Words," "The 'C' Word," and so on).

This is Ayers's long-awaited book on all the authorized Star Trek novels. If you're reading this page, you need this book or you have it already. There are some imperfections (grammatical errors, most noticeably several dangling modifiers, and a few cover scans of later editions rather than originals). Richard Arnold's story on Killing Time doesn't match the other versions I've heard over the years. The entry on the Generations novelization doesn't mention that the hardcover and paperback have different endings. But this is nitpicking. Voyages of Imagination is an essential reference work for anyone interested in Star Trek fiction.

See the Complete Starfleet Library blog for a pre-publication interview with Jeff Ayers.

Pocket Star Trek Novels

Star Trek: The Original Series

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

Captain's Glory(Star Trek) Captain's Glory (audio)
William Shatner with Judith Reeves-Stevens and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Pocket

Blurb

During James T. Kirk's heroic five-year mission as captain of the Starship Enterprise, a mysterious alien threat called "The Totality" commenced its stealthy invasion, intending to conquer the Milky Way galaxy as it had conquered the Andromeda. Now the time for secrecy has passed, and a war unlike any other has begun -- one that threatens to destroy the Federation, first by bringing warp travel to an end, and then by absorbing all living matter into an unknown realm.

Twice before, Captain Kirk has encountered the Totality. Both times it took the beguiling form of Norinda, an irresistible alien who becomes the woman each person she meets most desperately desires. In his first encounter, Kirk almost lost the Enterprise. In his second encounter, he almost lost his child and watched in horror as the Totality absorbed Spock in its monstrous dimensional tendrils. But now, Kirk faces an even more devastating personal challenge. The battle lines have been drawn, and he and his friend Captain Jean-Luc Picard are on opposite sides.

After the events of Star Trek Nemesis, on the leading edge of Star Trek's future history, Captain's Glory depicts a Federation attacked from within, on the brink of collapse, with Earth's own solar system an armed and isolated camp. Reunited with Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy and Chief Engineer Scott, Kirk must join forces with Admiral Kathryn Janeway and the Holographic Doctor from the Starship Voyager in order to save Spock and expose the true nature of the Totality.

With Captain William Riker and Commander Deanna Troi of the Starship Titan caught in the cross fire of the conflict between Kirk and Picard, and with Kirk's own child poised on the brink of a startling destiny millions of years in the making, Kirk must prepare for his final encounter with the Totality. But how can Kirk fight an enemy whose greatest weapon is love? And how can he triumph, when the price of victory is the life of his only child?

Comments

Delayed several times because of the authors' other commitments, Captain's Glory was published in August 2006. For the time being, at least, it's the last of the 24th century Kirk stories, as Shatner is now focusing on Kirk at the Academy.

Constellations(Star Trek) Constellations
Marco Palmieri, editor
Pocket

Contents

Introduction by David Gerrold
First, Do No Harm by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
The Landing Party by Robert Greenberger
Official Record by Howard Weinstein
Fracture by Jeff Bond
Chaotic Response by Stuart Moore
As Others See Us by Christopher L. Bennett
See No Evil by Jill Sherwin
The Leader by Dave Galanter
Ambition by William Leisner
Devices and Desires by Kevin Lauderdale
Where Everybody Knows Your Name by Jeffrey Lang
Make-Believe by Allyn Gibson
Anything But Alone by Joshua Ortega

Blurb

Since time immemorial, Man has imagined the night sky to be filled with stories: legends of heroes and strange life-forms amidst the very stars. Eternal tales of wonder and mystery, danger and adventure, passion and logic, hope and human nature, they comprise a mythos embedded in the universe itself... constant, enduring, and immutable.

Rediscover the mythology of our age on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, in this scintillating collection of new stories about the original Star Trek -- untold voyages of the captain and crew of the Starship Enterprise that not only recapture the magic of the world-renowned television series created by Gene Roddenberry, but push beyond it through the writings of:

Christopher L. Bennett . Jeff Bond . Dave Galanter . Allyn Gibson . Robert Greenberger Jeffrey Lang . Kevin Lauderdale . William Leisner . Stuart Moore . Jill Sherwin Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore . Howard Weinstein

With an introduction by acclaimed science-fiction author David Gerrold, writer of the classic episode "The Trouble with Tribbles," Constellations embarks on a journey into both yesterday and tomorrow... and ventures, in grand Star Trek tradition, to worlds beyond time and worlds beyond ken.

Comments

Constellations is a trade paperback anthology celebrating the original Star Trek's fortieth anniversary. The final story in the book is a selection from Tokyopop's Star Trek: The Manga: Shinsei Shinsei, which in turn includes the short story "First, Do No Harm" from this volume.

Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages(Star Trek) Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages
Diane Duane
Pocket

Contents

My Enemy, My Ally
The Romulan Way
Swordhunt
Honor Blade

Blurb

The historic saga begins

Born in the twilight years of Vulcan's violent and passionate past, those who declared themselves Rihannsu chose to reign free in the unknown reaches of space rather than to serve under the new tyranny of logic. Having severed themselves from their homeworld, they survived the perilous voyage across the stars to wash ashore on a distant planet, there to begin the civilization that would one day flower into the Romulan Star Empire.

Now, after millennia of wars and conquests, that empire is decaying from within, surrendering its noble heritage to reckless ambition, abandoning honor for kidnapping and murder. The corruption is so great that the Rihannsu's finest military officer -- Commander Ael t'Rllaillieu of the warbird Bloodwing -- believes she can save her people only by joining forces with her greatest enemy: Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.

Meanwhile, on the Romulan homeworld, a Federation deep-cover agent has been posing as a household servant named Arrhae i-Khellian -- but her operation takes a strange turn when a captured Starfleet officer is brought to her home...

The lives of Ael, Arrhae, and the crew of the Enterprise come together in these astonishing adventures -- originally published in four volumes: My Enemy, My Ally; The Romulan Way; Swordhunt; and Honor Blade -- that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the Romulans.

Comments

As part of the anniversary, and to coincide with the long-delayed publication of The Empty Chair, Pocket published an omnibus edition of the previous Rihannsu novels.

Exiles(Star Trek) Vulcan's Soul Book II: Exiles (audio)
Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz
Pocket

Blurb

Tensions remain high as the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Romulan Star Empire attempt to maintain their fragile post-Dominion War peace in the wake of the brutal attack by the mysterious Watraii that ended with the loss of Admiral Pavel Chekov. When Admiral Uhura receives intelligence regarding a Watraii base that may contain more than one surprise, she sends Ambassador Spock, Captain Saavik, Ruanek, Captain Montgomery Scott, and Lieutenant Commander Data on a covert mission to learn its secrets....

But the true secrets of the Watraii have their basis millennia in the past. In the time of Surak, Vulcans were at a crossroads, on the cusp of either embracing logic or succumbing to emotion and destroying themselves. With Surak's blessing, a group of Vulcans left their turbulent homeworld to find their destiny among the stars -- but the stars prove themselves even more unforgiving than the sands of Vulcan's deserts, as Karatek, the reluctant leader of the exiles, must struggle to hold the community together.

Comments

Though set in the 24th century, the Vulcan's Soul trilogy features several original series characters.

Paperback novels

Burning Dreams(Star Trek) Burning Dreams
Margaret Wander Bonanno
Pocket

Blurb

Before James T. Kirk, another captain stood on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, spearheading its mission of exploration into the uncharted reaches of the galaxy. He was a man driven to perfection, a brooding soul whose haunted eyes reflected the burden of the impossible standards he set for himself, and for whom his longtime science officer, Spock, one day would risk everything. Yet, little is truly known about the enigmatic Christopher Pike, the events that defined him... or the secrets that consumed him.

From the embers of his early childhood among Earth's blossoming interstellar colonies, to the terrifying conflagration that led him back to the world of his birth; from the mentor who would ignite young Chris's desire to return to the stars, to the career he blazed in Starfleet that would end in supreme sacrifice -- the path of Pike's astonishing life leads through fire again and again. But even amid the ashes of Talos IV, the forbidden world on which he would live out the remainder of his days, the dreams smoldering still within his aging, radiation-ravaged breast fan the flames of Pike's spirit to accomplish one final task....

Comments

Part of the fortieth anniversary celebration, Burning Dreams is a novel about Captain Christopher Pike, who appeared in the first Star Trek pilot episode, "The Cage," and in the two-part episode "The Menagerie," which incorporated most of "The Cage" and added new material with an older Pike. See review for more information on the novel.

Provenance of Shadows(Star Trek) Crucible: McCoy: Provenance of Shadows
David R. George III
Pocket

Blurb

In a single moment

... the lives of three men will be forever changed. In that split second, defined paradoxically by both salvation and loss, they will destroy the world and then restore it. Much had come before, and much would come after, but nothing would color their lives more than that one, isolated instant on the edge of forever.

In a single moment

... Leonard McCoy, displaced in time, saves a woman from dying in a traffic accident, and in so doing alters Earth's history. Stranded in the past, he struggles to find a way back to his own century. But living an existence he was not meant to, he will eventually have to move on, and ultimately face the shadows born of his lost life.

In a single moment

... Leonard McCoy, displaced in time, is prevented from saving a woman from dying in a traffic accident, allowing Earth's history to remain unchanged. Returning to the present, he encounters a medical mystery he is committed to solving. But the echoes of an existence he never lived haunt him, and the specter of a premature death will bring him full circle to the shadows he has never faced.

Comments

Reportedly the longest single Star Trek novel published to date, Provenance of Shadows begins the Crucible trilogy by revisiting the original series episode "City on the Edge of Forever."

The Fire and the Rose(Star Trek) Crucible: Spock: The Fire and the Rose
David R. George III
Pocket

Blurb

In a single moment

... the lives of three men will be forever changed. In that split second, defined paradoxically by both salvation and loss, they will destroy the world and then restore it. Much had come before, and much would come after, but nothing would color their lives more than that one, isolated instant on the edge of forever.

In a single moment

... Spock, displaced in time, watches his closest friend heed his advice by allowing the love of his life to die in a traffic accident, thereby preserving Earth's history. Returning to the present, however, Spock confronts other such crises, and chooses instead to willfully alter the past. Challenged by the thorny demands of his logic, he will have to find a way to face his conflicting decisions.

In a single moment

... that stays with Spock, he preserved the timeline at the cost of Jim Kirk's happiness. Now, the death of that friend will cause Spock to reexamine the fundamental choices he has made for his own life. Unwilling to accept his feelings of loss and regret, he will seek that which has previously eluded him: complete mastery of his emotions. But while his quest for the perfect geometry of total logic will move him beyond his remorse, another loss will bring him full circle to once more face the fire he has never embraced.

Comments

The second volume of the Crucible trilogy focuses on Spock.

The Empty Chair(Star Trek) The Empty Chair
Diane Duane
Pocket

Blurb

The culmination of a saga twenty-two years in the making.

They call themselves Rihannsu -- the Declared. To the Federation, they are the Romulans. By any name they are adversaries as formidable as they are inscrutable. Self-exiled from Vulcan in ages past, they retain an ancient martial philosophy and a code of conduct that has sustained them through centuries of hardship, warfare, and thwarted ambition.

Now their empire is gearing for war once again. Armed with the revolutionary Sunseed technology, which can destabilize entire stars, a Romulan vessel is warping toward the heart of the Federation. Its target: Earth's sun.

But this offensive comes at a perilous time, as a growing number of Romulan worlds are joining a revolution -- one led by the renegade Commander Ael t'Rllaillieu of the warbird Bloodwing, with the aid of Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise and the Hamalki physicist K's't'lk, the Federation's foremost authority on Sunseed technology. As the threat to Earth looms ever larger, Bloodwing and Enterprise lead an armada toward the Romulan homeworld for a final reckoning that will decide the future of the Rihannsu people.

Comments

Diane Duane introduced her take on the Romulans in the 1984 novel My Enemy, My Ally, and followed that book with The Romulan Way (published in 1987), Sword Hunt (2000), and Honor Blade (2000); slightly revised versions of these books are collected in the omnibus Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Paperback novels

Warpath(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Warpath
David Mack
Pocket

Blurb

They were created to be killing machines. Highly intelligent, resourceful, and deceptively complex, the Jem'Hadar are a species engineered for war and programmed at the genetic level for one purpose: to fight until death as soldiers of the sprawling stellar empire known as the Dominion. No Jem'Hadar has ever lived thirty years, and not even their masters, the shape-shifting Founders, know what such a creature is capable of becoming were it to be freed of its servitude.

One Founder, however, has dared to wonder.

Appointed by Odo himself to learn peaceful coexistence aboard Deep Space 9, Taran'atar, an Honored Elder among the Jem'Hadar, had for months been a staunch, if conflicted, ally to the crew of the station, ever struggling to understand the mission on which he was sent... until something went horrifically wrong.

Consumed by self-doubt and an ever-growing rage, Taran'atar has lashed out against those he was sworn to aid. While Captain Kira Nerys and Lieutenant Ro Laren both lie near death aboard DS9, their assailant has taken a hostage and fled into Cardassian space, pursued by Commander Elias Vaughn on the U.S.S. Defiant. But as the hunt unfolds, Taran'atar's true objective becomes increasingly less certain, as the rogue Jem'Hadar leads the Defiant to a discovery even more shocking than his crime.

Comments

Warpath continues the post-finale story, following on from the cliffhanger ending of David R. George's Olympus Descending (published as half of Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Volume Three).

Star Trek: Voyager

Paperback novels

Evolution(Star Trek: Voyager) String Theory Book 3: Evolution
Heather Jarman
Pocket

Blurb

Entangled strands of past and present endanger the future

A wake of destruction and loss threatens the U.S.S. Voyager as Chakotay assumes command. Grief over Janeway's impending death coupled with anxiety brought on by the disappearance of Paris, Kim, and the Doctor forces the crew to take increasingly dangerous actions in order to assure their own survival.

But Voyager doesn't fight alone: behind the lines, powerful forces have allied to give the starship aid. Toward this end, a familiar nemesis -- the cosmic meddler Q -- sends Paris and Kim on a perilous journey. Elsewhere, the Doctor, trapped in a dimension alien to human understanding, reunites with an old friend to help secure the fates of those he's left behind.

Yet the conflict raging in the Monorhan system is merely a surface manifestation of more serious turmoil; the true struggle is rooted in the universe's very foundation. Standing at the eye of this maelstrom is Voyager , whose crew may hold the fate of all.

Comments

Jarman's third full length novel ends the trilogy celebrating Voyager's tenth anniversary.

Star Trek: Enterprise

Paperback novels

Rosetta(Star Trek: Enterprise) Rosetta
Dave Stern
Pocket

Blurb

On the edge of uncharted space...

Captain Jonathan Archer and the crew of the Starship Enterprise find their way forward blocked by a mysterious alien vessel, piloted by a race they will soon come to know as the Antianna. Unable to decipher the alien ship's transmissions, unwilling to risk a battle, Enterprise is forced to veer from its planned course.

Almost immediately, they find themselves in the heart of space ruled by the Thelasian Trading Confederacy, who have also had dealings with the Antianna. The Thelasian leader, Governor Maxim Sen, is in fact in the middle of organizing a war against the Antianna, to eliminate the threat they pose to the Confederacy's trading routes.

Archer suspects Sen has other motives as well. He also suspects that there is a reason for the Antianna's seemingly hostile posture. But with the assembled races of an entire sector against him, he needs more than just suspicions. He needs facts. And only one woman can give them to him: Ensign Hoshi Sato. If she can translate the Antianna language, peace may just be possible. If not, war -- a devastating sector-wide war -- will soon result.

Comments

Published in February 2006, rescheduled from December 2005. Stern's latest Enterprise novel centers on Hoshi Sato and the universal translator.

Last Full Measure(Star Trek: Enterprise) Last Full Measure
Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Pocket

Blurb

Without warning or provocation, a Xindi weapon appears above Earth and unleashes a blast that kills millions across two continents. It is only the first such weapon: a second is being built, and this time it might very well destroy the entire planet. Desperately trying to save the Earth and her people, Starfleet must, in a heartbeat, change its mission from one of peaceful scientific exploration to one of military service.

There is only one ship fast enough to stop construction of this new weapon: the Starship Enterprise. But its crew can't do it alone. Captain Jonathan Archer accepts aboard his ship a contingent of Military Assault Command Operations personnel: battle-hardened soldiers known as MACOs.

Starfleet and the MACOs are two different services now sharing a common goal, but they are divided as to how to reach it. It is a culture clash that echoes across the centuries of military service. The men and women now aboard Enterprise know they must succeed in working together or the price will be paid in the blood of innocents. Failure is not an option.

Comments

Published in May 2006 (though actually available in stores in April), this novel is set during the third season's Xindi arc, and features Travis Mayweather and some of the MACO contingent as major viewpoint characters. There's also a brief framing sequence, set decades later, that provides a clue or two as to the direction the post-finale novels will be following.

Star Trek: New Frontier

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

Missing in Action(Star Trek: New Frontier) Missing in Action
Peter David
Pocket

Blurb

Peter David's unforgettable novels of Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the Starship Excalibur remain one of Star Trek's most popular book series among fans. Now, David continues the thrilling new direction for the New Frontier universe begun in After the Fall with a novel that will shock and delight longtime and brand-new readers of this acclaimed series.

Following the dramatic events of After the Fall, Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the U.S.S. Excalibur find themselves catapulted headlong into another universe, far from the New Thallonian Protectorate and Sector 221-G... a place where an ancient war rages between two powerful alien races. But Calhoun has no intention of staying here for very long and, adopting the time-honored philosophy of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend," takes it upon himself to somehow (and by any means necessary) persuade one side or the other to help him and his crew get back home.

Meanwhile, the shadow of war has fallen over the New Thallonian Protectorate, and an embattled Si Cwan faces growing treachery as he attempts to maintain his tenuous hold on power. With Starfleet and the Federation declaring Sector 221-G temporarily off-limits, Admiral Elizabeth Shelby and Captain Kat Mueller decide to take matters into their own hands, ignoring orders by trying to find some way of getting to the Excalibur, presuming there is any Excalibur to get to. But they never count on the most unexpected of allies -- an old friend whose shifting loyalties are about to be put to the ultimate test even as a growing cataclysm looms....

Comments

Peter David's New Frontier series continues in hardcover.

Star Trek: S.C.E. a.k.a. Star Trek: Corps of Engineers

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

Legacy(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Aftermath
Christopher L. Bennett, Michael A. Martin, Andy Mangels, Robert Greenberger, Aaron Rosenberg, Loren L. Coleman, Randall N. Bills
Pocket

Contents

Introduction by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Aftermath by Christopher L. Bennett
Ishtar Rising by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels
Buying Time by Robert Greenberger
Collective Hindsight by Aaron Rosenberg
The Demon by Loren L. Coleman & Randall N. Bills
About the Authors

Blurb

Having recovered from the catastrophic events of Wildfire, the Starfleet Corps of Engineers team on the U.S.S. da Vinci meets its new second officer: Mor glasch Tev, an arrogant Tellarite who's the best there is -- and he knows it.

Even as Captain Gold and Commander Gomez get used to their acerbic new officer, the S.C.E. team faces crises in its own solar system. A strange vessel appears in the middle of San Francisco that the S.C.E. must deal with -- aided by engineers extraordinaire Montgomery Scott and Miles O'Brien. Then they have to help the Venus terraforming team -- a mission that brings Bynar computer expert Soloman to a difficult crossroads.

That's only the beginning of the challenges for the Corps as it faces a Ferengi with a time machine, a prison colony in a black hole -- and a mission from the Dominion War that comes back to haunt the da Vinci crew in more ways than one....

Comments

After several years under the name S.C.E., the ebook line and the paperback reprints are rebranded as Corps of Engineers. The other big change in the print books is the change in format from mass market paperbacks reprinting an average of four ebooks to trade paperbacks planned to reprint six to eight ebooks. In this case, five stories are listed in the table of contents, but three of the stories were published in ebook form as two-parters. This volume reprints ebooks 29 through 36.

Star Trek: Titan

Paperback novels

Orion's Hounds(Star Trek: Titan) Orion's Hounds
Christopher L. Bennett
Pocket

Blurb

As the U.S.S. Titan ventures beyond the outermost reaches of known space, the telepaths in her crew -- including Diplomatic Officer Deanna Troi -- are overwhelmed by an alien cry of distress, leading the ship to the scene of a shocking act of carnage: a civilization of interstellar "whalers" preying upon and exploiting a familiar species of sentient spaceborne giants.

Appalled but reluctant to rush to judgment, Captain William Riker and his crew investigate, discovering a cosmic spawning ground in a region of active star formation -- the ecosystem for a bewildering array of diverse but similarly vast life-forms. While attempting to negotiate an end to the victimization of these creatures, Riker's crew inadvertently grants them the means to defeat their hunters' purpose... only to learn that things are not exactly as they seem.

Comments

Bennett's second novel is the third book in the Titan series, following the post-Nemesis adventures of Captain Will Riker of the U.S.S. Titan.

Star Trek: Vanguard

Paperback novels

Summon the Thunder(Star Trek: Vanguard) Summon the Thunder
Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Pocket

Blurb

The Taurus Reach: a remote interstellar expanse that holds a very old and potentially cataclysmic secret, the truth of which is feared by the Tholians, coveted by the Klingons, and dubiously guarded by the Federation. At the center of this intrigue is Vanguard, a Federation starbase populated by an eclectic mix of Starfleet officers and civilians, whose lives are forever altered as they explore the layers of mystery surrounding the Reach and steadily peel them away... one after another.

In the aftermath of Harbinger, Commodore Diego Reyes commands Vanguard while waging an intensely personal struggle, tasked to uncover the true significance of the Taurus Reach while simultaneously concealing that mission from his fellow officers -- and even his closest friends. As the Daedalus-class U.S.S. Lovell brings some of Starfleet's keenest technical minds to help, the U.S.S. Endeavour makes a find that could shed further light on the enigmatic meta-genome that has captured the Federation's interest -- if its crew survives the discovery....

Deep within the Taurus Reach, an ancient and powerful alien mind has awakened prematurely from aeons of hibernation, alerted to the upstart civilizations now daring to encroach upon the worlds in her care. With the stakes for all sides escalating rapidly, the alien lashes out with deadly force against the interlopers, propelling the Vanguard crew on a desperate race to understand the nature of the attacker, and to prevent the Taurus Reach from becoming a war zone.

Comments

The second novel of the Vanguard series, following Harbinger, this appeared shortly after the S.C.E. ebook Distant Early Warning, which features a 23rd century S.C.E. crew's visit to Vanguard.

Star Trek Crossovers and Miscellaneous

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

Strange New Worlds 9Strange New Worlds 9
Dean Wesley Smith, Elisa J. Kassin, and Paula M. Block, editors
Pocket

Contents

Introduction by Dean Wesley Smith
Star Trek
Gone Native by John Coffren
A Bad Day for Koloth by David DeLee
Book of Fulfillment by Steven Costa
The Smallest Choices by Jeremy Yoder
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Staying the Course by Paul C. Tseng
Home Soil by Jim Johnson
Terra Tonight by Scott Pearson
Solace in Bloom by Jeff D. Jacques
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Shadowed Allies by Emily P. Bloch
Living on the Edge of Existence by Gerri Leen
The Last Tree on Ferenginar: A Ferengi Fable From the Future by Mike McDevitt
The Tribbles' Pagh by Ryan M. Williams
Star Trek: Voyager
Choices by Susan S. McCrackin
Unconventional Cures by Russ Crossley
Maturation by Catherine E. Pike
Star Trek: Enterprise
Rounding a Corner Already Turned by Allison Cain
Mother Nature's Little Reminders by A. Rhea King
Mestral by Ben Guilfoy
Speculations
Remembering the Future by Randy Tatano
Rocket Man by Kenneth E. Carper
The Rules of War by Kevin Lauderdale
The Immortality Blues by Marc Carlson
Orphans by R.S. Belcher
Contest Rules
About the Contributors

Blurb

All-new Star Trek adventures -- by fans, for fans!

Strange New Worlds 9 celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Trek by featuring stories that span the entire universe! Each of these unique stories is based on original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise, and a few fit into more than one category. And all are written by Star Trek fans, for Star Trek fans!

The stories in this edition let us participate in covert operations and become a part of history. They paralyze us and help us choose our course in life. And they allow us to get to know our favorite Trek characters in new and adventurous situations.

This collection's winners are stepping into the spotlight with Strange New Worlds 9. Newcomers and veterans to this anthology include John Coffren, David DeLee, Steven Costa, Jeremy Yoder, Paul C. Tseng, Jim Johnson, Scott Pearson, Jeff D. Jacques, Emily P. Bloch, Gerri Leen, Mike McDevitt, Ryan M. Williams, Susan S. McCrackin, Russ Crossley, Catherine E. Pike, Allison Cain, A. Rhea King, Ben Guilfoy, Randy Tatano, Kenneth E. Carper, Kevin Lauderdale, Marc Carson, and R.S. Belcher.

Comments

The fourth book in the series to include a "Speculations" section for stories that don't fit in the other categories has more stories in that category than any of its predecessors.

Pocket Star Trek Ebooks

Star Trek

(Star Trek) Mere Anarchy Book 1: Things Fall Apart
Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Pocket

Blurb

Mere Anarchy

A new six-part epic covering thirty years of Star Trek history, continuing with an adventure that takes place during the historic five-year mission!

Book 1: Things Fall Apart

Mestiko: a world on the brink of interstellar space travel -- and under covert Federation observation. When the Payav, Mestiko's dominant nation, learns of a rogue pulsar sweeping through their star system and threatening to destroy all life on their planet, the Federation is faced with a daunting choice: stand by and witness the extinction of a thriving civilization, or violate the Prime Directive and mount a desperate effort to protect the planet from total devastation.

The Starship Enterprise, newly under the command of James T. Kirk, is sent to aid the doomed planet. Kirk and his officers -- Spock, Mitchell, Kelso, Scott, Sulu, and Dr. Piper -- must use an experimental, untested technology to save the planet before it's too late!

A new eBook from the authors of A Time to Sow, A Time to Harvest and Summon the Thunder.

Comments

This is the first of a six-part miniseries celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the original Star Trek. The titles of the miniseries and the individual ebooks are taken from the W.B. Yeats poem, "The Second Coming."

The Centre Cannot Hold(Star Trek) Mere Anarchy Book 2: The Centre Cannot Hold
Mike W. Barr
Pocket

Blurb

A few years after the disaster on Mestiko, the Payav are struggling to rebuild in the wake of the pulsar's damage. The Starship Enterprise returns with a plan to help restore the planet's atmosphere.

But the Klingon Empire has also taken an interest in Mestiko, and has come to the aid of one of the world's many factions. Captain James T. Kirk finds himself once again pitted against the Klingon commander Kor, with the fate of Mestiko at stake.

Comments

This is the first ebook by Barr, author of the original series novel Gemini and former writer for the original DC Star Trek comic.

Shadows of the Indignant(Star Trek) Mere Anarchy Book 3: Shadows of the Indignant
Dave Galanter
Pocket

Blurb

As Admiral James T. Kirk adjusts to life at Starfleet Operations on Earth, he discovers some shipping irregularities centered around Mestiko. Authorized to go on a fact-finding tour to the planet, Kirk takes along his old friend Dr. McCoy, now a civilian "old country doctor," to investigate.

What Kirk finds is a web of intrigue, complicated by his status as Dinpayav, an outsider. He must convince Raya elMora -- now a major player in the ad hoc world government of Mestiko in the years following the disaster -- to help him before Mestiko becomes the pawn of someone else's political game....

Comments

Author of several previous Star Trek novels, Galanter contributes a story set between the end of the original Star Trek series and the beginning of Star Trek - The Mortion Picture.

Star Trek: S.C.E.

The Cleanup(Star Trek: S.C.E. 60) The Cleanup
Robert T. Jeschonek
Pocket

Blurb

During the Dominion War, the Miradorn -- ninety percent of whom are telepathically linked twins -- allied themselves with the Dominion. Now, in the wake of the Alpha Quadrant's victory in that war, the Miradorn are eager to improve their relationship with the Federation -- especially in light of the numerous dangerous devices the Dominion left behind.

One of them has killed a Miradorn scientist named Or-Lin. Now, the S.C.E. team on the U.S.S. da Vinci must deactivate the rest of the devices before they become responsible for wiping out the entire Miradorn species -- but the only one who can help them is Or-Lin's twin, Em-Lin, who is still devastated by the death of her sister....

Comments

This is Strange New Worlds discovery Jeschonek's first S.C.E. story.

Progress(Star Trek: S.C.E. 61) What's Past Book One: Progress
Terri Osborne
Pocket

Blurb

What's Past

A special six-part S.C.E. event that flashes back to previous adventures of the S.C.E. crew from the 23rd century to the height of the Dominion War, with special guests from all across the Star Trek universe!

2369: With the recommissioning of the U.S.S. Progress, Captain David Gold is contemplating his next command while on a mission to the Federation protectorate Drema IV. Gold's chief medical officer, Dr. Katherine Pulaski, has her own reasons for wanting to return to Drema IV -- to check up on a former patient of hers: Sarjenka, a girl who befriended Data of the Starship Enterprise, and whose memories Pulaski erased.

A mining accident on Drema IV brings together the S.C.E., Pulaski, Gold, and Sarjenka in an adventure that will have far-reaching consequences for all of them....

Comments

The first of the miniseries leading up to the relaunch of the series as Corps of Engineers, Osborne's second S.C.E. tale is a sequel to the Next Generation episode "Pen Pals."

The Future Begins(Star Trek: S.C.E. 62) What's Past Book Two: The Future Begins
Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster
Pocket

Blurb

2375: After being rescued from the U.S.S. Jenolen by the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Captain Montgomery Scott found himself seventy-five years removed from the time he knows, a twenty-third-century engineer now living in the twenty-fourth. Now he serves as the liaison between the Starfleet Corps of Engineers and the admiralty, supervising the S.C.E.'s mission assignments.

But Scott's transition into a new century is not an easy one. The horrors of the Dominion War in particular bring about a crisis of conscience that leads Scotty from the strife-torn world of Kropasar to the pleasure planet of Risa, where encounters with Admirals Alynna Nechayev and William Ross, Ensign Robin Lefler, and Lefler's mysterious mother lead Scotty to a momentous decision....

Comments

This is the first Star Trek publication by Mollmann and Schuster.

Echoes of Coventry(Star Trek: S.C.E. 63) What's Past Book Three: Echoes of Coventry
Richard C. White
Pocket

Blurb

2375: Before he joined the crew of the U.S.S. da Vinci as their linguist, Dr. Bartholomew Faulwell served as a Starfleet cryptographer during the Dominion War. Of the many missions he performed, however, there is one he cannot discuss that still haunts his memory....

Once he was assigned with a team of specialists to a secret starbase near Dominion-controlled territory to listen in on enemy communications. At first the assignment is routine, but soon they discover vital intelligence that may change the face of the war!

Comments

This is fantasy novelist White's first published Star Trek work.

Distant Early Warning(Star Trek: S.C.E. 64) What's Past Book Four: Distant Early Warning
Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Pocket

Blurb

2265: Following the discoveries made by the U.S.S. Constellation in the Taurus Reach, Starfleet has fast-tracked the construction of Starbase 47, a.k.a. Vanguard. But the rapid construction has meant concomitant technical problems, ones that are vexing Vanguard's commanding officer, Commodore Diego Reyes.

So it's the Corps of Engineers to the rescue. The U.S.S. Lovell, with its crack S.C.E. team led by Lt. Commander Mahmud al-Khaled, must solve Vanguard's technical crises so the base can become operational as planned.

A return to the 23rd century, in the tradition of Foundations and Where Time Stands Still, and a prequel to the acclaimed new novel series Star Trek: Vanguard!

Comments

Ward and Dilmore's contribution to the What's Past series brings back the 23rd century crew of the Lovell and crosses over with their Vanguard novel, Summon the Thunder, which is set a few months later.

10 Is Better Than 01(Star Trek: S.C.E. 65) What's Past Book Five: 10 Is Better Than 01
Heather Jarman
Pocket

Blurb

2374: The planet Bynaus has always been a haven of order in a chaotic universe. Its inhabitants, the Bynars, live in harmony with computers, functioning in binary pairs to keep their society alive.

Two Starfleet officers arrive in an attempt to recruit Bynars for the Starfleet Corps of Engineers -- but when one of the potential recruits is found dead, it's up to Citizen Services investigators 110 and 111 to determine the cause of death. But their investigation will lead them to a startling revelation that will rock Bynaus to its very core!

Comments

This is Trek novelist Jarman's second S.C.E. story.

Many Splendors(Star Trek: S.C.E. 66) What's Past Book Six: Many Splendors
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Pocket

Blurb

2365-2368: Starfleet Academy graduate Sonya Gomez has received her dream assignment: the Starship Enterprise. Captained by Jean-Luc Picard and working under the supervision of Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge, Gomez hopes to make her mark on the flagship.

Her initial months are difficult -- an incident involving Picard and a cup of hot chocolate is followed by a brutal encounter with the Borg -- but Gomez slowly begins to find her place on the Enterprise even as the ship deals with crises, from the Pakleds to the Ferengi to a return engagement with the Borg. But it is her colleague, Kieran Duffy, who proves to be her greatest challenge, as the driven young woman must decide if a relationship is something that fits with her notion of a Starfleet career....

Comments

The What's Past miniseries and the S.C.E. name come to an end with this story by series editor DeCandido. The series continues as Corps of Engineers.

Star Trek: Corps of Engineers

Turn the Page(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Turn the Page
Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
Pocket

Blurb

Relaunching the adventures of the U.S.S. da Vinci, as Captain David Gold, Commander Sonya Gomez, and the rest of Starfleet's miracle workers solve the problems of the galaxy, one disaster at a time.

At first, Dr. Sarjenka -- the first Dreman to graduate from Starfleet Medical Academy -- thought her posting to the da Vinci as deputy chief medical officer was a dream assignment. But her new boss, Dr. Elizabeth Lense, doesn't want her there, her mentor, Captain Gold, is surly and unapproachable, and she finds the atmosphere on the da Vinci to be radically different from what she expected.

Sarjenka's trial by fire comes when the da Vinci is sent to Betrisius, where neural implants that are used to rehabilitate criminals in lieu of prisons are malfunctioning. The S.C.E. team must find a way to repair the damage -- and learn the truth behind why the implants aren't working before the planet devolves into chaos....

Beginning all-new adventures of the S.C.E.!

Comments

This aptly-titled tale, by frequent contributors Ward and Dilmore, restarts the series with a new name and introduces a new character.


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