The Complete Starfleet Library

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2008

Beyond the CloudsBeyond the Clouds: The Lifetime Trek of Walter "Matt" Jefferies, Artist and Visionary
Richard L. Jefferies
Brown Books
314 pages

Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Genealogy
[Chapters One through Eleven]
Tributes
Matt's Feature Film & TV Career
Brotherhood of Art Directors
Contributing Artists
Photo Index
Bibliography

Blurb

Legendary aviation artist Walter "Matt" Jefferies (1921-2003) is best known for his work as art director of the original Star Trek television series -- and for designing the most widely recognized spacecraft of all time, the U.S.S. Enterprise.

In his lifetime, Jefferies worked on set and art designs for over fifteen movies and TV series, including Little House on the Prairie, Dallas, Father Murphy, Ben Casey, and Love American Style; he also produced many aircraft paintings and technical designs. His paintings have been exhibited in museums all over the world.

This beautiful, full-color biography goes beyond Jefferies's life as an artist. Jefferies was a charming and genteel Southerner whose eventful childhood and love of aviation propelled him to become a high-flying visionary. After his stint in the military, he still found time to take to the skies, flying his vintage 1935 WACO YOC cabin plane throughout the rest of his life.

Illustrated with images of his striking paintings, Jefferies's story is enriched with a historical backdrop, personal anecdotes, and plenty of information on Star Trek, aviation, and set design. The unique fusion of art and aircraft is revealed through pages that trace the life and times of the aviation expert who helped shape the face of science fiction.

"I loved Matt Jefferies. He was a good friend all during the years of Star Trek. I interviewed him several times for many of the books I wrote. He was always a dear friend and a source of knowledge about Star Trek that very few people knew."
--William Shatner, writer and actor

"Beyond the Clouds -- what a work! It takes more than a few days to absorb this wonderful book. It truly represents a slice of Matt's fascinating life as an aviator, aviation artist, historian, and Hollywood art director."
-- Neil November, Cofounder of Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society

"Matt Jefferies was a gracious gentleman from Virginia, always courteous, always soft-spoken, with a brilliant talent and a warm sense of humor. He was not only a wonderfully creative art director... from the stars of outer space to a little house on the prairie... but his talents as an aviation artist were outstanding and widely recognized. His heart was always in the sky!"
-- Dorothy Fontana, script writer

"Matt Jefferies was inspiring yet humble -- his art and feel giving form to Gene's dream. So much of what made Star Trek beloved came from his pen... the look and dynamics of the show being timeless and futuristic and yet logical. It was just what Gene wanted... to be inspiring and yet believable."
-- Majel Barrett Roddenberry

Comments

An extensively illustrated large trade paperback, this is Richard Jefferies's tribute to his late brother, the man who designed Star Trek's original U.S.S. Enterprise. Star Trek was a relatively small part of Jefferies' career, and consequently takes up less than a tenth of the book in terms of page count. However, given the title and the cover art, the promotion and discussion of the book on Trek book sites, and, plain and simply, the importance of Matt Jefferies to Star Trek in its early days, it's worth including on this site.

Star TrekBFI TV Classics: Star Trek
Ina Rae Hark
BFI Publishing
160 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
Trekker's Log, Stardate 1908200.7
Course Plotted and Laid In
Star Trek: This Side of Paradise
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Necessary Evil
Star Trek: Voyager: Time and Again
Enterprise: Dead Stop
Notes
Bibliography
Credits: 100 Essential Treks
Index

Blurb

Star Trek remains the original, iconic and, for its many fans, the best example of science fiction television, boldly going where no TV drama had gone before. Ina Rae Hark's lively and authoritative account of the five series -- from the original Star Trek to its most recent manifestation, Enterprise -- provides a comprehensive guide to the Trek universe and its key themes.

Hark carefully delineates the unique characteristics of each series, from Star Trek's depiction of humanity confronting technological and evolutionary change, to The Next Generation's diplomatic efforts to secure its perfected utopia for others, Deep Space Nine's interrogation of the claims of that utopia in a hostile, alien environment, Voyager's testing of Starfleet principles light years away from the Federations borders, and Enterprise's look back at humankind's first efforts to forge an intergalactic alliance. She also considers the series' ongoing redefinition of Otherness and inclusion, focusing on the "outlier" members of the ensemble casts, and explores the central fears each incarnation of Trek confronts.

As well as offering new insights for even the most hardcore Trekker, this volume also provides a perfect introduction to a popular culture phenomenon for those few who have never heard of a phaser or a Klingon.

Comments

Published in October 2008. Part of the British Film Institute's series of books about TV, this is the first monograph on Star Trek by Hark, who has written several academic papers on the show. It's a short critical overview of all five shows, academic but still very accessible.

Captain Kirk's Guide to WomenCaptain Kirk's Guide to Women
John "Bones" Rodriguez
Pocket
86 pages

Contents

Introduction
Top Ten Things I Learned About Love From Star Trek
Becoming Your Own Captain
The Mission
Lesson One -- Always Say Yes
Lesson Two -- Awaken Her Passion
Lesson Three -- Care for Your Exes
Lesson Four -- Increase Her Self-Esteem
Special Considerations
Top Pickup Lines From the Twenty-third Century
What Not to Do
Graduation and Commencement
Acknowledgments

Blurb

Casanova, Don Juan, James Bond -- these are men of legendary romance, but only one man can boast that his seductive powers take him boldly where no man has gone before: James T. Kirk.

Captain Kirk's status as an interstellar stud is proven by his ability to seduce any woman, in any situation, in any part of the galaxy. From high-society princesses to unbalanced Orion slave girls, from gender-switching shape-shifters to emotion-deprived androids -- they all swoon, acquiesce, and malfunction from just one kiss.

But a single question remains in the minds of millions: How does he do it?

Captain Kirk's Guide to Women is the first book to answer this question by probing deeply into Kirk's character, charisma, and seductive techniques, making it possible for any man to model himself after the Casanova of the Cosmos. It is also the only warp-powered romance manual written with enough wit, charm, and humor to help the female of the species make first contact.

Employing meticulous research, along with fanatic-level detail and the kind of pointy-eared logic even a Vulcan would find fascinating, Captain Kirk's Guide to Women shows you how to be as effective as Captain Kirk.

Comments

Published February 2008, this is the first Trek book by Rodriguez. It's a small, thin book with a lot of white space, a lot of colour photos of Kirk and some of the women in his life.

Encyclopedia ShatnericaEncyclopedia Shatnerica: An A to Z Guide to the Man and His Universe Millennium Edition
Robert Schnakenberg
Quirk Books
288 pages

Blurb (from publisher's website)

Actor, singer, director, novelist, horseman, game-show host, spoken-word performer, legendary Hollywood lothario -- is there anything William Shatner can't do? Beam aboard the starship Irreverent as certified Shatnerologist Robert Schnakenberg takes you on a guided tour of the Emmy-winning entertainment icon's universe. Inside you'll find:

Comments

Published in August 2008, the second edition of Encyclopedia Shatnerica probably has less focus on Star Trek than its 1998 predecessor.

Alien SpotlightStar Trek: Alien Spotlight Volume 1
Scott Tipton, David Tipton, James Patrick, Paul Storrie, Andrew Steven Harris, John Byrne
IDW Publishing
152 pages

Contents

Gorn by Scott Tipton and David Tipton
Vulcans by James Patrick (story suggested by Rick Remender)
Andorians by Paul Storrie
Orions by Scott Tipton and David Tipton
Borg by Andrew Steven Harris
Romulans by John Byrne

Blurb

Star Trek's aliens -- sometimes allies, sometimes antagonists, always enigmatic -- until now! With this new collection of IDW Publishing's first six Alien Spotlight one-shots, featuring creators like comics legend John Byrne, IDW Star Trek editor Andrew Steven Harris and rising stars Scott & David Tipton, readers can for the first time glimpse through the eyes of the aliens for their point of view! Plus, as an added bonus, guest appearances by Captains Janeway, Pike, and Terrell! One of the best-reviewed series in IDW's Star Trek line!

About Spotlight: Romulans

John Byrne has given us an added chapter of richness to an already stellar episode... expertly composed and controlled!
-- Comics Bulletin

About Spotlight: Borg

Andrew Steven Harris not only knows his Trek, but he understands it, penning a tale as philosophically complex as an Isaac Asimov Foundation novel...
-- Broken Frontier

About Spotlight: Gorn

This is another quality entry in IDW's Star Trek line, and conclusive proof, if it was needed, that it is possible to do the franchise in comic form and do it well.
-- Fractal Matter

About Spotlight: Vulcans

This comic should be taken as a model to future Trek writers... Buy this comic. Buy it now.
-- TrekWeb

Comments

Published May 2008, this collection reprints several one-shot stories featuring the title species.

Star Trek and PhilosophyStar Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant
Jason T. Eberl and Kevin S. Decker, editors
Open Court
287 pages

Contents

The Federation Council
Ex Astris, Scientia
Starfleet Directive One: Seek Out New Ideas: Major Philosophical Themes in Star Trek
From Shakespeare to Wittgenstein: "Darmok" and Cultural Literacy by Paul A. Cantor
Death and Rebirth of a Vulcan Mind by Walter Robinson
"Humans Smile With So Little Provocation" by Harald Thorsrud
The Wrath of Nietzsche by Shai Biderman and William J. Devlin
Mind Your Ps and Qs: Power, Pleasure, and the Q Continuum by Robert Arp
Starfleet Directive Two: Go Boldly, Yet Morally: Federation Ethics
"Killing Your Own Clone Is Still Murder": Genetics, Ethics, and Khaaaaan! by Jason T. Eberl
The Enterprise of Military Ethics: Jean-Luc Picard as Starfleet's Conscience by Tim Challans
Is Odo a Collaborator? by Sander Lee
"The Rules of Acquisition Can't Help You Now": What Can the Ferengi Teach Us About Business Ethics? by Jacob M. Held
Starfleet Directive Three: A United Federation: Social and Religious Values of the Future
Inhuman Nature, or What's It Like to Be a Borg? by Kevin S. Decker
Recognizing the Big Picture: Why We Want to Live in the Federation by Jason Murphy and Todd Porter
Why Not Live in the Holodeck? by Philip Tallon and Jerry L. Walls
The Second-Coming of Kahless: Worf's "Will to Believe" by Heather Keith
Cardassian "Monsters" and Bajoran "Freedom Fighters" by Marnie Nolton
Starfleet Directive Four: Multiple Enterprises: Metaphysical Conundrums from A to E
Time - The Final Frontier by Amy Kind
"Your Big Chance to Get Away from It All": Life, Death, and Immortality by Theodore Schick
Spock's Vulcan Mind Meld: A Primer for the Philosophy of Mind by Mahesh Ananth
Harry Mudd Always Lies by Jerry Kapus
Crew of the Starship Enterprise NCC-1701-?
Chronicles from the Final Frontier
Isolinear Data

Blurb

From cult to mainstream, the Star Trek epic has gone where no work of dramatic art has gone before, to become the most popular imaginary world yet conceived.

The same restless and relentless spirit of exploration that propels the voyages of the starship Enterprise is also the driving force of philosophical wonder throughout human history. Star Trek and philosophy share the same prime directive: testing ideas from our past and present to progressively improve our future.

In Star Trek and Philosophy, twenty-one professional philosophers put their brains into warp drive to probe the limits of the limitless, expanding our knowledge of the furthest reaches of thought while also delving deep into the human essence.

"A philosophical feast for Trekkies and other sci-fi fans. One of the things that makes Star Trek so exciting is the philosophical angle it has often presented. Reading this terrific book will prolong and deepen that excitement."

- Jorge J. E. Gracia, editor of Mel Gibson's Passion and Philosophy

"Playful, subtle, and rich with cultural referencesbut actively create it. As well as beaming up famous philosophers like Kant and Nietzsche, this wonderful book plunges us into recent philosophical discussions, some of which have arisen in the wake of the accelerated technological developments of the past fifty years."

- Margret Grebowicz, editor of SciFi in the Mind's Eye

"Boldly going where so many have gone before, these twenty-one philosophers manage to do the impossible: they find new ways to talk about this most talked about of TV franchises."

- James B. South, editor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy

"Star Trek in all its incarnations remains one of the most philosophically fascinating TV and movie epics. Star Trek and Philosophy appeals to both philosophers and fans."

- Richard Hanley, author of Is Data Human? The Metaphysics of Star Trek

Comments

Published in September 2008, this is one of a series of books looking at philosophical issues in a variety of pop culture contexts, from TV series like The Sopranos to pop bands like U2. The essays cover a broad range of topics and every Star Trek TV series is discussed at some point.

The first two sections listed in the contents are acknowledgments and introduction; the last three are about the authors, a list of episodes, and an index.

Best of Peter DavidStar Trek Archives Volume 1: Best of Peter David
Peter David and Bill Mumy
IDW Publishing
144 pages

Contents

Retrospect by Peter David
The Return of the Worthy: Part One by Bill Mumy and Peter David
The Return of the Worthy: Part Two by Bill Mumy and Peter David
The Return of the Worthy: Part Three by Bill Mumy and Peter David
Once a Hero!

Blurb

Star Trek Archives Volume 1: Best of Peter David collects five Star Trek: The Original Series stories written by fan-favorite Peter David. Bill Mumy (Lost in Space) co-writes three issues and one issue is illustrated by legendary comic artist, Curt Swan. The stories in this volume focus on the first crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise -- Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scott, Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov.

Comments

Published September 2008, this is a reprint collection of DC Comics material, including some reprinted recently by Titan in Star Trek: The Return of the Worthy. "Retrospect" was reprinted in DC's 1991 collection The Best of Star Trek. This appears to explain why Titan's reprint collection series seems to have ended. It's unfortunate that the first of IDW's Archives should reprint several stories already available in paperback.

The BorgStar Trek Archives Volume 2: Best of the Borg
Michael Jan Friedman and Paul Jenkins
IDW Publishing
160 pages

Contents

The Worst of Both Worlds: The Bludgeoning of Chance by Michael Jan Friedman
The Worst of Both Worlds: The Belly of the Beast by Michael Jan Friedman
The Worst of Both Worlds: The Armies of the Night by Michael Jan Friedman
The Worst of Both Worlds: And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Michael Jan Friedman
Operation Assimilation by Paul Jenkins

Blurb

"We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships..." Ever since those chilling words reverberated throughout the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, the Borg have been the most dangerous and relentless adversary of the entire Star Trek universe. Now, collected for the first time, their most fearsome adventures on the comics page!

Collects Star Trek: The Next Generation #47-50 and Star Trek: Operation Assimilation, featuring the work of writers Michael Jan Friedman and Paul Jenkins as well as artists Peter Krause and Terry Pallot.

Comments

Published November 2008, this second volume of Star Trek Archives collects material from DC and Marvel: 1993's "The Worst of Both Worlds" four part story from DC's Star Trek: The Next Generation comic and 1997's Operation Assimilation, a Marvel one-shot.

Assignment: EarthStar Trek: Assignment: Earth
John Byrne
IDW Publishing
136 pages

Contents

Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
My Name is Legion
We Have Met the Enemy...
Too Many Presidents
John Byrne Star Trek Art Gallery

Blurb

The 1968 TV episode "Assignment Earth" had been the Season Two finale for the Star Trek series, and was intended by Gene Roddenberry as the pilot for a spin-off series that never came to pass.Now, John Byrne delivers the series 40 years after it would have debuted, recounting the adventures of interstellar agent Gary Seven and his Earth-born assistant as they covertly confront threats to the past so that they can save Star Trek's future. Byrne writes and draws the series, which steps one year forward with each installment, beginning with 1968, the year that the spin-off series would have appeared.

Comment

Published December 2008, this is a comic reprint collection. Though Gary Seven has been seen in action in the 20th century in the novels (The Eugenics Wars) and in the future in comics, this marks the first published attempt at moving forward with Roddenberry's proposed series, instead of using Seven as a guest character in a Star Trek story.

New FrontierStar Trek: New Frontier
Peter David
IDW Publishing
136 pages

Blurb

The most dangerous experimental vessel in the galaxy -- a prototype time ship -- has vanished, and it appears that the man who stole it is none other than Starfleet Admiral Edward Jellico. Only Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of Excalibur have a hope in finding him before the ship, intended purely for scientific exploration, is used to disrupt the space-time continuum!

Peter David, the hand-picked creator of the first Star Trek crew designed exclusively for print, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the New Frontier with this comic book series, showcasing all-new stories and the official continuation of the hit novels.

Comments

Published October 2008, this reprint collection marks New Frontier's second foray into the comic format, following Wildstorm's 2000 "Double Time" one-shot, reprinted in the 2001 Other Realities collection.

Star Trek 101Star Trek 101: A Practical Guide to Who, What, Where, and Why
Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block
Pocket
303 pages

Contents

A User-Friendly Introduction
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Animated Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Voyager

The Feature Films
Star Trek: Enterprise
Index
Episode Index
Acknowledgments

Blurb

In the future, a heroic captain and his crew explore the Galaxy in a really fast spacecraft. The crew's standing orders are:

"... to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."

Simple, straightforward -- that's Star Trek. So what's all the fuss? Why do news crews always seem to find someone, somewhere dressed up in a Star Trek costume? What could be so interesting to so many people?

Star Trek 101 is the answer. You'll learn just a little bit about the heroes (Captain Kirk believes that man wasn't meant to live in Paradise), the villains (Klingons have a thirst for conquest), and the important aliens (Vulcans live their lives by logic). In the handy recaps for all things Star Trek, you'll discover that the television shows and movies run the gamut from action-adventure to comedy. Just want to sample? The ten essential episodes are offered for your consideration. Star Trek 101 is a quick primer of the television shows and movies that carry the Star Trek name.

Comments

Published September 2008, this is an introductory guide to the Star Trek universe. Each series ection includes several recurring subsections: series premise, the ship (the station in the case of Deep Space Nine), major aliens, the menagerie, ten essential episodes, what it is, episode synopses, etc. There are also numerous brief sidebars on different subjects.

Star Trek Reader's Reference 1988-1989Star Trek Reader's Reference to the Novels: 1988-1989: Volume 5
Alva Underwood
AuthorHouse
516 pages

Comments

Not seen; published February 2008.

This is the fifth in Underwood's series of encyclopedic companions to the Star Trek novels published by vanity press Authorhouse. It probably covers only the original series novels published by Pocket in 1988 and 1989.

Though the basic idea behind this series of books is a good one, at the current rate of publication, even if Underwood stays with original series novels only, this series may never catch up with the novels being published. Meanwhile, readers interested in certain topics or characters that reappear in several books will have to consult several volumes to get all the relevant information.

Star Trek: The CollectiblesStar Trek: The Collectibles
Steve Kelley
Krause Publications
255 pages

Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Foreword
Foreword by Chris Doohan
Values Given Within This Book
Star Trek Lives
Action Figures
Banks
Bedding and Curtains
Belts and Belt Buckles
Blueprints
Bookmarks, Bookplates, and Journals
Books
Bumper Stickers
Buttons, Coins, Medallions, and Medals
Calendars
Clocks
Clothing and Accessories
Comic Books
Costumes and Patterns
Crafts
Food and Beverages
Frisbees
Games
Greeting Cards and Postcards
Housewares
Jewelry
Lunch Boxes
Magazines
Magnets
Model Kits
Ornaments
Photographs and Other Artwork
Posters
Props
Puzzles
Records, Tapes, and Compact Discs
Sleeping Bags, Chairs, and Rugs
Stamps, Decals, and Stickers
Toys
Trading/Collector Cards
Video and Laser Discs

Blurb

Collecting the Final Frontier

Boldly go where no Trekkie has gone before with this comprehensive identification and price guide to the universe of classic Star Trek collectibles. Featuring everything from action figures and toys, to posters, props, and trading cards, Star Trek: The Collectibles delivers an eclectic array of items produced to commemorate the original television series and its associated films.

Comments

Published in October 2008. Steve Kelley, who posts at TrekBBS.com under the user name startrekfiero, has written the first collectibles guide in nearly a decade. It's not as complete as it could be, focusing as it does on the original series, but it would be hard to get everything in one volume, considering that a three-volume series on collectibles was published in 1991-92, and there's considerably more to cover by now. The one area of Star Trek collecting with which I'm most familiar, book collecting, is not well served by this book, which has limited coverage in that area; I can't speak to other areas of collecting. However, the book is lavishly illustrated in full colour, has a clean and readable layout, and is the first new Star Trek collectibles guide of any kind in eight years.

The Death WaveStar Trek: The Death Wave
Austin P. Torney
Createspace
100 pages

Blurb (from Amazon.com)

An original screenplay/novelette that answers the question of how the warlike Klingons of Captain Kirk's era came to their end and were replaced by the somewhat friendlier Klingons of the new generation; however, this story does not dwell much upon the Klingons, but upon Kirk's forced retirement at age 65 and his return from it through a war for the galaxy in which he must become the ultimate chess master.

Comments

This site has ignored a few sloppily-written fanfic stories that have been made briefly available through self-publishing sites like lulu.com, but the notoriety achieved by this book calls for an entry here. First, the book was published by Createspace, the self-publishing arm of Amazon.com, and sold through Amazon. Second, it appeared in Amazon's recommended reading lists, which is how it originally appeared on the radar of bloggers like Trek novelist Dayton Ward, and a number of bloggers discussed it, many referring to the Lori Jareo debacle, in which a woman wrote and published her own Star Wars novel and sold it through Amazon.com before being shut down by Lucasfilm. A few bold bloggers actually bought and read the book, including Trek writer Allyn Gibson. So I decided I had to buy it and include it here.

It's a thin, perfect-bound trade paperback with no text on the spine, art and a bar code but no text on the back cover, no indication that Createspace published it, no proper table of contents verso page (the page with copyright and printing information in the front of the book), etc. It's written as a prose story, not a screenplay, and is heavily illustrated with often irrelevant images, including starships from other Star Trek series. It's not something I could recommend, but it's no longer available from Amazon anyway. For the time being you can still use the Search Inside feature to get a sense of the writing and layout. The story was also included in a collection of Torney's writings on lulu.com, but that also appears to be currently unavailable.

UchuStar Trek: The Manga: Uchu
Luis Reyes, editor
Tokyopop

Contents

Art of War by Wil Wheaton
Bandi by David Gerrold
The Humanitarian by Luis A. Reyes
Inalienable Rights by Nathaniel Bowden
A Less Perfect Union (preview) by William Leisner

Blurb

The voyage of the Starship Enterprise continues...

Tokyopop delivers new manga-style stories of the classic U.S.S. Enterprise crew in this third installment of the Star Trek manga series. In Uchu: David Gerrold (writer of the classic episode "The Trouble With Tribbles") brings us a rumpus on the Enterprise as the mysterious, teddy bear-like creature Bandi runs amok with pretty virulent vibes. Wil Wheaton returns with a Klingon confrontation that may test Kirk's resolute hatred of them. Nathaniel Bowden brings us a society in which bureaucrats run wild. And Luis Reyes tries to glimpse the softer side of Spock.

Comments

Published July 2008, this is the third volume in the series of manga-style Star Trek graphic novels.

This was originally announced under the title Aratanaru Michi He, and a solicitation cover with that title appeared online. According to a comment on Wil Wheaton's blog, that title can be roughly translated as "new course" or "new direction." An online dictionary translates Uchu as universe or cosmos.

David Gerrold's contribution is based on a story premise he pitched to Gene Coon in 1967 and described in detail in his book, The Trouble With Tribbles. The Leisner excerpt is listed on the title page as Infinity's Prism; the previous volumes had complete short stories, but the Infinity's Prism stories are far too long for one to be included in full for cross-promotional purposes.

Intelligence GatheringStar Trek: The Next Generation: Intelligence Gathering
Scott Tipton and David Tipton
IDW Publishing
124 pages

Contents

Valued Intelligence
A Matter of Dates
Chasing Shadows
Matters of the Mind
Disgrace
Art Gallery

Blurb

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise return in an all-new adventure! What seems to be a series of unrelated missions is soon revealed to be part of a larger conspiracy involving a threat unlike any that Picard has ever faced.

Can the Enterprise crew piece together the puzzle before it's too late? From writers Scott & David Tipton and artist David Messina, the team that brought you the acclaimed miniseries Klingons: Blood Will Tell, comes a Next Generation epic like you've never seen before!

Comments

Published August 2008, this is another collected Next Generation comic reprint from IDW.

Year FourStar Trek: Year Four
David Tischman
IDW Publishing
152 pages

Blurb

"Space... the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission..."

Gene Roddenberry's science fiction classic Star Trek first hit the airwaves in September 1966, chronicling the Starship Enterprise's legendary five-year mission. But with The Original Series cancelled after only three seasons, the events of the fourth year remained unrealized... until now. Join IDW Publishing and the familiar faces of the Star Trek crew -- as well as additions from the Star Trek animated series of the 1970s -- as the Enterprise continues to explore strange new worlds.

"...To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."

Comments

Published March 2008, this is a reprint of the first of a planned series of original series-era comic miniseries under the "Year Four" umbrella title. This book includes a brief prelude originally printed in the Focus on Star Trek one-shot and a six-issue miniseries.

Enterprise ExperimentStar Trek Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment
D.C. Fontana and Derek Chester
IDW Publishing
136 pages

Contents

Star Trek: Year Four: The Enterprise Experiment
Art Gallery
5-Book Comic Proposal by D.C. Fontana

Blurb

Dorothy "D.C." Fontana, the writer from the original Star Trek TV series, as well as The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is joined by partner Derek Chester (Star Trek: Legacy) for The Enterprise Experiment, an all-new series set in the unexplored fourth year of the U.S.S. Enterprise's legendary five-year mission.

The Enterprise Experiment -- a sequel to "The Enterprise Incident," the classic Star Trek episode written by Fontana -- finds Kirk and Spock trapped on an Enterprise out of phase with space itself and facing a plot of revenge from the Romulans!

Comments

Published November 2008, this reprint collection features the return of TV Trek writer and Vulcan's Glory novelist D.C. Fontana. It includes the text of Fontana's outline for the miniseries.

Tao Te Ching: A Klingon Translation: pIn'a' qan paQDI'norgh
Lao Tsu, translated by Agnieszka Solska
Klingon Language Institute
208 pages

Comments

This was announced on the LiveJournal of the KLI's Lawrence Schoen. Quoting from the post:

208 pages, including an introduction and copious commentary on the translation.

The Trade Paperback* (ISBN: 978-0-9644345-5-4) will be $14.95.
The Hardcover edition (ISBN: 978-0-9644345-2-3) will be $25.95.

Published in July 2008, this is the fourth work of literature translated into Klingon and published by the Klingon Language Institute, following two Shakespeare plays and Gilgamesh.

Solska has a website with the English and Klingon texts of the Tao Te Ching, which she apparently originally posted online five years ago. The website has only brief notes on the book, so the "copious commentary" mentioned above may be new to the print edition.

Trekkies, Trekkers, and Red ShirtsTrekkies, Trekkers, and Red Shirts: Fans, Dealers, and Supporting Actors in the World of Star Trek
Margaret Duriga, Laura Duriga, and Jim Duriga
Seneca-Secor
274 pages

Comments

Not seen. Jim Duriga described the book in a recent email:

In 2008, we also released Trekkies, Trekkers, and Red Shirts, a book of over 50 Star Trek interviews with fans, dealers, supporting actors and others. Interviews include Jimmy Doohan, Allan Dean Foster, David Gerrod, Bjo Trimble, Gary Graham, Tim Russ, Bobby Clark and many others. This book gives anyone interested in Star Trek a great insider's look through the eyes of the people involved.

Through his company Seneca-Secor, Duriga has also produced several editions of Traveling at Warp Seven. The 1998 and 2005 editions are covered here. Thanks to Jim Duriga for the cover image and information.

Up Till NowUp Till Now: The Autobiography
William Shatner with David Fisher
Thomas Dunne Books
368 pages

Blurb (from Amazon.com)

"It is now Bill Shatner's universe -- we just live in it." --New York Daily News

After almost sixty years as an actor, William Shatner has become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world. And it seems as if Shatner is everywhere. Winning an Emmy for his role on Boston Legal. Doing commercials for Priceline.com. In the movie theaters. Singing with Ben Folds. He's sitting next to Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel, and he's practically a regular on Howard Stern's show. He was recently honored with election to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. He was a target on a Comedy Central's Celebrity Roast entitled "The Shat Hits the Fan." In Up Till Now, Shatner sits down with readers and offers the remarkable, full story of his life and explains how he got to be, well, everywhere.

It was the original Star Trek series, and later its films, that made Shatner instantly recognizable, called by name -- or at least by Captain Kirk's name -- across the globe. But Shatner neither began nor has ended his career with that role. From the very start, he took his skills as an actor and put them to use wherever he could. He straddled the classic world of the theater and the new world of television, whether stepping in for Christopher Plummer in Shakespeare's Henry V or staring at "something on the wing" in a classic episode of The Twilight Zone. And since then, he's gone on to star in numerous successful shows, such as T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911, and most recently Boston Legal.

William Shatner has always been willing to take risks for his art. What other actor would star in history's first -- and probably only -- all-Esperanto-language film? Who else would share the screen with thousands of tarantulas, release an album called Has Been, or film a racially incendiary film in the Deep South during the height of the civil rights era? And who else would willingly paramotor into a field of waiting fans armed with paintball guns, all waiting for a chance to stun Captain... er, Shatner?

In this touching and very funny autobiography, William Shatner reveals the man behind these unforgettable moments, and how he's become the worldwide star and experienced actor he is today.

Comments

Published May 2008. Shatner has already covered his Star Trek years in detail in other books; this book does cover Star Trek as part of his career but does not focus on the show the way Star Trek Memories and Star Trek Movie Memories did.

When First We Boldly WentWhen First We Boldly Went: Star Trek's First Season (1966)
Tessa B. Dick
CreateSpace
110 pages

Blurb (from Amazon.com)

Reviews of the pilot and all 29 episodes aired in the first season of the original television series Star Trek, with a Preface and an Afterword, written by the widow of science fiction author Philip K. Dick.

Comments

Not seen; published March 2008.

This site has ignored a number of print-on-demand pamphlets from companies like Lightningsource in the past; this one is included for a couple of reasons. First, it's by Tessa Dick, SF novelist Philip K. Dick's widow, which caught my attention; secondly, it's one of the first unauthorized Star Trek-related titles to materialize from CreateSpace, Amazon.com's attempt at moving into Lulu.com's self-publishing market. Lulu has published a couple of interesting Trek-related works included on this site, as well as several very badly written works of fanfic; CreateSpace looks set to do the same, and has already published some Trek fanfic.

Pocket Star Trek Novels

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Paperback novels

Greater Than the Sum(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Greater Than the Sum
Christopher L. Bennett
Pocket

Blurb

The Starship Rhea has discovered a cluster of carbon planets that seems to be the source of the quantum energies rippling through a section of space. A landing party finds unusual life-forms inhabiting one of the planets. One officer, Lieutenant T'Ryssa Chen -- a half-Vulcan -- makes a tenuous connection with them. But before any progress can be made, the Rhea comes under attack from the Einstein -- a Starfleet vessel now controlled by the Borg. The landing party can only listen in horror as their comrades are assimilated. The Borg descend to the planet, and just as Chen accepts that she will be assimilated, the lieutenant is whisked two thousand light-years away.

A quantum slipstream -- instantaneous transportation -- is controlled by these beings in the cluster, and in the heart of the cluster there is now a Borg ship. Cut off from the rest of the Borg collective, the Einstein cannot be allowed to rejoin it. For the sake of humanity, the Borg cannot gain access to quantum slipstream technology.

Starfleet Command gives Captain Picard carte blanche: do whatever he must to help the beings in the cluster, and stop the Einstein no matter the cost.

Comments

Published July 2008, this continues the post-Nemesis continuity on from 2007's Before Dishonor, leading into the Destiny trilogy.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

These Haunted Seas(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) These Haunted Seas
David R. George III and Heather Jarman
Pocket

Contents

Mission Gamma Book One: Twilight
Mission Gamma Book Two: This Gray Spirit

Blurb

It is a time of renewed hope. As the U.S.S. Defiant sails through the wormhole and charts a new course of discovery into the unknown ocean of the Gamma Quadrant, powerful individuals from distant worlds gather at station Deep Space 9 to usher in a bright new era; with the Dominion War now only a memory, Bajor is poised at last to enter the Federation. For Colonel Kira Nerys, Commander Elias Vaughn, and all those who follow them, these are the voyages they were born to undertake.

But where they seek to go is defined by the journeys they have made before, and ghosts populate these uncharted waters -- the spectres of lost leaders, fallen friends, forsaken lovers, vanquished enemies, and earlier selves. Some of these shades drive the travelers on, others are drawn inexorably into their wake; but all make their presence felt, and in feeling, the men and women of DS9 and the Defiant must somehow navigate the perilous rapids of their pasts in order to find the future.

Originally published as Twilight and This Gray Spirit -- the first two novels in the critically acclaimed Mission: Gamma series -- These Haunted Seas is the next chapter of the epic saga begun in Twist of Faith, continuing the chronicles of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine beyond the small screen, propelling its heroes to realms they could never have imagined, and truths they cannot escape.

Comments

Published June 2008, this is an omnibus of the first two Mission: Gamma novels. Unlike the previous omnibus edition, which reprinted four novels, this reprints only Twilight and This Gray Spirit because of the length of the novels.

The cover scan is adapted from a much larger version available at Jeff Ayers's Voyages of Imagination website. The full version can be seen here. The presence of characters like Sisko on the cover is not meant to imply their presence in these stories, but to suggest that their absence haunts the characters who are in the book.

Paperback novels

(Star Trek: Terok Nor) Day of the Vipers 2318-2328
James Swallow
Pocket

Blurb

Before the Dominion War and the decimation of Cardassia... before the coming of the Emissary and the discovery of the wormhole... before space station Terok Nor became Deep Space 9... there was the Occupation: the military takeover of an alien planet and the violent insurgency that fought against it. Now that fifty-year tale of warring ideologies, terrorism, greed, secret intelligence, moral compromises, and embattled faiths is at last given its due in the three-book saga of Star Trek's Lost Era...

A seemingly benign visitation to the bountiful world of Bajor from the resource-poor Cardassian Union is viewed with cautious optimism by some, trepidation by others, and a calculating gleam by unscrupulous opportunists. What begins as a gesture of compassion soon becomes something very different.  Seen through the eyes of participants on both sides -- including those of a young officer named Skrain Dukat -- the personal, political, and religious tensions between the Bajorans and the Cardassians quickly spiral out of control, irrevocably shaping the futures of both worlds in an emotionally charged and unforgettable tale of treachery, tragedy, and hope.

Comments

The April 2008 Pocket novel, this is the beginning of a prequel trilogy and the first Star Trek novel by Swallow, who worked on two Star Trek: Voyager episodes and the video game Star Trek: Invasion, has published some shorter Star Trek fiction, and has published a number of other novels.

The book is labeled as a Star Trek: Terok Nor book rather than Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; the cover also describes it as "A saga of The Lost Era."

Night of the Wolves(Star Trek: Terok Nor) Night of the Wolves 2345-2357
S.D. Perry and Britta Dennison
Pocket

Blurb

Before the Dominion War and the decimation of Cardassia... before the coming of the Emissary and the discovery of the wormhole... before space station Terok Nor became Deep Space 9... there was the Occupation: the military takeover of an alien planet and the violent insurgency that fought against it. Now that fifty-year tale of warring ideologies, terrorism, greed, secret intelligence, moral compromises, and embattled faiths is at last given its due in the three-book saga of Star Trek's Lost Era...

Eighteen years into the Occupation, a new star rises in Bajor's sky. It is the seat of power in this system, a place of slave labor and harsh summary judgments, the symbol of Cardassian might and the futility of resisting it. But even as the gray metal crown of Terok Nor ascends to its zenith, ragtag pockets of Bajoran rebels -- including a fierce young fighter named Kira Nerys -- have begun to strike back at their world's oppressors, and they intend to show the Cardassians that the night belongs to them.

Comments

Published in May 2008, Dennison's debut is a collaboration with veteran DS9 novelist Perry.

The cover scan is adapted from a much larger version available at Jeff Ayers's Voyages of Imagination website. The full version can be seen here.

Dawn of the Eagles(Star Trek: Terok Nor) Dawn of the Eagles 2360-2369
S.D. Perry and Britta Dennison
Pocket

Blurb

Before the Dominion War and the decimation of Cardassia... before the coming of the Emissary and the discovery of the wormhole... before space station Terok Nor became Deep Space 9... there was the Occupation: the military takeover of an alien planet and the violent insurgency that fought against it. Now that fifty-year tale of warring ideologies, terrorism, greed, secret intelligence, moral compromises, and embattled faiths is at last given its due in the three-book saga of Star Trek's Lost Era...

As violence all across Bajor continues to escalate, Cardassian forces tighten their grip on the captive planet, driving back the resistance at every turn; but on Terok Nor and elsewhere, the winds of change are stirring-the beginnings of a hurricane that will alter the landscape of the Occupation. And while secret dealings, shifting alliances, and personal demons buoy the wings of revolution, a mysterious shape-shifting life form begins a journey that will decide the fate of worlds.

Comments

Published June 2008.

Fearful Symmetry(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Fearful Symmetry
Olivia Woods
Pocket

Blurb

In our universe, a Cardassian sleeper agent -- Iliana Ghemor -- was once surgically altered to resemble and replace resistance fighter Kira Nerys, future Starfleet captain and hero of the planet Bajor's liberation. That plan never reached fruition, and the fate of the agent remained unknown... until now.

Robbed of the past sixteen years, Iliana Ghemor is back with a vengeance. Over a decade and a half of imprisonment and abuse by her former masters has brought her to the brink of madness, sustained only by the twisted belief that she is, in fact, the real Kira Nerys. She has already made one near-successful attempt on the real Kira's life, but instead of assuming the identity of the woman she was intended to replace, Ghemor has set her sights on the most unexpected target of all: Kira's other double, the malicious Intendent, Bajor's iron-fisted ruler in the alternate reality commonly known as the "Mirror Universe." But far more is unfolding in the Mirror Universe than Ghemor realizes, and the heroes of Deep Space Nine somehow must stop the false Kira without derailing the delicate flow of history that must unfold if both universes, and countless others, are to survive.

Parallel stories set in both universes reflect and build upon each other in this Two-in-One "Flip Book," the continuation of both the ongoing DS9 saga as well as the Mirror Universe line of books.

Comments

Out July 2008. New author Morrow's contribution to the relaunch, following on from Warpath, was tentatively scheduled for August 2007 but has been cancelled for undisclosed reasons, following a few delays. The book is now being written by another newcomer to Star Trek fiction, Olivia Woods.

This book is being published in an unusual way: half the book is printed upside-down relative to the other half, and instead of a conventional back cover, there's another front cover. A number of science fiction and mystery novels were published by Ace books in this format in the 1950s and 1960s; they were known as Ace Doubles. The reverse cover of this book, predominantly red, features Kira -- or Iliana -- with Cardassian features.

Star Trek: Enterprise

Paperback novels

Kobayashi Maru(Star Trek: Enterprise) Kobayashi Maru
Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels
Pocket

Blurb

To protect the cargo ships essential to the continuing existence of the fledgling Coalition of Planets, the captains of the United Earth's Starfleet are ordered to interstellar picket duty, with little more to do than ask "Who goes there?" into the darkness of space.

Captain Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise seethes with frustration, wondering if anyone else can see what he sees. A secret, closed, militaristic society, convinced that their survival hangs by a thread, who view their neighbors as a threat to their very existence -- the Spartans of ancient Greece, the Russians of the old Soviet Union, the Koreans under Kim Il-sung -- with only one goal: attain ultimate power, no matter the cost. The little-known, never-seen Romulans seem to live by these same principles.

The captain realizes that the bond between the signers of the Coalition charter is fragile and likely to snap if pushed. But he knows that the Romulans are hostile, and he believes they are the force behind the cargo ship attacks. If asked, Archer can offer no proof without endangering his friend's life.

To whom does he owe his loyalty: his friend, his world, the Coalition? And by choosing one, does he not risk losing all of them? What is the solution to a no-win scenario?

Comments

Published August 2008, this is the continuation of the post-finale Enterprise novels, continuing on from The Good That Men Do. An early solicitation cover featured text in a Romulan font that reportedly reads "The Romulan War begins late 2008."

Star Trek: Corps of Engineers

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

Wounds(Star Trek: Corps of Engineers) Wounds
Ilsa J. Bick, Keith R.A. DeCandido, John J. Ordover, Terri Osborne, and Cory Rushton
Pocket

Contents

Malefictorum by Terri Osborne
Lost Time by Ilsa J. Bick
Identity Crisis by John J. Ordover
Fables of the Prime Directive by Cory Rushton
Security by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Wounds by Ilsa J. Bick

Blurb

The Dominion War has been over for a year, but its legacy lives on. Commander Sonya Gomez, former Starship Enterprise engineer, and her crack Starfleet Corps of Engineers team on the U.S.S. da Vinci find themselves dealing with many permutations of that legacy.

Two mysterious murders on the da Vinci lead to the Gamma Quadrant and a Dominion base. A pre-warp planet occupied by the Dominion still has scars from both sides of that conflict. Plus Gomez, computer expert Soloman, and Security Chief Corsi are haunted by demons from their past.

But the greatest threat of all comes from a visit to Deep Space 9. A fissure has opened up between realities, endangering the very existence of the Bajoran system -- and also stranding Doctors Lense and Bashir on a war-torn planet from which they may never escape.

Comments

Published October 2008. The fourth trade paperback collection collects ebooks 50 through 56 (the title story was originally published as ebooks 55 and 56).

Star Trek: Klingon Empire

Paperback novels

A Burning House(Star Trek: Klingon Empire) A Burning House
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Pocket

Blurb

They have been the Federation's staunchest allies, and its fiercest adversaries. Cunning, ruthless, driven by an instinct for violence and defined by a complex code of honor, they must push ever outward in order to survive, defying the icy ravages of space with the fire of their hearts. They are the Klingons, and if you think you already know all there is to learn about them... think again.

From its highest echelons of power to the shocking depths of its lowest castes, from its savagely aggressive military to its humble farmers, from political machinations of galactic import to personal demons and family strife, the Klingon Empire is revealed as never before when the captain and crew of the I.K.S. Gorkon finally return to their homeworld of Qo'noS in a sweeping tale of intrigue, love, betrayal, and honor.

Comments

Published January 2008, this novel begins the expansion of the I.K.S. Gorkon series to a broader view of the Klingon Empire.

Star Trek Crossovers and Miscellaneous

Hardcovers and trade paperbacks

Infinity's PrismStar Trek: Myriad Universes: Infinity's Prism
Christopher L. Bennett, William Leisner, and James Swallow
Pocket

Contents

A Less Perfect Union by William Leisner
Places of Exile by Christopher L. Bennett
Seeds of Dissent by James Swallow

Blurb

It's been said that for any event, there are an infinite number of possible outcomes. Our choices determine which outcome will follow, and therefore all possibilities that could happen do happen across countless alternate realities. In these divergent realms, known history is bent, like white light through a prism -- broken into a boundless spectrum of what-might-have-beens. But in those myriad universes, what might have been...is what actually happened.

A Less Perfect Union: More than a hundred years after the Terra Prime movement achieved its dream of an isolationist Earth, humanity is once again at a fork in the river of history...and the path it follows may ultimately be determined by the voice of a single individual: the sole surviving crewmember of the first Starship Enterprise.

Places of Exile: Midway through Voyager's journey across the galaxy, Captain Kathryn Janeway and Commander Chakotay must choose whether to brave a deadly war zone or abandon their quest for home. But an attack by Species 8472 cripples the ship, and the stranded crew must make new choices that will reshape their destinies... and that of the Delta Quadrant itself.

Seeds of Dissent: Khan victorious! Almost four centuries after conquering their world, genetically enhanced humans dominate a ruthless interstellar empire. But the warship Defiance, under its augmented commander, Princeps Julian Bashir, makes a discovery that could shake the pillars of his proud civilization: an ancient sleeper ship from Earth named the Botany Bay.

Comments

Published July 2008, this is the first volume of the long-rumoured and awaited "what if?" stories.

Echoes and RefractionsStar Trek: Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions
Geoff Trowbridge, Keith R. A. DeCandido, and Chris Roberson
Pocket

Contents

The Chimes at Midnight by Geoff Trowbridge
A Gutted World by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Brave New World by Chris Roberson

Blurb

It's been said that for any event, there are an infinite number of possible outcomes. Our choices determine which outcome will follow, and therefore all possibilities that could happen do happen across countless alternate realities. In these divergent realms, known history is bent, like white light through a prism -- broken into a boundless spectrum of what-might-have-beens. But in those myriad universes, what might have been...is what actually happened.

The Chimes at Midnight: In a continuum where Spock died during childhood, an Andorian named Thelin became Captain Kirk's stalwart friend and first officer. But at the moment of Khan's final defeat, history takes an even stranger turn, and the emerging potential of Project Genesis is revealed as the galaxy's greatest hope... and its most ominous threat.

A Gutted World: Terrorist Kira Nerys -- from a Bajor that was never liberated -- may hold the key to winning a war that has engulfed half the galaxy. But with the Romulans and the Klingons at each other's throats, and the Federation pulled into the conflict, even victory may not bring salvation.

Brave New World: Dr. Noonien Soong's dream has been realized: androids are now woven inextricably into the fabric of the Federation, revolutionizing Starfleet and transforming the quality of humanoid life. But when Soong's long-missing breakthrough creation, Data, mysteriously resurfaces, civilization reaches a crossroads that could lead to a bright new future, or to ruin.

Comments

Published August 2008. As above.

Paperback novels

Gods of NightStar Trek: Destiny Book I: Gods of Night
David Mack
Pocket

Blurb

Half a decade after the Dominion War and more than a year after the rise and fall of Praetor Shinzon, the galaxy's greatest scourge returns to wreak havoc upon the Federation -- and this time its goal is nothing less than total annihilation.

Elsewhere, deep in the Gamma Quadrant, an ancient mystery is solved. One of Earth's first generation of starships, lost for centuries, has been found dead and empty on a desolate planet. But its discovery so far from home has raised disturbing questions, and the answers harken back to a struggle for survival that once tested a captain and her crew to the limits of their humanity.

From that terrifying flashpoint begins an apocalyptic odyssey that will reach across time and space to reveal the past, define the future, and show three captains -- Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Enterprise, William Riker of the U.S.S. Titan, and Ezri Dax of the U.S.S Aventine -- that some destinies are inescapable.

Comments

Published October 2008. As the author said in an interview with Trekzone.de, the trilogy "feature[s] the crews of the Enterprise and the Titan (Captain Riker's ship), as well some characters from the Deep Space Nine post-finale novels, and a number of other characters from across the entire shared Star Trek literary universe. It will build on events in previous TNG post-Nemesis novels -- particularly Resistance, Before Dishonor, and Greater Than the Sum -- and it will shed new light on various mysteries from Star Trek's past."

Mere MortalsStar Trek: Destiny Book II: Mere Mortals
David Mack
Pocket

Blurb

On Earth, Federation President Nanietta Bacco gathers allies and adversaries to form a desperate last line of defense against an impending Borg invasion. In deep space, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Captain Ezri Dax join together to cut off the Collective's route to the Alpha Quadrant.

Half a galaxy away, Captain William Riker and the crew of the Starship Titan have made contact with the reclusive Caeliar -- survivors of a stellar cataclysm that, two hundred years ago, drove fissures through the structure of space and time, creating a loop of inevitability and consigning another captain and crew to a purgatory from which they could never escape.

Now the supremely advanced Caeliar will brook no further intrusion upon their isolation, or against the sanctity of their Great Work.. For the small, finite lives of mere mortals carry little weight in the calculations of gods.

But even gods may come to understand that they underestimate humans at their peril.

Comments

Published November 2008. As above.

Lost SoulsStar Trek: Destiny Book III: Lost Souls
David Mack
Pocket

Blurb

The soldiers of Armageddon are on the march, laying waste to worlds in their passage. An audacious plan could stop them forever, but it carries risks that one starship captain is unwilling to take. For Captain Jean-Luc Picard, defending the future has never been so important, or so personal -- and the wrong choice will cost him everything for which he has struggled and suffered.

For Captain William Riker, that choice has already been made. Haunted by the memories of those he was forced to leave behind, he must jeopardize all that he has left in a desperate bid to save the Federation.

For Captain Ezri Dax, whose impetuous youth is balanced by the wisdom of many lifetimes, the choice is a simple one: there is no going back -- only forward to whatever future awaits them.

But for those who, millennia ago, had no choice. this is the hour of their final, inescapable destiny.

Comments

Published December 2008. As above.

Pocket Star Trek Ebooks

Star Trek: The Next Generation

That Sleep of Death(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Slings and Arrows Book IV: That Sleep of Death
Terri Osborne
Pocket

Blurb

In the wake of increased concern over the Dominion threat, Dr. Beverly Crusher has attempted to improve morale on the Enterprise by starting up her theater company -- beginning with a production of A Christmas Carol. But before opening night, a devastating malady starts striking down the crew.

Forced to rely on a piece of technology she despises -- the Emergency Medical Hologram -- Dr. Crusher must find a cure before it's too late!

Comments

Osborne has contributed to several Star Trek anthologies and the Corps of Engineers line.

A Weary Life(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Slings and Arrows Book V: A Weary Life
Robert Greenberger
Pocket

Blurb

A team from the Enterprise -- Riker, La Forge, and Daniels -- is sent to deal with the latest threat from the Maquis. For La Forge and Daniels, it's just another mission, but Riker must face the specter of his transporter twin, Tom Riker, who left Starfleet to join the Maquis.

When the Enterprise team is caught between the Maquis and the Cardassians, Riker finds himself with an important decision to make -- one that may affect his future in Starfleet....

Comments

Greenberger's ebook follows up on the fate of Thomas Riker, who appeared onscreen in the Next Generation episode "Second Chances" and the Deep Space Nine episode "Defiant" and in print in the Next Generation novels Quarantine and Triangle: Imzadi II.

Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment(Star Trek: The Next Generation) Slings and Arrows Book VI: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Pocket

Comments

In a Second Life forum post, DeCandido described this story as "a full-blown TNG/DS9 crossover as the new Federation President sends Picard to DS9 to try to use his connection to Gowron to re-forge the Federation-Klingon alliance."

A quote from Hamlet, like the other Slings and Arrows titles, the title was also used a few years ago for the title of the fourth issue of the Perchance to Dream Next Generation comic miniseries, which was also written by DeCandido.

Following the release of this ebook, the Star Trek original ebook line has gone on hiatus, though ebook versions of print books continue.

DVD-ROM

The Complete Comic Book CollectionStar Trek: The Complete Comic Book Collection
Graphic Imaging Technology Inc.
One DVD-ROM disc

Contents

All the Star Trek comics published by Gold Key, Power, Peter Pan, Marvel, DC, Malibu, and Wildstorm except for the two X-Men crossovers.

Comments

This single DVD-ROM disc contains PDF versions of several hundred Star Trek comics published in the USA from 1967 to 2001. With a recommended retail price of US$60, this is a great deal. It's unfortunate that the comics were scanned as images only, which means that you can't search for words appearing in the individual comics, but that would have increased the amount of space needed and no doubt greatly increased the amount of work required. One of the reasons it would be helpful to be able to search the text is that every page of the comics appears, including editorial pages and letters to the editor in many of these comics. Still, this is a remarkable work, and a must-have for most fans of Star Trek in print.

Note: this is a DVD-ROM, not a video DVD, meant to be used in computers with DVD-ROM drives. The files on the disc can be copied to your hard drive or printed out.


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