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Friday, 21 May 2010

Star Trek - still boldly going

The sci-fi cult phenomenom that is Star Trek is set to be spotlighted in a number of upcoming book releases, according to an announcement by US industry resource Publishers Marketplace on May 18. The title will include a series of young adults books, an image-filled guide, and an owners' manual for the U.S.S. Enterprise.

In March, Pocket released The Needs of Many, based on Star Trek Online, a role-playing game that launched in February. Other upcoming titles, all released in partnership with the Star Trek franchise, include:

Star Trek 365, by Paula M. Block, "the definitive, authorized guide" to Star Trek, in hardcover, with never-before-seen images, newly commissioned photography, and rmastered stills (Abrams, September).

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, a series for young aults "filled with romance and adventure" in paperback, hardcover, and e-book formats (Simon & Schuster, November).

U.S.S. Enterprise Manual, a user's guide complete with "cutaway drawings, technical illustrations and photographs along with comprehensive background information and specifications on the technology used on board the USS Enterprise" (Haynes Publishing, September).

In addition, a forthcoming book from Quirk Books will focus not just on the Starship Enterprise but on its notoriously devoted fans. Kevin Anderson's Night of the Living Trekkies will be a mash-up novel "mixing a zombie apocalypse with the enduring mythology of Star Trek." That title is due out in September.


Charles Gramlich said...

Didn't they have a Starfleet academy series for YA readers back years ago? Anyway, this may be good news for another movie, and I wouldn't mind seeing it. I liked the reboot.

Kevin David Anderson said...

Night of the Living Trekkies will be by: Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall