Star Trek Books
Big Ideas Simply Explained series, in June.
The title was inspired, in part, by Trek
Talks, a global series of lecture events about
Star Trek’s connection to topics such as science and politics, a component of CBS’s
anniversary-related promotional plans.
“With all the science and complexity of the
world of Star Trek, it seemed to be a good
fit,” says Julie Ferris, DK senior editor. She
adds, “The science fiction in Star Trek has
influenced real science.”
HarperCollins is debuting the first
revision of The Star Trek Encyclopedia,
developed by Becker & Mayer, since the
initial publication of that book in 1999.
The two-volume update includes three
series and three
additional films, as
well as updated
images and illustra-
tions. The authors
are Michael and
Denise Okuda, who
worked on several
Star Trek films and TV series and have
written several Trek reference books.
“You can’t illustrate every ship, but at
the same time our goal was always to
make this the most complete volume
possible,” Becker & Mayer’s Youlin says.
Titan Books is offering Star Trek: 50
Artists 50 Years, which highlights 50 artworks from emerging and established
creators. It is tied to an exhibit of the
same name that will tour after premiering
in San Diego just before Comic-Con.
“We’ve got everything in here from
sculpture to cereal packaging,” Titan
editor Nicola Edwards says. “There are
also in-depth interviews and pieces of
work-in-progress art to accompany the
final pieces, so readers can see what went
into the art and get an insight into the
“The themes of Trek are pretty uni-
versal and timeless when you think
about it,” Edwards continues. “Each new
incarnation brings something fresh to
the franchise. It manages to both rein-
vent itself and keep its core fan base sat-
isfied, and that’s not easy to do.”
Insight Editions’ 2016 Star Trek titles
include Hidden Universe Travel Guide:
Star Trek: Vulcan and Redshirt’s Little
Book of Doom.
Star Trek Psychology delves deep into the TV show
and films, examining the series’ themes and the psyches
of its well-loved characters.
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