One of the more exciting pieces of Star Trek non-fiction has been announced today. "STAR TREK Federation: The First 150 Years" is new officially licensed hardcover book that will cover history for the first 150 years of the United Federation of Planets. The book comes with bonus historical documents and an interactive electronic pedestal that includes a narration by George Takei. More details and images below.
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The worlds of the United Federation of Planets are revealed for the first time through a singular galactic endeavor: STAR TREK Federation: The First 150 Years (becker&mayer! On-sale: November 20, 2012; $99.00). This expansive history covers the first 150 years of the United Federation of Planets—the intergalactic democracy that governs the Star Trek universe. With more than 50 previously unseen documents—letters, treaty excerpts, and intelligence reports—highlighting historic moments that began it all, this gorgeously illustrated history of the Federation gives fans new insight into the Star Trek universe.
The 176-page deluxe volume, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, is housed in a sleek display pedestal that features electronic lights and audio narration provided by famed actor George Takei, the original Hikaru Sulu.
Six chapters covering everything from First Contact to the Organian Peace Treaty and the tenuous peace that followed include nearly 50 original full-color and black-and-white illustrations. These illustrations reveal alien species, historic battles, and ship designs that Trek fans have heard about but never BEFORE seen, including the Xindi Avian, the Romulan attack on Starbase 1, and the original blueprints for the U.S.S. Enterprise. This unprecedented package also features five removable documents, including a handwritten letter from the young Jim Kirk, a document revealing the truth about the Trill symbiont, and Zefram Cochrane’s first sketch of the warp drive engine.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David A. Goodman was hand-picked by CBS to expand the Star Trek story. Goodman was writer and consulting producer for Star Trek: Enterprise, and after departing Enterprise, he was hired as Executive Producer and show runner on the revived hit animated series Family Guy. Goodman has also written for such notable shows as Futurama, for which he wrote the episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"—a half-hour segment that paid homage to the original Star Trek series, reunited the original cast, and was nominated for a Nebula Award. He wrote both the 2010 film Fred: The Movie and the upcoming sequel Night of the Living Fred. Goodman is a graduate of the University of Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATORS
Joe Corroney has provided Lucasfilm with official Star Wars artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters and magazines since 1997. He’s illustrated other comic books including Star Trek, GI Joe, Fallen Angel, 24: Nightfall, Doctor WHO, Angel and Spike vs. Dracula for IDW Publishing. Corroney is currently illustrating for IDW’s new True Blood series and BOOM! Studios’ Farscape comic books, developing his creator owned comic book series, Death Avenger and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm.
Mark McHaley is a commercial illustrator. His corporate clients include Disney, Kraft, Golden Books, and various others. Currently, he creates illustrations for properties held by Marvel, DC, Lucasfilm, 5finity, and more.
Cat Staggs has illustrated more than 130 cards for the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith card set and works for Lucasfilm. She has produced exclusive prints for Star Wars Celebrations III, IV, and Europe, and has also illustrated short fiction for starwars.com. In addition, Cat works in the comic books and film genres, and she has completed card sets for The Lord of the Rings, Marvel Avengers, X-Men and DC Legacy, among others.
Jeff Carlisle is a lifelong Star Trek fan and freelance illustrator/concept designer for properties including Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, and The Guild. His work has appeared across many platforms, including books, magazines, trading cards, posters, art prints, and even paper airplanes.
"STAR TREK Federation: The First 150 Years" nestled in pedestal