Building on his previous Mirror Universe novel "The Sorrows of Empire", as well as the three MU anthologies ("Glass Empires", "Obsidian Alliances", and "Shards and Shadows" ), David Mack brings an entertaining and captivating story to life for fans of Star Trek’s darker side. Find out how it turns out the TrekMovie review of "Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions".
TrekMovie continues our 2011 retrospective today with a look at Star Trek on the printed page. We chose the best in books (fiction and non-fiction) and comic books (new stories, collections and covers). Find out what made the grade below.
The Star Trek: The Typhon Pact cross-24th century series saga continues with the release of Christopher L. Bennett’s e-book novella “The Struggle Within.” TrekMovie reviews that below, plus we take the opportunity to catch up with mini-reviews of the four previously released Typhon Pact novels from late 2010/early 2011. There is also news on the next entries in the series coming in 2012.
With Earth essentially left to its own devices, the Romulans begin, bit by bit, to set the stage for the end of the human race in Michael A. Martin’s second and final installment of The Romulan War mini-series. The TrekMovie review below.
Years after the conclusion of operations at Starbase Vanguard, reporter Tim Pennington manages to track down an elusive Diego Reyes and begins to piece together the final act of the Vanguard Saga in the penultimate novel of the Vanguard series, “What Judgments Come”. The TrekMovie review below.
Star Trek’s original Captain Kirk has been in New York City for the last couple of days promoting his new book and CD. Bill spoke about "Beam Me Up" with GMA, the economy and Gold with the Wall Street Journal webcast, the Takei feud with Nightline, dilithium with Fox, and he even hangs with the ladies of The View. Watch the videos below.
A new must-see video from William Shatner is going viral. It features Star Trek’s original Kirk recording take after take of "I Am Iron Man" for his new album Seeking Major Tom. Check it out below plus find out why Shatner is headed to The View next week.
The evaluation of an abandoned planet by fourteen Enterprise crew members on two shuttlecraft; and the diversion of the mighty starship on – in essence – a milk run to supply a space station with medical supplies sounds innocuous enough, but Michael Schuster and Steve Mollmann present anything but in their new Star Trek novel, “A Choice of Catastrophes”. The TrekMovie review below.
Today TrekMovie begins a new series of periodic retro reviews of some classic Star Trek novels, so while we wait for the next new title we can look back on some of our favorites. The first entry will actually look at the two books of the "Yesterday Saga" by A.C. Crispin.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country left a lot of open-ended questions. While there have been a few visits back to that "Lost Era" over the years, none have addressed the medium-term repercussions of the Khitomer Accords and the devastation wrought by the Praxis detonation. That all changes James Sawllow’s brand new novel "Star Trek: Cast No Shadow." The TrekMovie review is below.
It’s time to return to the Taurus Reach with the collection “Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified.” Contributors Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, Marco Palmieri, and David Mack bring readers four novellas, spread across the Vanguard saga’s timeline, which promise to open up some new perspectives on the crew and the circumstances that are associated with the life of Starbase 47. The TrekMovie novel review below plus news on the end of the Vanguard saga.
How do you take a species that could have been a throw-away contribution to the Star Trek ethos and weave a unique and intricate tale from their story? Well, just ask Kirsten Beyer; or, better yet, read the results in her latest contribution to the Star Trek: Voyager saga, “Children of the Storm.” The TrekMovie novel review below.
TrekMovie continues catching up on recently released Star Trek novels to help with your summer reading list. Today we take a look at "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Indistinguishable from Magic," a new standalone novel from David A. McIntee which reunites engineers LaForge and Scott and brings back some of the concepts (and cast) of the former Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBook series.
It is time for TrekMovie to start catching up on some of the latest Star Trek novels. Today we start off with a time travel adventure with Christopher L. Bennett’s "Department of Temporal Investigations: Watching The Clock" which does its best to stitch together many of Star Trek’s temporal anomalies.
Three new interesting non-fiction Star Trek books are headed your way in 2011 and 2012. Today CBS announced details and covers for the "Star Trek Book of Opposites," "Star Trek: Vault" and "Star Trek The Next Generation 365." Check it all out below .
UPDATED: Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg won the Best Comedy Movie Award tonight at the UK’s National Movie Awards. At the show Pegg offered a suggestion for what he would like Scotty to get up to in the Star Trek sequel. In other Pegg news, Simon’s memoir “Nerd Do Well” is now available for pre-order in the US and he is coming to the states next month for a mini-book signing tour. Details below.
It’s day three of FedConXX here in Düsseldorf, Germany, but the con is just as crazy as ever. In addition to setting the new world record for most costumed Trekkies in one place at one time, there were two Star Trek panels today: David Mack, author of Star Trek novels and screenplays for DS9 plus Nicole de Boer (Ezri Dax, DS9). Read on for highlights.
Often the most popular Star Trek book covers are those for the long-running Vanguard series, set on the 23rd century Starbase 47 (aka Vanguard). Today we have the cover for the next entry, "Star Trek Vanguard – Declassified".
Former Star Trek overlord Rick Berman has revealed that he at work on a previously promised memoir of his two decades with the Star Trek franchise. In a new interview, the ex-producer also talks about taking over producing Star Trek: The Next Generation from Gene Roddenberry, as well as creating Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise.
It is time for TrekMovie to catch up on its reading list. This edition of the Library Computer opens up our look at the four book Typhon Pact mini-series which began in late 2010 and continues into 2011. With the first book we start with Julian Bashir discovering that girl trouble is the least of his concerns in David Mack’s “Zero Sum Game”.
Today is the official release date of Michael A. Martin’s "Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire". “Seize the Fire” focuses on the crew of the USS Titan under the command of Capt. Riker. You can read the first chapter below.
Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, has a new autobiography out, and a fictional story from that book is going to be released this month as a graphic novel. Check out details and cover below.
Star Trek fans are notoriously nitpicky and an Australian news site found that out this week and went so far as to publish an apology for getting their facts wrong in an article talking about Enterprises.
In this installment, the Library Computer investigates the latest edition to the Star Trek technical guide family, the illustrated Haynes "U.S.S. Enterprise Owners’ Workshop Manual". By the time you study this book, you’ll not only know the difference between a phase inducer and a plasma phase regulator, but you’ll know how to perform preventative and emergency maintenance on both… right?
It has been months since the last new Star Trek novel, but the wait is over in two weeks when Pocket Books kicks off the exciting 24th century cross-over "Typhon Pact" series. Pocket have now released the first chapter for the first novel in the series, "Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game" by David Mack. Read it below
The publishers of two new Star Trek related books have released video promos worth checking out. We have a funny "book trailer" for the zombie/Trek mashup "Night of the Living Trekkies". Plus there is a new video preview/promo for the photo book "Star Trek The Original Series: 365". Check them both out below.
Abrams Books (no relation to Star Trek’s JJ Abrams) has released a great new Star Trek coffee table book, "Star Trek: The Original Series 365". The book features 365 photo spreads, including many rare or never-seen-before images, along with text by Paula M. Block with Terry J. Erdmann. TrekMovie provides this review of the photos, text, and design of this latest in Trek’s long history of coffee table tomes.
Due to the delaying of the four Star Trek movie novel tie-ins, this summer the world Star Trek books has been all e-book compilations and reprints. However, things swing back into action in October with the first of four 24th century Typhon Pact novels. Details and covers for all four books is now available, so check out a preview of the series below.
Back in March we first reported that Quirk Books (publishers of mashup fiction like "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") were working on a Star Trek fandom/horror mashup "Night of the Living Trekkies". That book has just started shipping and Quirk books will be selling signed copies at Comic Con and giving away posters tonight. More details on this fun book below.
Back in 1981 author Vonda N McIntyre wrote the first original Star Trek novel for Pocket Books, "The Entropy Effect", and then went on to write a number of other Trek books and movie adaptations. Today McIntyre has a guest blog at io9 discussing the genesis of her work on Star Trek, including how she came up with Sulu’s first name