Books

Night of the Living Trekkies Mashup Novel Out Now + Comic Con Signing & Free Posters

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.


Star Trek Author Vonda McIntyre Reveals How Sulu Got His First Name

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



Library Computer: Review “Star Trek: The Children of Kings”

As the flotsam and jetsam of Starbase 18 drifts into the depths of the eternal night, the Starship Enterprise arrives to find answers, and perhaps to take the first steps towards war in the new novel "Star Trek: The Children of Kings". David Stern takes into the world of Trek before Kirk, with Captain Pike, Spock, Number One, and Dr. Boyce. Find out how it all works out in our new review of the novel.







Book Excerpt – “Star Trek: The Children of Kings”

Later this month Pocket Books will delve into Captain Pike’s time on the USS Enterprise, with the novel "Star Trek: The Children of Kings", by David Stern. And if you want to get started early, you can read the first chapter below. This will be the last new Trek novel for a few months, we have an updated schedule of Trek fiction for the rest of the year.


Library Computer: Review of “Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many” + more Trek book news

The ambitious new book "Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many" from ‘Jake Sisko’ and Michael A. Martin is arriving at book stores now. Pocket books uses an interesting format to tell the backstory for the new MMORPG Star Trek Online. Find out how it works out in our review below. Plus we have some news on Martin’s next Trek books.


Pocket To Release ‘Department of Temporal Investigation’ novel + more Star Trek book updates

Star Trek author Christopher L. Bennett ("Ex Machina", "Over a Torrent Sea") has announced that he is writing about book about the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations, introduced in the Deep Space Nine "Trials and Tribble-ations". The novel is expected to be released by Pocket Books in 2011. Details on that along with some more Trek book updates below.  



Book Excerpt – “Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many”

The upcoming book "Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many" is an unusual tie-in to the new massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online, which is formatted as a series of interviews conducted by Jake Sisko telling personal histories of the time that is the background setting for the game. And now you can read chapter 1 below, which includes Jakes interview with Annika Hansen (aka 7of9).


“Night of the Living Trekkies” Novel Imagines Trek Fans As Zombies

Trekkies don’t tend to be a scary bunch, but what if they were less interested nitpicking your brain with Trek triva and actually wanted to eat your brain? That is the premise of a just announced satire novel "Night of the Living Trekkies" from Quirk Books (publishers of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"). More info on this new Trek mashup novel below.  


2 Young Adult Star Trek Movie Tie-in ‘Starfleet Academy’ Novels Coming In November

As noted in our recent feature on Star Trek licensing, Simon & Schuster is planning new novels tied into the new Star Trek movie. Now we have word on some specifics for the first books. Later this year S&S will release two young adult ‘Starfleet Academy’ movie tie-ins. S&S has also scheduled their next Peter David Star Trek New Frontier book.






Updated 2010 Schedule of Star Trek Books

Recently it was announced that Pocket Books had removed four Star Trek movie tie-in books from the 2010 schedule, which left a bit of a hole for the year. Pocket has now provided us with their updated schedule, which has filled that gap with some reprints. See below for the updated 2010 schedule, including some covers and details for the Star Trek books of the year. [UPDATE: added 2 more final cover images]


Pocket Books ‘Holding Off’ On Star Trek Movie Tie-ins – 4 Novels Pulled From Summer 2010

This Summer Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Books was planning to release four new Star Trek novels set in the new timeline of the 2009 Star Trek movie. However, today Pocket Books has informed TrekMovie that the four novels were being removed from their schedule, they have also issued a statement explaining why.





Exclusive Book Excerpt: Star Trek Mirror Universe: The Sorrows of Empire

The final Star Trek novel from Pocket Books in 2009 takes us into the mirror universe, with David Mack’s "The Sorrows of Empire". Originally a novella in the 2007 "Glass Empires" anthology, Mack has expanded the story of Mirror Spock’s rise to power in the Terran Empire. Even if you read the original novella, this new novel is twice as long, so there is plenty of new material. See below for our exclusive chapter preview.


First Details On Novels Set In New Movie Universe + Star Trek Online Novel Tie-In Announced

Over the summer we provided a preview of Pocket Books plans for Star Trek books in 2010, which included four books for Summer 2010 set in the alternative timeline of JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. We now have the first (brief) details on those four books, plus the announcement of a novel tied to the Star Trek Online game coming in early 2010.



Book Review: Star Trek: The Art of the Film

Fans have been waiting for non fiction ‘making of’ books about 2009’s Star Trek. In fact, it has been almost ten years since a Star Trek film had a dedicated behind the scenes tome, yet the good news is on November 17th, the same day as the release of the 2009 Star Trek DVDs, Titan Publishers are making available "Star Trek: The Art of the Film" by Mark Cotta Vaz. TrekMovie has this early review of new coffee-table book.


Exclusive: Preview of ‘Star Trek: The Art of The Film’ [UPDATED]

Next week, timed for the same day as Star Trek on home video, is the release of  "Star Trek: The Art of the Film", a coffee table book full of photos and sketches from the artists who worked on the new Star Trek movie. Today TrekMovie has an exclusive peek at a couple pages from the "Aliens" chapter, check it out below. [UPDATED: Links to more preview images]