Today we have a couple of updates for Star Trek books for this Fall. First up is the cover and details on the Haynes Guide Manual for the USS Enterprises. In addition there are new details on the first three Typhon Pact novels. Check it all out below.
Haynes USS Enterprise Manual
The newly released Haynes company catalog for the rest of the year has the U.S.S. “Enterprise” Manual listed for September. It will be a hard cover of 176 pages with 200 color illustrations and a suggested price of £19.99. (no listing for the US price yet). The catalog also had a cover (may not be final) and some details.
Cover for Haynes USS Enterprise Manual
And here are the details:
U.S.S. Enterprise Manual
By Ben Robinson & Marcus Riley, Technical Consultant Michael Okuda
This fascinating Haynes Manual features cutaway drawings, technical illustrations and photographs along with comprehensive background information and specifications on the technology used on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, in all its various incarnations.
Seasoned Star Trek writers lift the lid on the most iconic spaceship of all time, while accuracy and authority are guaranteed by Technical Consultant Michael Okuda.
This is one book no Star Trek fan should be without.
- NX-01 (Star Trek Enterprise TV series).
- NCC-1701 (Original TV series plus Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, in which it was destroyed. A reinterpreted version of this Enterprise featured in the 2009 film).
- NCC-1701-A (The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier and The Undiscovered Country).
- NCC-1701-B and 1701-C (featured briefly in Generations and in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode ‘Yesterday’s Enterprise’).
- NCC-1701-D (Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series and Generations).
- NCC-1701-E (First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis).
U.S.S. “Enterprise” Manual is available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk (no listing at Amazon.com yet).
Typhon Pact Book Details
David Stern’s Pike-era novel be "Star Trek: The Children of Kings" has just been released, and now the world of Star Trek books goes into a period of reprints and SCE e-book compilations until the Fall with the beginning of the 24th century Typhon Pact series. Each book focuses on a different ship/crew (Enterprise E, Aventine, DS9 and Titan). Blurbs for the fist three books have been released by Simon & Schuster from their online catalog. Check them out below, but note that sales catalog text is not the same as the book jacket blurbs. All three are available for pre-order at Amazon.
Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game [10.26/10]
David Mack, Author
A spy for the Typhon Pact—a new political rival of the Federation—steals the plans for Starfleet’s newest technological advance: the slipstream drive. To stop the Typhon Pact from unlocking its secrets, Starfleet Intelligence recruits a pair of genetically enhanced agents: Dr. Julian Bashir and Sarina Douglas—for whom Bashir has long harbored passionate feelings. The two must infiltrate a world controlled by the mysterious species known as the Breen, find the hidden slipstream project, and destroy it. Meanwhile, light-years away, Captain Ezri Dax and her crew on the U.S.S. Aventine play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a Typhon Pact fleet that stands between them and the safe retrieval of Bashir and Douglas from hostile territory.
Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire [11/0810]
Michael A. Martin, Author
Shortly after making the stunning revelation that it has joined with Federation’s newest adversary—a coalition of galactic powers known as the Typhon Pact—the Gorn Hegemony suffers an ecological disaster. Fortunately, the Gorn had already been investigating traces of an ancient but powerful “quick terraforming” technology left behind by a long-vanished race — a dead civilization that may be responsible for habitability of many of the worlds on the Gorn frontier and beyond. When the U.S.S. Titan begins pursuing this potent technology as well, in the hopes of using it to heal the many grievous wounds sustained by the Federation, it is unclear how dangerous such planet-altering technology can be, even when used with the best of intentions….
Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire [12/06/10]
David R. George III, Author
Still on Romulus in pursuit of his goal of reunifying the Vulcans and Romulans, Spock finds himself in the middle of a massive power struggle. In the wake of the assassination of the Praetor and the Senate, the Romulans have cleaved in two. While Empress Donatra has led her nascent Imperial Romulan State to establish relations with the Federation, Praetor Tal’aura has guided the original Romulan Star Empire toward joining the newly formed Typhon Pact. But numerous factions within the two Romulan nations vie for power and undivided leadership, and Machiavellian plots unfold as forces within and without the empires conduct high-stakes political maneuvers.
Meanwhile, four years after Benjamin Sisko returned from the Celestial Temple, circumstances have changed, his hopes for a peaceful life on Bajor with his wife and daughter beginning to slip away. After temporarily rejoining Starfleet for an all-hands-on-deck battle against the Borg, he must consider an offer to have him return for a longer stint. Beset by troubling events, he seeks spiritual guidance, facing demons new and old, including difficult memories from his time in the last Federation-Tzenkethi war.
I hope it’s more specific than the Haynes Manual for my Fiero.
Ah, so Sisko joined Starfleet again to face down the Borg. So THAT’S what happened to him.
These are definitely on my To-Read list.
I’m just glad they are incorporating ALL versions and ships to carry the name of ‘Enterprise’. friggin’ sweet!
I have a fiero too…… it’s all ok.
Ahhh…. This brings back memories of me reading from the old Haynes books for my father who couldn’t read. He had manuals for his old Triumph TR-6. I would read off the specs that he needed to know and he did the actual work. Good times. Maybe he and I can build one of the ships!!! LOL!!!
4- She’s my baby. Occasionally my fussy oil burning baby.
5- Triumph TR-6: nice!
Gotta get that Haynes book!
Is Pep Boys going to carry the parts catalog? My Enterprise has a busted turn signal. :-)
I thought this was supposed to include the nuEnterprise. If it doesn’t I’ll be pretty disappointed. I’ll still buy it, but I was really hoping for some tech talk on the new Enterprise.
Looking forward to the Haynes Manual. Glad to see the NX-O1, NCC-1701-B and C get some attention.
Jonny Boy – The nuEnterprise is mentioned here: •NCC-1701 (Original TV series plus Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan and The Search for Spock, in which it was destroyed. A reinterpreted version of this Enterprise featured in the 2009 film).
I am looking forward to this one as well as the Typhon Pact novels. Must read about The Sisko’s latest adventures.
Normally I avoid the techy swag-books, but that Haynes one looks pretty cool :)
I hope they don’t give the TOS Enterprise a warp core in that book, because that would be inaccurate to TOS. Warp core tech wasn’t developed until TMP (ENT’s inaccuracies notwithstanding).
#3–except for last year’s film’s remade version…and #13…the NX-01 didnt have a Warp Core…it had a Warp Reactor like Kirk’s ship (60s Version); albeit smaller, and it was occasionally called a warp core…
Awesome Haynes book.
@13: Umm… but if it didn’t have a warp core, how did it go to warp, exactly?
That’s like wishing that the manual for your car doesn’t mention your transmission cause it offends your sense of historical inaccuracy.
Will Mr. Okuda do any work on the sections on the 2009 Enterprise, I wonder? I hope so, he’s my graphic design hero.
Possible advertisement for the Haynes manual:
Given an arbitrary length of time, an actual working 1:1 model of the Enterprise can be built regardless of whether warp technology is actually invented. Such a ship could include all the accoutrements of the Enterprise, except for interstellar flight.
It could be powered by some future technology that is actually possible in the real universe.
For example, there is mention of fusion reactors in use in the Trek universe. Such reactors are theoretically possible under known laws of physics.
In a few centuries, some large company or other organization with deep pockets could decide to build a version of the Enterprise as an actual working spaceship using the technology we have available then, even if only for use as an attraction as part of a theme park-type operation.
#13: The pre-refit Constitution had a horizontal warp core, like the NXs, but naturally in the secondary hull. (How else could it get to warp?)
The Constitution Class cutaway used on-screen (and thus the only canon Connie schematics) for ENT “In a Mirror, Darkly.”
Damn I’ve been waiting for Haynes to do this. The Heisenberg Compensator in my ship’s transporter has been on the blink. It only does the compensating thing when the windscreen wipers are on. It can be a bit embarrassing I can tell you.
I’ve been down to the Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset here in the UK, where they display many vehicles that they’ve dismantled in the course of compiling the models manual. I can’t wait to see the 1701 join the Museum’s fleet!
Is the Typhon Pact before or after the events of Destiny? Because I’m confused on what Sisko is doing…
It looks like the bullshit that got the STXI novels cancelled has also gotten the alt-1701 cut from the Haynes manual.
If I want to read about the prime 1701 I’ll read Franz Joseph’s manual and look at the amazing deck-by-deck floorplans he made.
If I want to read about the refit 1701, I’ll read Mr Scott’s Guide to the Enterprise.
If I want to read about the -D I’ll read the TNG manual.
I want to read about the 725 meter monster Enterprise from the new movie with a whole freakin’ beer brewery for an engine room, six warp cores, pulse phasers designed to defeat 24th century Romulan missiles, a feet of shuttles in a gigantic hangar and the shiniest bridge in the universe.
I loved that movie and I love that ship.
But what will it get? A microscopic mention at best. Technical info? None.
I’m giving the Haynes book a miss.
The Typhon Pact novels will be great!
(and #22: The novels are set in 2382, a year after Destiny)
A must buy!!! Hope they will translate in German since Tech Babble is quite hard to comprehend for me in English…ANYWAY its allready on my wish list
ROTL @ 21
This would seem to be one of those rare times when being a Star Trek fan in the UK is of a benefit. I am going to be all over this book.
I must try very hard not to get oil stains on the pages though…. Anyone who has “really” used a Haynes manual will know what I mean!
Umm… are people somehow failing to read the summary that indeed mentions the JJ Enterprise will be included in the Haynes book?
I for one hope it puts to rest the silliness that the vessel is half a mile long….
@26 According to the Blu-Ray commentary on ST: 2009 I believe it was mentioned the Enterprise ended up over 720 metres long. However I think this ended up that way due to the stupid shuttle bay sequence and the ship being scaled up to accommodate the width needed to fit all those shuttles.
My understanding is that it was going to be around 365 metres long, which I think puts it somewhat longer than the TMP Enterprise.
However, for the definitive take on ship size and comparison, you could do worse than try here > http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/new_enterprise_comment.htm#size
The new Enterprise is 725 meters long. Stuff like the shuttlebay (which wasn’t a mistake and wasn’t stupid, Mark Lynch. Best looking shuttlebay ever, actually), the brewery, the bridge deck (there’s a whole deck behind it now) wouldn’t fit in a smaller ship. The bridge window wouldn’t fit. When Kirk’s pod is launched to Delta Vega you can see tiny people at the huge viewscreen-sized windows.
Most of these points are glossed-over or totally ignored in that rubbish and bias EAS article which would have you think every shot in the film bar the shot of the ship under construction (in which the visible people wouldn’t even fit in the exosed decks) is a VFX error. Denial on an epic and bewildering scale.
Upscaling the ship wasn’t a mistake, it was a choice they made.
Please stop crying over your size-comparison charts, people.
The Typhon Pact books look awesome! Looking forward to a review of Stern’s new novel as well.
i’ll wait a while and pick it up for about a fiver
#26 – The description ofhandedly mentions that the JJ Enterprise was a reinterpreted version of the movie refit Enterprise. It doesn’t say that there is a section dedicated to the alt-Enterprise.
Now, that’s not to say it’s not in there, but I’m not encouraged by the meager descriptions here. I want something more explicit.
I’ve allready ordered the Haynes-Guide. That’s a book I was long waiting for – more than ten years by now!
What happens with the new movie-Enterprise is what happend, if you don’t invest much attention to your technological aspects or worse – the ship. Ryan Chruch designed a 360 meters ship (so he himself said in his blog). ILM just boosted it up to 720 meters (for what reasons ever), but keeped the 360 meters design, because the producers liked it. The outcome was a bit chaotic – to use friendly words. EAS is perfectly right on that matter!
I’m glad the Haynes-Enterprise-guide left the new Enterprise out – or they have to left it out, because Bad Robot and Paramount stopped every other movie-based book.
The Haynes guide is a must-have for me.
Sad to see you here too, you’re one of the smaller reasons i gave up posting on trekbbs. Geez, even some of the artists and vfx guys who worked on the film acknowledged at various points that the scale changed drastically DURING production, so your making excuses and denying the reality that filmmakers screw up (and/or don’t know or care what they’re doing at certain points) is just ever-more pathetic.
Next you’ll probably be ‘explaining’ that earlier scales of the Abrams turkey (ship, not movie, though that sucks worse than the redesign) were just fakeouts designed to mess with the minds of viewers.
As for ‘best looking shuttle bay ever’ … compared to what, the series version of LiS with its LEM knockoff tucked away in a mysterious lower deck?. The Abrams thing looked like the ‘design’ for the swing set we had in the backyard as a kid, a lot of colored angled metal, but in this instance without function and utterly lacking in style.
It’s not even the total disconnect between the various parts of the ship that bother so much (though in another film that’d be enough in itself to dismiss the whole effort) … but each of these areas is such a total failure in terms of relating to TOS or TREK, let alone the fact that bright spotlights shining in your eyes on the bridge makes it impossible to do work. I don’t think this part of the design will ever become dated, though; I mean, who the hell would want to ride/rip off this sillyass look?
Still kills me that more intelligent and IINFORMED conversation about TREK can be found on Bond sites than Trek ones.
32: The article on EAS is, as I said, misleading and bias, and has sadly ruined EAS’ credibility as a reference site for Trek info. If they’ll deliberatly ignore or gloss over stuff about the lead ship in the most successful Trek film ever, how can you trust anything written there? It’s become Trek though the eyes and mind of the writer, not Trek as it actually is on-screen.
Bad Robot and ILM are well within their rights to make the ship as big or small as they want to. There is nothing in canon to say larger ships couldn’t have predated the TOS Enterprise, or that the TOS ship was the biggest they could build.
Yes the ship was scaled-up. It was done for a logical reason: so that the innards would fit inside.
28: Me personally? Care to fill me in on what I said that offended you so much?
I’m sorry you don’t like what the Enterprise looks like, or how big it is, or what the film was like. But that’s personal opinion and everyone’s entitled to their own, right?
I’m aware the size of the ship changed. But the larger one makes the most sense to me, because the innards fit, wheras they don’t on the smaller one.
I admit I get wound up when I see something like the hangar bay on the last film and then read “that doesn’t count, they got it wrong” or similar. Who doesn’t get annoyed reading someone trashing something they like?
Oops, I meant #34 kmart.
I’m totally down with a larger nuEnterprise. It’s supposed to be an alternate universe, after all. The fact that the nuEnterprise is much larger than in the Prime Universe is consistent with that idea.
I am soooo looking forward to that manual! :D
@20- Wow, you know in that cutaway the shuttlebay on the TOS Enterprise looks to be about the size we see in the new movie- just add the racks.
yes the Typhon Pact series takes place AFTER Destiny. The last novel that has Sisko in it was the brilliant, Soul Key. Great, great book.
I cant wait for these novels to come out. I am so looking forward to them.
I don’t think the JJverse enterprise will be in this. They’re just mentioning it to grab some attention.
Which I’m fine with. That ship is fugly. :)
I’d want to see this before I thought about buying.
so is it a fact that the nuENT is alot bigger than the previous ones (including the ENT D)?
its odd to think pouty baby nuKirk commands a much larger Enterprise than ShatKirk or PIcard
just odd…and ….wrong
King Daniel…..You are a DOLT!!!! How in the hell can you judge this publication before it has even made it into stores. Guess you can see the future from mammies basement, just cool off before you soil your p.j.s. DAMN!!
oh and if this dosnt include any stuff on 2009 Trek then theres very little point in picking it up as someone has already mentioned – its all been done before
I’m sooo getting that Hayness tech manual ! Gosh thats soo cool.
I could never understand the appeal of a technical manual to an imaginary space ship… WHO CARES? It’s a cool looking ship that Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock drive around the universe. That’s all you need to know.
This is the type of stuff that gives the general public the idea that Star Trek is for nerds… What ST needs is more of Zoe Saldna taking her shirt off on camera and Kirk’s green lady girlfriend in her bikini and less technical manuals for make believe space ships that are designed for people who live in their parents basements : )
P.S. I’m only kidding…well kind of
Yeah, the nuEnterprise is pretty much for sure a helluva lot bigger than the Classic Enterprise. And so what?
Look, the Classic Enterprise is still there — in its own universe. And probably, if the gods are willing, humanity will build a version of it in a few centuries hence.
The nuEnterprise is bigger, but it’s in a universe somewhere/somewhen next door. In a universe where Vulcan no longer exists.
Besides, it’s all fiction anyway. Sorta.
The reality of it is that we need to support our current, real-life space program. I’ve written about it in my blog, and here’s some cool stuff about how Constellation might still live.
We need to support Constellation in order for anything even vaguely Trekkian to continue to live.
In 1969, I watched man launch Apollo 11 to the Moon. There’s even a PHOTOGRAPH of me watching the launch on television, for God’s sake.
I never thought that that would be the last time we’d see America shoot the Moon.
I still don’t.
No bucks, no Buck Rogers, to coin a phrase.
Get off your duff. Do something. Help NASA achieve our joint destiny in space.
It’s what Spock would do.
If the Haynes manual was going to feature the current Enterprise in detail it would be the one shown in all the advertising, and get more than “this ship was reimagined for last year’s movie” after the 1701 entry.
I would like to be proven wrong! The stuff I’ve seen does look very nice, but as I said before, it’s already been done.
And call me a dolt? Say I live in “mammies basement”? You’ve got a registry number for a name!
Technically, Apollo 17 was the last manned launch to the Moon.