If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Jean Luc Picard, you’re in luck: you’ll be able to read his autobiography later this year. We also have news about the first book tied into Star Trek: Discovery.
Autobiography of Picard coming this fall
Titan Books has announced that they are following up with last year’s “Autobiography of James T. Kirk: The Story of Starfleet’s Greatest Captain” with a new book, “The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard: The Story of One of Starfleet’s Most Inspirational Captains.” Like the Kirk book, this bio about the Star Trek: The Next Generation’s captain will be written from an in-universe perspective. Returning to pen the book is David A. Goodman, who wrote the Kirk book and Titan’s in-universe history book “Federation: The First 150 Years.” As a life-long fan, Goodman is well-versed in Trek lore and served both as a writer and producer on Star Trek: Enterprise and as a writer/producer for Futurama, where he scripted the love-letter-to-Trek episode “Where No Fan Has Gone Before.”
Here is the official description:
The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard is an in-world memoir chronicling the story of one of the most celebrated names in Starfleet history. His extraordinary life and career makes for dramatic reading: court martials, unrequited love, his capture and torture at the hand of the Cardassians, his assimilation with the Borg and countless other encounters as captain of the celebrated Starship Enterprise.
“The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard” will be released in hardcover this fall with a retail price of $24.99.
First Discovery Book Gets A Title
As previously reported, David Mack will be writing the first novel tie-in to the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery. Mack has now updated his website with a title for the book which is Star Trek: Discovery – Desperate Hours. His site lists the date of the book as January 2018, however Mack tells TrekMovie this is only a guess and that for now all he knows for sure is the book will come out after the premiere of the show. As of now there is no description or cover, but you can already pre-order the Kindle edition at Amazon.
Out now or soon in Star Trek books
Two novels have been released so far this year, Star Trek: The Next Generation book “Headlong Flight” by Dayton Ward and the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel “The Long Mirage” by David R. George III. Later this month, Pocket will release the next book in their Star Trek Section 31 series, “Control” by David Mack.
Just released in non-fiction is the fun hardcover book “Star Trek Cats” written and illustrated by Jenny Parks, described as a “astonishingly vivid homage to the original Star Trek series with an unexpected twist: a cast of cats.”
Also of interest to Star Trek fans is the memoir by Oscar and Emmy-winning Make-up designer Michael Westmore, titled “Makeup Man – From Rocky to Star Trek The Amazing Creations of Hollywood’s Michael Westmore.” The book has just been released this week and features many photos from behind the scenes on Star Trek and a forward by Patrick Stewart.
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