We have already reported about the planned Star Trek: Discovery novel coming in May all about Michael’s gap year with Book during season three. But another Discovery “star” who refuses to be overshadowed is also getting her own book later in the year.
A book fit for a queen
Even before season three began, the people behind Star Trek: Discovery started building buzz around a new character: Grudge. This cat got so much publicity—including her own dedicated social media accounts—that we speculated she might be more than just a cat. Alas Book’s pet feline—who he reminds everyone is a “queen”—didn’t reveal herself (yet) to be some kind of new alien, but she did show up multiple times throughout season three. And now she is getting her own book.
On November 9th, Hero Collector and Penguin Books will release Star Trek Discovery: The Book of Grudge: Book’s Cat from Star Trek Discovery. The non-fiction book is described as being “full of the wit and wisdom of Star Trek from a whole new point of view,” specifically “through a cat’s eyes.” Written by Robb Pearlman (Star Trek: Fun with Kirk and Spock, Star Trek: Little Redshirt’s Book of Doom) the book promises to reveal “what Grudge the cat really thinks of the planets, the ships and all of the people she meets in the course of her travels.”
Here is the synopsis:
Grudge is a “Queen,” and she knows it. Everyone—her so-called owner, Cleveland “Book” Booker, Michael Burnham, Ryn, Zareh, and Tilly—bows down to her, some more willingly than others. And nothing, not extended periods in space, not ship-rattling attacks from enemies, rattles her. Ever. She’s a cool kitty with a ’tude. We call it “Cattitude.”
As a cat, Grudge, has a particular take on the universe, her seeming indifference masking a wit as sharp as her claws.
The 96-page hardcover book is presented in scrapbook style and “packed with offbeat observations, thoughts and universal facts.” The Book of Grudge will include a combination of illustration, and photography from Star Trek: Discovery season 3.