Next month the big Star Trek crossover book event of the year kicks off with David Mack’s "Star Trek Destiny: Gods of Night." Pocket Books has just released an excerpt from this first book of the upcoming trilogy. [see below, w/ spoilers]
Star Trek fans have long wondered about the story behind the story of the Kobayashi Maru simulation made famous in Star Trek II. While Julia Ecklar shared some of the lore behind the Academy test in her novel "The Kobayashi Maru" we have never gotten to the real tale of the Maru… until now. Was the wait worth it?
The big Star Trek book event of 2008 is the crossover ‘Destiny’ trilogy by David Mack. Destiny brings together Jean Luc Picard and the USS Enterprise, William Riker on USS Titan, along with ties to both DS9 and even Enterprise. This week new synopses and the final cover for the series has been released. [see below, w/ spoilers]
Before taking a look at the soon-to-be-released and long-anticipated Star Trek: Enterprise novel "Kobayashi Maru", the Library Computer is taking a retrospective look at Trek Literature’s first major foray into the mystique of the no-win scenario. This week, therefore, brings a retro review of 1989’s "The Kobayashi Maru" by Julia Ecklar.
This week, the Library Computer concludes its look at the six ‘what if?’ tales of alternate history featured in the two new ‘Myriad Universes’ anthologies with a genuine ‘technology unchained’ tale that alters the entire fabric of the Star Trek universe in Chris Roberson’s Brave New World. We have a review, author interview and exclusive excerpt.
Keith R.A. DeCandido proves that his murderous pen is willing to strike at just about anyone in the Star Trek universe, given the chance, as the Library Computer looks at A Gutted World, the second tale in the "Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions" anthology. We have a review, author interview and excerpt.
This week, the Library Computer resumes its look at the six ‘what if?’ tales of alternate history featured in the two new ‘Myriad Universes’ anthologies. Meet Thelin; Andorian, friend of James Kirk, and skipper of the Enterprise as the events of the Star Trek films plays out in an alternate form in Geoff Trowbridge’s The Chimes at Midnight We have a review, author interview and excerpt.
This week’s Library Computer checks the math on "Greater than the Sum," Christopher L. Bennett’s new Next Generation tale which continues the post-Nemesis story of Jean Luc Picard and his crew on the Enterprise E. Also we reflect on the latest news coming from Pocket Books announced at Shore Leave.
Tonight at the Shore Leave convention in Baltimore, Pocket Books is revealing their line up of Star Trek books from now into early 2010. We have the full list and a whole bunch of new covers below.
This week, the Library Computer continues its look at the six ‘what if?’ tales of alternate history featured in the two new ‘Myriad Universes’ anthologies. Forget "Space Seed", and prepare to enter a universe where Khan reigns supreme as we look at James Swallow’s Seeds of Dissent, the third and final story in the "Infinity’s Prism" Anthology. Once again we have a review, author interview and exclusive excerpt.
This week, the Library Computer continues its journey into the alternate history stories of the new Myriad Universes anthology with our second (of three) installments, a review of Christopher L. Bennett’s Places of Exile, a story that tells of everything that Star Trek Voyager could have been… and wasn’t. We also have an interview with Bennett and an exclusive excerpt.
This week, the Library Computer begins its look at the six ‘what if?’ tales of alternate history featured in the two new ‘Myriad Universes’ anthologies. We start with "A Less Perfect Union," an alternative take on the TOS era based on a successful Terra Prime and a solidly isolationist Earth. But history takes a turn again, and brings T’Pol along for the ride. We have a review, author interview and exclusive online excerpt.
Fans of the Deep Space Nine relaunch have been waiting for two years for the story to continue. This week’s Library Computer explores Olivia Woods’ new novel “Fearful Symmetry” and asks, “Was it worth the wait?”.
There are new synopses available for the Star Trek books from Pocket Books for the Fall. This includes the Enterprise book “Kobayashi Maru” and the TNG/Titan (+more) crossover "Destiny" trilogy. [Spoilers] .
William Shatner’s new autobiography "Up Till Now" is actually the last of the autobiographies of the actors from the original Star Trek. So how does it compare? In this Library Computer, we take a look at all the autobiographies from the various TOS actors?
In the past seven years Pocket Books has been taking Star Trek novels to a new level by embarking on an ‘eighth season’ of Deep Space Nine in book form. With the release of the newest DS9 ‘relaunch’ novel fast approaching, this week’s edition of the Library Computer brings you a guide to the series and what you need to get caught up on all the previous action.
Shatnerology 121: Introduction to Shatner Each year at the college I teach as a Sociologist, I suggest a class called "Introduction to William Shatner" and I am not joking when I say it would be a dynamic class looking at issues of from aging to Marxist theory. No, really. After reading William Shatner’s autobiography "Up Till Now," I am convinced that his life is symbolic of the United States experience. Ironic for a guy from Canada.
William Shatner’s new autobiography, "Up Till Now,” is in book stores now. The book covers Shatner’s entire life from childhood, through the Trek years to today. And in a brief mention, it has what may be the last word on the biggest Shatner discussion subject of the last year: will Shatner be in the new Star Trek movie? Excerpt below.
Wednesday morning William Shatner was the guest on the Howard Stern Show promoting “Up Till Now“. The interview went on for almost and hour and ranged on a number of topics from the book, to problems with the Trek cast, to the Abrams movie, to the death of Kirk and much more. Excerpts and AUDIO below.
This week the Library Computer discovers why, at times, it isn’t such a bad thing to know how things turn out in the end as we look at "Dawn of the Eagles", the final book of the Terok Nor DS9 prequel trilogy.
On Monday William Shatner showed up on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien to promote his new autobiography “Up Till Now“. Shat did a skit early on, then came on as the 2nd guest and talked about his ‘gripping’ experience meeting Koko the gorilla, and how his Trek co-stars hate him, specifically George Takei. See VIDEO below.
Pocket Books has a lot of Summer Trek reading for you lined up with five books coming out between June and August. TrekMovie.com has a full rundown on these, including some exclusive covers. Plus William Shatner’s new autobiography comes out in a week and we have info on his upcoming book signings and promo appearances.
We are a year away from seeing JJ Abrams Star Trek origin story, and so this week the Library Computer journeys back to 1986 to look at how the books tackled this moment in (non canon) Trek history with "Enterprise: The First Adventure," by Vonda McIntyre. Also this week we look forward with news on 2009 Trek books coming out of New York Comic Con.
This week’s Library Computer looks at "Night of the Wolves" a personal journey into the heart of the Cardassian occupation of Bajor and the second book in the ‘Terok Nor DS9 prequel trilogy.’ Plus William Shatner talks about his new autobiography, "Up Til Now".
This week Library Computer takes a look at a number of ‘making of’ books for specific Star Trek episodes, including a review of the latest one about making the classic TNG episode "Yesterday’s Enterprise." We also have an interview with the author Eric Stillwell (who co-wrote the story for the episode) where he discusses both the episode and his time working on the TNG staff.
AOL Movies has a new interview with William Shatner covering the new Boston Legal episodes (where he reveals Denny Crane will be running for president) his upcoming autobiography (which he says will have you “laughing out loud”) and of course Trek. Shat talks about how he feels about not being in the new JJ Abrams Star Trek film, but how he hopes the movie will give new life to his Trek novels.
Captain Jonathan Archer and the crew of the NX-01 may have cut their TV adventures short, but they continue in print. This week’s Library Computer takes a look at the Star Trek Enterprise releaunch including an exclusive sneak peek at the next fall’s "Kobayashi Maru," written by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin, as well as a tease on next year’s Romulan War books.
Strip-mining a planet to the bone has to begin somewhere. This week the Library Computer reviews "Day of the Vipers", the opening salvo of the Deep Space Nine prequel "Terok Nor" trilogy, from which any would-be planetary overlord might learn a thing or two. We also have a mini-interview with the book’s author and some thoughts on the works of Arthur C. Clarke.
Is it 2009 yet? While the next feature film is 408 days away, Trek fans can get ready to start checking off those days with the new 2009 Star Trek Wall Calendars which are now available for pre-order. Just like 2008, there will be a Kirk era calendar and another in the popular CGI art "Ships of the Line" series. TrekMovie.com has got some details and sneak peeks of the two new calenders.
Break out the Warnog and buckle up your battle armor… this week’s Library Computer takes us on a journey deep into the heart of the Klingon Empire with Keith R.A. DeCandido’s "A Burning House". Also on tap for this week: the future of Star Trek eBooks, and new details on David Mack’s forthcoming “Destiny” crossover trilogy.