Wednesday 21 November 2012

Non-fiction updates

Some updates on forthcoming on-fiction Trek titles:

The CD/book On Board the USS Enterprise now has a cover. It is, somewhat lacking in originiality... Hopefully what's inside will fair better!:

The TNG quotes book also has a new cover, which also is a little on the dull side, but looks better than the first version released at least:

Curiously Amazon now have two listings for this quotes book: There's the 96-page version that has been around a while. But there is also now also a 126-page version listed as "Star Trek Classic Quotes: A Little Seedling Book". Both are due out at the same time, and I am inclined to believe they are actually both the same thing. Here is the blurb for the little seedling version:
This mini edition filled with notable quotables and color photos from all seven seasons of The Next Generation are the perfect way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first episode

This 25th Anniversary Tie-In Edition celebrates the popular syndicated television show that aired from 1987 to 1994, as a new, larger crew explored strange new worlds, sought out new life and new civilizations, and boldly went where no one had gone before. Continuing the successful Classic Quotes series, this book pairs full-color photographs and quotes derived from all seven seasons. There’s a lot of great material to pull from. In fact, Star Trek: The Next Generation won 18 Emmy Awards. The series formed the basis of the seventh through tenth Star Trek films.
Finally there's something completely new, Star Trek: Phaser, from Running Press. Due out in April it is described thusly:
For more than forty years, Star Trek has made a phenomenal cultural impact. Now with the new movie well on its way, trekkies everywhere will want to get their hands on this kit. The kit includes a light-up phaser (to get all the bad guys!) and a 32-page book on the history of phasers, and lots of fun quotes and images from the classic show.
This appears to be part of Running Press's miniature kit series, which couples a small book with a ornament or game, in this instance a small model phaser. Some of the previous and forthcoming titles in the series include a TARDIS, a Bat-signal projector, miniature stonehenge, and magnetic kama sutra!

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