Monday 14 March 2016

New cover and preview pages from Redshirt's Little Book of Doom

Coming in July from Insight Editions is the latest Star Trek parody book, the Redshirt's Little Book of Doom. Written by Robb Pearlman and illustrated by Anna-Maria Jung, the book features full page artwork chronicling the troubled life of a TOS red shirt, dealing with alien encounters, his crew-mates, and his everyday problems.

Amazon have now updated their listings with a brand new cover, and a load of preview pages, giving a nice idea of the humour and diversity of the book. Continue below to check them out:

Here's a reminder of the blurb:
This new book from the author of Fun with Kirk and Spock casts a wry, satirical eye on one of the most popular sci-fi sagas of all time.

In the successful tradition of adult pop culture humor books like Stuck on Star Trek, A Very Klingon Christmas, and the author’s own Fun with Kirk and Spock, Star Trek: Redshirt's Little Book of Doom casts a wry, satirical, and reverential eye on one of the most popular and well-loved television and film franchises of all time.

It’s common knowledge that if a Star Trek character is wearing a red shirt, chances are he’s going to die. But there are so many other ways red shirt–wearers can be humiliated. By mining the humorous depths of Star Trek's most popular in-jokes—that anyone wearing a red shirt is doomed—this book chronicles the many ways one Starfleet officer's day can be ruined.

Poor Red Shirt just can’t catch a break. Whether he's dealing with real-life problems we all face like accidentally mixing whites with colors or being stuck sitting behind a very tall Gorn in a movie theater or trying out a standup comedy routine in front of an audience of surly Klingons, our hapless hero faces a universe-sized number of obstacles.

Featuring hilarious illustrations and witty gags that both pop culture fans and Star Trek fans will adore, Star Trek: Redshirt's Little Book of Doom is a fresh new take on one of the most beloved sci-fi sagas of all time.
And here are those preview pages:

A few months ago, when the preliminary cover was released, several more preview pages were also posted - I'm not sure if they were also preliminary concepts, or if we can expect to see all those pages too (they're entertaining either way, so go have a look).

Insight Editions have an impressively varied range of Star Trek books on the way: Redshirt's Little Book of Doom will be their joint second Star Trek release, coming the same day as Dayton Ward's Vulcan Travel Guide. Both follow last year's magnificent Star Trek Costumes book, by Paula Block and Terry Erdmann.

To keep track of all the latest Star Trek books releases, hit the books button on my 2016 and 2017 schedule pages. You can also find series reading lists and author bibliographies on my dedicated Star Trek lists site, including a list of Star Trek parody books.

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