Wednesday 24 August 2016

Non-fiction updates: Beyond book, Picard and Klingon blurbs, and more

Lots of non-fiction updates today, including blurbs for new Picard and Klingon focused books, a video preview, and a limited edition. Continue below for all of those.

First up though, a look inside the much anticipated Star Trek Beyond Collector's Edition, which is perhaps a little anti-climactic. While the book promises to take us behind the scenes on the movie, if you're a reader of the Star Trek Magazine, it might seem familiar, as it appears the book is the latest in Titan's Star Trek Magazine article collection reprint books. Continue below to check out some preview pages (via Amazon):

In new book news, via the Simon and Schuster online catalogue, here is a first blurb for the second travel guide book from Insight Editions, Hidden Universe Travel Guide: Qo'noS and the Klingon Empire. After his recent travels to Vulcan, author Dayton Ward has embarked on another interstellar adventure to tell us about the touristic highlights of the entire Klingon Empire! The book is expected in August next year.
Explore the homeworld and vast dominion of Star Trek’s most formidable race, the Klingons, in this thrilling travel guide.

nuqneH! Bored of standard vacations to places like Risa or Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet? Want to discover a unique and ancient culture not bound by standard niceties and social mores? Then Qo’noS and the vast Klingon Empire are for you! This one-of-a-kind travel guide will give you all the information you need to plan, enjoy, and survive your trip to the very heart of Klingon territory, from an overview of Klingon history to tips on what to wear (fur and leather are very popular) to a glossary of important phrases like “mamI' DaneH'a'? nItebHa' mamI' DaneH'a'?” (Would you like to dance with me?). Every major location in the Klingon Empire is covered in-depth, with tips on where to eat (you’ve not lived until you’ve eaten Klingon skull stew), how best to get to and from your chosen destination, and what to do if you find yourself challenged to a bat’leth battle to the death. Locations include the homeworld Qo’noS and its famous locales such as the First City, the Caves of No’mat the Hamar Mountains, and the city of Krennla, plus neighboring moons Corvix and Praxis, and many, many more must-see areas. The book also features exclusive maps and illustrations that bring to life the Klingon Empire and form the perfect reference guide for any visitor. So what are you waiting for? Qapla’!
Another sequel of sorts comes from Price Stern Sloan and author Brandon T. Snider, who will be following up on this year's What Would Captain Kirk Do? With What Would Captain Picard Do? Due out next May.
Fans of of Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean Luc Picard explore a galaxy of advice in this fun pop philosophy book narrated by Captain Picard himself.

The cosmos is filled with a great many wonders—uncharted worlds, bizarre life forms, chaos, and calm. Keep your mind open as you navigate through this collection of scenarios as Captain Picard teaches you how to handle even the most challenging situations. The possibilities are as limitless as the universe itself.
One if this year's books is Redshirt's Little Book of Doom, which is pretty hilarious. Insight Editions have released a video preview:

And finally, due out in September is the book of the Star Trek art exhibition 50 Artitsts 50 Years, but if you got to the San Diego Comic Con Titan Books had an exclusive hardcover version with a slipcase. A few of this limited edition are now being offered by Forbidden Planet too.

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