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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Eaglemoss Starship book previews: Voyager book coming, Disco cutaway and concept art, and more!

Lots of previews of forthcoming Eaglemoss starships books today. Continue below for the latest Designing Starships and Shipyards books. But first, let's get up to date on the Illustrated Handbook series.

The series began recently with a book focusing on the Enterprise-D, with content mostly previously published in the long out of print Star Trek Fact Files, including numerous gorgeous cutaway diagrams and other illustrations covering every aspect of the ship, equipment, and uniforms.

The second book discussed below is on the way soon, and now Eaglemoss have announced a third. Due out in April is the USS Voyager NCC-74656 Illustrated Handbook. Like other Eaglemoss releases, this will be offered on it's own, or packed with an Eaglemoss starship model, Voyager of course. There's no cover art yet, but here's the blurb:
Captain Kathryn Janeway's Starship Voyager! Lavishly illustrated with detailed technical information, this third volume in the Illustrated Handbook series features the U.S.S. Voyager from the hit Star Trek TV series.

This book is an in-depth, illustrated account of the Intrepid-class U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656. Showing Captain Janeway's 24th century ship in detail, it opens with the ship's operational history and features illustrations of all the key locations from the bridge to the shuttlebay; the deflector relay control room to the stasis chamber.

With illustrations and technical information from official sources, this book provides an extraordinary reference guide to this iconic ship.
Meanwhile coming in October is the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 and 1701-A Illustrated Handbook. Covering every prime timeline iteration of the original Enterprise, this book has some very exciting brand new content too, with coverage of the Discovery version of the Enterprise, nestled between the classic Pike era design, and the Kirk era version. Continue below to check out the Disco-Enterprise cutaway bridge, uniform and equipment diagrams, and more, as well as look at the classic content.

These new previews come via Amazon; see my previous report for even more preview pages, including the complete contents listing for the book.:



















Due in September is the latest book in the Designing Starships series, this time focusing on the design work from Discovery Season One. This series collects and expands upon the behind the scenes articles from The Official Starships Collection. These typically feature lots of concept art, and we're in for a real treat with this new Discovery book, as many of the season one ships haven't yet been published in the collection, so there's plenty of new content from that, but we're also getting greatly expanded coverage of those that have already been released.

I've previously previewed several pages from this book already, which includes the full contents listing of the book. Continue below for some new previews, care of Amazon.













Finally today, November is set to bring us Star Trek Shipyards: Federation Members. This series is based on the in-universe articles from The Official Starships Collection, with this volume collecting the non-Starfleet Federation ships. Like previous volumes this has a handful of ships not yet released in the collection, so will have some new content too.

Penguin Random House have released the following preview, which includes the contents list, and a lovely spread featuring almost every Vulcan ship in Trek - They forgot the T'Plana Hath, although it is in the book, and the Jellyfish, presumably saved for a Kelvin timeline book, even though it originates from the prime timeline!:









2 comments:

Adam Dickstein said...

Thanks for the review. You saved me some money. If the book with Kirk on the cover has that many pages dedicated to STD I don't need it. I have enough books that cover real Star Trek already. Bummer though, as the production quality looks really good.

Unknown said...

U.S.S. Enterprise
NCC-1701
The Cage - Disco.
Squee!