Sunday 14 July 2019

Eaglemoss starship book updates

Eaglemoss' range of starship-related reference books has just had it's latest release, and I've got previews of several other recent and forthcoming releases. Continue below to check the latest from the Illustrated Handbooks, Shipyards, and Designing Starships series.

First up, the latest series from Eaglemoss is the Illustrated Handbooks, which pull together material previously published in the Star Trek Fact Files, a part work magazine long out of print, to give us a detailed and lavishly illustrated guide to all the systems. The second book in that series, due in October, will focus on the original 1701 and the 1701-A, and interestingly that includes brand new content that integrates the Discovery version of the Enterprise into the overall history of the ship

Like previous Eaglemoss releases, the book is also being offered paired with a model ship, and images of that version of the book have now been released, giving us a look at the packaging, as well as a peek inside the book:

Here's the updated blurb for the book:
Captain James T. Kirk's Original Starship Enterprise! Everything you want to know about this iconic starship in the FIRST full color volume ever published. Featuring details from both TV series and the first six movies.

This volume, featuring the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A, is a detailed, illustrative account of the TV starship from the original 1966-1969 series, and the movie starship from STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979), STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982), STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984), STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (1986), STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER (1989), and STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (1991). Plus, Captain Pike's Enterprise from the hit TV series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY.

With isometric illustrations of all the key locations, annotated plan views, detailed technical information, Starfleet equipment, and uniforms and insignia, the chapters follow the starships through time and provide an extraordinary reference guide to these iconic Federation vessels.
Eaglemoss publish book with Penguin Random House, who have released an excerpt from the book; the first several pages, which include the extensive contents list:

The first book in the Illustrated Handbook series, focusing on the USS Enterprise-D, has just been released, and to mark the occasion the Hero Collector blog have posted a new set of preview pages, showing not just the straight ship tech stuff, but the wider coverage the book features - See previous report for further previews, including the contents page.

One of Eaglemoss' other series is the Star Trek Shipyards, which collects articles from the more recent Starships Collection magazines. The latest release in that series was the Klingon Fleet. The Hero Collector blog posted a preview of this too at publication. With lots of Klingon ships from Discovery not released in the Starships Collection yet, there's loads of articles getting their first publication here, plus this awesome chapter heading fleet image demonstrating the Klingon fleet from across centuries really does work as one happy fleet!

The first two books in the Shipyards series, focusing on Starfleet, and the forthcoming Federation members ships book are going to be collected in a snazzy boxset, due out in November. The blurb mentions it also comes with a size chart poster.

Limited edition three volume set of best-selling Shipyards series, featuring starships from Starfleet and the Federation. Includes designed slipcase and fold-out starship size chart poster.

  *  Star Trek Shipyards: 2151-2293 - More than 250 years' worth of Starfleet ships and their Earth-operated precursors.
  *  Star Trek Shipyards: 2294 to the Future - Starfleet vessels from the 24th century
  *  Star Trek Shipyards: Federation Members - New for 2019, featuring ships of the United Federation of Planets

Limited edition box set with designed slipcase. Each book is a hardcover with dustjacket.

Large fold-out starship size chart poster included (approx. 35"x25").

Finally, from the real world concept art series, Designing Starships, the latest book in that series will focus on Discovery Season One. That's due out in September, and Penguin Random House have previewed several pages from this book too. Like some of the other books above, the inclusion of ships not yet released as part of the Starships Collection should bring lots of fresh content to this book. Indeed, as the preview shows, even the Discovery, which of course has had it's model, has a lot more coverage than the magazine edition - Plus of course the Discovery magazines are a bit small, so this should be bigger presentations of even previously published content!

1 comment:

Rotten said...

You can also buy the book separately on Amazon if you don't want the version with the model.

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