Friday 31 July 2020

Eaglemoss book previews: Star Trek Cocktails and Spock Mindfulness

Eaglemoss are expanding their Star Trek book offerings beyond starships, with new books covering a wide range of subjects and points of view. Two books coming soon are Star Trek Cocktails, and Mr Spock's Little Book of Mindfulness, and previews have now been released for both. Continue below to check them out.

Star Trek Cocktails is, straightforwardly, a book about cocktails with Star Trek twists. Due out in November, it is written by Glenn Dakin, with recipes from mixologists Simon Pellet and Adrian Calderbank, illustrations by Adrian Salmon, and photography by David Burton and Jess Esposito.

The book will be a hardcover release, and two covers are currently circulating; one which implies it will be a cloth-bound book, the other with just the digital art:

Set your taste-buds to stunned! These Cosmic recipes will take you where no one has gone before. They're cocktails, Jim, but not as you know them....

Have you ever longed for a taste of Romulan Ale? Or pined for the mellowing effect of Dr McCoy's Mint Julep? Perhaps a Fuzzy Tribble would get you purring? Or a soothing sip of Captain Picard's Earl Grey Martini? This voyage into the future of stylish drinking is a must for all Star Trek - and cocktail - fans. With a galaxy of illustrations, and a witty garnish of quotations, this book will help you celebrate your favorite show.

Mix the classic cocktails served on Starfleet starships throughout the Federation! Picard, Kirk, McCoy, Scotty, Quark, and more - try out each crew member's favorite!
Eaglemoss' Hero Collector blog has released a couple of spreads to give an idea of how the book is presented:

And Amazon have also released some individual preview pages, showing off the photography and art:

There are also descriptions for these last two pages:
Live Long and Prosper - As refreshing as the spring winds on Mount Seleya, this delicious cocktail combines a discreet level of alcohol with a healthy measure of grapefruit juice. While it is not logical to drink to excess, Vulcans do partake when it is culturally appropriate.

Odo’s Chameleon - As a Changeling, Odo is sure to appreciate the morphing qualities of this show-stopping cocktail, which adds entertainment to drinking pleasure.

Some additional out of book-context artwork and photography has also been released.
Jean-Luc’s Earl Grey Martini - When contemplating your vineyard or the state of galactic politics, this Earl Grey martini will make you feel as sophisticated as Jean-Luc Picard and as chilled out as a retired Starfleet admiral.

And on top of that Eaglemoss' publishing partners Penguin Random House have released the first few pages as a preview too, which includes the contents page, and the start of the introduction:

The other book being previewed is October's Mr Spock's Little Book of Mindfulness, which curiously enough is also written, as well as illustrated, by Glenn Dakin. The book is a collection of Spock quotes with light-hearted illustrations to bring each point to life. Amazon have released a few preview pages from this one too:

Who better to teach us mindfulness and wisdom than Mr. Spock, that beacon of calm, rational thought. With quotes from STAR TREK and timely insights about modern life this book will be your guide. In a universe that seems to have gone mad, we turn to mindfulness to restore sanity. When humanity has lost its way, it takes a Vulcan to raise an eyebrow at our folly and lead us towards the truth. After all, it's only logical ...

Essays on focus, computers, social media, love, family, self-acceptance and more.Filled with actual quotes from Mr. Spock and Star Trek characters, along with black & white illustrations. Includes source listing from TV episodes.

And Penguin Random House's preview again gives the contents and introduction:

Order links for mentioned books:
Star Trek Cocktails, by Glenn Dakin, mixology by Simon Pellet and Adrian Calderbank, illustrations by Adrian Salmon, and photography by David Burton and Jess Esposito.
Mr Spock's Little Book of Mindfulness, by Glenn Dakin.

To keep track of all the latest releases, hit the books button on my 2020 schedule page. You can also find series reading lists and author bibliographies on my dedicated Star Trek lists site.

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