Friday, May 21, 2010

Star Trek Publishing Plans

CBS Comsumer Products has added new partners to their publishing arm for Star Trek that will to new novels and manuals for 2011 and 2012. “There are always more stories to be told in the Star Trek saga,” said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “Books have accompanied the Star Trek series since the very beginning in 1968, and these new Star Trek publishing projects will give fans and newcomers alike a new way to explore and indulge in their favorite universe.” Plans include expansion of the Star Trek Online universe, and stories set at Starfleet Academy while the originial crew of the Enterprise (not sure if Prime or 2.0 crew) was training there as cadets. Below are descriptions of the titles.

The Needs of Many (Pocket Books – March 2010)
This paperback novel written by Michael A. Martin and Jake Sisko is based on Star Trek Online, the multiplayer online role-playing game that launched this past February.

Star Trek 365 (Abrams Books – September 2010)
Written by Paula Block with Terry Erdmann, this hardcover release is a part of the “365 Days” series and is a visual celebration of the original voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Star Trek 365 covers the entire series in unprecedented detail, combining in-depth commentary, behind-the-scenes histories and interviews with writers, cast and crew with synopses for each of the original series’ 79 episodes, accompanied by hundreds of photographs.

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy (Simon & Schuster – Fall 2010)
Set in 2250, six months after James Kirk joined Starfleet Academy, this young adult series will delve into the lives and relationships of Kirk and the other recruits at the Academy including their training, their missions and their romances. The series will be available in paperback, hardcover and e-book. $14.99 Hardcovers and $7.99 ebooks.
- The Delta Anomaly (November 16, 2010) by Rick Barba, no story description yet
- The Competitive Edge (January 4, 2011) by Rudy Josephs, no story description yet

Haynes Enterprise Manual (Haynes Publishing – Fall 2010)
This ultimate guide to the Enterprise applies Haynes’ famous ’step-by-step’ approach -- used in their well-known car and motorcycle manuals -- and strips the iconic ship down to its essentials, reassembling it with detailed illustrations.

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