Jacobs Brown Press has announced that its detailed account of Star Trek, the original series, These Are The Voyages TOS Season One, by Marc Cushman, is now available in the UK and throughout Europe via Amazon. Fans in the UK can purchase the book at www.amazon.co.uk; in France at www.amazon.fr; and in Germany at www.amazon.de.
We reviewed These Are The Voyages TOS Season One here at borg.com back in July and recommend it to fans of the series because of its detailed account and voluminous reference material. These Are The Voyages TOS Season One pulls information from all these sources plus resources like Starlog, Daily Variety, and TV Guide articles as well as delve into an archive of production work papers from the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections never before tapped for such an exhaustive work on the series. These Are The Voyages TOS Season One is a treatise on Trek, a comprehensive history of a crowning achievement in science fiction, but also a history of television itself in the 1960s.
Co-written by Susan Osborn, Volume One clocks in at a hefty 600 pages, with a foreword by John D.F. Black and Mary Black. If book one is any indication, Star Trek fans will have another thousand pages of densely packed content to sift through in the coming months as later volumes are released. A three-book boxed set will be a must.
If you already have a shelf full of the 40 years of non-fiction books written about Star Trek, you may not think you need another book on the original series. However, if you don’t, and even for those who think they know everything about Star Trek, you will find These Are The Voyages TOS Season One an exhaustive, indispensible resource and a most compelling and interesting read.
You can also check out the Roddenberry.com website where the publisher is making available signed copies of Volume One of the series. Books can also be purchased in the U.S. at Amazon.com here. If you want to check out many other past Star Trek books, you can find an extensive list of resources we previously discussed here.