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Review by C.J. Bunce

Of all the attributes of Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine series, my personal favorite is the art direction.  Because it is a visual account of the production of the show, the new Deep Space Nine Illustrated Handbook is a celebration of the work of key creative visionaries and futurist art designers Rick Sternbach, Michael Okuda, and Doug Drexler, and more.  Reprinting key components from more than 8,500 mail order Fact Files cards published between 1997 and 2002, this attractive, hardcover, coffee table book will provide insight into Star Trek’s outlying, groundbreaking series for a new generation of fans now watching for the first time via Netflix and other streaming platforms.  In this chronicle expect to find everything but a self-sealing stem bolt.

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Fans of the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine have a new chronicle of the show to look forward to, a guide book in the style of the Rick Sternbach’s classic technical manual book and the layouts in decades of Star Trek fan magazines.  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Illustrated Handbook is an in-universe guide detailing the inside and outside of the former Cardassian space station led by Captain Benjamin Sisko, as well as the USS Defiant and the runabouts.  The book is available this month here at Amazon.  Take a look at the preview below.  

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Review by C.J. Bunce

For a fan like me, Star Trek: Voyager was the definitive Star Trek series, the crew that most fully embraced Gene Roddenberry’s vision beyond the television series he created in 1966.  It featured a crew on a ship that explored like no crew before it, with only their available technology and their wits to survive.  Helmed by Kate Mulgrew’s personable yet tough Captain Kathryn Janeway, the crew would travel 70,000 light years home after being stranded in the Delta Quadrant.  The 25th anniversary of the launch of the series was 2020, and worthy of the celebration, authors Ben Robinson and Mark Wright have created the definitive behind the scenes account of the 1995-2001 series, Star Trek: Voyager–A Celebration, available now here at Amazon.

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Review by C.J. Bunce 

If you received a gift card to a bookstore for Christmas, here’s one way to use it.  Taking eight of the best-loved episodes of the original Star Trek series, cartoonist Glenn Dakin is back, providing the best of Treksperts the ultimate trivia test.  Part of the Nerd Search series, the hardcover Star Trek: Quibbles with Tribbles will challenge all you think you know about Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, and Chekov.  A “Where’s Waldo?” requiring you know the details and titles of the three seasons of the series, it’s loads of fun for Trekkers and Trekkies everywhere.  Don’t overlook this book because of its colorful comics illustrations.  This book will challenge even those who worked on the series, as well as the biggest fans you know.

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Do you have some sci-fi fans you can never seem to find the right gift for?

Is binge-watching all the Star Trek series not enough to get you through the end of 2020?   Then you might want to try Mr. Spock’s Little Book of Mindfulness, a friendly guide to achieving a more blissful state in the style of books like The Tao of PoohCartoonist Glenn Dakin takes you to the planet Vulcan and back again with some thought-provoking ways to re-direct your thinking.

For those who watch Star Trek and don’t think the philosophical leanings of Mr. Spock can help (and you frequent the local pub), Glenn Dakin has more Star Trek themed artwork coming in Star Trek Cocktails: A Stellar Compendium, featuring an assortment of cocktail recipes with a Star Trek theme and flavor.  Surviving in Starfleet is hard.  Do you notice all the alcohol references in the Star Trek series and movies?  You will after a couple of rounds with Star Trek Cocktails.  

    

Check out a preview of each of these books, perfectly sized for stocking stuffers, courtesy of publisher Hero Collector:

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