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Review by C.J. Bunce

In the last Nerd Search series book, Star Trek: Quibbles with Tribbles, fans of Star Trek’s original series were challenged about their detailed knowledge of the space adventures of Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, and Chekov.  A “Where’s Waldo?” type game with puzzles just like in that doctor’s office waiting room staple Highlights magazine–requiring you know truly trivial details of the series, it was a light-hearted book of fun for Trekkers and Trekkies everywhere.  In Star Trek: The Next Generation: Bloopers of the Borg, this next colorful hardcover book of the series switches gears to Star Trek: The Next Generation, and like its predecessor it will challenge every fan of the show.

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“Quite a lovely animal, captain.  I find myself strangely drawn to it.”  — Mr. Spock

The android Data had a ginger tabby cat named Spot in Star Trek: The Next Generation.  Mr. Barclay had a white Persian cat named Neelix on Voyager.  Chief Miles O’Brien had a white and gray cat (with an abundance of hair) named Chester on Deep Space Nine.  Scott Bakula was a cool cat who starred as Captain Archer on Enterprise (plus there was that Shore Leave Planet cat thing).  The ever-present Mr. Spock dug cats, famously being drawn to the sleek black cat Sylvia on the original series.  And the animated series even featured a cat as a bridge officer with its Lt. M’Ress.

A crew being upstaged by a fantastic cat is a rite of passage, a staple, a linchpin in the world of Star Trek.

Enter the latest: a Maine coon cat named Grudge.  Star Wars has The Book of Boba Fett, and this week, Star Trek Discovery has The Book of Grudge, 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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