The Star Trek Book: Strange New Worlds Boldly Explained
Author: Paul Ruditis
Release Date: June 7th, 2016
Review Spoilers: Low
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2016 has definitely been the year for Star Trek. On top of a new movie release, the franchise has been fervently celebrating 50 years since it came into existence and changed the science fiction world forever. With Star Trek: Discovery set to hit our television screens in 2017, it is important for old and new fans alike to brush up on their Star Trek knowledge and history. Thankfully, DK publishing has got us covered with their latest book, The Star Trek Book: Strange New Worlds Boldly Explained.
This new book is definitely fit for every fan’s coffee table as it takes time to meticulously explore all of the generations of Star Trek and dives into the expansive universe the show, movies, and books inhabit. It is neatly organized with big topics such as “Federation Allies and Enemies” as well as “Science and Technology,” or “New Life and Civilizations.”
The big topics make it easy for anyone to pick up the book and flip to what they want to brush up on or learn about. Each topic has subtopics that are covered, complete with text and images printed on beautiful, high quality paper.
Perhaps most impressive is how much information the team managed to fit into the book, as no stone is left unturned. It manages to incorporate information from everything Star Trek, from the original series to the rebooted movies.
The only thing it does not give us is the latest scoop on Star Trek: Discovery… but of course that was to be expected, and will no doubt be able to fill a volume of its own. Altogether, The Star Trek Book goes above and beyond to provide fans with an encyclopedia of everything they need to know about the Star Trek universe going into the future.
This book boldly goes where no book has gone before, and definitely deserves a spot on your bookshelf. New fans, The Star Trek Book will help you show off to your new Trekkie friends as you all sit together to take in the new movie, or new series together and old fans? It’ll help you brush up, and might even teach you something new.
Regardless of how long you’ve loved Star Trek, this book has something for everyone, and certainly goes far in honoring Gene Roddenberry’s memory as we celebrate 50 years of Star Trek.