Friday, November 30, 2012

"The Measure of a Man" Expanded Edition Review

Last night I joined with Star Trek fans across the United States in attending the Next Generation Second Season Blu-Ray Event. While watching the initial appearance of the Borg on the big screen was a neat experience, the real treat of the evening was seeing, for the first time, the expanded edition of the classic TNG episode "The Measure of a Man". My review of this special treat follows the cut.

Monday, November 12, 2012

"Skyfall" and Bond Rankings

The Trek Lit Report is taking a few moments away from Star Trek to give some thought to the latest entry in another iconic entertainment franchise, James Bond. A spoiler-free review of "Skyfall", some commentary on Bond and the new incarnation of Star Trek, and my personal Bond rankings follows the cut.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Dayton Ward Shares “From History’s Shadow” Details

Dayton Ward took to the blogosphere this morning to share some more detailed information on his recently announced Original Series nove; “From History’s Shadow”. A summary of highlights from his announcement follows the cut.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Giveaway I: Haynes "Klingon Bird-of-Prey" Manual

The Trek Lit Report is one week old, and to celebrate, we have our first giveaway! Your chance to win a copy of the new Haynes "Klingon Bird-of-Prey Owners' Workshop Manual" by Rick Sternbach and Ben Robinson is now! Learn how to enter the contest after the cut.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tantalizing Details Emerge on Bennett's Early Federation Novel

Trek author Christopher L. Bennett has been a busy bee over at the TrekBBS of late, answering questions concerning his forthcoming Rise of the Federation novel “A Choice of Futures”. Some of the highlights of his ongoing discussions follow the cut.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dayton Ward to Pen 2013 TOS Novel

As Simon and Schuster updated its online catalog this weekend, another tantalizing tidbit for the 2013 schedule hit, as Dayton Ward was announced as the author of the August novel, "From History's Shadow". No further information is avaliable at this time, but this continues the 2013 trend of TOS heavy material.

DS9 Anniversary Series Has a Name

Author David R. George III has announced the series title to his upcoming 2013 novels celebrating the twentieth anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. His announcement confirms that "The Fall" will be the overarching title for the works. However he noted that the title of the book itself is not "Time and Revelation", which is currently posted on the Simon and Schuster website. He also shares in his post that this is not a Next Generation work, contrary to the preliminary posting on the S&S site.

George's full post can be read on his Facebook page.

Pocket Books official page for the novel can be found at this link.

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Early Federation Novel due July 2013

Trek author Christopher L. Bennett announced on his blog today that he has been working on a new project for the past few months, focusing on the early days of the Federation. The new novel, "Star Trek: Enterprise - Rise of the Federation: A Choice of Futures" picks up about a year after the conclusion of the Romulan War and the foundation of the Federation. Highlights of his announcement follow the cut.

Welcome to The Trek Lit Report

Let me be the first to welcome you to The Trek Lit Report, a new website dedicated to Star Trek literature. My name is Robert Lyons, and since 2007, I have been the main book reviewer for TrekMovie will continue to carry my reviews, but this will be my location for ongoing comment, retro reviews, interviews, and other goodies. At times, I'll even review some non-Trek books that I think may be of interest to fans of space-based science fiction. I hope you enjoy the new site! Please keep reading for information on our Spoiler and Comment Policies, as well as how to search our archives.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November 2012: Haynes "Klingon Bird-of-Prey Owners' Workshop Manual"

The Bird-of-Prey is the classic Klingon starship—a tough raiding and scouting vessel that has served at the heart of the Klingon Defense Force for more than a hundred years. Life on board is harsh and brutal, with any sign of weakness leading to a challenge to the death. The ship itself is stripped back and lean, with everything designed for a single purpose—war. 

This Haynes Manual traces the origins of a Bird-of-Prey from the moment it is commissioned by one of the Great Houses and constructed at the shipyards of the Klingon Naval Academy. It then proceeds to examine General Martok’s famous ship the I.K.S. Rotarran in unprecedented detail. 

Featuring a stunning cutaway drawing and, for the first time ever, detailed deck plans and incredible new computer-generated artwork, the Haynes Bird-of-Prey Manual is a technical tour of the ship’s systems, from the bridge and engineering rooms to the disruptors, torpedo launcher, and the all-important cloaking device. In addition, the Manual provides a unique insight into life on board a Klingon ship and the Rotarran’s glorious history in the Dominion War.

November 2012: "The Persistence of Memory"

Whenever a Star Trek franchise celebrates a milestone, it’s time for something special, isn’t it? Well, to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the launch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, veteran Trek scribe David Mack rolls out a trilogy for us, Cold Equations. Join us for our review Book I, “The Persistence of Memory”.

New Cover Reveal: "The Folded World"

Earlier this week, Doug Drexler revealed a high-resolution image of his cover artwork for the forthcoming Original Series novel "The Folded World" via Facebook. The original high-res photo can be found at this link. The book, written by Jeff Mariotte, is due in bookstores on April 30.