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UPDATED: NEW STAR TREK BOOKS & MORE FOR 2022

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2021 delivered a plethora of new Star Trek reference books, comics and novels, from the Coda Trilogy, to Hero Collector’s popular ‘Shipyards’ series. And 2022 looks set to deliver even more epic tomes to fill up those bookshelves.

We’ve got new Shipyards volumes, a new Star Trek: The Next Generation season-by-season guide series, anniversary specials for the Genesis Trilogy and much more headed our way this year. And we’re sure this is only just the beginning, with more – including hopefully more novels – yet to be revealed!

Here’s everything we know about so far, and don’t worry we’ll be updating whenever we get news.


JANUARY

Star Trek: Discovery – The Book of Grudge

By Robb Pearlman

Released: January 4, 2022

From the Publisher: New York Times bestselling author Robb Pearlman focuses on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s breakout star, Grudge the cat. Full of cat photos and whimsical illustrations!

Sharper than a claw and more stunning than a phaser blast, The Book of Grudge’s Prime Directive features her take on everything from space travel to the proper care and training of an array of alien species, STAR TREK-inspired quotes, and haiku meditations on Grudge’s most favorite things, including napping and people (as long as they’re far enough away).

Make no mistake, Cleveland Booker’s massive – and massively cool – cat, Grudge is no mundane mouser. This taciturn tabby is, in fact, “a Queen.” She knows it, and everyone aboard the Discovery knows it, too… though some realize it just a bit too late!

Available to buy: Amazon


MARCH

Star Trek Classics: The Mirror Universe Saga

By Mike W. Barr (IDW Publishing)

Released: March 15, 2022

From the Publisher: Picking up where Star Trek III: The Search for Spock left off, Admiral Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise face off with evil versions of themselves in the fan-favorite Mirror Universe!

Admiral Kirk and his crew must battle against a very familiar foe, as forces from the Empire have crossed an interdimensional breach to wreak havoc in Federation space. While deception and desperation unfold as the Empire tries to conquer another universe, it will take all the experience of Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise to fend off the coming invasion and save the Federation!

Originally published by DC Comics in Star Trek issues #9–15 from December 1984 to June 1985, this collection presents the fan-favorite Mirror Universe story for the first time in almost 30 years!

Available to pre-order: Amazon


Star Trek: Year Five – Experienced in Loss

By Brandon Easton & Jim McCann (IDW Publishing)

Released: March 22, 2022

From the Publisher: The five-year mission reaches its epic conclusion, where Kirk and the Enterprise crew will have their bonds tested, secrets revealed, and futures cast into doubt!

First, Kirk meets his romantic match in fellow Starfleet captain Laura Rhone. But will she be the one, or the one that got away?

Then, while investigating a mysterious structure on his home planet, Spock vanishes! Can Kirk, Bones, and company find where—or when—their friend has gone? And what does Spock’s entanglement in Vulcan’s past mean for its future?

Finally, the showdown that’s been building for the last year is here! Gary Seven and the shadowy AEGIS organization’s scheme has stretched from the grand Tholian Assembly to the pestilential Harry Mudd. Now their ultimate plan comes to fruition, and only the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise can hope to stop it! When the smoke clears, what will be left for our heroes?

For now, this is the final voyage of the starship Enterprise. This volume collects issues #20-25 of the series, as well as the Valentine’s Day special, from writers Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Brandon Easton, Jim McCann, and Paul Cornell, and artists Angel Hernandez, Sylvia Califano, Stephen Thompson, and Christopher Jones.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


MAY

The Star Trek Book of Friendship – You Have Been, and Always Shall Be, My Friend

By Robb Pearlmann & Jordan Hoffman

Released: May 10, 2022

From the Publisher: Star Trek has energized friendships for over 50 years. Whether it’s exploring a convention, beaming into a movie theater, or joining in on a landing party watch party, generations have been as united in their love of the franchise’s bold storytelling and stunning action as they are in the honest fully realized relationships of their favorite characters. 
 
Created by fans for fans, with a foreword from Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips, this is a first-of- its-kind, fully authorized celebration of Star Trek’s most enduring and endearing friendships, including Kirk and Spock, Picard and Data, Janeway and Seven of Nine, Bashir and Garak, and more! 
 
Whether you and your pals think of yourselves as a Sulu and Chekov, a Burnham and Tilly, or even an Archer and Porthos, this is the perfect book to gift to your best Trek friend or keep for yourself! A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to benefit The Planetary Society, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


Star Trek Shipyards – Alpha Quadrant & Major Species – Acamarian to Ktarian (Vol. 1)

By Ben Robinson (Eaglemoss / Hero Collector)

Released: May 17, 2022

From the Publisher: Boldly go and explore the ally and enemy ships encountered by the Federation in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants in the newest Star Trek Shipyards book.

Hero Collector’s popular Star Trek Shipyards series continues with detailed looks at ships from the Alpha and Beta Quadrants as seen in Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: The Original Series, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. First up? Ships of the Breen, Cardassians, and those pesky Ferengi. Each featured ship is profiled with technical details, in-universe operational history, and illustrated with plan-view CG renders, wherever possible utilizing the original VFX models created for the Star Trek shows and features from across the franchise’s remarkable 55 years.

This volume includes more than 40 ships, including the Anaxar cargo vessel, the Breen Warship, the Cardassian Bok’Nor, Cardassian military freighter, the Ferengi shuttle, the Gorn warship, the Husnok warship and the Jem’Hadar battlecruiser.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


The Science of Star Trek – The Scientific Facts Behind the Voyages in Space & Time

By Mark Brake

Released: May 26, 2022

From the Publisher: Boldly go where no man has gone before and discover the real science behind the cyborgs, starships, aliens, and antimatter of the Star Trek galaxy.

Star Trek is one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time. It has changed our cultural landscape in so many ways since it first aired in 1966. The franchise has generated billions of dollars in revenue, leading to a wide range of spin-off games, novels, toys, and comics. Star Trek is noted for its social science, too, with its progressive civil rights stances and its celebration of future diversity that began with The Original Series, one of television’s first multiracial casts.
 
The Science of Star Trek explores one of the greatest science-fiction universes ever created and showcases the visionary tech that inspired and influenced the real-world science of today. The perfect Star Trek gift for fans of the franchise, this book addresses many unanswered, burning questions, including: 

  • What can Star Trek tell us about aliens in our Milky Way?
  • How has Star Trek influenced space culture?
  • What can Star Trek tell us about planet hunting?
  • What Star Trek machines came true?
  • When will we boldly go?

Learn more about one of our favorite modern epics with The Science of Star Trek!

Available to pre-order: Amazon


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Star Trek Genesis Trilogy Anniversary Special

By Titan Magazines

Released: June 21, 2022

From the Publisher: A special in-depth book celebrating the classic trilogy of Star Trek movies, #2 to 4, The Wrath of KhanThe Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home. With classic interviews, behind-the-scenes features, and rare imagery, relive the thrills and excitement of these unforgettable movies.
 

The Wrath of KhanThe Search for Spock, and The Voyage Home – the GenesisTrilogy of Star Trek movies has a firm place in the hearts of Trek fans of all ages. Taking us from a deadly villain, a tragedy on the Enterprise, and to a heart-warming reunion, this special book explores the making of the classic saga. Featuring classic interviews, in-depth features and amazing imagery.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


JULY

Star Trek: Baby’s First Klingon Words

By Insight Kids

Released: July 12, 2022

From the Publisher: The first board book to teach your littlest warriors Klingon. Qapla’

Help your little one learn first words and a new language with this out-of-this-world first words book! A mix of classic and unique first words are presented in English and Klingon with bright, child-friendly illustrations to help with language comprehension. Learn how to greet an enemy, or jagh, to count from wa’ to wa’maH, and more. Soon enough your little one will speak with batlh, or honor, with the help of this adorable guide. 

SCI-FI BONDING: Parents, grandparents, and Trek aunts and uncles can introduce young readers to their favorite series!   

QAPLA’!: Learn over 40 Klingon words along with their English translations.

BUILD EARLY LITERACY SKILLS: Increase your child’s vocabulary by associating words in Klingon and English with adorable pictures.

THE PERFECT GIFT: Be the talk of the baby shower, birthday party, or Captain Picard Day celebration with this truly unique baby book.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


Star Trek: First Contact – The Making of the Classic Film

By Joe Fordham

Released: July 19, 2022

From the Publisher: An in-depth look at the making of Star Trek: First Contact, featuring rare and previously unseen production art and new and exclusive cast and crew interviews.

Twenty-five years ago, Star Trek: First Contact saw Picard, Data, and the Enterprise crew go back in time to stop the Borg before they could prevent Earth’s first contact with an alien species and assimilate the entire planet. 

Celebrate this landmark anniversary by taking a deep dive into the stories behind this beloved film. This beautiful coffee-table book is full to the brim of archival material, behind-the-scenes photography, concept art, production designs, and much more, and includes new and exclusive interviews with cast and crew, including Jonathan Frakes, Alice Krige, Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore, Marina Sirtis, Herman Zimmerman, and Michael Westmore.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


AUGUST

Star Trek Cookbook

By Chelsea Monroe-Cassel

Released: August 4, 2022

From the Publisher: Learn how to make meals that are out of this world with this indispensable guide to the food of the stars! Perfect for every fan, this updated edition of The Star Trek Cookbook from the New York Times bestselling author comes with brand-new and delicious recipes, tantalizing visuals, and easy-to-follow instructions and advice to make the best foods from the future.

With all-new recipes right beside timeless classics, food stylist and New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel’s reimagining of ThStar Trek Cookbook presents a visual feast along with complete guides on favorite foods from across Star Trek, adapted for easy use in 21st-century kitchens. Themed as a Starfleet-sponsored collection of recipes from across multiple quadrants and cultures, and intended to foster better understanding of different species from a human perspective with its Earth-centric ingredients, this must-have cookbook embraces the best of Star Trek and its core message of hope, acceptance, and exploration in the spirit of gastrodiplomacy.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


Star Trek Explorer – Fiction Collection Vol.1

By Various Authors (Titan Comics)

Released: August 9, 2022

From the Publisher: Collecting the exclusive short story fiction from Star Trek Magazine tying into the Star Trek online game.
 
Featuring tales by Christine Thompson, Jesse Heinig, Tyler Nagata, Katherine Bankson, Jaddua Ross, Sean McCann, and Paul Reed

This incredible collecton features 19 illustrated stories exclusively written for the Star TrekMagazine. It features action-packed tales starring iconic characters such as Data, Seven of Nine, and Scotty, plus alien enemies including the Klingons and the Jem’Hadar.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


Star Trek: Discovery – The Girl Who Made the Stars

By Robb Pearlman & Brandon Schultz

Released: August 18, 2022

From the Publisher: A brave girl brings light to her dark world in this empowering and inspiring story officially licensed with Star Trek Discovery.

A long, long time ago, a young girl (based on the character of Michael Burman) found the courage to brave the darkness and to give her people the stars so they would no longer be afraid of the night. Adapted from the Short Trek “The Girl Who Made the Stars,” this picture book by New York Times bestselling author Robb Pearlman encourages young readers to be brave, to face their fears and accept challenges, and to always be true to who they are.  

Available to pre-order: Amazon


SEPTEMBER

Star Trek: My First Book of Space

By Eric MacDonald / Illustrated by Jason Kayser

Published: September 6, 2022

From the Publisher: Go where no board book has gone before with this cosmically awesome exploration of our solar system—and beyond!

Thanks to its innovative storytelling, breathtaking special effects, and engaging characters, Star Trek has, for over 55 years, captivated the imaginations of generations of fans. But far more than a simple entertainment, Star Trek has long been cited as the inspiration for countless scientists, engineers, writers, artists, and, of course, astronauts, to enter and succeed in their chosen fields of study. 
 
Now, for the first time, the youngest Trekkie can explore strange new worlds and see the universe through a Starfleet Academy telescope. 
 
Illustrations of some of Star Trek’s most iconic space-faring vessels, including the EnterpriseVoyagerDeep Space Nine, a Klingon Bird of Prey, and the Kataan probe are paired with real photographs of a nebula, the planets, Pluto, the Sun, and even a nebula! And because this pop culture primer is filled with more visual Easter Eggs and jokes than there are stars, it makes the perfect gift for the adult collector, too!
 
When enjoyed along with Star Trek: My First Book of ColorsStar Trek: My First Book of Space offers readers and fans of all ages an age-appropriate, entertaining, and energizing first contact with a comprehensive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


Star Trek: My First Book of Colors

By Robb Pearlman / Illustrated by Jason Kayser

Published: September 6, 2022

From the Publisher: Go where no board book has gone before with this exploration of colors seen across the galaxy!

Thanks to its innovative storytelling, breathtaking special effects, and engaging characters, Star Trek has, for over 55 years, captivated the imaginations of generations of fans. But far more than a simple entertainment, Star Trek has long been cited as the inspiration for countless scientists, engineers, writers, artists, and, of course, astronauts, to enter and succeed in their chosen fields of study. 

Now, for the first time, the youngest Trekkie can explore strange new worlds and see the universe through the eyes of a Starfleet cadet. 

Enjoy illustrations of a SHINY SILVER space station, a GORN GREEN captain wearing a GOLD lame tunic and BROWN gauntlets, and of course Starfleet officers wearing BLUE, YELLOW, and RED shirts! And because this pop culture primer is filled with more visual Easter Eggs and jokes than there are tribbles, it makes the perfect gift for the adult collector, too!

When enjoyed along with Star Trek: My First Book of SpaceStar Trek: My First Book of Colors offers readers and fans of all ages an age-appropriate, entertaining, and energizing first contact with a comprehensive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


Star Trek ll: The Wrath of Khan – The Making of the Classic Film

By John Tenuto & Maria Jose Tenuto

Published: September 6,2022

From the Publisher: An in-depth look at the making of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, featuring rare and previously unseen production art and new and exclusive interviews.

Forty years ago, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan saw Kirk and the U.S.S.Enterprise crew face one of the greatest foes in Star Trek history, Khan Noonien Singh, as well as the death of Spock. Celebrate this landmark anniversary by taking a deep dive into the stories behind this iconic science fiction classic. This beautiful coffee-table book is full to the brim with rare and previously unpublished archival material, behind-the-scenes photography, production art, cut scenes, script extracts, and much more, alongside new and exclusive interviews with the creatives, including director Nicholas Meyer.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


Star Trek: Picard – Second Self

By Una McCormack

Released: September 13, 2022

From the Publisher: A thrilling untold adventure based on the acclaimed Star Trek: Picard TV series!

Following the explosive events seen in season one of Star Trek: Picard, Raffi Musiker finds herself torn between returning to her old life as a Starfleet Intelligence officer or something a little more tame—teaching at the Academy, perhaps. The decision is made for her though when a message from an old contact—a Romulan spy—is received, asking for immediate aid. With the help of Elnor and assistance from Jean-Luc Picard, Raffi decides to take on this critical mission—and quickly learns that past sins never stay buried. Finding the truth will be complicated, and deadly…

Available to pre-order: Amazon


Star Trek: The Art of Neville Page – Inside the Mind of the Visionary Designer

By Joe Nazzaro

Released: September 27, 2022

From the Publisher: Showcasing his entire Star Trek career to date, this visually stunning retrospective celebrates the inventiveness of Neville Page’s designs.

During a career spanning over twenty years, visionary creature designer Neville Page has applied his considerable expertise to the creation and development of the aliens of the Star Trek Universe. From the movies Star Trek (2009) through to Star Trek Beyond (2016), as well as the shows Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard, Page’s incredibly detailed and intricate work has yielded some of the franchise’s most memorable characters. 

Featuring captivating concept art and detailed sketches, Star Trek: The Art of Neville Page provides exclusive insight into Page’s creative process. This is essential reading for Star Trek fans as it includes a vast collection of illustrations from his remarkable work, plus an exclusive foreword and insightful afterword by award-winning filmmakers, Alex Kurtzman and Michael Westmore. Covers all aliens developed by Page for the recent entries in the Star Trek franchise, including the Klingon redesign and the Kelpiens.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


OCTOBER

Star Trek – Trek The Halls

By Robb Pearlman / Illustrated by Luke Flowers

Published: October 11, 2022

From the Publisher: A delightfully quirky twist on “Deck the Halls” that will be a holiday must-have for Trek fans of all generations! This commercial and lighthearted holiday picture book features beloved Star Trek characters and locales from The Original Series, The Next GenerationDeep Space NineVoyager, Enterprise, and Discovery
 
With playful, pithy text parodying the beloved holiday carol, this book features characters from across the Star Trek Universe and is illustrated in a fresh style that is sure to appeal to children and adult fans alike. Readers young and old will find themselves transported into the Federation alongside Captains Kirk, Picard, Janeway, and more as they celebrate with their respective crews while sporting their best “ugly” sweaters. This ultimate seasonal gift has page after page of Easter-egg filled scenes that include nods to the Gorn, Guinan, Grudge, and more. Resistance to the holiday spirit is futile!

Available to pre-order: Amazon


NOVEMBER

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – ‘The High Country’

By John Jackson Miller

Published: November 8, 2022 (Delayed to Feb 21, 2023)

From the Publisher:

An all-new Star Trek adventure—the first novel based on the thrilling Paramount+ TV series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds!

When an experimental shuttlecraft fails, Captain Christopher Pike suspects a mechanical malfunction—only to discover the very principles on which Starfleet bases its technology have simply stopped functioning. He and his crewmates are forced to abandon ship in a dangerous maneuver that scatters their party across the strangest new world they’ve ever encountered.

First Officer Una finds herself fighting to survive an untamed wilderness where dangers lurk at every turn. Young cadet Nyota Uhura struggles in a volcanic wasteland where things are not as they seem. Science Officer Spock is missing altogether. And Pike gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream: to live the life of a cowboy in a world where the tools of the 23rd century are of no use.

Yet even in the saddle, Pike is still very much a starship captain, with all the responsibilities that entails. Setting out to find his crewmates, he encounters a surprising face from his past—and discovers that one people’s utopia might be someone else’s purgatory. He must lead an exodus—or risk a calamity of galactic proportions that even the Starship Enterprise is powerless to stop….

Available to pre-order on Amazon: Amazon


DECEMBER

Star Trek: The Original Series – ‘Harm’s Way

By David Mack

Published: December 13, 2022

From the Publisher: An all-new Star Trek novel—continuing the legacy of the critically acclaimed Vanguard series!

Some secrets should stay buried.

Hidden Agendas – Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise crew race to save a missing Federation scientist, only to become trapped between the Klingons’ infamous Captain Kang and Starfleet’s mysterious Operation: Vanguard.

Ancient Terrors – In eons long past, alien hegemons known as the Shedai ruled thousands of worlds in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way. For 100,000 years their former thralls have thought the Shedai were dead and gone. They were wrong.

Unlikely Allies – For a Starfleet landing party and a Klingon strike team, a race to capture the long-buried secrets of the Shedai turns into a fight for survival—one that can be won only by putting aside their conflicts and working together.

Available to pre-order: Amazon


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