New book Federation: The First 150 years

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New book Federation: The First 150 years

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue May 15, 2012 5:23 pm

I think I'll be getting this one...

The definitive history of the United Federation of Planets, the intergalactic democracy that governs the Star Trek universe – is one for the books, and now it is… a book. Written by David A. Goodman and featuring illustrations by Joe Corroney, Mark McHaley, Cat Staggs and Jeff Carlisle, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years will be released on November 20, 2012, by becker&mayer! and 47North. Goodman served as a writer-consulting producer on Star Trek: Enterprise and wrote the Trek-centric “Where No Fan Has Gone Before” episode of Futurama, while Corroney has illustrated numerous Star Trek comic book adventures.

The book is so full of unique elements it’s almost impossible to figure out where to start. There are treaty excerpts, intelligence reports and letters documenting the historic moments that started it all and led to the formation of the United Federation of Planets.

Goodman examines everything from First Contact to the Organian Peace Treaty, with the text complemented by color and black and white illustrations of epic battles, alien species and heretofore unseen ship designs, among them the Romulan attack on Starbase 1, original blueprints for the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Xindi Avian. A quintet of removable documents includes Zefram Cochrane’s first sketch of the warp drive engine and a hand-penned letter from a young Jim Kirk.

Federation Book in PedestalEven the packaging of the 176-page deluxe volume is worth highlighting. Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years will come housed in a sleek display pedestal that features electronic lights and an audio narration by Star Trek’s original Sulu, George Takei.

Click HERE to pre-order Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years exclusively at Amazon.com.
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Re: New book Federation: The First 150 years

Postby Mikey » Tue May 15, 2012 6:15 pm

I'm not normally a big fan of extraneous background, but this sounds both interesting and thoughtfully-produced.
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Re: New book Federation: The First 150 years

Postby McAvoy » Tue May 15, 2012 7:20 pm

Interesting. Though I stopped buying these sort of books years ago.
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Re: New book Federation: The First 150 years

Postby Tinadrin Chelnor » Tue May 15, 2012 8:26 pm

Hell yes, I think I shall.
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Re: New book Federation: The First 150 years

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:33 pm

I ate up the tech manuals published. If the VOY one was published I would've bought that one too. I've even got RPG guides! This is so bought.
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