The Unofficial History of Star Trek

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Bob Greenberger, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Bob Greenberger

    Bob Greenberger Writer Red Shirt

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    A few weeks back, I asked the membership about pictures and memorabilia for a project. Unfortunately, that came up empty which is a shame but now I can offer details.

    The full story is over at my blog, but the short story is that in October 2012, Voyageur Books will be releasing The Unofficial History of Star Trek, a profusely illustrated book written by me. In addition, there will be numerous sidebars from various people adding additional voices to the history including some familiar names: Dayton Ward, Howard Weinstein, and Steve Roby.

    The history of the shows and movies have been exhaustively detailed in the past so what I will attempting to do is synthesize the various retellings from differing points of view and produce a single volume history celebrating the entire franchise. Additionally, I intend to trace the birth of the fandom that has supported the show through times both lean and lush.

    There's a Facebook page for this already and I suggest you like it to stay up to date on what we have planned.
     
  2. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    Lookin' forward to it!
     
  3. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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    Sounds cool.
     
  4. beamMe

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  5. JD

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    I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this.
     
  6. Turtletrekker

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  7. Stoek

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    Fascinating.
     
  8. Therin of Andor

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    Mmmm, Bob, I did send you a response to this when you first asked. I have lots of stuff on hand, and can also offer you a comprehensive view on the Australian fandom experience.
     
  9. Trek Survivor

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    Wow, sounds good, looking forward to it.
     
  10. DarkHorizon

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    Really looking forward to this. Sounds like it'll be a fascinating read; and, far from being superfluous to MA and MB, as beamMe seems to be suggesting, I think it'll be a valuable resource for further enhancing our work!