Spoilers The Autobiography of James T. Kirk - announcement and reviews

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Kertrats47, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Hey everyone, StarTrek.com just posted a "first look" feature about The Autobiography of James T. Kirk: The Story of Starfleet's Greatest Captain.

    Check it out!
  2. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

    Dec 29, 2008
    In the future's past
    Sweet :drool:
  3. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 20, 2005
    Woodward, OK
    I know several people on the board who have been waiting for this moment. Pretty neat!
  4. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 21, 2011
    The Black Country, England
    I'd have been happier if it was done in conjunction with the S & S people and the Treklit authors.
  5. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 3, 2007
    "The Autobiography of James T. Kirk: The Story of Starfleet's Greatest Captain'.

    Sisko, Picard, Janeway and Archer are to sue.
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  6. Leto_II

    Leto_II Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 31, 2013
    Room 303, The Heart O' The City Hotel
    To say nothing of Captain Garth...
  7. Sto-Vo-Kory

    Sto-Vo-Kory Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 25, 2008
    Battle Creek
    Should be interesting.
  8. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Kingston, ON Canada
    I certainly agree.
  9. OverlordSpock

    OverlordSpock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 4, 2009
    The Depths of the Murky Platte River...
    I don't know how I feel about this. I suppose it's going to depend on what this actually is. If this is just a recap of the various episodes and movies from Kirk's point of view, then how is this different from so many other recap books? But, if this is actually written as an autobiography and gives us insight into Kirk's thoughts, feelings, motivations, etc. during the various episodes and movies and, more importantly, if it gives us insight into unseen periods of his life, then this could be very, very awesome.
  10. Steve Roby

    Steve Roby Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2002
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    I'm with Relayer1 on this. I'd much rather see it come from Pocket. I know they gave up on Trek nonfiction, for the most part, but I haven't been blown away by a lot of the stuff other publishers have been licenced to produce.
  11. EnriqueH

    EnriqueH Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 2, 2014
    I love Captain Kirk.

    He's been an idol of mine since early childhood, as far back as I can remember.

    But I have to say, the thought of this book gives me pause.

    The Autobiography of James T. Kirk?

    Haven't we been "witnessing his life events" for almost 50 years?
  12. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    I don't think this is really a recap book. I think it's supposed to be similar to the Federation: First 150 Years book, just focused directly on Kirk and told from his perspective.

    And I agree with the above comments that I would have preferred something like this from the Pocket novel continuity. Yeah, I know, future TOS novels will be free to pick and choose what they like from this and incorporate it into their story, but I wasn't really blown away by the Federation 150 book. While I do plan on reading this, I don't have high expectations.
  13. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Oct 13, 2004
    Amazon has it for pre order. It's a $25 list, so I'm not expecting it to be lavishly illustrated like the other Becker&Mayer! Trek titles.
  14. Ktrek

    Ktrek Captain Captain

    Apr 21, 2003
    The only book I own published by Titan is the Star Trek - Art of the Film book. I've passed on everything else and I probably will on this as well. Just seems like a lame idea to me.

  15. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in its final stage
    Including me!

    I'm curious about what Kirk would be allowed to talk about. I can't imagine him blabbing about the Guardian of Forever, secret Vulcan mating rituals or war-baiting missions into Romulan space. If the author assumes everything is public knowledge I will be disappointed. The idea of Kirk finding roundabout ways to discuss, say, Edith Keeler without giving away that Starfleet knows of a magical time portal is where my interest lies.
  16. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    I'd be more interested in a focus on the stuff we didn't see on the show, like Kirk's childhood and adolescence, his early Starfleet and command experience, and the things he did as an admiral between movies. I don't think the book needs to spend a lot of time rehashing the episodes and movies we already know by heart.
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  17. King Bob!

    King Bob! Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001

    Though they could've come up with a catchier title. Something like Prime Directives: Being a Cowboy on the Final Frontier but better.
  18. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

    Jun 30, 2004
    New Therin Park, Andor (via Australia)
    Don't forget we once got "Star Trek II Biographies" from William Rotsler and Simon & Schuster. This of course will be more detailed. ;)
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  19. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2001
    Isn't Kirk's autobiography called Risk Is Our Business according to one of the novels? I wanna say it was by Peter David.
  20. JonnyQuest037

    JonnyQuest037 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 6, 2005
    Parsippany, New Jersey, USA
    Could be cool. Wish they were using an actual picture of Kirk on the cover, though.