Bormanis, Andre

Andre Bormanis received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Arizona in 1981, and a master's degree in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University in 1994 under a NASA Space Grant Fellowship. He has worked as the Science Consultant for Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series and on the "Star Trek Generations" and "Star Trek: First Contact" films. He also serves as a consultant to the San Juan Institute, a non-profit planetary science research laboratory in San Juan Capistrano, California, and the Planetary Society, a non-profit space education organization in Pasadena, California. Andre is also a pianist and an avid photographer.

"Star Trek: Science Logs" ("An Exciting Journey to the Most Amazing Phenomena in the Galaxy!") is the latest book by Andre Bormanis.

Over its long history, the Star Trek universe has taken us to undreamed-of worlds, employing scientific concepts that often sounded like complete fantasy. After all, a six-foot-tall humanoid couldn't possibly change into a four-pound bird ... or could he?

"Star Trek: Science Logs" separates the fact from the fantasy. As science advisor on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, Andre Bormanis is the man to whom the writers and directors turn every day when they want to make their 'future science' as plausible and comprehensible as possible. And Bormanis would know: he holds degrees in physics and space policy, has conducted research and policy analysis for NASA, and has worked with many top scientists in the fields of astronomy and space science. If there is any basis in contemporary science for exotic spatial anomalies or silicon-based life-forms, Andre will find it.

Now you too can benefit from Bormanis' vast knowledge. From antiprotons to xenotransplantation, it's all in here: clear, concise, entertaining and 100% true (well, almost). With the best of Starfleet — Spock, Jadzia Dax, Harry Kim, Data and others — accompanying Bormanis as your guides, get ready to embark on a bold journey across the unlimited boundaries of science fact.

After serving as science consultant for several years, Bormanis has had a chance to make even more creative contributions to the Star Trek franchise. He has written or co-written several episodes of Star Trek: Voyager, including "Nightingale," and Enterprise, starting with "Silent Enemy." In 2002 Bormanis became Story Editor for Enterprise, and in that show's third season his title was upped to Executive Story Editor.