We’ve got great news for Star Trek book fans beaming out of Destination Star Trek Birmingham. Titan Books has announced the release of three new books; two art books, one centered on Star Trek: Discovery and the other on the art of Dan Curry, as well as an in-universe autobiography of Captain Kathyrn Janeway. There’s something for every Trek fan here.
The Art of Star Trek: Discovery, written by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann, explores behind the scenes of the hit show, with cast and crew interviews, set photography, concept art and storyboards. With exclusive content from the first two seasons, this book is a must-have for every Star Trek fan. The book is set to be released before the third season of Discovery on April 28, 2020.
In The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway, edited by Una McCormack, we get to hear the story of one of Starfleet’s greatest captain in her own words. We’ll hear her side of the story about how she and her crew traveled further than any human ever had before, stranded decades from home while encountering new worlds and species. Explore how she brought together Starfleet and the Maquis as part of her crew, forged new alliances with species across the galaxy and overcame one of Starfleet’s greatest threats – the Borg – on their own remote and hostile territory. And, we’ll get Janeway’s personal take on key characters such as Seven of Nine, her trusted friend Tuvok, new arrivals like Neelix and her second-in-command, Chakotay. Fans will be able to purchase the autobiography on July 14, 2020.
Finally, Dan Curry gets to shine in Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry, written by Curry and Ben Robinson. In 50 years of Trek history, seven-time Emmy award winner Curry is one of the franchise’s most enduring talents. His contributions have ranged from directing, title design and concept art, to practical on-set effects and weapon design. From The Next Generation to Enterprise, Curry’s incredibly diverse Star Trek work has resulted in some of the series’ most memorable moments. The book reveals the many and varied techniques used to produce some of the most spectacular visual effects used in the various series, while Curry also goes in-depth to divulge the secrets of some of his own personal favorite creations. The book includes photos and illustrations from Dan’s personal collection, along with contributions from various Star Trek cast members including Michael Dorn and Scott Bakula. The book will be released on September 1, 2020.
This is an impressive array of books, with something for all fans to enjoy. Discovery fans will have a blast learning all about the making of the series, Janeway devotees can get a closer look at their favorite character, and all Trekkers can appreciate the talent that Curry has brought to the franchise through the decades. We can’t wait to get our hands on all of these, and while sadly they won’t be released this year, it only gives us more to look forward to in 2020 — as if Discovery’s third season and Star Trek: Picard weren’t enough!
The Art of Star Trek: Discovery is set to be released on April 28, 2020, priced at $39.95 and £29.99. The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway is set to be released on July 14, 2020, priced at $24.99 and £17.99. Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry is set to be released on September 1, 2020, priced at $45 and £29.99.
Star Trek: Discovery streams exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave.