Star Trek: Voyages of Imagination: The Star Trek Fiction Companion (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 29, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 800 pages
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Through four decades, five television series comprising over seven hundred episodes, ten feature films, and an animated series, fandom's thirst for more Star Trek stories has been unquenchable.

From the earliest short-story adaptations by James Blish in the 1960s, followed by the first original Star Trek novels during the seventies, and on throughout the eighties, nineties, and into the twenty-first century, fiction has offered an unparalleled expansion of the rich Star Trek tapestry. But what is it that makes these books such a powerfully attractive creative outlet to some and a compelling way to experience the Star Trek mythos anew to others?

Voyages of Imagination takes a look back on the first forty years of professionally published Star Trek fiction, revealing the personalities and sensibilities of many of the novels' imaginative contributors and offering an unprecedented glimpse into the creative processes, the growing pains, the risks, the innovations, the missteps, and the great strides taken in the books.

Author Jeff Ayers has immersed himself in nearly six hundred books and interviewed more than three hundred authors and editors in order to compile this definitive guide to the history and evolution of an incomparable publishing phenomenon. Fully illustrated with the covers of every book included herein, Voyages of Imagination is indexed by title and author, features a comprehensive timeline, and is a must-have for every fan.

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User Review  - MerryMary - LibraryThing

A thorough (as of publication) listing and critiquing of the Star Trek fiction. The book is massive because the body of work connected with the franchise is massive. Just the sort of reference book I love to browse and highlight! Read full review

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Ayers (Seattle P.L. and an LJ reviewer) has compiled an annotated bibliography of published fiction set in the Star Trek universe. It covers novelizations, short story collections, and original ... Read full review

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