When it was first published in 1995, the Star Trek Encyclopedia was an exhaustive reference volume written by some of the biggest franchise fans on Earth, who have the added benefit of having worked on the sets of various television shows and movies taking place within the Star Trek universe. Now, for the first time in 16 years, that reference guide is getting a much-needed update.
According to an announcement at StarTrek.com, next year will see the publication of an all-new, expanded, and updated volume of the massive tome detailing the ins and outs of every canonical adventure in the Star Trek universe. See the cover for the upcoming edition below.
Since the last edition of the book was released in 1999, the Star Trek franchise has gone through a significant amount of change. “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” ended after seven seasons that year, “Star Trek: Voyager” had three more full seasons and concluded in 2001, an entirely new series — “Star Trek: Enterprise” — filled in the gaps of pre-Kirk history of the universe and ran for four seasons before being canceled in 2005, the crew of “The Next Generation” had a final adventure on film in Star Trek Nemesis, and the franchise was relaunched entirely by J.J. Abrams’ two films, releasing in 2009 and 2013, respectively. All of that content is sure to be added to the already wealth of information graphics, diagrams, and stories included in previous editions, standing as one of the single best in-universe references ever written.
Want to know what Klingon culture is like and what it values? Interested in what Romulan cuisine is like? How does Borg technology take over an organic body? How many people has Khan Noonien Singh killed? All of that, and much more, is sure to be found in the pages of the updated edition. Sure, many of these answers can be found on the internet, but when you see the attention to detail and earnestness of the book itself, it’ll be hard not to want to have one on your shelf.
The updated Star Trek Encyclopedia will be released in fall of 2016 in a two-volume slipcased hardcover, and will retail for $99. For more on the Star Trek universe as it develops further, keep it locked on GeekNation!
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