Star Trek Reader's Reference to the Novels: 1980-1983

by Alva Underwood



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/02/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781403324641

About the Book

As a fan of Star Trek since having first seen the episode "Devil in the Dark", Alva Underwood enjoys reading and writing about the world of the twenty-third century. She provides in this second reference a wealth of information about that world glimpsed in the original seventy-nine episodes. This reference continues the task of providing a reference for the second set ofnove1s: 1980-1983. Here is a more complete biography of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov and tantalizing bits of information about many aliens, more than the TV series could offer. Did you know that a Rigellian bloodworm comes in sizes ranging from 0.5 centimeters long to one that challenges a Terran adult python? Or that Spock was a pirate and that he served time at the Minos prison? That the crew are periodically subjected to a Sigmund? Do you know Kirk's favorite saying about being fooled? This second reference, a must have for the serious reader, continues the work begun in the first, and its intent is that it be a reference tool for the continued enjoyment of this fascinating world first conceived by Gene Roddenberry and so ably continued in the many novels.

About the Author

Retired from thirty-seven years of teaching in elementary, high school, and community-college level, she has turned her skills of writing and research to STAR TREK and its worlds as provided through the novels. After extensive reading, research, and purchase of volumes by both the professional writer and the amateur, Alva Underwood feels qualified to produce this volume and others that will follow. A fan of science fiction since the age of 9 and given the privilege of a library card, Alva continues to read science fiction and to purchase it. She owns all 349 novels about the STAR TREK world created by Gene Roddenberry and whose fans have never forgotten. She also has collected memorabilia of this world and attends, when time permits, STAR TREK conventions.