Star Trek Reader's Reference

Novels 1970-1979

by Alva Underwood



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/31/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9780759635968

About the Book

This Star Trek Reader’s Reference is the first of a series of books that will provide a more thorough look at the world of the United Federation of Planets and the StarFleet that promotes exploration, first contact, and military might in an alien world peopled by Klingons, Romulans, and Hortas, to name a few. Born out of a desire to share the wealth of information the novels provide, this book offers in alphabetical order, as accurately as possible, characters, places, events, references, and allusions in the first twelve novels (1970-1979). Furthermore, it provides several attached appendices that include stardates of the novels, quotations from them, crew compliments of the Enterprise, and other related information. Knowing that others have provided volumes about the television series, the author set out to do the same for the novels. By drawing upon the wealth of the novels, amateur publications such as Ships of the Fleet by Calon Riel and the Enterprise: Officer’s Manual, as well as legitimate publications such as The Making of STAR TREK by Gene Roddenberry, the author has established a resource that compliments those about the television series but does not intrude upon them. Careful to document information, this book is offered as the first step to enhancing the reading of any novel written between 1970 and 1979. Furthermore, anyone wanting to further explore this wonderful positive world, will find much in this book to enjoy, marvel over, and consider.

About the Author

Retired from 37 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.