Star Trek Reader's Reference to the Novels: 1990-1991
About the Book
Research continues in this sixth effort to collect information from the novels of 1990-1991. Associate with new aliens like Obo, a Belandrid who's a wiz at mechanics, the ;At. who appear to be "warm stone;" Midgwins, Kaldorni, and Dombraatu, now extinct. Meet new villians like Harnessad Dreem seeking revenge on Spock, the blue-eyed Klingong assassin Klass, and old ones who confront Enterprise. Visit new worlds: Zebulon-Theta with no life forms larger than coyotes; Hellsguard a Romulan laboratory; Lahit a homeworld of three distinct sentient beings; Octavius Four; and Kalajia Seven. Expand your knowledge about Captain Pike's first contact; John C. Kirk, a World War II fighter pilot; Captain Kirk's dishonorable discharge from StarFleet; and the adventures of Scotty, Sulu and Chekov in their distant past. Read biographies of Christopher Pike, his Number One, and Janice Rand. Discover Sarek's first name and Spock's full name. Read about Sulu's babies, Uhura's participation in Pan-American games, and Kirk's three wives. Study the Klingong game, similar to chess with a deadly version and be concerned with Kirk's disembodiment. Learn more about plat tow (7 pages) and pon far (5 pages). Meet the diversity of sentient representative in Enterprise's crew. And discover the secret Vault beneath StarFleet Command Headquarters. Enjoy the latest collected informationg about the continuing missions.
About the Author
After thirty-five years of teaching elementary, high school, and community college, Alva turned her skills of writing and research to Star Trek and its worlds as provided through the novels detailing Kirk's missions. Extensive reading, research, and purchase of volumes both by the professional author and amateur have resulted in the production of five volumes of Star Trek Reader's Reference to the Novels. The sixth effort reveals new material about Gene Roddenberry's wonderful world and expands previous References. A fan of science fiction since she was given a library card, Alva has never lost interest in the genre. She owns all the Star Trek novels to date and continues to purchase reference books and magazines about Star Trek. In addition to completing six References, Alva has collaborated with Ralph Gerhard, a close friend, to write The History of Moberly Public Library. She has also written Living Faith: A History of Ebenezer Baptist Church, a church in rural Missouri. She continues her research for the next volume of interesting data expanding the world of Star Trek.