The Book of Grudge reveals secrets from Star Trek: Discovery cat

Star Trek: Discovery -- The Book of Grudge
Star Trek: Discovery -- The Book of Grudge /

The Book of Grudge is about the cat on Star Trek: Discovery.

Star Trek has seen its share of pets over the years. The tribbles. Spot (Data’s cat), and Livingston (Picard’s lionfish). Porthos, “prized beagle” of Captain-later-Admiral Jonathan Archer. (Kelvin timeline Scotty should feel guilty!) But no Star Trek pet has ever told their tail—er, tale—to the public in their own words.

That’s all about to change. Eaglemoss’ Hero Collector Books is publishing The Book of Grudge, in which Cleveland Booker’s “queen” of a cat on Star Trek: Discovery shares her unique, feline perspective on the final frontier.

This tabby cat’s tell-all, told by Grudge to #1 New York Times bestselling author Robb Pearlman, will be like catnip to Discovery fans eager to sink their claws into new material from the 32nd century while the series takes its recently announced mid-season break.

What readers can look forward to from The Book of Grudge

Here’s how Hero Collector sums up The Book of Grudge and its contents in a pun-filled press release:

"Grudge’s needs outweigh the needs of the many. Or the few. Or… anyone. So says Grudge, Cleveland Booker’s massive—and massively cool—queen of a cat on STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The taciturn tabby, who quite rightly thinks of herself as a queen, shares her musings on life, humans, Michael Burnham, dogs and more—much more—in Hero Collector’s newest addition to its cat-alogue of STAR TREK titles, The Book of Grudge.Sharper than the sharpest claw and more stunning than a phaser blast, The Book of Grudge delivers not only Grudge’s snarky purr-sonal take on everything from space travel to the proper care and training of various alien species, but also includes STAR TREK-inspired quotes, and haiku meditations on her most favorite things, including napping and people (as long as they’re far enough away).Though she’s caved to the demands of her many fans across the galaxy and deigned to write a book, Grudge couldn’t do it alone. Shockingly, she turned to dog-lover Robb Pearlman, a New York Times bestselling author known for his humor (“I guess,” Grudge says. “I mean, that’s what Book and my agent told me.”) and his familiarity with STAR TREK (his work includes Fun with Kirk and Spock and Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom). Additionally, the book spans 96 pages and includes – paws for effect – entertaining illustrations and dazzling photos of (a very, very impatient Grudge) taken on the Discovery set."

Judging from the press release, it seems like Grudge may have an outlook on life something like that of the internet’s Grumpy Cat. One can only wonder to what extent Starfleet optimism has rubbed off on Discovery’s resident rat-catcher. (Though, surely, mice and cats will have made peace by the 32nd century, right?)

Over the last few years, Star Trek readers have seen autobiographies from the likes of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Captain Janeway, and Jean-Luc Picard. It’s about time some of the franchise’s non-humanoid stars got in on the memoir action!

If Grudge’s book proves popular, who knows? Maybe more tomes from Trek pets will swiftly follow.

Who wouldn’t want to read I, I’Chaya?

Or Kruge’s Best Friend?

Or Not Quite Domesticated: A Ceti Eel Bends Your Ear?

(Granted, all those particular projects would have to be posthumously published…!)

The Book of Grudge is set to be released January 4 and is now available for pre-order online, or ask your local bookseller for help securing your copy.

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