2023 will be a good year for more Star Trek books
More Star Trek books are coming this year to make up for last year’s dry spell.
If you’re a reader of Star Trek books, any and all associated with the franchise, then you already know that last year was a slow year. Only two novels were released in 2022. No reference books made it to publication which probably has a lot to do with the closing of Eaglemoss/Hero Collector.
Fortunately, this year is already looking up as three books have already released (January 17th)—Star Trek: Prodigy—Supernova, Star Trek: Prodigy—A Dangerous Trade, and To Boldly Go-How Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek Helped Advance Civil Rights, an illustrated children’s book. But that’s not all as Trekcentral provides a long list of books we can expect for the remainder of the year, one of which is The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko – The Life of Stafleet’s Legendary Captain & Emissary which doesn’t have an anticipated release date as of yet. This book will join the other autobiographies of Captain Kathryn Janeway, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Captain James T. Kirk, and Spock.
Star Trek books have been and remain popular with Trek fans.
With long waits between seasons of our favorite series, books can fill the gap, and while most of them aren’t canonical, we still appreciate the chance to revisit our favorite characters in their new adventures.
Along with novels, this year, there are three upcoming reference books that are must-haves for fans. The first, which releases in May is Star Trek: The Art of Neville Page-Inside the Mind of the Visionary Designer. Page is the creative designer behind the aliens of Star Trek (2009) through to Star Trek Beyond (2016), as well as the shows Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard.
Also coming up in May is Star Trek: Picard-The Art and Making of the Series. This book interviews with the showrunners, writers, cast, and crew and so much more. If you love the series, you’ll want this book!
Finally in September, one of the most anticipated books in the franchise will debut. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – The Making of the Classic Film includes behind-the-scenes photographs, production art, cut scenes, and even extracts from the script. If you loved Wrath of Khan (and seriously, who didn’t?), you’re going to love this book which is already available for pre-order.