Cool new book: Andrew Fazekas’ Star Trek: The Official Guide to Our Universe

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, June 20, 2016

Andrew Fazekas
My friend Andrew Fazekas has just published a really wonderful new book that I know you will enjoy. Andrew’s Star Trek: The Official Guide to Our Universe, just out, blends two things most all of us love — the cosmos and Star Trek! How can you lose?

The book was published by National Geographic Books (237 pp., hardcover, Washington, 2016, $25, ISBN 978–1–4262–1652–7). The book is a cool book — and I will describe it in a moment. But here’s maybe the coolest thing — a foreword by none other than William Shatner himself!

Laden with numerous illustrations and photos relating to Star Trek and also astronomy, the book divides into five broad sections, terrain, new worlds, travel to the stars, clouds among the stars, and clusters and galaxies.

The blend of real astronomy and bits of Star Trek lore and information is really charming, and will put any Trekkie (or Trekker) into some form of long-term astronomical hyponosis. This is a book that I know many of my friends will not only read, but will read and enjoy over and over before it becomes a sort of treasured reference work.

As someone who grew up as a young kid loving the original Star Trek in the late 60s, and loving astronomy ever since, I can tell you you’ll adore this book. Run out and get it!

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