Star Trek Federation by David A. Goodman
The First 150 Years

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12 Critic Reviews

It’s definitely a good week for Star Trek fans.
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Synopsis

Assembled as a Special Exhibit on Memory Alpha, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets.

This unprecedented illustrated volume chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind's First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, the Romulan War in 2156, the creation of the Federation in 2161, and the first 150 years of the intergalactic democracy up until the year 2311. Meticulously researched, this account covers a multitude of alien species, decisive battles, and the technology that made the Age of Exploration possible. It includes field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence.

Housed in a pedestal display complete with lights and an audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu, this edition also features five removable documents from the Federation Archives, including Zefram Cochrane's early sketch of the warp-drive engine, a handwritten letter from young Jim Kirk, and the first-known diagram of a Trill symbiont.

Product Features:
     • Pedestal display featuring electronic lights and sound (13.5” x 13.5” x 4”)
     • Audio introduction by Admiral Hikaru Sulu
     • 176-page hardcover book with four-color illustration throughout
     • Envelope containing 5 removable artifacts
     • Over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence

 

About David A. Goodman

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David A. Goodman has spent the last 26 years writing for television. His credits include The Golden Girls, Star Trek: Enterprise, Futurama (where he wrote the Nebula Award nominated Star Trek homage ?Where No Fan Has Gone Before?), and Family Guy where he was head writer for six years. This is his first book. He lives in Pacific Palisades, CA with his family.
 
Published December 4, 2012 by 47North. 164 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Star Trek Federation
All: 12 | Positive: 10 | Negative: 2

The Columbus Dispatch

Excellent
Reviewed by Frank Simons on Dec 05 2012

‘Trek’ tome boldly notes rich history of franchise

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SF Signal

Excellent
Reviewed by John DeNardo on Dec 04 2012

The serious Star Trek fan in your life — even if that means you — should know about this gorgeously designed new gift book

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Wired

Excellent
Reviewed by Jules Geek Mom on Nov 27 2012

Normally, I’m not one to be impressed by how something is packaged. This is one of few exceptions.

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Entertainment Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Adam B. Vary on Dec 11 2012

I have never received an object as deliciously deep-dish geeky

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Ars Technica

Excellent
Reviewed by Cesar Torres on Nov 25 2012

The book serves as a great connector of Star Trek chronology for hardcore fans, but it can also help new readers.

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Forces of Geek

Good
Reviewed by Robert Meyer Burnett on Dec 10 2012

I loved reading all of the “official” documents presented, referring directly to many beloved episodes of the series, extrapolating upon various incidents and characters. There’s some really clever stuff going on here for both the casual and the die-hard fan.

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Redeye

Good
Reviewed by Elliott Serrano on Dec 11 2012

Following in the footsteps of the Star Wars publications "The Jedi Path" and "Book of the Sith", "Federation:The First 150 Years" is also presented in a manner that makes it more than just a book, but a highly collectible artifact.

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The Courant

Below average
Reviewed by Elliott Serrano on Dec 11 2012

If I have a quibble, it's one that has irked fans of Classic Trek for years: the likeness of the character Zefram Cochrane . . . is rendered to appear like the actor James Cromwell

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trekmovie.com

Below average
Reviewed by Robert Lyons on Dec 08 2012

The stand, while attractive, is really trivial to the book, adding little value save for the charm . . . one immediately feels that they are reading a middle school . . . history text book.

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Nerd Reactor

Excellent
Reviewed by Josh 'Spartan' Nguyen on Dec 04 2012

It’s definitely a good week for Star Trek fans.

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Arab News

Excellent
Reviewed by Arab News on Dec 02 2012

Connects the dots and fills in many of the black holes.

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TrekWeb

Excellent
Reviewed by Gustavo Leao on Nov 27 2012

My hope is that there will be a follow up volume focusing on the 24th century. This is worth owning.

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