This is the second book in a new series that will build into a detailed reference work covering all the ships that have appeared in STAR TREK
over the years. This book and its sister volume cover Starfleet ships: the first volume covers the ships from STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE
, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
and the original series; this volume covers the STAR TREK: NEXT GENERATION
era and the handful ships of that we know about from the early years of the 24th century. Other volumes will cover geographical areas, such as the Delta Quadrant, or races such as the Klingons. The plan is that eventually we will cover every part of the STAR TREK
The ships that are in this book are all canon ships that have appeared in one of the STAR TREK
TV series or movies, however briefly. All are from the Prime timeline and don’t take account of the vessels that can be found in the movies made since 2009, or in some of the parallel realities that we have seen on the show. This is not the place for ships that have only appeared in books, games, calendars, or the animated STAR TREK
series. For now at least there won’t be any ships that have only been referred to in dialogue or seen as graphics on a computer display.
What this book does contain is detailed in-universe profiles of every ship along with plan views. The computer generated artwork will give you the chance to look at things in unprecedented detail, something that is particularly relevant for ships that only made the briefest of appearances on screen.
This book starts just after Kirk’s death aboard the Enterprise-B
and ends in the distant future, when the Federation will be operating timeships rather than starships and the Enterprise-J will dwarf its predecessors. It includes all the Starfleet ships from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
and STAR TREK: VOYAGER
. We’ve said before that it’s something we think people have been waiting for, and we hope that it’s everything they want. It has been a great privilege to work with the talented artists who created the ships, and to bring all these ships together in one place.
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