How did Earth learn of the Vulcans? When was first contact? How did the Earth unite and how did the Federation start? If you’re a Star Trek fan, these questions might have crossed your mind a time or two. This book will answer all your questions. It reads exactly like a history book, complete with pictures, diagrams and first person anecdotes. Divided into six sections, it takes you through the first meeting through the first 150 years. Some things will sound familiar to fans of Star Trek, though they are only mentioned in passing and not in detail. I found it interesting that the Tribbles made this list. Look for the interactions with the Romulans and Klingons. Follow the Enterprise through several classes of spaceships. Towards the end of the book, the Enterprise’s famous captain, James Kirk appears, as does Spock. There is much more to both of them that meets the eye. Though this book truly did read like a history book, I found it interesting. I truly hope that is not due to me having a degree in history and being used to reading history books and instead is due to this book being actually interesting even to a lay person. Regardless, this book has to be a must read for any Star Trek fan who wants to know more. However, don’t expect anything to reflect today’s world. Even the bibliography lists books that are yet to be published! It’s as if a history book has popped back into the past.
For the first time, an ‘in universe’ history of Star Trek, complete with excerpts from Starfleet records and intergalactic intelligence, including James T. Kirk’s official biography and newly translated Klingon reports.
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.