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Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek - The Klingon Empire by Dayton Ward (author), Livio Ramondelli and Peter Markowski (artists) (July 11th 2017)


Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek - The Klingon Empire

Dayton Ward (author), Livio Ramondelli and Peter Markowski (artists)
July 11th  2017
Insight Editions

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Blurb 

Explore the homeworld and vast dominion of Star Trek’s most formidable race, the Klingons, in this thrilling travel guide.

nuqneH! Bored of standard vacations to places like Risa or Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet? Want to discover a unique and ancient culture not bound by standard niceties and social mores? Then Qo’noS and the vast Klingon Empire are for you! This one-of-a-kind travel guide will give you all the information you need to plan, enjoy, and survive your trip to the very heart of Klingon territory, from an overview of Klingon history to tips on what to wear (fur and leather are very popular) to a glossary of important phrases like “mamI' DaneH'a'? nItebHa' mamI' DaneH'a'?” (Would you like to dance with me?). Every major location in the Klingon Empire is covered in-depth, with tips on where to eat (you’ve not lived until you’ve eaten Klingon skull stew), how best to get to and from your chosen destination, and what to do if you find yourself challenged to a bat’leth battle to the death. Locations include the homeworld Qo’noS and its famous locales such as the First City, the Caves of No’mat the Hamar Mountains, and the city of Krennla, plus neighboring moons Corvix and Praxis, and many, many more must-see areas. The book also features exclusive maps and illustrations that bring to life the Klingon Empire and form the perfect reference guide for any visitor. So what are you waiting for? Qapla’!



About the Author

Dayton Ward, Author: Dayton Ward is the New York Times best-selling author or coauthor of numerous novels and short stories, including a whole bunch of stuff set in the Star Trek universe, often writing with friend and co-author Kevin Dilmore. He lives with his wife and daughters in Kansas City.

Livio Ramondelli, Illustrator: Livio Ramondelli has illustrated several major Transformers comics projects for IDW Publishing. Other credits include Battlestar Galactica for Dynamite, Star Wars for Dark Horse Comics, and Pacific Rim for Legendary Comics. He previously worked as a concept artist on DC Universe Online for Sony/DC Comics. More of his work can be seen at LivioRamondelli.com as well as on Instagram at LivioRamondelli.

Peter Markowski, Illustrator: Peter Markowski is a Los Angeles–based illustrator who currently works in Visual Development at DreamWorks TV. He has worked for Warner Bros. Animation and LEGO, as well as on various commercials, animated shorts, and several pitches, including one for an animated Star Trek series.







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  • Some earlier preview pages and cover were also available since late 2016 (see below). As the book was still in early stages at that point they  don't reflect the final product and are posted here as information only















News: Dayton Ward's Elusive Salvation nominated for Scribe Award

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW) has released the nominations list for this years Scribe Award. If you are unaware of the Scribe Award, the IAMTW describes it as follows:

Acknowledging excellence in this very competitive field, the IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books. They include original works set in established universes, and adaptations of stories that have appeared in other formats and that cross all genres. Tie-in works run the gamut from westerns to mysteries to procedurals, from science fiction to fantasy to horror, from action and adventure to superheroes. HALO, Elementary, 24, Star Trek, Mike Hammer, Star Wars, Shadowrun, Doctor Who: these represent just a few.

 This year only one novel from the Star Trek line has managed to get on the list of nominees:

TOS: Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward



While he is nominated in the Speculative Original category for Elusive Salvation, he also managed to be nominated in another Category, General Original, for his 24 novel Trial by Fire.

Other Trek Alumni on the nominations list are Christie Golden and Glenn Greenberg.
The full list of nominations:

Adapted – General and Speculative
Assassin’s Creed by Christie Golden
Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins
Suicide Squad by Marv Wolfman
 
Audio
Dark Shadows: Blood & Fire by Roy Gill
Torchwood: Broken by Joseph Lidster
Torchwood: Uncanny Valley by David Llewellyn
Doctor Who: Mouthless Dead by John Pritchard
 
General Original
24: Trial by Fire by Dayton Ward
Don Pendleton’s The Executioner: Missile Intercept by Michael Black
Murder Never Knocks by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn by Ace Atkins
Tom Clancy’s True Faith and Allegiance by Mark Greaney
Short Fiction
“A Dangerous Cat” by Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins
X-Files “Drive Time” by Jon McGoran
X-Files “An Eye for an Eye” by George Ivanoff
X-Files “Love Lost” by Yvonne Navarro
X-Files “XXX” by Glenn Greenberg
 
Speculative Original
Assasin’s Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden
Warhammer 40,000: Warden of the Blade by David Annandale
Star Trek: Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward
Supernatural: Mythmaker by Tim Waggoner


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