Just in time for summer vacation season, Insight Editions is getting set to role out the newest entry in their Hidden Universe Travel Guides series. After releasing tomes designed to help tourists with their excursions to Vulcan and The Complete Marvel Cosmos, now it’s time to unleash all those travel rewards points and coupons one of the most celebrated destinations in the entire Star Trek universe: the Klingon Empire.
StarTrek.com has just today unveiled the final cover for Hidden Universe Travel Guides – Star Trek: The Klingon Empire. Here, have a look:
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This new book is a follow-up to last year’s Vulcan guide, and I had the privilege of slinging all the words for this latest tome. Likewise, I got to sit back and smile like a giddy schoolboy as illustrators Livio Ramondelli and Peter Markowski let loose yet again with their awesomely artistic stylings.
As was the case with the Vulcan book, editor Chris Prince wasn’t content to rely on a bunch of screencaps and publicity photos we’ve all seen before. Instead, he turned Livio and Peter loose, and their work really jumps off the pages just like it did last time. Yes, the book is meant to be a companion to the Vulcan guide, but they still were able to give this edition its own unique look while maintaining consistency with the “style” established for the previous guide.
You can read all about the book and even see a few preview pages showcasing the interior artwork by visiting StarTrek.com’s article:
Hidden Universe Travel Guides – Star Trek: The Klingon Empire is due in stores on or about July 11th. If you happen to be attending the Shore Leave Convention the weekend of July 7-9, I’ve been working with Insight and the bookseller who usually sets up shop at the con to have copies on hand, making Shore Leave something of an “early premiere” for the new book.