Star Trek: The Klingon Empire

klingon travel guide-coverHidden Universe Travel Guides

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’!

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(Note: the e-Book version is slated to be available beginning on August 1st.)


As with the Vulcan Travel Guide, writing this book was such incredible fun.

Once again, my text greatly benefits from the creative stylings of Insight Editions art director Chrissy Kwasnik, designer Ashley Quackenbush, artists Livio Ramondelli and Peter Markowski, and my editor, Chris Prince. You’ve probably seen some screen grabs of various pages over the past few weeks as we approached the publication date, but they don’t do the actual book the justice it deserves.

Want some more of this action? Check out the special blog post I wrote for Insight:

7 Common Offworlders Questions Klingons Are Tired of Hearing

In addition to providing a permanent home for links to find and order the book, this entry also will serve as the book’s “official” Q&A thread. Those of you who want to chat about the book, feel free to post your questions/etc. to the comments section. Even though it’s not a novel, we’ll observe the normal “rules” for these sorts of pages, and those of you who’ve found this page and perhaps not yet read the book should BEWARE THAT SPOILERS ARE POSSIBLE FROM THIS POINT FORWARD.

Lay it on me.

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