Somewhere, in an alternate timeline, these books exist, and they are glorious.
This little slice of awesome was created by an artist who goes by the handle of “Johnny Radar.” Over on his DeviantArt page, this is just one of several such mock book covers he’s rendered which re-imagine various Star Trek episodes, characters, etc. as old-school pulpy SF covers from the days of yesteryear. As a collector of such tomes, this sort of thing just tickles my funny bone. There are a few I’d love to have as prints, because they’re Just. That. Cool.
If you’re a fan of Star Trek and/or classic SF cover art, then be sure to wander over and check out Johnny Radar’s work.
(* = inspired by the “Your Moment of Zen” segments from The Daily Show)