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Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek

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A nicely done fake travel guide to the planet Vulcan, for hardcore Trekkies only. The author must have put in a lot of work. I appreciate the callbacks to a couple of the better novels, such as Uhura’s Song by Janet Kagan, as well as the reference to Mark Gardner’s Vulcan Language Institute (very politely sourced, even!). Still, a mild joke well-executed is still a mild joke. Maybe check it out of the library if you’re a huge Vulcanophile.
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'Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: Vulcan' by Dayton Ward is a fictional travel guide to a most unusual world.  It's a pretty good parody of travel guides with lots of winks and nods to the world of Star Trek.

The book begins with an overview of the planet Vulcan and includes etiquette, lodging tips and a history of the people.  The book then talks about the different regions of the planet like Sikahr, Kir Province, T'Paal and Vulcan's Forge.  Each section talks about the history of the area, how you can get around, and what there is to see and do in the region.  Shopping, dining and lodging options are discussed.  Throughout the book, various well known Vulcans (and other characters) from all the series show up with something to add.

When I was young, I remember a school project where we had to plan a fictional trip to a real place.  I would have had a lot more fun planning a trip to Vulcan.  The book is filled with gorgeous illustrations by Livio Ramondelli and Peter Markowski.  The writing is light and fun and I had a great time reading this and finding all the sly references to Star Trek moments.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Insight Editions and NetGalley in exchange for an honest reivew.  Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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