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New & Upcoming Books

The Star Trek Book of Friendship cover

The Star Trek Book of Friendship

You Have Been, and Always Shall Be, My Friend

Created by fans for fans, with a foreword from Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips, this is a first-of-its-kind, fully authorized celebration of Star Trek’s most enduring and endearing friendships.

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Star Trek: Starfleet Is …

Celebrating the Federation's Ideals

Fully authorized and filled with full-color images and quotes spanning the Star Trek universe, Star Trek: Starfleet Is… celebrates Gene Roddenberry’s hopeful vision of the future.

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Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit cover art

Live Like a Vulcan, Love Like a Wookiee, Laugh Like a Hobbit

Life Lessons from Pop Culture

Sure to be any Pop Culture fan’s go-to guide to life, this modern-day fable chronicles what happens when four cosplayers meet after a day at a convention to talk about life, love, and what they watched.

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Bob Ross' Happy Little Night Before Christmas

Bob Ross’ Happy Little Night Before Christmas

A fully authorized and beautifully illustrated instant classic that’s perfect for families, fans, and painters of all ages.

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I’m Dreaming of a Chris for Christmas

A Hunky Hollywood Coloring and Activity Book for the Holidays

An adult coloring and activity book featuring the most notable celebrities named Chris, it's the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer!

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From the Blog

The Science of Dune

Smart Pop Classics: Melange

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week in “Melange” from The Science of Dune, Carol Hart, Ph.D., explores some of the consequences of mind-expanding substances like melange, as well as their unintended side-effects. Long ago and far away, I went to an experimental college in Florida,… Read more Smart Pop Classics: Melange

The Star Trek Book of Friendship cover reveal

Book Announcement: The Star Trek Book of Friendship

We’re thrilled to announce a new book coming in May 2022: The Star Trek Book of Friendship: You Have Been, and Always Shall Be, My Friend. It’s written by Trekkie friends Robb Pearlman and Jordan Hoffman and features illustrations by the artist behind IDW’s Star Trek comics and graphic novels, J.K. Woodward. Continuing the all-star… Read more Book Announcement: The Star Trek Book of Friendship

Things We Loved This Week #8

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations including The Matrix 4 trailer, an interview with Art Spiegelman, and the latest geek news with J.K. Woodward and Fanbase Press. This week in geek. Tune into Fanbase Weekly‘s discussion of recent geeky… Read more Things We Loved This Week #8