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Star Trek's future is history in new book

Published on Dec 1, 2012 6:27 AM

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - For a fan base obsessed with a fictional future, the past sure seems to matter.

More than 45 years after Star Trek took fans boldly into the 23rd century, television writer David A. Goodman has written the first detailed narrative in history-book form of events depicted in the iconic science-fiction TV and movie franchise.

"This is the history of the galaxy as it's already been painted by the writers of the original Star Trek series, the sequel series, and the movies up to but not including the (2009 Star Trek) J.J. Abrams movie," Goodman, whose work includes writing for the most recent TV series Star Trek: Enterprise, told Reuters.

Star Trek Federation - The First 150 Years details the history of the founding and early years of "the United Federation of Planets" - the interplanetary alliance that has explored the galaxy and kept members safe from Klingons, Romulans, and other villains.

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