Friday 8 October 2021

Titan Publishing Star Trek bookazines

Starting in 2016, Titan Publishing, the publishers of the official Star Trek Magazine (originally Star Trek Monthly, and most recently relaunched as Star Trek Explorer), began to produce a series of Star Trek books collecting previously published material from the magazine in new themed volumes. These "bookazines" as Titan have dubbed them, have since become a regular feature of Titan's Star Trek output. 

Several variations of the format have arisen. Most of the books have been collections of previous interviews and features, normally released in paperback, but more recently some books have been hardcover releases. In the same vein, there is so far one book planned collecting original Star Trek Online fiction from the magazine in a single volume. Finally there are also souvenir specials, which Titan have begun to publish simultaneously in their traditional magazine format alongside a prestige hardcover book version of the same content, with a different more bookish cover design; these are more often original content, although sometimes include reprint material as well. 

This list is presented in reverse release order, with the most recent Star Trek bookazine releases at the top of the page. In the case where a book has been published in both book and magazine formats the first cover shown is the book cover, and the second the magazine. In a few cases there have also been retailer exclusive cover variants, which are the third or fourth covers shown when those exist.

Star Trek: The Short Story Collection, Volume 1

  • Notes: First fiction collection in bookazine format, collecting stories based on the Star Trek Online universe previously published in the Star Trek Magazine. Also the first book under the Star Trek Explorer branding.
  • Publication date: 19th April 2022.
  • Format: Hardcover.
  • Blurb: "Collecting the exclusive short story fiction from Star Trek Magazine tying into the Star Trek online game.

    This incredible collection features 19 illustrated stories exclusively written for the Star Trek Magazine. It features action-packed tales starring iconic characters such as Data, Seven of Nine, and Scotty, plus alien enemies including the Klingons and the Jem’Hadar."
  • Purchase: Amazon(ad).