Hidden Universe Travel Guides (Paperback)

Star Trek: Vulcan

By Dayton Ward, Livio Ramondelli (By (artist)), Peter Markowski (By (artist))

Insight Editions, 9781608875207, 160pp.

Publication Date: July 19, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/11/2017)

List Price: 19.99*
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Set in the Star Trek universe, this Hidden Universe travel guide explores all that Vulcan—Spock’s home planet—has to offer in an interactive guidebook.

Plan your next trip to the planet Vulcan! Find restaurants that serve the best fried sandworms and Vulcan port. Take a trip to the Fire Plains or experience spring break at the Voroth Sea. Learn all about the native Vulcan people and their unusual customs. Discover how to correctly perform the traditional Vulcan salutation (you really don’t want to get this wrong). Learn key Vulcan phrases such as Nam-tor puyan-tvi-shal wilat: “Where is your restroom?” Find out what to do if you suddenly find yourself host to a katra—a Vulcan’s living spirit—at an inconvenient moment. All this and more can be found within the pages of this essential travel guide to one of the most popular—and logical—destinations in the known universe.

This Hidden Universe travel guide draws on 50 years of Star Trek TV shows, films, and novels to present a comprehensive guide to Spock’s iconic home world. Modeled after real-world travel guides, the book will explore every significant region on Vulcan with fascinating historical, geographical, and cultural insights that bring the planet to life like never before. Also featuring a dynamic mixture of classic Star Trek imagery and original illustrations created exclusively for the book, Hidden Universe Travel Guide: Star Trek: Vulcan is the perfect way to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek and will thrill pop culture fans and hardcore Star Trek fans alike.

About the Author

Livio Ramondelli has illustrated several major Transformers comics projects for IDW Publishing. Other credits include Battlestar Galactica for Dynamite, Star Wars for Dark Horse Comics, and Pacific Rim for Legendary Comics. He previously worked as a concept artist on ED Universe Online for Sony/DC Comics. More of his work can be seen at LivioRamondelli.com as well as on Instagram at LivioRamondelli.

Peter Markowski is a Los Angeles–based illustrator who currently works in Visual Development at DreamWorks TV. He has worked for Warner Bros. Animation and LEGO, as well as on various commercials, animated shorts, and several pitches, including one for an animated Star Trek series.

Praise For Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: Vulcan

"Noted Star Trek novelist Dayton Ward wrote Star Trek: A Travel Guide to Vulcan, and the book hilariously refuses to break character even when it describes the way that visitors to this world might be drawn into a conflict over a Vulcan arranged marriage."

— Nerdist.com

"The planet Vulcan may have been destroyed in J.J. Abrams’ first Star Trek movie, but its legacy lives on. Insight Editions’ new Hidden Universe Travel Guide takes readers on an extensive tour of the Federation’s most logical planet. Modeled after real-world travel books, the guide explores the core components of Vulcan language, customs, and geography, compiled from 50 years of Star Trek stories."

— Entertainment Weekly

Hidden Universe: Star Trek: A Travel Guide to Vulcan is an essential addition to any Star Trek fan’s library, especially those who have always longed to see Spock’s home world and learn everything there is to know about it.”

— Geeks of Doom