From Bobby Nash:
“Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young, doctor.”
Most of you reading this probably know how much Star Trek means to me. It was one of my first fandoms and has offered me fantastic entertainment over the decades. So, it’s no surprise that, when Jim Beard invited me to participate in Becky Books’ new Star Trek essay book, I jumped at the chance to Boldy Go down memory lane for a look at the final frontier’s greatest heroes.
And the Children Shall Lead!
Though creator Gene Roddenberry endowed his groundbreaking 1966-69 science fiction show Star Trek with plenty of substance and style to engage and entertain adult viewers, it also amazingly attracted the attention of younger eyes and imaginations—and in doing so forged entire generations of Trek Kids!
Watching the original series for the first time was a heady experience for a child, so much so it often made such an indelible impression that lasted their entire life. Galloping Across the Cosmos sets out to collect the memories of those who recall those early days in front of the TV for voyages into the Final Frontier alongside the stalwart crew of the Starship Enterprise, characters who became their teachers, mentors, and, yes, even friends along the way.
Beam up to the Federation’s top-of-the-line vessel with writer-editor Jim Beard as he curates a collection of essays from Grown-Up Kids who remember a time when Star Trek was new, fresh, and exciting—and able to shape the people they would become as adults.
We need warp speed now, Mr. Sulu!
Galloping Around the Cosmos: Memories of TV’s Wagon Train to the Stars from Today’s Grown-Up Kids features great essays by Jim Beard, Derek Tyler Attico, Corinna Bechko, Tom Brevoort, John C Bruening, Ed Catto, Greg Cox, Keith DeCandido, John S Drew, Gordon Dymowski, Michael Gordon, Robert Greenberger, Rich Handley, Ron Hill, Nancy Holder, Paul Kupperberg, Andrew Leyland, Tom Mason, Bobby Nash, Van Allen Plexico, Alan J Porter, Alex Segura, Aaron Smith, Sorella Smith, Jeff Venture, and Dayton Ward. Cover illustration by Ron Hill.
Formatting and design by Maggie Ryel.
Galloping Around the Cosmos: Memories of TV’s Wagon Train to the Stars from Today’s Grown-Up Kids (Memories from Today’s Grown-Up Kids) is available at the following retailers and worldwide:
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CJXLKWZJ
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0CJXLKWZJ
Warp speed ahead.