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Publication Order of Life, the Internet and Everything Books

Oh, Myyy! (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lions and Tigers and Bears (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe (With: Robert Lynn Asprin) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

They Called Us Enemy (With: Justin Eisinger,Steven Scott) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Children's Books

My Lost Freedom (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Trek: TOS (Original) Books

The Klingon Gambit (By: Robert Vardeman) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Entropy Effect (With: Vonda N. McIntyre,Leonard Nimoy) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Covenant of the Crown (By: Howard Weinstein) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prometheus Design (By: Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Abode of Life (By: Lee Correy) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrath Of Khan (By: Vonda N. McIntyre) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Fire (By: Sonni Cooper) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triangle (By: Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Web of the Romulans (By: M.S. Murdock) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yesterday's Son (By: A.C. Crispin) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mutiny on the Enterprise (By: Robert Vardeman) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wounded Sky (By: Diane Duane) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trellisane Confrontation (By: David Dvorkin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Reflection (By: John M. Ford) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (By: Vonda N. McIntyre,Harve Bennett) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Enemy, My Ally (By: Diane Duane) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vulcan Academy Murders (By: Jean Lorrah) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uhura's Song (By: Janet Kagan) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Lord (By: Laurence Yep) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ishmael (By: Barbara Hambly) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killing Time (By: Della Van Hise) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mindshadow (By: J.M. Dillard) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crisis on Centaurus (By: Brad Ferguson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreadnought! (By: Diane Carey) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time for Yesterday (By: A.C. Crispin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battlestations! (By: Diane Carey) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons (By: J.M. Dillard) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enterprise: The First Adventure (By: Leonard Nimoy) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Romulan Way (By: Diane Duane) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers from the Sky (By: Leonard Nimoy,Margaret Wander Bonanno) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Domain (By: Howard Weinstein) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams of the Raven (By: Carmen Carter) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Much for Just the Planet? (By: John M. Ford) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Timetrap (By: David Dvorkin) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Frontier (By: Leonard Nimoy,Diane Carey) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The IDIC Epidemic (By: Jean Lorrah) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Three-Minute Universe (By: Barbara Paul) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spock's World (By: Diane Duane) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memory Prime (By: Garfield Reeves-Stevens,Judith Reeves-Stevens) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cry of the Onlies (By: Judy Klass) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kobayashi Maru (By: Julia Ecklar) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Enemy Unseen (By: V.E. Mitchell) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rules of Engagement (By: Peter Morwood) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pandora Principle (By: Carolyn Clowes) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor's Orders (By: Diane Duane) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Home Is the Hunter (By: Dana Kramer-Rolls) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legacy (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prime Directive (By: Garfield Reeves-Stevens,Judith Reeves-Stevens) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Probe (By: Margaret Wander Bonanno) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rift (By: Peter David) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disinherited (By: Peter David) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Destiny (By: Diane Carey) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Windows on a Lost World (By: V.E. Mitchell) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows on the Sun (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sarek (By: A.C. Crispin) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Traitor Winds (By: L.A. Graf) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossroad (By: Barbara Hambly) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Recovery (By: J.M. Dillard) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight's End (By: Jerry Oltion) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Strike (By: Diane Carey) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mudd in Your Eye (By: Jerry Oltion) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vulcan's Forge (By: Josepha Sherman,Susan Shwartz) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of the Sun (By: George Zebrowski,Pamela Sargent) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Assignment: Eternity (By: Greg Cox) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Constitution (By: Michael Jan Friedman) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rough Trails (By: L.A. Graf) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Flaming Arrow (By: Jerry Oltion,Kathy Oltion) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thin Air (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swordhunt (By: Diane Duane) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honor Blade (By: Diane Duane) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Aliens Are Coming! (By: Dayton Ward) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Roundup (By: Christie Golden,Dayton Ward) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gemini (By: Mike W. Barr) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garth of Izar (By: George Zebrowski,Pamela Sargent) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ex Machina (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Colonist's Corpse (By: Tony Isabella,Bob Ingersoll) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burning Dreams (By: Margaret Wander Bonanno) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Troublesome Minds (By: Dave Galanter) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inception (By: S.D. Perry) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unspoken Truth (By: Margaret Wander Bonanno) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Choice of Catastrophes (By: Steve Mollmann,Michael Schuster) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rings of Time (By: Greg Cox) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Which Divides (By: Dayton Ward) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allegiance in Exile (By: Dayton Ward) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Bargain (By: Tony Daniel) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Weight of Worlds (By: Greg Cox) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Folded World (By: Jeffrey Mariotte) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shocks of Adversity (By: William Leisner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
From History's Shadow (By: Dayton Ward) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Time Like the Past (By: Greg Cox) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seasons of Light and Darkness (By: Michael A. Martin) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpents in the Garden (By: Jeffrey Mariotte) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The More Things Change (By: Scott Pearson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow of the Machine (By: Dayton Ward,Scott Harrison) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foul Deeds Will Rise (By: Greg Cox) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Savage Trade (By: Tony Daniel) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crisis of Consciousness (By: Dave Galanter) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Armageddon's Arrow (By: Dayton Ward) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
All That's Left (By: Kevin Dilmore,Dayton Ward) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of Two Worlds (By: Greg Cox) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miasma (By: Greg Cox) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Latter Fire (By: James Swallow,Dayton Ward) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elusive Salvation (By: Dayton Ward) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Face of the Unknown (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captain's Oath (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Antares Maelstrom (By: Greg Cox) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Higher Frontier (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Agents of Influence (By: Dayton Ward) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Contest of Principles (By: Greg Cox) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Living Memory (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harm's Way (By: David Mack) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost to Eternity (By: Greg Cox) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

George Takei

Hosato George Takei, was born to Japanese-American parents in Los Angeles, California in 1937. His mother was born in California and his father in Japan. Mr. Takei named the young boy George, after King George VI of England. The coronation of King George occurred in 1937, shortly after young George’s birth.

By 1942 George and his family were forced to live in converted horse stables in Santa Anita Park during the mandatory relocation order by President Franklin Roosevelt after the December 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They were later moved to an established relocation camp in Arkansas, surrounded by swamps and barbed wire. They were later transferred back to California to the Tule Lake War Relocation Center.

At the end of WWII in 1945 they were allowed to leave Tule Lake. Previously in Los Angeles, his father had been a successful real estate businessman. After release the family had no money, home, or business and they were left with living on “skid row” in LA for five years. The harsh experiences of young George’s first decade of life has influenced his activism for his entire life.

He bounced back and was involved in the Boy Scouts in LA, and after graduation, he attended University of California, Berkley and studied architecture. He transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a Bachelor and Masters of Arts in theater.

Mr. Takei’s early acting career started with doing voiceover work in English dubbing Japanese monster films. His later acting credits included bit parts on a variety of television and movie productions. Being of Japanese descent, his parts were limited and typically a cliche of characters- gardeners and the like.

The big break came to George when he was cast as an astro science physicist Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek. After the series he appeared in all of the first six Star Trek movies and his character Sulu was promoted to Captain during the run. He felt that was an important advance for his nationality.

Mr. Takei has continued acting and lending his highly recognizable deep melodious baritone voice to various cartoon versions of Star Trek and computer games. His presence at Sci-Fi and Comic-Con conventions draws huge crowds. In 2012, Mr. Takei starred in a musical based on his own and others’ experiences living in internment camps. Allegiance premiered in San Diego, California and debuted on Broadway a few years later. It was described as “shedding a light on a dark corner” of American history.

Mr. Takei is well known for his activism to obtain reparations for Japanese-Americans who were forced to leave their homes, business, and properties and as a result faced huge financial losses that they were never able to recoup. Speaking to Congress in 1981, he shared his experience as a five-year old being forced, by soldiers at gun-point, to leave his home. In 1988 President Ronald Reagan signed a bill authorizing payments and formal apology to the Japanese Americans who survived internment.

LGBTQ activism has also been one of Mr. Takei’s passions. He “came out” as gay in 2005 and has been in a committed relationship with his partner, Brad Altman, whom he married in 2008. His fellow Star Trek cast mates, Walter “Chekov” Koenig and Nichelle “Uhura” Nichols were his “best man” and “best woman”.

Mr. Takei’s bibliography includes “To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu” published in 1994 is the story of his early childhood and his experience as an imprisoned Japanese-American. He explains his motivations for the various political activisms he’s participated in. Of course he shared his experiences as Mr. Sulu in the Stark Trek TV series and movies.

As a teenager in southern California he did “backbreaking” work picking strawberries. When he heard of the plan by the Japanese-American farmers to cheat the Mexican laborers working along side him, he confronted the Japanese farmers and demanded the Mexican workers be paid the same as the Japanese workers. At that impressionable age, he learned the importance of activism to assist others and how one person could make a difference.

“To the Stars” was selected to be on display at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library for the month of November 2003. Mr. Takei inscribed the book: “Dear President Clinton, with whom I share an Arkansas childhood. Live long and prosper.

“They Called Us Enemy” was a 2020 American Book Award winner, Winner of the 2020 Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, Winner of the 2020 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work, and National Cartoonists Society Graphic Novel Award. Co-authored by Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott, Mr. Takei’s graphic memoir is about his childhood imprisonment in American concentration camps during WWII.

The story told from the viewpoint of four-year-old George, it is written and illustrated in a way that is well presented for any age, child to adult. It tells of his feelings then and later realizations how legalized racism behind barbed wire influenced and molded his thinking and actions.

Mr. Takei was awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986. In 2004 the Japanese government awarded him the Order of the Rising Sun,Gold Rays with Rosette. Asteroid 7307 Takei is named in his honor! George said: “I am now a heavenly body… It came out of the clear, blue sky—just like an asteroid.”

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