Klingon Empire Travel Guide From Dayton Ward and Insight Editions
Klingon Empire Travel Guide From New York Times Best Selling Author Dayton Ward and Insight Editions is a must have companion for anyone venturing in or near the Klingon Empire.
Whether you’re looking to take in the sights, learn about Klingon history, want a good meal, desire to bask in Klingon culture, seek the ideal souvenir, or just find a comfortable rock to sleep upon; this book will help you find it without offending the locals and tasting the business end of a d’tagh.
Dayton Ward is a prolific Star Trek author. He got his start by winning several consecutive fanfiction short story contests. These were held by Pocket Books for Simon & Schuster for their Star Trek: Strange New Worlds anthology series. His short stories have also appeared in numerous other Star Trek anthologies. He and his writing partner, Kevin Dilmore, were then tasked with contributing to the ground-breaking ebook-only series Star Trek: S.C.E. This series consists of dozens of novellas from several notable Star Trek novelists.
Dayton went on to pen several Star Trek: TNG and TOS novels. These include: Hearts and Minds, Headlong Flight, Armageddon’s Arrow, From History’s Shadow, Elusive Salvation, and That Which Divides. He’s also contributed to numerous Star Trek book series. These include: The Time To … series, Vanguard and its spin-off Seekers, and Legacies. He became a New York Times Best Selling author with his contribution to Star Trek: The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms.
In addition to his work as a Star Trek author, he has also written tie-in novels or stories for several other franchises. These include: 24: Trial By Fire, The 4400: Wet Work, Mars Attack with The Armageddon Directive, and others. Also, let’s not forget his original stories: The Last World War, and its follow up Counterstrike: The Last World War, and The Genesis Protocol.
Hidden Universe Travel Guides
The Klingon Empire Travel Guide is Dayton’s second book for Insight Edition’s Hidden Universe series. The Vulcan Travel Guide provided a fun and insightful look at Vulcan and some of its off-world points of interest. Within its pages, would be travelers get useful information on etiquette, suggestions for appropriate attire, tips for an entertaining trip, historical context, cultural insights, and more. Stunning artwork is on nearly every page of the book. The format Dayton Ward established in the Vulcan Travel Guide continues with the Klingon Empire Travel Guide.
So, pack your bags, call your travel agent, and don’t forget to keep The Klingon Empire Travel Guide handy when exploring all that Qo’noS has to offer.
Klingon Empire Travel Guide
Diving into the pages of Klingon Empire Travel Guide, we find the book divides into several color coded chapters. These make it simple for weary travelers to find the information they need quickly. The first chapter of the Klingon Empire Travel Guide deals with everything would-be travelers need to know before booking their travel to Qo’noS. This includes how to get there, how to use the guide, tips for the trip on lodging and entertainment, and identifying what to wear. It also offers a brief history of the Empire and a short language primer that might help you avoid trouble.
The later chapters of the Klingon Empire Travel Guide divide by city or region on Qo’noS, or notable planets within the Empire suitable for side trips. The cities and regions covered include: First City, The Central Plains, Krennla, Ketha Province, Quin’lat, and Tong Vey. Visitors may also be curious about side trips to such notable locations as: Khitomer, Rura Penthe, Narendra III, and Boreth.
Each city or regional chapter in the Klingon Empire Travel Guide pairs with a table of contents page, designed to quickly and easily help avid travelers find the information they need. Plus there is an artist’s interpretation of the area’s most prominent features. Additionally, a hand-drawn map includes clearly identifying points of interest, shops, restaurants, and lodgings for the area. These also help keep tourists from losing their way.
Getting Around And Catching the Sights
Each chapter further divides into subsections. These identify the most common activities the average tourist would seek during their journey and how to get there. The first section identifies the most common and recommended methods for getting around the city or region, whether by walking, ground transport, transporter, or anti-grav.
With knowledge of how to get around the city or region, the Klingon Empire Travel Guide identifies sights and activities, shopping and entertainment, dining and nightlife, and available lodging choices. Some of the featured activities are festivals, museums, historical sites, and excursions. In addition to identifying the best shops, restaurants, and lodgings in the region, the Klingon Empire Travel Guide will occasionally refer to the establishment’s colorful or eccentric proprietors. The guide helpfully shares do’s and don’ts when interacting with the locals.
Although the guide encourages travelers to try the local cuisine and accommodations, such as eating gagh or sleeping on stone slabs, it will point visitors to tourist friendly establishments. These are where to find a hot meal and a softer bed if available.
The Klingon Empire Travel Guide also provides insights into the culture of the Klingon people. These come through Did You Know inserts and letters from well known Klingons. These inserts feature highlights such as people, places, objects, and historical events. They provide insights into some aspect of Klingon society or culture.
The Letters included in the Klingon Travel Guide concern a specific city or region. They also describe why it is important to the Klingon people. This can be whether it is for its historical, military, industrial, or cultural significance. Some of these letters come from notable Klingons such as Starfleet Officer B’elanna Torres who made her home in Krennla (the industrial center of the Empire), or Chancellors Gorkon, Azetbur, and Martok. They share what makes their respective regions special.
Finally, the Klingon Travel Guide even sheds light on the cultural phenomena surrounding the Battlecruiser Vengeance. There are books, audio recordings, visual media, and entertainment programs relating the tales of Captain Koth, his crew, and his ship. And, coming soon to Quin’lat is a Battlecruiser Vengeance themed entertainment park with interactive holographic technology. Hence this is where visitors can experience the honor and glory of Battlecruiser Vengeance and pick up all sorts of official merchandise.
I have been a long time fan of Klingons and Dayton Ward’s Klingon Empire Travel Guide has made me further appreciate them. He has examined their history, culture, and society and has found a fun and entertaining way to showcase it. Qo’noS may be a fictional planet within the Star Trek Universe, but after reading this travel guide, I really want to visit the planet!
Don’t wait. Contact your travel agent. Today is a good day to visit the Klingon Empire!
Press Release – Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire – http://www.gandtshow.com/klingon-empire-travel-guide/
The Fog of Ward – http://daytonward.com/
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Klingon Empire Travel Guide on Amazon (ebook) – http://amzn.to/2tz2Gsw
Klingon Empire Travel Guide on Amazon (paperback) – http://amzn.to/2t17Csy
Vulcan Travel Guide on Amazon (ebook) – http://amzn.to/2t0F9TN
Vulcan Travel Guide on Amazon (paperback) – http://amzn.to/2tyTzbb
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