Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Wisdom of Picard: An Official Star Trek Collection


The Wisdom of Picard is a collection of quotes and philosophy from Picard curated and presented by Chip Carter. Due out 2nd Dec 2020 from Simon & Schuster on their Adams Media imprint, it's 208 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.  It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately.

This is an officially licensed book, which is cool, and it's also full of photos and chapter intros by the author who is a self-confessed Star Trek obsessed fan and a former staff member at Paramount. Besides those features, it's pure Picard. The philosophy and quotes are grouped roughly thematically: philosophy & humanity, history & science, literature & the arts, exploration & adventure, politics leadership & diplomacy. 

This will be a huge hit with Star Trek fans (of all stripes, even the ones who profess to prefer the original series). It would make a superlative gift for fans of Star Trek or of Sir Patrick Stewart. 

Five stars. Definitely worth a look for the photography, liner notes, or for the remarkable relevance of Picard's observations to our current world situation. I had a thoughtful time reading this one.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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