We have a good selection of Star Trek novels on sale. We placed them in our Fiction section but to group them together they have been placed in the Biography section so they aren't scattered around randomly, sorted alphabetically by author as would normally be the case. If you love Star Trek come on down and take a look. These are stories that have (so far) never been made into movies or TV shows, although one can dream...
In 1974 Joe Haldeman wrote my very favorite book, The Forever War. I've nearly read the covers off it. In this book William Mandella (named for the peace symbol, sort of...) becomes a soldier in the UNEF and spends 246 years leaping through wormholes to let us watch the Earth evolve from 1997 to see pot legal and cheap, sex rampant, gayness fully accepted, in fact preferred with heterosexuality considered a "curable" deviancy. Everyone is taken care of including the warriors. Well, except those too old and not politically connected, like his mother. His cadre might suffer a horrific death like poor Ho on the Teddy Bear planet. But if their "suit" can save them they are in luck. The free UNEF doctors can regenerate most limbs, even if you swim into the mouth of a giant shark on "Heaven", the only other planet in addition to Earth that the Taurans must never find. Director Ridley Scott has finally gotten the rights after 25 years of trying. The buzz is electric!
In the 1960 adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine an interesting question is posed at the end which was not in the original book, but it greatly added to the story. Per the actual screenplay by David Duncan it goes like this;
After discovering that George had returned to the time he came from, 23 November, 802,701, Filby and Mrs. Watchett come into the parlor.
FILBY: "But it isn't like George. - To return empty handed. To try to rebuild a civilization without a plan." (to Mrs. Watchett) "He must have taken something with him."
MRS. WATCHETT: "Nothing." She looks around and discovers three empty spaces on the tightly packed book shelves. She walks to them.
MRS. WATCHETT: "Nothing except three books."
FILBY: "Which three books?"
MRS. WATCHETT: "I don't know. -- Is it important?"
FILBY: (smiles) "No, I suppose not. - Only...what three books would you have taken?"
Answer the question, which three books would you have taken to the year 802,701 where all books had decayed to dust? Which three books?
Volunteers crazy about books.