Star Trek magazine: Vanguardian Goodness!
I don’t often shill for Star Trek magazine unless I have an article inside its gloried pages, but I’m going to make an exception for Issue No. 35, the “Starships and Space Stations Special” edition.
The reason: In addition to articles about the visionary work of folks like Franz Joseph and Matt Jefferies, it has an in-depth feature about designer Masao Okazaki‘s development of Starbase 47, aka Vanguard, for the Star Trek Vanguard book series.
The piece is chock full of early concept sketches by Masao and unused digital cover art by Doug Drexler, as well as looks at the exterior and interior schematics of the Archer-class scout ship U.S.S. Sagittarius (which was invented for the Vanguard saga) and a short primer for the series.
Even better, Issue No. 35 also has an excerpt from Marco Palmieri‘s novella “The Ruins of Noble Men,” which is part of the recently released anthology Star Trek Vanguard: Declassified, and the anthology is reviewed in the same issue.
This issue is a Vanguard fan’s dream come true. Get your copy of this issue soon, before they’re all gone!