Three new books with starry titles offer views of space, factual and fictional.
The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years, From the Next Generation to J.J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek (Thomas Dunne Books) by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman celebrates the Star Trek universe's 50th anniversary with more than 800 pages of inside dish from actors, writers, producers and more.
Star Talk With Neil deGrasse Tyson: Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond (National Geographic), a companion book to the TV series on National Geographic Channel, is a science-based but irreverent look at a very wide range of subjects.
Star Wars: Year by Year, a Visual History (DK) by Pablo Hidalgo is an updated edition of this large-format, richly illustrated volume by a creative executive in the Lucasfilm Story Group who helps assure consistency across Star Wars projects.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor