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  • Writer's pictureWilliam Sarris

New Release: The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy

A book I narrated recently came out! It's a collection of essays titled The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy: The Search for Socrates.

This volume, produced for Tantor Audio, and co-narrated with Elizabeth Klett, has the following features:

  • Reunites the editors of Star Trek and Philosophy with Starfleet’s finest experts for 31 new, highly logical essays.

  • Features a complete examination of the Star Trek universe, from the original series to the most recent films directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).

  • Introduces important concepts in philosophy through the vast array of provocative issues raised by the series, such as the ethics of the Prime Directive, Star Trek‘s philosophy of peace, Data and Voyager’s Doctor as persons, moral relativism and the Federation’s quest for liberation, the effect of alternate universes on reality and identity, the Borg as transhumanists, Federation Trekonomics, Star Trek‘s secular society, and much, much more!  

  • An enterprising and enlightening voyage into deep space that will appeal to hardcore fans and science fiction enthusiasts alike.

It was a fun book to co-narrate. While I enjoy Star Trek, I'm not a Trekkie (or Trekker) and so hadn't seen most of the episodes discussed in the essays. Each essay was fascinating and showed just how much Star Trek was about ideas and not just a fun show. My wife and I even started watching the Original Series afterward!

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