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WARP!1

WARP!1theLogBook.com webmaster Earl Green’s unauthorized and uncensored guide to classic Star Trek in live-action, animated and movie form.

New adventures are in store on Gene Roddenberry’s fabled final frontier, and theLogBook.com founder/head writer Earl Green brings you a guide to Star Trek old and new in the same format as the VWORP! guides to Doctor Who (in fact, the two are compatible and cross-referenced).

Covered in WARP!1:

  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • Star Trek: The Original Series Movies
  • Gene Roddenberry’s 1970s Pilots & Movie Projects
  • The Lieutenant (the first TV series created by Roddenberry, which brought him into contact with such actors as Leonard Nimoy, Gary Lockwood, Nichelle Nichols, and Walter Koenig)

Starting with WARP!1, the WARP! books will cover the original series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, Discovery, and the new movies, complete with episode-by-episode reviews and behind-the-scenes notes.

$14, 241 pages, paperback. Order via CreateSpace or Amazon
$3.99, Kindle eBook. Purchase and download from Amazon. The Kindle edition is FREE if you purchase the print version!


Fatherhood, Fandom, and Fading Out

Fatherhood, Fandom and Fading OutA book about changing times, changing technology, and changing diapers.

Teenage fandom and creativity led to a life working in the media. And then that took a back seat to growing up and being Dad.

$10.50, 206 pages, paperback. Order via CreateSpace or Amazon
$2.99 Kindle eBook. Purchase and download from Amazon. The Kindle edition is FREE if you purchase the print version!

This book collects choice cuts from Earl Green’s long-running blog, Scribblings From The Public Restroom Stalls Of The Gods, and juicy morsels and tidbits from his disturbingly long-running, self-published ‘zine, all contained in one handy volume, waiting…watching…biding its time until it can attack again.

(Wait, this sales pitch needs a rethink. When’s the deadline again? …oh.)


VWORP!2

theLogBook.com webmaster Earl Green’s unauthorized and uncensored guide to Doctor Who 2012-2013 and VWORP!2its TV and audio spinoffs

1989: Doctor Who was cancelled with little hope of reprieve.

1996: a one-off Doctor Who TV movie renewed the legend.

2005: Doctor Who returned to TV triumphantly, and the BBC quickly made plans for several spin-off series.

In between, fandom came to the rescue.

$25, 524 pages, paperback. Order via CreateSpace or Amazon
$6.29, Kindle eBook. Purchase and download from Amazon. The Kindle edition is FREE if you purchase the print version!
$8, 524 page PDF eBook. Purchase and download from theLogBook.com Store.

The ebook edition is now available here!

With fan-produced amateur films and audio stories, the Doctor and friends actually had more adventures while the show was off the air than they could have while it was in production! When Doctor Who returned, it was these fans who were now writing some of his TV adventures.


VWORP!1 (second edition)

VWORP!1theLogBook.com webmaster Earl Green’s unauthorized and uncensored guide to Doctor Who, 1963-2011!

Writer, media critic and unabashed Doctor Who fan Earl Green has been writing about Who in all of its forms for over two decades on theLogbook.com, one of the longest-running science fiction sites on the internet. This unauthorized guide combines material from the site with plentiful all-new pieces written exclusively for this book, chronicling the history of the Doctor’s universe on television.

$20, 458 pages, paperback. Order via CreateSpace or Amazon
$5.99, Kindle eBook. Purchase and download from Amazon. The Kindle edition is FREE if you purchase the print version!
$6, 458 page PDF eBook. Purchase and download from theLogBook.com Store.

With nearly 50 years of adventures recorded across several media, the BBC’s international smash hit DOCTOR WHO is one of the most deeply explored fictional “universes” in TV or literary history – partly because it intersects with our own in so many places.

VWORP!1 is just the beginning of your complete guide to the travels of the TARDIS, pointing out noteworthy original series adventures to fans of the new series, and finding hints of the show’s larger narrative in some of the oddest places.


The Escape Pod Logs

The Escape Pod Logs2016 Edition: The Almanac of the Fantastic and Futuristic – What Tomorrow Looked Like Yesterday!

From theLogBook.com’s daily audio almanac of the fantastic and futuristic comes a daily dose of the history of the imagination.

$20.00, 586 pages, paperback. Order via CreateSpace or Amazon
Kindle eBook coming soon.

From the dreamers who designed the first rockets and spacecraft, to the dreamers who inspired them do it, theLogBook.com’s Escape Pod podcast has been gleefully celebrating the history of visionaries with their eyes on the horizon – whether their flights were real or merely imagined.

Now the popular signature podcast from theLogBook.com is in print – a reminder of where we’ve been, and where we could yet go. It’s somewhere between a 365-day calendar and a daily devotional for geeks. Revisit what the dreamers have dreamed before you. Get inspired to dream even further.


Phosphor Dot Fossils: The Early History Of Video Games

Six hours, hundred of games – now available digitally!

Phosphor Dot Fossils

Based on theLogBook.com’s award-winning online museum of classic arcade, computer and home video games, Phosphor Dot Fossils is a six-hour crash course in the history of electronic entertainment: a celebration of the evolution and innovation of arcade games, home video games and computer games.

Phosphor Dot Fossils can now be downloaded – click here!
(Physical DVDs are no longer being stocked.)

See The Games In Action
Actual video clips of dozens of games in action, from 1971’s “Computer Space” through the dawn of the NES era, accompanied by fascinating game-by-game historical notes. It’s a “video book” and a celebration of the sights and sounds of video gaming’s history all in one.

Vintage Commercials
This will be the first time you’ve ever been happy to see advertisements. Though some of these have been seen as part of previous commercial compilations on VHS, hundreds of hours have been spent on restoring the sound and video to the best quality possible to these gems of pure ’80s bliss, many of which haven’t been seen in over 25 years.

Rare Hardware, Iconic Controllers
From the Magnavox Odyssey’s light gun to the Atari 2600 joystick to Intellivision’s keypads to the Famicom D-pad controllers, see how keeping your fingers on the pulse of the game has evolved. Also glimpse rare hardware such as Adventurevision, Puppy Pong and the pre-2600 Atari console that never hit the stores, along with long-lost specimens of video game toys and memorabilia.

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