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The Science Fiction Book Club is a subscription-based book club. First established in 1953, the SFBC originally offered one title per month, which members received and could return if not wanted. Over time, the number of titles offered and the number that could be purchased per month increased – by the 1980s, five or six titles were available per month. Titles were often offered at a discount.

As part of their offering, the SFBC commissioned exclusive editions of novels, including hardback editions of paperback releases and omnibus collection of series that were otherwise not produced. These releases included a number of Star Trek novels and reference works originally published by Bantam Books, E.P. Dutton, and Pocket Books; the first such release was an edition of the Star Fleet Technical Manual in July 1976.

Exclusive releases Edit

This list is incomplete.
Date Book Author
June 1976 Star Fleet Technical Manual Franz Joseph
December 1976 The Star Trek Reader James Blish
December 1986 Enterprise: The First Adventure Vonda N. McIntyre
August 1987 Strangers from the Sky Margaret Wander Bonanno
June 1988 Final Frontier Diane Carey
January 1989 Spock's World Diane Duane
March 1990 The Lost Years J.M. Dillard
December 1990 Prime Directive Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
June 1991 Ghost-Walker Barbara Hambly
March 1992 Reunion Michael Jan Friedman
July 1992 Probe Margaret Wander Bonanno
November 1992 Imzadi Peter David
February 1993 Best Destiny Diane Carey
July 1993 The Devil's Heart Carmen Carter
March 1994 Dark Mirror Diane Duane
July 1994 Sarek A.C. Crispin
October 1994 Q-Squared Peter David
April 1995 Federation Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
October 1995 The Ashes of Eden William Shatner, with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
March 1996 Crossover Michael Jan Friedman
July 1996 The Return William Shatner, with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
November 1996 Kahless Michael Jan Friedman
September 1997 Avenger William Shatner, with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
December 1997 Vulcan's Forge Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz
March 1998 Ship of the Line Diane Carey
September 1998 Spectre William Shatner, with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
November 1998 The Q Continuum Omnibus Greg Cox
February 1999 Triangle: Imzadi II Peter David
July 1999 Dark Victory William Shatner, with Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
August 1999 Vulcan's Heart Josepha Sherman & Susan Shwartz
October 1999 I, Q John de Lancie and Peter David
May 2000 The Valiant Michael Jan Friedman
October 2000 Star Trek: Rihannsu Diane Duane
June 2001 The Genesis Wave John Vornholt
March 2002 The Genesis Wave, Book Three John Vornholt
June 2002 Stargazer Michael Jan Friedman
October 2002 The Janus Gate L.A. Graf
August 2003 Genesis Force John Vornholt
April 2007 Star Trek: Vulcan's Soul Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz

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