LGB I’m a Dragon by Mallory Loehr
Release Date: Early Mar
I don’t really do a lot of really young kids’ books, but this was just too cute not to have. What can I say? It’s a Little Golden Book, so it’s got big bright pictures and a few words per page, and is about a little dragon who tells you all about themselves. It’s cute and sweet, and shows that dragons are cool at any age.

Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary Special by Titan
Release Date: Early Mar
It’s been twenty five years since the crew of Voyager made a wrong turn, did a good deed and ended up on the wrong side of the galaxy. Their journey lasted seven seasons, 172 episodes and had (and still has) fans all over the world. This book looks behind-the-scenes of the series with interviews with writers and actors, art and design and on set photos. One for the collection of any serious Trek fan, or anyone who loved the series and is in the mood for some informative nostalgia.

Star Trek: Kirk Fu Manual by Dayton Ward
Release Date: Early Mar
There are many things in the Star Trek universe that you could write a book about, and loads of books have been written about Star Trek. One glaring, and dare I say striking, oversight seems to be in regard to the surprisingly and somewhat counterintuitively effective hand to hand combat techniques employed by Starfleet members in general, and captains in particular. Here in this book their secret is revealed, beginning with the man who developed it, Captain James T Kirk. Part training manual, part memoir, with sections drawn from Kirk’s own personal logs, this is the perfect self-defence guide for anyone looking to brave the dangers of the galaxy. With diligence and practice, the art of Kirk Fu will reveal the mysteries of ‘the box lunch’, ‘the Tiberius Twist’ and ‘the Rolling Thunder’. Only when these and more are mastered will the student truly be one with Kirk Fu.

Altered Carbon: The Art and Making of the Series by Abbey Bernstein
Release Date: Late Mar
Not much in the way of explanation required for this one. It’s an art and design companion to the first and second seasons of the hit Netflix series based on the books by Richard Morgan. Featuring concept art, set photography, effects breakdowns and interviews with cast and crew, it’s just the place to find out all the behind-the-scenes details about bringing the dark cyberpunk world of the series to the screen.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts by Douglas Adams
Release Date: Mid Mar
Since March this year will mark the 42nd anniversary of the first ever transmission of Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on BBC Radio 4, expect there to be a certain amount of fuss about towels, babel fish, floating parties and the advantages of a second head or an ear full of fish. Part of that fuss is the release of the scripts of the original 12 episodes in this book. With annotations and changes made during recording as well as production notes and new content, this is plenty for any Hitchhikers fan, but there’s more! Also included is the ‘lost’ Hitchhiker episode Sheila’s Ear as well as introductions from the original (1985) and twenty-fifth anniversary editions. Also as part of the 42nd anniversary event, the Hitchhiker’s novels are being reissued with spanking new covers in the same style. This is one of my favourite book and radio series ever, and if I’m being honest, my set of the books is looking shabby. Think it might be time to replace them.

Who Killed The Fonz? by James Boice
Release Date: Early Mar
I did a bit of a double-take when I saw this one. Anyone who grew up in the seventies or eighties (or is a fan of old television) will probably remember Happy Days. A sitcom set in a stylized version of 1950s Milwaukee partially about an ordinary family, the Cunninghams, but mostly about the end of adolescence of their eldest son Richie. It’s also where the term ‘jump the shark’ came from due to some odd creative choices in the tail end of the series. This book takes the world of Happy Days and cranks it on to the 1980s, where screenwriter Richard Cunningham now middle aged, finds the industry seems to have moved beyond him and is no longer interested in anything but action and explosions. Then he learns that Arthur Fonzarelli, AKA The Fonz, has been reported dead. Heading back to his hometown he finds things are a bit off. There’s no body for one, and the way The Fonz is supposed to have died doesn’t ring true. Joined again by his boyhood companions Ralph Malph and Potsie Webber, Richie sets out to solve a mystery and maybe even catch a killer. I’ve no idea how good this one is, since I haven’t gotten my hands on one yet, but I’m curious as hell.