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The Worlds of the Federation is a reference book written and illustrated by Shane Johnson, incorporating cover art, painted by Don Ivan Punchatz, which is drawn from a color insert (painted by Punchatz) that the book includes.


From the book jacket
Shane Johnson, bestselling author of Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise, takes the reader on an imaginative, fictional journey into the Star Trek universe. Based on the Star Trek adventures (including Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: The Animated Series), this book uses hundreds of star charts and line drawings as well as a rich text to outline the history of the worlds visited by the starship Enterprise.
The Worlds of the Federation also investigates the unaligned and hostile alien races of Star Trek, from the fierce warriors of the Klingon Empire to the enigmatic, all-powerful Organians. And as a special bonus, we've included a spectacular, full-color insert of Star Trek's most exotic alien lifeforms featuring paintings by noted science fiction illustrator Don Ivan Punchatz.

Excerpts of copyrighted sources are included for review purposes only, without any intention of infringement.


  • Preface
  • Introduction (Written by LCDR Data)
  • UFP: An Historical Overview
  • Planetary Classification System
  • Page Key and Symbols

Member WorldsEdit

The worlds are listed by their official names followed by their respective planetary classifications, their indigenous names if any, and the names of the primaries of the star systems that contain them. (These are followed by X-Y-Z Cartesian coordinate numbers, which are all considered apocryphal.)

  1. Earth (M), Terra, Sol
  2. Vulcan (M), T'Khasi, 40 Eridani A
  3. Tellar (M), Miracht, 61 Cygni
  4. Andor (M), Fesoan, Epsilon Indi
  5. Alpha Centauri VII (M), Al Rijil, Alpha Centauri
  6. Alpha III (L), Kericindal, Alpha
  7. Vega IX (M), Kesir-Tosharra, Vega
  8. Deneb II, IV, V (M), Kreta, Kidta, Kelta, Deneb A
  9. Marcos XII (L), Marcos
  10. Izar, Epsilon Bootis
  11. Rigel II, IV - VIII (M), Rigel
  12. Cait (M), Ferasa, 15 Lyncis
  13. Antos IV (M), Dorafane, Antos
  14. Catulla (M), Cendo-Prae, Theta Pictoris
  15. Tiburon (M), Simeran, Omega Fornacis A
  16. Merak II (M), Merak
  17. Aldebaran (M), Alpha Tauri
  18. Mu Leonis II (M), Ardana, Mu Leonis A
  19. Argelius II (M), Nelphia, Argelius B
  20. Daran V (M), Daran
  21. Aurelia (L), Meriabii, Xi Hercules
  22. Mantilles (M), Pallas XIV
  23. Medusa (C), Visalayan, Xi Hydrae
  24. Coridan (M), Desotriana, Coridan
  25. Delta (M), Seyalia, Delta Tricatu (contradicts placement in UFGC 114 Delta)
  26. Sauria (L), Lyaksti'kton, UFC 512
  27. Yonada (unclassified), New Fabrina, UFC 376082
  28. Theta Kiokis II (M), Melkot, Theta Kiokis
  29. Betazed (M), Cyndriel, Beta Veldonna
  30. Bynaus (M), 101100010100110, Sigma Regonis (contradicts placement in Beta Magellan)
  31. Benzar (M), Pheradon, Gamma Xertia
  32. Phylos II (M), Merari

Neutral and/or Independent WorldsEdit

Hostile WorldsEdit

  • Ferengal (M), "Primary Unknown, Coordinates Not Established" (contradicts later references to Ferenginar as a neutral and/or independent world)
  • Tau Lacertae IX, Gornar, Tau Lacertae
  • Romulus (M) "Indigenous Name Unknown; Primary Unknown; Coordinates Not Established" (fails to mention the planet Remus which is mentioned, though not actually shown, in Star Trek Nemesis)
  • Tholia II, Tholia "Primary Unknown, Coordinates Not Established"


  • Featured Planets and Their Primaries
  • Planetary Ambassadors

Cover gallery Edit

Background informationEdit

  • The section detailing the Sol star system indicates that it contains ten planets, referencing another planet after Pluto. This tenth planet, however, though identified variously as Persephone and as Proserpina, has never been shown, or even mentioned, in any other Star Trek production.
  • Writer Ronald D. Moore hated Johnson's description of the Klingons in this book so much that he went out of his way to contradict every detail of it that he could when writing his Klingon-defining memo during the writing of the episode "Sins of the Father". (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 19, pp. 64 & 65)
  • Moore's stance was mirrored by the official Star Trek franchise itself, when it formally demoted the book to apocrypha status in 2002. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 11, p. 71)
  • One international edition is known to exist, the German language Star Trek, die Welten der Föderation, translated by Claudia Kern and released by Heel in 1999.