William Shatner adds another chapter to the captain’s log.

The Star Trek actor will publish go bolda collection of essays, next autumn with Simon and Schuster imprint Atria, Publishers Weekly reports† The book, Atria says, will “examine key events from his 90-year life and use them as a springboard to reflect on the interconnectedness of all things, our fragile connection to nature, and the joy that comes from always being open to to learn. something new.”

Shatner, who memorably played Captain James T. Kirk in the 1960s science fiction series Star Trek, has become one of Hollywood’s most recognizable actors. After his stint as Kirk, he starred in the shows TJ WhoreThe exerciseand Boston Legal

He has also had a long career as an author. He made his fiction debut in 1989 with TekWar, a science fiction novel about a former police officer at war with futuristic drug dealers. The novel became the first in a series of nine novels, the latest of which, Tek Netwas published in 1997.

His other books include the novels Man o’ WarIn alien handsand Zero-Gand several works of non-fiction, including the memoirs Star Trek MemoriesUp to nowand Live long and…

Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.