The content is good, fascinating, and worth reading. That's why I'll probably keep the book.
The typesetting, though, is terrible for three reasons.
First are the footnotes. The table of contents is set up, so I can access any section of the book, but the footnotes are only text (and sometimes not even superscripted). For a while I set a bookmark at the chapter's footnotes, and flipped there and back when I encountered one in the text, but that got tedious. Instead I'm skimming them as an interesting set of asides at the end of each chapter, but that's removed from their purpose. I'm amazed at the publisher's lack of care to make them links.
Second... second is the fact that the book seems to be the result of a less-than-satisfactory text recognition software. I would have assumed otherwise, but terms like "Data-hank", replacing the pronoun "I" with "T", Columbus' ship the "Santa Mana", an Immortality Bullet "encasec" in something else, the uppercase-PI replacing the II in Star Trek II, and Star Trek IV's later description as Star Trek TV are all that I highlighted... I soon lost interest and only highlighted what were especially bad. And this isn't counting the times that text is inconsistently bold when quoting a script.
Third, there are countless paragraph
breaks that occur within
sentences. (Although none quite as grievous as what I'm
echoing here.) Those seem to be every few screens.
So, to the purchaser:
Be clear that you're buying this for the content. And the content is fantastic... it's just a frustrating reading experience.