Night of the Living Trekkies

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Quirk Books is the publisher of offbeat titles like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Their new book by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall imagines a zombie outbreak in the midst of a Star Trek convention. The above video is a trailer for that book.

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Picked up the book about 6 weeks ago. It is great. Not high literature, but an enjoyable tale with plenty of Star Trek(tm)in-jokes. The action is fast and reasonably plausible. And the good guys are likable. The ones you really don't like-- well, lets just say there is justice in the Trek universe.

The "trailer" bears only a superficial resemblance to the book, but it catches the spirit of it.

Pick it up and enjoy.
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I have read this book. Actually, I read a bound galley before the book was even released. THIS IS A GREAT BOOK!!! READ THIS BOOK!!! It is beyond, beyond, beyond hilarious. Truly terrific brain fluff. I had to write a review. Here, to whet your appetite:

Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall, available July 2010 from Quirk Books, paperback, 256 pages, ISBN 1594744637

Enduring flashbacks after serving in Afghanistan, Jim Pike never wants to carry the burden of responsibility again. Unfortunately, a three-eyed zombie outbreak during a Star Trek convention at the Botany Bay Hotel in Houston, Texas, forces him to step into a command role (gold tunic and all) in order to save his sister, a booth babe, and the crew of an RV retrofitted to look like a starship. Leia, Jim’s cross genre love interest, proves to be a worthy zombie slaying companion as she racks up kills while running around in an iron bikini and plush Enterprise slippers. Tentacles, tasers, and terror make for a very good bit of fiction, indeed. While the myriad obscure references and inside jokes insure this book will be best fully appreciated by Trekkies (or, ahem, Trekkers) with the ability to laugh at themselves, the story is so clever, funny, action packed, and well written that anyone who enjoys comedic science fiction with a Shaun of the Dead vibe will enjoy this book even if they don’t know Spock from a pencil sharpener.
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