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Back in March we first reported that Quirk Books (publishers of mashup fiction like "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") were working on a Star Trek fandom/horror mashup "Night of the Living Trekkies". That book has just started shipping and Quirk books will be selling signed copies at Comic Con and giving away posters tonight. More details on this fun book below.
Night of the Living Trekkies
Horror fiction writers Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall are lifelong Trekkies and they decided they wanted to mix the two genres and came up with "Night of the Living Trekkies", a tale of a con that just went real bad. The book was a perfect fit for Quirk Books, who have published other genre mashups like "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters".
Here is the official blurb
This sci-fi/zombie/comedy/adventure follows a group of rag-tag Trekkies getting together for the fifth annual GulfCon (billed as the “largest Starfleet Convention in the western Gulf Coast region”).
Our heroes are dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers-but soon find themselves defending their hotel and convention center against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Suddenly, all of their useless knowledge about particle physics and old Star Trek episodes has genuine real-world applications! And while hotel employees and regular civilians are dying left and right, our Trekkies summon strength and courage by emulating their favorite starship-voyaging characters.
Packed with hundreds of gags referencing Star Trek, Star Wars, comic books, and fan conventions, Night of the Living Trekkies reads like the strange lovechild of Galaxy Quest and Dawn of the Dead. Journey to the final frontier of zombie science-fiction satire!
Here is the cover:
Available now, plus signed versions & posters at Comic Con
If you are going to San Diego Comic Con, you can buy a copy of "Night of the Living Trekkies" at the Quirk Books booth (#1637). On Friday at 2PM author Kevin D. Anderson will be at the booth signing copies. And for tonight’s Wednesday night preview night they are offering free Night of the Living Trekkies posters for free (while supplies last).
Otherwise "Night of the Living Trekkies" is just arriving at book stores and is in stock at Amazon.