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Night of the Living Trekkies Mashup Novel Out Now + Comic Con Signing & Free Posters July 21, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Books,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , trackback

trekkie zombiesBack 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.

 

 

Comments

1. DJ Neelix - July 21, 2010

Scary stuff! :)

2. Alex - July 21, 2010

One word…awesome! Really weird but, awesome. Ok, that was more than one word.

3. skysearcher - July 21, 2010

I CANT MAKE THE CON UNFORTUNATLY BUT WILL BUY THE BOOK! TY :)

4. Phaser Guy - July 21, 2010

Looks terrible.

5. GarySeven - July 21, 2010

Dumb.

6. JRT - July 21, 2010

Had the book said Trekkers I would’ve bought it,lol! Don’t like the term Trekkies,never have,never will,sorry! Can’t WAIT to get to the con tomorrow though! Get me some Who and Tron stuff,yay! Have FUN y’all! J-R!

7. NSM - July 21, 2010

Looks fun!

8. CarlG - July 21, 2010

This sounds thoroughly insane. I approve. ;)

9. TJ Trek - July 21, 2010

Okey…give me a break #6. I can understand not liking the book because it’s dumb (it is, but I would still have a look because it’s dumb enough to be a laugh), but to not like it because it says Trekkies? Everyone in the world calls us Trekkies, and that’s what is known, so that’s what is going to get put on the cover. Besides does it really look right for a Star Trek spoof concept to say “Night of the Living Trekkers”. Anyways.

10. richpit - July 21, 2010

I never understood this “Trekkies” vs. “Trekkers” thing. What the hell’s the difference? How about “Fan of the movie & TV franchise called Star Trek”? That rolls right off the tongue.

11. CarlG - July 21, 2010

Wasn’t there also a book in the works about every character ever played by William Shatner meeting each other?

12. bill hiro - July 21, 2010

@ #10 – When pressed, I choose to self-identify as a Militant Trekist.

And with all due respect to the good authors and the enthusiasts of this forthcoming tome, I am just worn out on zombies. The last decade saw a glut of zombie-related entertainment and I am just kind of sated on rotting flesh-eaters.

13. MJ - July 21, 2010

Lame — they should pay me $10 to read it. These guys make money on other peoples creations. I am not impressed.

14. Zach Nicodemous (STO-Radio.com) - July 22, 2010

I was sent a copy to review and we will be interviewing the authors in a couple of days.

The book is actually quite good – and believe it or not, they do cover the “trekkie vs trekkers” argument!

15. Losira - July 22, 2010

Waiting to get my copy to read. This has to be a great read and a good time george Romero realy opened a pandoras box in wc68!

16. mojojammer - July 22, 2010

“Trekkers” is the term Gene Roddenberry originally called us fans. The people that did not understand our obsession with Star Trek called us “trekkies.” Back then, they were making fun of us, so we didn’t like it. There are so many more of us fans now, that I don’t think it has the same meaning today as it did back then.

17. Earthman Jim - August 1, 2010

This book is great! It’s even good if you’re a Star Wars fan! Every fanboy and fangirl should read this book! This book is really funny, I couldn’t put it down! The really cool thing is, the “zombies” aren’t really zombies! I would love to see a movie of this book! Every chapter is the title of a Star Trek episode, how cool is that! I did find one mistake, the authors make a reference to an animated episode where we first hear Kirk’s middle name Tiberious. They called the episode Bern, and the episode is actually called Bem. There was a chronoligical mistake with it being five minutes to four when it should have been five to five. All nitpicking aside, I really enjoyed this book, it made me laugh a lot.
BUY THIS BOOK RESISTANCE IS FUTILE YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED.

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