Many Star Trek stars have written memoirs, some – like William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew – have even written multiple autobiographical books. Sir Patrick Stewart has dedicated some of his pandemic downtime to finally writing one.
One name not on that list is Brent Spiner. And even after being approached to author one, the Star Trek: The Next Generation actor had another idea. Announcing a new book today, Spiner tells Syfy, “I thought, maybe I can write something else, because I have a story I’d like to tell. Maybe I can combine the two and do a sort of hybrid.” And thus was born Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events, which the author describes as, “a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but it’s primarily fiction.”
Here is Spiner’s synopsis for the new book due out in October:
There are slices of my own life in it, and then there are also people I have known…it’s a mashup: It’s a thriller, it’s a comedy, it’s a dark comedy. And it’s partially a memoir, but none of it’s real, really, even though a lot of things actually happened.
The cover was also revealed today, designed by Rob Grom to evoke the many genres the book encompasses.
Spiner is collaborating with Jonathan Ames (Bored to Death) on the book which will include scenes with other real-life Star Trek stars like Patrick Stewart and LeVar Burton, but Spiner tells Syfy “They’re not serious versions of themselves. They’re a more heightened version of themselves, just like it’s a heightened version of me.”
Fan Fiction: A Mem-Noir: Inspired by True Events will be released on hardcover, ebook and audiobook on October 4, 2021. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.