Sunday, March 07, 2010

Night of the Living Trekkies

Coming soon...

Night of the Living Trekkies
"Night of the Living Trekkies"
by Kevin David Anderson & Sam Stall

Via Sea of Stories:
It’s a zombie apocalypse and only one thing matters: What would Captain Kirk do? Just as "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" blended monster mayhem with the world of regency romance, "Night of the Living Trekkies" mixes a zombie apocalypse with the enduring mythology of Star Trek. Our story follows a rag-tag group of “Trekkies” en route to an annual Star Trek convention. Arriving with homemade uniforms, glued-on prosthetics, and plastic phasers, these fanboys know more than any rational adult should know about Kirk, Spock, Next Generation, particle physics, and black holes. But when aliens release a zombie plague upon the Earth, all of this “Starfleet training” suddenly becomes a lot more relevant. Our fanboys find themselves trapped in the Botany Bay Hotel and Convention Center — and desperate to escape. And one reluctant fan will discover his inner Trekkie, rise up, and take command of the crew. Fast, funny, and loaded with countless references to Star Trek, geek culture, and science fiction conventions, "Night of the Living Trekkies" will appeal to anyone who enjoys science fiction, horror, and the comic scene.

$14.95 (USA price) - Quirk Publishing, 4 Sept 2010.

... mash-up novel, "mixing a zombie apocalypse with the enduring mythology of Star Trek," will join such Quirk Books titles as "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and "Android Karenina".
(And the author is Kevin David Anderson, not the more well-known Kevin J Anderson.)

Chekov: "Botany Bay. Botany Bay? Oh no! We have to get out of here."

Funny thing is, one of my regular haunts, the Novotel Hotel and Convention Centre at Brighton-le-Sands here in Sydney, is on the shores of Botany Bay:

I wonder if the parody novel is set in Australia?

1 comment:

Therin of Andor said...

Have you seen the wonderful book trailer?