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Night of the Living Trekkies

Night of the Living Trekkies

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by Kevin David Anderson, Sam Stall
     
 

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Journey to the final frontier of sci-fi zombie horror!
 
Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston.
 
But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for

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Journey to the final frontier of sci-fi zombie horror!
 
Jim Pike was the world’s biggest Star Trek fan—until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston.
 
But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science-fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi—plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!
 
As bloody corpses stumble to life and the planet teeters on the brink of total apocalypse, Jim must deliver a ragtag crew of fanboys and fangirls to safety. Dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers, their prime directive is to survive. But how long can they last in the ultimate no-win scenario?

Editorial Reviews

Yvonne Zipp
…offers plenty of wit with its alien-infested corpses.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Science fiction geekdom meets the zombie apocalypse in this engaging and genuinely funny parody. Disillusioned army vet Jim Pike is home from Afghanistan and working as a "glorified bellhop" in a hotel in Houston that's preparing to host hundreds of Star Trek fans for GulfCon, the "biggest all-Trek con in the South." The already surreal convention turns nightmarish when convention-goers begin turning into cannibalistic zombies. As tricorder-wielding flesh-eaters overrun the city, Pike and a small band of survivors, armed with Klingon bat'leths and Vulcan lirpas, must find a way to escape. The fusion of campy zombie-powered storyline, abundant Star Trek trivia, and hilarious one-liners makes this an utterly unforgettable read that will be cherished by Trekkies, Trekkers, and horror fans alike.
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From the Publisher
“Absolutely terrifying!”—Fangoria

“Has the zombiepocalypse ended its undead run on bookstores yet? Not if Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall can help it.”—Los Angeles Times, Jacket Copy

 “A fun, highly readable action tale packed with obscure Trek references, all wrapped in a sturdy, fast-paced and cinematic story.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Shock Room

“Lovers of the zombie genre will definitely breeze through this book, while Star Trek fans will revel in the abundance of in-jokes and shout-outs to their beloved franchise.”—Geeks of Doom
Library Journal
Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead looks at Hamlet from the viewpoint of two minor characters on the sidelines. This book has the same kind of feel, as if a big-budget zombie blockbuster is being played out in Houston and we're watching the effects on a small group, filmed with shaky hand-cams and cell phones. Setting a zombie novel at a Star Trek convention could have been dreadful, but it really works, with multifaceted characters and a plot that's funny but not ridiculous. Geeky in-jokes abound, including chapter titles taken from the names of Star Trek episodes. BZG Trekkie zombies are alien invaders in the form of an infectious agent.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594745164
Publisher:
Quirk Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Series:
Quirk Fiction
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
355,310
File size:
1 MB

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Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall are lifelong science-fiction geeks and proud of it. Mr. Anderson lives in California, and Mr. Stall lives in Indianapolis.

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