Fans of both Star Trek and zombies will be happy with the news that Quirk Books, publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, has acquired the rights to publish Night of the Living Trekkies.
Written by Kevin David Anderson, Night of the Living Trekkies is what happens when “Galaxy Quest meets Dawn of the Dead and all hell breaks loose.”
“It’s a zombie apocalypse and only one thing matters: What would Captain Kirk do?” Fans will find out this September when Night of the Living Trekkies is released. “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.”
The story follows a group of “Trekkies,” dressed in homemade uniforms, who are en route to an annual convention. “These fanboys know more than any rational adult should know about Kirk, Spock, Next Generation, particle physics, and black holes,” writes Anderson. “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.”
When asked why Quirk Books picked up the story, associate publisher Jason Rekulak explained. “I’ve always felt that a giant convention of fanboys (like the San Diego Comic Con) would be a delightful setting for some kind of genre fiction, mystery, romance, horror, something,” he said. “Then the manuscript for Night of the Living Trekkies landed on my desk, and I knew I had my book.”
Night of the Living Trekkies is due out September 4.