Star Trek Beyond‘s Zachary Quinto will be the narrator of author John Scalzi’s The Dispatcher novella.
The Dispatcher is “set in a contemporary world just like ours, except for one pretty major twist — people who get murdered have been coming back to life. If you die of natural causes or commit suicide, you stay dead, but murder, much to everyone’s surprise, has become nearly impossible to commit. Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher, someone sent to ‘release” people if, say, they’re in the midst of an operation and are about to die, before they actually go. But when a fellow Dispatcher goes missing, it’s up to Valdez to track him down”
“We were looking for one, obviously someone who has really good acting chops, but also…someone who not only can talk the talk — which they’d have to do with narration — but walks the walk, knows the genre, knows the field, knows about the worlds that we’re going to inhabit,” said Scalzi. “Quinto…has more than a passing understanding of the world of science fiction and fantasy. He’s done far-future stuff, but he’s also done contemporary urban fantasy. When he came up as a possibility, everybody was just like, ‘Oh yeah. That makes total sense.'”
The Dispatcher will be released on October 4.