Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Night of the Living Trekkies

Night of the Living Trekkies. Kevin David Anderson & Sam Stall. 2010. July 2010. Quirk Publishing. 256 pages.

It was late winter of 2009, and Jim Pike was in Afghanistan.

Jim Pike, our narrator and a war veteran, is working security for a Houston hotel hosting GulfCon, a Star Trek Convention. But this convention will soon be unlike any other--for the convention--and eventually Houston itself--will be overrun with zombies. Pike teams up with an assorted crew of survivors--many Trekkies--their mission is to survive long enough to escape Houston, for they fear that when help comes, it will not be a distinguishing help. It's dramatic; it's violent; it's funny.

I am not a fan of zombie novels. I'm not. I am not a big fan of violence--blood, guts, etc. But I am a Star Trek fan. And I can appreciate a good, quirky read. So while this one may not be for everyone, I enjoyed spending an afternoon with this one.

© 2011 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

5 comments:

Ms. Yingling 4:51 AM  

It's Trekker. Trekker. And I may have to buy this for my best friend!

cleemckenzie 8:25 AM  

Trekker checking in. Can't say this cover would entice me to take the book home. Kind of grim, no?

Debi 8:03 AM  

My husband just read this, and enjoyed it...but he just hasn't been able to entice me to pick it up. :P

Jenny 12:40 PM  

I got this for Christmas, but still haven't gotten around to reading it. Glad you thought it was a good read!

BRENT 10:30 PM  

I really enjoyed this! The premise of a sci-fi conention being over run with zombies was really unique. I like how the authors are both sci-fi geeks who have taken their hobby and poked a bit of fun at it!

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