Review of Night of the Living Trekkies

nightof-the-living-trekkiesA zombie outbreak at a Star Trek convention. Yes, that’s right.

I’ve always been a Star Trek fan, so this book was right up my alley. But even if you’re not a Trekkie (I’m sorry, Trekker), you will get a kick out of this.

The premise is pretty simple. There’s a zombie apocalypse starting in Houston, and a group of survivors is stuck in the Botany Bay hotel, where they were attending the fifth annual GulfCon Star Trek Convention. Most of the attendees came in cosplay, dressed up as officers from the Enterprise or as Klingons, Vulcans, Andorians, and other classic alien races from Star Trek. There’s even a zombie Borg marching band. Yes, a zombie Borg marching band.

The con attendees are forced to fight for survival, using whatever they can get their hands on, which luckily includes some bat’leths and lirpa that a convention vendor brought to sell to some eager fans. There’s a lot of classic zombie hacking with a sci fi twist as the survivors fight their way to safety while trying to discover how the zombie outbreak started and what they can do to stop it.

There are enough Star Trek references in this book to delight any fan, from the more well-known movies like Wrath of Khan, to more obscure episodes of the original series, like Spock’s Brain. But the references are spaced out well enough that even someone who’s never seen an episode of Star Trek will be able to enjoy the book for the offbeat humor and the zombie-slaying action. The characters are well-developed outside of their cosplaying and love for sci fi, and you’ll end up rooting for them by the end.

Seriously, Star Trek and Zombies. Go read it.

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