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Night of the Living Trekkies

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Jim Pike, the disillusioned manager of a hotel that is hosting a Star Trek convention, finds himself leading a ragtag crew of survivors as a strange virus turns the convention-goers into zombies...
Paperback, 253 pages
Published September 15th 2010 by Quirk Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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Star Trek + Zombies...
Kirk Spock McCoy Zombie

This story more than delivered on everything I was hoping for going into it. It met or exceeded expectations in terms of both writing (crisp, polished and very funny) and characters (genuine, endearing, and smart), and the narrative was slick, fast paced and well laid out (i.e., twas nary a boring page). In fact, the overall quality was so surprisingly high that it made me wonder why this book isn’t better known, especially given its popular ingredients.

Zombies...the Final Menace
These are the struggles of
a bunch of Trekkies trying to survive
when a zombie outbreak hits
a Star Trek convention,
to boldly go where no zombie has gone before!

This novel was FUN-tastic! and "creepy good" ;)

Honestly I didn't think that I'd enjoy so much this book and I don't know what made me to buy it but I am truly glad that I did it since it was a wonderful experience.

It was fun, it was entertaining, it was written with great style and inventive.

Most of all, the auth
What can one expect from a book called Night of the Living Trekkies?
1. Freaky zombies
2. Trekkies in homemade uniforms
3. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, Trek references
4. Serious, gory, Zombie slaying madness
5. A Convention on the Edge of Forever
6. Nuclear Blasts
7. Twists and turns
8. Plenty o' death
9. A Kirk style hero and his buxom, leggy, scantily clad partner
10. The obligatory, cheesy, happy-Trek ending
Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall deliver on every expectation and then throw in some s
Two Star Trek convention attendees are on their way to the Klingon Feast. Here is a snippet of their conversation:

"Now you're freaking me out," Gary said.

"I'm freaking myself out," Jim said. "But I know two people who were bitten today. One of them developed a really strange rash on her shoulder. And a lot of my coworkers are calling in sick. Isn't this how zombie movies always start? With lots of minor, seemingly unrelated incidents?"

"There's just one problem with your theory," Gary said. "Zom
Jun 15, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This is a book about a zombie outbreak that takes place in Houston in a hotel that is hosting a Star Trek convention.

Wait, I'm just going to say that again.

This is a book about a zombie outbreak that takes place in Houston in a hotel that is hosting a Star Trek convention.

Whatever you thought of when you read that sentence, whatever expectations entered your head at the sight of those words - hear me now. This book fulfills that promise times one hundred. I am not kidding. This is hilarious,
This is an extremely silly book...but isn't that the point? :D

The blurb says it all. Our hero is Jim Pike (yes, Trekkies -- that's his real name) & he's a young army vet suffering from PTSD after two disastrous tours in Afghanistan. His newest job is glorified bellhop at a Houston convention center named the Botany Bay (yes, Trekkies -- THAT Botany Bay), which is currently playing host to a weekend Star Trek geekfest. But between hosting Klingon dinner parties & chasing face-painted moro
Nov 21, 2010 Terence rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Trekkies of all stripes & Zombieists (?)
Recommended to Terence by: Brad's GR Review
Up to this stardate I've managed to avoid the zombification/vampirization-of-beloved-literary-icons genre (though I have enjoyed the GR reviews of these works) but based on Brad's review and the fact that it's Trek...well, "resistance is futile," as they say.

I'll probably warp through this over the weekend.

A surprisingly good Zombie-Star Trek adventure. You actually kind of really care about what happens to the people in the book: J
Sep 07, 2010 Michael rated it liked it
Ever since zombies invaded the pages of Jane Austen with great success, publishers have been searching for the next great mash-up novel. Earlier this year, we got "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter," a funny take on the historical biography that asked what if Honest Abe was really a vampire slayer? On the other end of the spectrum is the Hugo-nominated zombie/steampunk novel "Boneshaker."

And then, somewhere in the middle is the mash-up, "Night of the Living Trekkies." The story is a satire, bringi
Apr 29, 2015 Sarenna rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, humor, zombies
This book was a lot of fun. The geek in me loved the idea of a zombie outbreak at a Star Trek convention. I'm not a Trekkie by any stretch of the imagination, but I love the Star Trek movies and the original series. How can you not love Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty and Lt. Uhura? And, of course, Mr. Sulu (George Takei is just awesome).

But I digress. This was a fast, fun read. It had the right amount of cheese, gore, one-liners and general geekiness to make this sci-fi nerd happy.

I probably woul
Mike (the Paladin)
I just finished this one and while it's a bit of a mixed bag (seems to be a phrase I use a lot lately) on the whole (as is that one) this is a thoroughly enjoyable book.

This is a sort of cross genre parody seriocomic tale of the zombie a Star Trek convention. There are places where the novel touches on many, many...many books and movies that you almost undoubtedly have seen and read. The best part of the book in my opinion was/is the parody. The cliches from zombie, science fict
Jun 26, 2012 Sesana rated it it was amazing
I'm a proud second-generation Trekker, and everybody knows that zombies are awesome. So when somebody writes a book about a zombie outbreak at a Star Trek convention, my only response has to be, "Shut up and take my money."

Here's the thing: Night of the Living Trekkies works equally well as an affectionate parody of Trekkies/Trekkers and as a zombie book. Seriously. The zombies are frightening, gruesome, and even have an original touch. (Alien parasites! How very Trek.) There's good action, wit
Mary JL
Mar 26, 2014 Mary JL rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Trek /Science fiction fans
I thought this would be a spoof all the way through. I was plesantly surprised to find it much better written than I had expected. Not an award winner---but definitely worth reading once.

The slow build-up of how Jim Pike pulls a diverse group of fans together to survive is well done. I liked the ending. And I do not want to say much because I do not want to spoil things for readers.

It starts a little slow, but I recommend keep reading for a bit. I thought it improved as it went along. It is defi
Oct 07, 2015 Becky rated it liked it
You cannot fault a book that does exactly what it says it will. You can judge this book by its cover. You can judge this book by its name.

I mean c'mon, if you are not immediately enticed by that sick & silly cover, then this book probably just isnt for you. Its for people that love Star Trek, and who love zombies*, and just want to ready some brain candy and have some fun. The book is predictable, but the writing is solid, and you will grin your whole way through.

* I dont love zombies. I am
May 02, 2012 Karla rated it really liked it
I got pretty much what I expected going in: plenty of Trek references, a high body count, digs or references to other sci-fi stuff (Star Wars, Stargate, Aliens, Babylon 5), and scenes where the characters reflect and grow and the music grows louder.

So now that I've popped my mash-up cherry, next up is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. :D
Julie Davis
May 24, 2012 Julie Davis rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Scott Danielson, Heather Ordover, Tamahome
I remember seeing this book when it came out and then it slipped my mind. Stephen's review put it squarely back in the middle of my radar. To be fair, Stephen's reviews are always good reading, but this one was so darned enthusiastic that I paid extra attention.
If you hate both Star Trek and Zombies...

I don’t know what to tell you. You obviously have made some wrong decisions in your life that have led you to this unfortunate circumstance. Maybe you should go and take a long hard look at yoursel
Nov 03, 2010 Gregory rated it really liked it
Take a large Star Trek convention in a big Texas city and add a zombie apocalypse to it along with some delightful characters and you've got a really enjoyable read. The Star Trek (and some Star Wars) references here were thick and fun. It contains a bit of graphic horror but I don't think it's enough to turn most weak stomachs off. All the chapters were named after well known Star Trek episodes. The final couple of concluding chapters were very well done and wrapped up the story quite nicely. Y ...more
Feb 14, 2015 Sharon rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Better than you'd think.
Sep 03, 2014 SuperHeroQwimm rated it really liked it
I grabbed this because I love Star Trek and zombies so the idea was awesome but it was much better then I anticipated. The "zombies" were actually infected with an alien parasite (a similar idea to Stephen Kings Dreamcatcher) and have an inner networking system so they can work together. The story takes place at a hotel hosting Gulfcon or as I like to think of it "Gathering of the Trekkies" (star trek fan cosplay) where a man who works there tries to go from room to room avoiding zombies to find ...more
Jun 19, 2012 Wesley rated it it was amazing
This is one of the cases that either a 4 or 5 would completely suffice. In my case a five, the book had excellent timing for me. The kind of timing that lets you know halfway through that this was the best choice you could make for a book to read at the time. It had what I needed, some old fashioned nerdy laughter with 40% more zombies free.

It’s not long or too short; it was a well-structured efficient zombie story. In the relation of zombies it wasn’t the traditional take, which I didn’t reali
Jubilation Lee
This book absolutely blew me away -- I had been expecting that the first couple of chapters would amuse me but that I would quickly become bored, a la Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. So imagine my surprise when I read the entire thing in one sitting, laughed the whole way through, appreciated the plot twists and was disappointed when it ended!

Kids, you can't go wrong with Trekkies and Amok Time in-jokes, and you can't go wrong with crazed face-eating zombies, and you can't go wrong with alien i
I figured this might be a bit silly, but this book surprised me. Yes, there is silliness, but mixed in with gore, an exciting zombie story-line, and entertaining characters, this novel delivers on its promise of bringing a fun and geeky read to fans of Star Trek, Conventions, and Zombies.

The Convention world within the world, is briefly explored, with a peak at a few of the Trekkers before the world falls apart. The characters are defined well enough to be easy to keep track of who each of them
Jun 28, 2012 Jakob rated it it was amazing
I was a bit skeptical about this book considering the name and all but after reading Stephen's review I was pretty much sold. The book did not disappoint. The characters were solid and likable, the story three tons of fun, and the zombies were actually interesting in their own way.

As I child I watched the old Star Trek, as a preteen I watched the Next Gen, as a teenager I watched Night of the living Dead, Braindead, etc. so this was a very fun combination for me.

Jose Luis Meza Garcia
Mar 03, 2015 Jose Luis Meza Garcia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
What a great book!!! It never occured to me that Star Trek with zombies could be so great!! Even though I've only watched the movies and some episodes of The Next Generation, I could understood everything, and I'm sure that people with more knowledge on the Star Trek World will have a better time with the book than what I had.

The plot is simple, weird but very effective. On a Star Trek world, a zombie outbreak happens and the survivors have to get together and try to escape. Won't spoil anything
Oct 25, 2014 KristenR rated it it was amazing
What a fun ride! Trekkies wielding bat'leths and tasers against zombies at a convention. I simply couldn't put it down.
Jan 10, 2015 Ladiibbug marked it as to-read
Shelves: wish-list
Zombies + Star Trek convention ;-)
Nov 24, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies, sci-fi, fantasy, humor
Being a major Star Trek fan I had to get this book as soon as I saw it. This was a really fun novel as far as I am concerned. The writing was great and made good use of the world of Star Trek and its characters as well as those from Star Wars ( Personally I don't think there would have been a Star Wars if not for Star Trek to lead the way). There were what I believe were a few nods, though I could be wrong, to characters from the show. The characters for the most part were interesting and felt f ...more
Joseph R.
Jun 07, 2013 Joseph R. rated it really liked it
Shelves: zombie, read-2013
In the field of genre mash ups, there are very few clever twists, but they can be golden when they come. Take Night of the Living Trekkies. The story is about a Star Trek convention in a Houston hotel that is overrun by a zombie outbreak. Instead of just sticking zombies in Star Trek (isn't that what the Borg are?), the story is pulled closer to our own world by being about Star Trek fans and how they would deal with zombies. Sure, Kirk would just knock their brains out, Prime Directive be damne ...more
Aug 06, 2011 Minna rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Trekkers who like zombies
Recommended to Minna by: A friend
Intertextuality. Some books can pull it off, some can't. This book can't.

I don't consider myself a trekkie. I have not seen all episodes, series or movies but I have a lot of trekker friends who sometimes make feel like I have. Despite all of that I got probably about 90% of all the hints in this book. It helps being into Star Wars as well. This is probably meant to introduce people who don't watch Star Trek into the book, but those who are going to read it are most likely already into the fand
Feb 17, 2011 Julia rated it really liked it
As zombies books go, this is fun, a little funny and fast. Jim Pike is a former Trekkie who spent two tours in Afghanistan and now gets a boring job in a hotel. A hotel in Houston that is having a Star Trek convention. Houston has been overrun by zombies. His sister Rayna comes to the Con.

‘“There’s got to be another way,” Rayna said. “There always is.”
“There might be if this were a Star Trek episode, but it’s not. This is a zombie movie. The rules are different.”
“Enlighten me,” Rayna said.
Patrick D'Orazio
Apr 09, 2011 Patrick D'Orazio rated it it was amazing
I won Night of the Living Trekkies through a website and held on to it for a couple of months before deciding to take a stab at it. My first recollection of the book, before I received it, was the book trailer I saw on the internet. It struck me more as a movie trailer than one for a book, and I was joking with my friends that I wanted to go see the movie and not bother with the book because it was so well done. But after checking the book out, I have to admit, it was a lot of fun and I'm glad I ...more
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