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Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson
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Feb 17, 11

bookshelves: dystopian, humor, science-fiction, star-trek
Read in February, 2011

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.
“Star Trek is all about applying the Federation’s high-minded ideas to difficult situations,” Jim said. “No matter how bad things get, you’re supposed to play by the don’t-shoot-first, don’t-mess- with-pre-warp-cultures, don’t-alter-the timeline-rules. But in the zombie universe, it’s all about jettisoning everything – morality, sentimentality, weaklings – that might keep you from seeing the next sunrise. Because no matter how impeccably you behave, you’ll never bring the other side to your way of thinking. They don’t think. They just kill.”(p.203)
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