Sunday, January 29, 2012

Night of the Living Trekkies

Night of the Living Trekkies is about a man named Jim who is burned out after two tours of fighting in Afghanistan. He works a normally low-stress job at a hotel, which one weekend a year hosts a Star Trek Convention. Jim was really into Star Trek before his war experiences made him not care about things or want any responsibility anymore.

Anyway, at the beginning of the convention, which Jim's sister and her friends are attending, Jim notices people are getting bit, then acting strangely, then disappearing. It turns out Houston, TX is being taken over by zombies. Jim must take charge of his sister's group, along with a few other survivors, and get them out of Houston before the secret government branch that's been hiding the zombies decides to drop a nuke to erase all evidence.

I thought this was a pretty good zombie book. I do think that how people become zombies in the first place is a little bit of a cop out, since the authors came up with a plausible reason instead of the true reanimation of a corpse, but it still made for good reading. The authors are also both major Star Trek fans, and I loved all the trivia they inserted into the book. I finished the book in about two days, so it's a quick read at only 253 pages. It's also fairly new, since it just came out in 2010.

1 comment:

  1. As we talked yesterday, I'm not really interested in anything dealing with zombies, but that book does sound interesting.


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