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Treks Not Taken: What If Stephen King, Anne Rice, Kurt Vonnegut and Other Literary Greats Had Written Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation?


From the back cover
Now you can cruise the most hilarious sector of the space-time continuum, with this collection of twenty Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes not by the leading lights of the Western literary tradition: James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Jackie Collins...
Steven Boyett transports you into the sort of alternate universes any avid reader or Trekker would love:
  • a Clancy-like realm where the Enterprise crew mobilizes to fix Captain Picard's broken watch
  • a Heller-esque domain where you can only get out of Starfleet if you're crazy – and, if you want to get out of Starfleet, you're clearly not crazy
  • a Collins-ish netherworld where Counselor Demanda Troi shops and sleeps her way around the galaxy
  • a Melvillian place where the Great White Hole lies in wait
...and many more.
Boldly go where no one has gone before with this stellar combination of high art and high comedy.

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