Treks Not Taken: What If Stephen King, Anne Rice, Kurt Vonnegut, and Other Literary Greats Had Written Episodes of Star Trek : The Next Generation?
Treks Not Taken What If Stephen King Anne Rice Kurt Vonnegut and Other Literary Greats Had Written Episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation Author:Steven R. Boyett, Harpercollinsp Harperperennial Library Parody: The Final Frontier 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... more » of alternative universes and 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 sleeps and shops her way around the galaxy
a Melvillean place where Moby Trek lies in wait
...and many more. Boldly go where no one has gone before with this stellar combination of high art and high comedy.« less
Denise (GordonSetter) reviewed Treks Not Taken: What If Stephen King, Anne Rice, Kurt Vonnegut, and Other Literary Greats Had Written Episodes of Star Trek : The Next Generation? on + 5 more book reviews
The stories in this collection are a mixed bag. One or two had me chuckling out loud, a couple were clever enough to make me smile, the rest were just boring. I was quite disappointed. I think the author did a pretty fair job writing in the style of some of the world's literary giants, but maybe too good a job. If you don't like Anne Rice when she writes her own stuff, you probably won't like her style even when the setting and characters are those you love. If you are a big ST fan you will probably want to at least read this to say you did. If you are a die-hard fan, you will probably want to add this to your collection for the sake of collecting, not necessarily because it's a great book.