One of the largest organized group of fans are probably the Trekkers (or Trekkies depending on your preference).
For those of you who don’t know, a Trekker is a fanatic of the Star Trek universe. The term was first applied to a group of these fans dressed up in Star Trek attire at the World Science Fair Convention in 1967.
And not much has changed since then. They still get together for conventions, and since Comic-Con is currently under way, I felt this an appropriate time to send a message to all my Trekkers out there.
It is time for you to SERIOUSLY REGROUP. You got a whole new makeover thanks to J.J. Abrams and the new Star Trek movie. Star Trek was actually cool again, and you gained what I like to call pseudo-fans.
Now, take a look at this book and see why you’ve got me in a tizzy.
There is a void in the alternate universe that demands to be filled. Iliana Ghemor, the Cardassian operative who years ago was altered in both body and mind to replace Kira Nerys, dreams of fulfilling a prophecy that will mark her as the one true Emissary of that other reality — a messianic figure who could lead her followers into an era of renewed hope…or an age of deepening darkness.
Ghemor’s claim to the mantle of the Emissary is by no means certain, however, as the inexorable pull of providence tugs also at other souls who are swept into the vortex of the Prophets, the remote and timeless beings who have set these strange events in motion.
But the stakes are higher than anyone imagines: for the outcome of this struggle for the fate of one universe will ripple across many others, and become the key to unlocking a future that will prove to be the greatest trial yet for the heroes of station Deep Space 9.
What does that description even mean?!?! And seriously, what the hell is that cover all about?
Trekkers, do you see how ridiculous this looks?! Have some pride, don’t let people think you’ll let just ANYONE write a half-assed book about your beloved Star Trek universe. Put out some quality work. Put your best men (and women) at the front. Let the world believe in the power of the Star Trek nation.
Until then, the only reason I’ll pay attention to Star Trek is going to be this right here.
peace & love
*Disclaimer: I’m sure a true Trekker knows exactly what this book is about (and probably has even read it). But just let me have this will ya?!