Pride and Prejudice and Zombies publisher Quirk Books will soon bring out Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson reports io9. In Anderson’s novel fans rally to fight off an undead horde unleashed at a Star Trek convention.
Quirk Books’ associate publisher Jason Rekulak says:
“I’ve always felt that a giant convention of fanboys (like the San Diego Comic Con) would be a delightful setting for some kind of genre fiction: mystery, romance, horror, something.”
Dang, great idea! Nobody ever thought of setting a story at an sf convention before except Gene DeWeese and Buck Coulson (Charles Fort Never Mentioned Wombats and Now You See It/Him/Them), Richard Purtill (Murdercon), Bill Warren and Allan Rothstein (Fandom Is a Way of Death), and Sharyn McCrumb (Bimbos of the Death Star and sequel Zombies of the Gene Pool).
(Did I leave anyone out?)
[Thanks to Janice Gelb for the link.]