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Captain Picard, Commander Riker, and Lieutenant Data made history on the bridge of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation...but what about the crewmen of the lower decks? Captain Sisko, Commander Worf, and the crew of Deep Space Nine were posted on a space station...so how did time travel become such a big part of their greatest adventures? What was the key to the Starship Voyager getting home safe and sound from the Delta Quadrant? Is Captain Kathryn Janeway the greatest of all Star Trek captains because of her decisive command style? Find the answers to these questions and more in Trek Off! In this collection of short essays, award-winning Star Trek writer Robert Jeschonek explores the worlds of Trek, from The Next Generation to Voyager. Join him on a journey through time and space in a search for the secrets of the Trek universe.
This volume, a tribute to the greatest science fiction epic of our age, includes four essays: "Lower Decks," "Past Tense," "Final Authority," and "To Boldly Go Where No Comic Book Has Gone Before: 10 Star Trek Comic Book Lost Treasures." These essays are collected here for the first time.
Robert T. Jeschonek knows his Trek. He won the national grand prize in the Strange New Worlds writing contest. He is one of a handful of authors chosen to write stories in the Star Trek: New Frontier universe. His latest Trek fiction appears in Star Trek Corps of Engineers: Out of the Cocoon. Now he invites you to ponder some of the cool questions of Trek, explore some exciting lost comic book treasures, and boldly follow in the footsteps of the legion of Trek fans who have gone before.
"Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent..." – Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Starship series
"Jeschonek´s stories are delightfully insane, a pleasure to read…" – Fabio Fernandes, Fantasy Book Critic
"Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman." – Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series and Black Dust Mambo
Four essays plus novel preview
About the Author
Robert Jeschonek is on his own personal mission to boldly go where no writer has gone before. He never stops pushing the limits, whether he’s writing Star Trek fiction for Pocket/Gallery Books or articles for Star Trek Magazine. In fact, his far-future multi-crew mashup, “Our Million-Year Mission,” won the grand prize in Pocket Books' nationwide Star Trek: Strange New Worlds contest. (The story was so unique, the judges created a new category for it.) Robert has also written Doctor Who fiction, Batman and Justice Society comics, and galaxies of edgy and surprising science fiction. He has won an International Book Award, a Forward National Literature Award, and a Scribe Award for Best Original Novel from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Visit him online at www.thefictioneer.com. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter.