Parallel Trekking

09-Feb-07 9:30 AM by
Filed under Humor, Star Trek; 4 comments.

I've found a couple amalgamations of Star Trek with other media, but the following is one of the most amusing I've encountered:

If more serious variations on the Star Trek universe appeal to you, check out the upcoming book Glass Empires, an anthology of tales from the Mirror Universe, encompassing TOS, TNG, and Enterprise. I guess they think DS9 has had enough Mirror stories — yet the arc in the current DS9 novels is leading toward that stage. I wonder what the tie-in is?

4 Responses to “Parallel Trekking”

  1. Dayton Ward adds:

    "I guess they think DS9 has had enough Mirror stories…."

    Actually, a second trade paperback, Obsidian Alliances, will be out in March, containing more mirror stories, 1 each for DS9, Voyager, as well as the book-spinoff New Frontier.

    — Dayton

  2. Ken Gagne adds:

    Thank you for the clarification — and right from the horse's mouth! The e-newsletter I received from didn't mention the follow-up. I've now preordered it at my local book store.

    Thanks again!

  3. GeneD adds:

    Like time travel, parallel universe stories are something that Star Trek has done well — to the point of being copied by nearly every space opera since, see Stargate SG1 for examples. Unfortunately, some franchise writers have gotten lazy and relied too heavily on certain plot devices rather than develop the characters in the "prime" universe… That's not to say that I don't enjoy a darker "Mirror Universe" story once in a while, but how many have taken up the challenge of realistically depicting and exploring Gene Roddenberry's optimistic vision of a possible future?

  4. Ken Gagne adds:

    I got a call from the book store yesterday that my copy of Glass Empires has come in.

    I'll probably set it aside until after I've seen the fourth season of Enterprise, which is currently sitting unwatched among my DVD collection. :-\