12/15/2012, 05:37 PM
Preface: I'm a huge Star Trek nerd. I don't own any uniforms or anything, but that's just out of self respect (and the fact that the uniform I'd buy if I was going to do such is out of my reasonable price range). Trekkie, Trekker, whatever you want to call me, I <3 Star Trek.
I have, for several years now, been working on a fan fiction series titled Star Trek: Aldrin. I started it a while back and have so far written three-and-a-half complete novels, though thanks to the rules set forth by official licensed Star Trek published Pocket Books, they stand no chance of being published. Plus, it doesn’t help that the direction in which they've taken the Star Trek literary universe post-Star Trek Nemesis is altogether incompatible with what I've done with Aldrin (the series is set shortly after Nemesis but well before the destruction wrought in the future in JJ Abrams' 2009 Star Trek film, which I also greatly enjoy, but don't really factor into my stories, considering it's an alternate universe). I'll have a much more detailed and longer blog post on the whole deal once it goes live.
So, I'm going to be publishing Aldrin online, free of charge to any who want it. I've set up a little website - startrekaldrin.com - where I'll be making Aldrin available, but right now my final draft is with my volunteer editor (he's got his work cut out for him, considering my propensity for making silly mistakes when putting 100,000 words to the keyboard).
In the meantime, I've put up a preview of the prologue and first chapter of Star Trek: Aldrin, book one, Sic Semper Tyrannis here: http://startrekaldrin.com/sic-semper-tyrannis/
If you're into such things, I wouldn't mind hearing your thoughts. And as soon as the rest is ready to go live, it will do so. I'm super excited about this!