Now it can be revealed, on this most hallowed day, exactly 50 years since the first episode of Star Trek was broadcast: ATB Publishing will be releasing an Outside In volume just about the original Star Trek crew, including the animated series and the movies, and just like Outside In 1 and 2, which were about Doctor Who, every installment gets an essay that looks at, in this case, Trek from an odd angle - unpopular opinions, atypical formats (log entries? poems? restaurant reviews? sure!), arcane specialties, what have you. That's 117 articles by 117 authors, some well-known (Robert Greenberger, David McIntee), some obscure (Siskoid).
Yes, I'm in there. I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute to Outside In 2, and this time, had a little more leeway about which story I could pick. And someone, I still chose Assignment: Earth. Go figure. Well, I'm proud of it, and can't wait to read the rest of the collection once it gets here.
The book should drop in October, but it's already up for pre-orders at the ATB site. We've all donated our fees to a children's HIV/AIDS charity, if that's extra incentive. A good pre-sale should help get it out on time.
Outside In Boldly Goes, 117 New Perspectives on 117 Classic Star Trek Stories by 117 Writers