Shatnerquake–A Review

There are a few chosen men that stand above all others. William Shatner is such a man!  In honor of his greatness, Jeff Burk wrote the definitive William Shatner novel; Shatnerquake. Let me get the review parts out of the way first. This is bizarro storytelling at its finest, fast, entertaining and completely, well, bizarre. By any other literary standard it is trash, but I like to think of it as quality trash.

The plot is simple. Bruce Campbell cult members detonate a “Fiction Bomb” at “Shatnercon” in an attempt to smite the false prophet and reduce competition in the direct-to-dvd movie market. The bomb alters reality and allows all the various incarnations of Shatner in to our world.

Denny Crane, Kirk, TJ Hooker, Rescue 911 Shatner and others (remember Esperanto Shatner?) start wreaking havoc at a fan convention. I especially enjoyed Rescue 911 Shatner narrating the deaths of innocent victims. Of course the author goes after the fanboy tropes, but does not spare Shatner his sharp pen either.  Some of it is quite funny, some of it is just stupid, but the entire book (all 83 pages of it) is a blast if you want to turn off your brain and bask in the glory that is Shatner.

My favorite line in the entire book is the last sentence of page 56. Worth the price of the book in my opinion all by itself.

Trask, The Last Tyromancer



Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

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