"Pearlman nails it." --Maria Sciullo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“A quirky and hilarious parody!” --BookPage.com
“Quite simply the funniest and most authentic send-up of Trek I have seen… ever!” --TrekMovie.com
Since the 1930’s, Fun with Dick and Jane has inspired several parodies, but none as amusing as this clever trekkie spoof! This Prime Directive primer steps through The Guardian of Forever to a simpler time of reading, writing, and red shirts.
Fun with Kirk and Spock premiered at BookCon in May of 2014. Publisher Cider Mill Press hosted an author signing and book giveaway that was met with amazing enthusiasm from readers of all ages!
Author Robb Pearlman attended Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas and held a book signing that sold out within minutes! Pearlman was able to meet a number of cast members from the Original Series at the convention, and even met up with Fun with Kirk and Spock illustrator Gary Shipman!
Recently, New York Times best selling author Dayton Ward reviewed Fun with Kirk and Spock, predicting that it is a "candidate for Best Trek book ever", and hosted a "caption this" contest on his blog. StarTrek.com featured a stellar interview with Pearlman in their FIRST LOOK section, and Gizmodo promoted Fun with Kirk and Spock to their Australian audience. MightyMega describe the book as "a must own", and Members of the Trek BBS community have also called the book "an early contender for the best Star Trek book of 2014."
About the Author
Robb Pearlman is the Associate Publisher of Universe Books, Calendars, and Licensing at Rizzoli International Publications, and a bestselling author whose recent titles include 101 Ways to Use a Unicorn (Universe, 2014), 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie (Universe, 2013), and Nerd Haiku (Lyons, 2012). He is also an editor of pop culture books, which have included Stuck on Star Trek and Zombies on Film: The Definitive Story of Undead Cinema.
About the Illustrator
Gary Shipman is a self taught professional artist. He was born in 1966 and his work is collected worldwide, some highlights include being nominated for Eisner, Harvey, and Russ Manning Awards for the comic book series Pakkins' Land. Gary’s work has been published through Alias Comic, Caliber Press, Disney Publishing, Image Comics, and Zondervan. He has been exploring different styles of art for more than 29 years with no formal art training.
About the Publisher
From seed to harvest, Cider Mill Press strives to bring fine reading, information, and entertainment together between the covers of its creatively crafted books. Cider Mill Press is an independent publisher with bestselling publications. Along with our children’s imprint, Applesauce Press, we combine top-notch design, unique formats and fresh, interesting content to create truly innovative gift books.
“Are you ready for a fun Star Trek book? One that's ideal for both longtime adult fans and kids, too? Then, get ready to beam up Fun with Kirk and Spock.”