I think so.
Coming next year from Simon & Schuster and Cider Mill Press, this is intended as a parody of the classic Fun With Dick and Jane children’s books. From the marketing copy:
“See the Enterprise. See the Enterprise go boldly. Go Go Go, Enterprise! Go Boldly! Join Kirk and Spock as they go boldly where no parody has gone before!
Since the 1930’s, the book Fun with Dick and Jane and its various adaptations have helped children learn to read. It’s inspired several parodies and movie and television references, but none as amusing as this clever spoof, written with Trekkies in mind! The characteristic simplicity of the classic book is used in Fun with Kirk and Spock, delighting Star Trek fans with creative sequences and humorous illustrations.”
This will either be a total train wreck, or one of the funniest things ever.
My only complaint? I’m not writing it.
I have been hoping forever that Pocket or someone would just throw caution to the winds and–much like Star Wars, DC and Marvel Comics, and other big entertainment properties have done–embrace the whimsy and goofy fun to be had with Star Trek. Star Wars floored me last year with Darth Vader and Son, and all I could think at the time was, “Why can’t Star Trek do fun shit like this?”
Bit by little bit, it’s been coming. Fun comics projects and the odd toy here and there, and now, finally, books. I for one think it’s great. We Trekkies tend to take our fandom a bit too seriously on occasion, and it’s good to poke a little hole in our bubble from time to time. I’m obviously hoping this book sells, and that it opens the door a bit for more off-the-wall projects.
Bring it, yo. Go Go Go!