Fan Fiction

Fan Fiction

Fan Fiction is a book about Brent Spiner, who played Data on Star Trek: TNG, written by Brent Spiner. It has a real setting and at least some real characters. It also is fiction, per its title and prologue.

Brent is being stalked by a person who represents herself as Lal, Data’s daughter on one of the show’s episodes, The Offspring. First up, a smelly pork gift. Then, increasingly threatening letters. Brent calls in the calvary: studio security, local police, the FBI, and a hired bodyguard. Complications ensue.

The plot itself is rather bland. However, it is intriguing to see the backstage life of Star Trek: TNG and television stars in general. Because I barely remember Star Trek: TNG, I did watch The Offspring episode just for some background. But that’s not necessary to enjoy the book. Overall, Fan Fiction will appeal to Trekkers and aspiring actors but not as much to mystery fans. 3 stars.

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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