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January 4, 2012

Win The ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ series, ‘Night Of The Living Trekkies’, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’, ‘The Star Trek Book of Opposites’, plus more, courtesy of Quirk Books and Geeky Pleasures

On January 9, it is my birthday. In honour of 36 revolutions around the Sun, I thought it would be fun to give one lucky reader a box filled with awesometastic goodies. These goodies will be provided courtesy of one of my favourite publishers, Quirk Books (@quirkbooks). They’ve put together what I think is a squee-worthy package of books AND associated swag.

What are these books and this swag of which I speak? I’m glad you inquired. One lucky reader will receive the following:

  1. Night of the Living Trekkies + Red Shirt ‘Expendable’ Wristbands
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children + signed poster
  3. The Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trilogy + Pride and Prejudice and Zombies postcards
  4. The Star Trek Book of Opposites, signed

Total value of the above six books, not including value of the swag: $81.74.

Before I get to the contest details, I want to point out the following:

  • Read my review of Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall here;
  • Read my review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs here;
  • Read my review of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith here;
  • Listen to/ download my Geeky Pleasures Radio Show interview with Steve Hockensmith (@MrHockensmith) here.

Contest Details:

1) Leave a comment letting me know one of the following, but if you choose to answer all four, good on you!:

  1. What was your favourite book of 2011?
  2. How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?
  3. If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be?
  4. Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why?

2) Only one comment per person. Leaving multiple comments will disqualify you. When leaving a comment, please use a valid e-mail address so that I can notify you if you win.

3) You have until Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 23:59 PST to leave a comment. At that time, I’ll use a random number generator to select one winner. Winner will be notified by e-mail on Monday, January 9, 2012. Winner will be announced on this website on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 16:00 PST.

4) If you have any questions, please e-mail me.

I hope many of you participate in this contest, and spread the word. It would make this birthday all that more special to me!

If you are unfamiliar with any of the titles in this giveaway, continue reading for book synopses.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – $12.95
Jane Austen
Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton-and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers-and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead.

Complete with 10 wonderfully graphic illustrations, this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen’s classic novel to new legions of fans. Jane Austen is the author of Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, and other masterpieces of English literature. Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of How to Survive a Horror Movie and The Big Book of Porn. He lives in Los Angeles.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Deadfuls – $12.95
Steve Hockensmith

With more than one million copies in print, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was the surprise publishing phenomenon of 2009. A best seller on three continents, PPZ has been translated into 17 languages and optioned to become a film starring Natalie Portman.

In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early-nineteenth-century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a naïve young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry. Written by acclaimed novelist (and Edgar Award nominee) Steve Hockensmith, PPZII invites Austen fans to step back into Regency England, Land of the Undead!

STEVE HOCKENSMITH is an award-winning novelist and reporter. His mystery Holmes on the Range was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. He lives in Alameda, California.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After – $12.95
Steve Hockensmith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and its prequel, Dawn of the Dreadfuls, were both New York Times best sellers, with a combined 1.3 million copies in print. Now the PPZ trilogy comes to a thrilling conclusion with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After.

The story opens with our newly married protagonists, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, defending their village from an army of flesh-eating “unmentionables.” But the honeymoon has barely begun when poor Mr. Darcy is nipped by a rampaging dreadful. Elizabeth knows the proper course of action is to promptly behead her husband (and then burn the corpse, just to be safe). But when she learns of a miracle antidote under development in London, she realizes there may be one last chance to save her true love—and for everyone to live happily ever after.

STEVE HOCKENSMITH is an award-winning novelist and reporter. His mystery Holmes on the Range was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony awards. He lives in Alameda, California.

Night of the Living Trekkies – $14.95
Kevin David Anderson
Sam Stall

This sci-fi/zombie/comedy/adventure follows a group of rag-tag Trekkies getting together for the fifth annual GulfCon (billed as the “largest Starfleet Convention in the western Gulf Coast region”). Our heroes are dressed in homemade uniforms and armed with prop phasers-but soon find themselves defending their hotel and convention center against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Suddenly, all of their useless knowledge about particle physics and old Star Trek episodes has genuine real-world applications! And while hotel employees and regular civilians are dying left and right, our Trekkies summon strength and courage by emulating their favorite starship-voyaging characters. Packed with hundreds of gags referencing Star Trek, Star Wars, comic books, and fan conventions, Night of the Living Trekkies reads like the strange lovechild of Galaxy Quest and Dawn of the Dead.

Journey to the final frontier of zombie science-fiction satire! KEVIN DAVID ANDERSON and SAM STALL are lifelong Trekkies. Mr. Anderson lives in California and Mr. Stall lives in Indianapolis.

*This is an original work of parody and is not officially sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by the owners of the Star Trek® brand.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (Hardcover) – $17.99
Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather— were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Ransom Riggs is an author living in Los Angeles.

The Star Trek Book of Opposites (Board Book) – $9.95
David Borgenicht

Is your child exploring strange new words? Or are you simply a Trekkie who needs a goofy gift for a fellow-fan friend? The Star Trek Book of Opposites will transport you together to an exciting voyage of silly educational fun, pairing colorful photographs of Star Trek’s classic heroes and aliens to introduce the concept of opposites through immediate visual humor.

With the help of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, you can teach children the meaning of happy and sad, open and closed, apart and together, and much more. With a hip, up-market design sensibility, The Star Trek Book of Opposites will make a great kitschy gift for Trekkies of all ages.

David Borgenicht attended his first Star Trek convention when he was nine years old. He is the coauthor of all the books in the New York Times best-selling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series and the author of The Jewish Mother Goose and Sesame Street Unpaved, among many other titles. He lives with his family in Philadelphia.

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  1. 1. What was your favourite book of 2011?
    Oooh. I’m going to interpret that to mean my favorite that I READ in 2011 as opposed to one that was written then (my reading is backlogged). That’s a toughie. I read a lot. While I did have a fine time reading (and editing the ebook of) “Sister of the Wolf” by Joseph Lamb, I’ll have to give the “favourite” title to “My Dog Needs Surgery” by Steve Hockensmith. Short stories and essays, easily digested, and full of wit and humor, with enough sincerity to “make it real”. And HEY! Cute dog!

    2. How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?
    Free advice… get out of Canada when the zombiepocolypse comes. The cold preserves zombies and just prolongs the fight. Down here in the South we let the heat and bacteria work for us, and I’ve prepared by living in a rural area where not only is the spread of zombieism slower, but the zombies are spread out so you have a better chance of picking them off one at a time. Also, besides having a stock of guns and ammunition and enough practice so that I CAN pick them off one at a time, I’ve had a lot of bat’leth practice using a bow saw. I think that’s gonna come in real handy. Since my neighbors have a Ditch Witch and a Bobcat (bulldozer), disposing of the zombie corpses won’t be that labor intensive. (Yeah, we take our zombiepocolypse seriously down here in South Carolina).

    3. If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be?
    As it so happens, I DO have a peculiar ability: I can turn my feet around so they’re pointed behind me. It’s freaky, so don’t try this at home. I also have an epic ability to engage in frustrating conversation. But if I had to choose one that I don’t already have… hmm… I would choose a mutant-level ability to converse in any language. Then I could use the aforementioned epic ability on anyone. Look out, world!

    4. Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why?
    Are you KIDDING me?! SCOTTY (from TOS, the new movie, and STNG’s “Relics”)! Any man that can beam onto a starship traveling at warp, reverse-engineer a Romulan cloaking device in only 20 minutes, hotwire a transporter into a diagnostic loop to survive certain death, drink an Andromedan under the table (“it’s grrreen”), AND sit in the center chair when required gets my vote! I work in tech specifically because of Montgomery Scott’s influence. Now there’s a man who didn’t know the meaning of the word “can’t” (or “canna” as the case may be). Just a resigned, “Aye, Cap’n, I’ll see what I can do,” and a last minute pull-a-theory-out-of-my-nethers-and-save-the-day solution without which Kirk, Spock, and crew would have been greasy spots on a Klingon windshield. And after having been “on ice” for seventy-five years he STILL has the chops to school Geordie LaForge in what it means to be a STAR FLEET ENGINEER.

  2. It’s a standard superpower set, so I don’t know if it counts as peculiar per se, but the 2-for-1 combo of telepathy/telekinesis sounds amazing. They usually come together, that’s why I’m counting them as one. They’re extremely useful and potentially incredibly versitile powers, so I think they’re probably the best you can do ability-wise.

  3. Robert Kappenhagen

    Hi Jules!

    1) The Book: I reread books constantly, so by that standard, one of my favorites to read is “The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide” by Douglass Adams. I started reading “Why does E=MC(squared)” by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw but haven’t completed it yet. But as it looks, it’s more than likely going to be my favorite. I started it in 2011 but haven’t finished it yet. I always have a book list.

    2) Survive the Zombie Apocalypse: No. I wouldn’t survive it. I put a lot of thought into this. Due to the shear number of people in my neighborhood, i would probably make an awesome stand, but numbers always rule. I would run out of ammunition and gas before i would be able to make it to a safe location. The population of the surrounding cities is too big, and i couldn’t survive it on my own, there would be few survivors around here. I am not exactly “in shape” either. I would probably dig in, and kill as many as i could before turning the gun on myself. Sad ending? Yes. Realistic Ending? Yes.

    3) Peculiar Ability? Dimensional Time Travel and the ability to see things on the Quantum Level. I would travel in time to the beginnings of the Universe to see how it started and then come back here to explain why Einstein was potentially wrong. I would need to see things on the quantum level to fully explain it. Plus i would imagine there are some pretty cool other dimensions around here that i would like to see. Maybe the beginning of a black hole, or the singularity of a black hole.

    4) Wesley Crusher! Why? Because so many people dislike him! But more than that, imagine being a kid, with a higher intelligence, on the bridge of the Enterprise. An open minded kid, who has people like Picard and Riker to learn from. How is this not any younger kids desire? He didn’t even have to go to the Star Fleet Academy to get on or do work on the bridge. Who doesn’t want to skip all the social and political steps and just go right to working where they want to work? I personally would love that.

    and finally, don’t pick me to win. I don’t care if it is random. I answered the questions because it was fun. Discussing things like this with like-minded people is a prize in itself. Thank you for doing what you’re doing!

  4. Hmmm…. favorite book. That’s pretty tough! As an elementary teacher, a new comics reader, and a lover of books, I read a lot last year.

    My favorite reading discovery would have to be Gail Simone. I adored reading her run on Birds of Prey. Favorite elementary age book – Breadcrumbs. Favorite adult book – probably discovering the Codex Alera series by Butcher (I already loved his Dresden series)

    Super power – I’d love to be able to go without sleep! I have so much I’d love to do, and my need for sleep gets in the way.

    Favorite character from Star Trek – I’d say my favorite two were Deanna Troy and Data. Kind of an odd combination, huh? The empath and the emotionless.

    Anyway, here’s hoping I get some cool new books from your contest – and happy birthday!

  5. Carla Miranda

    How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?

    If it worked for Bill Murray in Zombieland, I am sure it will work for me: I would dress up as a zombie (makeup and all) and act like them until I can find a safe place with other people so we can protect each other :)

  6. Robin

    What was your favourite book of 2011?

    The Harper Hall Trilogy (or if I have to pick just one of the three, Dragonsong) by Anne McCaffrey. I read these books to pieces when I was young, and decided to re-read them after she died.

  7. Cathy Livingston

    If I could have any powers it would be the powers of a vampire. i like the cool speed and strength, but I really want to be able to glamour people.

  8. Bonnie

    1.What was your favourite book of 2011?- Geroge R.R. Martin’s “A Dance with Dragons”

    2.How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?- I have a secret bunker that is stocked with supplies that should last me and my family for up to 5 years, plus weapons. I’m not a survivalist, I’m a realist.

    3.If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be?- Speed. That way I could get everything done in the day that is needed.

    4.Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why?- Jean-Luc Picard. He is well mannered, well educated, has a sense of humor when appropriate, loves his family, is loyal to his crew, is an amazing leader than anyone would follow into danger, and has a beutiful musicality to him!

  9. Colleen Kosinski

    Favorite book was Hunger Games. I’d let my sons take care of me during a zombie apocalypse. Favorite Star Trek actor is Picard because of his accent.

  10. mike stephens

    1. favorite book: script for “Wit” by Margaret Edson, followed by “Night of the Living Trekkies”

    2. How would you survive a zombiepocolypse: I’d like to say with skill and cunning, but both of my sons have promised that they’d cap my knees and use me as zombie fodder

    3. If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be: jumping through time, like Hero in “Heroes”

    4. Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why: Worf – the idealism of the warrior code

  11. Happy birthday & thanks for such an awesome giveaway :)

    1. favorite book of 2011: Wow, there were so many great books this year. I enjoyed Miss Peregrine & also loved The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

    2. How would you survive a zombiepocolypse: My underground bunker is already set up, and I am a deadly shot.

    3. If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be: Telekinesis like Dark Phoenix

    4. Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why: Spock–love his use of logic and always enjoyed those moments when his human side would show.

  12. Mark Gordon

    1. A Game of Thrones
    2. I probably wouldn’t, but I’m inclined to pursue hiding as a strategy
    3. Teleportation
    4. Data. I think an artificial human raises more interesting questions about what it means to be human than an alien does, and literature from Frankenstein to Pinocchio attests to this.

  13. 1) What was your favourite book of 2011?

    Ready Player One. It reminded me of the Daniel Suarez Books and I loved the 80s references.

    2) How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?

    I’d go hide in the concrete fortress that folds into itself.

    3) If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be?

    The ability to slow down time so I could get more stuff done in the day!

    4) Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why?

    Data! That’s why Data is in my user name. I love the idea of an android that wants to be more human.

  14. What was your favourite book of 2011?

    Tough call. Maybe Of Blood and Honey, Stina Leicht.

    How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?

    I would probably die, horribly!

    If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be?

    Teleportation–so I could take pictures of Rome, the Pyramids and Tokyo all before lunch!

    Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why?

    A tough call. Captain Picard, maybe. The epitome of a star trek captain in a way the others don’t quite reach.

  15. 1) What was your favourite book of 2011?
    Well, not OF that year but read in it – Terry Pratchett’s “Unseen Academicals”

    2) How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?
    As a zombie

    3) If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be?
    Do give witty and insightful answers to these questions.

    4) Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why?
    Cutezon Dax! (Actually.. I really liked Minuet!) Why?? Total hotness! (nothing subtle or intellectual here I’m afraid!)

  16. My favorite Star Trek character has always been Bones. He is sexy (both in TOS and the new film) and has such a dry wit. I just love him :D

  17. Ruth

    1. Book – (just one??) ‘City of Shadows’ by Ariana Franklin. Literary mystery, Berlin in the 1920’s and 30’s, rise of the Nazis, and the woman who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia – lots going on but fascinating.

    2. zombie apocalypse – don’t i get raptured first? Well damn. Here on the Southern coast houses are on stilts so i’d just pour vegetable oil on the stairs and the zombies would slip and fall.

    3. Superpower – the ability to influence voters with my mind rays.

    4. Garak the tailor.

  18. “How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?”
    Easy. I’m going to be the president of the post zombie apocalypse nation. You see, I grew up on a farm and I know how to butcher animals and tend to crops and I know how to dehydrate food. I also know how to do a great deal of other blue collar stuff that will be vital for society when everything crashes down. It gets better, I spent 4 years as a combat medic in the US military and got to go to war. I hate to brag, but I was an expert marksmen and damned good at practicing emergency field medicine. So I can kill zombies AND tend to wounded. Oh and I can sail a boat.

    So, when the zombie apocalypse comes. I’m going to get all of my damned dried food, shittonnes of fresh water and petrol, take a gun, medical supplies and steal a sailboat. I will sail out about 5 miles off the coast and drop anchor. There I will live off the sea for a while and wait things out and eventually sail back (during daylight hours of course) and start looking for society. Hopefully the docks will be quiet, but I won’t pull into dock unless I’m certain there are no nasty zombies to kill me. I will sail around and find a good port to dock in and start looting other boats (and probably stealing their fuel) and I can leave again to sea and keep waiting things out.

    The sailboat will have a radio that I’ll use to monitor for societal clusters. Hopefully there will be a compound somewhere of survivors that I can join and amaze them with my terribly useful skills in the post zombie apocalypse. After I help to lay the foundations of a new society, I will be the clear choice as the Post Apocalypse President.

    That’s how I will not only survive the zombie apocalypse, but become President afterwards.

  19. Kalle

    1) What was your favourite book of 2011?

    I haven’t really read any books that were released in 2011 but I did read several books that year. From the top of my head I can recall Pratchett’s Colour of Magic, first four books of William F. Wi’s Robot’s in Time series, Asimov’s Prelude to Foundation, Plait’s Death from the Skies, Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama and Niven’s Ringworld. I liked them all for different reasons, it’s really hard to pick one that stood clearly above the rest. Anything happening in Asimov’s universe, Rama and Ringworld were very thought-provoking while Death from the Skies made me understand the Universe a little bit better. If I had to recommend just a single book for someone I’d probably have to go with Death from the Skies as it might help people understand how insignificant we really are in this universe.

    2) How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?

    That will depend on a whole lot of things. Do zombies roam around forever or will they decompose in a matter of weeks/months? Do I have friends I can rely on and work together? Am I in warm or cold climate?

    Looking out the window and seeing around 30cm of snow I’d probably try reaching the people I care most about so that we could survive this together. If I know zombies will “die” out in a relatively short amount of time I’d probably gather some stuff and barricade myself in some secure place. If not I’d start roaming around, probably making a short stop in a library to gather up some survival books.

    3) If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be?

    Super intelligence most likely. If I’m smart I can solve pretty much any problem, at least assuming I also have hands and I can use them half-decently.

    4) Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why?

    Tough call between Data from TNG and Spock from original series but I guess I’ll go with Data as he was trying hard to enjoy and appreciate life and all the wonders it has while taking a very rational and direct approach to it. Though Q was also pretty interesting, too bad he wasn’t in all that many episodes and his story kind of felt half-done.

    Favourite series will also be TNG, mostly because Data was there.

  20. 1) What was your favourite book of 2011?
    World War Z – The best zombie material I’ve seen to date.

    2) How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?
    See 1, also if Minecraft teaches anything a stronghold with a lava moat is the way to go.

    3) If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be?
    Serenity in social situations.

    4) Who is your favourite Star Trek character–any series–and why?
    Seven of Nine because of her drive for perfection & efficiency, also nearly all the best stories involve the Borg.

  21. 1. What was your favourite book of 2011?
    I’ve decided this means that I’ve read as opposed to one that came out in 2011, and I’m going to have to put yours. When I started to listen to the audiobook it made me smile, cry, laugh, feel sad, and feel I’d found a friend, who although your illness is very different to mine described many of my experiences, frustrations and joys far more eloquently than I could. I demanded it for Christmas as I like reading books more than listening to them. If its too weird to choose your book, I’d choose Michael Crichton: “Micro” because it’s scary and could be real.
    2. How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?
    I would a) have LewieP with me as he has planned for everything we need to think about if zombies attack us; he can fashion weapons out of anything but needs me to drive, and b) I would be armed with my stick and crutch that are both very useful weapons masquerading as walking aids.
    3. If you could have any peculiar ability what would it be?
    The ability to see through walls do I could always see who/what was coming (very useful for spotting zombie attacks before they arrive) and I would be able to plan my attacks or defence against them.
    4. Who is your favourite Star Trek character – any series, and why?
    It has to be Lieutenant Uhuru – first Black woman to feature in a major role in a TV series (original Star Trek) and she’s incredibly sexy and gorgeous AND she got to kiss Captain James Tiberius Kirk!!!!!

  22. Angela Ward

    My favorite book in 2011 was actually Here Comes Trouble, autobiography of Michael Moore. I laughed, cried and even forced people to listed to me read passages aloud because I had to share. It took a man I have respect for and elevated him into a true hero to me.

    Happy Birthday and thanks for the contest.

  23. Bram Tant

    1. What was your favourite book of 2011?

    “That Is All” by John Hodgman, the final book of his comedic trilogy of fake trivia which according to him encompasses all world knowledge. I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, but since I loved the first two, I’m sure this one will be great as well. His humour is genius.

    2. How would you survive a zombiepocolypse?

    Depending on the circumstances, either take a car and drive to somewhere desolate in Europe, or just hide somewhere and hope the zombies don’t find me. Wouldn’t be good at surviving it in any case, don’t have the physical or mental constitution necessary. If I had no other choice or couldn’t cope with the situation, I’d just commit suicide.

    3. If you could have any peculiar ability what would it be?

    No idea. Depends on what you define as a “peculiar ability”.

    4. Who is your favourite Star Trek character – any series, and why?

    Haven’t really watched it yet, only bits and pieces, but I like Spock for his unwaivering adherence to logic.

  24. MaoChan

    1. Finally read Got. Best ever.

    2. I would live 10 miles outside a Wal-Mart. Walkable distance to supplies but not close enough.

    3. I would have the ability to know anything I want.

    4. Best ever is Esign Kim rom Voyager. Harry kept that boat alive.

  25. Paula

    Today my favorite character is Cpt. Archer. I think Enterprise was/is really undervalued and he was just an awesome captain. He had a dog, he played water polo, he wore a ball cap. Amazing. Also, it’s really fun to say “Bakula out!” and also, because Archer gets mentioned in the most recent Trek movie and that probably made me more happy than most things in life.

  26. Favorite book of 2011: Rule 34 by Charlie Stross
    Survive the zombies: Pass out and go into a catatonic state where the zombies can’t hear/see me. I really don’t like zombies. Hope I wake up before I starve to death.
    Peculiar ability: See above, passing out at the sight of a zombie is pretty special. Seriously, I’m deathly afraid of them. Also, I make a pretty mean salad.
    Favorite ST character: Well, since I probably can’t choose Riker’s beard I would have to say Lt. Data. Some of the best/well written episodes surround that character’s development. Though, when you consider how Riker’s beard pretty much saved the series it’s hard decision.

  27. Julie

    Happy Birthday!!!
    1. Favorite book read in 2011 was River God by Wilbur Smith. He’s also my favorite nre author. I didn’t read any books published in 2011 in 2011!
    2. I will survive the zombie apocalypse by my wits and (no pun intended) guts! Of course my 7 year old screaming at them will probably get us all killed!
    3. My peculiar ability would be the Jedi mind trick. I think it would come in handy.
    4. My favorite Star Trek character is Lt. Uhura. She’s bad-a**!

  28. I’d have to go with Scotty. Quick wit, and the only guy to survive away teams wearing the dreaded red shirt!

  29. If you could have any peculiar ability, what would it be?

    the ability to have anything happen as long as I wish for it. I think this would cover everything I would ever want to do.

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