Some time ago I had an awful time at work. I won’t bore you with the details but suffice to say that it was one of those days where everything felt like it was going wrong, that no matter what I did it wasn’t good enough and I allowed my frustrations and paranoia to come out. The best thing I could do was to get out of work and walk away from everything that had annoyed me. It would still be there the next day and then I could fix it.
Why am I telling you this? Well, after one of the worst days I’ve had at work recently, meeting up with one of my good friends was exactly what I needed! My friend and Star Trek author Jeff Lang was in London for a few days and I was able to join him for a few drinks. Jeff had recently had his latest Star Trek book released; it’s called Force and Motion and is a Deep Space Nine story. I was really excited for this story since I had a very small role in its development and Jeff was kind enough to acknowledge that role and to make me a character within the story. To be honest I really can’t describe my feelings about finding myself in a Star Trek story, it’s such an honour and something that I’m going to treasure always. Of course Jeff was kind enough to sigh a copy of the book for me.
The evening with Jeff was really enjoyable. While we hadn’t caught up with each other in person for over a year, it felt really good that we were able to jump straight back into our conversations. We spoke about anything and everything and while I’m not going to go into details Jeff did give me some wonderful advice and it’s something I’m going to take on board sooner rather than later. The evening ended far too quickly and I’m hoping Jeff will be able to visit the UK again very soon.
Before I go I need to say that Star Trek: Force and Motion is a really enjoyable story. It moves at a great pace but is also a good character story. Take a look and let me know what you thought of the story.
You can find the book here: Star Trek: Force and Motion