I hope it is OK to quote this very short poem in full to give you a little taste of the humor and fun in this anthology of poems inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation, edited by Margaret Bashaar, and published by Prime Directive Press, an imprint of Hyacinth Girl Press.
Tea. Earl Grey. Hot
When ordering tea, I like to say
"Tea, Earl Grey. Hot"
to see if the barista cracks a smile
--by Sarah Reck
Yes, there is a poem by me in this, and poems by many other poet/Star Trek fans, including Susan Slaviero of Cyborgia!
As almost every day of my life now is a synchronicity jam or a Random Coinciday, I have to mention that in the waiting room this morning (ultrasound, nothing to do with pregnancy) I picked up a copy of Time (Future of Fish cover) with an article about fan fiction in it, and, of course, there was plenty about Star Trek (all generations).
I wanted to be sure and celebrate Make It So... here, especially after complaining a bit lately about science fiction writer Cordwainer Smith and his odd anti-feminism.
But geeze, he comes down hard on his character Dolores Oh in "The Burning of the Brain." On the other hand, the whole story might be a criticism of a certain state of mind and culture, as these stories span thousands and thousands of imagined years. So, more on that tomorrow, perhaps.