How do you write a Star Trek novel? Which rules (stylistically, legally, technically) are to be observed, which traps to avoid? On the occasion of the 50th series anniversary, Christian Humberg and his co-author Bernd Perplies wrote the novel trilogy Star Trek Prometheus, which is now also published in America. In their nerdy crash course for budding writers, he and Prometheus editor Anika Klüver now pass on their expertise to you. Together with them, the audience develops a brand-new, fictional adventure in the literary Star Trek universe. Just for fun. You don’t need any previous knowledge, just you should bring along some fun with you.
The Prometheus trilogy takes place in the autumn of 2385, directly following the novel series The Fall. The authors have gone to great lengths to avoid contradicting the books of their American colleagues and to create their own adventure, skillfully complementing the works of the Americans and adding another colour to the literary Trek universe.
Christian Humberg has been working as a freelance writer of novels, non-fiction, comics and plays for children and adults since the late 1990s, as well as a literary translator and editor. His works have so far been translated into five languages, adapted for the stage and awarded prizes. His biweekly columns appear nationwide in the press. Humberg lives in front of a PC monitor, which blocks his view of the Mainz Cathedral.
Anika Klüver works as an author, translator and editor for various publishers. Among other things, she has contributed to the translation of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels into German and translated the Nikki Heat novels by Richard Castle. She also translates and edits romance novels as well as science fiction. As an author, she has been a member of the team for several years now working on the magazine series Professor Zamorra – Der Meister des Übersinnlichen, to which she has contributed almost twenty novels.