Glenn Dakin has been a fan of Star Trek since the 1970s, and his love for the franchise took him into writing about it
The author behind Mr. Spock’s Little Book of Mindfulness, Star Trek Nerd Search: Quibbles with Tribbles, and Star Trek Cocktails: A Stellar Compendium, Glenn Dakin expresses his love for all things Star Trek in each book he writes. He wrote for a Marvel Next Gen magazine back when the series first came out. That segued into writing about about Batman, Marvel Comics, and other fantasy topics for publisher Hero Collector. And then he was off and running with Star Trek and a cornucopia of ideas. Being that Spock was his favorite character, it was only a matter of time before the Vulcan showed up in one of Glenn’s books, and he did in the November 3rd release of Mr. Spock’s Little Book of Mindfulness.
The book came to fruition after several conversations with Ben Robinson (another Star Trek author and publication editor) about Glenn’s love for yoga, mindfulness, and discussing life’s little mysteries over coffee. And It’s a great way to make sense of the illogical world around us.
At present, Glenn is working on The Next Generation Word Search which should be easier for him, considering he’s spent the lockdown watching all 178 episodes of the series. And while he’d love to dive into Voyager and Deep Space Nine, whether or not he’s able to is dependent on what the fans have to stay about the first book, Star Trek Nerd Search, which, as I’ve mentioned before, is definitely for Star Trek experts.
When I asked Glenn if he’d like to write for the fiction side of Star Trek, he immediately had the idea of Q’s School Days, and since he’s already written a fantasy series, Candle Man, we know he’s well-versed in the art of imagination. And it would take a lot to picture Q behind a school desk actually listening to a teacher.
And he had a suggestion for a nonfiction book he’d love to write—Q’s Guide to Humility. A guidebook for that would take a lot of effort, and it’s very doubtful Q would read it. At any rate, Glenn won’t specify any future books he’ll be writing beyond the Next Generation Word Search as indicated it was against Starfleet regulations to provide me with anymore information.
But he does look forward to the continued journey into the unexplored areas of Star Trek, saying “the best is yet to come.”
You can follow Glenn’s Amazon page to keep up with his latest publications as well as upcoming reads, and you can also catch him on Twitter @glenndakin.