About the Book
Star Trek is full of cosmic events, sexy starships, dashing crew, and amazing adventures. But it's also full of trash, which is where salvage ships like Icelandic Troll come in. Crewed by a small group of close, definitely-not-cut-out-for-Starfleet friends, the Troll has her own special kind of adventures, and this book shares those tales. Full disclosure: there are a lot of inside jokes, which will still hopefully bring you a chuckle or two. This isn't the five-year mission you're familiar with; these are the stories of the Federation's backwaters, seedy space stations, abandoned shipwrecks, and cosmic oddities. This is a small crew of misfits and renegades, making ends meet and showing what "family" really means. This is the Trek where Vulcans are pompous asses, pirate bars are a real thing, and where not every story has a happy ending. This is Icelandic Troll.
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About the Author
Don Jones has been in the IT industry since the mid 1990s, and has been a recipient of Microsoft's "Most Valuable Professional" Award since 2003. He's a co-founder of PowerShell.org and The DevOps Collective, and a Curriculum Director for online video training company Pluralsight. Don authored some of the first books ever published for Windows PowerShell, and is the co-author of Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, the bestselling entry-level book for PowerShell. Don's a sought-after speaker at technology conferences like Microsoft Ignite, TechMentor, and many more. In 2014, Don started writing fiction in the sci-fi and fantasy genres, and had produced several notable novels, including The Never: A Tale of Peter and the Fae, The Achillios Chronicles trilogy (Alabaster, Onyx, and Verdant), and Daniel Scratch: A Story of Witchkind. You can find him on Twitter @concentratedDon, or on his website, DonJones.com.