Inspired by the success of last summer’s KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM series (25 posts, by 25 authors, about Jack “King” Kirby), next week HiLobrow will launch a 25-part series dedicated to the one, the only Captain James T. Kirk. The series’ 25 contributors will examine this key science fiction character from every angle — social, political, cultural, psychological, historical, dramaturgical, epistemological — but always lovingly.
KIRK YOUR ENTHUSIASM was made possible thanks to the generosity of (HiLoBrow friend and contributor) Greg Rowland, Star Trek aficionado and impresario of Greg Rowland Semiotics. Not only did Greg make this series worth the participants’ while, but upon the series’ conclusion he will donate $500 to a charity dear to William Shatner’s heart!
HiLobrow also wishes to thank our friend and contributor Adam McGovern, who went above and beyond the call of duty in his efforts to help us recruit the best possible writers…
Here’s a preview of the series’ installments. Stay tuned! It’s going to be amazing.
Justice or vengeance? by DAFNA PLEBAN
Kirk teaches his drill thrall to kiss by MARK KINGWELL
“KHAAAAAN!” by NICK ABADZIS
“No kill I” by STEPHEN BURT
Kirk browbeats NOMAD by GREG ROWLAND
Kirk’s eulogy for Spock by ZACK HANDLEN
The joke is on Kirk by PEGGY NELSON
Kirk vs. Decker by KEVIN CHURCH
Good Kirk vs. Evil Kirk by ENRIQUE RAMIREZ
Captain Camelot by ADAM MCGOVERN
Koon-ut-kal-if-fee by FLOURISH KLINK
Federation exceptionalism by DAVID SMAY
Wizard fight by AMANDA LAPERGOLA
A million things you can’t have by STEVE SCHNEIDER
Debating in a vacuum by JOSHUA GLENN
Klingon diplomacy by KELLY JEAN FITZSIMMONS
“We… the PEOPLE” by TRAV S.D.
Brinksmanship on the brink by MATTHEW BATTLES
Captain Smirk by ANNIE NOCENTI
Sisko meets Kirk by IAN W. HILL
Noninterference policy by GABBY NICASIO
Kirk’s countdown by PETER BEBERGAL
Kirk’s ghost by MATT GLASER
Watching Kirk vs. Gorn by JOE ALTERIO
How Spock wins by ANNALEE NEWITZ