Author: Travis Taylor
If he's being honest, lifelong (40+ years) Star Trek fan Travis Taylor really doesn't know how long he's been a Star Trek fan. Even old episodes of Star Trek take on new meanings as our future unfolds. Even still, occasional breaks in his fandom have occurred as a result of things like peer pressure, anxieties about the uncertain future, and sadness of the past. Nevertheless, beta canon — such as novels, songs, comic books and even slash fiction — have always brought him back to the undying faith that Star Trek, at its best or worst, stands as the greatest guide to how we can help bring about a future where we all belong.