Seven of Nine.

In Star Trek: Voyager's fourth season, a new character was introduced: Seven of Nine, a former Borg drone liberated from the Collective by Captain Janeway and her crew. Played by Jeri Ryan, the character was an immediate hit, so it only makes sense that the character would eventually be introduced into the Voyager tie-in novels being published at the time.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson welcome Suzanne Williamson to the show to discuss the Voyager novel Seven of Nine by Christie Golden. We talk about capitalizing on a new character, Annika Hansen and Seven's memories, the significance of the ravens, the Skedans and their vendetta against Emperor Beytek, ties to the wider lit-verse, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

In the news segment, we discuss the delays in the publication of Trek comics thanks to COVID-19. We also respond to feedback from The Babel Conference for Literary Treks 300: Miss Cleo's Just a Spectre!

News
IDW Comics COVID-19 (00:02:56)
Listener Feedback (00:08:19)

Feature: Seven of Nine
First Time Read? (00:13:33)
Capitalizing on a New Character (00:17:05)
Insights into Seven of Nine (00:20:14)
Her Memories and Pathways (00:25:38)
The Black Birds (00:36:28)
The Skedans' Weapon (00:42:48)
Poor Harry and Chakotay (00:49:10)
Tom and B'Elanna (00:54:49)
Ties to the Wider Lit-verse (00:56:52)
Emperor Beytek and Xanarit (00:58:57)
Ratings (01:01:21)
Final Thoughts (01:07:47)

Hosts
Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

Guest
Suzanne Williamson

Production
Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Jeffery Harlan (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)

Direct download: lt-301.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

The Higher Frontier.

Mysterious armored warriors have reduced the Aenar population to nearly zero. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise must investigate this brutal and seemingly unprovoked attack with the help of Miranda Jones and the Medusan ambassador, Kollos. However, the situation escalates when the targets of the mysterious attackers expands to include other telepaths, including members of the Enterprise crew. Can the mystery surrounding these dangerous warriors be solved before more lives are lost?

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther discuss the new TOS novel The Higher Frontier by Christopher L. Bennett. We talk about Commander Thelin and the Aenar, the "New Humans," a sequel to "Is There in Truth No Beauty?," the war between the Spectres and the Lords, parallels to hate groups here on Earth, ending the novel on a hopeful note, some fun references from the author, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

In the news segment, we talk about the recently announced TOS novel, A Contest of Principles by Greg Cox. We also respond to listener feedback from The Babel Conference for Literary Treks 299: We Need a Kick in Our Complacency.

News
TOS: A Contest of Principles Synopsis (00:05:45)
Listener Feedback (00:09:23)

Feature: The Higher Frontier
The Aenar and Thelin (00:16:19)
New Humans (00:24:16)
Is There in Truth No Beauty? (00:30:16)
The Spectres and Lords (00:34:53)
V'Ger (00:41:22)
Hate Groups (00:44:15)
T'Nalae and the V'tosh ka'tur (00:51:53)
Ending on a Hopeful Note (00:54:53)
Admiral Morrow (00:57:35)
Starfleet: The Enterprise Chronicles (00:59:37)
Ratings (01:05:37)
The Crew's New Positions (01:09:44)
Final Thoughts (01:13:08)

Hosts
Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

Production
Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Jeffery Harlan (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)

Direct download: lt-300.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

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