83: Walter Bishop’s Quantum Window

David Mack: Section 31: Disavowed.

Doctor Bashir’s entanglement with the Federation’s secretive rogue agency has not turned out well for him over the years, and  he even sacrificed his career for a chance to infiltrate the group and destroy it from within. Now, in a direct follow-up to the events of The Fall, Section 31 is back to take Bashir on one more ride to save not only the Federation but the entire galaxy. And to do so will mean crossing over into the Mirror Universe.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones are joined by author David Mack to discuss his latest entry in the Star Trek saga, Disavowed. We find out how he set up Bashir’s story and moved it forward, how he approaches working in the Mirror Universe, the influences he draws upon in writing the spy game, where he sees Bashir going in the future, and more. We also get a first-hand account of how the cover art came together, and learn about the original cover design that was even a few notches higher on the Scale of Sufficient Excitement.

In our news segment we judge Christopher L. Bennett’s The Collectors by its cover, find out a bit more about Kirsten Beyer’s Atonement, speculate on just how John Byrne is going to bring the Borg to the 23rd century in New Visions, and review the fourth part of The Q Gambit.

 

Hosts

Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones

 

Guest

David Mack

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

Associate Producers

Will Nguyen and Lisa Stevens

 

News

Judge a Book By Its Cover: The Collectors (00:02:53)

Blurb revealed for Kirsten Beyer’s Atonement (00:07:07)

John Byrne bringing the Borg to TOS in New Visions (00:10:09)

Review: The Q Gambit, Part 4 (00:16:11)

 

Feature: Section 31: Disavowed

Designing the Cover (00:32:01)

Crafting Disavowed and the Life of Bashir (00:40:03)

Researching and Remembering the Past (00:50:17)

Working in the Mirror Universe (00:57:16)

Charting Bashir’s Future (01:09:28)

Influencing the Spy Game (01:20:12)

Section 31 Didn’t Know WHAT?! (01:23:34)

Principles Betrayed and a More Interesting Conflict (01:29:59)

What’s Next for David? (01:36:59)

Closing (01:43:32)

 

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79: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Kirsten Beyer: Acts of Contrition.

When we last left the Full Circle Fleet, Admiral Janeway had just assumed control. Her first order of business is to open diplomatic negotiations with The Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant, a potential ally for the Federation in the Delta Quadrant. At the same time, Seven is back on Earth to assist Starfleet Medical with the catomic plague while Tom Paris is engaged in the fight of his life as his mother questions his fitness to be a father.

In this episode of Literary Treks, author Kirsten Beyer joins hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones to discuss her latest book, Acts of Contrition, including the social issues represented in The Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant, the liberation of Tom Paris as a character, and Seven's continued journey to adulthood. Plus, Kirsten teases what is to come in the final installment, Atonement.

In our news segment, we learn that legendary author Harlan Ellison has suffered a stroke, find out a bit about Sacraments of Fire from David R. George III, and judge The Missing by its cover.
 
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Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones
 
Guest
Kirsten Beyer
 
Editor and Producer
Christopher Jones
 
Associate Producers
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News
Judge a Book By Its Cover: The Missing (4:03)
David R. George III teases Sacraments of Fire (7:38)
Harlan Ellison suffers stroke (9:43)
Sponsor: Audible (10:51)
 
Feature: Kirsten Beyer: Acts of Contrition
Continuing the Voyager Story (14:19)
Finding Social Commentary (22:38)
A Fearful Federation (25:51)
Rampant Consumerism (31:14)
Powers of Belief (32:21)
Building the Confederacy (37:49)
Moving Kathy Forward (44:58)
Tom’s Story (49:29)
The Influence of Technology (1:01:11)
Atonement Teasers (1:07:34)
Writing Tamarian (1:20:43)
Future Voyager Books (1:23:17)
What’s Next for Kirsten (1:27:01)
Closing (1:31:47)
 
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78: The Numbers On the Front Should Help

Kevin Dilmore and Dayton Ward: Seekers 2: Point of Divergence.

The writing trio of David Mack, Kevin Dilmore, and Dayton Ward brought us some of the most memorable 23rd-century adventures with their Vanguard series. While the story of Starbase 47 has concluded, the exploratory missions of the Endeavour and the Sagittarius continue on in the new series Star Trek: Seekers. Capturing the fun and wonder of The Original Series with a modern sensibility, Seekers returns readers to the strange new worlds that made Star Trek so popular from the start.

In this episode of Literary Treks we're joined by Kevin and Dayton, the duo behind the second book, to learn more about the Endeavour and how its crew and role differ from what we saw in Vanguard. We also learn how the two writers met and began working together, why Kang is their choice of Klingon, the future role of the Shedai metagenome and other Vanguard elements in Seekers, and much more.

In our news segment we find out how John Byrne may be bringing back Gary Seven, judge volume three of the Gold Key Archives by its cover, and review part three of The Q Gambit.

 

Hosts

Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones

 

Guests

Kevin Dilmore and Dayton Ward

 

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

 

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News

Is John Byrne bringing Gary Seven back? (2:06)

Judge a Book By Its Cover: Gold Key Archives Volume 3 (5:07)

City On the Edge of Forever, Part 4 now available (6:56)

Comic Review: The Q Gambit, Part 3 (8:06)

Sponsor: Audible (22:14)

Support Trek.fm on Patreon (25:37)

 

Feature: Seekers 2: Point of Divergence

Initial Thoughts (26:35)

Kevin Meets Star Trek (30:36)

Becoming a Writing Duo (39:42)

Divying the Seekers Story (45:39)

Endeavour Changes from Vanguard (53:10)

Morals, Meanings, and Messages (1:06:24)

Khatami and Kang (1:09:34)

The Shedai Metagenome (1:16:40)

What's Next for Kevin and Dayton? (1:26:07)

Closing (1:34:42)

 

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73: Like Red Lantern Sith

David Mack: Seekers 1: Second Nature.

The writing trio of David Mack, Kevin Dilmore, and Dayton Ward brought us some of the most memorable 23rd-century adventures with their Vanguard series. While the story of Starbase 47 has concluded, the exploratory missions of the Endeavour and the Sagittarius continue on in the new series Star Trek: Seekers. Capturing the fun and wonder of The Original Series with a modern sensibility, Seekers returns readers to the strange new worlds that made Star Trek so popular from the start.

In this episode of Literary Treks we're joined by David Mack to learn more about the first book, Second Nature, along with the background story of how Seekers was born. We find out how the new series differs from Vanguard, how he and the team of Dilmore and Ward decided who would write which ship, how the first story turns TOS on its head, and more. We also discuss matters of faith and the challenges of writing captains that are not simply pseudo-Kirks.

In our news segment we judge the upcoming Ships of the Line book by its cover, debate digital versus print for the second volume of the Gold Key comics restoration, and even take some Hot Wheels for a spin.

 

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News

New Ships of the Line book cover revelead (2:52)

IDW's Gold Key Archives, Volume 2 due out in October (8:09)

Sponsor: Audible (12:20)

 

Feature: David Mack: Seekers 1: Second Nature

Based On an Imaginary TV Shows (16:18)

How Does Seekers Differ from Vanguard? (28:53)

Divvying Up Ships and Storylines (34:36)

Turning TOS On Its Head (41:30)

The Needs of the Many and Matters of Faith (47:15)

Writing Captains (52:37)

Bringing Together Different Writing Styles (57:28)

Evolving Klingons in the 23rd Century (59:48)

The Future of Seekers (1:03:00)

What's Next for David? (1:09:44)

Closing (1:15:33)

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:40am MDT

66: No Longer Pinocchio

Jeffrey Lang: Immortal Coil.

For most of Data's existence he was a subculture of one. He was alone in the universe as a unique being with a unique future. Over the course of his life he went from being the son to being the caretaker in a sense. Once Data gained emotions, he had to come to terms with the understanding that he would outlive everyone around him. His life would, potentially, go on forever. In his 2002 novel Immortal Coil, Jeffrey Lang tackled this reality as Data deals with the death of his "mother," Julianna Tainer, and learns the astonishing secret of artificial intelligence that stretches far back into the galaxy's past.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones are joined by Jeffrey Lang to discuss the book, what he wanted to achieve in moving Data forward beyond Generations and First Contact (the latest film at the the novel was written), and how the concept of responsibility is dealt with in the Star Trek universe. In our news segment we check in on Jeffrey's new book, The Light Fantastic, and Scott Pearson's The More Things Change.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

64: A Sense of Isolation

David R. George III: One Constant Star.

Many fans know Demora Sulu merely as the daughter of Hikaru and helmsman of the Enterprise-B. We only catch a glimpse of her in Generations, but as the literary universe has evolved we've come to know her through novels like The Captain's Daughter and Serpents Among the Ruins. For David R. George III, Demora has been an important character and the relationship between her and Captain John Harriman has been central to his view of the Lost Era—the time period between 2293 and 2369. Returning to the Lost Era for the first time in nine years, David's new novel brings us back to Demora, who is now captain of the Enterprise-B.

In this episode of Literary Treks, Dan Gunther of TrekLit Reviews sits in for Matthew as we're joined by David to discuss the genesis of the novel, his goals in exploring the relationship between Demora, Hikaru, and Harriman, what it was like returning to the Lost Era after writing so much 24th-century political fatigue, the sense of isolation that pervades Demora's life, and the sense of responsibility that friends and colleagues have for one another. In our news segment we look Cross Cult's covers for a new German edition of Greg Cox's Eugenics Wars duology.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

62: From the Time of Kahless

Keith R.A. DeCandido talks The Klingon Art of War.

Every Star Trek fans knows the Klingons, and every fan of TNG onward has heard of Kahless. We know that Klingons are warriors, but what has shaped their society into one that lives for the battle? Passed down from the time of Kahless, ten precepts have shaped Klingon culture and indoctrinated Klingons in the way of the warrior. Unfortunately, we don't all read Klingon; and so these precepts have eluded us. No longer.

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones are joined by author Keith DeCandido to discuss his new translation that allows people from all walks of life—and all worlds—to harness ancient Klingon wisdom and learn to embody courage, discipline, and honor.

In our news segment we also bring you a review of John Byrne's new photo comic, "The Mirror, Cracked," which follow up on the classic TOS episode "Mirror, Mirror."

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 12:43am MDT

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