Deep Space Spines has a review up for “Star Trek: 31 Fortunes Of War Book 2: Battlestations!“: Hot on the heels of Diane Carey’s debut Trek novel Dreadnought! comes its sequel, the similarly exclamation-marked Battlestations!. A hot new (well, not totally new) technology has been stolen, and Piper’s friend and crewmate Sarda is the prime suspect. Can Piper clear his […]
John Jackson Miller was recently featured on Enterprising Individuals for Season 3, Episode 8 of their podcast: New York Times best-selling author John Jackson Miller returns to the show to discuss an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where Picard must lawyer for his soul, ship, and crew against the comely, coiffed Adversary herself! […]
Deep Space Spines has a review up for “Star Trek: Enterprise: The First Adventure“: Published exactly twenty years after Star Trek made its television debut, let’s join Kirk as he learns on a particularly stressful first outing that heavy lies the wrist that wears the command stripes. Available on Amazon.com, Books-A-Million.com, or E-Bay.
The Literary Treks podcast has a review up for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: 5 Fallen Heroes“: In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther are joined by guest host Brandon Shea-Mutala to discuss the Deep Space Nine novel Fallen Heroes by Dafydd ab Hugh. We talk about when the novel was written, a Quark and […]
Trek Lit Reviews has a review up for “Star Trek: Voyager: 2 The Escape“: For the most part, I wasn’t disappointed. While The Escape is the first original Voyager novel, and thus is vulnerable to the pitfalls of not knowing much about the source material beyond the series bible and scripts of the first few episodes, the story manages […]
Deep Space Spines has a review up for “Star Trek: 30 Demons“: This week, almost everyone on the Enterprise and most of the population of Vulcan fall prey to energy-based brain parasites that take over their minds, and it looks like the only cure is fresh air and exorcise. Will Spock, Bones, and the New […]
Literary Treks has a review up for “Star Trek: The Next Generation: 1 A Time To Be Born”: In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson talk about the first book in the series, A Time to Be Born. We discuss Wesley Crusher’s surprise return, the dangers of the Rashanar battle site, the […]
Deep Space Spines has a review up for “Star Trek: 29 Fortunes Of War Book 1: Dreadnought!“: Like Dwellers in the Crucible not long before it, Dreadnought! uses original characters as Kirk and Spock stand-ins to explore the yin and yang of the human/Vulcan dynamic, though this time there’s also a pinch of notice-me-senpai wish fulfillment for good measure. […]
Literary Treks has a review up for “Star Trek: Academy: Collision Course“: In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther discuss the final Shatnerverse novel, Academy: Collision Course. We talk about this novel’s relationship with Star Trek 2009, Jim Kirk’s relationship with Starfleet, his family dynamic, Spock in his youth, another perspective on Tarsus IV, […]
Out today is a new non-fiction book titled “To Boldly Go: Marketing the Myth of Star Trek” Here’s the book’s synopsis if you needed reminding: Cultural manifestations of myth have come a long way since the storytelling of ancient Greece, now materializing on our TV and cinema screens and in advertisements. This book examines how […]
Deep Space Spines has a review up for “Star Trek: 28 Crisis On Centaurus”: Ferguson front-loaded Crisis on Centaurus with a bunch of backstory to give the mission more personal gravitas, though ultimately most of it doesn’t matter… Available on Amazon.com , Books-A-Million.com or E-Bay
Deep Space Spines has a review up for “Star Trek: 27 Mindshadow“: Mindshadow also explores something I think is interesting yet gets glossed over a lot, which is the amount of stress a mission rapidly going south can put on a crew, especially its captain
A new non-fiction book is out today, titled “Set Phasers to Teach!: Star Trek in Research and Teaching” Here’s the marketing blub for the book: For 50 years, Star Trek has been an inspiration to its fans around the world, helping them to dream of a better future. This inspiration has entered our culture and […]
Literary Treks has a review up for “Star Trek: The Next Generation: Dark Mirror“, which was written by Diane Duane: In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther talk about the TNG novel Dark Mirror by Diane Duane. We discuss how the novel compares to other stories set in the mirror universe, a dolphin scientist named […]
Trek Today has a review up for “Star Trek Voyager: Architects of Infinity“: Trek fans will like the exploration aspect of the story; the strange planet and its mysteries. I’m sure we will be hearing more about this in Beyer’s next book.
StarTrek.com has released the long awaited cover for Jame Swallow’s “Star Trek: Discovery: Fear Itself“! Here’s a reminder of what we have to look forward to: Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators…and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. […]
I’m not going to mention how much I spent on these two books to get the page counts, but I’ve not been able to find any good information about them elsewhere on the world wide web, I found them on ebay for a price that wasn’t too insane, and now I’m the proud owner of […]
Simon and Schuster are having a sale on their “DRM free” e-books for the month of April, apparently to US accounts only. The primary focus looks appears to be the Mirror Mirror universe, with a few other books thrown in, including Star Trek: Shadows on the Sun and Star Trek: New Frontier: The Returned.
Trek Lit Reviews has a review of Star Trek: Enterprise: Last Full Measure In many ways, By the Book feels a lot like a story that fits in Enterprise’s first season. We have a crew that is quite green, encountering situations for the first time that would feel like old hat to later Star Trek […]