Creating an entirely new Star Trek series in fiction form isn’t all that different from creating a new television series, in some respects. First, of course, comes the initial idea, the concept of what the series will be about. The next step is creating characters that readers will want to learn more about, but there’s a lot more to it than that. In the case of the all-new, literary-original series Star Trek Vanguard, the task of writing the series’ debut novel, Harbinger, fell to bestselling author David Mack, a multi-talented writer with plenty of experience in writing not only prose but also screenplays. Mack has garnered critical acclaim in both fields, and when you read Harbinger it is easy to see why he was chosen to kick off the Star Trek Vanguard series. Mr. Mack was generous enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to speak with Trek Nation about the conception of Star Trek Vanguard and some of what’s involved in creating a new Star Trek series.
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