Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Belated Release Day! Coda, Book II: The Ashes of Tomorrow

Star Trek: Coda
Book II: The Ashes of Tomorrow
by James Swallow

The long-awaited Coda trilogy continues! Now available in bookstores and online, we have Star Trek: Coda, Book II: The Ashes of Tomorrow by James Swallow! Pick it up today and prepare for next month's exciting conclusion!

Check out below for the back-cover blurb and links to purchase from Amazon!




Publisher's description:

The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent a cosmic-level apocalypse—only to find that some fates really are inevitable.
THE FUTURE IS AT WAR WITH THE PAST.
The epic Star Trek: Coda trilogy continues as friends become foes, the Temporal Apocalypse accelerates, and the catastrophe’s true cause is revealed.

Purchase The Ashes of Tomorrow:

Trade Paperback: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
E-book (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
Audiobook: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk


Next Release: Coda, Book III: Oblivion's Gate

Monday, October 25, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Moments Asunder with Special Guest Dayton Ward!

Coda, Book I
Moments Asunder

With special guest Dayton Ward!

Purchase:
E-book (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

The Temporal Apocalypse begins! For 20 years, the “novelverse” has presented us with a unique opportunity to grow the Star Trek universe outside the films and television that make up “canon,” with authors given unprecedented freedom to take the stories of the TNG era in new and exciting directions. After all, there was no way that televised Trek would ever return to the 24th century… right? Well, all of that changed with Star Trek: Picard, which meant that in order to line up with canon, the novelverse would have to be fixed. That fix comes in three parts, with the Star Trek: Coda trilogy by authors Dayton Ward, James Swallow, and David Mack.

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce sit down with Dayton Ward to discuss Moments Asunder, the first book of the Coda trilogy. We talk about a story 20 years in the making, Dayton’s collaborators, Wesley Crusher, the big baddies of the novel, shocking story moments, swinging for the fences, and wrap up with our final thoughts and where Dayton can be found online and what he’s working on next.







Previous episode: The Autobiography of Mr. Spock
Next episode: The Lost Era: The Buried Age

Friday, October 8, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: The Autobiography of Mr. Spock

 The Autobiography of Mr. Spock
The Life of a Federation Legend

With special guest Una McCormack!

Purchase:
E-book (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

There are not many people who can be said to have influenced centuries of galactic politics and shaped the very foundations of the Federation. Described by Starfleet Admiral Brackett as “one of our most celebrated Ambassadors and advisors to Federation leaders for generations,” Spock has been one of the most revered and influential voices in Federation history. Now, available for the first time ever: his life, in his own words.

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan sit down with the “editor” of The Autobiography of Mr. Spock, Una McCormack! We talk about the concept of a “wisdom book,” Spock’s struggles while growing up, his childhood with his brother and sister, his time on the Enterprise, his role as both a successful and unsuccessful mentor, his 24th century exploits, his relationship with James T. Kirk, and wrap up with our final thoughts and where Una can be found online and what projects she is currently working on.







Previous episode: The Lost Era: Catalyst of Sorrows

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Release Day! The Coda Saga Begins...

Star Trek: Coda
Book I: Moments Asunder
by Dayton Ward

It's finally here! The beginning of the conclusion to the on-going Trek litverse: Coda: Book I: Moments Asunder by the prolific Dayton Ward! The crew of the Enterprise, Aventine, Deep Space Nine, and Titan must deal with the "temporal apocalypse," which may spell doom for all! Can't wait to dive into this one, folks. It promises to be a barn-burner!

Check out below for the back-cover blurb and links to purchase from Amazon!




Publisher's description:
The crews of Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Ezri Dax, and William Riker unite to prevent a cosmic-level apocalypse—only to find that some fates really are inevitable.

STARFLEET’S FINEST FACES A CHALLENGE UNLIKE ANY OTHER

TOMORROW IS DOOMED
Time is coming apart. Countless alternate and parallel realities are under attack, weakening and collapsing from relentless onslaught. If left unchecked, the universe faces an unstoppable descent toward entropy.

WANDERER, ORACLE, ALLY
Scarred and broken after decades spent tracking this escalating temporal disaster, while battling the nameless enemy responsible for it, an old friend seeks assistance from Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise. The apocalypse may originate from their future, but might the cause lie in their past?

EVERYTHING THAT WILL BE
Identifying their adversary is but the first step toward defeating them, but early triumphs come with dreadful costs. What will the price be to achieve final victory, and how will that success be measured in futures as yet undefined?


Purchase Moments Asunder:

Trade Paperback: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
E-book (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk


Previous Release: Picard: Rogue Elements

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Catalyst of Sorrows

 Star Trek: The Lost Era
Catalyst of Sorrows
By Margaret Wander Bonanno

Purchase:
Mass-market paperback: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
E-book (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

A Star Trek story featuring intrigue, spycraft, and off-the-books missions… with a centenarian Uhura as the head of Starfleet Intelligence! It’s the perfect blend of Star Trek and Mission: Impossible you didn’t know you needed!
 
In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce discuss The Lost Era: Catalyst of Sorrows by the incomparable Margaret Wander Bonanno. We talk about the homage paid to John le Carré in this novel, a galactic pandemic, Uhura’s job, an adventure in the Neutral Zone, a ton of familiar faces, the ending of the story, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.







Previous episode: Picard: Rogue Elements

Monday, September 6, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Rogue Elements with John Jackson Miller!

 Star Trek: Picard
Rogue Elements
Exclusive interview with author John Jackson Miller!

Purchase:
Hardcover: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
E-book (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
Audiobook: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk


In the third episode of Star Trek: Picard, retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard hired Cristóbal Rios, freighter captain of La Sirena. As season one continued, we learned about this ex-Starfleet officer who was haunted by a traumatic experience aboard the U.S.S. ibn Majid, but there is more to Rios’ past than what we have seen on screen!

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, host Bruce Gibson is joined by author John Jackson Miller to discuss his latest novel, Rogue Elements. We talk about how Rios acquired his ship, his involvement with the Iotians from “A Piece of the Action,” the importance of physical books, the Sylvus Project, and the McGuffin in this book.







Previous episode: Enterprise: The First Adventure

Friday, August 20, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Enterprise: The First Adventure

 Star Trek
Enterprise: The First Adventure
By Vonda N. McIntyre


Purchase:
Mass-market paperback: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk


Enter the Vonda-Verse!

Back in 1966, we were introduced to the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the middle of their adventures. Kirk, Spock, Bones, and the rest of the crew had already found their groove, boldly going like a well-oiled machine. But how did this crew originally come together? How did their first mission together go? This week, we take a look at a novel that strives to answer these questions!

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss the classic novel Enterprise: The First Adventure by Vonda McIntyre, published in 1986. We discuss Kirk, his crew, a Klingon antagonist named Koronin, the Warp-Speed Classic Vaudeville Company, the mysterious “worldship,” and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.







Previous episode: The Lost Era: Deny Thy Father