Friday, March 10, 2023

Positively Trek Book Club: Ragnarok

Star Trek: Voyager #3

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It’s back to the beginning of the U.S.S. Voyager’s time in the Delta Quadrant. The Voyager crew detects a clue that may lead to a way home, but there’s a problem: two warring civilizations and their centuries-long conflict stand in the way! Advised by Neelix to steer clear, Janeway nevertheless leads her crew into the conflict zone in the hopes of stopping the war once and for all.

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss Star Trek: Voyager #3: Ragnarok by Nathan Archer. We talk about the novel’s premise, the warring races, the war, Voyager’s tactics, a diplomatic away mission, the First Federation, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings for Ragnarok.

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Previous episode: Terok Nor: Night of the Wolves
Next episode: Terok Nor: Dawn of the Eagles

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Positively Trek: Book Club: Terok Nor: Night of the Wolves

Star Trek: Terok Nor
Night of the Wolves

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The Cardassian Occupation of Bajor continues as Resistance fighters carry out attacks on their Cardassian oppressors, fighting for the freedom of their world. The tales of many characters from Deep Space Nine are explored in this novel, featuring the beginnings of their stories as Bajor suffers under the bootheels of the Cardassian Union.

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce discuss Terok Nor: Night of the Wolves, the second book in the trilogy, written by S.D. Perry & Britta Dennison. We talk about the changes in storytelling between books one and two, Lenaris Holem and Pullock V, Opaka and Gar Osen, Astraea, Natima Lang, Meru and Dukat, Ro Laren and the loss of innocence, Odo’Ital, the Liberation of Gallitep, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

A reminder that the beginning of the podcast is spoiler-free, and we get into spoilers in the second part.

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Previous episode: Picard: No Man's Land
Next episode: Voyager: Ragnarok

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Positively Trek Book Club: No Man's Land with Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson

Star Trek: Picard
No Man's Land
An Audio Drama Starring Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan with a full cast!

With special guests Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson!

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We’re excited to bring you a review of the first Star Trek audio drama to be released in a very long time: Star Trek: Picard: No Man’s Land, starring Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker and Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, along with a full cast! And joining us on this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club are the authors: Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson!

After the interview, hosts Bruce and Dan share their thoughts on the audio drama as well as our hopes for the future of this medium in the Star Trek universe!

Previous episode: Star Trek Explorer #1
Next episode: The Galactic Whirlpool

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Release Day! Picard: No Man's Land - Original Audio Drama

Star Trek: Picard
No Man's Land
by Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson
An Original Audio Drama starring Michelle Hurd & Jeri Ryan with a full cast

We have an exciting release today: an all-new original audio drama starring Star Trek: Picard's Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd! No Man's Land was written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, and takes place after the first season of Picard.

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

Publisher's description:

Discover what happens to Raffi and Seven of Nine following the stunning conclusion to season one of Star Trek: Picard with this audio exclusive, fully dramatized Star Trek adventure featuring the beloved stars of the hit TV series Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan.
Star Trek: No Man’s Land picks up right after the action-packed season one conclusion of Star Trek: Picard. While Raffi and Seven of Nine are enjoying some much-needed R&R in Raffi’s remote hideaway, their downtime is interrupted by an urgent cry for help: a distant, beleaguered planet has enlisted the Fenris Rangers to save an embattled evacuation effort. As Raffi and Seven team up to rescue a mysteriously ageless professor whose infinity-shaped talisman has placed him in the deadly sights of a vicious Romulan warlord, they take tentative steps to explore the attraction depicted in the final moments of Picard season one.
Star Trek: No Man’s Land is a rich, fully dramatized Star Trek: Picard adventure as Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan pick up their respective characters once more. Written for audio by Kirsten Beyer, a cocreator, writer, and producer on the hit Paramount+ series Star Trek: Picard, and Mike Johnson, a veteran contributor to the Star Trek comic books publishing program, this audio original offers consummate Star Trek storytelling brilliantly reimagined for the audio medium.
In addition to riveting performances from Hurd and Ryan exploring new layers of Raffi and Seven’s relationship, Star Trek: No Man’s Land features a full cast of actors playing all-new characters in the Star Trek: Picard universe, including Fred Tatasciore, Jack Cutmore-Scott, John Kassir, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Lisa Flanagan, Gibson Frazier, Lameece Issaq, Natalie Naudus, Xe Sands, and Emily Woo Zeller, and is presented in a soundscape crackling with exclusive Star Trek sound effects. Drawing listeners into a dramatic, immersive narrative experience that is at once both instantly familiar and spectacularly new, Star Trek: No Man’s Land goes boldly where no audio has gone before as fans new and old clamor to discover what happens next.

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Previous Release: Deep Space Nine: Revenant
Next Release: Picard: Second Self


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Release Day! DS9: Revenant by Alex White

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
by Alex White

A newcomer to the Star Trek literary universe! Alex White pens a Deep Space Nine novel set during the run of the series, featuring a focus on Jadzia Dax and Kira Nerys. Very much looking forward to reading this one!

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

Publisher's description:

An all-new novel based on the landmark TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from the acclaimed author of A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe! 
Jadzia Dax has been a friend to Etom Prit, the Trill Trade Commissioner, over two lifetimes. When Etom visits Deep Space Nine with the request to rein in his wayward granddaughter Nemi, Dax can hardly say no. It seems like an easy assignment: visit a resort casino while on shore leave, and then bring her old friend Nemi home. But upon arrival, Dax finds Nemi has changed over the years in terrifying ways…and the pursuit of the truth will plunge Dax headlong into a century’s worth of secrets and lies!

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Next Release: Picard: No Man's Land

Positively Trek Book Club: Oblivion's Gate

Coda, Book III
Oblivion's Gate

With special guest David Mack!

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The multiverse-shattering Coda trilogy comes to an end with the final chapter: Oblivion’s Gate by David Mack! Positively Trek Book Club hosts Dan and Bruce are joined by the veteran Star Trek author himself to discuss the final instalment and the trilogy as a whole. What was it like to write this huge turning point in the Star Trek literary universe? Find out in this exclusive interview!

We wrap up the show with our final thoughts and ratings for Oblivion’s Gate and the Star Trek: Coda trilogy.

Previous episode: Star Trek Explorer #1
Next episode: The Galactic Whirlpool

Positively Trek Book Club: Star Trek Explorer #1

Star Trek Explorer #1
Short Fiction from the Star Trek Universe

The official Star Trek magazine has rebranded and relaunched as Star Trek Explorer, and we here at Positively Trek are excited to get our hands on it! Included in each issue is original Star Trek fiction which, as you all know, is right up our alley. Therefore, in this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan take a look at the two short stories in issue #1 of Star Trek Explorer: “All That Most Maddens and Torments” by Christopher Cooper, and “Q and False” by Lisa Klink.

Previous episode: Coda, Book II: The Ashes of Tomorrow
Next episode: Coda, Book III: Oblivion's Gate