Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Release Day! TOS: Living Memory by Christopher L. Bennett

Star Trek: The Original Series
Living Memory
by Christopher L. Bennett


New Star Trek book day is here again! We have a new book set in the period between The Motion Picture and The Wrath of Khan by author Christopher L. Bennett: Living Memory!

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




Publisher's description:
An all-new Star Trek movie-era adventure!
While attempting to settle in as commandant of Starfleet Academy, Admiral James T. Kirk must suddenly contend with the controversial, turbulent integration of an alien warrior caste into the student body—and quickly becomes embroiled in conflict when the Academy controversy escalates to murder. Meanwhile, Captain Spock of the USS Enterprise and Commander Pavel Chekov of the USS Reliant are investigating a series of powerful cosmic storms seemingly targeting Federation worlds—unstoppable outbursts emitting from the very fabric of space. Endeavoring to predict where the lethal storms will strike next, Spock and Chekov make the shocking discovery that the answer lies in Commander Nyota Uhura’s past—one that she no longer remembers….

Purchase Living Memory:

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Previous Release: Discovery: Wonderlands
Next Release: The Next Generation: Shadows Have Offended

Friday, June 11, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Weaker Than Man

 Star Trek: Year Five
Weaker Than Man
Omnibus Collection of Issues 13 - 19

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Paperback: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
Kindle/Comixology: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

We’re taking a break from novels this week to catch up on the Star Trek: Year Five on-going story! From badmiral shenanigans and populist criminal presidential candidates to Gary Seven and global pandemics, these stories have it all!

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce are discussing Weaker Than Man, the omnibus collection of Star Trek: Year Five issues 13 to 19. We talk about all four “episodes” that make up the collection: “Guide of Fire,” “Vote Mudd!,” “Weaker Than Man,” and “On the Death of a Friend.”







Previous episode: Discovery: Wonderlands
Next episode: The Original Series: Living Memory

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Wonderlands with Una McCormack

 Star Trek: Discovery
Wonderlands
Exclusive Interview with author Una McCormack!

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

When Star Trek: Discovery’s third season debuted, Michael Burnham found herself down the rabbit hole in a strange, unfamiliar world. However, the U.S.S. Discovery, right behind her in the wormhole, was nowhere to be found. Along with unlikely allies and surprising foes, Burnham must make her way in this disturbing and dangerous future. The story of the year she spent apart from her crew can finally be told!

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan are joined by master storyteller Una McCormack to discuss her latest novel: Discovery: Wonderlands. We talk about Alice in Wonderland, Sahil vs. Book, Burnham’s new career, Starfleet cosplayers, the White Palm raiders, the Fall of the Federation, and wrap up with where Una can be found online and what she has coming up.







Previous episode: The Lost Era: The Art of the Impossible
Next episode: Year Five: Weaker Than Man

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Release Day! Discovery: Wonderlands by Una McCormack

Star Trek: Discovery
Wonderlands
by Una McCormack


Once again, it's new Star Trek book day! We have the newest addition to the Star Trek: Discovery line, this time by one of my favorite authors, Una McCormack! Pick up Wonderlands today, detailing the "gap year" between Burnham's arrival in the 32nd century and the eventual appearance of the U.S.S. Discovery.

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




Publisher's description:
An all-new novel based upon the explosive Star Trek TV series!
In a desperate attempt to prevent the artificial intelligence known as Control from seizing crucial information that could destroy all sentient life, Commander Michael Burnham donned the “Red Angel” time-travel suit and guided the USS Discovery into the future and out of harm’s way. But something has gone terribly wrong, and Burnham has somehow arrived in a place far different from anything she could have imagined—more than nine hundred years out of her time, with Discovery nowhere to be found, and where the mysterious and cataclysmic event known as “the Burn” has utterly decimated Starfleet and, with it, the United Federation of Planets. How then can she possibly exist day-to-day in this strange place? What worlds are out there waiting to be discovered? Do any remnants of Starfleet and the Federation possibly endure? With more questions than answers, Burnham must nevertheless forge new friendships and new alliances if she hopes to survive this future long enough for the Discovery crew to find her....

Purchase Wonderlands:

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


Previous Release: Picard: The Dark Veil

Friday, May 14, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: The Art of the Impossible

 Star Trek: The Lost Era
The Art of the Impossible
By Keith R.A. DeCandido

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

The Betreka Nebula Incident: an eighteen-year cold war between the Cardassian Union and the Klingon Empire. The tale of the conflict over the planet Raknal V that nearly plunged the quadrant into war is finally told!
 
In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce discuss The Art of the Impossible, a novel of The Lost Era by master storyteller Keith R.A. DeCandido. We talk about the Klingons and Cardassians, the conflict over Raknal V, the Romulans' resurgence, obsession and blind nationalism, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.







Previous episode: The Next Generation: Metamorphosis

Friday, April 30, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Metamorphosis

 Star Trek: The Next Generation
Metamorphosis
By Jean Lorrah

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

For all of his existence, Lt. Commander Data has had one wish: to be human. However, when he is finally presented with the chance, will he find that being flesh and blood is all it’s cracked up to be?
 
The first “Giant Novel”! This week on the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan are talking about an early Star Trek: The Next Generation novel: Metamorphosis by Jean Lorrah. We discuss Data’s quest, his journey as a human, the mysterious Konor, Elysia’s “gods,” Data’s soul, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings for the novel.







Previous episode: The Next Generation #4: Survivors

Friday, April 16, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Survivors

 Star Trek: The Next Generation #4
Survivors
By Jean Lorrah

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

Lieutenant Tasha Yar was a character who didn’t get much of a chance to shine. Lasting not quite an entire season, Denise Crosby elected to leave the show before the end of season one. While the true potential of the character went unrealized on screen, one author took it upon herself to tell her story.

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce return to the early days of TNG to take a look at the “Tasha Yar” novel: Survivors by Jean Lorrah. We discuss Yar’s backstory, Dare, the planet Treva, Data’s life as a survivor, the conclusion, and Tasha Yar’s death at the hands of Armus.







Previous episode: The Lost Era: One Constant Star