Friday, October 16, 2020

Positively Trek Book Club: DS9: Devil in the Sky

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #11
Devil in the Sky
by Greg Cox and John Gregory Betancourt


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


Hortas… IN SPAAAACE!!!

In the classic Trek episode “The Devil in the Dark,” we are introduced to the Horta: a strange, non-humanoid being whose fearsome aspect belies a gentle creature, only interested in protecting her many vulnerable young. However, while peaceful, the Horta is capable of great destruction thanks to its silicon-based physiology and its ability to spew highly concentrated, deadly acid. So what do you think might happen when twenty young Horta are suddenly released into the sealed environment of a space station?

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther discuss the Deep Space Nine novel Devil in the Sky by Greg Cox and John Gregory Betancourt. We talk about the origin of the novel, the premise, Jake and Nog’s role in the crisis, the characterizations of the DS9 crew, Kira’s rescue mission, the solution to the Horta problem, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.







Previous episode: TNG: Warped by Mike McMahan
Next episode: Voyager: To Lose the Earth by Kirsten Beyer


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Release Day! The Long-Awaited To Lose the Earth by Kirsten Beyer!

 Star Trek: Voyager
To Lose the Earth
by Kirsten Beyer


Finally! After a number of long delays, the final book in the Star Trek: Voyager relaunch saga by Kirsten Beyer is upon us!

Star Trek: Voyager: To Lose the Earth continues the adventures of the U.S.S. Voyager, returned to the Delta Quadrant with the Full Circle Fleet. The crew investigates the apparent loss of the U.S.S. Galen, as well as the mystery of Species 001.

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






Publisher's description:
The long-awaited follow-up to Voyager: Architects of Infinity from the New York Times bestselling author and cocreator of Star Trek: Picard!
As the crew of the Full Circle fleet works to determine the fate of their lost ship, the Galen, a struggle for survival begins at the far edge of the galaxy. New revelations about Species 001, the race that built the biodomes that first drew the fleet to investigate planet DK-1116, force Admiral Kathryn Janeway to risk everything to learn the truth.

Purchase Star Trek: Voyager: To Lose the Earth:

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


Next Release: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway

Friday, October 2, 2020

Positively Trek Book Club: TNG: Warped!

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Warped!
An Engaging Guide to the Unaired 8th Season
by Star Trek: Lower Decks creator Mike McMahan


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


Mike McMahan: you may know him as the creator of Star Trek: Lower Decks. But in 2015, before the idea of Lower Decks had made its way to the ear of CBS, he created an episode guide for the little-known, never talked-about 8th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. All 26 episodes were covered, including the one where Riker’s pajamas attempt to kill him, and the one where Barclay can’t seem to survive a bet between Q and fellow Continuum member “California Steve.”

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson discuss TNG: Warped! An Engaging Guide to the Unaired 8th Season by Mike McMahan. We talk about the origins of the book, the format, the artwork, some of our favorite plots and moments from the various episodes, the book’s link to Lower Decks, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.


Positively Trek 45: Book Club: TNG: Warped by Mike McMahan





Previous episode: TNG: Q-in-Law by Peter David