Friday, November 27, 2020

Positively Trek Book Club: A Contest of Principles

Star Trek: The Original Series
A Contest of Principles
Exclusive Interview with author Greg Cox!



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The Enterprise crew is assigned as poll watchers for an important election taking place on the planet Vok. Kirk and the crew must contend with combative candidates, voter intimidation, and accusations of election meddling, all while doing their best to make sure the election is as fair and unbiased as possible. Meanwhile, Dr. McCoy is kidnapped by a neighboring planet for a vital medical intervention. Kirk sends Spock to investigate, unable to divert the Enterprise from her vital mission on Vok.

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce are joined by renowned Star Trek author Greg Cox to talk about his new Original Series novel, A Contest of Principles. We discuss the election day plot, McCoy’s kidnapping by Ozalor, Spock’s adventure on Braco, General Gogg’s election results, the intriguing ending with Admiral Komack, and we wrap up with where Greg can be found online and what he is working on now.







Previous episode: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway
Next episode: Deep Space Nine: Too Long a Sacrifice

Friday, November 20, 2020

Positively Trek Book Club: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway

The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway
Exclusive Interview with "editor" Una McCormack!



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Captain Kathryn Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager captured the hearts and minds of the people of the Federation after making a miraculous 70,000 lightyear journey from the far side of the galaxy in only seven years. Now, hear the life story of one of Starfleet’s most famous captains in her own words, as edited by the amazing Una McCormack!

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther are joined by renowned Star Trek author Una McCormack to discuss The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway: The History of the Captain Who Went Further Than Any Had Before. We talk about the origins of the book, getting Janeway’s voice right, her early years, her career before Voyager, how events from the series were approached when writing the book, the inspirations that McCormack drew upon, the lives of the crew post-Star Trek: Voyager, and wrap up with what Una is up to now and where she can be found online.







Previous episode: Voyager: To Lose the Earth

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Release Day! TOS: A Contest of Principles by Greg Cox

Star Trek: The Original Series
A Contest of Principles
by Greg Cox


Once again, it's new Star Trek book day! Today is the official release date for the latest Star Trek: The Original Series novel: A Contest of Principles by Greg Cox.

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





Publisher's description:
An epic new Star Trek saga by New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox set during the original five-year mission!
The planet Vok is holding its first free elections after years of oppressive military rule. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise have been dispatched by Starfleet to serve as impartial observers, but remaining neutral proves a challenge, as Kirk confronts a tangled web of scandal, conspiracy, and assassination plots—with the stability of an entire sector at stake.
To make matters worse, Dr. Leonard McCoy has vanished while on a mission of mercy to Braco, a nearby planet only a system away. With Kirk unable to abandon his vital mission on Vok to hunt for his friend, it’s up to First Officer Spock and Christine Chapel to lead a team in search of the missing doctor, even if it means risking whatever fate befell McCoy. 
Unknown to his friends and crewmates, however, McCoy has been spirited away to another world, Ozalor, where he’s expected to find a cure for a mysterious ailment plaguing a member of the planet’s ruling family. Torn between his Hippocratic oath and his desire to escape, McCoy finds himself at the center of deadly palace intrigues—and a struggle for power that may ultimately consume all three worlds!

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Next Release: Picard: The Dark Veil

Monday, November 2, 2020

Positively Trek Book Club: To Lose the Earth

Star Trek: Voyager
To Lose the Earth
Exclusive Interview with author Kirsten Beyer!


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Kirsten Beyer’s journey as the caretaker of the Star Trek: Voyager novel series began over a decade ago with the publication of Full Circle, and novel readers were introduced to Voyager’s ambitious return to the Delta Quadrant. In the years since, we have shared the highs and lows of the voyages of the Full Circle fleet as they explore the former domain of the Borg Collective. With the publication of the tenth and final novel (for now) of the adventures of Voyager under Kirsten’s guiding hand, we find the crews of the fleet ships setting out on a new and unexpected adventure.
 
In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are honored to be joined by Kirsten Beyer, Star Trek author and television writer to discuss her final Voyager opus, To Lose the Earth. We talk about the long road to the novel’s publication, the mystery of the U.S.S. Galen, Nancy Conlon’s journey, Aytar Gwyn’s dilemma, the role the Krenim and The Department of Temporal Investigations play in the story, the future mission of Voyager, the future of Star Trek novels, and what Kirsten is up to in the world of Trek on television.







Previous episode: DS9 #11: Devil in the Sky
Next episode: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Release Day! The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway

 The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway
The History of the Captain Who Went Further Than Any Had Before

(Edited by Una McCormack)


Today sees the official release of the latest of the Star Trek-themed autobiographies: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway. Ostensibly written by the intrepid captain herself (but actually penned by the incomparable Una McCormack), the book tells the life story of the captain most famous for the adventures of the U.S.S. Voyager as it made its way back home after being thrown across the galaxy into the Delta Quadrant.

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






Publisher's description:
Captain Janeway of the U.S.S. Voyager tells the story of her life in Starfleet, for fans of Star Trek.
Kathryn Janeway reveals her career in Starfleet, from her first command to her epic journey through the Delta Quadrant leading to her rise to the top as vice-admiral in Starfleet Command. Discover the story of the woman who travelled further than any human ever had before, stranded decades from home, encountering new worlds and species.
Explore how she brought together Starfleet and the Maquis as part of her crew, forged new alliances with species across the galaxy and overcame one of Starfleet's greatest threats - the Borg - on their own remote and hostile territory. Get Janeway's personal take on key characters such as Seven of Nine, her trusted friend Tuvok, new arrivals like Neelix and her second-in-command, Chakotay.

Purchase The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway:

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Previous Release: Voyager: To Lose the Earth
Next Release: TOS: A Contest of Principles

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


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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:

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