Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Literary Treks 175: The Boogyman

When "The Corbomite Maneuver" first aired in 1966, it introduced a number of concepts that became inextricably linked with Star Trek: the wonder of exploration, courage in the face of fear, and the idea that not everything is as it seems. Someone who appears to be an implacable enemy might just turn out to be a friend. This week, we look at a new novel that serves as a sequel to that much-loved classic episode.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther talk about the new TOS novel The Face of the Unknown. We discuss the "puppet", global warming, fear-mongering speculation, Spock's future, the moment in time for the book, and ratings.

In the news segment, we look at the first issue of Stranger Worlds, Boldly Go #4, the Boldly Go #5 cover, and Trek Lit's 50th anniversary.

Literary Treks 175: The Boogyman
Discussion of Christopher L. Bennett's The Face of the Unknown

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