Monday, October 22, 2018

Literary Treks 246: Conquest Olympics

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For honor... for glory... for the Empire! The brave officers and crew of the I.K.S. Gorkon embark on a new mission to seek out new life and new civilizations... and to boldly conquer them for the greater glory of the Klingon Empire! But what lines must be crossed when Klingon lust for expansion comes face-to-face with Klingon honor?

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are joined by Earl Grey's Justin Oser to discuss I.K.S. Gorkon: Book One: A Good Day to Die by Keith R.A. DeCandido. We talk about what makes this book different from other Star Trek novels, cultures in transition, lower decks crewmembers, strong female Klingon characters, an enemy worthy of respect, the dilemma faced by Captain Klag at the end of the novel, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

In the news segment, we talk about next year's upcoming Star Trek: The Q Conflict crossover comic from IDW.

Literary Treks 246: Conquest Olympics
I.K.S. Gorkon, Book One: A Good Day to Die by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Previous episode: Literary Treks 245: The "All Good Things" of Deep Space Nine
Next episode: Literary Treks 247: A 24th Century Jack Ryan Movie

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