Friday, February 19, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Seven's Reckoning

 Star Trek: Voyager
Seven's Reckoning
Written by Dave Baker
Art by Angel Hernandez




Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01, has had her entire world turned upside-down. Now a former Borg drone, she finds herself trying to assimilate into a new collective: the crew of the Starship Voyager. A mission to a derelict ship will test her newfound individuality when she is confronted with an ethical crisis: to what extent should she get involved with the affairs of another species when she sees injustice running rampant?

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce review the IDW miniseries Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning, written by Dave Baker with art by Angel Hernandez. We discuss all four issues, our thoughts on the story and artwork, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.








Previous episode: The Lost Era: The Sundered
Next episode: Online: The Needs of the Many

Friday, February 5, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: The Sundered

 Star Trek: The Lost Era
The Sundered
by Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

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


The 21st Century nearly saw the end of humanity in World War III. Against the backdrop of the post-atomic horror, a group of Earth’s best and brightest, living aboard a nearby asteroid habitat, are thrown across the galaxy in a freak warp field accident. Over 200 years later, while negotiating peace with the aggressive Tholians, Captain Sulu and the crew of the U.S.S. Excelsior will discover what became of those unwitting explorers, lost and alone and completely cut off from Earth.

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss the first book of The Lost Era: The Sundered. We talk about the crew of the Excelsior, Sulu’s clandestine mission, Ambassador Burgess, the Tholians, the Neyel, Tuvok and Lojur, the resolution, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.







Previous episode: Picard: The Dark Veil

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2021 Releases Page Added!

 Hi folks! Regular visitors to this site may have noticed that activity has been a little scarce around here over the past year or so. However, I am working to update things! It's going slowly, but I'm hoping to get book reviews going again shortly. 

I have updated the upcoming releases page, and have added a page for releases in 2021! Check that out here.

In the meantime, I've been putting in a lot of time on the Positively Trek podcast, an endeavour I'm doing with my co-host, Bruce Gibson. You can check it out here!



Thank you so much for your patience, and I hope to see you a lot more throughout the year!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: The Dark Veil

Star Trek: Picard
The Dark Veil
Exclusive Interview with author James Swallow!

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


The year is 2386, and the United Federation of Planets has been dealt a serious blow: synthetic lifeforms have attacked the Utopia Plantia Shipyards at Mars, derailing a massive relief effort to save the Romulan people from an impending supernova. The Federation, reacting to this tragedy, has turned inward, halting relief efforts in the Romulan Empire and instituting a ban on research and development of synthetic lifeforms. All of this serves as the backdrop to the situation facing Captain Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan as they respond to an urgent distress call from the Jazari, a species situated very near the Romulan Neutral Zone…

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Bruce welcome renowned author James Swallow to the show to discuss his latest novel, Star Trek: Picard: The Dark Veil. We talk about the genesis of the novel, the links to the Star Trek: Titan book series, Thaddeus Worf Troi-Riker, the situation in the Federation, the Romulans, the Jazari, easter eggs and continuity connections, and wrap up with where James can be found online and what he has coming next!






Previous episode: Federation

Friday, January 8, 2021

Positively Trek Book Club: Federation

Star Trek
by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens

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


Why not strive for that perfect world? 

Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are tasked with rescuing Zefram Cochrane, famed inventor of the warp drive. Caught up in a plot spanning centuries, the space exploration pioneer is the catalyst for an adventure that will reach into the 24th century and bring the two most famous crews of Starfleet history together for the first time!

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss the classic Star Trek novel Federation by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. We talk about Cochrane’s history, the mysterious Mr. Brack, the Optimum Movement and World War III, the two Enterprises brought together, the distant future, the role of the Guardian of Forever, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

This was a truly fun conversation, and one of our best ever. We hope you enjoy our deep dive into this magnificent entry in the Star Trek literary universe!








Previous episode: Spock Must Die!
Next episode: Picard: The Dark Veil

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Release Day! Picard: The Dark Veil by James Swallow

Star Trek: Picard
The Dark Veil
by James Swallow


New Star Trek book day comes again! We have the first new Trek novel of 2021: Picard: The Dark Veil by James Swallow. Set aboard the U.S.S. Titan and featuring Captain Riker and his crew, The Dark Veil is just the second novel with the Star Trek: Picard banner.

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




Publisher's description:
A thrilling untold adventure based on the acclaimed Star Trek: Picard TV series!
The Alpha Quadrant is mired in crisis. 
Within the United Federation of Planets, a terrorist strike on the shipyards of Mars has led to the shutdown of all relief efforts for millions of Romulans facing certain doom from an impending super­nova. But when the USS Titan is drawn into a catastrophic incident on the Romulan-Federation border, Captain William Riker, his family, and his crew find themselves caught between the shocking secrets of an enigmatic alien species and the deadly agenda of a ruthless Tal Shiar operative. Forced into a wary alliance with a Romulan starship commander, Riker and the Titan crew must uncover the truth to stop a dev­astating attack—but one wrong move could plunge the entire sector into open conflict!

Purchase The Dark Veil:

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


Next Release: The Next Generation: Shadows Have Offended