Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Latest Episodes

292: More of a Culmets Book
December 22, 2019

Dave Galanter: Dead Endless. We talk about how the story came about, the setting of this story, the relationship between Hugh Culber and Paul Stamets, the mysterious Ephraim, the secondary characters in the story, the bond between a trio of great characte

291: Get People Laughing While They're Squatting
December 15, 2019

Robb Pearlman: Body By Starfleet. We talk about where the idea for the guide came from, the real exercises within its pages, the fantastic illustrations, some of our favorite exercises, how non-humanoids can get in on the action, an amusing tie-in video o

290: Give Me All the Spock
December 08, 2019

Discovery: Aftermath. We talk about the surprise return of Kor, Spock's coming to terms with the aftermath of season two of Discovery, L'Rell's ability to play politics, The Shadows of Kahless, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings for the trilo

289: It is Better to Heal Than to Harm
November 24, 2019

David Mack: Lost Souls. We talk about the genesis of this epic story, the various character issues that are confronted, Picard's link to the Borg and how it has affected him these many years, Erika Hernandez's part in the story, hope vs. fear, the origin

288: The Golden Girls in Space
November 17, 2019

Mere Mortals. We discuss the Enterprise and Aventine's attempts to scout the subspace tunnels, the plight of the Titan crew, Captain Hernandez's experiences with the Caeliar, President Bacco's attempts to win the Federation allies in their struggle agains

287: Fear Usually Leads to Chaos
November 10, 2019

Gods of Night. We talk about the mystery of the Columbia, the actions of the MACOs that led to her destruction, the mysterious Caeliar, Picard & Crusher's story, Riker & Troi on the Titan, an emotional moment for one of the Voyager crew, the cliffhanger e

286: The Wrong Thing for the Right Reason
October 27, 2019

David Mack: Collateral Damage. We talk about wrapping up the loose ends of Tezwa, the inspiration for the Nausicaans' plight, the unique literary devices used in this novel, a Starfleet Intelligence spin-off, Worf's development as a character, Lieutenant

285: Those Bloody Mind Control Revolts!
October 20, 2019

Larry Nemecek: Star Trek: The Motion Picture. We talk about differences between the film and the novel, the persistent "Alan Dean Foster myth," Kirk's subtextual relationship with Spock, the story from Veejur's perspective, Decker's ultimate fate, and wra

284: Smoothing Over the Rough Edges of Canon
October 06, 2019

Greater Than the Sum. We talk about Lieutenant T'Ryssa Chen, Christopher Bennett's amazing ability to "fix" glitches in Star Trek continuity, a star cluster filled with strange new worlds, an old friend named Hugh, a plan to destroy the Borg once and for

283: Everyone's Tilting at Windmills
September 29, 2019

Vendetta. We talk about Picard's mysterious connection to a woman with a vendetta, the horrors of a Borg attack, Geordi's quixotic role in the novel, new types of Borg, Picard's rival, the Doomsday Machine, the theme of Vendetta, how this book compares to