The Enterprising Individuals podcast recently sat down with David R. George III to talk about an early episode of the original Star Trek, “The Corbomite Maneuver.” In their discussion of the first non-pilot ST episode ever produced, they speak about how Trek became Trek, the inclusiveness of the future it envisions, what it takes to command a Federation starship, the exploration of the unknown, and the series’ humanistic principles set against its occasionally militaristic science-fiction landscape.
I will be appearing with eleven other Star Trek writers at what the organizer has referred to as a mini-convention. We’re currently planning on holding a meet-the-authors event, with a book signing and a question-and-answer session. In addition to me, the other writers presently scheduled to attend include Keith R. A. DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Bob Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Bill Leisner, David Mack, Scott Pearson, Aaron Rosenberg, and Dayton Ward.
The event will be held on Saturday, 6 May, from 1 PM to 6 PM. It will take place at Star Trek Original Series Set Tours, a permanent installation of meticulously recreated sets. It is located in Ticonderoga, New York.
Keep checking the Events page for more information as it becomes available.
Paul Semel sat down with me last week to talk about my most recently published novel, a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine entry called The Long Mirage. You can find the interview on Mr. Semel’s eponymous website. In answering his questions, I talk about the plot of the new book and where it fits into the series’ chronology. I also discuss the genesis of the story—or stories—within the novel. Additionally, I address the ways in which I do and don’t attempt to emulate the television show, what it means to effectively have an unlimited visual-effects budget, and how writing a Deep Space Nine tale differs from writing within other incarnations of Trek. Finally, I reveal what it is about Star Trek that inspires me. Head on over and give it a read.