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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Dec 23, 2018

Christian Humberg: In the Heart of Chaos.

In 2016, a new experiment in the world of Trek lit was attempted: for the first time, Star Trek novels would be published outside the United States in a language other than English. German publisher Cross Cult, the company that provides German-translated editions of Pocket Books' Trek novels, published its own Star Trek series: Star Trek: Prometheus, a trilogy of novels that tells the story of the Federation confronting radical terrorism, a story that is very relevant to today's world.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are joined by Star Trek: Prometheus author Christian Humberg to talk about the final book in the Prometheus trilogy: In the Heart of Chaos, co-written with fellow author Bernd Perplies. We discuss the origin of their Trek fandom, how the Prometheus series came about, the ship and crew at the heart of the story, the Son of the Ancient Reds, innocent lives affected by the events of the novel, Raspin and the crew of the I.K.S. Bortas, the Old Ones and their role in ending the crisis, and wrap up with what the authors are currently working on and where you can find them online.

At the top of the show, we review issue #3 of IDW's Star Trek vs. Transformers and respond to your Babel Conference feedback for Literary Treks 251: 5 Missions of Elton John.

Star Trek vs. Transformers #3 (00:03:24)
Listener Feedback (00:14:13)

Feature: Christian Humberg
Getting into Star Trek (00:17:16)
Starting the Prometheus Trilogy (00:19:28)
The Crew (00:25:14)
A Parable for Modern Times (00:28:13)
Brossal's Story (00:31:44)
Raspin and the IKS Bortas (00:33:59)
The Old Ones (00:37:37)
Jassat ak Namur (00:39:10)
Star Trek Publishing in Germany (00:43:42)
Other Projects (00:48:52)
Final Thoughts (00:51:33)

Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

Christian Humberg

Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Bruce Gibson (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Jeffery Harlan (Associate Producer)