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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Jun 7, 2020

String Theory: Fusion.

As Voyager continues her exploration of the Monorhan star system, they encounter a vast array orbiting a black home. Tuvok, having been compelled to board the array, has come under the influence of a mysterious alien lifeform. Meanwhile, a powerful being in the guise of Captain Janeway's sister, Phoebe, carries out her sinister agenda aboard Voyager.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther discuss the second book in the String Theory trilogy, Fusion by Kirsten Beyer. We talk about Tuvok's journey, the mysterious array, the fourteenth tribe of Monorha and their role in the events unfolding, Phoebe Janeway, and the cliffhanger ending, wrapping up with our final thoughts and ratings.

At the top of the show, we discuss the results of a recent poll in our Goodreads group, review the classic DS9 comic Blood & Honor written by Mark Lenard, and respond to listener feedback from The Babel Conference for Literary Treks 303: A Pair of Legs in Sickbay.

Post-Series Novels Poll (00:04:08)
DS9 - Blood & Honor Comic Review (00:06:31)
Listener Feedback (00:22:27)

Feature: String Theory: Fusion
Tuvok’s Music (00:29:16)
The Array (00:32:47)
The Fourteenth Tribe (00:36:23)
Phoebe Janeway (00:39:00)
Kol-ut-shan for Tuvok (00:46:09)
Exosia (00:54:22)
Cliffhanger Ending (00:58:11)
Ratings (01:01:38)
Final Thoughts (01:06:59)

Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Jeffery Harlan (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)