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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Oct 6, 2019

Greater Than the Sum.

In recent months, the Borg have returned again and again to threaten the peace of the Federation. Now, Picard and his crew must team up with unexpected allies to prevent the Borg from acquiring quantum slipstream technology, an advancement that would give the Borg unprecedented power to assimilate the Federation. Along with a new and untested crewmember, the men and women under Captain Picard's command face incredible odds in their latest round with the Borg.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson discuss the TNG novel Greater Than the Sum by Christopher L. Bennett. 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 all, the ending that leads into David Mack's Destiny trilogy, how this story jives with what we know about Star Trek: Picard, and wrap up with our final thoughts and ratings.

At the top of the show, we respond to listener feedback from The Babel Conference for Literary Treks 282: And Then Wonder Woman Shows Up!

Listener Feedback (00:03:43)

Feature: Greater Than the Sum
More of the Borg (00:11:41)
Introducing T'Ryssa Chen (00:14:52)
The Mystery of This Novel (00:21:12)
Bringing It All Together (00:25:49)
Star Cluster NGC 6281 (00:32:18)
Picard and Crusher (00:38:03)
Jasminder Choudhury (00:44:30)
Hugh and the Liberated (00:47:53)
The Plan (00:56:32)
The Epilogue (01:05:22)
Compatibility with Star Trek: Picard (01:09:13)
Ratings (01:12:56)
Final Thoughts (01:16:29)

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) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) 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)