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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Nov 24, 2019

David Mack: Lost Souls.

Vastly outnumbered and outgunned by the relentless Borg advance, the United Federation of Planets faces its final hours. Captain Erika Hernandez, formerly of the Columbia, may be all that stands in the path of the insatiable hunger of the Borg Queen for the destruction of the Federation. She and the mysterious Caeliar, with their unlikely link to the Borg, may hold the secret to ending the threat from the Collective once and for all. But will victory come in time for the people of the Federation?

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther are joined by the author of the Destiny trilogy, David Mack, to discuss the final book, Lost Souls, and the trilogy as a whole. 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 of the Borg Collective, the legacy of Star Trek: Destiny, and wrap up with where David can be found online and what he has coming out in the next year.

At the top of the show, we respond to feedback from The Babel Conference for Literary Treks 287: Fear Usually Leads to Chaos.

Listener Feedback (00:03:40)

Feature: David Mack
Creating the Destiny Trilogy (00:09:38)
Small Character Moments (00:29:19)
An Impaired Picard (00:35:20)
Erika Hernandez (00:39:45)
Grace Under Pressure (00:49:54)
The Origin of the Borg (00:59:07)
Give Death Back Its Teeth (01:05:17)
The Finale (01:13:51)
The Legacy of Destiny (01:19:24)
The Books That Follow (01:23:41)
More From David (01:30:15)
Final Thoughts (01:35:04)

Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson

David Mack

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) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)