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Literary Treks: A Star Trek Books and Comics Podcast

Jul 30, 2021

Cassandra Rose Clarke: Shadows Have Offended.

For the longest time, Star Trek books were written inside the years of each series and with the litverse coming to an end, the books are going to be returning to that format.

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones are joined by Cassandra Rose Clarke to talk about her debut Star Trek novel, Shadows Have Offended. We discuss her Star Trek story, writing a Star Trek book, the genesis, Troi and Worf, Crusher, Picard, the unexpected, the Betazoids, links with DS9, dreamweavers, feeling like an episode, the experience, Cassandra online and our final thoughts.

In the news section Bruce Gibson joins Matthew to talk about issues 22 and 23 of the Year Five comic as well as judge the first two covers of the Coda trilogy.

Issue 22 (00:03:00)
Issue 23 (00:13:19)
Coda Covers (00:23:30)

Feature: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Cassandra's Star Trek Story (00:31:53)
Writing a Star Trek Book (00:40:25)
The Genesis of the Story (00:42:46)
Troi and Worf (00:45:46)
Crusher Focus (00:50:28)
Picard Focus (00:52:07)
The Unexpected (00:54:20)
The Betazoids (00:55:54)
Links With DS9 (01:02:35)
Dreamweavers (01:05:24)
Feels Like an Episode (01:14:41)
The Experience (01:19:21)
Cassandra Online (01:21:51)
Final Thoughts (01:25:44)

Matthew Rushing, C Bryan Jones and Bruce Gibson

Cassandra Rose Clarke

Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)