On a New Trek Literature Discussion

Jens Deffner of Unreality SF approached me recently to participate in a round-table discussion/interview about the new Star Trek film and Pocket Books’ reaction to the film, both this year and into next year when they have a series of four sequels to the film on the schedule. Entitled Trek XI: Did the books missContinue reading “On a New Trek Literature Discussion”

On Recommending Star Trek Fiction

Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or living in abject denial — you probably know that there’s a new Star Trek movie opening nationwide tomorrow. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, the 23rd-century, boldly going, all that jazz. Don’t ruin it for me. I won’t see it until maybe Sunday. 🙂 I got to thinking. Let’sContinue reading “On Recommending Star Trek Fiction”

On Reading Reflections

As seen on Julio Angel Ortiz‘s website: What are you reading right now? Le Morte d’Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Buried Age, Chris Bennett Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?Nope. What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now?None. What’s the worstContinue reading “On Reading Reflections”

On the 2006 Psi Phi Awards Results

The Psi Phi Awards honor excellence in Star Trek publishing. Named after PsiPhi.Org the Psi Phis are voted on by Star Trek readers in a number of categories–Best Novel, Best Short Story, Best Series, Best Cover, etc. The awards for 2006 were just announced over the past two days. The winners are (with links openingContinue reading “On the 2006 Psi Phi Awards Results”

Reaching Down into the Memory Hole

Steve Roby wrote on his blog yesterday regarding decade-old Star Trek novels that he can “[look] at the front cover art and the back cover text and realiz[e] I remember next to nothing about a lot of these books. I don’t have a great memory anyway, but how is it I can remember so muchContinue reading “Reaching Down into the Memory Hole”

Elias Vaughn Observations

Something occurred to me last night. I was unpacking a box of books, and one of the book was a collection of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poetry, which, oddly enough, comprises fully half of the poetry I own. (The other book of poetry I have is O Holy Cow: The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto, aContinue reading “Elias Vaughn Observations”