Literary Treks 103: I Can Be Your Hero Baby / by Matthew Rushing

Mere Anarchy: Things Fall Apart.

Running Time: 50 minutes 59 seconds
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2006 saw the celebration of 40 years of Star Trek and to celebrate Pocket Books put together an ebook series comprising of six books that would span the entire Original Series timeline. Each story would build on the next as Kirk and his crew dealt with the aftermath of a disaster on the planet Mestizo.

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther talk about the first book in the Mere Anarchy series, Things Fall Apart. We discuss the setting, the dilemma of the people on Mestizo, Kirk’s burden, The Prime Directive, and the series long game.

In our news segment we rave about Rob Caswell’s new Seekers book covers for Long Shot and All That’s Left.


Book Covers to Judge (00:02:45)

Feature: Things Fall Apart

New Series (00:13:19)
Quick Question (00:14:05)
The Setting (00:14:49)
The Dilemma (00:21:21)
Kirk’s Burden (00:26:50)
The Prime Directive (00:33:21)
The Long Game (00:38:49)
Closing (00:43:35)


Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Bruce Gibson (Associate Producer)