Literary Treks 85: Jurassic Park of the Billionth Century / by Matthew Rushing

Department of Temporal Investigations: The Collectors.

Running Time: 52 minutes 13 seconds
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The first time we met agents Lucsly and Duller in Trials and Tribble-ations no one expected them to star in their own novel series, yet that’s exactly what Christopher L. Bennett did. He took these dull, funny men and created some of Treklit’s most memorable adventures in Watching The Clock and Forgotten History.

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther discuss the latest book in the DTI series, The Collectors. We discuss Dan’s thoughts on the first two books, how DTI could work as ebooks moving forward, the themes of change and letting go as well as timelines we’d love to see explored.

In the news section, we remind everyone about The Q Gambit’s penultimate issue release, Una McCormack’s upcoming DS9 book The Missing and lastly wish everyone a Happy Holiday’s.


The Penultimate Q Gambit is out (00:03:17)
The Missing (00:04:11)
Happy Holidays and the New Year (00:08:30)

Feature: The Collectors

The Collectors (00:11:02)
The First Two DTI Books (00:11:24)
DTI as an Ebook Series? (00:13:14)
Always a Bigger Fish (00:19:22)
The Future Ain’t What it Use to Be (00:24:05)
Time to Change or to Let Go (00:30:44)
And Now For Something Completely Different (00:37:21)
Different Timelines (00:40:03)
Closing (00:44:25)


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)