Literary Treks 96: Invited to Sili-Con / by Matthew Rushing

Savage Trade: Tony Daniel.

Running Time: 57 minutes 22 seconds
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One of the joys of Star Trek literature is what it can add to the series, even the bad episodes can be improved upon through a well written book or comic.

In this episode of Literary Treks Matthew Rushing is joined by author Tony Daniel to talk about his latest novel, Savage Trade that follows up on the classic TOS episode, Savage Curtain. We discuss the genesis of the book, building from what is seen in the show, good and evil, historical characters, expanding on the Vulcans, writing the ensemble, why Tony chose certain figures from history, creating races for the book, his upcoming projects and lastly where to find Tony online.

With Dan on a super-secret, Section 31 mission we are saving news and comic reviews till the next episode.


Introduction (00:01:16)

Feature: Tony Daniel

Savage Trade (00:02:24)
Genesis of the Book (00:02:59)
Spoiler Warning (00:04:51)
Building from TOS (00:04:51)
Good and Evil? (00:08:04)
Historical Characters (00:13:20)
Expanding Vulcans (00:18:16)
Writing as an Ensemble (00:23:59)
Why Those Historical Characters? (00:26:35)
Creating Races for the Book (00:29:55)
Upcoming Projects (00:41:14)
Tony Online (00:48:15)
Closing (00:50:24)


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)