Review: The Enterprise War (Star Trek: Discovery) by John Jackson Miller

Where was the Enterprise during season 1 of Discovery? There was a war on, after all! This book does a great job answering that question. Miller brings the Enterprise crew alive, from the senior command staff to those usually relegated to the lower decks. He does an especially good job with Anson Mount’s Captain PikeContinue reading “Review: The Enterprise War (Star Trek: Discovery) by John Jackson Miller”

Review: Q & A (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this paperback at full price. This twentieth-anniversary celebration of Star Trek: The Next Generation novel is a fitting tribute to the lasting mark Q has left on the franchise. And I can’t think of a better writer to infuse Q’s ridiculousness into text form. ThisContinue reading “Review: Q & A (Star Trek: The Next Generation) by Keith R. A. DeCandido”

Con Report: Farpoint 2020

I attended my third year at Farpoint in Baltimore, Maryland, this past weekend and had an absolute blast spending time with friends and being a panelist on some of my favorite topics. I wish I’d been able to hang out more in the evening with people, but I commuted from home this year and hadContinue reading “Con Report: Farpoint 2020”

Farpoint 2020 Schedule

This weekend I’ll be back in Baltimore for Farpoint 27! Check out my schedule below. Come see me be exceedingly nerdy about some of my favorite things! Will I see you there? Friday 5 PM: Fanfic Confessions (panel) Professional authors who still write fanfic or participate in fanfic-like habits such as PBEMs will talk aboutContinue reading “Farpoint 2020 Schedule”

Farpoint 2019 Schedule

I’m thrilled to return to Farpoint 26 next weekend for my second year! I had a blast last year and made some excellent friends. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with them and other local fans. Here’s where you can find me on the official schedule: Friday 10 PM: Farpoint Book Fair Saturday 10 AM: AlternateContinue reading “Farpoint 2019 Schedule”

Con Report: Farpoint 2018

Last weekend, I attended my first Farpoint convention! You could say that I got my start in speculative fiction as a Star Trek fan, so it was nice to get back to my roots, as it were. FRIDAY Since this is a “local” convention for me, I commuted from home rather than staying at theContinue reading “Con Report: Farpoint 2018”

Review: Patterns of Interference (Star Trek Enterprise: Rise of the Federation #5) by Christopher L. Bennett

Obvious benefits of a media tie-in novel are the lack of production value constraints. This means authors are free to make use of a vast array of characters and create new planets beyond the typical constrictions of special effects. Bennett has capitalized on these abilities to great extent, especially writing a familiar cast of charactersContinue reading “Review: Patterns of Interference (Star Trek Enterprise: Rise of the Federation #5) by Christopher L. Bennett”

Review: ARTICLES OF THE FEDERATION by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Reasons why you should read this book: You are a fan of political dramas that involve multiple main characters dealing with crises and scandals. The television show The West Wing is your favorite of all of those. You are curious about the inner workings of the Federation, a major government in the Star Trek universe,Continue reading “Review: ARTICLES OF THE FEDERATION by Keith R. A. DeCandido”

Review: LIVE BY THE CODE (Star Trek Enterprise: Rise of the Federation #4) by Christopher L. Bennett

DISCLAIMER: I received this book as a freebie from the publisher at Cleveland ConCoction 2016, where Bennett was the author guest of honor. Though book titles should always have something to do with the contents of the book, I will always appreciate a book title that is also a good pun. Live by the Code canContinue reading “Review: LIVE BY THE CODE (Star Trek Enterprise: Rise of the Federation #4) by Christopher L. Bennett”

Review: Uncertain Logic (Star Trek Enterprise: Rise of the Federation #3) by Christopher L. Bennett

  DISCLAIMER: I received this book as a freebie from the publisher at Cleveland ConCoction 2016, where Bennett was the author guest of honor. My favorite aspect of this novel was the fact that Bennett allows a Starfleet ship to make a major mistake. This series might be about the ascension of the Federation to aContinue reading “Review: Uncertain Logic (Star Trek Enterprise: Rise of the Federation #3) by Christopher L. Bennett”