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Welcome to ReadingTrek: A Star Trek Book Club Podcast!

Reading Trek is a Star Trek Book Club Podcast, working through the expanded universe one novel at a time. Each week hosts William and Marty discuss a portion of a selected Star Trek novel, talking about characters, plot, writing, and how it fits in to the overall Trek universe. Although you are encouraged to follow along with the reading, this podcast was designed as a way to give ALL fans a way to journey through the expanded universe together, even if you haven’t read the books. Whether you're reading along with them, revisiting an old favorite, or if you just want to know more about the expanded universe, this is a podcast for all Trek fans.

ReadingTrek's Upcoming Schedule of Novels

Star Trek Discovery: The Way to the Stars
by Una McCormack
Star Trek: TNG: Metamorphosis
by Jean Lorrah
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: A Stitch in Time
by Andrew Robinson
Star Trek Voyager: Homecoming
by Christie Golden
Star Trek: Federation
by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

ReadingTrek Episode List
Feb 13
ReadingTrek #18: The Way to the Stars
Marty and a Christian are joined by fellow Tricorder host, Heather, to discuss Star Trek Discovery: The Way to the Stars by Una McCormack.

Dec 22
ReadingTrek #17: Titan - Taking Wing
Marty and Christian pull apart the first Titan novel, discussing all the new characters, and where the series might go next.

Oct 17
ReadingTrek Supplemental #2: Interview with Mike Johnson
In this supplemental episode of ReadingTrek, guest host Shashank Avvaru interviews Mike Johnson, writer for IDW Comics.

Sep 25
ReadingTrek #16: Klingons & Betrayal
Hosts Marty Allee and guest Shashank Avvaru discuss IDW comics Star Trek Discovery: The Light of Kahless and Succession.

Sep 11
ReadingTrek #15: Trekking Out of the Box, Feat. Redshirts, by John Scalzi
In a long overdue episode of ReadingTrek, host Marty Allee is joined by special guest Christian Juel, to discuss the one-off parody novel Redshirts, by John Scalzi.

Aug 25
ReadingTrek: STLV 2018 Supplemental
ReadingTrek hosts William Conlin and Marty Allee, along with guest host Shashank Avvaru, interview New Horizons fan fiction authors Annie & Eric Muirhead, Eaglemoss' Ben Robinson, and IDW comic artist J.K. Woodward, all from STLV!

Jul 22
ReadingTrek #14: IDW's Mirror Broken, Issues 0-5
This week, hosts Will and Marty are joined by Shashank from PoliTreks as they journey into the TNG Mirror Universe to discuss IDW's Mirror Broken, written by David & Scott Tipton, and Illustrated by J.K. Woodwar

Jul 10
ReadingTrek #13: Feat. Star Trek Invasion: The Final Fury
Concluding our four-part series covering the epic-Star Trek Invasion crossover novels, hosts William Conlin and Marty Allee discuss Star Trek Invasion: The Final Fury.

Jun 19
ReadingTrek #12: "Saru-berries" - Star Trek Discovery: Fear Itself by James Swallow
On this supersized episode, Marty is joined by guests Heather Barker and Justin Oser to talk all this "Fear Itself".

May 21
ReadingTrek #11: We Didn't Get Our Dinosaurs - Feat. Time's Enemy, by L.A. Graf
This week Will and Marty are joined by special guest, Thad Hait, from the Delta Flyer Podcast to talk about Star Trek Invasion book 3, Time's Enemy. Next week, The conclusion of Invasion with Star Trek Voyager: Th

May 06
ReadingTrek #10: Weaponized Fear - Feat. Star Trek:Invasion!
Weaponized Fear - Feat. Star Trek: Invasion!: "The Soldier of Fear", by Dean Weasley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Apr 18
ReadingTrek #9: Saints and Demons - Featuring Star Trek: Invasion!: First Strike
This week, hosts Will and Marty dive into the Star Trek: Invasion! Crossover novel. In the first of a four part series, they talk about the saints and demons within First Strike, by Diane Carey. Next time, Star Trek: Invasion!: The Soldiers of Fear!

Apr 10
ReadingTrek #8: KRA-KOOOOM - IDW's Star Trek / Green Lantern Crossover
We're joined by co-host of PoliTreks, Shashank Avvaru, for the first of many comics focused episodes as we talk about IDW's Star Trek / Green Lantern crossover.

Mar 31
ReadingTrek #7: They Will All Die - Feat. The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman
This week we're joined by Kirk cosplayer Tyler Habiger to break down "The Autobiography of James T. Kirk" by David A. Goodman.

Mar 12
ReadingTrek #6: "Like Riding a Bike" - Featuring "Star Trek Prometheus: Fire With Fire"
This week we discuss Ch. 18-37 of "Star Trek Prometheus: Fire With Fire", the action packed first instalment of the Prometheus trilogy.

Mar 05
ReadingTrek #5: Star Trek: Prometheus - Fire With Fire by Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg
This week on Reading Trek, William and Marty discuss Chapters 1-17 of Star Trek: Prometheus - Fire With Fire by Bernd Perplies and Christian Humberg. This is the first Star Trek novel written by and for a German audience and was later translated into Engl

Feb 27
ReadingTrek #4: Conquering Hate - Feat. Drastic Measures, by Dayton Ward
This week Will and Marty are once again joined by Discovery Guru, Heather Barker, to discuss the last half of Star Trek: Discovery, Drastic Measures. Later in the show, we're joined by author Dayton Ward, as he fills us in on all the details that wen

Feb 19
ReadingTrek #3: Kodos, The Remorseful - Featuring "Drastic Measures" by Dayton Ward
In our first two-part episode, we are joined by Heather Barker, as we dive into the first half of Dayton Ward's Discovery Novel, "Drastic Measures". We had a great conversation about Kudos' remorse, prime Lorca, and what we think about

Feb 16
Minisode #1: "Please come to Vegas, Anthony!"
In our first off-topic minisode, Will, Marty and guest Tyler lay out our upcoming schedule to make it easier for you to follow along with the reading. We also give our instant reactions to Star Trek: Discovery's final while finding the connections it

Feb 10
ReadingTrek #2: Autism in the 24th Century - Featuring "Grounded" by David Bischoff
On Episode 2 of ReadingTrek, we take a dive into "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Grounded", by David Bischoff. We discuss autistic character choices, why Brent Spiner finally connected to his role as Data, and why this story wouldn't have

Feb 03
ReadingTrek #1: Learning to Podcast - Featuring "Despirate Hours" by David Mack
On our very first show, we discuss David Mack's Discovery novel "Desperate Hours".

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