The publication of David Mack’s Storming Heaven in March 2012
marked the end of the Vanguard saga—or so we thought. As it turns
out there’s a little more to the story. It comes in the form of
what author Dayton Ward calls “a coda”—just a little something
extra for fans of this series that is set in the TOS time period.
In this, the premiere episode of our books and comics show, we’re
joined by Dayton to discuss how this novella, “In Tempest’s Wake,”
came about. In the process we also find out more about the
inspiration of the Vanguard series itself, Dayton’s desire to write
Captain Proton stories, and whether or not there’s a smoking jacket
in Dayton’s closet.
In our news segment we cover upcoming releases in the literary
world including Christopher L. Bennett’s continuation of the
Romulan War story for the Enterprise line, David Mack’s second
installment in Cold Equations, Silent Weapons, and we look at three
upcoming releases from IDW on the comic front: Countdown to
Darkness, Star Trek Ongoing #15, and Brannon Braga’s Hive #3.