Rising Son.

The last time Jake Sisko was seen in the Deep Space Nine relaunch, he had bought a ship from Quark and was headed into the wormhole, in an effort to fulfill a prophecy that seemed to indicate he would be reunited with his father. It would not be till six books later that we would have an answer to the question, "What happened to Jake?".

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther talk about Rising Son. We discuss our first impressions, Opaka's escape, Jake's life in his father's shadow, how we live, free will, predestination, responsibility, life's purpose, planting the seeds for the future and our ratings. 

In our news segment we talk about the way the Star Trek books hold up, judge a book by it's cover and then celebrate the 100th episode by talking about some of the favorite books we've covered, interviews and a sincere thank you to all of the listeners for their support as well as to the authors for being so generous with their time.

Running Time: 1 hour 8 minutes 48 seconds


Matthew Rushing and Dan Gunther

Editor and Producer 

Matthew Rushing 
Richard Marquez

Associate Producers

Will Nguyen
Ken Tripp

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen


How the Books Hold Up (00:02:39)
Judge a Book by it's Cover (00:05:21)
Thanks for 100 Episodes and to 100 More (00:10:53)

Feature: Rising Son

First Impressions (00:21:48)
Opaka's Escape? (00:24:49)
In His Father's Shadow (00:27:42)
How Do I live? (00:32:19)
Free Will, Predestination and Responsibility (00:41:03)
Life's Purpose (00:51:23)
Planting the Seeds (00:54:42)
Final Thoughts and Rating (00:57:23)
Closing (01:00:51)

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