Literary Treks 100: In the Shadow of the Emissary / by Matthew Rushing

Rising Son.

Running Time: 1 hour 8 minutes 48 seconds
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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, Osaka’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.


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)
Osaka’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)


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)