Literary Treks 279: The Young, Rash, Impetuous Russian / by Matthew Rushing

Greg Cox: The Antares Maelstrom.


Running Time: 1 hour 27 minutes 32 seconds
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A 23rd century gold rush kicks off when a rare element is discovered on planet Baldur III, and it's up to the crew of the Enterprise to maintain order when the small colony world is overrun by pioneers hoping to strike it rich. Complicating matters is the nearby Antares Maelstrom, a treacherous area of space that has claimed the lives of many explorers over the years. With his crew stretched thin, can Kirk manage to prevent tragedy?

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther welcome author Greg Cox to the show to discuss The Antares Maelstrom. We talk about the pergium discovery that starts things off, an old-fashioned western set in space, Sulu's mystery woman and the role they play, a side quest for Spock and Chekov, a major crisis the colony faces, the mysteries of the Antares Maelstrom, and wrap up with projects that Greg is currently working on and where he can be found online.

At the top of the show, we review issue #4 of Star Trek: Year Five from IDW, and respond to listener feedback from the Babel Conference for Literary Treks 277: You're Meant to Be Confused.


Star Trek: Year Five #4 Review (00:02:49)
Listener Feedback (00:11:37)

Feature: Greg Cox

Una in the Legacies Trilogy (00:19:01)
There's Pergium in Them Hills (00:25:32)
Khan's Antares Maelstrom (00:30:11)
An Old Fashion Western (00:33:07)
Sulu's Old Flame and Mystery (00:40:24)
A Shady Character (00:48:37)
Uhura's Dance Hall (00:51:03)
Spock and Chekov's Tea Mission (00:52:48)
Yurnos (00:55:39)
Thunderbird Power Plant (01:00:36)
Getting Through the Maelstrom (01:02:35)
More From Greg (01:14:52)
Final Thoughts (01:19:08)


Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson


Greg Cox


Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Jeffery Harlan (Associate Producer)