Cold Equations by the Numbers

For those who just can’t get enough of my behind-the-scenes, inside-baseball stories about the start of my writing career, my work on the Star Trek Destiny trilogy, or the origin and development of my newest trilogy, Cold Equations, hosts Christopher Jones and Matthew Rushing at present an audio podcast interview with yours truly.

The interview can be streamed from their website, downloaded as an mp3, or accessed via podcast subscriptions on iTunes and elsewhere. My segment starts roughly 35 minutes into the episode.

In case you need an additional incentive to check it out, I also shared with them an exclusive news tidbit about the the meaning behind the name of the upcoming Star Trek novel miniseries The Fall, which will include my next novel, A Ceremony of Losses.


4 Responses to “Cold Equations by the Numbers”

  1. reykjavik2012

    Almost done with Destiny trilogy. Do you recommend any required reading before starting cold equation?

  2. David Mack

    Well, strictly speaking, you could jump from one to the other and follow along just fine. But if you’d like to have a full appreciation of all that happened to the TNG characters between Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations, I’d suggest you read the following novels:

    A Singular Destiny by Keith R.A. DeCandido
    Losing the Peace by William Leisner
    Zero Sum Game by David Mack
    Rough Beasts of Empire by David R. George III
    Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward
    The Struggle Within by Christopher L. Bennett
    Plagues of Night by David R. George III
    Raise the Dawn by David R. George III
    Brinkmanship by Una McCormack

    For more advice on suggested reading orders of Treklit series, check out this awesome flow chart by “Thrawn” —

  3. reykjavik2012

    This is awesome and the flow chart is exaclty what I was looking for (since I’m relatively new to the whole Trek world and even newer to the Trek lit world).

    And thanks for the list. I don’t think I’ll be able to tackle all of them, but if I have to pick one it will most likely be Zero Sum Game 😉

    Thanks again!

  4. David Mack

    You’re more than welcome. 🙂

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