RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 142,219
Posts: 5,548,798
Members: 25,259
Currently online: 574
Newest member: fundone2000-MA

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
By: Michelle on Jan 24

Urban in Aquaman?
By: T'Bonz on Jan 23

Pegg Co-writing Star Trek 3
By: T'Bonz on Jan 22

Stewart Narrated NASA Documentary
By: T'Bonz on Jan 21

Star Trek 3 Filming To Begin
By: T'Bonz on Jan 21

IDW Publishing Trek Comics For April 2015
By: T'Bonz on Jan 20

Star Trek-Planet of the Apes #2
By: T'Bonz on Jan 20

Clark Details Trek Books
By: T'Bonz on Jan 20

Takei To Appear On Wits
By: T'Bonz on Jan 20

Retro Review: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang
By: Michelle on Jan 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Literature

Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 2 2014, 08:06 PM   #31
Deranged Nasat
Vice Admiral
 
Deranged Nasat's Avatar
 
Location: "And so I was like, ha, I don't need no antennae. I'm animated, baby".
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

David Mack wrote: View Post
^ Not to mention Salagho Threx. *shudders*.
He's literally wearing nothing at all.

Nothing at all!

Nothing at all!
__________________
We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile and nothing can grow there; too much, the best of us is washed away.
Deranged Nasat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 2 2014, 08:12 PM   #32
Mage
Commodore
 
Mage's Avatar
 
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

I keep forgetting this is the first new TrekLit novel scheduled!! So happy. Not sure why I'm more excited, that a new Mack novel is coming, or that it's Seekers finally happening.
__________________
Niner. Lurker. Browncoat.
Mage is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 02:08 AM   #33
David Mack
Writer
 
David Mack's Avatar
 
Location: New York, NY
View David Mack's Twitter Profile
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Meet the crew of the Sagittarius, who will be the stars of Book 1, Second Nature, due for publication in just three weeks on July 22, 2014!

Be warned, the following contains some SPOILERS for the Vanguard novels, especially REAP THE WHIRLWIND and STORMING HEAVEN.

Also note that these are the shorthand descriptions from the series bible, and some of these details will change as needed to make individual stories work. They are presented here to give you an idea of where we'll be starting from with regard to this merry band of misfits.

CAPTAIN CLARK TERRELL, commanding officer
Has the fists of a prizefighter and the mind of a scientist. Inherited command after his mentor, Captain Nassir, was killed in action. Has never met the infamous James T. Kirk. He shakes the bulkheads when he laughs and trembles the decks when he roars (which isn't often).

LT. COMMANDER VANESSA THERIAULT, first officer
Human from Mars. Kooky. Cruelly witty, droll, sarcastic. Courageous and irreverent. Knits to pass the time. Has a soft spot for "broken" people, pets, and things. Her shipmates say she could "charm the ridges off a Klingon" or "talk a dog off a meat wagon."

DOCTOR LISA BABITZ, M.D.
, chief surgeon
Neurotic. High energy. Nervous about anything and everything. Can be a bit of a nag. Obsessed with disinfecting the ship. Talks faster than anyone the rest of the crew has ever met. When she slows down for a minute, she's really a sweetheart. A phenomenal emergency surgeon and pathologist.

LIEUTENANT (j.g.) NGUYEN TAN BAO, R.N., nurse
Handles triage during medical emergencies, performs basic first aid, assists during surgery. Trained in wilderness survival, zero g ops, spelunking, mountaineering, diving. Can accompany field scouts on hazardous landing missions. Taught himself to play the harmonica. Popular with the ladies.

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER SORAK, second officer/tactical officer
Excels at stealthy observation. Wilderness survival expert. Trained in medicine, archaeology, xenobotany. Completed the Kolinahr on Vulcan. Born in 2148, joined Starfleet in 2210. Tri-level chess grand master. Best vegan cook on the ship. Married with four children. Rarely speaks. Has an unnerving stare. Holds an M.D. and two Ph.D.s.

MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER MIKE "MAD MAN" ILUCCI, chief engineer
Strong believer in "percussive maintenance" (hit it until it works again). Knows how to curse in five non-human languages (Klingon, Romulan, Tellarite, Andorian, and Orion). Can start a bar fight even with people whose language he doesn't know. Has a rant about almost any topic one can think of. Call him "Master Chief." Or else. No, seriously.

ENSIGN NIZSK, helm officer/navigator
Kaferian drone (neuter). Prefers to use and be referred to by female pronouns. Native culture friendly to but not part of the Federation. Can spin silklike substance to build structures, fix hull breaches, restrain prisoners. Sleeps in a self-made cocoon. Looks scrawny but is very strong; carapace can deflect energy blasts below heavy stun.

LIEUTENANT (j.g.) SENGAR HESH, science officer
Arkenite male. Expert in geology, astronomy, physics. Limited psionic abilities (minor telekinesis, can resist being read by telepaths). His word is his bond. Misses his Sia Lenthar (group bond), adopts his shipmates as surrogates; takes great pride in their diversity and vast collective expertise. Solid green eyes with no pupils; bronze skin. Three-lobed brain.

PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS SALAGHO THREX, senior engineer's mate
Like most Denobulans, he doesn't sleep much. Works long shifts repairing and upgrading systems throughout the ship. Boasts he could take the ship apart in an afternoon and have it back together and flying that night. Big, beefy, and hairy, he's from a subculture with no nudity taboo—much to his crewmates' chagrin. Sings in his native language; his voice sounds beautiful, but the translated lyrics are crude and pornographic.

PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS KAREN CAHOW, engineer's mate
Know-it-all. Grew up on merchant ships. Has a knack for fixing things, but never the way the manuals suggest. Trained as a shuttle pilot, a medic, and a computer technician before becoming a starship mechanic. Specializes in transporter systems. Is an only child; hates sharing quarters, but has learned to cope. Has a phobia about being on planets; has spent most of her life in space. Has never fired a phaser in combat, only in basic training.

CREWMAN SPECIALIST TORVIN, engineer's mate
Superior hearing enables him to detect minuscule malfunctions in a variety of onboard systems, sometimes more quickly and with greater specificity than his colleagues using tricorders. Young, nerdy, enthusiastic, harboring a desperate and ultimately futile crush on Taryl. Commiserates during shore leaves with Chief Ilucci, whose own crush on Theriault is equally doomed.

SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER RAZKA, lead scout
Forty years old, young for a Saurian. He's been in Starfleet 23 years, and his courage, ingenuity, and leadership skills enabled him to rise quickly through the ranks of non-commissioned officers. Can see in the "normal" and infrared spectrums. Has gills and can breathe underwater. An expert marksman and martial-artist, he has medical training equivalent to a paramedic and a master's degree in physics.

LIEUTENANT FARO DASTIN, field scout
Male Trill, unjoined. Homosexual. Born practical joker. Good at sleight-of-hand, lousy at gambling. Digs music but can't dance. Never met a drink he didn't like. Won't throw a first punch, but has a knack for getting into fights. Loves to try new foods, activities. A bit too proud of his new beard.

ENSIGN TARYL, field scout
Female Orion. Spiky, pixie-cut black hair. Lacks the pheromone for seduction and control, so she left Orion to make a better life in a more egalitarian society. Prefers the outdoors; likes animals more than people. A good survivalist, medic, and mechanical engineer. Bisexual but trying celibacy for a while.

And that's our scout-ship crew! The key personnel of the Endeavour will follow in another post at a date TBD, probably a bit closer to the release of Book 2, Point of Divergence, by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore.
__________________
~ David Mack | "Where were you when the page was blank?" — Truman Capote

Join me on Facebook & Twitter
David Mack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 09:01 AM   #34
tenmei
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Manchester, UK
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Interesting - though there does seem to be a predisposition towards gay characters in TrekLit having beards. First Bart Faulwell, then Commander Keru and now Lieutenant Dastin - the latter two coincidentally both unjoined Trills.
__________________
Follow my literary odyssey at 52 Weeks, 26 Books ...
tenmei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 09:24 AM   #35
C.E. Evans
Vice Admiral
 
C.E. Evans's Avatar
 
Location: Ferguson, Missouri, USA
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Beards are sexy--at least before they reach the Duck Dynasty stage, but even those can be cute depending on the person wearing it, I guess.

Truly love those character descriptions.
__________________
"Don't sweat the small stuff--it makes you small-minded..."
C.E. Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 12:10 PM   #36
Paris
Commodore
 
Paris's Avatar
 
Location: In the future's past
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Thanks for posting those David. I'm super excited for Seekers to kick off
__________________
"I don't use plot to serve continuity porn, I use continuity porn to serve plot." - Christopher L. Bennett July 2, 2013
Paris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 02:07 PM   #37
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Ooh, a Kaferian, interesting. I've touched on that species a bit in Watching the Clock and Tower of Babel -- insectoids with the opposite of the stereotypical hive society, fierce individualists and near-anarchists. How a Kaferian would deal with the discipline of Starfleet is an interesting question.

And I always figured the achievement of Kolinahr meant a retreat into an ascetic life, like becoming a monk. Why a Vulcan would achieve Kolinahr and then go into Starfleet, surrounded by emotional aliens, is another interesting question.

Have Arkenites been established to have psi abilities before? (Checks Memory Beta) Oh, I see. It's mentioned in the FASA material as a trait possessed by only a few Arkenites. That would explain why Eviku on Titan doesn't have psi abilities as far as I can recall.

Razka has gills? I don't think that's ever been established about Saurians before. I've always treated them as reptilian, not amphibian.

What species is Torvin? The superior hearing and lack of a second name suggest a nonhuman.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 11/16/14 including annotations for "The Caress of a Butterfly's Wing" and overview for DTI: The Collectors

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 02:35 PM   #38
Jarvisimo
Commander
 
Jarvisimo's Avatar
 
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Did Razka use his gills/submersion skills in A Time to Kill? Mr Mack, I'm so glad you brought him back for Vanguard - he was one extra fascinating touch of alien-ness in ATtK.

Could we have a cast list for the Endeavour also, pretty please? It'd be nice to see in advance who has replaced Mog, and how the rest of the cast are described
Jarvisimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 04:45 PM   #39
Enterprise1701
Fleet Captain
 
Enterprise1701's Avatar
 
Location: Sol III, Sector 001, 2015 C.E.
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

"Nguyen Tan Bao"? Has it been previously established that post-warp humans can legally register with their surnames going first?

I don't have anything against this practice; I'm of Asian descent myself.
Enterprise1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 04:50 PM   #40
Deranged Nasat
Vice Admiral
 
Deranged Nasat's Avatar
 
Location: "And so I was like, ha, I don't need no antennae. I'm animated, baby".
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Christopher wrote: View Post
What species is Torvin? The superior hearing and lack of a second name suggest a nonhuman.
Tiburonian. We've seen him in Vanguard.
__________________
We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile and nothing can grow there; too much, the best of us is washed away.
Deranged Nasat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 04:55 PM   #41
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Enterprise1701 wrote: View Post
"Nguyen Tan Bao"? Has it been previously established that post-warp humans can legally register with their surnames going first?

I don't have anything against this practice; I'm of Asian descent myself.
Err, why wouldn't they? The Federation is a free society.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 11/16/14 including annotations for "The Caress of a Butterfly's Wing" and overview for DTI: The Collectors

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 04:57 PM   #42
Deranged Nasat
Vice Admiral
 
Deranged Nasat's Avatar
 
Location: "And so I was like, ha, I don't need no antennae. I'm animated, baby".
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Christopher wrote: View Post
Ooh, a Kaferian, interesting. I've touched on that species a bit in Watching the Clock and Tower of Babel -- insectoids with the opposite of the stereotypical hive society, fierce individualists and near-anarchists. How a Kaferian would deal with the discipline of Starfleet is an interesting question.
The confirmation that Kaferia is not a UFP member despite being a long-standing ally would seem to be consistent with that, so I'm also interested in seeing how she/it plays as part of the team.

Christopher wrote: View Post
Have Arkenites been established to have psi abilities before? (Checks Memory Beta) Oh, I see. It's mentioned in the FASA material as a trait possessed by only a few Arkenites. That would explain why Eviku on Titan doesn't have psi abilities as far as I can recall.
Regarding the Arkenite, Sia Lenthar as the basis of their communal society originated in FASA, I believe. I like it when these older elements are recycled back into the novel 'verse. I tend to accept the details about the various alien cultures unless and until something contradicts them, but it's good to have them "move up" to what I consider a "more official" level.
__________________
We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile and nothing can grow there; too much, the best of us is washed away.
Deranged Nasat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 04:59 PM   #43
Deranged Nasat
Vice Admiral
 
Deranged Nasat's Avatar
 
Location: "And so I was like, ha, I don't need no antennae. I'm animated, baby".
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Christopher wrote: View Post
Enterprise1701 wrote: View Post
"Nguyen Tan Bao"? Has it been previously established that post-warp humans can legally register with their surnames going first?

I don't have anything against this practice; I'm of Asian descent myself.
Err, why wouldn't they? The Federation is a free society.
I thought he was joking that we've seen so few humans with non-Western names in the on-screen franchise that maybe it's illegal to have anything else
__________________
We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile and nothing can grow there; too much, the best of us is washed away.
Deranged Nasat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 05:55 PM   #44
Enterprise1701
Fleet Captain
 
Enterprise1701's Avatar
 
Location: Sol III, Sector 001, 2015 C.E.
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

Deranged Nasat wrote: View Post
Christopher wrote: View Post
Enterprise1701 wrote: View Post
"Nguyen Tan Bao"? Has it been previously established that post-warp humans can legally register with their surnames going first?

I don't have anything against this practice; I'm of Asian descent myself.
Err, why wouldn't they? The Federation is a free society.
I thought he was joking that we've seen so few humans with non-Western names in the on-screen franchise that maybe it's illegal to have anything else
Not exactly. I was saying that I couldn't recall any Star Trek humans of Asian descent in the warp age who went by surname first. Hoshi Sato, Chaoyang Soo, and Keiko Ishikawa/O'Brien for example. Then I remembered that there's Huang Chaoying, a 24th century Federation Councillor from the Alpha Centauri Concordium.
Enterprise1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 3 2014, 06:26 PM   #45
borgboy
Fleet Captain
 
borgboy's Avatar
 
Re: Who are the cast of Seekers?

The cast sounds really great! Really looking forward to this.
__________________
Resistance is futile
borgboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.