In 2004, Pocket Books published a nine-novel series that chronicled the year leading up to the final Star Trek: The Next Generation movie Nemesis. Featuring work by John Vornholt, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Robert Greenberger, David Mack, and me, this miniseries set the tone for the post-Nemesis fiction that would be published thenceforth.
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the publication of the first book in the series in February 2014, I took a look back at the series, its genesis, its execution, its influence, and just generally how much fun we all had putting it together.
By 2013, I’d cut back to a monthly schedule, since I was unable to maintain the twice-a-month schedule I’d intended on (and managed the first year or so). However, August 2013 saw the release of Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, which collected the extant Key West-based urban fantasy tales, and also had several more new ones as well. In these two episodes, both released the month of the collection’s release, I read two of the original ones, both of which feature figures from Norse mythology.
Episode 33: “Love Over and Over,” which chronicles the love affair between Loki and Sigyn.
Episode 34: “God of Blunder,” in which Thor comes to Key West, and creates quite the impression…
Direct link to Episode 33.
Direct link to Episode 34.
Music: “Last of Your Line” by Boogie Knights (Episode 33) and “Have Another Drink On Me” by Steve Rosenhaus (Episode 34).