John is joined by guest Julio Angel Ortiz (The Dome, "Collective") at this year's New York Comic Con to interview author David Mack. David talks about his latest Star Trek trilogy, Cold Equations, as well as his return to his first love, screenwriting. Take a moment to comment on this episode in the forums, or by writing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 888-866-9010.
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David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels and novellas, including Wildfire, Harbinger, Reap the Whirlwind, Precipice, Road of Bones, Promises Broken, Rise Like Lions, and the Star Trek Destiny trilogy: Gods of Night, Mere Mortals, and Lost Souls. He developed the Star Trek Vanguard series concept with editor Marco Palmieri. His first work of original fiction is the critically acclaimed supernatural thriller The Calling.
In addition to novels, Mack's writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, short fiction, magazines, newspapers, comic books, computer games, radio, and the Internet. He also co-authored Bryan Anderson's nonfiction Iraq War memoir, No Turning Back: One Man's Inspiring True Story of Courage, Determination, and Hope.
His latest novel is the new Star Trek Vanguard novel Storming Heaven, and his upcoming projects include an epic 24th-century Star Trek: The Next Generation trilogy titled Cold Equations, and a new original supernatural thriller.
Mack resides in New York City with his wife, Kara.