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Peter David is an extremely talented author, writing for many great franchises such as Star Trek, X-Men, Superman, Babylon 5, and many other worlds he created. Peter is also a long-time fan of science fiction, and has a great perspective on how fandom changed from the early days of conventions though today. In this episode, he and I have a great talk that includes the transition between Star Trek: TOS and Star Trek: TNG, and how the Vietnam War made for a different perspective between the two shows. We also reflect on rivalries between fandoms, how it’s often an illusion, but also ways in which those rivalries can be very real.
You may have started to get hungry during our discussion of ribs and rib parties… if so, the Atlanta-based rib place we were discussing is Fat Matt’s Rib Shack . Fried chicken can be found at The Colonnade.
If you’d like to check out some of his books, consider starting with Q-Squared, Imzadi, or Pulling Up Stakes. You’d also do well to check out his independently-published books at Crazy 8 Press, a writing consortium.