Thursday, April 15, 2010

Star Trek - SciFi Chick: Exclusive Interview: Margaret Wander Bonanno

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Exclusive Interview: Margaret Wander Bonanno

Apr.14, 2010

As a follow-up to my review of Unspoken Truth last Friday, I was able to interview author Margaret Wander Bonanno to talk about Star Trek and her latest novel! Margaret’s official website can be found at:

A brief excerpt:

Can you tell us a bit about Unspoken Truth in your own words?
It’s a little slice of Saavik’s life that begins with the scene in The Voyage Home where we see her standing beside Amanda at the foot of Mount Seleya watching the Bounty carrying her crewmates depart for Earth.

She’s very young, more traumatized than she realizes following the events on Genesis, and uncertain what to do with her life. In trying to run from her demons, she rushes headlong into what she thinks will be a very ordinary scientific expedition. Instead, she ends up as part of a controversial first-contact mission, and embroiled in the hunt for a serial killer who’s simultaneously stalking her.

I’ve also filled in bits of her childhood and adolescence, as suggested in Carolyn Clowes’ The Pandora Principle. Lots of interplay between her and Spock, Sarek, and Amanda. And, lastly, a bit of a love story, and her final decision about where she wants to go with her life.

So, a mini-biography, in a sense. Not as sweeping as Pike’s story in Burning Dreams, but filling in the blanks between Saavik’s last appearance onscreen, and what other authors (notably Sherman and Shwartz in Vulcan’s Heart) have done with her in other novels.


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