August 9, 2021

Part I - Captain David Gold: Don’t Call it a Midrash

The first half of our deep dive in Captain David Gold, lead character of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBook series, and one of the most prominent Jewish characters in the Star Trek literary world. Guest Heidi Rabinowitz, host of The Book of Life podcast and Jewish children's librarian, joins us to unpack these stories and the state of the Jewish children's literary world.


HSHW: "Creative Couplings" by Glenn Hauman & Aaron Rosenberg, which can be found in the anthology book Star Trek: Corps of Engineers: Creative Couplings, or alternatively in Books #47 and #48 of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers (S.C.E.) eBook series; and the short story "An Easy Fast" by John Ordover, which can be found in Tales from the Captain's Table, edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido.


List of other books and media discussed or mentioned in this episode: Star Trek: The New Voyages 2, edited by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath; K'TonTon by Sadie Rose Weilerstein; Atalanta; All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor; The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story by Lemony Snicket; Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson; Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good by Nancy Werlin; Anya and the Dragon and Anya and the Nightingale by Sofiya Pasternack; The Inquisitor's Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz; The Way Back by Gavriel Savit; The Last Shepherd;  Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat by Keith R. Fentonmiller; The Golem and the Jinni and The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker.


Listen to Heidi's recent interview with Nancy Werlin, author of Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawful Good here:

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