Literary Treks 62: From the Time of Kahless / by Trek fm

The Klingon Art of War: Keith R.A. DeCandido.

Running Time: 1 hour 19 minutes 21 seconds
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Every Star Trek fan knows the Klingons, and every fan of TNG onward has heard of Kahless. We know that Klingons are warriors, but what has shaped their society into one that lives for the battle? Passed down from the time of Kahless, ten precepts have shaped Klingon culture and indoctrinated Klingons in the way of the warrior. Unfortunately, we don’t all read Klingon; and so these precepts have eluded us. No longer.

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones are joined by author Keith DeCandido to discuss his new translation that allows people from all walks of life—and all worlds—to harness ancient Klingon wisdom and learn to embody courage, discipline, and honor.

In our news segment we also bring you a review of John Byrne’s new photo comic, The Mirror, Cracked, which follow up on the classic TOS episode Mirror, Mirror.


Review: John Byrne’s “The Mirror, Cracked” (8:43)

Feature: Keith R.A. DeCandido

The Concept (21:06)
Writing Historical Fiction (34:35)
Fleshing Out Klingon Society (45:01) DS9 and TNG Rematches (53:14)
What’s Next for Keith? (1:03:06)
Closing (1:10:39)


Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones


Keith R.A. DeCandido


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlynn Schmiedt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Will Nguyen (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Bruce Gibson (Associate Producer)