Those familiar with the Star Trek novel line will know that the Destiny trilogy, by David Mack, was a seismic event. It incorporated characters from across the entire Star Trek universe, and its events changed that universe irrevocably. But because of the same editorial upheaval that sent the DS9 novels into hiatus in 2009, the familiar DS9 characters did not appear in that trilogy, with the exception of the newly promoted Ezri Dax.
Consequently, readers have always wanted to know what Sisko, Vaughn, Kira, Ro and their friends were doing during those momentous events. Some details were revealed in the later novels Zero Sum Game and Rough Beasts of Empire, but most of it remained unknown. Once again, I decided to answer that question for myself.
The first half continues my storylines from Seasons 10 and 11, while also adapting various storylines from the seminal Federation politics novel Articles of the Federation, by Keith RA DeCandido, and applying those stories to the DS9 characters. The second half reveals the actions of the DS9 characters during the catastrophic Borg Invasion of 2381, woven around Dax's storyline from the Destiny trilogy, and including guest appearances by characters from The Next Generation, Voyager, Titan, Enterprise, SCE, Klingon Empire and more.
Lt Cmdr Ezri Dax's first day on a new assignment does not go as planned...
READ ALL ABOUT IT
Jake Sisko chases a lead on a mystery regarding the new Federation president...
I CAN LIVE WITH IT
Sisko believes his daughter Rebecca is traumatised, so Kasidy calls for help...
An engineering mystery on the station gets mixed up with Nog's relationship issues...
TRIAL AND ERROR
Shar's attempts to solve his people's reproductive crisis are attacked by terrorists...
MR NICE GUY
Evik’s compassionate policing style is challenged by a particularly tough case...
The Defiant answers a Cardassian distress call from Quark’s ex-girlfriend...
DINNER AT EIGHT
Ro and Quark throw a dinner party for all the senior staff, and secrets come out...
SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN
Bashir must treat one of his most delicate patients yet – a Tzenkethi child...
WHERE THE HEART IS
Vaughn escorts President Bacco back to her homeworld on the edge of Gorn space...
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Former Grand Nagus Zek has died, and all of Ferenginar gathers for the funeral...
LIFE OF A STATESMAN
A journalist believes she has unearthed a secret to topple the Federation government...
A BEAR OF VERY LITTLE BRAIN,
OR HOW KUKALAKA SAVED THE UNIVERSE
Bashir’s teddy bear Kukulaka goes on an exciting adventure around the station...
Another Borg attack leaves Sisko, Dax and Vaughn with some big decisions to make...
Determined to solve the Borg attacks, Dax takes the Aventine through the wormhole...
THE BLAME GAME
All over the galaxy the death toll continues to grow, but whose fault is it ?
ARMY OF ME
Prylar Kira tries to contact Odo to beg the Dominion for help against the Borg...
LAST CHANCE SALOON
As destruction looms, Etana and Richter decide to get married – while they can...
WE ARE NOT READY
Ro Laren and Sonya Gomez worry what DS9 can do to defend against the Borg...
Dax is determined to do something to stop the Borg, no matter how reckless...
As the Borg attack en masse, Sisko, Vaughn and Shar make a last stand at Andor...
DESTINY, pt 1: LOST SOULS
The Borg Queen fights back against Starfleet, but has she met her match at last?
DESTINY, pt 2: OMEGA
Dax has a plan to stop the Borg, but a traumatised Picard stands in her way...
DESTINY, pt 3: WELCOME HOME
As the final confrontation with the Borg looms, everyone faces their mortality...
DESTINY, pt 4: GRACE
The Borg may be gone, but what does a devastated Federation do now?