The DS9Continuing project comes full circle. In my seventh and final season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine stories, I return to how the whole thing started – with a largely faithful adaptation of the official DS9 novels into TV episode-length screenplays. After seven years’ worth of these “episodes”, which took more than twice as long to write, and the Pocket Books literary continuity ending anyway in deference to the new Star Trek TV shows, it felt like time to bring this to a close.
The novels in question are Zero Sum Game by David Mack, and the epic two-part Plagues of Night / Raise the Dawn by David R George III – with guest appearances from a handful of other stories along the way. That DRG3 duology was always designed as a potential end point for the DS9 story, making this an even more appropriate place to leave my tale.
Readers familiar with the DS9 novel line will already know the general shape of this story. But I hope there will still be turns to surprise and delight even the most well-read of DS9 fans. I expanded the story beyond that told in the novels, bringing characters old and new to the forefront, hoping to create a powerful and emotional farewell to those denizens of Deep Space Nine, Bajor and beyond with whom we first fell in love almost 30 years ago.
NOTE: The 'cover image' is based on the background of the novel Plagues of Night by David R George III.
An attack at Utopia Planitia pushes the Federation once more to the brink of war...
Bashir and his ex infiltrate a Breen world with the help of Dax and the Aventine...
BEHIND THE MASK
Hiding with insurgents, Bashir and Sarina learn about the Breen – and each other...
ZERO SUM GAME
Dax, Bashir and Sarina are pushed to the limit to stop the Breen before it's too late...
DS9 has a new security chief – a Ferengi woman – and Ro does not trust her at all...
Kira heads to Cardassia for a new exchange, but her visit soon comes under attack...
To avoid war, the Khitomer Accords and Typhon Pact leaders meet on neutral ground...
Caught between Starfleet and the Andorians, Ro turns against her own security chief...
As Typhon Pact ships arrive at the station, tensions rise and complex plots unfold...
Sisko and Robinson help to save a Gamma Quadrant world, but can Sisko save himself?
While Sisko and crew probe a disaster, the Typhon Pact risk infiltrating the Dominion...
As Sisko and the Romulans race to the wormhole, what is Candlewood's secret project?
The crews of DS9, Defiant and Robinson react to devastating events in Bajoran space...
Setting up at a new base on Bajor, Ro and crew struggle to put their lives back together...
Prynn arranges a final memorial party for her father, at which old secrets are revealed...
LUST'S LATINUM LOST (AND FOUND)
Quark fights to win exclusive rights to the latest Vulcan Love Slave holo-programme...
INTO THE LION'S DEN
Defiant heads into the Gamma Quadrant to probe a link between the Dominion and Breen...
Bashir is astonished when Inspector Rwogo accuses Sarina of blowing up Deep Space Nine...
AN OLD VULCAN PROVERB
Praetor Kamemor arrives on Earth in a desperate attempt to keep the peace with Bacco...
PLAGUES OF NIGHT
The Typhon Pact’s latest plot leads to disaster for Bajor, while Odo gets a surprise visitor...
THIEVES IN THE TEMPLE
Ro struggles to hold Bajor together against a deadly battle inside the wormhole itself...
RAISE THE DAWN
In the aftermath of the wormhole’s disappearance, the crew of DS9 look to the future...