Jean-Luc Picard wrote:
Coming back to the topic of DS9 being out of sync (sorry, it's probably a tired subject for discussion), I realised while reading "Mere Mortals" why it bothers me so much. It's because part of the series - namely Dax and Bowers (and, less importantly, Leishman and Tarses) - has moved on without it. We can't view, say, Dax in relation to Kira and Vaughn anymore, because we don't know what's going on with them.
And that seems odd to me.
It's not odd, not really. There are stories of Dax and Bowers still to be told in the Deep Space Nine
fiction, just as there are stories of Dax and Bowers that can be told in the post-Nemesis
fiction. It's really no different than classic Trek
novels in the late 80's telling movie-era stories followed by television series-era stories, or the Star Wars
novels jumping around from era to era.
Yes, knowing where Dax and Bowers ends may take some... potential drama out of the Deep Space Nine
novels. But there's also an opportunity to show how
Dax gets to the Aventine