Thanks for replying to my posts David. I think you may have missed the meaning of one of my comments. I was not criticizing the length of the book or advocating that it should be longer. I expressed the opinion that it seemed like two separate books since, to me, the very separate stories (Spock/Sisko) never converged. That led to my comment that they could have been separate novels -- which would have allowed additional exploration with each story if that had been your wish.