I suspect that the esteemed authors spend some time reading, some time doing research, and some time doing writing -- when they are not engaged in day-to-day activities -- and, perhaps promoting books. I spotted three books at a nearby thrift store: DS9 Millenium Trilogy. Is it good enough that I should go purchase it quickly? I went to Memory Alpha and see that it does deal with Endgame scenarios. Besides going through "Sword of Damocles" (Titan), I am reading "The Efficient Society (Why Canada Is As Close to Utopia As It Gets)" by Joseph Heath (2001) and "Private Desires, Political Action" by Michael Laver (1997). At the thrift store, I did purchase "Chaos" by James Gleick (1987) which might be a bit dated though probably a good read. Finished Season Two of DS9 and getting ready for Season Three.