Re: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)
I haven't read the books, so I don't know if this is addressed, but wouldn't Slipstream make the wormhole unnecessary for travel? I could still see DS9 being important as a last stop in Federation space though.
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