Thanks again, Christopher
It seems to me that the 1st Typhon Pact arc in question (basically the DS9/Slipstream arc, for lack of a better description) owes its existence (in what it had become in its final, published version) to the modern TrekLit in two ways:
Multi-novel, multi-threaded arcs such as The "original" DS9R, A Time to...
- providing readers with both longform and "limited" (as in mini series or series with pre-planned endings) narratives.
Outright crossovers in the form of Destiny
, as opposed to past thematic crossovers. It should be noted that Destiny
did have a kind of multi-novel lead-in both in Titan's first four novels and in TNG's "Borg trilogy".
It seems to me, that the current climate in TrekLit (at least since 2000-2001) tends to be focused on multi-novel arcs and series, rather than the occasional standalone novel.