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Old October 14 2013, 02:10 PM   #14
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Re: How have the newer novels affected the reading order?

Are you referring to the Jarada? They're the insectoid race whose scan caused the holodeck malfunction in TNG: "The Big Goodbye," and they played a minor role in Gateways: Demons of Air and Darkness.

But you don't need to read the rest of Gateways to understand the DS9 installments. It and other similar novel crossovers were specifically designed so that reading the whole thing was optional. Such crossovers are more like loose unifying themes for a series of separate adventures, so that if you read just one installment you get a complete story, but if you read them all you see how that story fits into a larger context. Demons and "Horn and Ivory" are far more closely connected to the ongoing DS9 narrative than they are to the other Gateways books.
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