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Old June 23 2014, 05:14 PM   #1
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Question on DS9 relaunch...

I have the Twist of Faith omnibus, I was glancing ahead and looking at the flow charts and pub dates. My question is, when I finish these 5 novels just go on to Rising Son and Unity. It looks like the Mission Gamma series came out years later?!?!
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Old June 23 2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

I'm not sure what you've read but no, Mission Gamma came out after the Twist of Faith novels and before Rising Son and Unity. You'll need to read Mission Gamma after Twist of Faith.
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Old June 23 2014, 05:33 PM   #3
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

Twist of Faith
The Four Mission Gamma novels (The first two of which are collected in These Troubled Seas omnibus)
Rising Son
Unity


If you haven't approached these books yet, they can essentially be read at anytime before Unity:
The Lives of Dax, The Left Hand of Destiny Books 1 & 2, A Stitch in Time.

The TNG novel Diplomatic Implausibility is sometimes lumped into the DS9 Relaunch despite being tangental at best to the line.
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Old June 23 2014, 05:35 PM   #4
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

Thanks Rowan, looks like I misread the notation on Amazon. I download my books to Kindle and that sometimes means publication dates are for the Kindle versus the paper edition. Sorry about that .
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Old June 23 2014, 05:37 PM   #5
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

Actually, after Twist of Faith, you'll want to read the "Mission Gamma" series next, followed by Rising Son.
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Old June 23 2014, 05:38 PM   #6
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

voyager1 wrote: View Post
I have the Twist of Faith omnibus, I was glancing ahead and looking at the flow charts and pub dates. My question is, when I finish these 5 novels just go on to Rising Son and Unity. It looks like the Mission Gamma series came out years later?!?!
Not quite. The stories in Twist of Faith -- Avatar Books 1-2 by S.D. Perry, Abyss by David Weddle & Jeffrey Lang, Demons of Air and Darkness by self, and "Horn and Ivory" also by self, all came out in 2001.

The four Mission: Gamma novels -- Twilight by David R. George III, This Gray Spirit by Heather Jarman, Cathedral by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin, and Lesser Evil by Robert Simpson -- were all released in 2002.

Then Rising Son and Unity, both by S.D. Perry -- as well as The Left Hand of Destiny Books 1-2 by J.G. Hertzler & Jeffrey Lang, which actually take place prior to Avatar -- were all released as part of the tenth anniversary of DS9 in 2003 (alongside the re-release of The Lives of Dax and the publication of the Prophecy and Change anthology).
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Old June 23 2014, 06:55 PM   #7
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

Voyager1, could possibly be looking at the publication date for These Haunted Seas, which was an omnibus containing the first two Mission Gamma novels?
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Old June 25 2014, 05:39 PM   #8
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

If you want to be absolutely accurate, you should get the timeline from Voyages of Imagination and read the individual chapters of the DS9 relaunch set in 2376 in total chronological order. After all, Rising Son takes place simultaneously alongside Section 31: Abyss and the Mission: Gamma miniseries, but its final scene is just before the final scene of Mission: Gamma, Book 4: Lesser Evil.
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Old June 25 2014, 10:52 PM   #9
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

Sometime I would love to download the e-book versions of a bunch of overlapping Trek books and do exactly that .
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Old June 26 2014, 02:19 AM   #10
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^What if you had a marathon of TNG era episodes in order per Voyages of Imagination?
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Old June 27 2014, 11:49 PM   #11
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I'm actually in the midst of a(n almost) complete franchise rewatch right now, although I'm jumping around from series to series rather than going in completed chronological order.
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Old July 2 2014, 02:35 PM   #12
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

My question is about reading order of the books following unity I am halfway thro The first book of mission gamma. Tho i have read Destiny and all the TNG and Voyager up to TP Zero sum game and then went back to DS9 as i i saw that TP: zero sum game was heavy in DS9.
if i read thro to unity will i have enough of the back story to read Zero sum game and understand the DS9 stuff in it or is there more i should read before hand?
Thank you
Ps: I know that it a bit of topic but i really felt this was the place to ask it.
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Old July 2 2014, 04:22 PM   #13
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

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My question is about reading order of the books following unity I am halfway thro The first book of mission gamma. Tho i have read Destiny and all the TNG and Voyager up to TP Zero sum game and then went back to DS9 as i i saw that TP: zero sum game was heavy in DS9.
if i read thro to unity will i have enough of the back story to read Zero sum game and understand the DS9 stuff in it or is there more i should read before hand?
Thank you
Ps: I know that it a bit of topic but i really felt this was the place to ask it.
Have you read anything before Mission Gamma?
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Old July 2 2014, 10:49 PM   #14
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

Gate11au wrote: View Post
My question is about reading order of the books following unity I am halfway thro The first book of mission gamma. Tho i have read Destiny and all the TNG and Voyager up to TP Zero sum game and then went back to DS9 as i i saw that TP: zero sum game was heavy in DS9.
if i read thro to unity will i have enough of the back story to read Zero sum game and understand the DS9 stuff in it or is there more i should read before hand?
Thank you
Ps: I know that it a bit of topic but i really felt this was the place to ask it.
I *think* you should be fine. The focus is obviously (based on the cover) on Julian and Ezri. You're already caught up on Ezri if you've read Destiny and as far as I can remember Julian doesn't experience much change in the post-Unity relaunch books other than
which is covered in ZSG.
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Old July 3 2014, 02:27 AM   #15
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Re: Question on DS9 relaunch...

Well, that's okay for ZSG specifically, but for the rest of the Typhon Pact books you really need all the stuff that happens in Worlds of Deep Space Nine and Warpath/Fearful Symmetry/The Soul Key. I'd read it all.
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