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Old September 17 2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Dax leaving DS9?

Please no spoilers:

I am currently reading the Soul Key and then will re-read The Destiny books but do they explain why Dax leaves DS9 in the Soul Key?
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Old September 17 2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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Re: Dax leaving DS9?

No, there's like a 5 year or so gap between The Soul Key and the Destiny trilogy, and that happened over that time.
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Old September 17 2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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Re: Dax leaving DS9?

And hopefully, it will all be explained at some point...

I'd really hate to never get that 5-year gap filled-in.

Of course, the DS9 story arc kind of lost it's oomph overa the past 3 years. I used to be a devoted DS9-R reader and now I think (since it looks like the Gorkon/Klingon Empire Novels are no more) I'm a Titan/Vanguard person.

Looking forward to what DRGIII does with his turn at bat though, so that's something to look forward too.

And Garak. (Never enough Garak)
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Old September 17 2010, 06:13 PM   #4
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Re: Dax leaving DS9?

DS9-R was a great series until Warpath where it went off the road. The follow-ups then had it hit a tree and roll down a hill. It apparently wandered through a field and maybe a Forest at some point for five years but it's apparently found the road again. Time will tell if the road leads back to former greatness or it's a gravel road leading to a dead end.

I'm still not sold on the necessity for all the prime universe 24th century series to be in the exact same time frame. It just looks like set-up for more crossovers.
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Old September 17 2010, 06:35 PM   #5
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Please no spoilers:

I am currently reading the Soul Key and then will re-read The Destiny books but do they explain why Dax leaves DS9 in the Soul Key?
She does talk a little in Soul Key about thinking about moving on. What year did Greater Than The Sum take place? Because there was a mention by Crusher (I think) that a colleague of Worf's from DS9 had recently transferred to a Vesta class ship (I'm sure that line was there), which would obviously have been Dax to Aventine.
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Old September 17 2010, 06:41 PM   #6
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Re: Dax leaving DS9?

Greater Than the Sum takes place in the months immediately prior to Destiny. The scene in question takes place in September 2380.
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Old September 17 2010, 06:46 PM   #7
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And Soul Key takes place around 2377 according to memory Beta. Hmm, clearly Dax didnt rush the decision...
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Old September 17 2010, 06:52 PM   #8
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And Soul Key takes place around 2377 according to memory Beta. Hmm, clearly Dax didnt rush the decision...
Nonetheless, there is some material in The Soul Key that has Dax headed in the direction that will eventually lead her to take on her own command, at least as I recall, though nothing specific about leaving the station.

Seeing the DS9-R get back on track is #1 on my wishlist for Trek lit, by the way. Here's hoping Rough Beasts is awesome in itself and drops some hints about what is to come.
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Old September 17 2010, 06:54 PM   #9
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Re: Dax leaving DS9?

The passage in GTTS only says that an old colleague of Worf's from DS9 was "now serving" aboard the Aventine. It doesn't specify how recently she took that posting, and it doesn't say she went directly from DS9 to the Aventine. I was specifically instructed to avoid pinning anything down about when and how Dax ended up there.
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Old September 17 2010, 07:07 PM   #10
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Re: Dax leaving DS9?

Thanks guys
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Old September 17 2010, 07:15 PM   #11
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I figure if I keep saying this, it'll somehow make it happen, but my hope is that for DS9's twentieth, we'll get an anthology that focuses on the missing five years.
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Old September 17 2010, 07:30 PM   #12
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kkozoriz1 wrote: View Post
DS9-R was a great series until Warpath where it went off the road. The follow-ups then had it hit a tree and roll down a hill. It apparently wandered through a field and maybe a Forest at some point for five years but it's apparently found the road again. Time will tell if the road leads back to former greatness or it's a gravel road leading to a dead end.

I'm still not sold on the necessity for all the prime universe 24th century series to be in the exact same time frame. It just looks like set-up for more crossovers.
you ran that metaphor into the ground didn't you...?
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Old September 17 2010, 07:31 PM   #13
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I figure if I keep saying this, it'll somehow make it happen, but my hope is that for DS9's twentieth, we'll get an anthology that focuses on the missing five years.
I will quote your post in a probably futile attempt to garner interest in this fabulous idea

Seriously. Do it, Pocket Books. Do it.
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Old September 17 2010, 07:55 PM   #14
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Re: Dax leaving DS9?

captcalhoun wrote: View Post
kkozoriz1 wrote: View Post
DS9-R was a great series until Warpath where it went off the road. The follow-ups then had it hit a tree and roll down a hill. It apparently wandered through a field and maybe a Forest at some point for five years but it's apparently found the road again. Time will tell if the road leads back to former greatness or it's a gravel road leading to a dead end.

I'm still not sold on the necessity for all the prime universe 24th century series to be in the exact same time frame. It just looks like set-up for more crossovers.
you ran that metaphor into the ground didn't you...?
Well, once the wheels started rolling....
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Old September 17 2010, 09:11 PM   #15
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Re: Dax leaving DS9?

Until we get a reason for her tranfer, I'd wager it's have something to do with the pain of the break-up with Julian.

Perhaps...she wanted to spare him any further pain. It would certainly explain why she was struggling in Soul Key to keep it vague when she presses him about it....
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