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View Poll Results: What is your favorite "pre-relaunch" DS9 novel?
THE SIEGE (by Peter David) 4 10.53%
BLOODLETTER (by K.W. Jeter) 0 0%
THE BIG GAME (by Sandy Schofield) 1 2.63%
FALLEN HEROES (by Dafydd ab Hugh) 11 28.95%
BETRAYAL (by Lois Tilton) 0 0%
WARCHILD (by Esther Friesner) 0 0%
ANTIMATTER (by John Vornholt) 1 2.63%
PROUD HELIOS (by Melissa Scott) 0 0%
WARPED (by K.W. Jeter) 1 2.63%
VALHALLA (by Nathan Archer) 0 0%
DEVIL IN THE SKY (by Greg Cox & John Gregory Betancourt) 2 5.26%
THE LAERTIAN GAMBLE (by Robert Sheckley) 1 2.63%
STATION RAGE (by Diane Carey) 0 0%
THE LONG NIGHT (by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch) 1 2.63%
OBJECTIVE: BAJOR (by John Peel) 0 0%
INVASION #3: TIME'S ENEMY (by L.A. Graf) 2 5.26%
THE HEART OF THE WARRIOR (by John Gregory Betancourt) 0 0%
SARATOGA (by Michael Jan Friedman) 0 0%
THE TEMPEST (by Susan Wright) 0 0%
WRATH OF THE PROPHETS (by Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman & Robert Greenberger) 0 0%
DAY OF HONOR #2: ARMAGEDDON SKY (by L.A. Graf) 0 0%
TRIAL BY ERROR (by Mark Garland) 0 0%
CAPTAIN'S TABLE #3: THE MIST (by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch) 0 0%
VENGEANCE (by Dafydd ab Hugh) 0 0%
THE 34TH RULE (by Armin Shimerman & David R. George III) 14 36.84%
REBELS #1-3 (by Dafydd ab Hugh) 0 0%
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Old August 14 2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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What is your favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel? (With discussion)

Allow me to apologize for any technical problems I've recently had! I tried doing a poll and ended up with two separate threads!
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Old August 14 2008, 09:46 PM   #2
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What is your favorite "pre-relaunch" DS9 novel? (with discussion)

Recently, I've been re-reading quite a few older Deep Space Nine novels, published during the series' run and predating the "Relaunch Era," including Peter David's The Siege (1993), K.W. Jeter's Warped (1995), L.A. Graf's Invasion #3: Time's Enemy (1996), Peter David, Michael Jan Friedman and Robert Greenberger's Wrath Of The Prophets (1997) (which marked the first appearance of Ro Laren in the DS9 universe) and Armin "Quark" Shimerman and David R. George III's The 34th Rule (1999).

What is your favorite "pre-relaunch era" Deep Space Nine novel? Personally, I'm rather torn between The Siege and The 34th Rule, but just because I'm a big fan of Peter David's Trek fiction I'm going with the former! Call me crazy...

(And in case anyone's wondering, I'm not counting adaptations and I'm not counting original novels set during the events of the series but written after the end of 1999 - such as Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens' Millenium trilogy and Una McCormack's Hollow Men.)
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Old August 14 2008, 09:50 PM   #3
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Re: What is your favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel? (With discussion)

Probably Fallen Heroes or The 34th Rule. The Siege is also a favorite of mine.

I'm not sure if A Stitch in Time (which is awesome) would "count" for this discussion, as while it was published pre-relaunch, it has been "grandfathered" in. Hmm. For that matter, so has The 34th Rule...
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Old August 14 2008, 09:50 PM   #4
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Re: What is your favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel? (With discussion)

Fallen Heroes (DS9 #5) was one of my favorites. Up until then, I'd never read anything as violent and catastrophic as that. It's a pretty quick read (at least for me it was, since I couldn't put it down), but I remember immediately reading it again.

I'm not such a fan of the author's other Trek work though. I remember buying a TNG novel of his after reading Fallen Heroes and absolutely hating it.
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Old August 14 2008, 09:52 PM   #5
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Fallen Heroes (DS9 #5) was one of my favorites. Up until then, I'd never read anything as violent and catastrophic as that. It's a pretty quick read (at least for me it was, since I couldn't put it down), but I remember immediately reading it again.

I'm not such a fan of the author's other Trek work though. I remember buying a TNG novel of his after reading Fallen Heroes and absolutely hating it.
Oh yeah. Fallen Heroes was soooo good that I was literally shocked at how bad his Rebels trilogy was.
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Old August 14 2008, 09:55 PM   #6
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Did some hunting...Balance of Power is the TNG book I was thinking of. Just God awful.
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Old August 14 2008, 10:37 PM   #7
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Re: What is your favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel? (With discussion)

There are a number of good books on that list (and several absolute stinkers), but I've got to vote for The 34th Rule. It takes the characters and setting more seriously than the average pre-relaunch novel. It's a powerful book and sometimes disturbing, a forerunner of the relaunch style of storytelling.
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Old August 14 2008, 10:39 PM   #8
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Re: What is your favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel? (With discussion)

With the exception of The Mist, I haven't read any of those books. However, because I absolutely hate The Mist, I won't vote.

That being said, I intend on reading Wrath of the Prophets and The 34th Rule...some day.
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Old August 14 2008, 10:44 PM   #9
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Re: What is your favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel? (With discussion)

A Stitch in Time should be on the list. It originally came out as a numbered book and was later folded into the relaunch. That would be my favorite.

As far the ones in the list go, three of them stand out for me, The Siege, Fallen Heroes and The 34th Rule.

EDIT: OK, I see why you're leaving out ASiT:

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(And in case anyone's wondering, I'm not counting adaptations and I'm not counting original novels set during the events of the series but written before 2000 - such as Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens' Millenium trilogy and Una McCormack's Hollow Men.)
I think you mean "after 2000" as your reason for leaving out Millenium and Hollow Men since you're leaving them out and they were written in 2000 or later. ASiT was written in 2000.
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Old August 14 2008, 10:44 PM   #10
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Re: What is your favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel? (With discussion)

Add another vote for The 34th Rule. I only have a handful of the DS9 numbered novels, and that one (along with A Stitch in Time) is easily the best.
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Old August 14 2008, 10:45 PM   #11
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My actual favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel is Far Beyond the Stars, but since that's based on an episode, it doesn't meed your criteria. IIRC, over 50% of the novel is new material, so it isn't a simple adaptation the way Trials and Tribble-ations is. (IIRC, TATA had about 1.3% new material.)

So I went with Time's Enemy, which was another exceptional read.

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Re: What is your favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel? (With discussion)

I have also voted for The 34th Rule, for all the reasons Steve Roby mentioned. (Fallen Heroes would have been my second choice.) I notice, however, that the three Millenium books are not on the poll. I really enjoyed that trilogy, although individually I don't think any one book would manage to unthrone 34th.

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Old August 14 2008, 11:03 PM   #13
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Re: What is your favorite pre-relaunch DS9 novel? (With discussion)

ronny wrote: View Post
A Stitch in Time should be on the list. It originally came out as a numbered book and was later folded into the relaunch. That would be my favorite.

As far the ones in the list go, three of them stand out for me, The Siege, Fallen Heroes and The 34th Rule.

EDIT: OK, I see why you're leaving out ASiT:

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(And in case anyone's wondering, I'm not counting adaptations and I'm not counting original novels set during the events of the series but written before 2000 - such as Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens' Millenium trilogy and Una McCormack's Hollow Men.)
I think you mean "after 2000" as your reason for leaving out Millenium and Hollow Men since you're leaving them out and they were written in 2000 or later. ASiT was written in 2000.
Yes, you're absolutely right. I goofed!

Every now and then, I get my tenses mixed up. What can I say?

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Old August 14 2008, 11:29 PM   #14
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Did some hunting...Balance of Power is the TNG book I was thinking of. Just God awful.

Is that the one with the space pirate with the pimped out Constitution class ship?
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Old August 14 2008, 11:37 PM   #15
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There's a show called Pimp My Starship?
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