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Old October 12 2010, 09:49 PM   #1
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question about DS9 relaunch

Im sorry if this has been asked before, but I have a quick question about the DS9 relaunch novels.

There are a few different suggestions for reading order, and I just ended up picking one and sticking with it. My problem is not knowing what to do when I come to a book in the suggested reading order, that is part of a crossover or novel series. For example, it is suggested to read section 31 novel #4 after reading avatar book #2. Then it suggests to read Gateways novel #4

My question is if I need to read section 31 books 1-3 before reading #4 to make sense of things? Do I need to read gateways 1-3 before reading gateways #4 to make sense of the events in that book?

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Old October 12 2010, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: question about DS9 relaunch

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My question is if I need to read section 31 books 1-3 before reading #4 to make sense of things? Do I need to read gateways 1-3 before reading gateways #4 to make sense of the events in that book?
Nope!
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Old October 12 2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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Re: question about DS9 relaunch

The S31 books are pretty much all completely stand alone, so you don't need to worry there. You'd probably be ok with the Gateways book too, but those are a little more connected though. Each book shows the characters from the different series dealing with one big crises mostly on their own. There is at least one scene that we see from all of the Captain's perspective in their own books, and I think they might kinda get together latter, but you could easily read just the one book and be fine. Just to warn you though, you are going need to last book, because it contains the ends of all of the other stories. And if you are interested, the main story of the series is mostly in the TNG book, while the others are more side stories dealing with the area that that series focuses on.
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Old October 13 2010, 01:05 AM   #4
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Just to warn you though, you are going need to last book, because it contains the ends of all of the other stories.
Unless, of course, you buy the omnibus Twist of Faith.
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Old October 13 2010, 01:36 AM   #5
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With Gateways, the only non-DS9 books in the series that might be relevant to the DS9 reader are Doors Into Chaos and its followup "The Other Side," the TNG installments, because they're the core of the Gateways story. Generally all the 24th-century installments of the crossover are how the separate crews deal with separate problems caused by the overall crisis; the TNG installments cover the big, galaxy-wide picture while DS9, VGR, and New Frontier cover individual "local" crises (and the TOS and Challenger series are loose prologues).

You can just read the DS9 installments and get everything you need with respect to DS9, but if you want to know more about the big picture, the causes that lead to the effects seen in Demons of Air and Darkness, then the TNG installments are where to look for that.
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Old October 13 2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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Just to warn you though, you are going need to last book, because it contains the ends of all of the other stories.
Unless, of course, you buy the omnibus Twist of Faith.
Which I'd advise... This is by far the easiest and cheapest way to start with the DS9 relaunch.
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