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Old May 18 2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Worlds of DS9

I was wondering if the 3 Worlds of DS9 books were worth reading and/or are they necessary to read before Warpath? Without any spoilers being revealed, are there any events in the books that are referenced in Warpath?
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Old May 18 2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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I was wondering if the 3 Worlds of DS9 books were worth reading and/or are they necessary to read before Warpath? Without any spoilers being revealed, are there any events in the books that are referenced in Warpath?
Stock answer: All novels are written so that you don't have to have read the previous ones.

Real answer: Warpath continues a cliffhanger from the last of the Worlds of DS9 books (The Dominion). It also has important ties to the Bajor story.

The DS9 series is pretty much like the show. Fairly serialized.

Oh, and yes they are.
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Old May 18 2009, 09:10 PM   #3
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Warpath follows directly from the events of Olympus Descending (and by directly, I mean a span of minutes if that) in the third book. I highly recommend getting that book if no other, although all the stories have something to recommend to them (the other story in Book 3, Satisfaction Is Not Guaranteed, is also quite good).

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Old May 18 2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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I'd say the Bajor story actually plays a pretty major role in both Warpath, and Feaful Symmetry. Pretty much all of the stories have a pretty big impact on the specific characters and planets involved too, even they don't add alot to the overall arc of the series. So I'd recommend you read them if you can.
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Old May 18 2009, 09:48 PM   #5
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Thank you all...
Looks like I have alot of reading to do. Just trying to figure out what to get to first; the Destiny trilogy or the DS9 books. I was on a roll with the DS9 books and wanted to take a break and get back to the TNG relaunch.
I'll flip a coin
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Old May 18 2009, 10:28 PM   #6
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I was wondering if the 3 Worlds of DS9 books were worth reading and/or are they necessary to read before Warpath? Without any spoilers being revealed, are there any events in the books that are referenced in Warpath?
Just curious.... why would you want to read one and not the others? It's a series. It works best if you read all of them.
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Old May 19 2009, 12:55 AM   #7
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I was wondering if the 3 Worlds of DS9 books were worth reading and/or are they necessary to read before Warpath? Without any spoilers being revealed, are there any events in the books that are referenced in Warpath?
I recommend them ALL. They become a bit formulaic, but they are really entertaining novellas. Must-reads if you are a hardcore DS9 fan (and yes, most of them are casually referenced in Olympus Descending, Warpath and Fearful Symmetry.

One thing you'll especially find interesting is that "Feringar" is delightful, it has comedic value, it's entertaining and well-written (I say this because I dragged my feet on starting this one due to my hatred of Ferengi, but it was actually a very fun read).
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Old May 19 2009, 03:39 AM   #8
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One thing you'll especially find interesting is that "Feringar" is delightful, it has comedic value, it's entertaining and well-written (I say this because I dragged my feet on starting this one due to my hatred of Ferengi, but it was actually a very fun read).
Aw, thanks! *blush*
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Old May 19 2009, 06:01 AM   #9
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I agree about Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed. I'm one of the few people who actually liked DS9's Ferengi episodes and I put the story right up there with the best of them.
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Old May 19 2009, 04:57 PM   #10
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Just curious.... why would you want to read one and not the others? It's a series. It works best if you read all of them.
After the feedback here, I will read them all. I guess I was just getting lazy. I'm just debating what to get to first, the Destiny series or the Worlds of series.
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Old May 19 2009, 08:35 PM   #11
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Well, Destiny has an indirect spoiler for Worlds of DS9: Trill, so maybe you want to read them first. Publication order is usually the way to go, I'd say.
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Old May 19 2009, 08:42 PM   #12
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Well, Destiny has an indirect spoiler for Worlds of DS9: Trill, so maybe you want to read them first. Publication order is usually the way to go, I'd say.
Thanx... I thought that may be the case, makes alot of sense. I see that the DS9 relaunch seems to be a couple of years behind TNG's. 4?
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Old May 19 2009, 09:07 PM   #13
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The last DS9 book, Fearful Symmetry, is in early 2377. Destiny is in early 2381. So, yeah, four.
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Old June 2 2009, 02:28 AM   #14
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Well, Destiny has an indirect spoiler for Worlds of DS9: Trill, so maybe you want to read them first. Publication order is usually the way to go, I'd say.
I do my best with publication order. I want to read Destiny, but I feel like I need to go back and read some these TNG books, first. I'll continue with the "A time to..." series after I finish "Children of Dune."
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Old June 2 2009, 04:10 AM   #15
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In my opinion, the "Worlds of DS9" series is when the DS9 relaunch lost its way, got mired in uninteresting stories (I only made it part-way through the second book.) When I revisisted the relaunch later it was a shame to see that it is stuck in an inane plot about the Mirror Universe, the Intendant, etc. The Relaunch is a mess right now.
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