DS9 - Where to start?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by theblitz, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. theblitz

    theblitz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    SO, finished Singular Destiny.

    From the list I understand that it is not necessary to read all the books listed in the back of Singular Destiny.
    Also, that not all the Typhon Pact books are "compulsory".
     
  2. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Well it just depends on what characters and storylines you are most interested in.
     
  3. lvsxy808

    lvsxy808 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Indeed. After Destiny and Singular Destiny, things branch off in four directions, and it's really up to you which you follow.

    Losing the Peace starts the TNG line.
    Over a Torrent Sea starts the Titan line.
    Full Circle starts the Voyager line.
    Rough Beasts of Empire starts the DS9 line.

    For Typhon Pact, it's not the kind of crossover where you have to read all of them to get the full story. It's more the kind of crossover where each one is a variation on a theme, each telling pretty much their own distinct story within the same general framework. Just follow whichever crew interests you the most.

    The first set of books are:

    * Zero Sum Game - DS9/Aventine, explores the Breen.
    * Seize the Fire - Titan, explores the Gorn.
    * Rough Beasts of Empire - two parallel stories for Spock and Sisko, explores the Romulans and the Tzenkethi.
    * Paths of Disharmony - TNG, mostly concerning the Andorians.

    **Note: Zero Sum Game was released first, but Rough Beasts is set earlier.

    The second set of books are:

    * The Struggle Within (e-book only) - TNG, explores the Kinshaya and the Talarians.
    * Plagues of Night - mostly DS9, big whopping crossover that involves everybody.
    * Raise the Dawn - part 2 of above.
    * Brinkmanship - TNG/Aventine crossover, explores Tzenkethi.

    Meanwhile, Titan and Voyager are kinda doing their own thing.

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  4. theblitz

    theblitz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Started Zero Sum Game.

    I knew that Kira retired - incidentally saw it somewhere. But where does it actually appear? Have I missed some massively-important book somewhere along the line?
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    It happened in the four-year gap that still hasn't been chronicled.
     
  6. theblitz

    theblitz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Ah OK.
    Wonder if they will ever actually fill in the gaps.
     
  7. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    That's a very popular question around these parts...
     
  8. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    DRGIII!!!!! ARE YOU LISTENING??????

    :techman:
     
  9. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think Kirsten Beyer could write a great DS9 novel. Or James Swallow. DS9 could use the variety of authors the novels had 2000 - 2009.
     
  10. theblitz

    theblitz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Still, we have lvsxy808's "Season 10" to keep us happy.
    And I am working (with his permission and feedback) on novelising it.
    Volunteers for critique-reading will be accepted.
     
  11. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

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    Wow that will be interesting.