Deep Space Nine Season 14 "Zero Sum Game"

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    Hi all! I'm finally back with my latest – and final! – season of screenplays for my DS9Continuing project.

    In my seventh and final season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine stories, I return to how the whole thing started – with a largely faithful adaptation of the official DS9 novels into TV episode-length screenplays. After seven years’ worth of these “episodes”, which took more than twice as long to write, and the Pocket Books literary continuity ending anyway in deference to the new Star Trek TV shows, it felt like time to bring this to a close.

    The novels in question are Zero Sum Game by David Mack, and the epic two-part Plagues of Night / Raise the Dawn by David R George III – with guest appearances from a handful of other stories along the way. That DRG3 duology was always designed as a potential end point for the DS9 story, making this an even more appropriate place to leave my tale.

    Readers familiar with the DS9 novel line will already know the general shape of this story. But I hope there will still be turns to surprise and delight even the most well-read of DS9 fans. I expanded the story beyond that told in the novels, bringing characters old and new to the forefront, hoping to create a powerful and emotional farewell to those denizens of Deep Space Nine, Bajor and beyond with whom we first fell in love almost 30 years ago.

    Episodes are available in PDF or ebook format for easy reading. In the meantime, all six previous seasons are available on my website DS9Continuing.com, as below:

    DS9 Season 8 – "Twist of Faith"
    DS9 Season 9 – "Fragments and Omens"
    DS9 Season 10 – "Ascension"
    DS9 Season 11 – "The Crucible"
    DS9 Season 12 – "Destiny"
    DS9 Season 13 – "Typhon Pact"

    NOTE: The 'cover image' is based on the background of the novel Plagues of Night by David R George III.
     
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    Sounds interesting, are these original stories based on the novels that already came out?
     
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    It's a bit of a mix.

    Seasons 8 and 9 were mostly straight adaptations of the existing novels, the only changes being to make them fit a TV-length screenplay format.
    Seasons 10 and 11 were when the novels had fizzled out leaving a cliffhanger, so I came up with my own original stories continuing the abandoned storylines.
    Seasons 12 and 13 were about half and half - based on the novels, but because those were so few and far between, my own ideas to fill in the gaps and deepen the stories.
    Season 14 is closer back to the existing novels again, but tweaked and expanded and developed.

    Where the novels later came back and contradicted what I'd already established, I did my best to find a way to make it all fit anyway, but my own continuity was "canon" in those cases. If you've never read the novels, you'll get a consistent, complete story. And if you have, hopefully you'll still find my work an interesting (and I arrogantly dare say, better) alternative. I hope you'll give them a shot :bolian:

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    Thanks will give them a try, the Ebook format though requests access
     
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    Sorry about that, go through again now and see, it should be fixed now hopefully...

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    14x09 – "Crossroads"

    As Typhon Pact ships arrive at the station, tensions rise and complex plots unfold...

    https://tinyurl.com/14x09-Crossroads-pdf
    https://tinyurl.com/14x09-Crossroads-ebook


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