Spoilers DS9: Gamma: Original Sin by David R. George III Review Thread

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  1. Defcon

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    STAR TREK - DEEP SPACE NINE

    Gamma: Original Sin
    David R. George III
    September 26th 2017


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    Blurb
    At the end of 2385, in a significant shift of its goals from military back to exploratory, Starfleet sent Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the U.S.S. Robinson on an extended mission into the Gamma Quadrant. Tasked with a years-long assignment to travel unknown regions, they set out to fulfill the heart of Starfleet’s charter: to explore strange new worlds, and to seek out new life and new civilizations.

    But now three months into the mission, their first contact with an alien species comes in the form of an unprovoked attack on the Robinson. With the ship’s crew suddenly incapacitated, seventy-eight of the 1,300 aboard are abducted—including Sisko’s daughter, Rebecca. But Rebecca had already been kidnapped years earlier by a Bajoran religious zealot, part of a sect believing that her birth fulfilled the prophecy of the arrival of the Infant Avatar. Does her disappearance now have anything to do with the harrowing events of the past? And for what purposes have these enemies taken Sisko’s daughter and the rest of the missing

    About the Author
    David R. George III has written more than a dozen Star Trek novels, including Ascendance, The Lost Era: One Constant Star, The Fall: Revelation and Dust, Allegiance in Exile, the Typhon Pact novels Raise the Dawn, Plagues of Night, and Rough Beasts of Empire, as well as the New York Times bestseller The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins. He also cowrote the television story for the first-season Star Trek: Voyager episode “Prime Factors.” Additionally, David has written nearly twenty articles for Star Trek magazine. His work has appeared on both the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller lists, and his television episode was nominated for a Sci-Fi Universe magazine award. You can chat with David about his writing at Facebook.com/DRGIII.
     
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  2. tenmei

    tenmei Commodore Commodore

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    Looking forward to it - but if we can get a novel that is pure Robinson focused, then they sure as Heck can do a novel that is pure Aventine instead of having to tag them into DS9 and TNG novels.
     
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  3. JD

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    Agreed. Each time we get a new batch of books I keep hoping one of the will be an Aventine solo novel. I think at this point the Aventine crew could carry a novel all by themselves.
     
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  4. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    A pure Robinson novel might be an easier sell, given it is Sisko's ship, and he was the lead of a TV show.
     
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  5. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Indeed, or a Ds9 novel with ONLY DS9 characters without guest stars from TNG
     
  6. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    We got four Seeker books and I believe the only canon character in them was Clark Terrell. If he can carry two books, then I'm pretty sure Ezri could carry at least one.
     
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  7. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    Good point. Can't believe I forgot about The Seekers.
     
  8. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think we can forgive you, most of you are only humans ;)
     
  9. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    So has nobody found this one yet? I would have expected it to start popping up by now.
     
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  10. Defcon

    Defcon Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    From the latest acquisition thread:

     
  11. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Two trek books out on the 26th? I’m going to be busy
     
  12. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    I was looking at the cover and I noticed that “Robinson” was on the ship, just below the torpedo tube, just where you can see “Enterprise-D” in TNG-HD.
     
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  13. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    When was the last time we saw Sisko and the Robinson? I know he was in Revelaltion and Dust, but I haven't read any DS9 books after The Fall and I don't remember off hand seeing any references to him being in them.
     
  14. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Sisko's mission to the GQ started in Ascendance. Prior to that, his crew encountered the Tzenkethi in Sacraments of Fire.
     
  15. indianatrekker26

    indianatrekker26 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I just started this book last night. The last DS9 books i've read in the post-series are the Avatar duology. So i'm putting this book to the test. That i can just jump in and enjoy this book. I'm just hungry to read a new trek book.
     
  16. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Commodore Commodore

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    This book deals with events from all over the relaunch, mostly from “The Soul Key” on.
     
  17. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    The Historian's Note says:

    "The primary story of this novel commences in March 2386, not long after the events of the
    Deep Space Nine novels Ascendance and The Long Mirage. Finally freed from patrolling the sector around Deep Space 9 in the aftermath of the assassination of Federation President Nanietta Bacco, Captain Sisko and his Robinson crew finally set off on their mission of exploration into the Gamma Quadrant."
     
  18. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Read a preview on Amazon. Looking forward to reading on the 26th!
     
  19. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    With the trouble I had getting Patterns Of Interference from my usually trouble-free online retailer, I really hope I get this in this week....
     
  20. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I've ordered my copy of Original Sin. I can't wait to read a new Ben Sisko story it's been way too long Sisko has had a major story line of his own aboard the U.SS. Robinson..