Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma #1: Twilight

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THE TIME HAS COME...for a new era of exploration. With the Dominion War behind them, the crew of the U.S.S. Defiant journeys through the wormhole as Commander Elias Vaughn leads a "corps of discovery" to blaze new trails into the unexplored reaches of the Gamma Quadrant.

THE TIME HAS COME ...for a civilization to reach a crossroads. As political forces throughout the Alpha Quadrant intersect at Deep Space 9™ to determine the future of Bajor, the planet's theological unity ...

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Overview

THE TIME HAS COME...for a new era of exploration. With the Dominion War behind them, the crew of the U.S.S. Defiant journeys through the wormhole as Commander Elias Vaughn leads a "corps of discovery" to blaze new trails into the unexplored reaches of the Gamma Quadrant.

THE TIME HAS COME ...for a civilization to reach a crossroads. As political forces throughout the Alpha Quadrant intersect at Deep Space 9™ to determine the future of Bajor, the planet's theological unity threatens to shatter. And for Colonel Kira Nerys, the path of the Prophets may become a road to ruin.

THE TIME HAS COME...for a father and daughter to confront their past while a mother and son fight for the future, for lovers to be tested and for friendships to transform, and for worlds on opposite ends of the galaxy to face the dusk...or the dawn.

TWILIGHT

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KLIATT
This first volume of the Mission Gamma series follows two different story lines. The first plot concerns the events on Deep Space Nine as the Bajoran application for membership in the Federation of Planets is accepted. The second one follows the exploits of the USS Defiant under Commander Elias Vaughn as it sets out from the space station through the wormhole on an extended voyage of exploration in the Gamma Quadrant. The second story line is much more interesting since the Defiant is boldly going where no man has gone before. The voyagers discover a strange pulse of energy from another dimension that is wreaking havoc on nearby inhabited planets. During a harrowing mission, Vaughn finally discovers that the energy is being released when an alien from the other dimension tries to break through. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma, book one of four). KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, Pocket Books, 504p.,
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  • ISBN-13: 9780743445603
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
  • Publication date: 10/29/2002
  • Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 4.17 (w) x 6.79 (h) x 1.16 (d)

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    True-to-the-Show Characterizations? Daring, Bold Changes to the Trek Status Quo? Not Here.

    The last two or three years of Trek fiction has really shaken things up. The Borg are gone, the Klingons are moving in a more well-rounded, not-just-battle direction, the Romulans have been split into two competing states (one in the anti-Federation Typhon Pact, one quite cozy with the Feds as far as Romulans go), the Typhon Pact has been created, and almost every major living character is moving on with their life in a believable way.

    In other words, I had really hoped that we were moving into a golden age of Trek fiction where 1) the status quo would be allowed to change and move beyond what we've seen in the shows, and 2) characters would actually be encouraged to move past their roles in the show in consistent but exciting ways.

    This book actively works against those two hopes of mine. I'm going to try not to spoil the ending, but if you don't want to be able to figure out what happens, then don't read further.

    1) The splitting of the Romulan people into the Romulan Star Empire and the Imperial Romulan State was one of the most interesting developments for that whole race in years. It seemed to give all kinds of possibilities to the Romulans as both adversaries and allies. The threat of civil war loomed, and lots of green-blooded conflict seemed imminent. Gosh, those were good times, when I felt like Trek fiction had something surprising to offer.

    2) Early in the novel (so this doesn't spoil the ending), Sisko leaves his family to avoid a vague "prophecy" that he would suffer if he married Kassidy Yates. That's right, Sisko fans and Avery Brooks: Sisko leaves his family. As another reviewer on another site put it, if this had been an episode, I think Brooks would have refused to act in it. Even before this novel begins, Sisko goes from a bold man of courage to being a sniveling, anti-social jerk who abandons his young daughter because he's afraid that some random event might hurt her. I can't conceive of the character doing this even for half of a book, and this novel spends way too much time trying to explain/justify Sisko's decisions.

    The Typhon Pact novels have been unfortunately lacking in narrative drive, in my opinion, but this one takes the cake. I've been extremely enthused about Trek fiction since the events leading up to the Destiny Trilogy, but I'm afraid that my hopes will turn out to have been unfounded. Another misfire like this one and I'll take my reading dollars elsewhere, I think.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    A good read...

    I have enjoyed this book, seeing that Capt. Sisko has some difficult choices and how it plays out makes the book a worthwhile read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2002

    Part of addicting series

    I'm addicted to this current DS9 storyline, but the first book in this "four book series" (don't let the "four book series" business fool you - this story is 10 books and counting now!) was a real disappointment to me. It was incredibly contrived, slow and very, very padded. I put it down for several weeks before picking it back up. It advances the stories it needs to, but at an excruciating pace, and uses bizarrely unneccessary devices to induce suspense. It's a book, not a TV show. Several things about the series as a whole have irritated me: 1: The story is spanning several book series (and is being dishonest about it) including jumping to series like the "Section 31" books 2: this book will be confusing to read if you have NOT already read the previous books ..i.e., it makes no introductory explanations of previous books. This is NOT a standalone series! 3: Previously established characters like Ro Laren are NOT behaving in character 4: it touts itself as the "relaunch" of the DS9 series when it is not, and it is confusing to attempt to read it that way. Why is Ro alive and on DS9? Why is she not in the brig? Why are she and Quark...gurgle...flirting? I can't pretend I'm not going to continue reading this series, but this book was difficult for me and I'm getting frustrated that the series is not concluding as promised. Avatar, Avatar 2, Abyss, Demons of Light and Darkness (book four of seven in Gateways series), a few chapters in book 7 of Gateways, the four books in the Mission Gamma series and Rising Son....These are all the books that deal with this DS9 "relaunch". That's THREE "standalone" series come and gone with no conclusion. Get with it, or suck it up and make it clear this is an indefinite serial series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

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    I was surprised to read about Capt. Sisko's character developmen

    I was surprised to read about Capt. Sisko's character development. I don't recall reading any books that took place between the time DS9 ended and this book that suggested the Ben Sisko I grew up with would have this kind of turn. The usual strong, decision maker that lead the Federation through the Dominion conflict is developed into an overthinking, detached emotionalist that seems unable to truly grasp the reason & results of his actions. Don't get me wrong, there is probably a reason to the deconstruction of this pillar of Federation lore, all of which served little purpose in the book’s overall progression.
    Speaking of plot progression, the other half of the book dealing with Spock bodes little to the Typhon Pact Arc. Spock's work with the Reunification Movement & as a Federation ally is focused on amid the ebb and flow of the Romulan political machine and internal workings. Very few of the events captured in this book make it indispensable to overall Typhon arc. Much like seeing the credits in Transformers Revenge of the Fallen & Dark of the Moon the best part of this book was when it was finally over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    This the vip room

    Vip only

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Mediocre

    There were three stories. The first and the last one were palatable. The second was terrible. Thought it was written for teens. Little science without deep conversation, introspection or complexity. Substitute the second story and the book may have been worth the cost.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    This is a good story that incorporates many of episodes of Start

    This is a good story that incorporates many of episodes of Startrek that featured Dr. McCoy. It centers around the episode City on the Edge of Forever, creating two timelines for McCoy's life. I found the story very entertaining, sparking memories of episodes from the original series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Amazing Story, Actually Two!

    Always having considered "City on The Edge of Forever" one of the great episodes of the Original Series, the concept of this book - and the other two in the trilogy - sounded intriguing. If you have looked at the description of the storyline and feel the same way. Let me assure you, the author does not dissappoint the reader.

    The level of character development weaved into two alternate timelines and presented from the perspective of our beloved Doctor (as well as shipmates both familiar and some that might take a moment to remember) is crafted by the author with such care that you will come away feeling you know these characters, especially Leonard McCoy, even more.

    This one is a winner, in any timeline!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

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    I meqn 5 th page sorru

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Lonaika

    Elena?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    srry to intrude

    Star school all results is perfect

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    Room A14

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Weapons Room

    Galaxy Defenders

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Strong

    This book connects seamlessly with multiple dangling plotlines from previous novels and tells a gripping, three-dimensional tale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2011

    Disappointing

    A two pronged story with Spock and Sisko. The Spock sections are OK. The Sisko sections are disappointing. His actions are not in keeping with how I understand his character and the sections are slow. The whole book could have been done in about half the pages without missing anything. Not much action. If you're really into the Romulans, you'll appreciate it. Lots of detail on their government.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    Sad Benjamin is sad.

    I've always loved is Captain Sisko, and I don't mind a spot of brooding... but "Rough Beasts" would be more accurate if the cover portrayed him as wearing eyeliner and cutting himself. Not that it's poorly written, just a matter of personal taste. I just have trouble dealing this level of angstipation from any character that doesn't sparkle.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2011

    Ok

    This was an okay book. It was not as good as the others but the stories were engaging enough

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    I don't recommend this book

    I read half the book and thought it was boring and had no direction or plot. I would not recommend it even if they gave it to me for free!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    Good book for Star Trek fans

    This book explores an alternative stories for events that are familiar to most Trekkies.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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