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Star Trek Terok Nor #1: Day of the Vipers [NOOK Book]

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Before the Dominion War and the decimation of Cardassia...before the coming of the Emissary and the discovery of the wormhole...before space station Terok Nor became Deep Space 9™...there was the Occupation: the military takeover of an alien planet and the violent insurgency that fought against it. Now that fifty-year tale of warring ideologies, terrorism, greed, secret intelligence, moral compromises, and embattled faiths is at last given its ...
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Star Trek Terok Nor #1: Day of the Vipers

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Overview

Before the Dominion War and the decimation of Cardassia...before the coming of the Emissary and the discovery of the wormhole...before space station Terok Nor became Deep Space 9™...there was the Occupation: the military takeover of an alien planet and the violent insurgency that fought against it. Now that fifty-year tale of warring ideologies, terrorism, greed, secret intelligence, moral compromises, and embattled faiths is at last given its due in the three-book saga of Star Trek's Lost Era...

A seemingly benign visitation to the bountiful world of Bajor from the resource-poor Cardassian Union is viewed with cautious optimism by some, trepidation by others, and a calculating gleam by unscrupulous opportunists. What begins as a gesture of compassion soon becomes something very different. Seen through the eyes of participants on both sides -- including those of a young officer named Skrain Dukat -- the personal, political, and religious tensions between the Bajorans and the Cardassians quickly spiral out of control, irrevocably shaping the futures of both worlds in an emotionally charged and unforgettable tale of treachery, tragedy, and hope.
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"I have found that good novels have a color one can associate with the tone of the story, and in the case of this book that color is Cardassian grey.... Good and evil are not cleanly divided between people in the book. Some of the Cardassians are good, and some of the Bajorans are bad, in other words." — The-Trades.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416591764
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
  • Publication date: 3/25/2008
  • Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Series
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 481,563
  • File size: 551 KB

Meet the Author

James Swallow has written several books, including Star Trek: Titan—Synthesis, Star Trek: Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers and Seeds of Dissent (from Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Infinity’s Prism); the Sundowners quartet of “steampunk” science fiction Westerns (Ghost Town, Underworld, Iron Dragon and Showdown); the bestselling novelization of The Butterfly Effect; The Flight of the Eisenstein, Faith and Fire and Jade Dragon; the 2000 AD tie-ins Eclipse, Blood Relative and Whiteout; Stargate Atlantis: Halcyon; and the Blood Angels duology Deus Encarmine and Deus Sanguinius. In addition, Swallow’s short fiction has appeared in Inferno! and Stargate magazine, the anthologies Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores, the Doctor Who Short Trips collections Dalek Empire and Destination Prague, Something Changed, Collected Works, What Price Victory and Silent Night. His nonfiction includes Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher and books on writing, genre television, and animation; he has also written for Star Trek: Voyager, Doctor Who and Space 1889, along with several scripts for audio and videogames.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Star Trek Terok Nor

    This Definitely Gave Me a Better Understanding of Star Trek:Deep Space Nine...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2008

    A Phenomenal Beginning to A Promising Trilogy

    What an amazing novel! I was hesitant to read it, as the pre-Occupation years were never of much interest to me, but that changed after this. While introducing many new characters ... and some that we heard of, perhaps saw in one episode or another 'ex. Kotan Pa'Dar, 'Cardassians' and Kubus Oak, 'The Collaborator'', this novel provided an interesting backstory to Dukat. The reader is also given an interesting explanation as to how the Cardassians came to occupy Bajor, what motives were involved, and how it was achieved. The reader is given many viewpoints of all involved ... including life in secular, pre-Occupation Bajor. It was quite a good DS9 novel, and did the series proud. I'm eagerly awaiting the other two books in this trilogy, and the DS9 novels in the relaunch series.

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    Posted October 25, 2008

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