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Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Unity
     

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Unity

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by S. D. Perry
 

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In 2001's critically acclaimed Avatar novels, author S.D. Perry set the tone and the course for the continuation of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®, a controversial television phenomenon hailed by TV Guide as "the best acted, written, produced, and altogether finest" incarnation of Star Trek®. Since then, the DS9 saga has grown in

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In 2001's critically acclaimed Avatar novels, author S.D. Perry set the tone and the course for the continuation of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®, a controversial television phenomenon hailed by TV Guide as "the best acted, written, produced, and altogether finest" incarnation of Star Trek®. Since then, the DS9 saga has grown in complexity and momentum, attracting an ever-growing audience to novels about which one reviewer raved, "In these pages, DS9 truly lives again." Now, following her triumphs with Avatar and Rising Son, S. D. Perry returns for a landmark tale celebrating DS9's tenth anniversary year.

On the eve of Bajor's formal entry into the Federation, First Minister Shakaar was assassinated, derailing the induction and plunging the planet and station Deep Space 9™ into chaos. Investigation into the murder revealed the presence of a parasitic conspiracy threatening not only Bajor's future with the Federation, but the very survival of both. At the same time, the fracturing of Bajor's theology has put its people on the threshold of a startling transformation -- and the consequences now rest on the shoulders of Colonel Kira Nerys, who months ago defied the religious authority of her planet by making public an ancient heretical text that challenged the very foundation of the Bajoran faith.
Now, after a harrowing and historic voyage of exploration in the Gamma Quadrant, the weary, wounded crew of Starship Defiant is at last coming home. But the joy of their return is short-lived as the crew becomes swept up in the crisis aboard the station, with many of them confronting personal issues that force them to make life-altering choices. Among those is a grief-stricken Commander Elias Vaughn, who reaches a crossroads in his life's journey and learns the true purpose for which he was Touched by the Prophets...as well as the ultimate fate of Captain Benjamin Sisko.
And...somewhere on Bajor...a child long awaited is about to be born.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743476560
Publisher:
Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date:
11/18/2003
Series:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
367,757
File size:
4 MB

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Prologue

Something was happening, or had happened, or was going to happen. He couldn't see it but he knew, and hoped that They would lead him to understand when it was time. He'd seen that They would.

There were aspects of him that knew time to pass, the way he'd always understood it. And there were other realities, beyond linear tempo, in which he easily achieved the kinds of comprehension that his highest mind had once blindly, vainly groped for. These realities were outside of his experience as corporeal, let alone as Benjamin Sisko, and he cherished them as the closest he could come to reaching a real awareness of Them, of Their vision. There were other places, far more of them, where he wasn't even a child trying to learn, but a particle of an atom that was lost and always would be in a universe of complexities.

It had been strange at first, existing in the Temple, the awe he felt often bordering on terror...but he'd progressed, learned a kind of patience that only the nearly eternal could grasp, that kept the bulk of his consciousness focused. Patience and peace were linked more tightly than he had ever imagined, and mostly he was at peace. They had many questions, and were eager to understand. He wanted to learn, to teach and be taught. The possibilities were infinite.

But still...still, when he experienced himself as whole within the Temple, he remembered that the other reality kept grinding along without him, time passing, things changing. As wondrous, as amazing as his experience was, there was no warm hand to hold his own, no eager laugh to match his. No beloved to share his thoughts with, to be shared with in turn. These things, a thousandothers, big and small -- the smile in his boy's eyes, a soft breeze at sunset, the good, rich smell of garlic in butter -- these were home, and he wished for it. And now there was this something, this thing that no facet of him could see, that They couldn't or wouldn't explain. It was important. It was change, and though he didn't know what it was, he knew that everything would be different when it was through.

He would watch. He would be patient. He would be ready.

Copyright © 2003 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved

Meet the Author

S. D. Perry is a novelist living in Portland, Oregon.  She is currently lives with her husband, Myk, her two children Cyrus and Myk Jr, and their two dogs. She mostly writes tie-in novels based on works in the fantasy/science-fiction/horror genre, including Resident Evil, Star Trek, Aliens and Predator. She has also written a handful of short stories and movie novelizations. Her favorite Star Trek series is the original series, with her favorite characters being "The Big Three" - Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

 

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3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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M_Willis More than 1 year ago
I am typically pleased with S.D. Perry, but the big climax of the book (of the reboot) was a bit anticlimactic. Still a fun read overall, but not the best of the series.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. After reading 'Rising Son', I was ready to see how this little 'miniseries' for lack of a better term, was going to end. And I was not dissapointed. Perry brought back a terrific villian who I had completely forgot about. The books after this will go into a little more detail, but once again I loved DS9 the TV series and I love reading the novels after it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was quite disappointed in this book -- so much so that I actually returned it. I very rarely return ST books. And the disappointment was all the more acute because the prequels were quite well written -- even the three by SD Perry were at least decent. And they were all far less predictable, especially so with Rising Son. The characters were given more depth in most prequels, here they were shallow and artificial. There were no flashbacks to fill in more details about the characters' respective histories, and their emotions were barely scratched on the surface. Granted, SD Perry had an unenviable task: clean up all the cliffhangers from five immediate prequels, and still somehow have a happy ending. That's hard to do and remain interesting. Unfortunately, as a new(er) writer in the series, she was not up to the task. This book should have been given to a more experienced writer. In short, an adequate book, but simply not worth purchasing as a hardcover. Get it when it comes out in paperback if you are a collector or borrow it from a library if you just want to read it.