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The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series is a series of novels based on the science fiction genre and written by a number of noteworthy authors. The series consists of a total of more than 60 novels published between the years 1993 and 2008. The novels of the Deep Space Nine series are directly based on the television series of the same name which aired between the years 1993 and 1999. This series is the first one in the Star Trek franchise which has not included the franchise creator named Gene Roddenberry. The novels of the series are based on the time frame of the years following the 2370s and are set on a space station which is led by the Commander Benjamin Sisko. The Deep Space Nine novel series began in the year 1993, when author J.M Dillard published its first novel titled ‘Emissary’. A number of authors have given their contribution to the series and have written novels continuing with the plot of the series based on the television show. The Star Trek series is currently going on as the authors are busy writing the latest novels of the series. The readers all over the world enjoy reading the Deep Space Nine novels because they depict intricate mythology, and feature their own legitimate language, which is known as Klingon. The novels of the series have helped to enrich the mythos of the Star Trek franchise by accompanying the television series and the various Star Trek movies.
The first novel of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series was published under the title ‘Emissary’ in the year 1993. It was written by the author J. M. Dillard. The plot of the novel shows a new crew that takes over the space station at a distant space and is about to change the galaxy with its astonishing discoveries. The space station named Deep Space Nine is situated in the orbit of Bajor and is controlled by the station commander named Benjamin Sisko. The station was used by the Cardassian Union on previous occasions. Sisko loses his wife Jennifer in the Borg attack and hence becomes resentful of his duties. The attack also destroys his former ship named the USS Saratoga. He seems to be worried about the wellness of his son Jake on the Deep Space Nine station. When Sisko and his son arrive at the station, they find it almost bare on the unimportant system of the Cardassians. The Bajoran staff on the station is led by Major Kira Nerys. Kira does not trust the presence of the Starfleet staff on the station. Soon, the USS Enterprise sends more Starfleet staff on the station, including Chief Miles O’Brien. As Miles O’Brien and his family arrive at the station, Sisko becomes more despondent as he does not like to take orders from Captain Picard, the man whom he holds responsible for his wife’s death. He informs the station crew that he is going to resign from his post and take up a civilian position, but continues to work as the station commander. Sisko takes the help of the chief of security of the station Odo, who is a shape-shifter, and manages to convince the Ferengi barkeeper named Quark to remain on board the station in order to help him in keeping the station active. He also intends to provide Jake a friend in the form of Quark’s nephew named Nog.
Sisko visits Kai Opaka, a spiritual leader of Bajor. Kai Opaka shows the Orb of Prophecy to Sisko, which is believed to be sent by the Prophets of Bajor. Sisko decides to look into the Orb and relive his special moments with wife Jennifer at the time of meeting her for the first time. After reliving the moments, Sisko is informed by Kai that Jennifer has the faith in him to be the ‘Emissary’, a messiah who can help Bajor. Kai hands him the Orb so that he can study his role further. After returning to the station, Sisko learns about the arrival of his remaining staff including Dr. Julian Bashir and Lt. Jadza Dax. He gives the Orb to Jadza Dax and asks her to study the scientific explanation of its working. Soon, the former commander of the station, Gul Dukat visits the station. He was the last prefect of Bajor from the Cardassian Union and informs Sisko about his ship parked in an orbit near the station. He asks for the permission to allow his crew to visit the promenade of the station, to which Sisko does not hesitate. He learns from Dax that the Orb is related a few phenomena in the Denorios Belt situated near Bajor. He wants to investigate the phenomena, but knows that any activity by him will make the Cardassian aware of his mission. Sisko asks Odo to disable the Cardassian sensors with the help of his shapeshifting abilities. Sisko prepares himself to go to Denorios Belt along with Dax to investigate the phenomena and does not worry about getting detected by the Cardassian sensors.
The second novel of the Deep Space Nine series was published in the year 1993 under the title ‘The Siege’. The plot of the novel deals with the efforts of Benjamin Sisko and Li Nalas to stop the Bajorans from commanding the Deep Space Nine station and Dax and Kira trying to end the Circle. In the opening sequence of the novel, Sisko decides to evacuate the civilian population of the station as the assault vessels of the Bajor arrive near Deep Space Nine station. The crew of the station decides to stay behind and fight against the Bajorans along with their commander Benjamin Sisko. The resulting battle endangers the friendship of Jake Sisko and Nog, who have just become new friends. But the two decide to stay as friends forever. Chief Miles is urged by her wife to leave the station and Quark tries to use the opportunity to broker additional seats. However, he is left on the station when his brother Rom sells his seat to a Dabo girl. There should be no sign of the presence of the Federation crew once the forces of Bajor arrive, but General Krim doubts this. He finds out that the security net of the station is disabled and hence, he believes that the Federation crew is still on board. Krim is ordered by Jaro to capture Li Nalas alive. Odo tries to use his shapeshifting abilities to prevent the crew from getting detected. Finally, the battle comes to an end and Sisko is once again made the commander of the station. As Li Nalas gets killed by coming in the way of a weapon blast, everyone becomes confused by knowing the true nature of Li Nalas. Sisko says that he will always remember Li Nalas as the hero of the resistance.
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