Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Mini-Series
Within every federation and every empire, behind every hero and every villain, there are the worlds that define them. In the aftermath of
Unity and in the daring tradition of Spock's World, The Final Reflection, and A Stitch in Time, the civilizations most
closely tied to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine can be experienced as never before... in tales both sweeping and intimate, reflective and prophetic,
eerily familiar and utterly alien.
Cover layout by John Vairo, Jr.
Planet art by Geoff Mandel
Cardassia: "The Lotus Flower", written by Una McCormack
Andor: "Paradigm", written by Heather Jarman
CARDASSIA: The last world ravaged by the Dominion War is also the last on which Miles O'Brien ever imagined building a life. As he joins in
the reconstruction of Cardassia's infrastructure, his wife Keiko spearheads the planet's difficult agricultural renewal. But Cardassia's struggle to
remake itself--from the fledgling democracy backed by Elim Garak to the people's rediscovery of their own spiritual past--is not without opposition, as
the outside efforts to help rebuild its civilization come under attack by those who reject any alien influence.
ANDOR: On the eve of a great celebration of their ancient past, the unusual and mysterious Andorians, a species with four sexes, must decide
just how much they are willing to sacrifice to ensure their survival. Biological necessity clashes with personal ethics; cultural obligation vies with
love--and Ensign Thirishar ch'Thane returns home to the planet he forswore, to face not only the consequences of his choices, but a clandestine plan
to alter the very nature of his kind.
Read an excerpt from "The Lotus Flower"
Read an excerpt from "Paradigm"
Trill: "Unjoined" TBA, written by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin
Bajor: "Fragments and Omens", written by J. Noah Kym
TRILL: They are a people with secrets. For centuries they kept their true nature hidden, even taking disturbing steps to protect the small
population of near-immortal symbionts with whom a privileged few Trill are joined, body, mind and soul. They are a people who hold memory to be sacred,
yet deny their own past. Now amid a whirlwind of scandal, accusations, and growing civil unrest, Ezri Dax must penetrate millennia of lies and
deceptions, and rediscover what should never have been forgotten, before her civilization rips itself apart.
BAJOR: The honeymoon is over. Following the euphoria of Bajor's marriage to the Federation, the real business of making that union work has
begun. But even on a world where politics and religion are intertwined, conflicting visions of Bajor's role in the interstellar arena divide the
planet's leadership. As newly minted Captain Kira Nerys sets the tone for the kind of Starfleet officer she will be, First Minister Asarem makes a
bold move to define Bajor's voice in the Federation, while the returned Benjamin Sisko prepares for a future that only he, as yet, can see.
Read an excerpt from "Unjoined"
Read an excerpt from "Fragments and Omens"
Ferenginar: "Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed", written by Keith R.A. DeCandido
The Dominion: "Olympus Descending", written by David R. George III
FERENGINAR: Quark's profit-driven homeworld is beset with scandal as shocking allegations involving his brother's first wife, the mother of
Nog, threaten to overthrow Rom as Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance. Making matters worse, Quark has been recruited by Rom's political adversaries to
join their coup d'état, with guarantees of all Quark ever dreamed if they succeed in taking his brother down. While Ferenginar's future teeters on
the edge, the pregnancy of Rom's current wife, Leeta, takes a difficult turn for mother and child both.
THE DOMINION: Since its defeat in the war for Alpha Quadrant, the Great Link--the living totality of the shape-shifting Founders--has struggled
with questions. At their moment of greatest doubt, their fate, and that of the Dominion itself, is tied to Odo's investigation of his kind's true motives
for sending a hundred infant changelings out into the galaxy. As Odo searches for answers and takes a hard look at his past choices, Taran'atar reaches a
turning point in his own quest for clarity... one from which there may be no going back.
Read an excerpt from "Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed"
Read an excerpt from "Olympus Descending"