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Avatar is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine duology by S.D. Perry published by Pocket Books in 2001. They are the first two novels in the DS9 relaunch. The duology introduces several important characters and centers around a Jem'Hadar attack on Deep Space Nine and the discovery of a Tear of the Prophets. The duology was reprinted in the omnibus Twist of Faith in 2007.

Books in series

number writer(s) published cover(s)
Avatar, Book One S.D. Perry May 2001 First book cover image.
Avatar, Book Two S.D. Perry June 2001 2nd book cover image.


Book One

See Avatar, Book One.

Book Two

See Avatar, Book Two.


References from the two Avatar books have been erroneously listed here. Please help Memory Beta by maintaining citations in all articles referring either to Avatar, Book One or Avatar, Book Two to show proper attribution.


DS9 residents
Karan AdabweMasoud AhzedAlle TolTuro AneJulian BashirSam BowersBroikCaprilCryanEzri DaxDevroElvimEricVic FontaineFroolGrehmGrimpTiris JastKellyJataq'qatKira NerysMartenMcEwianMonyodinMornNguyenNogPoQuarkRo LarenSelznerJake SiskoNancy SthiliSetrin YetaShoka PianTerekT'PeynSimon TarsesThirishar ch'ThanePrynn TenmeiJohn TiklakKasidy YatesWasa GraimWayeh SurtWoros Keyth
Other Bajorans
Bellis NemaniEivos CalanEran DalFrelan SylaFrithGalihie S.Gamon VellIstani ReylaKevlin JakKyli ShonScio MarsesSinchante JinYevir Linjarin
Other Starfleet
AchenThomas ChangBeverly CrusherDataKuri DenningsDeyKelly EidemanFaroMike Hopping BirdTisseverlin JannaGeordi La ForgeKell PerimJean-Luc PicardPresleyRichardsonWilliam RikerRobisonWilliam RossLily ShalhibShannonDeanna TroiTrukeElias VaughnWeller
Orb flashbacks
Leah BrahmsKra CellesJenna D'SoraEllisaldaKivas FajoEdward HaglerKamalaKelisonLalLoreAlexander RozhenkoSarjenkaStanleyTosh
Other characters
Javal'tivonKitana'klanKlagLaasOdoR'tagaSartaiTaran'atarCharivretha zh'Thane
Referenced only
Akorem LaanMarcus AureliusJosé ChavezAudrid DaxCurzon DaxEmony DaxJadzia DaxLela DaxTobin DaxDickieElaElim GarakGoran'agarGrilkaKagaKrishNatima LangLeetaMiles O'BrienOmet'iklanOhaluRemata'klanThomas RikerRomShakaar EdonBenjamin SiskoSarah SiskoNoonien SoongUngtaeWinn AdamiWorfShelerib th'Zharath

Starships and vehicles

USS AldebaranUSS CerberusUSS DefiantUSS Enterprise-EUSS EuphratesKamalIKS Tcha'vothVenture
Starship classes
Bajoran assault vesselBajoran shuttleCardassian freighterDanube-classDefiant-classJem'Hadar fighterNebula-classPrometheus-classSovereign-classVor'cha-class
Referenced only
USS HeraUSS PotemkinUSS Rio GrandeUSS SungariUSS SutherlandUSS Tamberlaine


Alpha QuadrantBadlandsGamma QuadrantNew Founder homeworld
Bajor system
BajorBajor systemBajoran wormholeB'halaCentral ArchivesDeep Space 9Denorios BeltHedrikspool ProvinceJalandaKendra ProvinceLaksieSinghaSisko's House
Deep Space 9
assay officedefence sailfusion corehabitat ringinfirmarylower coremedical DpromenadeQuark'sReplimatT'Pril'sVic's lounge
Referenced only
AR-558Arvada IIIAsgardBeta VIBeta KupsicBetazedBopak IIICardassiaCatuallaEarthFerenginarGaron IIGentarist systemLethean veteran asylumMeldrar INew BajorNew ParisOmicron ThetaOrias systemPanoraRisaRomeSentok NorStarbase 235Starbase 375Starfleet AcademyTiburonTerok NorUtopia PlanitiaVandros IV

Races and cultures

Referenced only

States and organizations

allied task forceBajoran MilitiaBajoran Ministry of CommerceBajoran Ministry of JusticeBajoran Provisional GovernmentChamber of MinistersDominionFederation AllianceFederation CouncilFederation StarfleetGreat LinkHundredMaquisOrder of the TempleRomulan SenateStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandStarfleet Corps of EngineersStarfleet MISite ExtensionUnited Federation of PlanetsVedek Assembly

Bajoran culture

A Poet's FlightattaintedBajoran religionbantacaborhyad'jarraearringelipaghEmissary of the ProphetshasperatkaikavakejeliousMeditation for PeaceOhalu Propheciesorborb experienceOrb of ContemplationOrb of MemoryOrb of Prophecy and ChangeOrb of Wisdompaghpagh'tem'farPeldor Festivalprylarprayerpounded root parchmentranjenReckoningSongs of DuskspringballSh'dama Agevedek

Food and drink

Andorian aleAndorian citrus drinkBajoran shrimpcoffeeDarjeeling teaeggfa'ntargingergingerbreadhome frieslemon oilomeletp'losie wineRakalian p'losieraktajinoroot beerstir-frysynthaletoasted tubewormwhiskey

Science and classification

biospectral analysisbiosynthetic limbcauterizing seal patchcloaking deviceclockcomnetDNA-resistant paperfusion reactorgravitoninterphasic coil spannerphased polaron beamquantum datingquantum torpedoself-sealing stemboltsoliton wavestandard extravehicular work garmentuniversal translatorwarhead module


adrenalineantennaalveolibirdbloodchromatincytoplasmic proteindogflowergarlanic treegoatlungmoldpregnancysolanagen-based entityteptaline

Other references

142320th century2311Advanced Tactical Trainingalphabetantideuteriumarchaeologyautopsybaccaratbat'lethbookburialchronologistcookingdabodabo girldancedi'tehDominion Wardom-jotfoametGaleo-Manadagold-pressed latinumGreat Material Continuumjevonitekar'takinKendra Valley massacreketracel-whiteKukalakalekLife Cycle MeditationLinellian fluid effigymok'baramonknotch-rockOccupation of BajorpolymerPost-Traumatic PsychprophecyshroudStarfleet Citation for Conspicuous GallantrystaffTen-ForwardtoliniteTomed IncidenttongoUlyssesuridiumVicarian razorbackyeldrinWeibrand logarithmic developmental scalewrestlingzhavey


The cover of Twist of Faith.

Related media

  • DS9 episode: "What You Leave Behind" - This duology is set three months after DS9's final episode, picking up various threads and depicting the station post-war.
  • DS9 relaunch - This duology sets up many story arcs which continue throughout subsequent books in the post-What You Leave Behind series.
    • Gamma Quadrant exploration - Vaughn's desire for exploration, and the Dominion's welcoming of Alpha Quadrant vessels into the Gamma Quadrant, is continued the four novel series Mission Gamma, which chronicles the voyages of the Defiant under Vaughn on a three month voyage of exploration.
    • Ohalu and Kira's attainder - The outcome of Kira's decision to make the Ohalu Prophecies public and her subsequent attainder is also continued in the Mission Gamma series, and she is eventually welcomed back into the Bajoran faith in DS9 novel: Unity.
    • Jake's journey home - Jake's life in the months following the duology is chronicled in the book DS9 novel: Rising Son, in which he has many adventures and eventually fulfills the prophecy with his return to the Alpha Quadrant in DS9 novel: Unity.
    • Kasidy's pregnancy - Kasidy Yates' pregnancy is an ongoing story in the Mission Gamma series and she finally gives birth in Unity.
    • Vaughn-Tenmei relations - The strained relationship between Elias Vaughn and his daughter Prynn Tenmei is a continuing theme with the two both improving and worsening their relationship at various points. Particularly explored in DS9 novels: Twilight, Lesser Evil, Warpath
    • Bashir-Dax relationship - The relationship between Julian Bashir and Ezri Dax also travels a bumpy path with the couple eventually separating in DS9 novel: Trill: Unjoined.
    • Shar's duty to Andor - Shar's mother continues to pressure him to return to Andor to mate in DS9 short story: "Demons of Air and Darkness" and the Mission Gamma series, and Shar eventually does return in DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm.
  • DS9 episode: "Emissary" - This story parallels that of DS9 pilot episode; with the Enterprise visiting DS9 and an emotionally damaged person finding new life through an orb experience, something which Jean-Luc Picard makes note of himself within the story.

A Stitch in Time

  • DS9 novel: A Stitch in Time - In one scene Dr Bashir is seen reading a several hundred page autobiographical letter from Garak, presumably the letter which is this novel telling the story of Garak's life.
  • DS9 episode references - A number of references are made to events and outcomes of various DS9 episodes:
    • DS9 episode: "Rapture" - Sisko discovered B'hala in this episode.
    • DS9 episode: "The Reckoning" - Jake makes use of a translation program developed by Dax in this episode.
    • DS9 episode: "The Abandoned" - Kira recalled the young Jem'Hadar from this episode.
    • DS9 episode: "The Jem'Hadar" - Kira recalled first contact with the Jem'Hadar from this episode. Jake also recalled this incident and how it spurred him to learn to pilot a smallcraft afterwards.



"I've read in popular Ferengi culture, attaining material wealth is one of life's predominant goals--is that correct?"

- Shar attempting casual conversation with Nog.

"So, doll-face is running the talking cure with a Jem'Hadar. That's quite a gig. Say, you two still making the music?"

- Vic talking to Bashir about Kitana'klan and Dax.



Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories
Novels A Stitch in TimeAvatar, Book One‎Avatar, Book TwoAbyssDemons of Air and DarknessTwilightThis Gray SpiritCathedralLesser EvilRising SonThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book OneThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book TwoUnity • "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower" • "Andor: Paradigm" • "Trill: Unjoined" • "Bajor: Fragments and Omens" • "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed" • "The Dominion: Olympus Descending" • WarpathFearful SymmetryThe Soul KeyThe Never-Ending SacrificeThe MissingSacraments of FireAscendanceForce and MotionThe Long MirageEnigma TalesOriginal Sin
Miniseries and anthologies The Lives of DaxDivided We FallMission GammaWorlds of Deep Space Nine (Volume One, Two & Three)
Short stories and novellas "Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club" • Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)Rules of AccusationI, The Constable
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas
Related Star Trek: Section 31Star Trek: Terok NorStar Trek: DestinyStar Trek: Typhon PactStar Trek: The FallStar Trek: Coda


The duology is set in April of 2376, three months after the final Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, "What You Leave Behind".

Published Order
Previous novel:
A Stitch in Time
DS9 relaunch novels Next novel:
Previous story:
First in omnibus
stories in Twist of Faith Next story:
Previous story:
Allegro Ouroboros in D Minor
Stories by:
S.D. Perry
Next story:
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
Living on the Edge of Existence
Pocket Books Timeline Next adventure:
Previous adventure:
Living on the Edge of Existence
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:

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