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Bloodletter is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel by K.W. Jeter. It was published in 1993.


Starfleet Command has learned that the Cardassians are planning to construct a base on the other side of the wormhole to establish a presence and claim the rich unexplored territory. Now, it falls to Commander Sisko, Major Kira, and the crew of Deep Space Nine to set up a Federation station there immediately. Before Major Kira can deliver the new base, a fanatic from her violent past appears. Kira must engage in a life and death struggle with an enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy her, as the fate of Bajor, the wormhole, and possibly the entire Federation hangs in the balance.


When the Cardassians attempt to establish a station in the Gamma Quadrant, the crew of Deep Space 9 move to set up a post of their own. Meanwhile, an old enemy of Kira's prepares to take revenge.



ArtenJulian BashirJadzia DaxDeyreth EltHören RygisKira NerysMiles O'BrienOdoOpaka SulanQuarkGri RafodBenjamin SiskoTahglaunnamed Buhlmeriunnamed Gameran
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DukatKeiko O'BrienJean-Luc PicardJake Sisko


Bajoran wormhole/Celestial TempleBajorDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantOperations centerPromenadeQuark's
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AmsterdamCarnegie HallConcertgebouwEarthWrigley Field

Starships and vehicles

cargo shuttlerunabout
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USS Enterprise-DEnterprise-class

Races and cultures

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States and organizations

Bajoran MilitiaRedemptoristsStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran ResistanceSinclair-Moffett

Science and technology

bloodexoskeletonhammerholosuiteimpulse energy bufferjacksledgequarantine modulerecording chipwormhole

Ranks and titles

chief engineercommanderengineergulkaimerchantofficer

Other references

akhibara cubicleBajoran prophecyBajoran religionbaseballbulkheaddabodamurdrydockghostgovernmenthome runlizardskeleton crewsynthaletempleumur



  • Jeter's likeness was used, with Bajoran nose ridges added, by Keith Birdsong to represent Horen.
  • The novel uses an unused story idea from the DS9 series Bible. Impulse energy buffers are used by starships transiting the wormhole to protect the wormhole aliens from harm.




published order
Previous novel:
The Siege
DS9 numbered novels Next novel:
The Big Game
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Chase
Pocket Next Adventure:
Battle Lines
Previous Adventure:
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
Battle Lines

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