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Deep Space Nine "relaunch" is an unofficial term used to refer to titles for Deep Space Nine fiction set after the TV series finale "What You Leave Behind".


Avatar, Book 1, the start of the DS9 "relaunch".

The duology Avatar was the official start of the series, marked by the first appearance of the modified Star Trek: Deep Space Nine title text, which has appeared on all relaunch titles since. The novel A Stitch in Time and anthology The Lives of Dax were retroactively added into the relaunch, with the latter being reprinted with the new relaunch DS9 title text.

The series mostly consists of novels, but there have also been two comic miniseries by WildStorm Comics which tie in with the novels' continuity.

Alongside DS9 books, the SCE series occurs over the same time period and has had a number of crossovers, as does the TNG duology Maximum Warp. The relaunch also includes books in the cross-series Section 31 and Gateways miniseries'

In 2007, Twist of Faith, an omnibus of the first four relaunch novels and the short story from What Lay Beyond (Avatar, Book One and Book Two, Abyss, Demons of Air and Darkness and "Horn and Ivory") was published. And in 2008, These Haunted Seas, an omnibus of the first two Mission Gamma novels was released.

Relaunch cast

Due to changes and movements in characters at the conclusion of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV series many of the established characters take on new roles, and are supplemented by several new regular and supporting characters. Kira Nerys (a Starfleet captain as of Unity) now commands the station. The new first officer is Elias Vaughn, a Human of over one-hundred years with a rich and mysterious past working for Starfleet Intelligence. The station's new chief of security is Ro Laren (from Star Trek: The Next Generation) and the new tactical officer is Sam Bowers. Julian Bashir continues to serve as the chief medical officer, joined by Doctor Simon Tarses and Counselor Phillipa Matthias. Ezri Dax transfers to the command track, Andorian Thirishar ch'Thane is the new science officer and Nog replaced Miles O'Brien as chief engineer. On the USS Defiant Prynn Tenmei takes the conn officer position.

Promotional page featuring Elias Vaughn.

On the Promenade, Quark continues to operate his bar, which also becomes Ferengi embassy to Bajor upon the planet's admission to the Federation, and manages to recruit the Orion Treir to work as a dabo girl. The station also plays host to Taran'atar, a Jem'Hadar envoy sent by Odo to learn about the Alpha Quadrant cultures.

On Bajor, the Sisko family grows as Kasidy Yates and Benjamin Sisko raise their new daughter Rebecca Jae Sisko, while Jake Sisko settles down to married life with his wife Azeni Korena. The Bajoran faith is frequently explored in the characters of Vedek Yevir Linjarin and former Kai Opaka Sulan and the Cardassians are given a friendly face in the form of Akellen Macet.

On Cardassia itself, Elim Garak plays a pivotal role in forging a new democracy on his homeworld, and Miles and Keiko O'Brien settle down to a new life helping bring post-war Cardassia back to life.


Published order

The following is the published order of works in the series, which (with the exception of the comics) is also the suggested reading order as indicated by the editor Marco Palmieri:

Title Author(s) Format Published Cover
A Stitch in Time Andrew J. Robinson novel May 2000 Stitch.jpg
N-Vector K.W. Jeter four-part comic miniseries

(reprinted in Other Realities)
August-November 2000 Nvector1.jpg
Avatar, Book One S.D. Perry novel

(reprinted in Twist of Faith)
May 2001 Avatar1.jpg
Avatar, Book Two S.D. Perry novel

(reprinted in Twist of Faith)
May 2001 Avatar2.jpg
Section 31:

Jeffrey Lang & David Weddle novel

(reprinted in Twist of Faith)
July 2001 Abyss.jpg
Divided We Fall John J. Ordover & David Mack four-part comic miniseries July-October 2001 Divided We Fall 1.jpg
Gateways #4:

Demons of Air and Darkness
Keith R.A. DeCandido novel

(reprinted in Twist of Faith)
September 2001 Demons of Air and Darkness cover.jpg
Gateways #7: What Lay Beyond:

"Horn and Ivory"
Keith R.A. DeCandido novella

(reprinted in Twist of Faith)
November 2001 What Lay Beyond.jpg
Mission Gamma, Book One:

David R. George III novel

(reprinted in These Haunted Seas)
September 2002 Mission gamma1.jpg
Mission Gamma, Book Two:

This Gray Spirit
Heather Jarman novel

(reprinted in These Haunted Seas)
September 2002 Mission gamma2.jpg
Mission Gamma, Book Three:

Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels novel October 2002 Mission gamma3.jpg
Mission Gamma, Book Four:

Lesser Evil
Robert Simpson novel November 2002 Mission gamma4.jpg
The Lives of Dax editor: Marco Palmieri anthology First published:
December 1999

Relaunch reprint:
December 2002
Rising Son S.D. Perry novel January 2003 RisingSon.jpg
The Left Hand of Destiny, Book One J. G. Hertzler & Jeffrey Lang novel April 2003 Left Hand of Destiny1.jpg
The Left Hand of Destiny, Book Two J. G. Hertzler & Jeffrey Lang novel May 2003 Left Hand of Destiny2.jpg
Unity S.D. Perry novel November 2003 Unity.jpg
Worlds of Deep Space Nine: Volume One

"Cardassia: The Lotus Flower"

"Andor: Paradigm"

Una McCormack

Heather Jarman
anthology June 2004 WoDS91.jpg
Worlds of Deep Space Nine: Volume Two

"Trill: Unjoined"

"Bajor: Fragments and Omens"

Michael A. Martin & Andy Mangels

J. Noah Kym
anthology February 2005 WoDS92.jpg
Worlds of Deep Space Nine: Volume Three

"Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed"

"The Dominion: Olympus Descending"

Keith R.A. DeCandido

David R. George III
anthology February 2005 WoDS93.jpg
Warpath David Mack novel April 2006 Warpath.jpg
Fearful Symmetry Olivia Woods flipbook July 2008 FearfulSymmetry1.jpg
The Soul Key Olivia Woods novel August 2009 Book ds9 soulkey.jpg
The Never-Ending Sacrifice Una McCormack novel September 2009 The Never-Ending Sacrifice.jpg
Typhon Pact:
Zero Sum Game
David Mack novel November 2010 Zero Sum Game cover
Typhon Pact:
Rough Beasts of Empire
David R. George III novel January 2011 Rough Beasts of Empire cover
Typhon Pact:
Plagues of Night
David R. George III novel May 2012 Plagues of Night cover
Typhon Pact:
Raise the Dawn
David R. George III novel June 2012 Raise the Dawn cover
The Fall:
Revelation and Dust
David R. George III novel August 2013 Revelation and Dust cover
The Fall:
A Ceremony of Losses
David Mack novel October 2013 A Ceremony of Losses cover
The Missing Una McCormack novel December 2014 DS9 The Missing.jpg
Sacraments of Fire David R. George III novel July 2015 Sacraments of Fire.jpg
Ascendance David R. George III novel January 2016 Ascendance.jpg
Force and Motion Jeffrey Lang novel May 2016 Force and Motion.jpg
The Long Mirage David R. George III novel February 2017 The Long Mirage cover.jpg
Enigma Tales Una McCormack novel June 2017 Enigma Tales cover.jpg
Original Sin David R. George III novel September 2017 Star Trek DS9 Gamma - Original Sin.jpg

Chronological order

More extensive timelines for the series can be found in several of the books: Avatar, Book One includes a chronology of events in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine leading up to the beginning of the book. Unity continues that chronology through the events of all the relaunch books prior to that novel. Most recently, Worlds of Deep Space Nine: Volume Three includes a chronology putting the events of the Worlds of Deep Space Nine miniseries in chronological order.

Related works


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

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