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Revelation and Dust is a novel from author David R. George III. It is the first of five novels making up the Star Trek: The Fall miniseries which centers around the Federation and the Typhon Pact. The focus of the novel is the new Deep Space 9 becoming operational and an event that will shake the people of the Federation.


Welcome to the new Deep Space Nine.
After the destruction of the original space station by a rogue faction of the Typhon Pact, Miles O'Brien and Nog have led the Starfleet Corps of Engineers in designing and constructing a larger, more advanced starbase in the Bajoran system. Now, as familiar faces such as Benjamin Sisko, Kasidy Yates, Ezri Dax, Odo, and Quark arrive at the new station, Captain Ro Laren will host various heads of state to an impressive dedication ceremony. The dignitaries include not only the leaders of allies—such as Klingon Chancellor Martok, Ferengi Grand Nagus Rom, the Cardassian castellan, and the Bajoran first minister—but also those of rival powers, such as the Romulan praetor and the Gorn imperator. But as Ro's crew prepares to open DS9 to the entire Bajor Sector and beyond, disaster looms. A faction has already set in action a shocking plan that, if successful, will shake the Alpha and Beta Quadrants to the core.
And what of Kira Nerys, lost aboard a runabout when the Bajoran wormhole collapsed? In the two years that have passed during construction of the new Deep Space 9, there have been no indications that the Celestial Temple, the Prophets, or Kira have survived. But since Ben Sisko once learned that the wormhole aliens exist nonlinearly in time, what does that mean with respect to their fate, or that of the wormhole… or of Kira herself?


The Federation is preparing for the launch of the new Deep Space 9, which is to be attended by the leaders of several Alpha Quadrant powers. The Robinson and Aventine are also on station, allowing Sisko and Ezri to join their former crewmates. A problem arises when the Cardassian castellan, Rakena Garan, is forced to leave the station prior to the dedication ceremony to deal with unrest caused by the extremist group Cardassia First, leaving Lustrate Enevek Vorat to deputize. Meanwhile, Federation President Bacco has Sisko arrange a meeting with Odo, who is asked to aid with the examination of a substance that may be an infant Changeling.

However, during the dedication ceremony, President Bacco is assassinated. Enkar Sirsy, the aide of Bajoran First Minister Asarem Wadeen, is discovered unconscious in the booth where the fatal shots were fired and claims not to remember what happened. Initially, all the evidence points to her guilt but Asarem stands by her. When an attempt is made to poison Enkar, a subcutaneous device is found which suggests that she has been framed by the Tzenkethi.

Meanwhile, in the Celestial Temple, Kira receives a vision where she sees herself as Keev Anora, a member of a terrorist group in what appears to be Bajor's past freeing Bajora slaves from the oppressive Aleira. She is suspicious of Altek Dans, an Aleira who joins her cell, but eventually starts a relationship with him.

The wormhole abruptly opens and releases a Tear of the Prophets, which when beamed aboard Deep Space 9 discharges Altek. Meanwhile, another orb deposits Kira with the believed dead Taran'atar.



DS9 & USS Defiant personnel & residents
Aleco VelErnak gov AnsargJulian BashirBetulio BecerraVentor BixxJefferson BlackmerPascal BoudreauxBroikJohn CandlewoodCardokCenn DescaJan CollinsAmélie d'ArnaudDamas HaylOlivia DellasantSarina DouglasEtana KolFroolGrimpHava RemahtBarry Herriot • Jack, Edgardo JuarezKaboShanradeskel ch'LarnM'PellaNogMiles O'BrienQuarkSherman RavidKrissten RichterRo LarenShul ToremZivan SlaineWheeler StinsonT'LunePrynn TenmeiRen Kalanent VissPatrycja WalenistaZirk
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Ferdinand AbejoAçero KyneJerot AfraneMassoud AhzedRey AlfonzoAlden AllardJeannette ChaoHamish CollinsGregory DesjardinsHatram NabirValeska KnezoCathy LingPhillipa MatthiasJang Si NaranDelinia PhloxMichelle RobinsonAida SelznerJason SenkowskiValinar
USS Robinson personnel
Alicia FlynnEd RadickeyBenjamin SiskoRebecca Jae SiskoKasidy Yates
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Elent DorsonFlynnEleg RwattUteln
USS Aventine personnel
Samaritan BowersEzri Dax (Dax) • Mikaela LeishmanSimon Tarses
Starfleet personnel
Leonard James AkaarTalin AslanyanElias Vaughn
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Jadzia DaxJean-Luc PicardWorf, son of Mogh
Altek Dans • "Broad Back" • Cawlder LosorCawlder VinikJennica LinKeev Anora/Aven Meru • "Leaner" • Ranga HoonRenet LosigResten AhleenSynder NogarVeralla Sil
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Denoray LunasGrenta SorSalan Ral
Altek DansDelaneyDenoray LunasLocutusOpaka SulanJean-Luc PicardResten AhleenJake SiskoJennifer SiskoStorilTamamotaVeralla SilHranok Zar
Other characters
Asarem WadeenNanietta BaccoBenaKay EatonEnkar SirsyMagdalena FersonRakena GaranCassie JohnsonGell KamemorKira NerysLeetaMartokKeiko O'BrienOdoAshanté PhiriOnar ThrokRaiqRomBecky RussellBenny RussellSozzerozsTaran'atarTreirEnevek Vorat
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Jas AbrikActo ViriLenith AgrehoAkorem LaanAltrine ThenoAzeni KorenaRa'ch B'ullhyOtto von BismarckBrathawCurzon DaxEleenVic FontaineElim GarakAlon GhemorIliana GhemorIliana Ghemor (mirror)GintGreat ExchequerHetikIshan AnjarItuKrim AldosLaasAkellen MacetLuis García MárquezMoonMora PolMornKirayoshi O'BrienMolly O'BrienOhaluOpaka SulanPardshayEsperanza PiñieroPralon OnalaRotan'talagShakaar EdonJake SiskoJennifer SiskoJoseph SiskoSarah SiskoEvek TemetJasmine TeyWeyounKornelius YatesMin Zife

Starships and vehicles

USS Aventine (Vesta-class) • bargeBMV-1 (Bajoran transport) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class escort) • Excelsior-classUSS Glyrhond (Danube-class runabout) • CDS Jorrene (Cardassian battle cruiser) • USS Rio Grande (Danube-class runabout) • USS Robinson (Galaxy-class) • S'persson (Gorn leviathan) • IKS Sword of Kahless (Negh'Var-class) • CDS Trager (Galor-class warship) • IRW Tranome Sar (Romulan warbird) • Wealth
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Bajoran lightshipboatBreen battlecruiserEmerald-class (Tholian juggernaut) • USS Enterprise-DUSS Enterprise-EUSS New YorkUSS NileUSS NovaCDS Prakesh (Galor-class warship) • USS Rubicon (Danube-class runabout) • USS SaratogaTzenkethi marauderIRW VetruvisUSS WyomingSS Xhosa (freighter)


Alpha QuadrantB'hava'elBajor ("Crown of Bajor" • Elestan RiverJoradellMerzang MountainsRanga House, Releketh RangeSenha RiverVanadwan Monastery) • Bajor sectorBajoran systemBajoran wormhole/Celestial TempleBaraddoDeep Space 9 (II) (Frontier-class) • Denorios BeltDernaEarth (Cow Hollow; Starfleet Headquarters, San Francisco) • Endallathe galaxy
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Alpha Centauri colonyAndor • Bajor (AdarakAlavanu Green; Grand Avenue of Lights; Great Assembly; Liberty Court, AshallaBajoran Planetary Operations CenterBajoran Space CentralFerengi Embassy on Bajor; Quark's (Aljuli), AljuliKendra ProvinceShavallaSidauVer'laht) • Beta QuadrantCardassia (CemetTarlak Sector, Cardassia City) • Cestus IIIClarus IVComm Station Eta ThreeCortDeep Space 9/Terok Nor (Nor-class) • Earth (Gilgo BeachNew ZealandPalais de la Concorde, ParisPotrero Hill Medical Center) • FerenginarGamma QuadrantHelaspont Stationmirror universeNewton OutpostOrionRomulus (Ki Baratan) • SauriaStarbase 189Utopia Planitia Fleet YardsVenetan Trading Station Outpost V-4
Deep Space 9 locations
HubinfirmaryMemorial DeckNanietta Bacco ParkObservation GalleryOperations centerPlazaQuark's (II)Sector GeneraltheatreWell
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AllamegrasBajoran templeBella's ConfectionsCafé Parisiennedocking ringengineering complexhabitat ringQuark'sreactor ringReplimatvaluation and auction houseweapons control

Races and cultures

AlonisAndorianAscendantBajoranBenziteBolianCapellanCardassianChangelingClarus IV nativesFerengiGornHuman (AsianAustralian) • Jem'HadarKlingonOrionProphetsRomulanTellariteTrillVulcan
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States and organizations

AleiraBajoraBajoran MilitiaCardassian GuardCardassian UnionChamber of Ministers of the Third Republic of BajorFederation Diplomatic CorpsFederation SecurityFerengi AlliancegildGorn HegemonyHundredKlingon EmpireProtection DetailRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetStarfleet CommandThird Republic of BajorTyphon PactUnited Federation of PlanetsVedek AssemblyYan-Isleth
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Adarak CellarsBajoran ResistanceBorg CollectiveBreen ConfederacyCardassia FirstCardassian AssemblyCestus CometsCongress of Economic AdvisorsDominionDorson familyFederation CouncilFederation Department of ScienceFerengi Commerce AuthorityFoundersGreat LinkInterstellar Agricultural Aid CommissionJem'Hadar-Ascendant LinkOhalavaruPennington SchoolPike City PioneersSection 31Starfleet AcademyStarfleet Corps of EngineersStarfleet Judge Advocate GeneralStarfleet Research and DevelopmentStarfleet Tactical OperationsTzenkethi CoalitionUniversity of Ashalla

Ranks and titles

abolitionistadvance scoutadvisor to the first ministeragentaideanalystartistassassinassistantassistant chief engineerattorneybatterbodyguardbotanistbusiness magnatebusinessmancampaign directorcampaign managercaptainCardassian Ambassador to the United Federation of PlanetsCastellan of the Cardassian UnioncatcherChancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empirechiefchief botanistchief engineerchief medical officerchief of staffChief of Starfleet OperationsclericcolonelcommanderCommander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleetcommunications officercomputer specialistconn officerconstablecouncillorcounselorcouriercrewmancrewwomandabo boydalindeputydignitarydiplomatdoctorEmissary of the Prophetsengineerensignenvoyexecutive officerFederation envoyFirst Minister of the Republic of Bajorfirst officerfleet admiralfreedom fightergovernorGrand Nagus of the Ferengi AlliancegulholophotographerImperator of the Gorn Hegemonyjournalistjudgekailawyerliaisonlieutenantlieutenant commanderlieutenant junior gradeliquidatorLustrate of the Cardassian Unionmanagermetalwrightnagal bodyguardnurseoffice workerofficerpatrol officerphysicianpitcherpoliticianPraetor of the Romulan Star EmpireprefectPresident of the United Federation of PlanetsPresident Pro Tempore of the United Federation of Planetsreceptionistsaboteurscience officerscientistSecond Minister of the Republic of Bajorsecond officersecond-in-commandsecurity chiefsecurity guardsecurity officerslaveslaveholdersoldierspeechwriterspytactical officerteachertraitorvedekvintnerwaiterwar hawkzealot

Science and technology

airlockalienanimalantennaantimonyarborealarithmeticasteroidasteroid beltatmosphereaudio pickupautopilotbariumbeaconbenzodiazepinebiobedbloodbombboneBorg dronebraincentimeterchemicalclaustrophobiacloaking deviceclockcombadgecommunicationscommunicatorcompanelcomputercomputer interfaceconstellationcontainment fieldcontrol panelcorporealdampening fielddefense monitordermal regeneratordiburniumdocking clampdocking portdrilldrugearpieceelectric chargeelectromagnetic waveemergency medical transportemitterenergyenergy weaponenergy-weapon inhibitorenvironmental suitexplosive chargefeatherfeeding tubefirefirearmforce fieldfusion reactorgasgas lampgeneratorgenetic engineeringglowpanegravitational eddygravitygravity wellhairhandheld beaconheart (ventricle) • holodeckhologramholophotoholosuitehumanoidhydration tubehydraulic pumphyperwarphypoxiaimpulse engineindicatorinertial dampenerinternal security gridironkilogramkilometerlamplamppostlaser scalpelleadlife supportlifeformlightlighting panellightninglight-yearliquidlow-gravity envelopelungmanual augerMark-XIII fusion reactormedical tricordermemorymetalmetal detectormeterminingmoonmooring clampmusclenavigational beaconOrb of DestinyOrb of the Prophetsorbitorepaddparalysisparaspinal musclepericardial effusionpericardiocentesisphaserphaser bankphaser emitterpistonplanetplasma shockportable transporterpost-traumatic stresspower gridpower junctionprocessorprojectile weaponquantum slipstream drivequantum torpedoradiationrainbow moonrevolverreplicatorribrootsatellitescrambling fieldself destructself-sealing stemboltsensorsensor arraysensor blocksensor logsensor platformshapeshiftershield emittershield generatorshieldssimulation matrixsimulation testerskullslipstream corridorsolar sailsonic disinfecting unitsonic wavesoporificspacespace suitspringstarstar systemsteelsubspacesubspace communicationssurvivor's guilttachyon detection gridtachyon eddytechnologytemperaturetentaclethermal columnthoracic spinethoracotomythoron shieldthoron shield generatortimetimepiecetimertransponder signaltransportertransporter inhibitortransuranic elementtricobalttricorderturboliftuniverseviewscreenwarp corewarp core breachwarp enginewarp nacellewarp speedweapons portwingwormholezenith

Other references

23662369237723802381238323842385 Special Federation Presidential Election19th centuryAlonis languagealpha shiftAndorian reproductive crisisAnthem of the United Federation of PlanetsArgelian sweet cornassassinationatriumauditoriumBajor at PeaceBajoran languageballbandagebaseballbaseball batbaseball diamondbaseball fieldbathroomBattle of Wolf 359beachbeardbeltbenchbigotrybirdbirthdaybiscuitblanketbolero jacketboltbookbootborder controlBorg Invasion of 2381brandybridgebulkheadbungalowcafécampfirecandlecanvascanyoncapital citycaramelcargo baycargo hatchcargo holdcarpetcatcher's maskcatcher's mittcavecellarcenotaphcenturychiraltan teacisterncityclergyclothingcoalcobblestonecockpitcoffeecolonycommand chaircommunications blackoutconference roomconncontrol boothcorkcorridorcourtyardcratecrawlspacecrossover bridgecurtaindabodabo wheeldaggerdancedartboarddashikidaydecadededication ceremonydéjà vudeka teademocracyDenebian slime devilderrickdessertdocking pylondom-jotDominion Wardoor chimedressdress uniformdresserdressing roomduffelduty rosterduty shiftelectionemerald snakeemergency bulkheademotionengineeringequatorevasive maneuverFederation StandardFerengi Rules of Acquisitionfirst contactfishing poleflight suitfloraflowerfoodfortressfruitgenocideghostglassglovegoateegodGorn languagegovernmentgraduationgrassgrilled seitangrolanda stewhailing frequencyhara cathardwood daggerheaddresshelmethistoryhome runhomeworldhornhosehospicehospitalhourhullindustrial laundryinsigniajacketjazzjingoismjoistjuicejumja teajunglekatterpodkava fruitkava rootKhitomer Accordskiskisskitchenklaxonknifekonakrelo bearladder • lake, languagelatinumleafleatherlibraryliquorLissepian Lotterylobbylogicmagicmapmapa breadmarblemarriagemattressmedical labmemorial servicemilaberry biscuitmilitaryminutemirrormoba fruitmonasterymoneymonthmorguemountainmuseummusicmustachemysticismnapkinnationnationalismnerak blossomnightcapoceanOccupation of Bajoroperating theateroperations stationorb arkpagh'tem'farpaintingpaperpatriotismphotographplaquepodiumpokerpooncheeneeportfoliopotatoprejudiceprogressivismpylchykpyramidquadrantquarantinequartersracismraktajinorankrank pipready roomred alertred one transmissionred winerefresherreligionrepair bayrestaurantriverroasted potatoroberockroot cellarropesabotagesandsaucer sectionschoolscience laboratorysculpturesecessionsecondsectorseitansenior staffshackshantyshirtshoesituation tableslaverysledgesleeping rollsmoky paprikasmugglingsnakesniftersoapsocksofasoilspadespinach saladspongespringwineStarfleet uniform (2366-2373)Starfleet uniform (2373-2386)The Stars Within Reachstockadestonestovestrawberrysummersupport beamsurgeon's prep roomsurgical baysweetenerswimsuitTarkalean hawktavernteatempletheaterthree-dimensional chessboardtoasttoasted almondtooltoweltransporter roomtrapdoortreeTzenkethi Warunderwearuniformuniversityutensilvasevegetablevestwarwar gamewashbasinwashclothwaterwater bottlewater tankweaponweekWhen the Prophets Criedwinewinerywoodyear





  • Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise are said to be on Cardassia, a reference to the events of the next Star Trek: The Fall novel, The Crimson Shadow.


Related stories

Star Trek: The Fall
Revelation and DustThe Crimson ShadowA Ceremony of LossesThe Poisoned ChalicePeaceable Kingdoms
Star Trek: Typhon Pact
Zero Sum GameSeize the FireRough Beasts of EmpirePaths of DisharmonyThe Struggle Within‎Plagues of NightRaise the DawnBrinkmanship
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 first working title for this novel was Time and Revelation. It was later changed to Revelations and Dust before dropping the pluralization of Revelation for the final title.


Published Order
Previous novel:
first in series
Star Trek: The Fall Next novel:
The Crimson Shadow
Previous story:
Allegiance in Exile
Stories by:
David R. George III
Next story:
One Constant Star

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