- For other uses, see Saratoga.
Sisko is reunited with several of the other survivors of the Saratoga, although one of them has a deadly plan in motion that is linked with a mission of the ship. Meanwhile, Odo must pose as Quark to help a Bajoran city.
- 1 Publisher's description
- 2 Summary
- 3 References
- 4 Appendices
Publisher's description[edit | edit source]
When the Borg destroyed the U.S.S. Saratoga at Wolf 359, killing Captain Sisko's beloved wife, one chapter in his life came to a tragic end. Now painful memories are reawakened when the U.S.S. Defiant carries the survivors of the Saratoga to an important Starfleet ceremony. But Sisko's bittersweet reunion with his old crewmates is cut short when an unexpected malfunction threatens the Defiant as well as the lives of everyone aboard. Even worse, evidence suggests that the accident was caused by deliberate sabotage.
Has one of Sisko's oldest friends betrayed them all? Sisko and Dax must uncover the truth before death claims the survivors of the Saratoga.
Summary[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Constance Barnes • Julian Bashir • Jadzia Dax • Tanya Federovna • Zina Forrest • Graal • Ishimaki • Fel Jangor • Kira Nerys • Mara Klein • Nikolas Kyprios • Miriam Laffer • Leskanic • Esteban Lopez • Nog • Miles O'Brien • Odo • Pernon Obahr • Quark • Rom • Benjamin Sisko • Jake Sisko • Soderholm • Aidan Thorn • Vincenzo • Zar
- Referenced only
- Curzon Dax • Divok • Gauri • Marta Grindberg • Inartha Dor • Ishka • K'Ehleyr • Krechma • McCall • Moxon • Nigel • Norslat • Keiko O'Brien • Molly O'Brien • Pardee • Tarl Posset • Pluboi • Gregory Quinn • Saros • Ainad Secori • Shakaar Edon • Joe Simko • Simora • Jennifer Sisko • Tarleggia • Kasidy Yates • Zek
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Bajor • Deep Space 9 • Infirmary • Karvis • Mars • Operations center • Promenade • Quark's • Teejan River • Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards
- Referenced only
- Alaska • Beta Jalonis • Butera V • Danula II • Ducrain Province • Earth • Gamma Quadrant • Greece • Guldammur IV • Mariphasa IV • Muuldax Prime • Risa • Romulan Neutral Zone • Scintaavi • Thetalian Prime • Wolf 359
Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]
- USS Agamemnon (Apollo-class) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • USS Endeavour (Nebula-class) • Retizian trading ship • USS Saratoga-A (Miranda-class) • USS Zapata (Surak-class)
- Referenced only
- Borg cube • USS Charleston • USS Crazy Horse • USS Enterprise-D • escape pod • USS Gorkon • USS LaSalle • USS Saratoga • USS Victory • USS Wellington
Races and cultures[edit | edit source]
- Bajoran • Bolian • Changeling • Craynid • Ferengi • Human • Lu'ufan • Pandrilite • Retizian • Tarquinian • Trill • Yridian
- Referenced only
- Benzite • Borg • Breen • Cardassian • In'taq • Jem'Hadar • Klingon • Menas Baari • Mugato • Muuldaxan • Nausicaan • Romulan • Silesi • Tyrhennian • Vulcan
States and organizations[edit | edit source]
- Bajoran Militia • Starfleet • United Federation of Planets
- Referenced only
- Bajoran Resistance • Dominion • Starfleet Academy
Science and technology[edit | edit source]
- Aurora Borealis • blood • chicken pox • cloaking device • communicator • dilithium • Goryyn's syndrome • gruw'r • heart • holodeck • holosuite • mumps • phaser • photon torpedo • power coil • probe • quantum mechanics • resistance nodule • sensor array • spacedock • supernova • thoridium sulfide • time • tractor beam • tropazine • turbolift • water pump • wave nexus
Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]
Other references[edit | edit source]
- Actuman ginger chicken • adjittari wine • anbo-jytsu • Bajoran religion • bar • Battle of Wolf 359 • benarrh • champagne • chess • chessboard • comet • corlandium • dabo • darts • dartboard • day • dom-jot • drink • duranium • erriz pod • Ferengi Rules of Acquisition • Flavanian beetle • Flavanian beetle canapé • food • Greek • jinga wasp • Klingon hot sauce • Kras'suda blossom • Krechma Offensive • latinum • mak'terama drop • menju nut • merragat worm • Modvaarian tonic • Moxon Maneuver • nob-noch • nut • Occupation of Bajor • penal colony • planet • plomeek soup • Pluboi Ploy • racquetball • raktajino • rogue comet • schooner • Scintaavian sunset • shore leave • Starfleet Academy Marathon • tushpah egg • zombie
Appendices[edit | edit source]
Related media[edit | edit source]
- DS9 episode: "Emissary": The surviving crew recall the destruction of the Saratoga at Wolf 359. Sisko, Jake, Hranok and Barnes mention Jennifer's death.
- TNG episode: "The Emissary": O'Brien recalls K'Ehleyr's unusual arrival in that episode.
- DS9 episode: "The Adversary": Occurring a short time before the events of the novel, Pernon mentions that the Bajorans are one of many races "watching out" for Changeling infiltrators.
Background[edit | edit source]
- Some fans have claimed this novel is a reworking of Friedman's Star Trek: The Next Generation novel Reunion. Friedman commented "I had so much fun with Reunion I thought I would do it again... I certainly wasn't recycling stuff". (Voyages of Imagination)
- Friedman also commented "I was happy with the job I did but I don't know if I had as much of an affinity for Deep Space Nine as I did for the Next Generation. In TNG you saved the galaxy from some horrible threat. In DS9 you saved Quark's bar. To me it was a whole different scale and so the motivation was more mercenary. It was much more in keeping with DS9, especially DS9 at that point, before you get into the Dominion War. I don't know if it worked as well because of that." (Voyages of Imagination)
- The names of the Bolian Lieutenant and the late Vulcan captain of the Saratoga differ in this novel from other pieces of Star Trek literature. The Bolian is called "Zar" and the Vulcan is called "Saros".
- Hugh M. Frick's Kliatt's description of the books events was: "When Starfleet is ready to commission a new Galaxy-class (sic) star ship named Saratoga in honor of the ship destroyed by the Borg, Captain Sisko and the other surviving members of the original ship are invited to attend the launching ceremony. While Sisko is ferrying the survivors on the Defiant back to Mars for the ceremony, one of them sabotages the ship and traps it in a space singularity so they can be captured by Retizian pirates, who intend to use their bodies for harvesting. Sisko, Dax, and O'Brien manage to thwart these plans and escape from the pirates. Meanwhile, Odo has to assume the shape of Quark in order to negotiate the purchase of some pumping equipment needed to save a Bajoran city". (Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide, Volume 31, 1997)
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