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Far Beyond the Stars

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Without warning, Benjamin Sisko is living another life. No longer a Starfleet captain, commander of space station Deep Space Nine, he is Benny Russell, a struggling science fiction writer living in 1950s Harlem. Benny has a dream, of a place called Deep Space Nine and a man named Ben Sisko, and a story he has to tell. But is the Earth of that era ready for a black science ...more
271 pages
Published April 1998 by Pocket Books
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Captain Benjamin Sisko experiences a vision of life as Benny Russell, a struggling science fiction writer in 1950s Harlem. Benny dreams of a space station, hundreds of years in the future, where a man is judged on his words and deeds, not the color of his skin. But is it really a dream?

Steven Barnes authored this adaptation of one of the best DS9 episodes, Far Beyond the Stars, which was written by Ira Steven Behr and Hans Beimler, based on a story by Marc Scott Zicree.

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I'm a Niner -- LOVE the series, but was very dissappointed with the novel. This is one of my favorite episodes, and shouldn't the rule be that the story is always better than the adaptation? I liked it, but was the first and last Deep Space Nine book that I have read. Perhaps I should read more, though.
LOVED this novelization of one of my favorite DS9 episodes of all time. Great to see the expansion of a great story taking place within the mind of Benjamin Sisko. Great stuff.
Allisson Reed
Not only was the episode, must see tv, the book was a must read. This is True Trek at its finest. You will feel changed after reading.
Novelization of one of my favorite episodes of DS9. It's IN HERE! and it's REEEEEALLL!
Stefan Rabitsch
One of the best scifi stories EVER!
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Steven Barnes (born March 1, 1952, Los Angeles, California) is an African American science fiction writer, lecturer, creative consultant, and human performance technician. He has written several episodes of The Outer Limits and Baywatch, as well as the Stargate SG-1 episode "Brief Candle" and the Andromeda episode "The Sum of its Parts". Barnes' first published piece of fiction, the novelette The ...more
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