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The Mist (Star Trek: The Captain's Table #3)

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There's a bar called "The Captain's Table", where those who have commanded mighty vessels of every shape and era can meet, relax, and share a friendly drink or two with others of their calling. Sometimes a brawl may break out but it's all in the family, more or less. Just remember, the first round of drinks is always paid for with a story... even on the planet Bajor.Do the ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published 1998 by Pocket Books
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This is the third book of the book event The Captain's Table from the franchise Star Trek. I was expecting that this one can be the strongest book in the event merely because the author, Dean Wesley Smith, was the one who came up with the idea of the event. Some mystical, timeless, bar where any captain at some moment in their lives found the way to got into the place and the drinks are free, since the price is a story. It's a great premise. And even, in this case, the author put Sisko where you ...more
May 17, 2014 K rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book was outstanding! By far one of the best, if not the best Star Trek books I have read to date. This book is the third installment of the Captain's Table series, in which the focal character is Captain Sisko from DS9. The story begins with Bashir forcing Sisko to take a short vacation for some much needed rest and Sisko goes to a bar on Bajor. The bar is the Captain's Table, where the only folks allowed inside are Captains (seems prejudicial?). Sisko begins to relive a story of how ...more
Nov 25, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok
Shelves: sold-back-to-hpb
Not too bad a read. The novelty of the storytelling conceit wears off relatively quickly and, at least for me, grew tiresome. Too bad the last 19 1/2 pages were about Janeway. Oh well. Gotta push the product!
Feb 28, 2016 Paul rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek
This is the third in the series dealing with the bar called "The Captain's Table", a bar only for Captains across time and space. Sisko is in need of some rest, so he visits Bajor and finds the bar. And finds that the interesting aspect of the bar is that everyone gets to tell a tale. His tale is of a group known as The Mist. Centuries before, the Mist shifted themselves and their worlds out of normal space into a phased sub-space. Having left normal space behind, they have been
Aug 06, 2010 Dianah rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-trek, 100-books
This could have been a three-star book, but I was annoyed by the errors. Not only are there minor errors about the established DS9 universe, there is a glaring contradiction in the story itself. Some of the story seemed to capture Sisko's voice, but much of it didn't. As I complained with War Dragons, the 1st person story telling part was often flawed. For example, if you are telling a story in a bar you wouldn't say ""They did not even scan us," Worf said.
"The ship or the cloudlike thing?" I as
Morris Graham
Jan 26, 2015 Morris Graham rated it it was amazing
The Captain's Table series are my favorite Star Trek books, and Captain Sisko is my favorite command officer. The author captured Captain Sisko's personality very well. Scenario: Sisko walks into a bar called the Captain's Table, and finds that there are two requirements for admission to this exclusive bar. One, you have to be a captain of a vessel, second, you have to tell a story. The character's around the table were an interesting lot. Captain Sisko is authentic to his Creole roots, ordering ...more
May 15, 2014 Daniel rated it it was ok
Well, this was the best of these "Captain's Tables" books so far, but still far from a decent Star Trek novel. Here, finally, the concept of a captain telling a story in the bar to a group of comrades is treated well at least. Sisko's voice sounds accurate, and the constant back and forth between Sisko as storyteller and his audience was enjoyable. I kept awaiting these sections to come back page after page, because the story that Sisko is telling flat out sucks. From the concept of 'The Mist' t ...more
Derek Glidewell
Jul 19, 2013 Derek Glidewell rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book more, I really did. But it was just too juvenile and filled with odd filler dialogue and pointless "interruptions" that got rather annoying quick. None of the characters seemed in their element, and the whole novel felt uneventful. I can't say I'm a fan. I didn't dislike it but I'd encourage people looking for a Deep Space Nine novel to start elsewhere. Sisko comes off as smug, and I didn't find that fitting to the character.
Jennifer Nanek
Sep 27, 2015 Jennifer Nanek rated it really liked it
Excellent book about Deep Space Nine. Loved the story Sisko tells about these Mist people. Sisko tells the story in a Captain's bar and some got irritated when the story got interrupted.. well I did too! The Klingon captain chides Sisko for not trying harder to figure out Mist technology.. I agree with Sisko's priorities but The Klingon captain had a valid point. Some more research into the other world was warranted.
Jul 22, 2012 Lee rated it it was ok
I really like the concept of these books. The captain goes into a magical bar and tells a story. That's great, but ultimately the stories that they tell are not satisfying. I don't turn to Star Trek books for fine literature and I wouldn't judge these books by that standard, so I don't really expect a whole lot. I do expect a solid story possibly along the lines of an episode but sometimes these Starlequins get to feeling a little sloppy and 'churned out'.
Dec 30, 2010 Lee rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Mildly enjoyable, but ironically the interruptions that pepper Sisko's telling of the story eventually started to bother me as much as they bothered the characters listening to it in the book. Between them, those interruptions and the absurdly long denouement - as Kathryn Janeway gives a rambling stream-of-consciousness description of how she walked into a pub - mean the actual story just isn't that substantial.
Zachary Smith
May 26, 2008 Zachary Smith rated it it was ok
The bad:
The plot was interesting enough ... but the execution was terrible. It was pretty hard to get through, really.

The good:
The Captain's Table pieces of the story were fantastic, though. The bar's environment, Sisko's running argument with the Klingon ...

That made it a worthwhile read.
Jacque Hodges (Carter)
Aug 14, 2013 Jacque Hodges (Carter) rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
Eh. It was ok. DS9 is the series I'm least familiar with, so I had trouble getting a feel for the characters. The story was interesting but I'm not on-board with Sisko yet.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the Captain's Table, sort of interesting to read the fiction of a fictional universe. DS9 has the deepest characters, so this was one of my favorites.
Michael Bennett
Oct 31, 2012 Michael Bennett rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi

Once again, easy to read, not heavy on plot. I enjoyed it, and I find the concept of the Captains Table fascinating.
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Pen Names
Edward Taft
Dee W. Schofield
D.W. Smith
Sandy Schofield
Kathryn Wesley

Dean Wesley Smith is the bestselling author of over ninety novels under many names and well over 100 published short stories. He has over eight million copies of his books in print and has books published in nine different countries. He has written many original novels in science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller, and r
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