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Tales of the Dominion War (Star Trek: The Dominion War)

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For two seasons, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine(r) chronicled the intense struggle of the Federation, fighting alongside the Klingons and the Romulans against the overwhelming forces of the Dominion in some of the most exciting hours of television ever produced.Now, for the first time, see how the Dominion War affected the entirety of the Star Trek universe. From the heart of ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Star Trek (first published 2004)
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Mar 07, 2015 Angela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short stories based around the dominion war. Spock is on Romulus, Scotty gets stuck at a neutral outpost, and the Breen attack earth among others. There is some really good stories here, and surprisingly it does include every star trek series. I particularly liked the Spock one, and the New Frontier one. But all were very well written, character based and engaging. A very good read.
Feb 11, 2016 Kathleen rated it really liked it
A terrific collection of short stories by some of the best writers in the genre. A Romulan spy on DS9 has to choose between continuing to pose as a Vulcan and finding a cure to a deadly plague. Admiral Bones and Captain Scotty have an adventure seeking safe harbor from Dominion forces, traveling alone in an aging shuttle. Cardassians, Klingons, Changelings, Jem'Hadar, and dozens of unique perspectives on the Dominion War are presented here for adventure, amusement, and ultimately a deeper unders ...more
David Palazzolo
Jan 03, 2014 David Palazzolo rated it liked it
Stone Cold Truths by Peter David, a short story in the Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War anthology is the 29th--and perhaps final--chapter of the Star Trek: The New Frontier series. I primarily bought the book for the NF story, but as I love all things Deep Space 9, I will eventually come back to this book. The story takes place some time years and years after Lt Kebron has retired from Starfleet and decided to start a family. He recounts a story from the USS Excalibur's experiences in the Do ...more
Amber Colored Wolf
Aug 27, 2011 Amber Colored Wolf rated it it was amazing
It took me forever to finish this book, probably almost a year but that should in no one be a testament to the quality of this piece.

This collection of short stories is probably one of my favorite Trek books I have ever read. Not only because it finally covers what I have been wishing for since watching the last few seasons of Deep Space Nine, namely an explanation of what every other crew and character we love was doing during the war. It's also so ridiculously well-written by the masters of S
Aug 31, 2013 Mark rated it it was ok
Star Trek: Tales of the Dominion War
Edited by Keith R. A. Decandido
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published In: New York City, NY, USA
Date: 2004
Pgs: 370

The Dominion War. Here are the untold tales beyond and within Deep Space Nine: from Klingon space to the Romulan Star Empire, from Betazed falling under occupation to a time space rift, from the Original Series to Deep Space Nine.

What Dreams May Come - Michael Jan Friedman
Night of the Vulture - Greg Cox
The Ceremony of Innocence is Drowned - Keit
Nathan Burgoine
Jan 01, 2013 Nathan Burgoine rated it liked it
Basically, this was a collection of short stories that filled in some of the blanks during the Dominion War, which we saw from a totally DS9 point of view. Some of the various stories were quite good, some not-so-much (always the case with short story collections), and, to be honest, a whole lot of these filled in gaps which were already known (ie: the attack on Betazed story was good, but we already knew everything that had happened - we merely got to read it in detail). I would have been happi ...more
Nov 13, 2011 Patrick rated it it was ok
Tales of the Dominion War is an excellent concept marred by spotty execution. Some of the stories, such as "The Ceremony of Innocence Is Drowned" by Keith R.A. DeCandido (who also serves as editor), are very well written and fill in gaps in the overall television series storyline (in this particular case, the invasion of Betazed). Others, such as "Eleven Hours Out" by Dave Galanter take a good idea (the Breen sneak attack on Earth and the Enterprise's role in the war) and ruin it with truly horr ...more
May 24, 2014 Nightwarp rated it liked it
The book dives into, what did other notable character of the universe did duringt he war, from Doctor Mcoy, to Shinzon. Its a bit unequal from very short story to very long ones. Still a worthy read for the fans
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May 10, 2008 Kristen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Star Trek fans of every series, TV or book-only
For those who aren't clear from the book's description, almost all of the short stories in this book take place during the Dominion War. There is one story that has a frame that takes place many years later.

With few exceptions, I enjoyed these stories, even for the series I wasn't familiar with -- New Frontiers and the S.C.E. e-books. I think there's something here for Trek fans of almost any or every flavor. In particular, if you're a DS9 fan who was not put off by the longer story-arcs of the
May 26, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
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This collection of short stories details events that occurred behind the scenes of the Dominion War as it was chronicled during the last two seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Characters from every Star Tek series except Voyager make an appearance, as do original characters from various Star Trek novels. Overall, it’s a welcome addition to the Star Trek universe. Stories that stand out are Blood Sacrifice, Mirror Eyes, and Twilight’s Wrath. Also included is a timeline by editor Keith R. A. D ...more
May 04, 2015 John rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek
A good overview of the Dominion war
Aug 26, 2009 Chelsea rated it liked it
Pretty good collections of short stories that give the reader glimpses of what else was going on during the Dominion War, other than what we saw on TV. Interestingly, it includes a lot of novels as part of the Star Trek canon. Guess I'm just not used to that idea, but not opposed, as there is some damn fine writing there.

If you want to get all nostalgic about DS9 and 'the good old days' of Trek,I recommend it.
Chris Davies
May 31, 2011 Chris Davies rated it it was amazing
A collection of stories from the Dominion War which dominated later seasons of DS9 but the other parts of the Star Trek universe are mainly featured here, answering the question many had... what was the likes of Picard doing during the war. None of the stories were poor, some were better than others but the obverall standard was very high.
Dec 02, 2011 Abby rated it liked it
Recommended to Abby by: DS9
Many of my Trek authors take on odd bits and little known pieces of the Dominion War. I am re-watching DS9 so this was appealing. I really liked a few. Liked some and was meh on others. Funny that I haven't read a Trek book in years but I could still pick out the styles of some of my old favorites.
Feb 09, 2013 Marianne rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Two wonderfully entertaining stories: Blood Sacrifice by Sherman & Shwartz and Mirror Eyes by Jarman & Lang. The other stories were so so. 5 stars for the two stories but the book itself is a 3.
Aug 08, 2012 Dimitri marked it as abandoned
The writing made me cringe several times and never really got me excited. Maybe will come back from time to time to read a story one at a time, but I have no goals for finishing it.
Jul 30, 2010 Carlissa marked it as not-finished
Shelves: ebooks
I read a few of this collection of short stories, but I'm not much of a fan of short stories. Just about the time I get into the story, it over! I may get back to someday.
Mar 21, 2008 SixBeforeLunch rated it it was amazing
Great collection of short stories set during one of the best overall story arcs of the Star Trek universe.
Jun 01, 2011 Zeph is currently reading it
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Introduction has me hooked. Independent yet well-thought analysis.
May 27, 2009 C rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-trek
A mix, most stories mediocre.
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