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Worlds of Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Volume Two (Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2)

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Within every federation and every empire, behind every hero and every villain, there are the worlds that define them. In the aftermath of Unity and in the daring tradition of Spock's World, The Final Reflection, and A Stitch in Time, the civilizations most closely tied to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine can now be experienced as never tales both sweeping and intimat
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing (first published 2005)
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This is the second of the "Worlds" series of Deep Space Nine relaunch novels. Like the first one, this is essentially two books in one. The first deals with parasite aftermath on Trill. All of the secrets surrounding the symbionts are revealed to the planet which causes social chaos. In this portion, we get to see not only how Trill is adjusting to the relationship of the symbionts and parasites, but the actual origins of the parasites. The Trill section of this book is quite vivid with the reco ...more
Beth - ;)
I enjoyed both stories in this book. Parasites from the 1st season STNG episode "Conspiracy" have returned, but are only mentioned peripherally in the first book "Trill". A security agent has assassinated Bajor's First Minister Shakaar, and Ezri Dax is recalled to Trill to testify. Rumours that the parasites are genetically close to Trill symbionts has terrorists determined to kill all the symbionts and make all Trill citizens equal. Ezri must penetrate millennia of lies and deception to re-disc ...more
Matthew Bowers
Reread. My original review simply stated: "This book gets three stars because the Bajor story is exceptional, and the Trill story is abysmal." This more or less holds true, though perhaps some further details would be helpful.

The Trill story, to be fair, isn't ABYSMAL. It's not very good; the writing is amateurish and the characters inconsistent, but ABYSMAL is a harsh word. For Mangels and Martin, it's actually one of their better efforts, though that's not saying much. The plot, which wraps up
This is 2 novellas, one based on Trill, the other on Bajor. These carry on the storyline of the new season in the books. The Trill one involves Ezri and Bashir trying to clear up the parasite fiasco. You learn a lot more about the society, and it is intriguing. I particularly liked the elite realising there was an inequality. The Bajor story just carried on the season, with Sisko being a father, Ro investigating a massacre and Jake finding himself. A very good read.
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Finished this in the wee hours of the morning. The first thing to know is that it's two novellas bound in one (which is sort of obvious from the cover), which take place in chronological order. The second thing to know is both stories are placed in direct continuity with the DS9 novel "Unity", which should probably be read first.

Writingwise...essentially this is fanfic, and it reads like fanfic (particularly the first story), where characterization is more assumed than written out, and character
Damn, this series is good. And to think I viewed them as a chore to get through. The Trill novella delves into the history of the symbionts with sequences that evoke genuine awe, and its examination of a culture divided by the revelation of bureaucratic corruption is quite compelling.

And the Bajor story has a nice story for Jake, who's being given better material in the books than he was in the series. And the number of engaging threads and characters revolving around Bajor that this short novel
Jun 26, 2009 Kristen rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: DS9 relaunch fans
There were some details that bothered me, mostly the fact that the Trill were continually refered to as "humanoid," even by the Trill themselves (when speaking of the hosts). It did keep my interest, but being part of the DS9 relaunch, you definitely need to have read some if not all of the preceeding books in the relaunch series. The plot of both stories depends very much on people and events introduced earlier. Not a bad thing by any means, given that the show did much the same thing; just som ...more
The second the the Worlds of Ds9 anthologies contains two stories. The first set on Trill follows the adventures of Ezri Dax and Julian Bashir as they uncover dark secrets from Trills distant past.

The second story takes place on Bajor. It chronicles the aftermath of Bajor's entry in to the Federation & follows the exploits of the Sisko family. Mostly on Ben settling into family life after his stay with the Prophets & Jake trying to find his place in the world

I really enjoyed catching u
The Trill part probably is closer to a 5 in my opinion, while the Bajor part closer to a 3. The description of Dax in the symbiosis pools is memorable and vivid. I also like how both stories remain part of the larger post-DS9 narratives, without losing their own unique stories. While Bajor is my favorite Trek planet, the two rather weak stories were completely disconnected and neither was particularly compelling. It was great to reconnect with the particular characters on both planets.
Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin contribute a tale about Ezri Dax and the secrets of Trill, while J. Noah Kim provides a story about Kira, the Sisko family, and Bajor. Both are intimate and fascinating. A must read if you have been following the DS9 relaunch.

Published in mass market paperback by Pocket Books.
Trill story was maliciously elongated, convoluted, and too big for the short format. Yuck.

Bajor story was small enough to fit the format and advanced the overall post-series narrative.

What an insightful review.
Nathan Burgoine
Mangels and Martin are fast becoming my favourite ST novelists. It could be the gay content, but I might be mistaken. Heh.

Should I be embarrassed that I'm reading mind candy and enjoying it so much?
This is a surprisingly lovely little novel (the latter half), stapled to something which should have been chucked straight into the bin upon arrival.
Benjamin Plume
The parasite tie-in is perfect!
liked the trill story
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Andy Mangels is an American science fiction author who has written novels, comics, and magazine articles, and produced DVD collections, mostly focusing on media in popular culture. As an openly-gay man, he has been a longtime advocate for greater visibility of gay and lesbian characters in various media, especially comics, including the coordination and moderation of the annual "Gays in Comics" pa ...more
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