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Das Finale der "8. Staffel"!

Premierminister Shakaars Ermordung am Vorabend von Bajors Aufnahme in die Föderation stürzte den Planeten und die Station Deep Space 9 ins Chaos. Zur gleichen Zeit steht das religiös gespaltene bajoranische Volk vor einem theologischen Wandel - dessen Last auf den Schultern von Kira Nerys ruht.

Und endlich kehrt die Mannschaft des Raumschiffes De
Paperback, 351 pages
Published May 2012 by Amigo Grafik (cross cult) (first published November 2003)
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Donald Hi Jen the Avatar books are thought of as DS9 Season 8 and make more sense when you read the series in order I would say that you could skip ahead to …moreHi Jen the Avatar books are thought of as DS9 Season 8 and make more sense when you read the series in order I would say that you could skip ahead to Unity but a number of plot threads are covered in this book - to be honest I would read the earlier ones to get the full story especially around Bajor's admittance to the Federation and the fallout of a certain event but you should be ok to read this on it's own.

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Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There were moments that were ok, others that I loved. Was not really into the whole parasite plot but was invested more in each character's personal journey (which I found some to be very touching). Still, this is a solid entry into the deep space nine books, with surprise appearances. It's ending was very fitting.
Daniel Kukwa
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is certainly not a book to come to cold, especially if you are unfamiliar with the continuation of the story of "Deep Space Nine", following the events of the series finale on television. That said, those Trekkies who haven't read all the post-Ds9 finale novels are helped by a wonderful "previously on Ds9" timeline at the beginning of the novel. As for the story itself, it certainly has a massive amount of plot sitting on its shoulders...but by the halfway mark of the book, the story is suc ...more
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exhilarating "season finale" to the post-canon "season 8" books. Provided emotionally satisfying closure for character arcs. Tied up all the politics plot threads in a heart-racing conclusion -- I stayed up way past my bedtime captivated by the twists and excitement. I enjoyed that Trill more world-building, though I admit that I expected a deeper conspiracy with the Trill government and the parasites, so that was a bit of a letdown. Overall an excellent bookend to Avatar 1/2.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 ½ stars. I really, really liked this novel. The story with the parasites wanting to take over and have their way was a perfect example of a kind of a story that I would like. I like the mystery of it all. We don't really know all that much about these parasites to begin with, and they're really creepy. A few people from Trill has a bit more knowledge, though, which is interesting in itself. What is the connection there?

Unofficially. Ezri felt a trace of disdain for the leaders of her homeworld
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Review forthcoming
Okay, so the final episode of Deep Space Nine - should we just watch it real quick? We can't, because it makes me cry. And, honestly, every time these books have called back to that final shot things have turned sniffly around here. I don't mean that the show doesn't stick its landing, or anything, only that it sticks the landing by making you very upset. And these relaunch novels have been, in a way, a reply to that finale, to the final shot of Kira and Jake looking out the windows - even think ...more
Shawn Payne
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent read and a great way to open up dialogue about today's closed mindedness about religion and different ways to view the same faith.
Crystal Bensley
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyones back! Awesome end to season 8!
Probably more like a 2.5 read and maybe some of that is on me rather than the author. Maybe if I had read this way back when it was first published I'd have enjoyed it more. I also get the feeling there was a series by Perry for DS9 because there are characters in this I don't recognize but obviously the reader is expected to. that said, maybe they were in the last season of the show that I was unable to watch for reasons I don't remember 20 years later (yikes).

Let me start with what I really li
Jim Fulner
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perry really is a great author for this type of work. Her Prologue is a great short (>20 pages) summary of everything that has happened in the DS9 relaunch story thus far. This allows anyone to pick up at this point, and actually clarified some events for me (I've been reading them in order of release, but the events of Left Hand of Destiny actually occur before the events in Stitch in Time, not right before Unity). returnreturnHer transitioning between characters points of views and subplots is ...more
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very satisfactory conclusion to the sequence of stories that started with Avatar. An old enemy, one we met in the Next Generation episodes, has found it's way to Bajor and seems intent on using that planet to destroy Trill. Life on DS9 is even more fraught than usual as the scientists in the crew struggle to find ways to identify who is infected with the deadly parasite and how to cure them. They discover the creatures are controlled telepathically by a 'queen' that's hiding in Bajor's most impo ...more
I skipped over the gamma books and found this as an easy return to the ds9 novels. Not perfect but very enjoyable and smooth reading. That said, boy do i hate the Shar story. Maybe its just a personal preference but i had to skip the Shar parts as they were incredibly boring
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full and proper review to follow but this book was mainly sublime, as well as a brilliant reminder to long term fans of what made the show so special in the first place.
Rob Powell
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing addition to DS9 reboot, must read for any DS9 fan!
Kyle Sullivan
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The DS9 Relaunch has been exceptional. The best I've read in Trek books. And it has made me miss DS9 terribly. THIS should have been season 8.
Christina Farr-Thompson
Wow! This is how the mythical season 8 should have ended. Amazing book! Many surprises especially toward the end! Great book!!
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent conclusion to all the major plot arcs that began with the post-Season 7 launch of the DS9 novels.
Shane Amazon
Jul 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm always a little worried going into a Star Trek book because I'm not always sure which kind of Star Trek book I'm going to find. Will I find a book primarily driven by chapter after chapter of character development or am I going to find a book full of chapter after chapter of suspense and drama. Here in Unity, I think found a good balance of both, but for everything I like about the book there are a few things I don't.

First and foremost, Unity is a book driven by the author's understanding o
Greg Molumby
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The DS9 Relaunch both pioneered and showed how a multi-book storyline (vs. single episodic novels) could work well, and with the other series adopting the same model and the Trek verse solidifying into a unified timeline and story line, it has never been a better time to be a Trek fan--even though I'm about 13 years behind! Nevertheless, thirteen years after publication of this book, I now ask myself, why did I wait so long to read it? Or rather, why did I put off gathering and reading these vol ...more
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Think of this as a season finale of the Deep Space Nine relaunch complete with the return of old cast memnbers. This book continues the story started in the previous novel, which, in turn, blended DS9's relaunch with a Next Generation episode called "Conspiracy" that featured parasites that can hijack a host body. Unity dives deeper into the parasitic invasion and uncovers more about where they come from. Some of the topics discussed reference earlier books in the relaunch, but the reader doesn' ...more
Derek Oberg
I liked this one. It's pretty obvious by the cover that this book is the inevitable return of Benjamin Sisko. I've been dreading it a little bit. Not beacuse I dislike Sisko in any way (I actually REALLY like him), but because getting rid of him at the end of the series was a huge sacrifice and a big risk to take and I felt like it needed to percolate a little bit before they hit the reboot button and everything goes back to normal.

I'm glad, at least, that there IS no going back to normal now. B
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Unity by S. D. Perry Unity marks the end of the first act of the DS9-relaunch - and a jump-in point for new readers because most of the prominent storylines of this first act reach a conclusion here. I'm admittedly one of the latter, not having read the Mission Gamma books or Rising Son. But apparently the editors counted on that and for once included a neat "Previously on..."-section at the beginning of this novel, summarizing what happened so far. However, while the ...more
John Carter McKnight
"Unity" wraps up the "Season 8" of DS9 novels, doing an excellent job of continuing the feel of the series at its best and juggling a huge number of subplots. Each gets their due in a way much less frustrating than most multiple-plot novels: none are too tedious or too compelling to interfere with the switching off.

Not too spoilerish to say there's a happy ending, a nice counterpoint to the very bittersweet ending of the actual series. There are a number of very nice little character touches, l
David Agranoff
I have read all three of SD Perry's DS9 novels and now realize that I missed some connecting stories in between. I think the editors over at S and S were considering themselves to be writing a 8th season of the show. If you think of her Avatar book one and two as season openers then this is the season finale.

While this novel spends alot of time reviewing the events that have taken place in the new timeline. In some ways the story does really move forward until half way in, there is way too much
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Author S. D. Perry has crafted a terrific conclusion to the opening chapter of Pocket Books continuation of the DS9 saga. At least, I hope it’s just the opening chapter. In this novel, we get a summary of the DS9 relaunch, and many loose ends are tied up. While there is sort of a whirlwind feel to the entire narrative, I was left wanting to know what happens next. That’s good, right?

This book was published in hardcover by Pocket Books.
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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As with any good "season finale," Unity feels like an end, but also a new beginning. Circumstances aboard DS9 have changed forever, and things will never be the same again. However, as stated at the end of the novel, "THE SAGA OF DEEP SPACE NINE WILL CONTINUE." Very welcome words as I continue through this re-read of the wonderful Deep Space Nine post-series novels.

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Aug 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall well-written, on the upper end of the fanfic range. While it does have a few of the problems common to fanfic - most notably a tendency to gloss over character-defining moments in favor of skipping to the action - it is overall well done, with a fairly good understanding of the canon. As it IS fanfic, the pairings go thusly: Kira/Odo, Bashir/Ezri (sortof), and Ro Laren/Quark, with Garak/Ziyal implied.
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The conclusion to this book season of DS9. Every thread is tied up quite well. You really have to read the other books to enjoy this. The parasite invasion reaches its conclusion, Kassidy is getting to ready to give birth, and Sisko returns. This is a really good quick moving plot that would have been brilliant on TV. All the characters have progression, and you really care about them. Even the new ones. A really, really good read.
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SD Perry (Stephani Danelle, by the way, though she prefers SD or Danelle) has been writing novelizations and tie-ins for most of her adult life. Best known for her work in the shared multiverses of Resident Evil, Star Trek, and Aliens, SD is a horror nerd and an introvert. Her father is acclaimed science fiction author Steve Perry. SD lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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