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(Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #18)

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  265 ratings  ·  18 reviews
When the Borg destroyed the U.S.S. Saratoga at Wolf 359, killing Captain Sisko's beloved wife, one chapter in his life came to a tragic end. Now painful memories are reawakened when the U.S.S. Defiant carries the survivors of the "Saratoga" to an important Starfleet ceremony. But Sisko's bittersweet reunion with his old crewmates is cut short when an unexpected malfunction ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 275 pages
Published November 1996 by Pocket Books
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Dec 07, 2007 rated it did not like it
I couldn't believe when I started to read this novel. It was just the same storyline than in "Reunion"( see review here ) from the book line of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I knew that it was the same author but I was expecting some kind of different story but when I started to read the book, it was once again on a reunion of a former crew, this time from the U.S.S. Saratoga where Benjamin Sisko was the First Officer, and yet once again a murderer in the loose who was killing one by one, the ...more
Mar 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
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Nov 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Das war ein dermaßen schlechter Roman! ich verstehe nicht, wie der an den Lektoren vorbei gekommen ist... die Charaktere waren völlig anders als in der Serie. star fleet feuert nie den ersten Schuss ab -aber hier tun sie es, aus einer vermutung heraus, angegriffen zu werden-dabei haben sie vorher einen Notruf abgesetzt! leider ein ganz schlechtes, langweiliges, ätzendes buch!
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Jednoduchý prvoplánový příběh s chybami zkloubený s špatným překladem s chybami. Ve výsledku jsem byl rád, že je kniha tak krátká.
Shane Amazon
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Although the main story in the book focuses on the events of Sisko escorting his old crew mates to the launching of the new Saratoga I found the story of Odo and Quark a much more entertaining read. Let me first address the Sisko storyline.

After the events at Wolf 359, where the Borg attacked the Federation with the aid of Captain Jean-luc Picard of the USS Enterprise, and where Sisko lost his wife in the Saratoga's destruction, the old crew is brought back together to witness the launch of the
Jun 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Captain Sisko’s wife was killed along with others when they were serving on the U. S. S. Saratoga during the titanic battle with the Borg at Wolf 359. Those painful memories are reawakened when the other survivors of the battle arrive to be taken to a ceremony where a new Saratoga is being launched.
What should have been a routine journey aboard the Defiant turns potentially deadly when they inadvertently are captured in an energy nexus and the ship fails due to what is believed to be sabotage
Daniel Kukwa
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-trek
Oh, how I wish I could have enjoyed this more than I did...but there are too many obstacles in the way: (1) It's not as much of a re-run of Mr. Friedman's TNG novel "Reunion" as many believe...but part of that fact lies in the realization that it presents fait accompli characters who possess only a modicum of the depth & baggage of the old Stargazer crew; (2) the B-plot is something that reads like a left-over plot from the second season...too light & disposable for my taste, especially ...more
Jul 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 100-books, star-trek
It's an efficiently A&B plotted story. The A storyline - remember in Emissary when Sisko was still on the Saratoga when the Borg attacked and we saw the crew running around trying to abandon ship? Now we finally get to meet some of that crew! With the new Saratoga about to be christened, several of the survivors arrive at Deep Space Nine to travel together on the Defiant to the Utopia Planitia Shipyards. Meanwhile in the B storyline, Kira needs a favor from Quark, but who will help when Quar ...more
May 30, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scif-fi
There's another Star Trek novel called "Reunion" by Michael Jan Friedman with a similar plot. In Reunion, Captain Jean-Luc Picard's old shipmates from the USS Stargazer arrive on board the USS Enterprise-D. Unexplained events and sabotage have former and current crew thrown together and all of the former crew have secrets of their own. In "Saratoga", Sisko's former and current crew are thrown together and the former crew have secrets of their own. Similar premise, but IMHO, the events of "Reunio ...more
Justin Rees
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-trek
Holy Crap! This was absolutely off-the-wall fantastic. This is easily in my top three favorites, if not my favorite DS9 novel read so far. To begin, the characters are perfectly adapted to the novel and captured within the intensity of this plot. Especially Captain Sisko as he takes command as always and faces down the conspiracy at hand. Which brings me to the wonderfully written plot which weaves a conspiracy tale that avoids becoming cliched and boring. All together this is so brilliant it is ...more
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
I'm not quite sure what the purpose of putting out this book was. Sisko's days on the *Saratoga* were never talked up as somehow legendary and daring as were the adventures of Picard on the *Stargazer*. His former crewmates were rather bland (well, Zar the Bolian had a least a spark of life about him), and the big mystery of the saboteur was so contrived. And don't even get me started on the B plot....
Apr 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2014
Another okay read. Sisko reunites with former crewmates from the Saratoga, and en route to a Starfleet ceremony one of them sabotages the Defiant, putting the rest of the people on board in mortal danger. Meanwhile back on DS9, Odo gets roped into impersonating Quark to do a favour for Kira... Entertaining enough, but nothing memorable.
Andrew Beet
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
brilliant book from michael jan friedman (one of my favourite star trek authors) i liked both the a and b stories especially when Odo has to be Quark and the saboteur storyline with the defiant and Lopez being the saboteur but yes very good DS9 novel
A decent book, very much like a TV episode. Sisko's old crew get together to go to the renaming of a new Saratoga. Meanwhile Odo is helping out Kira. The characterisations are good and you can see the action.
Mar 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: startrek
Very good! Nice backstory for Sisko, with a well-done mystery and wonderfully fleshed-out characters.

C Moore
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reads precisely like a lost episode. Perhaps a few too many new characters, but great pacing and overall design.
Dec 05, 2010 rated it liked it
This book definitely grasps the feeling of the show. I was not especially impressed with the story but it made me want to watch a few episodes. Lol. =)
Apr 27, 2012 added it
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Another one I'm fairly certain I read but can't remember the details.
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Michael Jan Friedman is an author of more than seventy books of fiction and nonfiction, half of which are in the Star Trek universe. Eleven of his titles have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. Friedman has also written for network and cable television and radio, and scripted nearly 200 comic books, including his original DC superhero series, the Darkstars.

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