Friday, June 1, 2018

Original Sin

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Gamma
Original Sin by David R. George III
Release date: September 26th 2017
Read October 10th 2017


Previous book (Deep Space Nine): Enigma Tales
Next book (Deep Space Nine): I, The Constable


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Publisher's description:
At the end of 2385, in a significant shift of its goals from military back to exploratory, Starfleet sent Captain Benjamin Sisko and the crew of the U.S.S. Robinson on an extended mission into the Gamma Quadrant. Tasked with a years-long assignment to travel unknown regions, they set out to fulfill the heart of Starfleet’s charter: to explore strange new worlds, and to seek out new life and new civilizations.

But now three months into the mission, their first contact with an alien species comes in the form of an unprovoked attack on the Robinson. With the ship’s crew suddenly incapacitated, seventy-eight of the 1,300 aboard are abducted—including Sisko’s daughter, Rebecca. But Rebecca had already been kidnapped years earlier by a Bajoran religious zealot, part of a sect believing that her birth fulfilled the prophecy of the arrival of the Infant Avatar. Does her disappearance now have anything to do with the harrowing events of the past? And for what purposes have these enemies taken Sisko’s daughter and the rest of the missing?

My thoughts:

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Final thoughts:

A fascinating novel that serves to fill in a bit of the gap in the skipped years of the Deep Space Nine relaunch, while still progressing the story forward with Captain Sisko on the USS Robinson. We learn a lot about Ben and Kassidy's daughter, Rebecca, and the story sets the stage for (hopefully) more novels to come that explore this corner of the Trek universe! 4/5.

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Next review: Q-Squared by Peter David, a favorite of mine from back in the day!