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Deep Space Nine to Return...

By Amy
November 7, 2000 - 6:38 AM

Pocket books editor, Marco Palmieri, recently announced to Cinescape's Gregory Norris and Laura Van Vleet that there will be a new series of novels continuing the Deep Space Nine saga. Opening in May of 2001 with two-parter 'Avatar'', by S. D. Perry, the new series is set about three months after the departure of Sisko, O'Brien, Worf and Odo in the finale and will focus on the new crew of the Deep Space station, all of whom will be from a different race.

Book three and four in the series have also been announced, with 'Abyss' by former DS9 executive story editor, David Weddle, which will involved Section 31 and 'Demons of Air and Darkness' by Keith DeCandido. Also in the works is another two-parter by J. G. Hertzler (General Martok), which "concerns the trouble Martok and Worf encounter when they return to the Klingon Empire following the end of the Dominion War".

Palmieri, who has already planned the next two years' worth of DS9 novels, has said that "Paramount is giving me a lot of creative freedom in letting the story evolve from where it left off on TV" and, in a move that will no doubt please many fans, disabled the re-set button, planning to "[build] into them an interior continuity where one book will lead into the next."

For the original report, please click here and visit Cinescape.

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