'The Lives Of Dax' Features

By Christian
April 17, 2000 - 11:11 PM

Over at the Starfleet Journal, Heather Jarman has put up a review of the recent Pocket Books anthology 'The Lives of Dax'. Heather very much liked the book:

I'll admit, I wasn't sure what to expect going into The Lives of Dax. Trek fiction isn't often known for its grace of storytelling or depth of characterization, and while I always liked Dax, I wasn't absolutely dying to learn more about the Trill. But from the moment I read "Second star to the right," one of two Ezri tales that bookend this collection, I was hooked

As Palmieri points out in his introduction, "Dax is a living anthology3/4 a collection of stories," so this format is really the perfect way to look at this fascinating character. Each author brings a particular voice to their chapter, giving each host a uniqueness I think would have been difficult to achieve if this were all done by one author. The writing throughout the collection is of the highest caliber. I could single out particular stories as favorites, but to tell the truth these tales speak to me in different ways, according to my mood and how I approach them.

To accompany the review, she's also put up an interview with Jeffrey Lang, author of the 'Dead Man's Hand' story in the anthology, talking about how he became a Star Trek fan, writing, and SF in general. Click here for the interview, or here for the review!

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