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The duology Avatar was the official start of the series, marked by the first appearance of the modified Star Trek: Deep Space Nine title text, which has appeared on all relaunch titles since. The novel A Stitch in Time and anthology The Lives of Dax were retroactively added into the relaunch, with the latter being reprinted with the new relaunch DS9 title text.
Alongside DS9 books, the SCE series occurs over the same time period and has had a number of crossovers, as does the TNG duology Maximum Warp. The relaunch also includes books in the cross-series Section 31 and Gateways miniseries'
In 2007, Twist of Faith, an omnibus of the first four relaunch novels and the short story from What Lay Beyond (Avatar, Book One and Book Two, Abyss, Demons of Air and Darkness and "Horn and Ivory") was published. And in 2008, These Haunted Seas, an omnibus of the first two Mission Gamma novels was released.
Due to changes and movements in characters at the conclusion of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV series many of the established characters take on new roles, and are supplemented by several new regular and supporting characters. Kira Nerys (a Starfleet captain as of Unity) now commands the station. The new first officer is Elias Vaughn, a Human of over-hundred years with a rich and mysterious past working for Starfleet Intelligence. The station's new chief of security is Ro Laren (from Star Trek: The Next Generation) and the new tactical officer is Sam Bowers. Julian Bashir continues to serve as the chief medical officer, joined by Doctor Simon Tarses and Counselor Phillipa Matthias. Ezri Dax transfers to the command track, Andorian Thirishar ch'Thane is the new science officer and Nog replaced Miles O'Brien as chief engineer. On the USS Defiant Prynn Tenmei takes the conn officer position.
On the promenade, Quark continues to operate his combination bar and Ferengi embassy to Bajor upon the planet's admission to the Federation, and manages to recruit the Orion Treir to work as a dabo girl. The station also plays host to Taran'atar, a Jem'Hadar envoy sent by Odo to learn about the Alpha Quadrant cultures.
On Bajor, the Sisko family grows as Kasidy Yates and Benjamin Sisko raise their new daughter Rebecca Jae Sisko, while Jake Sisko settles down to married life with his wife Azeni Korena. The Bajoran faith is frequently explored in the characters of Vedek Yevir Linjarin and former Kai Opaka Sulan and the Cardassians are given a friendly face in the form of Akellen Macet.
The following is the published order of works in the series, which (with the exception of the comics) is also the suggested reading order as indicated by the editor Marco Palmieri:
- A Stitch in Time
- April: Avatar, Book One and Book Two
- Rising Son (Runs from end of Avatar to end of Lesser Evil)
- Abyss (Two weeks after Avatar)
- Demons of Air and Darkness
- "Horn and Ivory"
- Late-May: Twilight: Part I
- Divided We Fall
- Mid-June: Twilight: Parts I-V
- This Gray Spirit
- Mid-August: Lesser Evil
- September: Unity
- "Trill: Unjoined"
- Framing story: "The Officers' Club"
- October 24-25: "Bajor: Fragments and Omens"
- November 1-10: "Andor: Paradigm"
- November 17-22: "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed"
- Early-December: "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower"
- December 16-31: "The Dominion: Olympus Descending"
- December 29 - January 2: Warpath
More extensive timelines for the series can be found in several of the books: Avatar, Book One includes a chronology of events in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine leading up to the beginning of the book. Unity continues that chronology through the events of all the relaunch books prior to that novel. Most recently, Worlds of Deep Space Nine: Volume Three includes a chronology putting the events of the Worlds of Deep Space Nine miniseries in chronological order.
- Star Trek: Terok Nor (Deep Space Nine prequel trilogy) - Takes place before and during the Occupation of Bajor. Features the history and background of the Oralian Way. Also contains appearances by Elias Vaughn, Ro Laren and other characters and storylines important to and featured in the Relaunch.
- The Brave and the Bold, Book Two: "The Final Artifact" (cross-series duology) - Features appearances by Elias Vaughn and Kira Nerys. Takes place in between parts one and two of Mission Gamma: Twilight.
- Maximum Warp (TNG duology) - Features a cameo appearance of the USS Defiant under command of Tiris Jast, set prior to Avatar.
- Gateways (cross-series miniseries) - The wider story of the Gateways crisis as seen in the relaunch novel Demons of Air and Darkness is told in the rest of the Gateways novels.
- "The Calling", by Andrew J. Robinson (from the DS9 anthology Prophecy and Change) - A follow-up short story taking place after the events of A Stitch in Time and the stage play "The Dream Box", both of which follow the story of Garak beyond the events of the television series.
- Starfleet Corps of Engineers - The CoE series takes place in the same time frame as the DS9 relaunch and there have been a number of crossovers and cameos:
- Cold Fusion, by Keith R.A. DeCandido - Set just after Avatar, features Nog and the operation to secure Empok Nor.
- Aftermath, by Christopher L. Bennett - Features Miles O'Brien on Earth prior to his appearance in Unity.
- Malefictorum, by Terri Osborne - Guest stars Kira Nerys, Quark, Ro Laren and Treir
- Lost Time, by Ilsa J. Bick - Guest stars Kira Nerys, Elias Vaughn, Ezri Dax, Nog and Elim Garak. Set one year after Cold Fusion.
- Wounds, Book 1 and Book 2, by Ilsa J. Bick - Guest stars Dr Julian Bashir. Set just after "Trill: Unjoined".
- "Saturn's Children", by Sarah Shaw (from the Mirror Universe anthology: Obsidian Alliances) - Features the Mirror Universe characters and situation as last seen in "The Emperor's New Cloak" and bridges between the timeframe of that episode and the novel "Warpath".
- "A Terrible Beauty", by Jim Johnson (from the Mirror Universe anthology: Shards and Shadows) - Set in the Mirror Universe two weeks after Saturn's Children, shows Keiko Ishikawa's life from working in the Alliance mines, to escaping to Terok Nor and meeting Miles O'Brien.
- "The Officers' Club", by Heather Jarman (from the Tales from the Captain's Table anthology) - This story takes place between the Trill: Unjoined and Bajor: Fragments and Omens segments of the Worlds of Deep Space Nine: Volume Two and features Benjamin Sisko accompanying the newly promoted Captain Kira Nerys to the supernatural bar The Captain's Table.
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