For other uses, see Emissary.

Benjamin Sisko and his new crew take control of a former Cardassian space station and make a discovery that will change the galaxy.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

From the front cover:

The extraordinary novel, based on the blockbuster pilot episode for the exciting new television series!

From the back cover:

It's been over twenty-five years since the original STAR TREK television series debuted on network television—and today, the universe first seen in that show is more popular than ever. STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY was a huge box-office hit, and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION is now entering its sixth incredible season as the most popular hour of syndicated entertainment on television.
Now comes DEEP SPACE NINE, a thrilling new addition to the STAR TREK universe. Commanded by an embittered Starfleet officer and populated by a myriad of exotic aliens, the mysterious space station known as Deep Space Nine hovers on the edge of a wormhole, a doorway that leads to the galaxy's furthest reaches—and beyond.


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Samuel ClemensDaroDax (symbiont)Ty CobbGarciaJ.P. HansonMaria HuxleyWill KaydenLamersonLindMacetBenjamin MaxwellMeierRobert PicardRendellJoseph SiskoTalunoDeanna TroiTsaoVolodzhe


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USS Bellerophon (Nebula-class) • USS Bonestell (Oberth-class) • Borg cubeUSS Cochrane (Oberth-class) • USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • Galor-classUSS Ganges (Danube-class) • USS Melbourne (Excelsior-class) • USS Rio Grande (Danube-class) • USS Saratoga (Miranda-class) • USS Yamaguchi (Ambassador-class) • USS Yangtzee Kiang (Danube-class)
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Class VI starshipUSS GageUSS KyushuUSS PhoenixUSS RutledgeUSS Tolstoi

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaBajoran Provisional GovernmentBorg CollectiveCardassian 7th OrderCardassian GuardCardassian UnionStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran ResistanceCardassian 4th OrderChicago CubsStarfleet AcademyStarfleet CommandStarfleet MedicalStarfleet Medical AcademyVasteras University


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Background informationEdit

  • This is the first numbered novel of Pocket's Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series of novels.The audiobook of this episode and novelization was read by Nana Visitor.
  • This novelization was written using Michael Piller's initial episode teleplay. The initial teleplay included story elements that did not figure into the aired version of "Emissary" but were presented in later episodes of the first season, most notably in the episode "A Man Alone".
  • A deleted or unfilmed scene saw Sisko talking to the university chancellor, who mentioned that the house on Moravian Lane he asked about was available. Moravian Lane was later mentioned in the DS9 novel Inferno.

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