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Revelation and Dust is a novel from author David R. George III. It is the first of five novels making up the Star Trek: The Fall miniseries which centers around the Federation and the Typhon Pact. The focus of the novel is the new Deep Space 9 becoming operational and an event that will shake the people of the Federation.

DescriptionEdit

Welcome to the new Deep Space Nine
After the destruction of the original space station by a rogue faction of the Typhon Pact, Miles O'Brien and Nog have led the Starfleet Corps of Engineers in designing and constructing a larger, more advanced starbase in the Bajoran system. Now, as familiar faces such as Benjamin Sisko, Kasidy Yates, Ezri Dax, Odo, and Quark arrive at the new station, Captain Ro Laren will host various heads of state to an impressive dedication ceremony. The dignitaries include not only the leaders of allies—such as Klingon Chancellor Martok, Ferengi Grand Nagus Rom, the Cardassian castellan, and the Bajoran first minister—but also those of rival powers, such as the Romulan praetor and the Gorn imperator. But as Ro's crew prepares to open DS9 to the entire Bajor Sector and beyond, disaster looms. A faction has already set in action a shocking plan that, if successful, will shake the Alpha and Beta Quadrants to the core.
And what of Kira Nerys, lost aboard a runabout when the Bajoran wormhole collapsed? In the two years that have passed during construction of the new Deep Space 9, there have been no indications that the Celestial Temple, the Prophets, or Kira have survived. But since Ben Sisko once learned that the wormhole aliens exist nonlinearly in time, what does that mean with respect to their fate, or that of the wormhole... or of Kira herself?

SummaryEdit

The Federation is preparing for the launch of the new Deep Space 9, which is to be attended by the leaders of several Alpha Quadrant powers. The Robinson and Aventine are also on station, allowing Sisko and Ezri to join their former crewmates. A problem arises when the Cardassian castellan Rakena Garan is forced to leave the station prior to the dedication ceremony to deal with unrest caused by the extremist group Cardassia First, leaving Lustrate Enevek Vorat to deputise. Meanwhile, Federation President Bacco has Sisko arrange a meeting with Odo, who is asked to aid with the examination of a substance that may be an infant Changeling.

However, during the dedication ceremony, President Bacco is assassinated. Enkar Sirsy, the aide of Bajoran First Minister Asarem Wadeen, is discovered unconscious in the booth where the fatal shots were fired and claims not to remember what happened. Initially, all the evidence points to her guilt but Asarem stands by her. When an attempt is made to poison Enkar, a subcutaneous device is found which suggests that she has been framed by the Tzenkethi.

Meanwhile, in the Celestial Temple, Kira receives a vision where she sees herself as Keev Anora, a member of a terrorist group in what appears to be Bajor's past freeing Bajora slaves from the oppressive Aleira. She is suspicious of Altek Dans, an Aleira who joins her cell, but eventually starts a relationship with him.

The wormhole abruptly opens and releases a Tear of the Prophets, which when beamed aboard Deep Space 9 discharges Altek. Meanwhile, another orb deposits Kira with the believed dead Taran'atar.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

Leonard James AkaarAleco VelAltek DansAnsargAsarem WadeenTalin AslanyanNanietta BaccoJulian BashirVentor BixxBenaJefferson BlackmerBroikPascal BoudreauxSamaritan BowersJohn CandlewoodCardokCawlder LosorCawlder VinikCenn DescaJan CollinsDamas HaylAmélie d'ArnaudEzri DaxOlivia DellasantSarina DouglasKay EatonEnkar SirsyEtana KolMagdalena FersonAlicia FlynnFroolRakena GaranGrimpBarry HerriotJennica LinEdgardo JuarezGell KamemorKeev AnoraKira NerysLeetaMikaela LeishmanMartokM'PellaNogKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienOdoAshanté PhiriQuarkEd RadickeyRaiqRanga HoonSherman RavidRenet LosigResten AhleenKrissten RichterRo LarenRomBenny RussellBenjamin SiskoRebecca Jae SiskoZivan SlaineSozzerozsWheeler StinsonSynder NogarTaran'atarPrynn TenmeiOnar ThrokT'LuneTreirElias VaughnVeralla SilRen Kalanent VissEnevek VoratPatrycja WalenistaKasidy YatesZirk
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Ferdinand AbejoJas AbrikAçero KyneActo ViriJerot AfraneAgrehoMasoud AhzedAkorem LaanRey AlfonzoAlden AllardAzeni KorenaOtto von BismarckBrathawRa'ch B'ullhyHamish CollinsJeannette ChaoCurzon DaxJadzia DaxGregory DesjardinsElent DorsonVic FontaineElim GarakAlon GhemorIliana GhemorIliana Ghemor (mirror)GintGrenta SorHatram NabirHetikIshan AnjarItuValeska KnezoKrim AldosLaasShanradeskel ch'LarnCathy LingAkellen MacetLuis García MárquezPhillipa MatthiasMoonMornJang Si NaranKirayoshi O'BrienMolly O'BrienOhaluPardshayJean-Luc PicardEsperanza PinieroPralon OnalaDelinia PhloxMichelle RobinsonRotan'talagEleg RwattSalan RalAida SelznerJason SenkowskiJake SiskoSimon TarsesEvek TemetJasmine TeyUtelnValinarWeyounKornelius YatesMin Zife
Prophets
DelaneyDenoray LunasLocutusOpaka SulanJean-Luc PicardJake SiskoJennifer SiskoStorilTamamotaHranok Zar

LocationsEdit

Alpha QuadrantB'hava'elBajorBajoran systemBajoran wormholeBaraddoCow Hollow • "Crown of Bajor" • Deep Space 9 (II) (Frontier-class) • Denorios BeltDernaElestan RiverEndallaHubJoradellMemorial DeckMerzang MountainsNanietta Bacco ParkObservation GalleryPlazaQuark's (II)San FranciscoSector GeneralSenha RivertheatreVanadwan Monastery
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Alavanu GreenAllamegrasAljuliAlpha Centauri colonyAshallaBajoran Planetary Operations CenterBajoran Space CentralBella's ConfectionsCafé ParisienneCardassiaCardassia CityCemetCestus IIIClarus IVComm Station Eta ThreeDeep Space 9/Terok Nor (Nor-class) • EarthFerenginarGamma QuadrantGilgo BeachGrand Avenue of LightsGreat AssemblyHelaspont StationKendra ProvinceKi BaratanLiberty CourtPalais de la ConcordeParisPotrero Hill Medical CenterQuark'sQuark's (Aljuli)RomulusSauriaShavallaSidauStarbase 189Tarlak SectorUtopia Planitia Fleet YardsVenetan Trading Station Outpost V-4Ver'laht

StarshipsEdit

USS Aventine (Vesta-class) • BMV-1 (Bajoran transport) • USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • USS Glyrhond (Danube-class) • Jorrene (Cardassian Battle cruiser) • USS Robinson (Galaxy-class) • USS Rubicon (Danube-class) • S'persson (Gorn leviathanIKS Sword of Kahless (Negh'Var-class) • CDS Trager (Galor-class) • IRW Tranome SarIRW VetruvisExcelsior-class
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Bajoran lightshipEmerald-class (Tholian juggernaut) • USS Enterprise-DUSS New YorkUSS NileUSS NovaUSS SaratogaWealthUSS Wyoming

Races and culturesEdit

AlonisAscendantBajoranBolianCapellanCardassianChangelingFerengiGornHumanJem'HadarKlingonProphetRomulanTellariteTrillVulcan
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AndorianBorgBoslicBreenEav'oqTholianTzenkethiQuistVenetanVortaVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

AleiraBajoraCardassian GuardCardassian UnionFederation Diplomatic CorpsFerengi AllianceGildGorn HegemonyKhitomer AccordsKlingon EmpireStarfleetStarfleet AcademyStarfleet Corps of EngineersStarfleet CommandTyphon PactUnited Federation of PlanetsYan-Isleth
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Adarak CellarsBajoran MilitiaBreen ConfederacyCardassia FirstCestus CometsDominionFerengi Commerce AuthorityGreat LinkHundredInterstellar Agricultural Aid CommissionPennington SchoolPike City PioneersSection 31Starfleet Judge Advocate GeneralStarfleet Research and DevelopmentStarfleet TacticalUniversity of Ashalla

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainCastellan of the Cardassian UnionchiefcoloneldalinEmissary of the ProphetsFirst Minister of the Republic of Bajorkailieutenantlieutenant commanderlustratevedek

Other referencesEdit

Anthem of the United Federation of PlanetsantimonyatriumBajor at Peacebariumbaseballbaseball batBattle of Wolf 359benzodiazepineBorg Invasion of 2381bridgebulkheadCelestial TempleChiraltan teacobaltconnDenebian slime devildiburniumDominion WarFerengi Rule of Acquisitionfusion reactorgrolanda stewhara cathologramjazzjumja teakatterpodkava fruitkava rootKhitomer Accordskrelo bearlife supportLissepian Lotterymapa breadmilaberry biscuitmoba fruitOccupation of BajorOrb of DestinyOrb of the Prophetspagh'tem'farphaserphaser bankpylchykpooncheeneequantum slipstreamquantum torpedoraktajinoreplicatorRules of Acquisitionself-sealing stemboltsensor arraysensor platformshield generatorspringwineThe Stars Within Reachstockadetachyon detection gridtachyon eddyTarkalean hawkTear of DestinytricobaltturboliftTzenkethi WarviewscreenWhen the Prophets Cried

ChronologyEdit

2377
2379

AppendicesEdit

TimelineEdit

  • Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise are said to be on Cardassia, a reference to the events of the next Star Trek: The Fall novel, The Crimson Shadow.

Production historyEdit

Published Order
Previous novel:
first in series
Star Trek: The Fall Next novel:
The Crimson Shadow
Previous story:
Allegiance in Exile
Stories by:
David R. George III
Next story:
One Constant Star

AppendicesEdit

Background informationEdit

  • The first working title for this novel was Time and Revelation. It was later changed to Revelations and Dust before dropping the pluralization of Revelation for the final title.

Related storiesEdit

Star Trek: The Fall
Revelation and DustThe Crimson ShadowA Ceremony of LossesThe Poisoned ChalicePeaceable Kingdoms
Star Trek: Typhon Pact
Zero Sum GameSeize the FireRough Beasts of EmpirePaths of DisharmonyThe Struggle Within‎Plagues of NightRaise the DawnBrinkmanship
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories
Novels A Stitch in TimeAvatar, Book One & TwoAbyssDemons of Air and DarknessTwilightThis Gray SpiritCathedralLesser EvilRising SonThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book One & TwoUnity • "Cardassia: The Lotus Flower" • "Andor: Paradigm" • "Trill: Unjoined" • "Bajor: Fragments and Omens" • "Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed" • "The Dominion: Olympus Descending" • WarpathFearful SymmetryThe Soul KeyThe Never-Ending SacrificeZero Sum GameRough Beasts of EmpirePlagues of NightRaise the DawnRevelation and DustA Ceremony of Losses
Miniseries and anthologies The Lives of DaxDivided We FallMission GammaWorlds of Deep Space Nine (Volume One, Two & Three)
Short stories and novellas "Horn and Ivory" • "The Officers' Club"
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas

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