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The Long Mirage is a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel by author David R. George III, released in February 2017. The novel is a follow-up to Revelation and Dust, Sacraments of Fire and Ascendance.

Publishers descriptionEdit

More than two years have passed since the destruction of the original Deep Space 9. In that time, a brand new, state-of-the-art starbase has replaced it, commanded by Captain Ro Laren. Still, the crew and residents of the former station continue to experience the repercussions of its loss.
For instance: Quark continues his search for Morn, as the Lurian—his best customer and friend—left Bajor without a word and never returned. Quark enlists a private detective to track Morn down, and she claims to be hot on his trail. Yet the barkeep distrusts the woman he hired, and his suspicions skyrocket when she too suddenly vanishes.
At the same time, Kira Nerys emerges from a wormhole after being caught inside it when it collapsed two years earlier. She arrives on the new DS9 to discover Altek Dans already there. While inside the Celestial Temple, Kira lived a different life in Bajor’s past, where she fell in love with Altek. So why have the Prophets moved him forward in time… and why have They brought him and Kira together?

SummaryEdit

Kira returns to Deep Space 9, where Kai Pralon attempts to minimise the effect her and Altek's appearance will have on religious tensions on Bajor. Their reunion also derails Altek's romance with Ro. They both insist on joining the scientific expedition to Endalla. The fact that the moon does not exist in Altek's time adds to the theory that it was constructed. However, it is then realised that Altek comes not from the past but from a parallel present, and since the wormhole still exists in his universe, the falsework must serve another purpose.

Quark has hired a private detective, Mayereen Viray, to search for Morn. However, when Mayereen is apparently abducted during one of their conversations only to turn up again, Quark suspects she has cheated him. He heads for Mericor, accompanied by Ro, who feels guilty about abandoning their relationship. There, they locate both Morn and Mayereen just before Morn is taken into custody by Mayereen's "abductors": Two agents of Federation Security.

Nog has managed to get Vic's programme working so he and John Candlewood enter it. There, they find Vic being kidnapped by mobsters and are "shot", meaning the programme regards them as dead. Felix provides them with a back door to re-enter the programme but they only have a week to find Vic before the programme re-initialises, erasing the person he has become. With help from dabo girl Ulu Lani, they learn that Vic went guarantor for Morn's gambling debts only for the station to be destroyed before Morn could repay him. His attempts to keep himself out of financial difficulty led him to get into trouble with mobster Bugsy Calderone. Morn's crime is constructing a mobile emitter to try and get Vic out of the holosuite.

The station detects a ship en route to the wormhole from Dominion space and Odo is asked to investigate. He discovers Weyoun and Rotan'talag transporting four thousand refugees who no longer wish to live under Dominion rule.

Nog manages to pay off Vic's debt with money won from the casinos but Calderone aims to maim him as an example. Ro's group return to the station and enter the holosuite, with Ro using the mobile emitter to get Vic to safety. However, it fails to work long-term and he has to return to the programme, where he relocates to Paris.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

Deep Space 9 & USS Defiant personnel and residents
AllasarErnak gov Ansarg • Betulio BecerraVentor BixxJefferson BlackmerPascal BoudreauxJohn CandlewoodAmélie d'ArnaudGregory DesjardinsFlinkBarry HerriotLeo LubitschVigo MelijnekElvo MinnarNogKeiko O'BrienKirayoshi O'BrienMiles O'BrienMolly O'Brien • OrcamQuarkRo LarenZivan SlaineWheeler Stinson • Prynn TenmeiTorvan Pim • TreirUlu LaniRen Kalanent VissZirk
Referenced only 
Olivia DellasantAleco Vel
Other Starfleet personnel
Referenced only 
Leonard James AkaarJulian BashirEzri DaxThe DoctorSarina DouglasPhilip HerthumMarcel JavierGeordi La ForgeNorsaJean-Luc PicardSeltenBenjamin Sisko
Holograms and characters of Bashir 62
Charlie ArdenBenedettiBeniamino "Bugsy" CalderoneDelveccioDonnaVic FontaineJoyVernon "Cool Papa" OwensFaith ShaySperanoSpinelliHerschel P. Steinberg
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AngieAnn-MargaretFrank ChalmersJoey ConterelliBill CooganDarleneJimmy FlanaganNick FrayFrankie NedboyFrank SinatraNaomi Smith
Other Bajorans
Alavor MentAltek Dans • Asarem Wadeen • Callis NeveDelevan KlattaGirani SemnaJamay PalKira Nerys (Keev Anora) • Linsa NothPralon Onala • Rhyne AshekSolis TendrenSorrettaTef NokaVeldis ReynYevir Linjarin
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Akorem LaanBaras RodiryaBeren ToggCenn DescaGandal TracoGarune SyshaJennica LinKira PohlKira ReonKira TabanOhaluOpaka SulanRanz VectaRenet LosigShakaar EdonVeralla SilWinn Adami
Other characters
CorvokFelix KnightlyMornOdo • Ceylin RemziRethikRotan'talagAmadou TouletMayereen Viray • Weyoun
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B-4Nanietta BaccoBarashBenaGailaIliana GhemorIshkaLaasLeetaLenkAkellen MacetRaiqEomBayel SegoJake SiskoSuzanneTaran'atarKasidy YatesZek

StarshipsEdit

BaljuBrinksUSS Defiant (Defiant-class) • USS Diomedes (Achilles-class) • dropshipFrunalian clipper • Jem'Hadar Attack Vessel 971Pakled travel podQuark's QuestR’Novia
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automobileCadillac Eldoradoemergency podUSS Enterprise-EEven Oddsmine carMizarian transportUSS New YorkUSS RobinsonrunaboutSagantaxiCDS TragerUSS TriesteIRW VetruvisUSS Voyagerwagon

LocationsEdit

Bajor (AshallaCrescent CourtyardGreat AssemblyShikina MonasteryVanadwan Monastery) • Bajor sectorBajoran systemBajoran wormholeDeep Space 9 (hangarHubPlazaQuark's BarReplimat) • EndallaEndalla falseworkGamma QuadrantMericor (Mericor AnchorageMericor CityPlanetary Injection Control) • Newton Outpost (infirmary)
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AndorArdana • Bajor (AljuliB'halaBajoran Space CentralBorvalo FallsBrintallBrintall Provincial CollegeEndestre Wildreness PreserveForrenHendrikspoolHill ProvinceIlviaJoradellKenthiraLonar ProvinceMerzang MountainsOvarani ValleyQuark'sReleketh ProvinceRimanabodShavallaSingha refugee campTaluno LawnTannatuk ColonyTozhat ProvinceUniversity of AshallaUniversity of Janir) • BaraddoBeta Antares IVCallastraThe CandlesCardassiaThe ChaliceDeep Space 9 • Deep Space 9 II (Celestial SpiritshospitalSector General) • Delta LeonisDernaDunninEarth (AcapulcoBrooklynChicagoLas VegasNew YorkPhiladelphia) • Farius PrimeFerenginarThe FlamesGamma QuadrantGavariaIdran IVIdran systemJanus VI (GeopolisGeopolis spaceport) • Jupiter StationKhefka IVKobheeriaLuriaMicsim IVNexvahl IVOrendesPortasRisaThe RunnersSolSplenderStervon IVThe TempleTendarri IVUniversity of KinshasaVulcanWrigley's Pleasure Planet

Races and culturesEdit

AlonisAndorianArgelianBajoran (Bajora) • CallandranCardassianChangelingFerengiHuman (Creole) • Jem'HadarLurianOrionPetarianTellariteTroyianVortaVulcan
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AscendantBronisCapellanEav'oqKaremmaKlingonLurianMilvonianOurentiaOverneProphetsRomulanT-RogoranThepnossenTrillYridian

States and organizationsEdit

Bajoran MilitiaCardassian GuardChamber of MinistersDominionFederation Security AgencyFederation StarfleetJudge Advocate GeneralOhalavaruRepublic of BajorStarfleet's Holographic Image and Programming CenterUnited Federation of PlanetsVedek Assembly
Referenced only 
Alison Armanza SingersAscendant linkBajoran ResistanceBank of LuriaBureau of Interplanetary AffairsCardassian UnionDepartment of Temporal InvestigationsDisplaced Persons AgencyFederation's External Affairs CouncilFederation Research InstituteFerengi Central ReserveFerengi Futures ExchangeFoundersGreat LinkLurian Commerce NetMaquisMinistry of Religious ArtifactsStarfleet CommandStrip Security ServicesTyphon PactUniversity of Mumbai

Ranks and titlesEdit

abolitionistaccountantadmiraladrenalineagentaidealarmistarchaeologistartistassistant chief engineerassociate directorbassistbellmancaptaincashierchemistchief botanistchief engineerchief medical officerchief of operationschief science officercolonelcomediancommanderCommander-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleetcommanding officercomputer specialistconciergecookcrewmandabo girldaldalindirectordoctorEminenceEmissary of the ProphetsengineerensignFerengi Ambassador to the Republic of BajorFirst ministerfirst officergamblerGrand NagusgulHand of the Prophetsjockeykailawyerliaisonlibrarianlieutenantlieutenant commanderlounge singermanagermaterial scientistministerMinister of DefenseMinister of Statemobstermonkmorale officermusicianobserveroverseerphysicistpilotpoetPresident of the United Federation of Planetsprivate investigatorprofessorpsychiatristranjenrefugeescientistsecond-in-commandsecurity officersenior chief petty officersensorsergeantserversingerStarfleet Chief of Operationsstevedorestrategic operations officertactical officertemporal theoristvedekwaiterwaitresswatch officerzealot

Science and technologyEdit

acanthiteadding machineandroidartificial intelligenceartificial heartasymmetric waveatmospherebioneural circuitrybloodbombcalculusCAS buoychronometric radiationchronitoncombadgecometcommunicatorcomputerconstellationduotronicselectromagnetismelectromechanicalenvironmental suitepidermal cellevolutionforcefieldgalenagenetic engineeringgravityhologramholographic matrixholographic projectorholographic recorderholophotoholoprogramholosuiteimpulse driveinertial dampenerisolinear chipisolinear coreisolinear rodisolytic subspace weaponketracel whitemathematicsmedical tricordermetabolismmicrowave ovenmobile emittermorphogenic virusmultitronicsneutrinonuclear forceoptical gridpaddphased-polaron emitterphaserphysical sciencephysicsprotonquantum torpedoradiorefrigeratorremote controllerreplicatorscannershieldssimulation testerslot machinespectrographic analysisstochastic processsubspace distortionsubspace purveyorsubstratatelephonetelevisionterrestrial sciencethermostatthoron shieldtractor beamtranspondertransportertype-1 phaseruniversal translatorvirtual-scanner headset

Other referencesEdit

1930s1960s1970s4th century20th century22nd century29th centuryAdvanced Tactical TrainingAladdin Resort & CasinoalvaAndorian red wineAndoriiAntarean playing cardsApex Chairapple pieapronAttainderBashir 62bassbeanbeetle puréeberetbetting parlorbettor's follyblack sevenblackjackThe Book of Sighsbraceletbreathing barbrigbrown riceBruce StreetbucketbureaucracyCaesar's Palacecandycanvas duffelcapitalismcard countingCardassian languagecardigancavecela teaCharleston Boulevardcheesechocolate syrupchoritzedcigarcommunications hubcrapscreamCrown of BajorcucumbercurrencydaboDeauville Dinerdecapus saladDenobulan languageDesert Inndiplomacydollardom-jotDominion WarThe Dream/Le Rêvedream whisperduffleDunesduty shiftEnd of the Rainbow CasinoengineeringenvelopeesaniextraditioneyeglassesFederation CharterFederation StandardFerengi Rules of AcquisitionFinagle's FollyfizzbinFlamingo Las VegasfraudFremont StreetFremont-Sunrise HotelFrench languageFrench roastfried chickenfusionstonegambler's ruinginger aleGoldsill Ryegorkgrassgunhandkerchiefhasperatheadlamphorrockedhorsehorse racingjack-in-the-boxjumja syrupKendra Valley varietalkenokidukoris-tahnkullothladderLas Vegas BoulevardLas Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas SunlatinumlibrarylinoleumLissepian Lotteryloaferlokar beanlorpamapmatchesmattockmeatloafmedkitmenumilaberry pancakesmilkmobaneraknewspaperOccupation of BajorOhalu PropheciesOphiucan five-bellied water lizardOrbOrb experienceOrb shadowpadpaghpagh'tem'farpamphletPassyunk Avenuepawn shoppenpencilpepper shakerphotographpickaxplantplaying cardspooncheenpooncheeneepradooshedPremier ChairprisonprohibitionpursequartersRacing Formracismradishraidraktajinoreal estaterefresherrelothorenforRestricted TechnologyRivieraroberoulettesaladsaloonsalt shakerSands HotelScalosian Slingseitan wrapseltzer bottlesexualityShining OasisshovelshuttlebaySiege of AR-558Silver LodeSilver Slipperslacksslaveryslug steaksnailsnail juicesneederedSongs and SilencesoupspeakeasyspoonStarduststatuestonesugarsugar pourersunglassesSunrise AvenuetapestryTemple CometTemporal Prime Directivetheaterthermoconcretethink tankThunderbirdtoasted tubewormtomeTropicanatube grubvegetableVinny's Desert SteakhouseviolinVulcan Love SlaveWarp core breachwarrantwater rightswheel of fortuneWhen the Prophets CriedwinewristwatchYridian languageSongs and Silence

AppendicesEdit

Background informationEdit

  • The author wrote about The Long Mirage in his blog, in the article "The Process: From Manuscript to Article". [1]
  • The next novel by the author was originally expected in January 2018. The release, Original Sin, was later brought forward to September 2017.
  • The book is dedicated to Mark Gamello, the author's best man.

External linkEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch publications and stories
Novels A Stitch in TimeAvatar, Book One‎Avatar, Book TwoAbyssDemons of Air and DarknessTwilightThis Gray SpiritCathedralLesser EvilRising SonThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book OneThe Left Hand of Destiny, Book 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 SacrificeThe MissingSacraments of FireAscendanceForce and MotionThe Long MirageEnigma TalesOriginal Sin
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" • Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found)Rules of AccusationI, The Constable
Comics N-Vector • "Crossfire" • "No Quarter" • "All Fall Down" • "United We Stand"
Omnibuses Twist of FaithThese Haunted Seas
Published Order
Previous novel:
Force and Motion
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Next novel:
Section 31
Control
Previous story:
Ascendance
Stories by:
David R. George III
Next story:
Original Sin

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