Travel to two of the most colorful and fascinating civilizations in the Star Trek universe with this collection of two sweeping and reflective novellas that transport us to the alien planets of Ferenginar and the Dominion.
In Ferenginar, Quark’s profit-driven home planet is rocked by a shocking scandal when allegations that Quark’s brother’s first wife has threatened to overthrow the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance, Rom. To make matters worse, Quark has been recruited by Rom’s political adversaries to join their coup d’état, with promises that all of Quark’s wildest dreams will come true if he helps. Quark must decide if the future of Ferenginar is worth his greatest desires or if he is strong enough to save it himself.
In The Dominion, the Great Link—the living totality of the shape-shifting Founders—has struggled with questions ever since its defeat in the war for the Alpha Quadrant. At its greatest moment of intense doubt, its fate, and that of the Dominion itself, is tied to Odo’s investigation of his kind’s true motives for sending a hundred infant changelings out into the galaxy.
As Odo searches for answers and takes a hard look at his past choices, Taran’atar reaches a turning point in his own quest for clarity—one from which there may be no going back.
Keith R.A. DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians. He has written over two dozen novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, eBooks, and comic books, most of them in various media universes, among them Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Marvel Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Resident Evil, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, Farscape, Xena, and Doctor Who. His original novel Dragon Precinct was published in 2004, and he's also edited several anthologies, among them the award-nominated Imaginings and two Star Trek anthologies. Keith is also a musician, having played percussion for the bands the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Boogie Knights, and the Randy Bandits, as well as several solo acts. In what he laughingly calls his spare time, Keith follows the New York Yankees and practices kenshikai karate. He still lives in New York City with his girlfriend and two insane cats.
David R. George III has written more than a dozen Star Trek novels, including Ascendance, The Lost Era: One Constant Star, The Fall: Revelation and Dust, Allegiance in Exile, the Typhon Pact novels Raise the Dawn, Plagues of Night, and Rough Beasts of Empire, as well as the New York Times bestseller The Lost Era: Serpents Among the Ruins. He also cowrote the television story for the first-season Star Trek:Voyager episode “Prime Factors.” Additionally, David has written nearly twenty articles for Star Trek magazine. His work has appeared on both the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller lists, and his television episode was nominated for a Sci-Fi Universe magazine award. You can chat with David about his writing at Facebook.com/DRGIII.