(written from a Production point of view)
|Published:||November 1998 - August 2004|
|Timespan:||2373 - 2375|
- For the war itself, see Dominion War.
The Dominion War is a series of four novels set at the beginning of the Dominion War. Books 1 and 3 focus on the crew of the USS Enterprise-E, while books 2 and 4 are novelizations of the seven episode arc that began with DS9: "Call to Arms" and ended with DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels".
An anthology entitled Tales of the Dominion War, released later, collected a series of short stories based on the same conflict.
- While the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novels in Star Trek: The Dominion War are novelizations, they also feature additional characters and situations. For instance, Charlie Reynolds, mentioned in "A Time to Stand", appears in both of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novels. Diane Carey commented: "Usually Greg [Brodeur] and I come up with a second plot [for novelizations], a framing sequence, or additions to existing scenes. Since we have a couple of hundred-plus pages, we can take the philosophies and problems in the script and expand them, fully exploring ideas, conflict, battle scenes, and other turmoil that can't be addressed in a 54-minute show. For instance, in The Dominion War novelizations, we took a minor mention of another captain, somebody Sisko knew and whose tactics he recognized, and we filled out that captain's ship, crew, problems, and relationship with Sisko, then made him useful in Sisko's unfilmed plot with Martok to do some big mischief and turn events in the Federation's favor. We also had Sisko get himself the position as the admiral's adjutant so that he would be in a position to execute this subterfuge. It worked very well, and the other captain and his crew, who died in out subplot, gave the war a touch of reality. People do die. Since nobody of the main story died, we figured somebody ought to". (Star Trek: Communicator, issue 124)