Star Trek: DS9 — Force and Motion

{4.5/5} “‘I know what I will probably say any other time anyone ever asks me this question for the rest of my life, but I also know that, in some small way, I’ll be lying a little bit if I don’t admit that the best day I ever had’ — O’Brien raised his glass — ‘was the day we saved the Alamo.'”

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Force and Motion by Jeffrey Lang, published in 2016

Years ago Captain Maxwell was court-martialed for ordering the destruction of a Cardassian ship. After being released from the penal colony he went to work as a maintenance engineer on a scientific station. When Miles O’Brien and Nog come for a visit, one of the experiments on the station goes a bit out of control — a mysterious being escapes its containment and forces an evacuation.

This is a slightly unusual Deep Space Nine novel, in that the only main characters who are featured are O’Brien and Nog. Captain Maxwell previously appeared in the Next Generation episode “The Wounded.”

It delves into the past of O’Brien, Nog, and Maxwell. O’Brien and Maxwell previously served together.

It’s a great story about friendship, redemption, and mysterious beings.

The previous novel in the story of the 24th century is Star Trek: DS9 — Ascendance. I also reviewed Lang’s novel Star Trek: TNG — The Light Fantastic.

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