Star Trek: The Lives of Dax

{4.5/5} “It was that smile that won me, made me want to know the Trill more deeply. The humor was there, some joke that I could not quite see. And Dax was inviting me to open my eyes, as if he had greater confidence in my potential than I did.” (from “The Music Between the Notes”)

Star Trek: The Lives of Dax edited by Marco Palmieri, published in 1999

The Trill symbiont Dax has been joined with 9 different hosts over its lifetime. Each of those hosts gets its own story in this anthology.

Tobin Dax is on a ship that’s attacked by Romulans — they want the secret to warp drive. Audrid Dax wants to come clean to her daughter about the startling circumstances surrounding her husband’s death. Jadzia Dax returns to Trill to find that her sister is in danger, and Verad is involved. Ezri Tigan was a rare Trill that didn’t want to be joined — but when circumstances meant that she was the only one who could save the Dax symbiont, she said yes.

Guest stars include T’Pau, Leonard McCoy before he becomes a doctor, Fleet Captain Christopher Pike, Cadet Saavik, and Ensign Benjamin Sisko.

Authors include Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Jeffrey Lang, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Michael Jan Friedman.

I’ve read 4 books edited by Palmieri. I previously reviewed Star Trek: Voyager — Distant Shores.

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