Mission Gamma, Book One: Twilight

The Defiant begins a mission of exploration into the Gamma Quadrant.

DS9 #030 Cover

  • Stardate 53471.3
  • Released September 2002

THE TIME HAS COME . . . for a new era of exploration. With the Dominion War behind them, the crew of the U.S.S. Defiant journeys through the wormhole as Commander Elias Vaughn leads a “corps of discovery” to blaze new trails into the unexplored reaches of the Gamma Quadrant.

THE TIME HAS COME . . . for a civilization to reach a crossroads. As political forces throughout the Alpha Quadrant intersect at Deep Space Nine to determine the future of Bajor, the planet’s theological unity threatens to shatter. And for Colonel Kira Nerys, the path of the Prophets may become a road to ruin.

THE TIME HAS COME . . . for a father and daughter to confront their past while a mother and son fight for the future, for lovers to be tested and for friendships to transform, and for worlds on opposite ends of the galaxy to face the dusk . . .or the dawn.

Written by David R. George III


Guest Cast:


“All stations, report status.”

“Tactical and communications, ready,” Bowers said.

“Science and sensors, ready.” Ch’Thane.

“Impulse engines are online, warp power available on your command.” Nog.

“Life support at optimum. Medical bay standing by.” Bashir.

“The ship is ready, Captain,” Dax said. “Your orders?”

Captain, Vaughn thought. A fellow could get used to that. “Release docking clamps. Aft thrusters at one-quarter, port and starboard thrusters at station-keeping.” Around them, the ship seemed to change, like a giant beast waking from its slumber. Ahead of them loomed the great, exotic form of Deep Space 9, the station receding grdually before them.

“Conn,” Vaughn said, “set course for the wormhole.”

“Course laid in.”

“Ahead one-half impulse,” Vaughn said. “Take us in.”

Vaughn felt Defiant leap forward beneath him, charging toward the unknown. Their mission to explore the Gamma Quadrant had begun.

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