my Deep Space Nine fiction on


Alvaro Zinos-Amaro has been doing a reread of the post-finale Deep Space Nine fiction, and he just got to my first contributions, the novel Demons of Air and Darkness (which was part of the “Gateways” multibook crossover) and the followup novella “Horn and Ivory” (which appeared in the final “Gateways” volume What Lay Beyond).

Check it out!

An excerpt:

There’s a lot to like about Demons of Air and Darkness, and a lot to admire from a purely logistical perspective. The novel somehow accomplishes the seemingly impossible task of simultaneously A) being enjoyable as a standalone introduction to the DS9 relaunch series, with DeCandido furnishing short summaries of everything one needs to know at the relevant moments; B) pushing that narrative forward and therefore bridging the preceding Section 31: Abyss with what follows; C) fitting neatly into its own seven-volume Gateways series; and D) ending on a cliffhanger whose resolution in “Horn and Ivory” provides emotional closure while setting the stage for future adventures in Mission Gamma, Book One: Twilight. And it does all of this with fun and pizzazz!