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Captain Sisko must protect a planet from total destruction! - Bajor is threatened by a group of hostile aliens.


From the book jacket
The Hive came from another galaxy: billions of alien beings living inside a vast, biological starship. They've already destroyed one planet, using it as raw material and fuel for their endless voyage through the cosmos, and now the Hive is heading for Bajor. To the Bajorans they've sent a warning, to evacuate the planet or die along with it. Determined to fight, the Bajorans assemble a battle fleet, but it's hopeless against the overwhelming power of the Hive, and only by penetrating the Hive's defenses to learn its guarded secret does Captain Sisko stand a chance of saving Bajor.

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Background Information

  • According to John Peel in his interview for Voyages Of The Imagination, the Hive was originally going to be the Borg, but Simon & Schuster didn't want to use the Borg in case Paramount wanted to use them in an episode of the show (something that never occurred).
  • Also in Voyages Of The Imagination John Peel mentioned that Chapter 1 was originally not included in the story, but was written up after his wife found that the book didn't open with enough action.


Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in Pocket DS9 characters.

Regular and recurring characters

Benjamin Sisko 
Starfleet captain, the CO of Deep Space 9.
Kira Nerys
Julian Bashir
Jadzia Dax
Jake Sisko
Miles O'Brien
Winn Adami
Shakaar Edon
Jaro Essa


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