Do we actually know he finished this book? We saw him start it, and we saw that he finished it in an alternate timeline, but is it ever stated if he finished it in the main timeline? --OuroborosCobra 00:51, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

As no one has reponded, I am going to add a background note to the effect that we do not truly know if the book was ever finished. --OuroborosCobra 00:28, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
In the final scene of "The Muse" Jake is seen signing the manuscript he wrote with Onaya's help. The very last lines of the script of the episode state:

Written in Jake's hand, just above the center of the page, we see the novel's title:


Underneath it, he now writes...

by Jake Sisko

Hold on him as he looks down at his unfinished work, the work he's at once proud of and intimidated by... off this image we...

So I think we can assume that he didn't finish Anslem, at least not during the aforementioned episode. --Jörg 10:44, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Where did the title come from? Edit

Does anyone know what the title refers to? There is a Saint Anslem who was the Archbishop of Canterbury in the eleventh century but other than that I can't find any explanation for what it might mean. Is it the name of the character of the book? Did the writers of the episodes which mention Anslem ever indicate why they chose that title?

just shots in the dark here- Could be a reference to Isaac Asimov, who had a character in his Foundation series named Anslem haut Rodric. Or, it really could refer to St. Anslem, who was a prominent religious philosopher in his time. I believe that St. Anslem is the most likely, since he's mostly known for theories pertaining to the existence of a Christian God, and Jake is dealing with a father who is the Prophet to beings that are either "wormhole beings" or "Gods", and he did state that Anslem was semi-autobiographical Ranger Bill XX 10:53, 9 July 2007 (UTC)