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ST: Deep Space 9

Benjamin Sisko

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In Due Season by Beatrice Otter

'She sighs in relief as she slips the tightest of the shackles of linear time that have bound her, however imperfectly.' Sarah Sisko's story was never fully explored in canon, and hasn't inspired as much fanfiction as it should. This vignette takes an appropriately non-linear look at the Prophet's side of the story. The author's What You Know gives an important viewpoint that was never voiced on the show

[Added 11/01/2014; Character Piece; 1000-2500; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Sarah Sisko, Joseph Sisko, Benjamin Sisko, Kasidy Yates]

Orfeo by Macedon

'It was the voice of God calling the world into creation, the primeval dawn, and Jake could not listen hard enough.' Macedon cleverly uses an unusual OC to probe the prejudices of the denizens of DS9 in this fandom classic. The two sequels in the Jeu-Parti series worked less well for me

[Added 14/07/2009; Drama; 6000-20,000; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Jake Sisko, Benjamin Sisko, Winn Adami, OC]

The Price of Prophecy by Heretical Vision

'You're no one special. You're just an ordinary girl with a few ordinary ambitions. Your name is Sarah Dillard. You are training to be a photographer, and you are in New Orleans when it happens.' The series glossed over what happened to Sarah Sisko. This is her story. Dark but with a ray of hope at the end

[Added 25/05/2012; Drama; 2500-6000; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Sarah Sisko, Joseph Sisko, Benjamin Sisko, wormhole alien; Adult]

Strongest Star by Sophia Gratia

'"You'll have us all dragged in front of HUAC and jailed for this, Kay, you know that," he'd growled, but there had been warmth in his voice and he hadn't hesitated even one moment to sit himself down and start typing. She'd wanted to kiss him, for that.' Moving 'Far Beyond the Stars' sequel that can be read as a meditation on the power of fanfiction. (Crossover with various Trek)

[Added 18/01/2014; Drama; 1000-2500; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Kay Eaton, Benny Russell, Far Beyond the Stars ensemble, Benjamin Sisko, Kira Nerys; Crossover]

War Songs by Raven

'"The Festival of Alignment," Sisko says, impatiently. "Is it a fast, a party, a military commemoration, or what?"' A quiet, sweet but not cloying ensemble piece that explores found family. Very much in the spirit of the lighter parts of the show

[Added 28/10/2017; Drama; 1000-2500; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Benjamin Sisko, Kira Nerys, Shakaar, Miles O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Keiko O'Brien, Jadzia Dax, Jake Sisko, Odo, Rom, Kasidy Yates, Molly O'Brien]