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ST: Deep Space 9


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Nom de Plume, Roman a Clef by Arcady

An inventive premise, clever characterisation and a broad streak of humour place these two short stories among the very best I've encountered in this fandom. Folie a Deux forms a longer sequel to both

[Added 16/04/2003; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Julian Bashir, Elim Garak, Jadzia Dax, Kira Nerys, Benjamin Sisko]

Quark's Day by Selena

Lovely subtle group characterisation, which highlights just how the war has changed the denizens of DS9. Also features a cute cameo courtesy of a crossover, but I won't spoil the surprise by revealing the fandom

[Added 07/07/2004; Character Piece; 6000-20,000; ST: Deep Space 9; Characters: Quark, Odo, Jadzia Dax, Benjamin Sisko, Elim Garak, Miles O'Brien, Julian Bashir, Kira Nerys, Worf, Rom, Nog, Morn; 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]