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STAR TREK DS9: FAR BEYOND THE STARS
By Steven Barnes

Discussed August 2000

Buy Star Trek DS9: Far Beyond the Stars

Discussion Questions

  1. Did you enjoy this book? Why or why not?
  2. If you saw the episode of DS9 that this book was based on, how do you think the novelization compares? Was it better or worse? What were the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two mediums?
  3. This story made an effort to educate the reader about racism in the 1950's. Did you find the story educational? Was it handled well or was it preachy?
  4. One constraint when writing a novelization of another work (in this case a TV show episode) is that you're forced to work within a pre-established universe. Did this novel stay true to its source material? Did it suffer due to this constraint?
  5. Are you a fan of Star Trek? Of Deep Space Nine? Did your enjoyment (or lack thereof) of Star Trek/Deep Space Nine help or hinder your enjoyment of the book?

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