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Fun and games lead to disaster for Jake and Nog!

Arcade is a Pocket DS9 Young Adult novel – #5 in the series – written by Diana G. Gallagher. Published by Aladdin Paperbacks, it was first released in July 1995.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
There's a new player on the Promenade, a Ferengi shop-owner named Bokat. His Games Bazaar specializes in hard-to-find virtual reality computer games. He approaches Jake Sisko and Nog with a tempting offer to play a hot new game called the Zhodran Crystal Quest. No non-Zhodran player has ever won this game, but then Jake and Nog have the best scores on all the other games at the Games Bazaar. And Bokat is willing to bet on their ability to win the game, and, as a result, win Bokat a lucrative business deal with the Zhodrans.
But soon, kids all over the station are falling into comas, their minds trapped in an ever-changing game. Suddenly, it's up to Jake to go into the game and rescue them. If he wins, so does the Federation. If he loses, he'll be trapped forever in a deadly game with a very real Borg.

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Characters Edit

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.
Jake Sisko
Benjamin Sisko
Julian Bashir
Jadzia Dax
Miles O'Brien
Keiko O'Brien

References Edit

Antican; Bajoran; Crusades; Deep Space 9; Ferengi; Selay; Tholian

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