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Commander Sisko must face a horde of hungry Horta consuming Deep Space Nine from within!

Devil in the Sky is a Pocket DS9 novel – #11 in the numbered series – written by Greg Cox and John Gregory Betancourt. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in June 1995.


From the book jacket
The Hortas of Janus VI are the greatest miners in the galaxy, capable of burning through solid rock the way humanoids move through air. Recruited to help rebuild Bajor's devastated mining industry, the Hortas could provide new hope for the planet's struggling economy.
But when Cardassian raiders abduct the Mother Horta, Commander Sisko finds himself stuck with twenty Horta eggs – and then the eggs begin to hatch…
While Major Kira leads a desperate rescue mission deep into Cardassian space, Commander Sisko faces a ravaging mass of newborn Hortas – uncontrollable, indestructible, and eager to consume Deep Space 9 itself!

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Background information


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.

Regular and recurring characters

Benjamin Sisko 
Starfleet commander, the CO of Deep Space 9.
Kira Nerys
Jadzia Dax
Julian Bashir
Vulcan navigator
Prospector Ttan
Horta Mother
Gul Mavek

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