(written from a Production point of view)
Legends of the Ferengi is a Pocket DS9 novel, written by Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe and told in the first person through Quark. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in August 1997.
- From the book jacket
- "Once you have their money, never give it back." – #1
- "Anything worth doing is worth doing for money." – #13
- For centuries these and the other famous Ferengi "Rules of Acquisition" have been the guiding principles of the galaxy's most successful entrepreneurs. But the wisdom behind them was not won without a high cost in lives and latinum.
- Now at last these inspiring tales of avaricious Ferengi wresting monetary gain from the jaws of poverty are available to the profit-hungry across the galaxy!
- Ira Steven Behr commented, "Little things that are mentioned in the book are bound to pop up on the show. In fact, one already has, the Marauder Mo, Quark’s boyhood toy came directly out of the book. As far as there being another book, it’s a lot of work and I really do prefer to concentrate on DS9." (AOL chat, 1997) The references in the book that would later be mentioned in the television series include Eelwasser and Slug-o-Cola (which were later used in "Profit and Lace"), the Lytasians (who were mentioned in the episode "The Magnificent Ferengi") and Shmun and T'lana, who were mentioned in "The Emperor's New Cloak".
- Armin Shimerman narrated the audio adaptation of this book in-character as Quark. The audiobook version was abridged by George Truett.
- The Slug-o-Cola and Eelwasser ("Profit and Lace") advertising jingles can be heard in the audio book. They are also included in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion - A Series Guide and Script Library.
- Mary F. Taylor wrote, "This book is not a novel, but is, as described on the cover, 'a collection of stories, fables, folk songs, philosophical meditations based on the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. It is so funny... like Q-in-Law [it] is a book that is dangerous to read while riding public transportation unless one does not mind being stared at while shrieking with laughter amidst hordes of tired and silent commuters." (Adventures in Time and Space, p 483)
Bajoran; Daystrom Institute; Eelwasser; Ferengi; Ferengi Attainment Ceremony; Ferengi Commerce Authority; Ferengi Rules of Acquisition; Ferenginar; Gratitude Festival; Lytasian; Marauder Mo; Slug-o-Cola; Smeet; Tholian; Tholian silk
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