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Strange New Worlds 9 is a short story anthology – the ninth in the Strange New Worlds series – edited by Dean Wesley Smith (with Elisa J. Kassin and Paula M. Block). Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in August 2006.

The anthology collected selected stories from the ninth Strange New Worlds writing contest for amateur authors; many of whom went on to write other Star Trek stories.


From the book jacket
The tales featured in Strange New Worlds rocket readers across the length and breadth of Federation time and space, from Captain Jonathan Archer's first exploration of the galaxy on board the very first Starship Enterprise through to Captain Picard's tenure on the USS Enterprise 1701-D – and beyond. Here you can read a fresh and original take on Captain Benjamin Sisko's role on Deep Space Nine, Captain Kathryn Janeway's homeward journey with the crew of the Starship Voyager, Captain Archer's encounters with the Xindi – and many more ports of call along the way.
Strange New Worlds 9 includes stories from all five Star Trek incarnations:
Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Voyager
and Star Trek: Enterprise
This year’s contributors include John Coffren, David DeLee, Steven Costa, Jeremy Yoder, Paul C. Tseng, Jim Johnson, Scott Pearson, Jeff D. Jaques, Emily P. Bloch, Gerri Leen, Mike McDevitt, Ryan M. Williams, Susan S. McCrackin, Russ Crossley, Catherine E. Pike, Allison Cain, A. Rhea King, Ben Guilfoy, Randy Tatano, Kenneth E. Carper, Kevin Lauderdale, Marc Carson, R. S. Belcher.

Excerpts of copyrighted sources are included for review purposes only, without any intention of infringement.


by Dean Wesley Smith

Star Trek: The Original Series[]

  • "Gone Native", by John Coffren
  • "A Bad Day for Koloth", by David DeLee
  • "Book of Fulfillment", by Steven Costa
  • "The Smallest Choices", by Jeremy Yoder

Star Trek: The Next Generation[]

  • "Staying the Course", by Paul C. Tseng
  • "Home Soil", by Jim Johnson
  • "Terra Tonight", by Scott Pearson
  • "Solace in Bloom", by Jeff D. Jacques

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine[]

  • "Shadowed Allies", by Emily P. Bloch
  • "Living on the Edge of Existence", by Gerri Leen
  • "The Last Tree on Ferenginar: A Ferengi Fable From the Future", by Mike McDevitt
  • "The Tribbles' Pagh", by Ryan M. Williams

Star Trek: Voyager[]

  • "Choices", by Susan S. McCrackin (second prize winner)
  • "Unconventional Cures", by Russ Crossley
  • "Maturation", by Catherine E. Pike

Star Trek: Enterprise[]

  • "Rounding a Corner Already Turned", by Allison Cain
  • "Mother Nature's Little Reminders", by A. Rhea King
  • "Mestral", by Ben Guilfoy (third prize winner)


  • "Remembering the Future", by Randy Tatano
  • "Rocket Man", by Kenneth E. Carper
  • "The Rules of War", by Kevin Lauderdale
  • "The Immortality Blues", by Marc Carlson
  • "Orphans", by R.S. Belcher (grand prize winner)

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