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The novelization of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's incredible two-part premiere!

The Search is an adaptation of "The Search, Part I" and "The Search, Part II", written by Diane Carey. A Pocket DS9 novel published by Pocket Books, it was first released in November 1994.


From the book jacket
The Dominion: The mysterious rulers of the worlds on the other side of the wormhole. The Dominion: a ruthless planet-conquering race unknown even to those they rule. The Dominion: the most dangerous foe the Federation may ever face.
At the edge of the wormhole, the space station Deep Space Nine and the planet Bajor sit on what will be the front line in any Dominion attack. To try and prevent the conflict, Commander Benjamin Sisko and his crew take a never-tested Federation warship through the wormhole to track down and confront the Dominion. If Commander Sisko fails, not only the Federation, but the Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, and all the worlds of the Alpha Quadrant will face an interstellar war they cannot win.

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Background information[]

  • Eris (DS9: "The Jem'Hadar") appears at the end of the novel. Keiko O'Brien appears in a scene set in Borath's simulation.
  • The novel opens with the crew using a holosuite to simulate a Dominion attack on the station.
  • The USS Odyssey is mentioned several times throughout the novel.


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
Kira Nerys
Julian Bashir
Jadzia Dax
Jake Sisko
Miles O'Brien
Elim Garak
Keiko O'Brien
Michael Eddington
Female Changeling
Alynna Nechayev


2366; Africa; Alpha Quadrant; antiproton beam (antiproton); autopsy; Bajor; Bajoran; Bajoran wormhole; Battle of Wolf 359; beritium; Bolians; Borg; Callinon system; Callinon VII; Camus II; Cardassia; Cardassian; Cardassian Central Command; Changeling; cloaking device; Christmas tree; Dax, Curzon; Defiant, USS; Defiant-class; diamide; dirak; Dominion; Dominion history; Earth; Eris; Ferengi; Founders; Founders' homeworld; Gamma Quadrant; Grand Nagus; Grand Nagus' staff; Great Link; Jem'Hadar; hull breach; Karemma; Karemma (planet); Lexington, USS; Mekong, USS; Odyssey, USS; Omarion Nebula; operations center; Orinoco, USS; outpost; potatoes; quantum torpedo; Rigel system; Rio Grande, USS; Rom; Romulan; Romulan Star Empire; Romulus; runabout; shuttlecraft; Sisko, Jennifer; Starfleet; Starfleet Command; Starfleet Headquarters; sub-commander; transporter; tractor beam; Troy; tulaberry wine; Type 18 shuttlepod; United Federation of Planets; Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards; Vorta; Zek

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