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For the Shakespearean drama, please see The Tempest (play).

A plasma storm threatens Bajor, the wormhole – and Deep Space Nine!

The Tempest is a Pocket DS9 novel – #19 in the numbered series – written by Susan Wright. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in February 1997.


From the book jacket
When a ferocious plasma storm strikes the entire Bajoran system, Deep Space 9 becomes a port under siege, filled to overflowing with stranded space travelers, unpredictable aliens, and Klingon smugglers. Worf and Odo find themselves tested to the limit as they struggle to control the chaos that has consumed the station. But even greater danger faces Dax and botanist Keiko O'Brien when they must fly a runabout into the very heart of the storm – and encounter a strange new form of life!

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Memorable quotes


Background information

  • The author commented that the novel was based on The Tempest play by William Shakespeare: "Keiko as Miranda and Worf as Prospero. The storm is monstrous interstellar plasma phenomenon that causes chaos on DS9." (Voyages of Imagination, p. 124)
  • Keiko has a vision of the future or an alternate timeline where her family live on Bajor. She sees Kirayoshi.


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.
Benjamin Sisko 
Starfleet captain, the CO of Deep Space 9.
Starfleet lieutenant commander, strategic operations officer of DS9.
Kira Nerys
Julian Bashir
Jadzia Dax
Jake Sisko
Miles O'Brien
Keiko O'Brien


Bajoran; Deep Space 9; Klingon

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