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Three stories set in the early seasons of DS9.

"No Time Like the Present"

Cardassians return to Bajor under cover of night, in an attempt to retrieve a hidden artifact left behind at the end of the Occupation. The artifact sends out temporal waves, causing problems all through the Federation and awakening an ancient race, setting them on the path to reclaim their deadly weapon.

Background information

  • The first portion of this story is set in 2369.


"The Nagus's New Clothes"

Zek, the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi arrives at Quark's, but his robes have been destroyed. He hires Garak to tailor some new robes for him. Unfortunately, Garak's shop is bombed, and he is forced to use his holographic projector, to mixed results.

Background information

  • This story is essentially a retelling of "The Emperor's New Clothes".


"Small Victory"

While helping Odo break up a fight on the Promenade, Worf accidentally causes a child to lose her cat. He proceeds to help her find it.

Background information


Background information

  • This annual featured a gallery of DS9 pinup art after the three stories.



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 Malibu DS9 characters.

Regular and recurring characters

Julian Bashir 
Chief medical officer aboard DS9.
Jadzia Dax 
Trill science officer aboard DS9.


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