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Only Dr. Pulaski can save the planet Bajor!

Vectors is a Pocket TNG novel – #52 in the numbered series, and the second novel in the Double Helix miniseries – written by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in July 1999.


From the book jacket
Like a strand of mutating DNA, a deadly conspiracy winds its way through the entire Alpha Quadrant, just as it stretches across several years of Starfleet history – even to the Cardassian space station that will someday be known as Deep Space Nine.
A virulent plague has stricken Terok Nor, striking down both the enslaved Bajorans and Cardassian oppressors, who blame each other for the growing epidemic. Dr. Katherine Pulaski, late of the Starship Enterprise, must work with the tyrannical Gul Dukat, as well as a rebel spy named Kira Nerys, to discover the true source of an infection that threatens them all!

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Background information

  • Doctor Pulaski is leaving the Enterprise-D as Doctor Crusher is returning, placing this novel in early 2366.


Katherine Pulaski
Kira Nerys
Kellec Ton (β)


Archaria III; Bajor; Bajoran; Bajoran Resistance; Cardassian; Cardassia Prime; Ferengi; Occupation of Bajor; Terok Nor

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