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Series: Deep Space Nine
Author(s): Olivia Woods
Publication information
Published: Paperback flipbook - June 2008
Pages: 400
ISBN: ISBN 1-4165-6781-X


Introduction (blurb)

In our universe, a Cardassian sleeper agent--Iliana Ghemor--was once surgically altered to resemble and replace resistance fighter Kira Nerys, future Starfleet captain and hero of the planet Bajor's liberation. That plan never reached fruition, and the fate of the agent remained unknown...until now. Robbed of the past sixteen years, Iliana Ghemor is back with a vengeance. Over a decade and a half of imprisonment and abuse by her former masters has brought her to the brink of madness, sustained only by the twisted belief that she is, in fact, the real Kira Nerys. She has already made one near-successful attempt on the real Kira's life, but instead of assuming the identity of the woman she was intended to replace, Ghemor has set her sights on the most unexpected target of all: Kira's other double, the malicious Intendent, Bajor's iron-fisted ruler in the alternate reality commonly known as the "Mirror Universe." But far more is unfolding in the Mirror Universe than Ghemor realizes, and the heroes of Deep Space Nine somehow must stop the false Kira without derailing the delicate flow of history that must unfold if both universes, and countless others, are to survive. Parallel stories following Iliana Ghemor and the real Kira Nerys reflect and build upon each other in this Two-in-One "Flip Book," the continuation of the ongoing DS9 saga.



Kira NerysElias VaughnBenjamin SiskoSam BowersRo LarenJulian BashirEzri DaxPrynn TenmeiSimon TarsesNogQuarkCenn DescaTreirOpaka SulanKasidy YatesMornElim GarakSkrain Dukat/Anjohl TennanEtana Kol
CalasTarrikYandu Jezahl
Deep Space 9
Lisa NeeleySelzner
Dakahna VaasTrekal Darhe'elCorbin EntekTekeny GhemorKaleen GhemorDanig KellAkellen Macet • Morad Pirak • Ataan RhukalMindur TimotTrepar
Mirror Universe
Iliana GhemorMiles O'Brien (mirror)Keiko Ishikawa (mirror)Ezri Tigan (mirror)Michael Eddington (mirror)Luther Sloan (mirror)Iliana Ghemor (mirror)
Orb Experiences
Alu • Bakka • Bre'yel • Skrain Dukat • Furel • Gantt • Klin • Lupaza • Shakaar EdonKira Taban • Latha Mabrin • Mobara • Ornak • Roku • Ambassador Benjamin Sisko of the UFP Diplomatic CorpsFleet Captain Benjamin Sisko of the Terran EmpireDoctor Benjamin Sisko of the Daystrom InstituteColonel Benjamin Sisko of the Celestial UnionAdmiral Benjamin Sisko of the FederationBenjamin Sisko of the BorgBenjamin Sisko (alternate) of the Federation • Yeln Arvam
RokaiShing-kurFellen Ni-YaleiiTelalMazagalanthiZhag
Referenced only 
Tret Akleen • Alenis Grem • Bareil Antos (mirror)Julian Bashir (mirror)DanarDava NikendeCurzon DaxJadzia DaxTekeny Ghemor (mirror)Kaleen Ghemor (mirror)GintKira MeruLankfordLenaris HolemNemraNog (mirror)OdoOluvas DelDrune OmekOmet'iklanSilaran PrinQuark (mirror)Remata'klanAtaan Rhukal (mirror)Ghel RhukalKrissten RichterRom (mirror)Sigol RusotBenjamin Sisko (mirror)Jake SiskoJoseph SiskoRebecca Jae SiskoEnabran TainTaran'atarTrakor • Vaatrik Drasa • Strell VekeerWeyoun




BajorAshallaDahkur Hills • Elemspur • Hedrikspool Province • Kendra Valley
Bajoran wormhole
CardassiaCardassia CityImperial PlazaPra MenkarState Museum of Natural History
Deep Space 9Habitat ringOperations centerPromenadeQuark'sInfirmarySecurity officeWardroom
Terok Nor (mirror)
Referenced only 
Akorem's RockAnanke Alpha • Bestri woods • B'halaGallitepGrennokarHarkoum • Hathon • Jinara • Kendra Valley • Kiessa Monastery • Musilla Province • Pullock V • Rakantha ProvinceSidauTerok Nor • Tempasa • Tilivus Gallery • Vekobet • VekobetWolf 359

Starships and vehicles

Referenced only 
AldaraUSS DefiantUSS EnterpriseKamalIKS Negh'VarUSS Rio GrandeUSS SaratogaUSS Yolja

Races and cultures

BajoranBorgCardassianCardassianEfrosianFerengiHuman • Human • Jem'HadarKressariLissepianOrionRomulanTrill
Referenced only 

Ranks and titles

captaincoloneldaldalinEmissary of the Prophetsfleet captainglinngul • inquisitor • intendantkailegatemajorvedek

States and Organizations

4th Order • Bajoran MilitiaBajoran ResistanceBorg CollectiveCardassian UnionCelestial UnionCentral ArchivesDaystrom InstituteDominionFederation Diplomatic CorpsKlingon-Cardassian AllianceObsidian OrderPra Menkar UniversityShakaar Resistance CellStarfleetTerran RebellionUnited Federation of Planets
Referenced only 
Bajoran Intelligence • Bamarren Institute for State IntelligenceCentral UniversityCircleCult of the Pah-wraithsDekaris InstituteDetapa CouncilFerengi AllianceKohn-MaMaquisMemory AlphaObsidian Order (mirror)Romulan Star EmpireStarfleet CommandSurjadaTerran EmpireVedek Assembly

Animals and plants

BatosHara catOnyx beetleRiding houndTasparVole


235723612375acoustic guitarad astraAge of Emergenceallied protectorateartificial heartAscensionBajoran liaison officerBajoran prophecyBajoran religion • Bajoran religion (mirror) • Battle of Cardassiabone carvingCardassian Institutes of Higher Education • copal • dabodesegranineDominion WarFederation-Cardassian WarFerengi Rules of Acquisitionfish juiceforaigafusionstoneGalor BannerGreat Riverguitarholoframehunter-preyisotoliniumJumjaKanar • karma • kellipate • Kendra Valley massacreketracel-whitekhest'nkosst • linnipate • mirror universe • moba • multidimensional transporterThe Never-Ending Sacrificeoceanleaf teaorborb experienceOrb of MemoryOrb of SoulsOrb of TimePaghvaramphekkpianoplasma grenadequantum resonance signatureratamba stew • retinal scanner • rodiniumSaurian brandy • sensor tower • shatterframe • Shri-talskimmer • sleeper agent • synthale • transport inhibitor • tuna salad • tuwaly pieuridiumwarlordwheelchair • Yarim Fel Syndrome


  • The book is formatted as a "flip book," containing two parallel tales.
The flip book cover, crediting Leanna Morrow
  • This book was originally announced to be written by a new Star Trek author Leanna Morrow, scheduled for release in April 2007. The release was then pushed back to August and later taken off the schedule. In July 2007 it was announced the novel’s authorship had been transferred to Olivia Woods with a new release date of July 2008.
  • Early cover releases also indicated the book would be released under the Star Trek: Mirror Universe banner. The final publication did not reflect this.
  • A comment made by Corbin Entek in this book states that Gul Danar has similar morphologies as some Humans, Klingons, and Romulans (i.e. he looks like people of those species). This is in reference to the fact that Vaughn Armstrong (who played Gul Danar) has played characters of those species through Star Trek history.
  • The quotes from Dukat at the start of both sides are from "Ties of Blood and Water" and "Waltz".

Related stories

Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"

The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: "... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming..." • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • prose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
The Next Generation comic: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail"
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit"
New Frontier comics: Turnaround ("Part I" • "Part II" • "Part III" • "Part IV" • "Part V") • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies comics: The Mirror Universe SagaTurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)


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DS9 novels
Next novel:
The Soul Key
Previous novel:
Saturn's Children
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The Soul Key
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First publication
Stories by Olivia Woods Next story:
The Soul Key
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