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SHORT STORY
"The Devil You Know"
Attribution
Series: Deep Space Nine
Author(s): Heather Jarman
Publication information
Printed: Prophecy and Change
Pages: 217-268
Chronology
Date: 2374

Jadzia works with the Romulans in finding ways to stop the Dominion from winning the war.

Contents

Summary

Characters

Julian BashirJadzia DaxKirayoshi O'BrienMiles O'BrienOdoWilliam RossBenjamin SiskoT'RulWorfGreta Vanderweg
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AnjaredNeema CylCorat DamarAudrid DaxCurzon DaxJoran DaxLela DaxTobin DaxSarina DouglasFargoElim GarakGirani SemnaGrilka • Shavnah Hakim• JackKira NerysMartok, son of UrthogKeiko O'BrienMolly O'Brien • Patrick • QuarkKhan Noonien SinghSirellaTihana ElkhurSetheleyis th'RasdethMerken VreenakWeyoun

References

Locations

Deep Space 9Habitat ring • Interrogation room • PromenadeQuark'sWardroom
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CardassiaEarthGolanaRio de JaneiroRomulusTrillVulcan

Species

BajoranBolianHumanJem'HadarKlingonRomulanTrill
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AndorianCardassianRigellianVorta

Starships

USS Defiant
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Moon Zephyr

Starship classes

Defiant-classRomulan warbird
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Jem'Hadar battle cruiser

States and Organizations

Bajoran MilitiaCochrane Institute of Alpha CentauriDaystrom InstituteFederation AllianceProject Blue SkyRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetStarfleet Corps of EngineersUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran Health Ministry • FoundersKlingon EmpireManhattan ProjectRomulan State SecurityStarfleet AcademyStarfleet IntelligenceTal Shiar

Other

Anemone • AriaBat'lethBiogenic weapon • Black hole • Casualty list • Cloaking device • Dartboard • Darts • Datachip • Dominion WarDNAEarth-Romulan War • Enzyme • The Final ReflectionGenetic engineeringGenocide • Gerk • Handprint sensor • HasperatHoneymoon • Jem'Hadar pistol • Kahless and LukaraKanarKetracel-whiteKlingoneseLatinumLIngta' • Mabgonian plague • Mek'leth • "Mr. Froggy" • Ovarian resequencingPoisonPulsar • Psychotherapy • Quantum singularityQuantum torpedo • Quickening • Raktajino • Retinal scanner • Self-replicating mine • Shav-rot • Stasis chamber • Sto-vo-kor • Symbiont pool • Synthehol • Think tank • TongoTranyaTricorder

Information

  • Heather Jarman's main inspiration for this story was her undecided opinion of the United States of America's War on Terrorism. She commented "Ultimately, I concluded that peace isn't the absence of war, that there are times and places when war is justified and moral. But I did wonder about whether or not there's a "moral" way to conduct a war or whether the ends did justify the means when it came to confronting an enemy. If the enemy was ruthless, were you justified in being equally ruthless? At what point do you become your enemy and lose the moral high ground?" (Voyages of Imagination)
  • Andrew J. Robinson listed "The Devil You Know" as being one of his favorites from the Prophecy and Change anthology. This praise made Jarman come to think of it much more favorably, as she felt it was a difficult project. (Voyages of Imagination)
  • In her review of the anthology, Jacqueline Bundy commented "Just like many of DS9's best episodes, "The Devil You Know" is a thought-provoking tale. Grief, anger and frustration are powerful emotions and this dark tale reminds us that when in the grip of such strong unrelenting feelings, it is very easy for an individual's moral or ethical boundaries to shift". [1]

Related Stories

published order
Previous story:
Three Sides to Every Story
Prophecy and Change
Next story:
Foundlings
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Profit and Lace
Pocket Next Adventure:
One

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