| Liberator (LIB)|
I started writing Star Trek: Liberator because I was dissatisfied with the direction Deep Space Nine was taking during the Dominion War storyline. In the beginning, I'd thought it was going to be a truly epic struggle--that it would focus exclusively, or at least predominantly, on the Federation's conflict with a hostile empire intent on--and capable of--its destruction. In my mind, it simply didn't accomplish that. My goal was to change all that: To write a story--which has since become a series--wherein the war itself took center stage; to observe how the principals are affected by it; and to determine how the Federation itself changes because of it. At the same time, I've attempted to create unique, compelling characters and situations within these parameters, even while differentiating my work from the cookie-cutter story lines that have dominated the last few years of Trek. When people read a Liberator story that takes place in 2374 or 2375, I want them to know it's not a border skirmish or a police action. It's a war.