Paul Semel sat down with me last week to talk about my most recently published novel, a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine entry called The Long Mirage. You can find the interview on Mr. Semel’s eponymous website. In answering his questions, I talk about the plot of the new book and where it fits into the series’ chronology. I also discuss the genesis of the story—or stories—within the novel. Additionally, I address the ways in which I do and don’t attempt to emulate the television show, what it means to effectively have an unlimited visual-effects budget, and how writing a Deep Space Nine tale differs from writing within other incarnations of Trek. Finally, I reveal what it is about Star Trek that inspires me. Head on over and give it a read.