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1. Legends of the Ferengi (Star Trek,
2. Biography - Behr, Ira Steven (1953-):
3. Star trek: the next generation:
4. Captain's Holiday (Star Trek Script
5. The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
6. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical
7. The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
8. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek

1. Legends of the Ferengi (Star Trek, Deep Space Nine)
by Ira Steven Behr, Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Paperback: 160 Pages (1997-08-01)
list price: US$12.00 -- used & new: US$4.82
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Asin: 0671007289
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Collects the guiding principles of the galaxy's most successful entrepreneurs, explaining the high cost of Ferengi wisdom in lives and latinum while recounting legendary tales of avaricious monetary gain. Original." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Legends of The Ferengi
I was so pleased to get the book.It is out of print now and the price was very good.I is nice to have all of the The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition in one place.Also the stories are very funny.

4-0 out of 5 stars Legends/history behind the Ferengi rules of acquisition
One of the best new ideas to be introduced in Star Trek, the Next Generation, was the Ferengi Alliance. While they are rapacious like the Klingons and Romulans, they are not warlike, unless you consider the practice of business to be war by other means. Given the seriousness with which the Ferengi conduct their business, their rules of acquisition can be considered the equivalent of a combination of Machiavelli's "The Prince" and Sun Tzu's "The Art of War."
While this book covers some of the rules of acquisition, the main focus is on the legends/history behind the development of the rules. As is the case with the stories that make up human religious foundations, the stories are a combination of fact, fable, embellishment and occasional outright lie. Nevertheless, they are fun to read, they are meant to be humorous and entertaining, rather than to be taken seriously. The premise is that Quark, the Ferengi barkeep in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, is narrating the tales to two human scribes. Once complete, the humans will then collect and edit them into the book. If you are not familiar with the Deep Space Nine series, then very little of the contents will make sense to you. However, if you watch the show, it will all make sense.
Creating a fictional society, complete with centuries of customs and folklore, is very hard. The authors do a good job of describing the greedy Ferengi, once you read the rules, you will understand that hew-mons and Ferengi are really not all that different.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely wonderful!
"Legends of the Ferengi" is a much more thought out and fun book than it's previously released cousin "The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition."Every known rule from the series is listed with an excellent backstory, or history if you will, of each rule.The authors did a wonderful job with book and you can tell they had fun making the stories up.This is one of those rare trek extras where even a non hard core fan will get a kick out of it.Thank you to author's for some of the best laughs in trek fiction.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great spoof on folklore anthologies
"Legends of the Ferengi" is a hilarious spoof on fairy tales and folklore anthologies. As a folklorist myself, I found dozens of in-jokes that had me literally doubled over with laughter.

In the DS9 episode "Rules of Aquisition," the Ferengi Pel claims to know all 285 Rules of Aquisition plus the commentaries. This book gives you some of those commentaries --- at least, for the 70 Rules that were actually revealed on the series. The authors, Ira Behr and Robert Wolfe, wrote most of the DS9 Ferengi episodes. Now they give you the story behind each of the Rules, including #113, the "Rule that dare not speak its name."

You will also learn the first two words that any Ferengi learns in the Hew-Mon language ("No refunds"), The ten most famous insults in Ferengi history (see p.32) and the story of the infamous villain Drek, M.H.N.L.I.I. (May His Name Live In Infamy), who actually cut his prices and gave his customers BARGAINS, thereby causing the Ferengi economy to crash. Which is one reason why every Ferengi child is duly warned about the dangers of Real Life through supernatural horror stories about that bogeyman of bogeymen -- the Smiling Partner! And so on. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which has lots of great B&W stills from the series, too. Drek was right --- some things really ARE bargains!

5-0 out of 5 stars Sucker!
As a warning to potential buyers: if you bought the Rules of Acquistion book and then buy this one, Quark reminds you at one point that you were suckered into buying the same stuff twice.But besides that, this is a hilarious book with tons of Star Trek inside references.Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe wrote nearly all the "Ferengi episodes" of DS9 so this book is a real treat.So line Quark's pockets with latinum and get both. ... Read more

2. Biography - Behr, Ira Steven (1953-): An article from: Contemporary Authors Online
by Gale Reference Team
 Digital: 4 Pages (2006-01-01)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$9.95
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Asin: B000RYA6XU
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Word count: 1147. ... Read more

3. Star trek: the next generation: Qpid (f.k.a. Q love)
by Ira Steven Behr
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1991)

Asin: B0006RMQ90
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4. Captain's Holiday (Star Trek Script - Next Generation, Season 3 - Prod. No. 40273-167)
by Ira Steven Behr
Loose Leaf: Pages (1990)

Asin: B002SY4GJ2
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Final Draft - Jan 21, 1990 ... Read more

5. The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
by Ira Steven Behr
Paperback: 96 Pages (1995-07-01)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$3.62
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Asin: 0671529366
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Ferengi are greedy, avaricious, ruthless, cowardly and completely unscrupulous. For centuries the famous Ferengi Rules of Acquisition have been the guiding principles of the galaxy's most successful entrepreneurs. These 285 Rules of Acquisition range from,

#1 "Once you have their money, never give it back."


#21 "Never place friendship before profit."

These rules and hundreds more have taken many successful Ferengi to new frontiers of profit. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (25)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money or your time
When I saw this item I got so excited, and when I saw the average review out of 24 was 4 stars, I didn't even blink. But when I got this book today, I was extremely disappointed. The book is about 4" x 6" and has 84 pages of mostly white space. The type is so big you could practically read it from 40 feet away.... and, if you're a huge Trekkie like me, you'll be sorely disappointed to learn it's not anywhere near the complete list of 285 rules.... but random selections of maybe 50 of them. It's a waste of a good tree. Thankfully, Amazon's customer service is top-notch and they are more than willing to pay for the return and issue a refund.

4-0 out of 5 stars Its fun but doesn't have all rules of acq.
The book is great. I love looking through it. I only wish that they had included all the rules of acguisition. There are about 1/4 of them. I think its because the trek writers haven't even written them yet... perhaps to create a higher demand for them? Who knows! LOL

Anyway, this book is worth one strip of gold pressed latinum for sure... now buy it will ya?

3-0 out of 5 stars Way fun!
I really didn't know anything about the Ferengi or their approach to life, but this made for a lively gift - everyone reading aloud some funny rules.Here are two: "Never sleep with the boss's daughter." and "Always sleep with the boss."

2-0 out of 5 stars The Rules, Nothing but the Rules
I was disappointed to see how small this book is -- physically and content-wise.It's a small paperback that lists the Rules of Acquisition (1 per page).No frills, no extras.I guess it would be a handy pocket-reference guide if someone needed a pocket reference to the Rules of Acquisition (maybe a young Ferengi studying for a test at school?).

I would have like to see a little more (maybe a cross-reference to the Episode or Book where the Rule was 1st mentioned or an index or a little background on the Ferengi culture and the role of commerce, etc.)

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth any cent!
Time is money, so I'll keep it short: This Booklet is worth the money - buy it! ... Read more

6. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual
by Herman Zimmerman, Rick Sternbach, Doug Drexler
Paperback: 178 Pages (1998-10-01)
list price: US$24.00 -- used & new: US$59.99
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Asin: 067101563X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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It was once a battered Cardassian ore-processing facility orbiting the planet Bajor. But Terok Nor took on new life when the Cardassians evacuated and were replaced by Starfleet personnel. With the discovery of a nearby stable wormhole connecting the Alpha Quadrant with the Gamma Quadrant, the newly christened Space Station Deep Space 9™ became one of the most important installations in known space.

Filled with hundreds of schematic diagrams and illustrations, the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual is essential for anyone interested in the ships, technology and weapons of Starfleet and the many different species, who frequent the station, including the Klingons, the Bajorans, the Romulans, the Cardassians, and the Jem'Hadar.

As an added bonus, four full-color gatefolds have been specially created for this book. In addition to providing an in-depth look at the exteriors of the station, these illustrations also show the Promenade, and highlight the U.S.S. Defiant.

Turning the ravaged outpost into a fully operational station involved much more than a simple name change. The transformation represented an arduous challenge to the Starfleet engineers who were required to merge two divergent technologies. How they achieved that feat, and how the Federation helps the Bajoran government keep the station running smoothly, is revealed in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual.Amazon.com Review
Whether you're looking for a cross-section of a Bajorantricorder, plan drawings of the USS Defiant, or a detailedexplanation of station wastewater treatment, you'll find everythingyou need in the Deep Space Nine Technical Manual.This is afascinating and useful reference for the dedicated DS9 fan, orthe Star Trek collector.Intricately detailed, colorfulillustrations show you things like the station layout, its cargo andsecurity systems, crew quarters, and transportation facilities. You'llalso see DS9's position in relation to the wormhole, theBajor-Cardassia sector, Ferenginar, and the Romulan and Klingonempires, not to mention the current location of Voyager and(shudder) Borg space. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (28)

5-0 out of 5 stars DS9 Technical Manual
This was basically bought after I was doing research for a Runabout model kit. I had never seen it in the bookstores when it was originally released.

What a step up from the Star Trek TNG Technical manual. Lots of colour illustrations and just as much detail. There was most of the infomation I needed for the Runabout as well as an extensive section on the Defiant. Of course there are lots of detail on the station as well.

Be warned a lot of the content is Trek technobable, but it's still fun to browse on a rainy day.

Well worth getting getting for a Trek buff or modeller. What a pity we'll probably never see a similiar book for either Voyager or Enterprise.

4-0 out of 5 stars YA Trek Tech manual
While not as extensive as the TNG Technical Manual.
The DS9 Technical manual doesn't fail to please.
Unfortunately the scope of DS9 and associated support vehicles and ships is far vaster than what comprises the pages within this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Required reading for fans-Like visiting the station!
I never picked up a copy of this wonderous guide when it was published. There were a few mistakes I made last decade, not buying this book was one of them.

There is not much storyline given away here. Mostly background info regarding the Cardassians, Bajorans and the Federation. Deep Space Nine was the best "Star Trek" series, in my humble opinion. This guide is useful to those who wish to write about the series of the future, as well as daydreamers like myself. The thrill of walking down every corridor, knowing the details of Quark's bar and Ops...

It is all like dream, now that it is over. I never watched the original broadcast in the 1990s. What a loss on my behalf. Now in the age of hopelessly dull reality T.V., what a better way to pass the time than watching the epic unfold on DVD. Though a little overpriced, to an avid fan like myself, worth every penny! Make sure you have a copy of this manual sitting close by!

5-0 out of 5 stars So amazingly written you actually believe the tech exists!
While I am a long time Star Trek fan, I tend to stay away from books such as this one because I just see it as another way for Paramount to get into our pocket books.I just lightly browsed this book one day in a book store and next thing I knew almost an hour had gone by!

This has to be one of the most engrossing works of fictional tech I have ever seen.There are times where you almost wonder if some form of prototype exists for the items they discuss.

Both richly written and illustrated this book is a absolute must buy for the die hard Star Trek fan!And if your favorite Star Trek is DS9 (like myself), I am not sure how you have lived without this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A good suppliment to DS9 needs
This book is amazing. I read it from cover to cover and ended up satisfied with all the details the authors placed in them. The book carries details ranging from the subspace communications system to the weapons and even the environmental system of the station. The information on it is not contained only to details about the station but everything connected to it including the Runabouts, and the Defiant. It gives off an effect that there is really a station named Deep Space Nine. The paper used was high quality glossy paper which doesn't crumple easily and the numerous images in them were in color. Although it could have been better with a hard cover, it's excellent the way it is. ... Read more

7. The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
by Ira Steven Behr
 Mass Market Paperback: Pages (1995)

Asin: B000Q32DOC
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8. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek Deep Space Nine)
by Ira S. Behr, Hans Beimler, Steven Barnes
Mass Market Paperback: 271 Pages (1998-04-01)
list price: US$6.50 -- used & new: US$2.95
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Asin: 0671024302
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Without warning, Benjamin Sisko is living another life. No longer a Starfleet captain, commander of space station Deep Space Nine, he is Benny Russell, a struggling science fiction writer living in 1950s Harlem. Benny has a dream, of a place called Deep Space Nine and a man named Ben Sisko, and a story he has to tell. But is the Earth of that era ready for a black science fiction hero?

Everyone tells him no, but Benny cannot abandon his dream. One way or another, he will tell the world about Captain Benjamin Sisko and Deep Space Nine. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very powerful story only tangentially about Star Trek.
There are a number of aspects to this story that can be rated. It seems to be a fairly accurate, true-to-the-episode novelization; five stars there. It is a marvellous pure science fiction story, which leaves unsolved whether it's actually about an alternate-universe writer who is able to tap into the world of Deep Space Nine for his stories, or about Commander Sisko having temporary insanity that produces hallucinations. Again, five stars. It is a powerful, moving story about the effects of racism on a young black science fiction writer in 1953 Harlem. Once more, five stars. About the only way in which it is NOT a five-star effort is purely as a Star trek novel; ninety percent or more of this story has absolutely nothing to do with Star Trek, and another five percent is only tangentially related to Star Trek. Only the very beginning and the very end actually deal with the station and what's happening there; the plot for this tiny fraction of the story is virtually nonexistent except as a setup for the non-Star Trek part of the story. In that regard, it's barely worth two stars.

So if what you're interested in is a wonderfully told, powerfully moving story with some minor connection to Deep Space Nine, this is EXACTLY what you're looking for. If, on the other hand, you actually want a Star Trek novel, this may not be what you want.

4-0 out of 5 stars a very good novelization
I throughly enjoyed reading this novel which is a novelization of an episode of Star Trek Deep Space Nine.The setting for most of this novel takes place in the 1950s in Harlem.Sisko (commander of Deep Space Nine) unexpectedly falls sick and is transported to Harlem, New York in the 1950s.He keeps his body but is a different person who is struggling to become a Science Fiction writer.By reading the novel we feel the main character's (Benny's) pain and wish him well, but everyone who has seen the episode knows what the outcome will be.Seeing how Benny overcame so much adversity and kept his dream alive in spite of all of the obstacles that confronted him was an emboldening story.

One of the things that I really liked about this book was how it went back to Benny's childhood and into the bodies of men from several generations back.We see Benny as a child growing up in Harlem and also as a slave in america tending the fields.

I think this story would be enjoyable for any reader, but I think those familiar with the characters on Star Trek Deep Space Nine will appreciate it much more.The story transposes the main characters from Deep Space Nine and puts them in a different setting along with Sisko giving them different names but having mostly the same personalities.

I was surprised to discover that the original episode on television was written by a white man, because it really brings out the feelings and frustrations of a black man living in a time when any black man other than a custodian, busboy or shoe shiner was seen as a threat to the majority community.

The author's note at the end of the book discusses the role of blacks in film and TV.The author makes some interesting and insightful observations on how far we've come and how Star Trek has been at the forefront in placing blacks in good parts.

5-0 out of 5 stars A memorable novelization!
Clearly "Far Beyond the Stars" was one of the best Deep Space Nine episodes in it's seven year run.Steven Barnes took that episode and, in a very short amount of time, turned the novelization into an amazing accoutrement to that episode.Even more so than the episode, you can feel for the characters in the book.It is at times gut wrenching and at other times totally enlightening.The author captured all of the character's with perfection.He also captured the 50's era with ease.A truly delightful book.If you've not read this, you need to whether or not you're a fan of trek fiction.It would be nice if the author would make another foray into the trek universe.

4-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book to accompany a wonderful episode
If you have not seen Far Beyond the Stars -- see it. It's simply one of the best Star Trek episodes ever, of all the series. Youdon't necessarily have to be a Deep Space Nine fan to enjoy it either -- just being a fan of great stories, or of science fiction, would be enough.

The book is a wonderful supplement to the TV episode, adding in many details and extra scenes. It perfectly captures the tone and mood of 1950s New York, as the episode did. Benny Russell is an unforgettable character.

The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because of a jarring line or two in there comparing the situtation of women vs. blacks in the '50s. It was totally unnecessary, IMHO, not to mention rather insensitive. A woman writer features in the story - like Benny, she's told to "call in sick" on the day the magazine staff is photographed for their next issue - how dare a woman be a sci-fi- writer? But the author says she has it better because "she can live where she wants, her kids can go to the best schools..." Hmm.

Other than that however, it's a wonderful read.

5-0 out of 5 stars "Wonder-full" and wonderful book!!
I liked the episode, but the book was so much better there's almost no comparison.Steven Barnes' story of Benny Russell's struggle to preserve his dream of "Deep Space Nine" against racism blends a Christ-figure with the same restrained, tolling tone as Langston Hughes' poetry to show a man whose passion is such that it elevates his "fiction" to the level of prophecy (inside the Trek universe, anyway).Read this story and then consider its basic premise in general terms.Your life just might change in unexpected ways. ... Read more

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