Now Available; The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko
Captain Benjamin Sisko was brilliantly portrayed by Avery Brooks in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for seven years. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen anything of the captain since that time no matter how much we fans want him to come back.
We got to know him onscreen, saw his love for Jake and how much of a connected father he was. He exuded authority and compassion and commanded Deep Space Nine like no one else could have. He never backed down from a fight and didn’t hesitate to reprove, congratulate, or recommend. Simply put, he was a fabulous captain. And now you can learn even more about him in the new autobiography by Titan Books.
Released on November 21, The Autobiography of Benjamin Sisko starts from the beginning
Without revealing any spoilers, this book gives you a unfiltered look at Ben Sisko from his time as a child with his family in New Orleans and his longing for something more than the restaurant his father loved. You’ll journey with him as he learns about the transporter, follows his parents’ advice when it comes to his trek to the Starfleet Academy, and learn unsurprisingly, how gifted he was.
The book is “based on over fifty hours of video the captain sent to his son through the wormhole before he left.” And starts with an introduction by Jake, but he allows the story to be told in Sisko’s own words. It reads much like a love letter to his son, introducing him to the many people Jake never got to meet and, in the meantime, introducing us as well.
The autobiography is an inspiring, at times gut-wrenching, look into the life of one of Starfleet’s best captains. Though bittersweet since no one has seen him since he left with the Bajoran prophets, the book will leave you feeling like, for the first time, you really know Benjamin Sisko. And will probably make you want to watch Deep Space Nine again with this new knowledge. And that’s a good thing.