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Old September 24 2013, 05:14 PM   #41
jaime
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Re: TF: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack - Review Thread (Spoilers!

Only thing I am not sure about (aside from the cover...apart from dropping the characters off at the beginning, it features not at all) is the recasting of the obsidian order as the good guys, though I suppose as a sort of political commentary for where organisations like the CIA or FBI can end up it's not impossible (it's pretty much said that the OO was set up a an anti mafia branch...but ends up more like a secret brotherhood by the present...) aside from that and the fact Picard is a support character in a book with his ship on th cover, it's a pretty awesome book, particularly when read alongside 'a stitch in time' and 'the never-ending sacrifice' it's interestingly fifties Berlin, but the idea of a book from within a culture warning of a cultures future, whilst being in a book from a culture.....twisty turns, and makes this series look to have a lot of social commentary in the trek tradition. This is very much a ds9 series so far though isn't it?
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