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Old May 15 2013, 04:29 PM   #16
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Re: star trek a stitch in time a good book?

Soooo.... you're all saying it's okay...

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Old May 15 2013, 04:30 PM   #17
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What makes this book so amazing is that the actor who played Garak, Andrew Robinson, developed a detailed backstory for his character over the years as he was playing him. So what you're seeing in the book is based on what Robinson came up with to inform his performance as Garak during the run of the show.

IIRC, didn't he used to do a series of stage performances of Garak autobiographical monologues at conventions (prior to turning this into a book)? Seems like I had been hearing about this for years before the book, which made finally reading it an extra treat.

As far as I know he's also the only Trek actor to write a solo novel, without a professional writer co-author. (I could be wrong about that.)

Also its a really well-written novel.
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Old May 15 2013, 05:33 PM   #18
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I really thought Andrew Robinson's novel about Grarak is well written and I like the backstory about Garakthat fills in the stories he told Bashir during the tun of the tv series.I read this book last summer it's one of the best ds9 standalone I've ever read.
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Old May 15 2013, 05:55 PM   #19
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As everyone else has said, it's excellent. If you're a fan of Garak at all, then you owe it to yourself to check it out.
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Old May 15 2013, 10:40 PM   #20
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I thought it was dull.
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Old May 16 2013, 02:49 AM   #21
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One of the best Trek novels out there. It's a shame Andrew Robinson didn't write more.
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Old May 16 2013, 06:22 AM   #22
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I loved it. It's not just a good Star Trek novel- it's a good novel.
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Old May 20 2013, 12:13 AM   #23
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R. Star wrote: View Post
It's a shame Andrew Robinson didn't write more.
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Old May 20 2013, 08:40 AM   #24
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Lee Son of Pete wrote: View Post
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It's a shame Andrew Robinson didn't write more.
Never a truer word spoke.
I absolutely loved A Stitch in Time, but his short story "The Calling" in Prophecy and Change was pretty poor, so I'm kind of unsure if it is a good or a bad thing that he didn't write more.
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Old May 20 2013, 10:29 PM   #25
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I very much enjoyed it; I'm re-reading the Iliana trilogy at the moment, and both Stitch and Fearful Symmetry do an excellent job of fleshing out Cardassian society, albeit with a focus on the Obsidian Order. I'm going to get around to reading The Never Ending Sacrifice soon, to continue my Cardassian education...
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Old May 21 2013, 04:42 PM   #26
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The Never Ending Sacrifice - GREAT book. As good as Stitch in Time, if not better.

You will like.
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Old May 21 2013, 10:33 PM   #27
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I believe this has been answered elsewhere but I can't find the post:

Is A Stitch In Time considered part of the "relaunch" continuity? Yes, I understand the word continuity includes many definitions but is it referenced or considered by current authors?
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Old May 21 2013, 10:41 PM   #28
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mindx2 wrote: View Post
I believe this has been answered elsewhere but I can't find the post:

Is A Stitch In Time considered part of the "relaunch" continuity? Yes, I understand the word continuity includes many definitions but is it referenced or considered by current authors?
In Avatar, Bashir's shown to be reading it. I think it was Nog who came up to Bashir asked asked what he was reading, when he replies it's a letter, Nog seemed flabbergasted he was on page 100something of a letter, then he said it was from Garak.
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Old May 21 2013, 10:47 PM   #29
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Alon Ghemor was introduced in A Stitch in Time; the Oralian Way was also first mentioned.
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Old May 21 2013, 10:51 PM   #30
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Yeah, alot of what we see of Cardassia in the novelverse comes from ASiT.
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