Overall Best Cardassian Novel to date...

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  1. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    As I am a bit new to this thread (Only a few months) and to Star Trek Lit as whole, I was curious, as the title of this thread states, which title thus far, seems to be in your opinion the best Cardassian based title to date. This could include a main character that is Cardassian or takes place in around Cardassia Prime etc...
    I apologize if this is a repeated thread. I recently finished James Swallow's Day of the Viper's and was much more impressed than I originally thought I was going to be. Very solid title in my opinion. I would have to assume, by default, one of Una's title will show up here. Either way, i look forward to your choices. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Paris

    Paris Commodore Commodore

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    I liked The Crimson Shadow, and I also dug KRAD's Klingon/Cardassian novel, The Art of the Impossible.
     
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  5. TheUsualSuspect

    TheUsualSuspect Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Of the ones I've read, I'd go with The Never-Ending Sacrifice. The examination of Cardassian culture and values is fascinating, the main character is complex and sympathetic, and the idea of viewing the events DS9 from a Cardassian vantage point is genius and carried out brilliantly.

    However, I've not read A Stitch in Time yet. Judging from what other posters here say about it, I suspect it will give Sacrifice a run for its money whenever I get around to reading it!
     
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  7. DonIago

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    I've got to give it to either ASiT or NES. The Terok Nor trilogy has some great stuff too (perhaps especially the first book), but that's a trilogy.
     
  8. Tosk

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    Me too. Another double vote for A Stitch in Time and Never-Ending Sacrifice. :)
     
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  9. Mage

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    Either The Never Ending Sacrifice or The Art Of The Impossible.
     
  10. Sci

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    I would vote for either The Never-Ending Sacrifice or The Crimson Shadow, both by Una McCormack. Her take on Cardassia is my favorite.
     
  11. Jinn

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    Basically everything by McCormack. She is the KRAD of Cardassians.
     
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  12. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Speaking of Una's titles, does Brinkmanship fall within a Cardassian based novel/have Cardassians within it as some of the main Characters ?
     
  13. Nyotarules

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    Never ending sacrifice - aka in my head canon as Sisko screwed up
     
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  14. DS9_Klingon

    DS9_Klingon Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Also, referring to the Terok Nor Trilogy--Are the final two titles in the series Night of the Wolves & Dawn of the Eagles--on the same level of Swallow's first title of the trilogy ? Basically, are they worth the read ?
     
  15. DonIago

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    That's two questions. :p
    1) Some people think they're not quite on the same level.
    2) I think most people think they're very worth the read, even if point 1 applies.
     
  16. Reanok

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    I like Andrew Robinson's novel A Stitch in time and Una McCormack's Novels The never Ending Sacrifice and The Crimson Shadow.
     
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    The Terok Nor novels. I like book two and three more than Day of the Vipers. And of course The Never-Ending Sacrifice.
     
  18. Jinn

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    Yes, some of Brinkmanship's main characters are Cardassian.
     
  19. JD

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    If you don't feel like reading a trilogy, the first book is actually fairly independent of the second and third, so if you wanted you could read it as a standalone.
    They're worth reading if you are interested in the DS9 characters' backstories, but I didn't they were anywhere near as good as the first one. They were OK, not great but readable.
     
  20. Stevil2001

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    A Stitch in Time is the correct answer, and I'm requesting that @trampledamage close the thread to prevent further wrong ones from being disseminated.
     
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