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By Christian
July 11, 2000 - 10:37 PM

The Daily Bruin's Howard Ho has written a review of 'A Stitch In Time', the recent DS9 novel by Andrew Robinson (Garak). Here's the first part from his, in general very positive, review:

Before Isaac Asimov, the science fiction genre was similar to the horror genre, providing a chilling vision of something that might exist. After Asimov, however, science fiction writers became more like historians, documenting a future consistent with itself. Asimov's own history of the future spanned from 1996, a time that he predicted would see the invention of human-like robots, to tens of millennia later when the Galactic Empire would come under the power of the Foundation.

Perhaps the only other future history more daunting than Asimov's is Gene Roddenberry's. Star Trek has created a universe so complete that Klingon is considered a real language. In this tradition comes Andrew Robinson's "A Stitch in Time," a novel about Elim Garak's coming-of-age. Robinson, who played Garak on the TV series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," provides insight into alien culture and helps further clarify the minutiae that define the Star Trek universe.

You can read on here.

Also new is a review at Cinescape of 'Preserver', the new book by William Shatner (James T. Kirk). Reviewer 'Khan' awarded the book 3 out of 4 stars:

I hope this book will be the final word said about the mirror universe concept in Star Trek, and the writers of Voyager or the upcoming new series will never touch the issue again. It is a nice conclusion, and should stay so. And as for Kirk's comeback and being back in action, he is welcome to us fans always 'til the Edge of Forever.

The full review can be found at Cinescape.

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