When you think about Cardassia in Star Trek literature, one of the first names that comes to mind is Una McCormack. In several stories – Face Value in Prophecy and Change, The Lotus Flower in Worlds of Deep Space Nine, and Hollow Men – she helped to shape the novels’ current vision of Cardassia in general, or individual Cardassians like Garak. Recently, her newest novel The Never-Ending Sacrifice was released. “The book is a Bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story,” explains Una, who has kindly agreed to talk with Unreality SF about the book, and more. “It follows the character Rugal, whom we met in the second-season episode Cardassians, after he leaves for Cardassia at the end of that episode. It’s about his struggles to come to terms with that huge and unwanted change in his life, while Cardassia collapses around him.”
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