Penname: PSGarak [Contact]
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Member Since: 02 Aug 2009
Membership status: Member
Bio: I've loved Star Trek most of my life. Growing up, I pretty much lived and breathed the original series. I can remember getting in trouble for sneaking out of bed to watch reruns on late night TV. It was the first TV show that ever made me cry.

Deep Space 9 made me fall in love with Trek all over again, for different reasons. Of all the Trek races, the one that seized my imagination the most was the Cardassians. As is usual for me, I found the ambiguous villains and gray (literally) anti-heroes more compelling than the supposed good guys. It's a theme I'll probably explore in one way or another all my life.

Ambiguity is a comfortable state for me, my natural state: neither black nor white, good nor evil, straight nor gay. I prefer the shades of gray.
Gender: undisclosed
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Stories by PSGarak
To the Moon by PSGarak    Rated: T      Reviews (61
Summary: Past Featured StoryEarth is in shambles at the end of a devastating nuclear war, World War III. With the environment poisoned and millions dead, the population gathers in vast, enclosed hubs to recover. Ex-Marines and war veterans Jack Sledge and Cedric Henderson intend not just to survive but thrive in this post-apocalyptic environment, aided by their trusty cargo shuttle, the Molly Magee, and a motley crew of ambitious survivors.

Chapters: 19    Table of Contents
Categories: Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - Multiple
Genre: Action/Adventure
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: The Offworlders
Completed: No    Word count: 61237    Read Count: 17496
[Report This] Published: 25 Aug 2009 Updated: 03 Dec 2009
A Game of Stones by PSGarak    Rated: T      Reviews (18
Summary: Three years after the culmination of his doomed assignment to the Angel System and single-minded recovery, Enabran Tain is poised on the cusp of career advancement with the pending retirement of a noted supervisor. Not all is as it seems, as he is drawn into an ever more dangerous game with a shadowy opponent who is obviously playing for keeps.
Chapters: 6    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - DS9, Tain, Enabran
Genre: Drama, Family, Mystery
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: Tain Rising
Completed: No    Word count: 14352    Read Count: 5175
[Report This] Published: 01 Oct 2009 Updated: 02 Dec 2009
Summary: Elim Garak visits an alternate Cardassia, only to discover his people aren't the only Cardassians in need, but Oralius binds them all.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Crossovers, Deep Space Nine, Alternate Universes, Expanded Universes
Characters: Dukat, Skrain (SigCat), Ensemble Cast - Multiple, Garak, Elim
Genre: Alternate Universe, Drama, Family, Friendship
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 7056    Read Count: 618
[Report This] Published: 17 Oct 2009 Updated: 17 Oct 2009
The Blind Moon is for Lovers by PSGarak    Rated: T      Reviews (3
Summary: A young Obsidian Order probe, Enabran Tain, learns a difficult lesson about defeat, success, and the reasons for the harsh lessons of the Bamarren Institute for State Intelligence.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - Multiple, Tain, Enabran
Genre: Drama, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Adult Situations, Violence
Series: Tain Rising
Completed: Yes    Word count: 9694    Read Count: 503
[Report This] Published: 16 Oct 2009 Updated: 16 Oct 2009
A Day to Rival THE Day by PSGarak    Rated: K+      Reviews (6
Summary: Second chances come maybe once in a lifetime, if that. One Cardassian learns an important lesson about time spent and squandered and takes a bold step toward a new direction, even if he will stumble along the way.
Winner: Temporal Mechanics Challenge
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine
Characters: Ensemble Cast - DS9, Garak, Elim
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Romance, Tragedy
Warnings: Character Death
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2301    Read Count: 596
[Report This] Published: 28 Sep 2009 Updated: 28 Sep 2009
Obsidian Objective by PSGarak    Rated: T      Reviews (52
Summary: Enabran Tain, ambitious, ruthless, and yet not without hidden weaknesses, wants nothing more than to rise to the very top of Cardassian intelligence, the Obsidian Order. On a road paved with deadly obstacles, how will he succeed, and will he destroy those closest to him in the process?
Chapters: 19    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - DS9, Ensemble Cast - Multiple, Tain, Enabran
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death, Violence
Series: Tain Rising
Completed: Yes    Word count: 43599    Read Count: 17569
[Report This] Published: 04 Aug 2009 Updated: 24 Sep 2009
The Hound of the Baskervilles? by PSGarak    Rated: K+      Reviews (2
Summary: Winner of the Trek BBS September Challenge--A Mystery Tale! Dr. Julian Bashir wants to show Garak why Earth mystery novels are enjoyable and enlists the aid of Chief Miles O'Brien. Unfortunately, not all is as it seems as he soon finds out in an entertaining holoprogram gone horribly wrong.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine
Characters: Bashir, Julian, Garak, Elim, O'Brien, Miles
Genre: Mystery
Warnings: Violence
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4342    Read Count: 635
[Report This] Published: 21 Sep 2009 Updated: 21 Sep 2009
Take a Chance on Me by PSGarak    Rated: K      Reviews (5
Summary: The worst hells are those that are self-created.
Winner: Bad Penny Challenge
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Ensemble Cast - DS9
Genre: Tragedy
Warnings: None
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 848    Read Count: 526
[Report This] Published: 29 Aug 2009 Updated: 29 Aug 2009
Checkmate by PSGarak    Rated: T      Reviews (4
Summary: Past Featured StoryIt's 2374. The Dominion War is raging, and one casualty is the tie that binds two sworn enemies. Elim Garak finally gets a wish, to see an old enemy, Gul Dukat, brought low. Will he take his satisfaction or cede the fight for once and for all? Can the cost of victory ever be too high?
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine
Characters: Bashir, Julian, Ensemble Cast - DS9, Garak, Elim
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Adult Situations, Character Death
Series: Enemies and Adversaries Trilogy
Completed: Yes    Word count: 2943    Read Count: 733
[Report This] Published: 23 Aug 2009 Updated: 23 Aug 2009
The Thing in the Corner by PSGarak    Rated: T      Reviews (14
Summary: In 2370, Commander Benjamin Sisko manages to take a trip to Bajor with his son Jake that he has wanted for an entire year. When things go drastically awry, the terror doesn't stop on the planet but spreads to the space station Deep Space Nine. Can the crew and denizens of the station discover what's really happening before the madness consumes them all?
Chapters: 10    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine
Characters: Ensemble Cast - DS9
Genre: Horror
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Violence
Series: None
Completed: Yes    Word count: 22784    Read Count: 8407
[Report This] Published: 19 Aug 2009 Updated: 20 Aug 2009
Check by PSGarak    Rated: T      Reviews (4
Summary: The year is 2369. A little less than one year after his exile from Cardassia Prime, Elim Garak learns that the Cardassian Union is withdrawing from Bajoran space. Taking this to mean that he is to withdraw as well, he begins preparations for a new life, only to learn that powerful men hold powerful grudges, and that in places like Terok Nor, hope is as ephemeral as the morning.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine, Expanded Universes
Characters: Garak, Elim
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Adult Situations, Violence
Series: Enemies and Adversaries Trilogy
Completed: Yes    Word count: 3182    Read Count: 555
[Report This] Published: 12 Aug 2009 Updated: 12 Aug 2009
Power Play by PSGarak    Rated: T      Reviews (5
Summary: In 2368 Prefect Dukat of Terok Nor learns that he has a new subordinate, the recently exiled Obsidian Order operative known to him only as Garak. Unable to resist visiting humiliation upon the Cardassian he holds responsible for the execution of his father as a traitor, he assigns him to run a tailor's shop to eke out a living as best as he can. After that he determines to think about Garak as little as possible, but this proves to be much more difficult than he hoped or planned.
Chapters: 1    Table of Contents
Categories: Deep Space Nine
Characters: Garak, Elim
Genre: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Violence
Series: Enemies and Adversaries Trilogy
Completed: Yes    Word count: 4511    Read Count: 813
[Report This] Published: 03 Aug 2009 Updated: 03 Aug 2009