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A Terrible Beauty
Series: Deep Space Nine
Miniseries: Mirror Universe
Author(s): Jim Johnson
Publication information
Printed: Shards and Shadows
Date: 2376 (2358, 2361, 2365 2372 & 2375)



The story of Keiko Ishikawa's life from working in the Alliance mines, to escaping to Terok Nor and meeting Miles O'Brien.


Keiko IshikawaMiles O'BrienMichael EddingtonLuther SloanLeeta • Sam Bowers • Zarale • Tasha Yar • Broca • Chu'lak • Thirishar ch'Thane • Kozak • Tiron
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Julian BashirSpockT'Lara • Zek




Bajor • Korvat • Terok NorWardroom
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Badlands • Empok Nor


AndorianBajoran • Bolian • Cardassian • Human • KlingonVulcan
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Starship classes

States and Organizations

Klingon-Cardassian Alliance • Memory Omega • Terran Rebellion


Bloodwine • Comfort woman • Delta • Gamma • Obachan • OverseerSarium krellide • Soporific • Sto-vo-korTerran • Theta • Vulcan salute


  • Robert Lyons of named "A Terrible Beauty" as the best story in the Shards and Shadows in his review. [1]

Related Stories

  • Saturn's Children - The 2376 portions of A Terrible Beauty begin two weeks after Saturn's Children.
Stories featuring the mirror universe
Enterprise episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly" • prose: Age of the Empress • "Nobunaga"

The Original Series episode: "Mirror, Mirror" • comics: "... Promises to Keep" • "Double Image" • "Deadly Reflection!" • "The Tantalus Trap!" • "Masquerade!" • "Behind Enemy Lines!" • "The Beginning of the End..." • "Homecoming..." • Fragile GlassMirror Images ("Issue 1" • "Issue 2" • "Issue 4" • "Issue 5") • prose: SpectreDark VictoryPreserverThe Sorrows of Empire • "Ill Winds" • "The Greater Good" • video game: Shattered Universe
The Next Generation comic: "Mirror Images, Issue 3" • prose: Dark MirrorThreeThe Worst of Both Worlds • "The Traitor" • "The Sacred Chalice" • "For Want of a Nail"
Deep Space Nine episodes: "Crossover" • "Through the Looking Glass" • "Shattered Mirror" • "Resurrection" • "The Emperor's New Cloak" • comic: "Enemies & Allies" • prose: Dark PassionsWarpathSaturn's ChildrenFearful Symmetry • "A Terrible Beauty" • The Soul Key
Voyager prose: The Mirror-Scaled Serpent • "Bitter Fruit"
New Frontier comics: Turnaround ("Part I" • "Part II" • "Part III" • "Part IV" • "Part V") • prose: Cutting Ties • "Homecoming"
Klingon Empire prose: "Family Matters" Titan prose: "Empathy" Vanguard prose: "The Black Flag"
Miniseries and anthologies comics: The Mirror Universe SagaTurnaroundMirror Imagesprose: Mirror Universe TrilogyMirror Universe (Glass EmpiresObsidian AlliancesShards and Shadows)
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chronological order

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