Meditations on a Crimson Shadow is a piece of Cardassian literature by the writer Preloc. It takes place during a war between the Cardassian Union and the Klingons.
The Loo Wess region of Cardassia features heavily in the novel. (ST reference: Federation Travel Guide)
In 2370, Elim Garak gave Julian Bashir a copy of the novel. (DS9 episode: "The Wire")