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Jsplinis March 31 2013 02:31 AM

Mere Anarchy Question?
 
I have a question about the Mere Anarchy mini-series. Do you have to read the entire series to understand it or can the individual stories stand alone? I'm particularly interested in The Blood Rimmed Tide but will I be able to follow it without having read the rest?

Thanks and have fun,
jsplinis

Christopher March 31 2013 02:38 AM

Re: Mere Anarchy Question?
 
Each installment was written to stand as a separate story, necessarily, since they take place years apart and are by different authors, and each one has a different focus. If you pick up just one story in the middle, there will be a sense of the characters returning to a place they've been before and reconnecting with people they've known before, but then, a lot of standalone stories are like that. (How many TOS episodes had Kirk reuniting with old girlfriends?)

In fact, I'd say that of all the stories, The Blood-Dimmed Tide is the one that probably works best as a standalone, since it has less to do with the people of Mestiko and more to do with the Klingons than the rest.


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