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Ben Maxwell October 4 2013 10:24 PM

The amount of continuity porn in a Cox novel
 
So I"m 1\3rd of the way through the Q Continuum Trilogy..

Holy crap. I'm a Trek fan buy my knowledge isnt any where near the sheer amount of references, one liners and inside jokes these books have.

What does everyone think about this book? I just finished the first one and the only thing I've learned is that Lem Fal is crazy, Barclay's still a dolt, the Calamarain are protecting the Barrier, and Q has obviously locked 0 inside.

That's a lot of padding for a trilogy. Hope things pick up with Book Two.

Therin of Andor October 4 2013 11:37 PM

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Ben Maxwell wrote: (Post 8729332)
I'm a Trek fan buy my knowledge isnt any where near the sheer amount of references, one liners and inside jokes these books have.

So how do you know they are references and in-jokes? :p

Greg Cox October 5 2013 03:07 PM

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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 8729566)
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Ben Maxwell wrote: (Post 8729332)
I'm a Trek fan buy my knowledge isnt any where near the sheer amount of references, one liners and inside jokes these books have.

So how do you know they are references and in-jokes? :p

Not that he's wrong, of course. Lord knows I'm a shameless continuity pornographer . . . . ;)

Julio Angel Ortiz October 5 2013 05:33 PM

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Come on, everyone loves continuity-on-continuity action.

Greg Cox October 5 2013 05:34 PM

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Julio Angel Ortiz wrote: (Post 8731834)
Come on, everyone loves continuity-on-continuity action.

"Oh, reference me, baby! Reference me!"

Christopher October 5 2013 05:48 PM

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I prefer to think of it as "continuity erotica"...

Ronald Held October 5 2013 09:52 PM

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What is wrong with continuity porn or etotica?

CorporalCaptain October 5 2013 11:13 PM

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The Eugenics Wars 1 & 2 gave me a nerdgasm!!!1!!! Thanks, Greg! :hugegrin:

Nerys Myk October 5 2013 11:21 PM

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Closed Caption wrote: (Post 8733127)
The Eugenics Wars 1 & 2 gave me a nerdgasm!!!1!!! Thanks, Greg! :hugegrin:

That was some hardcore XXX action continuity porn. Some of which might still be illegal in most states.

jpv2000 October 6 2013 12:27 AM

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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 8731468)
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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 8729566)
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Ben Maxwell wrote: (Post 8729332)
I'm a Trek fan buy my knowledge isnt any where near the sheer amount of references, one liners and inside jokes these books have.

So how do you know they are references and in-jokes? :p

Not that he's wrong, of course. Lord knows I'm a shameless continuity pornographer . . . . ;)

Just one of the things I love about your, and Christopher's, novels is all the mentions and subtle nods to what has come before. Keep it coming. :techman:

BillJ October 6 2013 01:04 AM

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No author is better at using so many different pieces of continuity and make it not seem overbearing.

JD October 6 2013 01:10 AM

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You guys just made me choke on my Gatorade. Not cool!

Greg Cox October 6 2013 01:30 AM

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Ben Maxwell wrote: (Post 8729332)

What does everyone think about this book? I just finished the first one and the only thing I've learned is that Lem Fal is crazy, Barclay's still a dolt, the Calamarain are protecting the Barrier, and Q has obviously locked 0 inside.

That's a lot of padding for a trilogy. Hope things pick up with Book Two.

Getting serious for a moment. That was my first attempt at a trilogy and I'll admit that I struggled with the pacing a bit . . . .

Elias Vaughn October 6 2013 05:24 AM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 8731897)
I prefer to think of it as "continuity erotica"...

Well, technically it's all in black and white, so I'm down with this.

King Daniel Into Darkness October 6 2013 01:14 PM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 8731897)
I prefer to think of it as "continuity erotica"...

This needs some mood-setting music...


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