* Would it kill anyone if in print the Q were referred to as Qn or similar?
That 'n' is actually to the power of but I can't make the character display correctly here.
Actually what you'd want there is a subscript, not a superscript.
But it was TNG itself, and then VGR, that established that all Q refer to themselves and each other simply as Q. The books are just being true to that precedent.