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Old September 30 2012, 05:33 PM   #441
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Re: VOY: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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* 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.
Yes I understand that they all call themselves Q but I could see them so it wasn't a problem - I'm not asking for the names to be changed but rather that someone comes up with something that makes it a little easier to work out who the hell is speaking when the reader is presented with paragraph after paragraph of people with the same name having a conversation.
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