Re: TOS: The Weight of Worlds by Greg Cox Review Thread (Spoilers!)
Gaaaaaaahhhh! I already agreed it wasn't an inconsistency, all I'm saying now is it's the perfect example of the kind of things the books are good at explaining away. It doesn't have to be explained and could be ignored, but that doesn't change the fact that it is an unexplained change, and one of the things the books have done a lot over the years is explain those kinds of things.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites