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Old December 11 2013, 04:19 AM   #1
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Found Trek reference in The Broken Empire trilogy

I believe I found a Star Trek reference in The Broken Empire trilogy that I'm currently reading. For those not familiar with the series, it's a dark fantasy series that you eventually find out is taking place roughly 1,000 years in the future in a post-apocalyptic Europe. The series is by Mark Lawrence.

Anyway, in the second book, King of Thorns, the main character is thinking of a situation from his childhood and thinking that his whole world is a game. He then makes reference to some ancient book; he's always making reference to some ancient book of knowledge or other. He says "When a game cannot be won, change the game. I read that in the book of Kirk."

Who else could that be? I like finding little Trek related Easter Eggs like that.

- Byron

UPDATE: I just received a confirmation email from Mr. Lawrence that this was definitely a Kobayashi Maru reference.
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