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