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Old July 10 2013, 11:06 PM   #571
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^Well, we don't know those symbols are just for Connies. The Tellarite/Antares insignia was for a freighter, after all. And we don't know what classes of ship the arrowhead-wearing officers in the starbase bar in "Court-martial" were from.
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Old August 17 2014, 08:08 PM   #572
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Well it has been some time since someone wrote here be if you read this Christopher would you be kind enough to answer a question? Is your Alan Sheehan related to the MACO corporal named John Sheehan from Beneath the Raptor's Wing?
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Old August 17 2014, 08:42 PM   #573
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Is your Alan Sheehan related to the MACO corporal named John Sheehan from Beneath the Raptor's Wing?
Not that I know of. The character name, along with Regina Tallarico's, was recycled from my original writing. Sometimes I reuse names from unsold stories to save me the trouble of coming up with new ones. In fact, these names were doubly recycled, since I cribbed them from unsold stories when I needed to flesh out the cast of a spec novel, then decided it had too many characters after all and cut them again.

The name may owe a little something to my 6th-grade English teacher Miss Sheehan. I usually got on very well with my English teachers.
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Old August 18 2014, 09:06 AM   #574
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^I see, my literature teachers always liked me as well. Thank you.
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Old August 19 2014, 02:00 AM   #575
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I have a question for you, Christopher. I don't mean to put forth any story ideas or ask you to spoil your future novels, so I'll put this question this way: Are you aware of John Harriman's grandfather?

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Old August 19 2014, 02:31 AM   #576
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I have a question for you, Christopher. I don't mean to put forth any story ideas or ask you to spoil your future novels, so I'll put this question this way: Are you aware of John Harriman's grandfather?
Yes, and actually I recently edited Memory Beta's entry on the character when I realized it was leading me astray. It claimed that Blackjack Harriman's father was a Starfleet officer who fought in the Romulan War, but the ages didn't work out so I dug into it more closely, and saw that the text of Serpents Among the Ruins actually said that Blackjack's father was a child during the war. Which scuttled my plans to feature him as a captain or starbase commander or something.
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Old August 19 2014, 03:04 AM   #577
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^Oh. I just re-read that passage myself and realized that you're right.
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Old August 22 2014, 12:53 AM   #578
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A question on a different subject: I recently found the second and third novels in The Janus Gate trilogy at my local library. I'm not going to finish them until I can find the first one, but I noticed that they apparently feature the races Tlaolians and Shechenag as well as time travel. Did they have any influence on the Ky'rha and the Shenchorig? In particular, are the names of the latter ones intentionally similar?
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Old August 22 2014, 01:59 AM   #579
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A question on a different subject: I recently found the second and third novels in The Janus Gate trilogy at my local library. I'm not going to finish them until I can find the first one, but I noticed that they apparently feature the races Tlaolians and Shechenag as well as time travel. Did they have any influence on the Ky'rha and the Shenchorig? In particular, are the names of the latter ones intentionally similar?
Not intentionally. However, looking back, it seems I did read The Janus Gate during the time when I would've been working on the manuscript for Watching the Clock (in fact, I probably tracked it down because of its time-travel content, though I ultimately decided not to draw on it), so I could've been subconsciously remembering the name. On the other hand, "Shenchorig" does sound very much like the kind of name I'd make up entirely on my own (cf. Torvig from Titan, based on a character named Chorvigg that I'd created many years earlier).
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Old August 22 2014, 02:09 AM   #580
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I see.
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