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Old October 4 2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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The amount of continuity porn in a Cox novel

So I"m 1\3rd of the way through the Q Continuum Trilogy..

Holy crap. I'm a Trek fan buy my knowledge isnt any where near the sheer amount of references, one liners and inside jokes these books have.

What does everyone think about this book? I just finished the first one and the only thing I've learned is that Lem Fal is crazy, Barclay's still a dolt, the Calamarain are protecting the Barrier, and Q has obviously locked 0 inside.

That's a lot of padding for a trilogy. Hope things pick up with Book Two.
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Old October 4 2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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I'm a Trek fan buy my knowledge isnt any where near the sheer amount of references, one liners and inside jokes these books have.
So how do you know they are references and in-jokes?
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Old October 5 2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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Therin of Andor wrote: View Post
Ben Maxwell wrote: View Post
I'm a Trek fan buy my knowledge isnt any where near the sheer amount of references, one liners and inside jokes these books have.
So how do you know they are references and in-jokes?
Not that he's wrong, of course. Lord knows I'm a shameless continuity pornographer . . . .
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Old October 5 2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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Come on, everyone loves continuity-on-continuity action.
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Old October 5 2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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Come on, everyone loves continuity-on-continuity action.
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Old October 5 2013, 05:48 PM   #6
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I prefer to think of it as "continuity erotica"...
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Old October 5 2013, 09:52 PM   #7
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What is wrong with continuity porn or etotica?
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Old October 5 2013, 11:13 PM   #8
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The Eugenics Wars 1 & 2 gave me a nerdgasm!!!1!!! Thanks, Greg!
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Old October 5 2013, 11:21 PM   #9
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The Eugenics Wars 1 & 2 gave me a nerdgasm!!!1!!! Thanks, Greg!
That was some hardcore XXX action continuity porn. Some of which might still be illegal in most states.
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Old October 6 2013, 12:27 AM   #10
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Greg Cox wrote: View Post
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Ben Maxwell wrote: View Post
I'm a Trek fan buy my knowledge isnt any where near the sheer amount of references, one liners and inside jokes these books have.
So how do you know they are references and in-jokes?
Not that he's wrong, of course. Lord knows I'm a shameless continuity pornographer . . . .
Just one of the things I love about your, and Christopher's, novels is all the mentions and subtle nods to what has come before. Keep it coming.
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Old October 6 2013, 01:04 AM   #11
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No author is better at using so many different pieces of continuity and make it not seem overbearing.
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Old October 6 2013, 01:10 AM   #12
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You guys just made me choke on my Gatorade. Not cool!
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Old October 6 2013, 01:30 AM   #13
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Ben Maxwell wrote: View Post

What does everyone think about this book? I just finished the first one and the only thing I've learned is that Lem Fal is crazy, Barclay's still a dolt, the Calamarain are protecting the Barrier, and Q has obviously locked 0 inside.

That's a lot of padding for a trilogy. Hope things pick up with Book Two.
Getting serious for a moment. That was my first attempt at a trilogy and I'll admit that I struggled with the pacing a bit . . . .
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Old October 6 2013, 05:24 AM   #14
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I prefer to think of it as "continuity erotica"...
Well, technically it's all in black and white, so I'm down with this.
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Old October 6 2013, 01:14 PM   #15
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I prefer to think of it as "continuity erotica"...
This needs some mood-setting music...
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