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Old October 6 2013, 02:04 PM   #16
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Re: The amount of continuity porn in a Cox novel

As long as it doesn't go overboard I love the "continuity porn" in my novels. When it comes to Star Trek, I'm basically a porn pig as long as the story keeps moving along.
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Old October 6 2013, 03:12 PM   #17
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Without teasing too much, let me just say that my upcoming book, No Time Like the Past, probably qualifies as triple-X continuity porn . . .
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Old October 6 2013, 05:05 PM   #18
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Re: The amount of continuity porn in a Cox novel

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Without teasing too much, let me just say that my upcoming book, No Time Like the Past, probably qualifies as triple-X continuity porn . . .
The last few weeks I've read Assignment: Eternity, The Rise And Fall Of Khan Noonien Singh 1 and 2, and To Reign In Hell: The Exile Of Khan Noonien Singh, Rings Of Time and the Weight Of Worlds. This week I read Dayton Ward's From History's Shadow.

No wonder I had to smoke a cigarette after each one. Continuity porn indeed.
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Old October 6 2013, 06:04 PM   #19
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Without teasing too much, let me just say that my upcoming book, No Time Like the Past, probably qualifies as triple-X continuity porn . . .
The last few weeks I've read Assignment: Eternity, The Rise And Fall Of Khan Noonien Singh 1 and 2, and To Reign In Hell: The Exile Of Khan Noonien Singh, Rings Of Time and the Weight Of Worlds. This week I read Dayton Ward's From History's Shadow.

No wonder I had to smoke a cigarette after each one. Continuity porn indeed.
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Old October 7 2013, 11:10 AM   #20
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Re: The amount of continuity porn in a Cox novel

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No author is better at using so many different pieces of continuity and make it not seem overbearing.
Agreed, where as other authors just slow and bog down the story and seem to just throw stuff in for the hell of it, making links where none are needed, same with explaining things that don't need explaining.
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Old October 7 2013, 06:57 PM   #21
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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.

The Q Continuum Trilogy is three of my favorite Star Trek books ever. I was already a huge Q fan, and this was just a great trilogy. They weren't the first great Q books (that honor would probably go to Q-Squared), but I'd say that they're even better than Q-Squared and I,Q which are two other great ST books. I'm a fan of continuity, although thats not what I think make these books great (although I do like getting an actually interesting context for the "god" in Star Trek V). It was just a great read from beginning to end.
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Old October 7 2013, 07:28 PM   #22
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They weren't the first great Q books (that honor would probably go to Q-Squared), but I'd say that they're even better than Q-Squared and I,Q which are two other great ST books.
I'd have to say that Q-In-Law would probably be a better Q novel than Q-Squared; really, what's better than Lwaxana Troi chasing Q around the Enterprise!!
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Old October 7 2013, 07:56 PM   #23
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...and now I want to read Q-in-Law.
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Old October 7 2013, 09:31 PM   #24
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...and now I want to read Q-in-Law.
Correct.
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Old October 7 2013, 10:31 PM   #25
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Q-in-law is a really good book, I also like the audiobook of that one a lot. A shame that Q-continuum trilogy never got audiobook versions, even if they would have been abridged versions I would not have minded if John de Lancie would have been the voicing it.

ps. I love the terms "continuity porn" and "continuity erotica".
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Old October 8 2013, 12:02 AM   #26
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Q-in-law is a really good book, I also like the audiobook of that one a lot. A shame that Q-continuum trilogy never got audiobook versions, even if they would have been abridged versions I would not have minded if John de Lancie would have been the voicing it.
That would've been cool indeed.

As a consolation prize, I did get John de Lancie to autograph a copy of the omnibus edition at Shore Leave a few years back.

And I believe the Q books are still my best-selling Trek books, for which I give full credit to the enormous popularity of Q himself!
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Old October 8 2013, 02:09 AM   #27
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Aside from Kirsten Beyer, I think only you and Peter David have written stories with Q. Of course the stories that you (Cox) and David wrote about Q seem to have been written more with the comedic Q from TNG, rather than the "family" Q from Voyager.
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Old October 8 2013, 02:41 AM   #28
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Aside from Kirsten Beyer, I think only you and Peter David have written stories with Q. Of course the stories that you (Cox) and David wrote about Q seem to have been written more with the comedic Q from TNG, rather than the "family" Q from Voyager.
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Old October 8 2013, 02:44 AM   #29
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Q-in-law is a really good book, I also like the audiobook of that one a lot. A shame that Q-continuum trilogy never got audiobook versions, even if they would have been abridged versions I would not have minded if John de Lancie would have been the voicing it.

ps. I love the terms "continuity porn" and "continuity erotica".
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Q-in-law is a really good book, I also like the audiobook of that one a lot. A shame that Q-continuum trilogy never got audiobook versions, even if they would have been abridged versions I would not have minded if John de Lancie would have been the voicing it.
That would've been cool indeed.

As a consolation prize, I did get John de Lancie to autograph a copy of the omnibus edition at Shore Leave a few years back.

And I believe the Q books are still my best-selling Trek books, for which I give full credit to the enormous popularity of Q himself!
I could have sworn I saw audiobooks of The Q-Cotinuum books read by John de Lancie on ITunes sometime. Guess not.
Yep, I just checked and there aren't any. I guess I must have been thinking of one of the other Q books.
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Old October 8 2013, 03:49 AM   #30
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^ As far as I know, only my Eugenics Wars books were turned into audiobooks, at least as far as my Trek output in concerned.
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