Farscape reference in Demons of Air?

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  1. setacourse

    setacourse Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I remember "This is Captain Monaghan of the Mars freighter Halloran" offhand, because Marjorie Monaghan played Tessa Holloran of the Mars resistance in Babylon 5. But I just came across a review that ended "For an extra bit of fun, try to find the Farscape references DeCandido slipped in to the story...you'll know them when you see them."

    It's got my curiosity up, and I don't want to reread it *just* to find the reference. Is this the one where someone is a fan of the Dominars or something? <fuzzy memory>

    Edit: Is there an all-on-one-page list of Star Trek fiction books anywhere? All I've found have a separate page for each series.
     
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  2. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    ^ Nope, that's not it. I wrote Demons of Air and Darkness immediately after finishing my Farscape novel House of Cards, so I had 'Scape on the brain. But the reference is subtle...
     
  3. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Hmmm...I'm ashamed to admit that I missed it and I'm a huge Scaper (Farscape is the second greatest science-fiction ever in my mind). :o
     
  4. lvsxy808

    lvsxy808 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "Lieutenant, you might want to try the Hynerian coding system."
     
  5. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    ^ That's one. :)
     
  6. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Just like you seemed to have had Firefly on the brain while writing the 3rd Gorkon book, after writing the Serenity adaptation (Mal Rennols, Gorram Grasslands). ;)
     
  7. JD

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    Wow, I never realized how many hidden non-Trek references there were in the books. Sadly I don't think I've ever actually picked up any of them myself, unless of course they've already been pointed out to me.
     
  8. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    ^ Which is why I endeavor to keep them subtle and small. The people who get it get it and move on, the people who don't don't even notice. :)
     
  9. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Ah, cool. I guess I'll have to read the book again...

    ...right after I'm done with the gazillion other books that are already waiting to be read. :lol:
     
  10. Starbreaker

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    I don't remember catching any Farscape references at this moment, but I know I would have noticed Hynerian the time.
     
  11. setacourse

    setacourse Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm not sure what it takes, because I've caught a few, but the Hynerian and Mal Rennols refs flew by me when I was reading them. And KRAD implies another Farscape ref in Demons of... *flips through book*

    Ones I remember offhand: I was tickled by the "you don't know how to use the intercom" West Wing exchange in Articles of the Federation, the reveal of Ripley's aliens in Mission Gamma: Cathedral, and Xev Chiana (Lexx and Farscape!) in Genesis Wave.

    Someone pointed out a Dr Who reference in Ishmael and one of Diane Duane's early Trek books.

    Exactly how it should be. Includes non-joke textures too. It enhances the reading pleasure of those who make the connection, but it's enjoyable and understandable to all.
     
  12. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

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    See I didn't even get the Exomorph one until someone pointed that out to me, and that one was pretty obvious once I realize what it was. I just remembered that I did get Huilan right off the bad, but that's the only one the immediately comes to mind, although there probably have been a few others I got as quickly. For me I can usually pick out the influence of names and such fairly quickly, it's just the descriptions of people and things that I don't usually pick up.

    Isn't Ishmael the one with all of the cameo appearances by characters from other series, and franchises?
     
  13. foravalon

    foravalon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Keith does like to use "frell" a lot. Unrelated, but there's also a Doctor Who reference in the first Vanguard book.
     
  14. lvsxy808

    lvsxy808 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Does somebody reverse the polarity of the neutron flow?
     
  15. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    ^ Not on a first date, no.







    What?
     
  16. setacourse

    setacourse Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    He does? There is?? *requests Vanguard: Harbinger from library*

    See? Diff'rent strokes. I didn't pick up on Huilan until I either read one of the lovely annotations or read it here. And my little sister loves Lilo & Stitch!

    The exomorph one slowly peeled back the layers of suspicion as to who Taran'atar was fighting as each new description until I was certain. That's the one that amuses me most, because it's only described, not named. If I loved Stitch like my sister does, that would probably be my favorite.

    Wikipedia Yep.
     
  17. captcalhoun

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    is Firefly why there's a Klingon with a fetish for St'aw'berRies?

    the first time i read "Eleven Hours Out" i missed it, but the second time i noticed the U.S.S. Columbia's crew are all named for the crew of the shuttle Columbia.
     
  18. foravalon

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    Subtle ref to Jon Pertwee the 3rd Doctor and his infamous techno-babble I believe.
     
  19. setacourse

    setacourse Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    ^ I think Dayton's What? is just his "surprise" at our shock to his turning Who technobabble into something erotic. :)

    Don't know about the Klingon's love for them, but I recall an author mentioning a young girl gifting a small red object to get people to take them away in their ship was a Kaylee strawberry ref I never would've gotten on my own. :) Forgot which one, but I think it's SCE.

    I noticed Columbia because of the name McCool, which caused me to remember, look him up and realize they all were.
     
  20. Dayton Ward

    Dayton Ward Word Pusher Rear Admiral

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    Rest assured, I got the reference :)