Found Trek reference in The Broken Empire trilogy

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by bfollowell, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. bfollowell

    bfollowell Commander Red Shirt

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    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.

    - Byron


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

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    Sounds like it could be to me.
     
  3. trampledamage

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    That's cool! Definitely a Kirk thing to do, as well. Nice :techman:
     
  4. Avro Arrow

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    Yeah, the first thing that came to mind from the quote was his Kobayashi Maru test.

    Good to know that Star Trek can survive the collapse of civilization! :lol: