Found Trek reference in The Broken Empire trilogy

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

  1. bfollowell

    bfollowell Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 10, 2010
    Evansville, IN, USA
    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.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2013
  2. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    Sounds like it could be to me.
  3. trampledamage

    trampledamage Clone Moderator

    Sep 11, 2005
    hitching a ride to Erebor
    That's cool! Definitely a Kirk thing to do, as well. Nice :techman:
  4. Ghosty McGhostface

    Ghosty McGhostface Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 10, 2003
    Right behind you! Boo!
    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: