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    Interconnected Sci Fi universes have been home for many great or at least classic stories. Issac Asimov Had a future history that started in 1999ad with iRobot and streached some where past the 50000 year mark with foundatioin series. Sigler may never write that many books but the will be more interesting reads, blood and guts do hold my attention so much better then cold logic.

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    Hero’s dads licence plate was cool, but if you want blink an you miss it geek goodness. In the BSG mini Series just before you are introduced to Loura Roslin in the the sky scape above Caprica city for a second or two you can make out a Firefly coming into land.

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    It’s so much easier to find all these connections with the print versions, I bet. I just finished the print version of Earthcore, and have it open by my side while I go through and add anal retentive details on minor characters to the Siglerpedia :)


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    I’ve noticed a few links as well. My problem, though, is that I get myself so caught up in the story that I can’t or don’t pay infinitesimal anal retentive attention to the physical description of the creatures in the stories.

    so I have a WHOLE lot of those “dude.. wait, was that a… dammit I can’t remember what that one looked like for sure!!” sort of moments.

    I’m a recent junkie, I’m finishing up Earthcore now, and then I’ll be caught up.

    Now I’ll have to listen all over again to make sure i have the connections right.

    good GOD I just reread my first few lines. It looks like I barfed a damn dictionary.

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    Like Hero’s Dad’s license plate in Heroes. If you pay attention, you get the reward.

    I enjoyed the cross-over contest with Infection for just this reason. I had to pay attention to the genre, not just Siggie’s works.

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    You just gotta pick something fun and dive right in. Otherwise we’ll never get the damn thing populated. I’m reading the print version of EarthCore now and adding tidbits here and there as I go.


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    editing wikis is what many people do when they’re being lazy. :-)

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    Nice responses here guys. I may have to go in and edit the Wiki a bit. But Im too damn lazy right now.

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    I’m all about the inside joke and the reference that only 1 in 159 people will understand, and I think that the type of ‘cross-pollination’ that happens in the Sig-verse is what gives the thousands of displaced MST3K fans (MSTies) something new to happily obsess over. The bonus is, it’s not just in the Sig-verse, but in the pod-novel writers’ uber-clique as a whole… I’m not ashamed to say that I almost soiled myself with glee when I listened to ‘Hell’. (spoiler successfully avoided)

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    It’s like I finally get the joke… I grew up a freak and a geek, and nobody else got my Star Trek references, or thought Buckaroo Banzai was funny. Now, we all know better.

    Of course, as a VBA programmer, I’m still doing the homework of the popular kids.

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    Anytime i notice something like this, i just sit up, listen to the bit again, then giggle for a while.

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    Oh Lord…

    You are totally right. It’s all about sharing the effort. I’m just afraid to start some of the things, because I don’t want to get picked on for doing it wrong… I should get over that (note to self… tell therapist I have starting project issues…)

    To the WIKI!

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    Hello all. This is a very exciting thread! What a thrill to see you all putting the pieces together. It all leads to something really, really big – that I might not get to in this lifetime (or I might be bullshitting you all and I haven’t figured out what the "big thing" is yet).

    Anyway, NOCTURNAL is present-day, happening right now. I’m even going to address real-time news issues in the podcast. That might change for the print version. Therefore, there’s not going to be a lot of links to the ROOKIE Universe, although it’s all one big universe — ROOKIE is our universe, just way out in that there future.

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    It definitely falls in the universe, though. One more for the wall chart…

    Am I gonna have to make the chart myself, or did someone else volunteer? Who knows how to edit the wiki, ’cause I’d probably break the frakkin’ thing.

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    “I’m waiting for a big ol’ wall chart timeline in the future showing us all how the pieces that are in the puzzle fit together.”

    That would be cool as hell.

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    Siggie leaked (?) that it’s possible that the rocktopi under Mt. Fitzroy may have avoided the disease that screwed up the rocktopi we saw in Earthcore. Maybe there’s another population in Nocturnal?

    It’s also possible that it may be a stand-alone in the Universe… or even a new species we’ve not seen yet, but may see in some future novel. So, there may be a tie-in we just don’t know about yet.

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    Man, I missed that one. I need to break out my backup DVDs and relisten to that one.

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    i listened again and its true

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    There was also a reference to the ‘Kool Suit’ in ‘The Rookie,’ which I believe Scott said was a direct descendant to the ones used in ‘Ancestor.’

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    Though clearly a lot of thought has gone into putting the ‘verse together and what roles everyone and everything play, the connections themselves are usually subtle and could easily go unnoticed except by us real junkies. They’re much more bonus easter eggs for the true fans rather than cosmic lynchpins holding pieces of the story together.


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    It sounds like a different sort of story… any guesses how (besides killing off us junkies) he might link the aliens in here?

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    At the risk of quoting another famous PodCasting author, the Sigler-verse does indeed seem to pop up in almost all of his work. What I find interesting is that he doesn’t seem to use it as a crutch. If a story works and incorporates something of the ‘verse in there, we’ll find it. If including would be just too much, we don’t see it.

    Snipe Hunt is a fine example. Here, Siggie had a chance to get his work and ‘verse out to the D&D listening audience, and he apparently went in another direction.

    I’m waiting for a big ol’ wall chart timeline in the future showing us all how the pieces that are in the puzzle fit together.

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    I do remember something along those lines.

    The interconnectedness of the Siglerverse is one of my favorite parts.

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    Ok give me a sec. Ok as far as I remember. The ship that was chasing the Roctopi closley resembled the space station’s for the orbiting death. I forget the name, help me out here. OMG My memory is shot. I sound like an idiot. Plus the qwuith that quentin was talking to on the way, talked about how the Qwuith had “people” (IE the roctopi), who would go and mine Platinum from asteroids. So I just kinda put two and two together. Crap! Now I need to go listen to the Rookie again to clarify.

    Am I waaaayyy off track here scott?

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    i didnt catch the thing about the Quith

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    Has anyone noticed how just about every story sigler has ever written are linked in one way or another?

    I’ll give a few examples.

    The Alien in the story “The Wolf” was a Ki. Anyone catch that?
    The Alien’s that were chasing the Roctopi were Qwuith.

    Anyone else see any? There are some more obvious ones.

    Discuss.

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