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 The United States Of Canada, Canada vs USA in Arctic Drift
Joe Hopasagabus
Posted: Aug 9 2010, 09:08 PM


It's a shame that CC doesn't research his own work for the sake of continuity for his long time readers. It really takes away from the overall arcs of all the stories concerned and becomes especially prevalent when they are crossovers. It really makes me wonder why a) there isn't better research in the books overall and cool.gif why doesn't CC have better editors? A legacy that CC has created with all these series would demand that. We should, as well.
Posted: Aug 10 2010, 02:15 AM

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You have to remember that Clive did not plan ahead when he wrote his books. Therefore he did not intend to create anomalies within the books he has written. Now if Dr. C were to write a second Dirk Pitt Revealed book he could cover this territory wthin said book. Speaking for myself, I am creating a character based series that will span several decades that will entail a well planned arc of many stories. If Dr. C had taken this route he could have prevented such problems but he did not and we can just appreciate each book on its own merits as such. wave.gif
Joe Hopasagabus
Posted: Aug 10 2010, 03:29 PM


That having been said, how do you account for characters previously dead showing up in later novels or the birth of the twins ? Or the the very large fact that Pitt raised the Titanic in one piece and in a later novel, NUMA scientists declare it's still on the ocean floor in two halves? One could argue that CC may not have looked ahead,but he certainly should have known what he wrote in earlier novels and applied those facts or happenings in a true sequel like manner instead of a haphazard approach to the very characters he worked so hard to create for the sake of a weak plot point. It makes him look stupid, frankly, or uncaring.

Good Luck with your series.
Posted: Aug 11 2010, 02:52 AM


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I agree with you on that one.
Posted: Aug 11 2010, 12:42 PM

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I joined this forum about two months ago, but it is interresting how fast one recognizes members by their comments without looking at their nick names.

Kind of pathetic when someone gets banned, registers again (which is quite a nice move from the Mods to tolerate that) and then even sympathises and agrees with the ideas of the former nick... blink.gif

Sorry, off topic, I know... but it is so obvious... even the choice of words...

Kind regards!
Joe Hopasagabus
Posted: Aug 11 2010, 02:27 PM


I don't understand what you mean.
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