The Crossover UniverseTM is a companion blog to the books Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1-2 by Win Scott Eckert, and the forthcoming Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1-2 by Sean Levin. Material excerpted from Crossovers Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2010-2014 by Win Scott Eckert. All rights reserved. Material excerpted from Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2014-present by Sean Levin. All rights reserved.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Crossover Cover: Casino Infernale
Eddie Drood and Molly Metcalf try to bring down the Shadow Bank, a mysterious conspiracy that bankrolls the evil schemes of villains. Appearing or mentioned are: Kayleigh’s Eye, the London Knights, Dead Boy, the Nightside, John Taylor, and Jacqueline Hyde (from Green's Nightside series); J.C. Chance, the Carnacki Institute, Natasha Chang, and the Crowley Project (from Green's Ghost Finders series); Bruin Bear and the Sea Goat and Shadows Fall (from Green's novel Shadows Fall); Bradford-on-Avon (the fictionalized version of the real town seen in Green's novel Drinking Midnight Wine); the Traveling Doctor, who said that bow ties are cool (the CU version of the Doctor of Doctor Who fame); a triffid (a CU version of the plant seen in John Wyndham's apocalyptic science fiction novel The Day of the Triffids); the Brotherhood of the Vril (a reference to the Vril from Edward Bulwer-Lytton's The Coming Race); the Little Lord (from Green's Hawk and Fisher novellas); and the Elder Gods (from Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, of course.)
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I wonder how Triffids fit in with the CU. Obviously, The Day of the Triffids (great book) could not fit in with the CU.ReplyDelete
I seem to remember the book had them originally found in South America (though, I believe the movie implied they were from outer space), so maybe they were just not as widely known in the CU as oppose to be used in pharmaceuticals in the book. Actually, even today a lot of South America is unexplored. Though, unfortunately, satellite and airplane photos seem to indicate there is no plateaus with dinosaurs.