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Mind in the Gap is full of connections, possible causal relationships between stories, and Easter eggs. This page is the beginning of a thread for sharing what you’ve found. Put a note in the comments whenever you have something (or Tweet me, send me a message on Facebook, or relay via the stars), and I’ll start compiling a list under the spoiler alert below. I’ll keep adding to it myself to give hints, too!
- Uncle Billy appears in both The Predominator and Chapel Perilous. (Gavin)
- In Chapel Perilous, Uncle Billy has designed a robotic insect which appears in Mapmakers, though they are being used for a purpose he had decided was off the table. (Gavin)
- A newspaper article in Baily’s Beads mentions a time when some people tried to open up a black hole in the back room of a pub. That event is then described from the inside during the trippy middle section of The Fold. (Cy)
- More of a theory than a connection, but I think the virus in The Fold is what has wiped everyone out in The Last Man. (Cy)
- Squids appear in both The Fold and Frankie. In The Fold, squids are a representation of Demari the ‘sea monster’ living in the back of Aaron’s mind, and in Frankie they are a piece of tech with which the mental can be made physical. (Alexandra)
- M Theory is a Theory of Everything. M is everything and also nothing. (Cy)
- In Mapmakers, Nav starts to notice the number 23 everywhere. The book itself is littered with it too: 2 and 3, 23, 0.23, 23rd, 2.3… (Pete)
- The Ready? and Ready! at the beginning and end of the book are part of a conversation between M and Zane that starts at the end of The Last Man and is recalled by ZXXX84 in The Predominator. (Josh)
- In The Fold there is a memory stick containing all the data in the world that is used to open the black hole. In The Last Man, M gives Zane a memory stick to reboot the world. I think it’s the same memory stick. In VI, M refers to someone having taken a copy of her – I think that’s the memory stick too because she is everything. (Anon)
- ZXXX84 is Zane. All the other named androids in The Predominator have the same format. Who are they? (Hint from C.R.)