I just deleted this per the vote, however there seems to be a link to it on The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2 page, might this be justification for resortation? -- 8of5 18:18, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
- As soon as someone coughs up what the novel had to say about him, we can make an informed decision on that. I don't recall him having any larger role than simply being mentioned in relation to 1990s current events, but my memory on it is hardly detailed enough say 'yea' or 'nay' now.--Emperorkalan 19:25, 18 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, Saddam was added to that page by an anonymous user (22.214.171.124) back in November 2006, along with about a hundred other names/references, almost none of which have ever been elaborated on, by this user or any other. While some of the names I do recall from my own reading of the book, and others seem likely to have been mentioned, there are some, like "Garfield Reeves-Stevens" (which I am sure would have stuck in my head as an in-joke when I read it) seem at least somewhat questionable.
Like Emperor says, unless and until someone is willing to pick up the book and determine whether Saddam is merely mentioned as still being around, or if Khan had a meeting with him, there's no good reason to reinstate the article. --Seventy 22:39, 18 February 2007 (UTC).
You needn't reinstate the article. Many of the names in the book are very quick, passing references, and some are only mentioned as MASKS worn by criminals seen by Lincoln from a window. Garfield Reeves-Stevens isn't mentioned directly, but Children of the Shroud plays a part in the overall novel context, as stated in The Wold Newton Crossover Chronology. [User: Stripey].
- Well even if he is mentioned as a mask someone is wearing, that would be a mention, and he would deserve an article. - Lieutenant Ayala 17:03, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
- "as stated in The Wold Newton Crossover Chronology." What is a "Wold Newton Chronology," and why should any of us care what it says? --Seventy 01:29, 20 February 2007 (UTC).
I care what it says and said, because it told me who and what interesting and fun people and places I'd find in the books before I read them. The Wold Newton Chronology is a detailed breakdown of crossovers and tells how many literary heroes are descended from the same small group of people, victims of radiation at Wold Newton in Yorkshire in 1795. If that bores you, so be it, but I learnt a lot about Greg Cox's novels from there before I read them!