a.k.a. “The Winks”
“But he, with first a start and then a wink, / Said, `There's another star gone out, I think!'”
The Vision of Judgment, 16, George Gordon (aka Lord Byron), 1788 - 1824
What are “Winks”? Well that’s the name Eric gives to hidden references in his novels.
Sometimes these are indirect thanks to a contributor;
...sometimes they are oblique historical connections or facts;
...sometimes they are just a bit of fun.
Look for the Winks links in the left-hand side menu under each book title. There you’ll find the inside secrets of the novels, together with Eric’s comments.