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Persepolis Rising, the seventh book of The Expanse series, introduces and features a character named Carrie Fisk; she is the leader of the

Associations of Worlds, an organization of various human colonies born on planets discovered after the activation of the Ring Network, with the purpose of vouch for those colonies' interests and representativenes in the broader human community.

Do we know if she, or more specifically her name, was inspired by the actress Carrie Fisher, that as everyone knows acted as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies? Or maybe simply an homage or a nod to her?

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    I can understand the downvotes, even if I would prefer if they come with a comment. But why the "primarily opinion based" close votes? I've explicitly asked if we know about inspirations or intentional homages, I'm not interested in personal opinions. I think that this question is answerable by community standards without having to throw in opinions. – Sekhemty Oct 26 '19 at 15:25
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    I've had a quick look about and not found anything concrete that supports or denies your claim - however this reddit thread asks a similar question, and one of the answers suggest that Carrie Fisk could also be a reference to Colonel Fisk from BSG - reddit.com/r/TheExpanse/comments/80tu45/… – Jimmery Oct 26 '19 at 17:05
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    Thank you @Jimmery, I'm not a reddit user and was not aware of that – Sekhemty Oct 26 '19 at 17:15
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    No problem. Personally, I don't understand the hate this question has received, I think it is perfectly legitimate. – Jimmery Oct 27 '19 at 16:07
  • I doubt it. The two characters don't have much in common besides the similarity in the names. – Null Oct 28 '19 at 13:52
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I've had a quick look about and not found anything concrete that supports or denies your claim - however this reddit thread asks a similar question, and one of the answers suggest that Carrie Fisk could also be a reference to Colonel Fisk from BSG

Do we know if she, or more specifically her name, was inspired by the actress Carrie Fisher.

Given the lack of solid information, all I can say is that we do not know.

  • @Jimmery probably adding the link and additional info that you included in your comment will give your answer more completeness and more appeal – Sekhemty Oct 28 '19 at 14:53
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    @Jimmery take these answers - link and link - as examples of accepted and good "we don't know" answers, they provide more details and explainations. – Sekhemty Oct 28 '19 at 18:37

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