>It's on the reader to fill in the blanks, not the author (unless you
>really want to start doing something like David Weber's infamous 20-30
>page mid-story data dumps of What Has Gone Before).
I haven't read any of his books, but I'm reminded of the way the whole first chapter of every Hardy Boys book was essentially the same summary of who the Hardy brothers were, what they looked like, and so forth. :)
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