History Creator / CharlesStross

15th Dec '15 12:23:54 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/HaltingState'' series: TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft''-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games.
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* The ''Literature/HaltingState'' series: TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, EverythingIsOnline, including the criminals and police. A beat cop, an accountant, and a computer game programmer are called in to investigate a bank robbery in a ''WorldOfWarcraft''-[[{{Expy}} ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''-[[{{Expy}} esque]] online game, which quickly proves to [[GonnaNeedMoreTrope be more than it seems]]. Narrated in [[SecondPersonNarration the Second Person]], in the style of choose-your-own-adventure games.
16th Nov '15 7:12:25 PM Peteman
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'Averted Hard' is poor trope form.
** Played straight in that the Soviets do have control over at least four shoggoths. Averted hard in that Saddam Hussein tries to summon and bind Yog-Sothoth to attack Iran. Doesn't end well for him or the Middle East in general.
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** Played straight in that the Soviets do have control over at least four shoggoths. Averted hard in that Saddam Hussein tries to summon and bind Yog-Sothoth to attack Iran. Doesn't end well for him or the Middle East in general.
18th Aug '15 8:11:33 AM Ru
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** A third entry, ''The Lambda Functionary'', has been put on indefinite hold as a result of the rather unpredicatable state of near-future Scottish politics, especially with regards to its devolution or independence.

* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and its sequel ''Neptune's Brood'': Set in a far-future where Humanity has gone extinct and the dominant intelligent beings are the robots we created in our image.
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* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and its sequel ''Neptune's Brood'': ''Literature/NeptunesBrood'': Set in a far-future where Humanity has gone extinct and the dominant intelligent beings are the robots we created in our image. image. ** WordOfGod suggests a possible third part of the series, but as the working title was implied to be ''Probing Uranus'' he may not have been entirely serious.
30th Jul '15 7:25:06 AM Brian888
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** Played straight in that the Soviets do have control over at least four shoggoths. Averted hard in that Saddam Hussein tries to summon and bind Yog-Sothoth to attack Iran. Doesn't end well for him or the Middle East in general.
30th Jul '15 7:21:08 AM Brian888
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* MindScrew: Did the protagonist of "A Colder War" escape to XK-Masada with Ollie North, Reagan, and other high-ranking US officials, or [[spoiler: is all of this just another iteration of their deaths being played out in the mindscape of Cthulhu, meaning that humanity is well and truly extinct]]?
1st Mar '15 11:53:43 PM Ofidian
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Elaboration on Cthulhu's status in "A Colder War."
* CapturedSuperEntity: In "A Colder War" by Creator/CharlesStross, the Soviet Union does this to friggin' ''[[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]''. It doesn't end well.
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* CapturedSuperEntity: In "A Colder War" by Creator/CharlesStross, the Soviet Union does this to friggin' ''[[CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]''. It doesn't end well. [[spoiler: As in the original "The Call of Cthulhu," the eponymous godlike superentity is not imprisoned by any means—only sleeping. When the Soviets get nervous about US activity and poke him hard enough to wake him up, they hope he'll obliterate NATO. Instead he consumes indiscriminately and walks west, murdering the world and bringing about arguably the darkest ending in the entire Mythos.]]
16th Nov '14 5:34:40 AM DavidCowie
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->"There is life eternal within the eater of souls. Nobody is ever forgotten or allowed to rest in peace. They populate the simulation spaces of its mind, exploring all the possible alternative endings to their life. There ''is'' a fate worse than death, you know.''
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->"There -->"There is life eternal within the eater of souls. Nobody is ever forgotten or allowed to rest in peace. They populate the simulation spaces of its mind, exploring all the possible alternative endings to their life. There ''is'' a fate worse than death, you know.''
12th Nov '14 8:04:19 AM cordychase
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* FateWorseThanDeath: In "A Colder War", everybody the eater of souls devours is ''still conscious''. In its own words: ->"There is life eternal within the eater of souls. Nobody is ever forgotten or allowed to rest in peace. They populate the simulation spaces of its mind, exploring all the possible alternative endings to their life. There ''is'' a fate worse than death, you know.''
7th Aug '14 6:32:28 AM Shnakepup
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Changed the description to be more general, as the prior one really only applied to Saturn's Children. Neptune's Brood is almost completely unrelated except for being set in the same universe.
* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and its sequel ''Neptune's Brood'': The adventures of a SexBot in a world where humanity has gone extinct, taking her purpose in life with them.
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* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and its sequel ''Neptune's Brood'': The adventures of a SexBot Set in a world far-future where humanity Humanity has gone extinct, taking her purpose extinct and the dominant intelligent beings are the robots we created in life with them.our image.
26th Feb '14 1:34:37 PM aaron-em
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* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and itīs sequel ''Neptuneś Brood'': The adventures of a SexBot in a world where humanity has gone extinct, taking her purpose in life with them.
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* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' and itīs its sequel ''Neptuneś ''Neptune's Brood'': The adventures of a SexBot in a world where humanity has gone extinct, taking her purpose in life with them.
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