History Creator / HBeamPiper

25th Nov '16 2:42:08 AM SorPepita
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** His first published story, "Time and Time Again" (1947), launched an alternate universe when the dying main character's consciousness was [[PeggySue flung thirty years back in time to his then-thirteen-year-old body]] -- and decided to change history to prevent the WorldWarThree in which he'd been killed. His plans involved having his father, Blake Hartley, become President in 1960; two later stories, set in '65 and '68, mention President Hartley, so the plan was successful to that extent at least....

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** His first published story, "Time and Time Again" (1947), launched an alternate universe when the dying main character's consciousness was [[PeggySue flung thirty years back in time to his then-thirteen-year-old body]] -- and decided to change history to prevent the WorldWarThree in which he'd been killed. His plans involved having his father, Blake Hartley, become President in 1960; two later stories, set in '65 and '68, mention President Hartley, so the plan was successful to that extent at least....least...



* MundaneUtility (we're going mining on Fluorine-Tainted Niflheim, the Planetary Hell...''volcano'' mining with ''atomic warheads''.)

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* MundaneUtility (we're going mining on Fluorine-Tainted Niflheim, the Planetary Hell... ''volcano'' mining with ''atomic warheads''.)



* TechnologyMarchesOn: The TFH stories include videophones, antigravity, faster-than-light travel...and... cameras that use film which must be developed before viewing and huge computers that fill whole rooms and are programmed via plugboards.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The TFH stories include videophones, antigravity, faster-than-light travel... and... cameras that use film which must be developed before viewing and huge computers that fill whole rooms and are programmed via plugboards.
25th Nov '16 2:40:30 AM SorPepita
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H. Beam Piper was an American SF writer, best known for the series ''Paratime'' (which is about exploiting TheMultiverse for fun and profit); the Terrohuman Future History, or TFH, which is about the human race spreading throughout the stars, and the cultural rising and falling that happens as a result; and ''Literature/LittleFuzzy'', an arc within the TFH series about the discovery of intelligent life on a settled planet. A two-level real-life case of an EmbarrassingFirstName -- Piper told people he went by the initial because he didn't like the name Horace; his actual first name was Henry. [[DrivenToSuicide He shot himself in 1964 because of financial problems.]] A check was literally in the mail.

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H. Beam Piper was an American SF writer, best known for the series ''Paratime'' ''Literature/{{Paratime}}'' (which is about exploiting TheMultiverse for fun and profit); the Terrohuman Future History, or TFH, which is about the human race spreading throughout the stars, and the cultural rising and falling that happens as a result; and ''Literature/LittleFuzzy'', an arc within the TFH series about the discovery of intelligent life on a settled planet. A two-level real-life case of an EmbarrassingFirstName -- Piper told people he went by the initial because he didn't like the name Horace; his actual first name was Henry. [[DrivenToSuicide He shot himself in 1964 because of financial problems.]] A check was literally in the mail.
29th Aug '16 1:46:52 AM DavidCowie
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* SocietyMarchesOn: "Omnilingual" was written on the 1950s and set in the 1990s. In it we have a multinational mission to Mars, with a gender-equal crew, and the female protagonist makes an important discovery. All these people have a cocktail hour after work finishes for the day.
8th Jun '16 12:09:41 PM roxana
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* AlternateUniverse (A bare minimum of OncePerEpisode in Paratime.)

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* AlternateUniverse (A bare minimum of OncePerEpisode in Paratime.Literature/{{Paratime}}.)
15th Feb '16 7:42:25 AM MacronNotes
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* LikeAFishTakesToWater: ''Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.'' He quickly goes from State Trooper to Great King.

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* LikeAFishTakesToWater: LikeADuckTakesToWater: ''Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.'' He quickly goes from State Trooper to Great King.
3rd Jul '15 11:11:18 AM BillWoods
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H. Beam Piper was an American SF writer, best known for the series ''Paratime'' (which is about exploiting TheMultiverse for fun and profit); the Terrohuman Future History, or TFH, which is about the human race spreading throughout the stars, and the cultural rising and falling that happens as a result; and ''Literature/LittleFuzzy'', an arc within the TFH series about the discovery of intelligent life on a settled planet. [[DrivenToSuicide He shot himself in 1964 because of financial problems.]] A check was literally in the mail.

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H. Beam Piper was an American SF writer, best known for the series ''Paratime'' (which is about exploiting TheMultiverse for fun and profit); the Terrohuman Future History, or TFH, which is about the human race spreading throughout the stars, and the cultural rising and falling that happens as a result; and ''Literature/LittleFuzzy'', an arc within the TFH series about the discovery of intelligent life on a settled planet. A two-level real-life case of an EmbarrassingFirstName -- Piper told people he went by the initial because he didn't like the name Horace; his actual first name was Henry. [[DrivenToSuicide He shot himself in 1964 because of financial problems.]] A check was literally in the mail.



** Perhaps more importantly-in that story? The problem's ''because'' reincarnation is proven to the hilt-and they've started to get ''too'' good for {{The Masquerade}}'s sake at retrieving memories of past lives...

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** Perhaps more importantly-in importantly, in that story? The problem's ''because'' reincarnation is proven to the hilt-and hilt -- and they've started to get ''too'' good for {{The Masquerade}}'s sake at retrieving memories of past lives...
2nd Jul '15 6:44:51 PM kufat
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* DiplomaticImpunity: Treated with great realism in "He Walked About the Horses."

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* DiplomaticImpunity: Treated with great realism in "He Walked About Around the Horses."
20th Jun '15 9:47:57 PM Goldfritha
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**** The disappearance of Benjamin Bathurst in OTL is TruthInTelevision, and one of the Great Historical Mysteries, frequently bracketed with Judge Crater.

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**** The disappearance of Benjamin Bathurst in OTL is TruthInTelevision, and one of the Great Historical Mysteries, frequently bracketed with Judge Crater. This is because most accounts are confused about how quickly he disappeared; in fact, between the time he was last seen and when he was noted missing was plenty of time for him to be robbed and murdered, particularly since he was in a crime-ridden area. Piper's own story turns on its being a much shorter time than reality.


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* DiplomaticImpunity: Treated with great realism in "He Walked About the Horses."
16th May '15 8:03:17 PM CptButton
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* MundaneUtility (we're going mining on Flourine-Tainted Niflheim, the Planetary Hell...''volcano'' mining with ''atomic warheads''.)

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* MundaneUtility (we're going mining on Flourine-Tainted Fluorine-Tainted Niflheim, the Planetary Hell...''volcano'' mining with ''atomic warheads''.)
6th Nov '14 6:36:58 AM SteveMB
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** In "The Keeper", Earth is a backwater world of the Fifth Empire (Piper's other stories only cover his future history up to the glory days of the ''First'' Empire); most people, including most of its inhabitants, are unaware that it is the planet where humanity originated.
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