History Creator / HBeamPiper

1st Jul '17 1:43:43 PM Fireblood
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* BottomlessMagazines Piper provided the page quote; nevertheless, generally an aversion in his work.

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* BottomlessMagazines Piper provided the page quote; quote once; nevertheless, generally an aversion in his work.
1st Jul '17 1:41:26 PM Fireblood
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* FantasticLegalWeirdness: ''The Last Enemy'' gives us a society in which reincarnation has now been proven, so their view of death is far more relaxed. Assassination is a legal profession because of this (though there are certain rules, such as no nukes). Near the end of the story, lawsuits start to be launched by people trying to recover property they had in their past lives, though we don't see whether any succeed.
1st Jul '17 1:37:09 PM Fireblood
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* PastLifeMemories: The retrieval of these by means of [[ISeeDeadPeople mediums]][[WillingChanneler channeling the souls]] of the recently deceased, proving one theory of reincarnation true in ''The Last Enemy''. This leads to social chaos as people sue to reclaim property they had in former lives.

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* PastLifeMemories: The retrieval of these by means of [[ISeeDeadPeople mediums]][[WillingChanneler mediums]] [[WillingChanneler channeling the souls]] of the recently deceased, proving one theory of reincarnation true in ''The Last Enemy''. This leads to social chaos as people sue to reclaim property which they had in former lives.
1st Jul '17 1:29:11 PM Fireblood
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* AlternateUniverse (A bare minimum of OncePerEpisode in Literature/{{Paratime}}.)

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* AlternateUniverse (A AlternateUniverse: A bare minimum of OncePerEpisode in Literature/{{Paratime}}.)



* BottomlessMagazines (Provided the page quote; nevertheless, generally an aversion)

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* BottomlessMagazines (Provided Piper provided the page quote; nevertheless, generally an aversion) aversion in his work.



* ContinuityNod (Carlos von Schlichten and Paula Quinton have a romance in ''Uller Uprising''; the short story "Oomphel in the Sky" has a reference to a Paula von Schlichten Fellowship, which is in sociography, Paula Quinton's field.)

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* ContinuityNod (Carlos ContinuityNod: Carlos von Schlichten and Paula Quinton have a romance in ''Uller Uprising''; the short story "Oomphel in the Sky" has a reference to a Paula von Schlichten Fellowship, which is in sociography, Paula Quinton's field.)



* DeathFromAbove ([[spoiler:[[NukeEm Dire Dawn]]]] in ''Uller Uprising'')
* DeathWorld (Fenris in ''Four-Day Planet'' comes very close, if not outright qualifying)

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* DeathFromAbove ([[spoiler:[[NukeEm DeathFromAbove: [[spoiler:[[NukeEm Dire Dawn]]]] in ''Uller Uprising'')
Uprising''.
* DeathWorld (Fenris DeathWorld: Fenris in ''Four-Day Planet'' comes very close, if not outright qualifying) qualifying.



* DueToTheDead (Are the Little Fuzzies intelligent? Well, they bury their dead.)
* EarthThatUsedToBeBetter (In ''Space Viking", the main character worries about his home planet's civilization declining, and a historian agrees: "That's what happened to the Terran Federation, by the way. The good men all left to colonize, and the stuffed shirts and yes-men and herd-followers and safety-firsters stayed on Terra and tried to govern the Galaxy.")

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* DueToTheDead (Are DueToTheDead: Are the Little Fuzzies intelligent? Well, they bury their dead.)
dead.
* EarthThatUsedToBeBetter (In EarthThatUsedToBeBetter: In ''Space Viking", the main character worries about his home planet's civilization declining, and a historian agrees: "That's what happened to the Terran Federation, by the way. The good men all left to colonize, and the stuffed shirts and yes-men and herd-followers and safety-firsters stayed on Terra and tried to govern the Galaxy.") "



* EternalEnglish (Averted. Most of the TFH uses a kind of linguistic potpourri that's basically every modern language run through a blender at once.)

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* EternalEnglish (Averted.EternalEnglish: Averted. Most of the TFH uses a kind of linguistic potpourri that's basically every modern language run through a blender at once.)



* FantasticSlurs (Ullerans are known as "geeks". Partially through onomatopoeia from some local languages, partially because some Ulleran cultures kill small, iguana-like food animals by biting off their heads.)

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* FantasticSlurs (Ullerans FantasticSlurs: Ullerans are known as "geeks". Partially through onomatopoeia from some local languages, partially because some Ulleran cultures kill small, iguana-like food animals by biting off their heads.)



* TheFederation: The Terran Federation during the early part of the TFH

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* TheFederation: The Terran Federation during the early part of the TFH TFH.



* GeniusBruiser (Otto Harkaman in ''Space Viking'', who's a talented historian ''and'' as big as a house.)
* GivingRadioToTheRomans (Calvin Morrisson in ''Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen'')

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* GeniusBruiser (Otto GeniusBruiser: Otto Harkaman in ''Space Viking'', who's a talented historian ''and'' as big as a house.)
* GivingRadioToTheRomans (Calvin GivingRadioToTheRomans: Calvin Morrisson in ''Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen'') Otherwhen''.



* HideousHangoverCure (Not actually hideous ''or'' a hangover cure; the "alcodote-vitimine pill" won't let you get drunk at all.)

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* HideousHangoverCure (Not HideousHangoverCure: Not actually hideous ''or'' a hangover cure; the "alcodote-vitimine pill" won't let you get drunk at all.)



* {{Homage}} : ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' revises the Sword Worlds of ''Space Viking'' to suit the Traveller universe.
* HorseOfADifferentColor (Freyan oukry, which are used to make Westerns. Most people in the TFH seem to think horses are extinct; a minor news story in ''Four Day Planet'' mentions a movie shot using real horses.)
* HumanAliens (the Freyans, spelled out in the novella "When In the Course..." They're human enough to interbreed with Terrans, despite the Terran doctor [[{{Lampshaded}} insisting it's impossible]]. Piper apparently had some explanation in mind, most likely some variant of TransplantedHumans, but it was never revealed.) The story was [[RetCon Retconned]] out of Future History, and substantially rewritten to become ''Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen'' in the Paratime milieu.

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* {{Homage}} : {{Homage}}: ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' revises the Sword Worlds of ''Space Viking'' to suit the Traveller universe.
* HorseOfADifferentColor (Freyan HorseOfADifferentColor: Freyan oukry, which are used to make Westerns. Most people in the TFH seem to think horses are extinct; a minor news story in ''Four Day Planet'' mentions a movie shot using real horses.)
horses.
* HumanAliens (the HumanAliens: The Freyans, spelled out in the novella "When In the Course..." They're human enough to interbreed with Terrans, despite the Terran doctor [[{{Lampshaded}} insisting it's impossible]]. Piper apparently had some explanation in mind, most likely some variant of TransplantedHumans, but it was never revealed.) The story was [[RetCon Retconned]] out of Future History, and substantially rewritten to become ''Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen'' in the Paratime milieu.



* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter (Except in Paratime)
* LieDetector - (TFH law is based around the "veridicator", a 100% accurate lie-detector.)

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* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter (Except KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Except in Paratime)
Paratime.
* LieDetector - (TFH LieDetector: TFH law is based around the "veridicator", a 100% accurate lie-detector.)



* MasterComputer (both played straight and subverted)

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* MasterComputer (both MasterComputer: Both played straight and subverted) subverted.



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

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



* NukeEm (ship-to-ship combat in ''Space Viking'', the climax of ''Uller Uprising''.)
* OurSoulsAreDifferent - ''The Last Enemy'' involved a world where reincarnation was a proven scientific fact, and the resulting cultural changes. Most important: death was considered a temporary inconvenience ''at worst'', leading to suicide parties being a socially accepted practice and frequent [[DuelToTheDeath duels to the death]] taking place.

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* NukeEm (ship-to-ship NukeEm: Ship-to-ship combat in ''Space Viking'', the climax of ''Uller Uprising''.)
Uprising''.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent - OurSoulsAreDifferent: ''The Last Enemy'' involved a world where reincarnation was a proven scientific fact, and the resulting cultural changes. Most important: death was considered a temporary inconvenience ''at worst'', leading to suicide parties being a socially accepted practice and frequent [[DuelToTheDeath duels to the death]] taking place.



* ThePlan ("Ministry of Disturbance")

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* ThePlan ("Ministry ThePlan: "Ministry of Disturbance") Disturbance".



* {{Reincarnation}}: Focus of the plot in ''The Last Enemy'', with an exploration of the social effects that result in its being proven to exist, along with two political factions fighting over their rival theories about how it works.
* SiliconBasedLife - Life on Uller, including four-armed humanoid reptiles and creatures like hexapodal pine cones.

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* {{Reincarnation}}: Focus The focus of the plot in ''The Last Enemy'', with an exploration of the social effects that result in its being proven to exist, along with two political factions fighting over their rival theories about how it works.
* SiliconBasedLife - SiliconBasedLife: Life on Uller, including four-armed humanoid reptiles and creatures like hexapodal pine cones.



* SpacePirates (or, more accurately, Space ''Vikings''. They don't board and rob ships, they nuke cities from orbit and loot any cities that chose to surrender.)

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* SpacePirates (or, SpacePirates: Or, more accurately, Space ''Vikings''. They don't board and rob ships, they nuke cities from orbit and loot any cities that chose to surrender.)



%% * SuicideIsPainless

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%% * SuicideIsPainless SuicideIsPainless: In ''The Last Enemy'', reincarnation is a proven fact, so attitudes toward death have become much more casual. People that want to move on to their next incarnation will often throw "suicide parties", saying farewell before they off themselves.
14th May '17 4:57:16 PM nombretomado
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* {{Homage}} : {{Traveller}} revises the Sword Worlds of ''Space Viking'' to suit the Traveller universe.

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* {{Homage}} : {{Traveller}} ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' revises the Sword Worlds of ''Space Viking'' to suit the Traveller universe.
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.
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