History Creator / PoulAnderson

5th Jan '17 10:10:20 AM Andrewjpet12
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* ConstrainedWriting: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=alt.language.artificial/ZL4e3fD7eW0/_7p8bKwLJWkJ "Uncleftish Beholding"]] is a short essay Anderson wrote that provides a basic overview of atomic physics, but does so as much as possible with only words of Germanic, rather than Latin, origin.



* ConstrainedWriting: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=alt.language.artificial/ZL4e3fD7eW0/_7p8bKwLJWkJ "Uncleftish Beholding"]] is a short essay Anderson wrote that provides a basic overview of atomic physics, but does so as much as possible with only words of Germanic, rather than Latin, origin.
24th Dec '16 4:05:39 PM Andrewjpet12
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* ConstrainedWriting: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=alt.language.artificial/ZL4e3fD7eW0/_7p8bKwLJWkJ "Uncleftish Beholding"]] is a short essay Anderson wrote that provides a basic overview of atomic physics, but does so as much as possible with only words of Germanic, rather than Latin, origin.
15th Oct '16 1:03:10 PM SorPepita
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TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poul_Anderson recurring themes in his work]] as (among others) "[[BigDamnHeroes larger-than-life characters]] who succeed gleefully or fail heroically," [[RockBeatsLaser the folly of underestimating "primitive" cultures]], and "[[GreyAndGrayMorality tragic conflict...with no villains at all]]." His most famous essay is [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ "On Thud and Blunder,"]] where he takes potshots at those who fail to use basic research, or at least common sense when writing HeroicFantasy, and is the TropeNamer for ThudAndBlunder.

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TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poul_Anderson recurring themes in his work]] as (among others) "[[BigDamnHeroes larger-than-life characters]] who succeed gleefully or fail heroically," [[RockBeatsLaser the folly of underestimating "primitive" cultures]], and "[[GreyAndGrayMorality tragic conflict... with no villains at all]]." His most famous essay is [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ "On Thud and Blunder,"]] where he takes potshots at those who fail to use basic research, or at least common sense when writing HeroicFantasy, and is the TropeNamer for ThudAndBlunder.
4th Sep '16 7:21:15 PM PaulA
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* VenusIsWet: In "Sister Planet", Venus is an ocean world with no landmasses. In a variation from the norm, it doesn't have a human-breathable atmosphere.
30th Jun '16 8:26:32 PM PaulA
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* ButWhatAboutTheAstronauts: ''After Doomsday''



* HopeIsScary: In ''After Doomsday'', an alien does not understand this.



* TheLeader: ''After Doomsday''



* YouAreInCommandNow: In ''After Doomsday'', the second officer breaks apart when this hits him.
30th Jun '16 8:11:00 PM PaulA
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* "Literature/AWorldCalledMaanerek"



* AmnesiacResonance: "A World Called Maanerek" entirely turns on a character having this.



* ColdBloodedTorture: In "A World Called Maanerek"



* CuriousQualmsOfConscience: Waren in "A World Called Maanerek"
* DamselInDistress: Sonna in "A World Called Maanerek", captured by the dystopia's spaceship



* DefectorFromDecadence: Horlam in "A World Called Maanerek"



* DreamingTheTruth: Wanen in "A World Called Maanerek". Or so he is told.



* {{Dystopia}}: The Hegemony in "A World Called Maanerek"
* DystopiaIsHard: In both "Sam Hall" and "A World Called Maanerek"

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* {{Dystopia}}: The Hegemony in "A World Called Maanerek"
* DystopiaIsHard: In both "Sam Hall" and "A World Called Maanerek"Hall".



* AFriendInNeed: Smit in "A World Called Maanerek". Or so he thinks.



* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: A way of distinguishing the natural and unnatural in "A World Called Maanerek"
* GovernmentDrugEnforcement: IN "A World Called Maanerek", "units" have to take many drugs to fit into their unnatural culture.



* ImportantHaircut: Threatened in "A World Called Maanerek"



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In "A World Called Maanerek"



* LonersAreFreaks: Discussed in "A World Called Maanerek"
* ManlyTears: in "A World Called Maanerek"



* SpeciesLoyalty: Sonna in "A World Called Maanerek" is impressed by the Hegemony's efforts at this until she realizes what they will do to unite humanity.



* TraumaticHaircut: In "A World Called Maanerek", the "tension release" using Sonna starts with her lobotomy—the doctor explains that first they will remove her hair, which will be interesting in itself, since many primitive women are proud of their hair. [[spoiler:Wanen rescues her first.]]



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: In "A World Called Maanerek", the culture justifies its oppression of "units" and its ruthless expansion with extreme cruelty to the planets it finds on the grounds of spreading itself.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Korul Wanen in "A World Called Maanerek".
27th Dec '15 6:54:21 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: The dinosaurs in "Wildcat" are so stupid that they are incredibly difficult to kill, staying active enough to fight even after one is literally gutted by gunfire. The carnivores also do not recognize carrion as food, only attacking live prey.
8th Nov '15 5:41:02 PM Kalaong
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-->-[[AllLowercaseLetters get out i hate your bloody guts]].-

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-->-[[AllLowercaseLetters get out i hate your bloody guts]].-guts.]]-
8th Nov '15 5:37:30 PM Kalaong
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* AMindIsAHorribleThingToRead: "Journey's End".

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* AMindIsAHorribleThingToRead: AMindIsATerribleThingToRead: "Journey's End".
8th Nov '15 5:36:48 PM Kalaong
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* AMindIsAHorribleThingToRead: "Journey's End".
-->-[[AllLowercaseLetters get out i hate your bloody guts]].-
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