History Literature / AcrossRealtime

17th Aug '15 5:56:57 AM Kalaong
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** Yelena's punishment of [[spoiler:Juan Chansen]] for this crime is, incredibly, ''even worse''; She does the same to [[spoiler:him, except she left him with a [[{{Autodoc}} medical auton]]. He was free to live ''as long as he wished.'' It thus takes him ''ten thousand years'' to die of madness.]]

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** Yelena's choice of punishment of [[spoiler:Juan Chansen]] for this crime is, incredibly, ''even worse''; She does the same to [[spoiler:him, [[spoiler:Juan Chansen, except she left him with a [[{{Autodoc}} medical auton]]. He was free to live ''as ''[[IronicHell as long as he wished.wished]].'' It thus takes him ''ten thousand years'' to die of madness.]]
14th May '15 6:20:00 PM Kalaong
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* AndIMustScream: Marta Korolev is [[TitleDrop marooned in realtime]] for ''forty years'' [[TheAloner without shelter or tools or friends]] until she dies of old age.
** Yelena's punishment of [[spoiler:Juan Chansen]] for this crime is, incredibly, ''even worse''; She does the same to [[spoiler:him, except she left him with a [[{{Autodoc}} medical auton]]. He was free to live ''as long as he wished.'' It thus takes him ''ten thousand years'' to die of madness.]]
6th May '15 2:58:00 PM Shnakepup
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The major initial technology change is the invention of the Bobble, a projected sphere that completely separates the inside from the outside. This is initially believed to be permanent and lead to whoever is inside dying when the oxygen runs out. The discoverers of the Bobble form the "Peace Authority" and take over political power, Bobbling all who oppose them and enforcing an end to war (and any technological progress that might threaten their superiority).

''The Peace War'' is set when the first generation of Bobbles begin to burst, their true nature is revealed, and the Authority's grip on power begins to fail.

''The Ungoverned''[[note]]full text available on [[http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/1416520724/1416520724___4.htm Baen Books]][[/note]] is set some decades later, and involves an attempt by the Republic of New Mexico (one of many independent nations in what used to be the USA) to invade the "ungoverned" lands to its north. Bobble technology has become widespread and [[MundaneUtility developed everyday uses]], some of which are described or demonstrated.

''Marooned in Realtime'' is set after a singularity that removed the majority of the human population. Only those who were in stasis during the singularity (including characters from both ''The Peace War'' and ''The Ungoverned'') remain. Those who come out of stasis are slowly rounded up and brought to a meeting point further down the timeline. During one move a leader of the colony is stranded outside stasis, starting a murder/mystery investigation to discover who did it and why.

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The major initial technology change is the invention of the Bobble, a projected sphere that completely separates the inside from the outside. This is initially believed to be permanent and permanent, which would lead to whoever is anyone trapped inside a bobble dying when the their oxygen runs out. The discoverers inventors of the Bobble form the "Peace Authority" bobble quickly style themselves as [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny The Peace Authority]] and eventually take over political power, Bobbling bobbling all who oppose them and enforcing in an end to war (and any technological progress that [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans ends-justify-the-means method of ending all war]]...as well as anyone might threaten their superiority).

superiority.

''The Peace War'' is set when the first generation of Bobbles begin to burst, their true nature is revealed, and ''burst''...revealing that not only are they not permanent, but that the bobbles actually [[TimeStandsStill freeze time]] inside them. The Authority's grip on power begins to fail.

fail as many of the people bobbled years ago in the "Peace War" suddenly find themselves in the future. ''The Ungoverned''[[note]]full text available on [[http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/1416520724/1416520724___4.htm Baen Books]][[/note]] is set some decades later, and involves an attempt by the Republic of New Mexico (one of many independent nations in what used to be the USA) to invade the "ungoverned" lands to its north. Bobble technology has become widespread and [[MundaneUtility developed everyday uses]], some of which are described or demonstrated.

''Marooned in Realtime'' is set after a singularity that removed TheSingularity, where the majority of the human population. population has seemingly vanished. Only those who were in stasis (i.e. bobbled) during the singularity event (including characters from both ''The Peace War'' and ''The Ungoverned'') remain. Those who come out of stasis are slowly rounded up and brought to a meeting point further down the timeline. During one move a leader of the colony is stranded outside stasis, starting a murder/mystery investigation to discover who did it and why.
8th Oct '14 8:58:27 AM Kalaong
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* ApocalypseNot: WorldWarThree turned the entire planet into a TerminallyDependentSociety under the Peace Authority, and the "Peace War" almost ended in [[spoiler:the Peace sterilizing the entire planet while they hid in Bobbles.]] Twenty years later, there were trailer parks on the moon.
14th Sep '14 8:28:22 AM Kalaong
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* EnforcedTechnologyLevels: The Peace Authority prevents anyone save themselves from using nuclear power, and puts a similar amount of effort into policing biotech. Supposedly this to prevent nuclear and biological warfare, but it also creates a TerminallyDependentSociety dependent on the Peace for electricity and medicine - and it's all but stated that the Peace actually ''started'' WorldWarThree specifically to destroy their competition.

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* EnforcedTechnologyLevels: The Peace Authority prevents anyone save themselves from using nuclear power, and puts a similar amount of effort into policing biotech. Supposedly this to prevent nuclear and biological warfare, but it also creates a TerminallyDependentSociety dependent that relies on the Peace for electricity and medicine - and it's all but stated that the Peace actually ''started'' WorldWarThree specifically to destroy their competition.
14th Sep '14 8:27:25 AM Kalaong
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* EnforcedTechnologyLevels: The Peace Authority prevents anyone save themselves from using nuclear power, and puts a similar amount of effort into policing biotech. Supposedly this is in response to nuclear and biological warfare, but it also makes them the only ones who can provide electricity and medicine.

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* EnforcedTechnologyLevels: The Peace Authority prevents anyone save themselves from using nuclear power, and puts a similar amount of effort into policing biotech. Supposedly this is in response to prevent nuclear and biological warfare, but it also makes them creates a TerminallyDependentSociety dependent on the only ones who can provide Peace for electricity and medicine.medicine - and it's all but stated that the Peace actually ''started'' WorldWarThree specifically to destroy their competition.
27th Aug '14 2:33:05 PM Kalaong
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* EnforcedTechnologyLevels: The Peace Authority prevents anyone save themselves from using nuclear power, and puts a similar amount of effort into policing biotech. Supposedly this is in response to nuclear and biological warfare, but it also makes them the only ones who can provide electricity and medicine.
26th Nov '13 6:33:04 AM LongLiveHumour
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* ShroudedInMyth: Wil Brierson gets a bit of this in ''Marooned in Realtime'' regarding his detective abilities. Early in his career he shut down Humanity's last major government for war crimes, and after he was forcibly bobbled his son dealt with his loss by writing a series of acclaimed detective novels starring a version of him that captured his assailant [[WhatCouldHaveBeen before he could bobble him]]. As a result, all of humanity thinks of him as a RealLife SherlockHolmes. Luckily, he ''is'' pretty damned good, [[spoiler:managing to save Humanity from its last surviving dictator ''as a side note'' to finding humanity's last murderer.]]

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* ShroudedInMyth: Wil Brierson gets a bit of this in ''Marooned in Realtime'' regarding his detective abilities. Early in his career he shut down Humanity's last major government for war crimes, and after he was forcibly bobbled his son dealt with his loss by writing a series of acclaimed detective novels starring a version of him that captured his assailant [[WhatCouldHaveBeen before he could bobble him]]. As a result, all of humanity thinks of him as a RealLife SherlockHolmes.Franchise/SherlockHolmes. Luckily, he ''is'' pretty damned good, [[spoiler:managing to save Humanity from its last surviving dictator ''as a side note'' to finding humanity's last murderer.]]
5th Nov '13 10:04:59 PM Kalaong
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* ShroudedInMyth: Wil Brierson gets a bit of this in ''Marooned in Realtime'' regarding his detective abilities, as a result of one of his descendents making him the star of a series of detective novels.

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* ShroudedInMyth: Wil Brierson gets a bit of this in ''Marooned in Realtime'' regarding his detective abilities, as a result of one of abilities. Early in his descendents making him the star of career he shut down Humanity's last major government for war crimes, and after he was forcibly bobbled his son dealt with his loss by writing a series of acclaimed detective novels.novels starring a version of him that captured his assailant [[WhatCouldHaveBeen before he could bobble him]]. As a result, all of humanity thinks of him as a RealLife SherlockHolmes. Luckily, he ''is'' pretty damned good, [[spoiler:managing to save Humanity from its last surviving dictator ''as a side note'' to finding humanity's last murderer.]]
25th Sep '13 12:00:23 PM SeptimusHeap
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''The Ungoverned''[[hottip:*:full text available on [[http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/1416520724/1416520724___4.htm Baen Books]] is set some decades later, and involves an attempt by the Republic of New Mexico (one of many independent nations in what used to be the USA) to invade the "ungoverned" lands to its north. Bobble technology has become widespread and [[MundaneUtility developed everyday uses]], some of which are described or demonstrated.

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''The Ungoverned''[[hottip:*:full Ungoverned''[[note]]full text available on [[http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/1416520724/1416520724___4.htm Baen Books]] Books]][[/note]] is set some decades later, and involves an attempt by the Republic of New Mexico (one of many independent nations in what used to be the USA) to invade the "ungoverned" lands to its north. Bobble technology has become widespread and [[MundaneUtility developed everyday uses]], some of which are described or demonstrated.
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