History Literature / AcrossRealtime

16th Jun '17 2:08:22 PM Kalaong
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* TheConqueror:
** The Peace Authority made three separate attempts at conquering the world through mass murder; the first was supposedly to prevent a nuclear war between the superpowers, but they themselves released pandemics which decimated the human race to justify their control of biotech. [[spoiler:When the Tinker rebellion threatened their control, they came within seconds of sterilizing the planet with nuclear weapons.]]
** Aeons later, Christian "TheButcher of Eurafrica" Gerrault [[spoiler:killed two hundred of the last three hundred humans, trashed over ninety percent of the remaining technology, then held the survivors for ransom through his monopoly of the last surviving human zygotes.]]

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* TheConqueror:
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TheConqueror: The Peace Authority made three separate attempts at conquering the world through mass murder; the murder;
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first was supposedly to prevent a nuclear war between the superpowers, but they themselves released pandemics which decimated the human race to justify their control of biotech. [[spoiler:When biotech.
** At the climax of ''The Peace War'', [[spoiler:deciding
the Tinker rebellion threatened their control, they came within seconds of sterilizing the planet with nuclear weapons.]]
weapons]].
** Aeons later, At the climax of ''Marooned in Realtime'', [[spoiler:Peace Authority Director Christian "TheButcher of Eurafrica" Gerrault [[spoiler:killed kills two hundred of the last three hundred humans, trashed trashes over ninety percent of the remaining technology, then held holds the survivors for ransom through his monopoly of the last surviving human zygotes.]]
5th Jun '17 5:12:03 PM PaulA
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* TheConqueror: The Peace Authority made three separate attempts at conquering the world through mass murder; the first was supposedly to prevent a nuclear war between the superpowers, but they themselves released pandemics which decimated the human race to justify their control of biotech. [[spoiler:When the Tinker rebellion threatened their control, they came within seconds of sterilizing the planet with nuclear weapons. Aeons later, Phillippe Genet AKA Christian "TheButcher of Eurafrica" Gerrault killed two hundred of the last three hundred humans, trashed over ninety percent of the remaining technology, then held the survivors for ransom through his monopoly of the last surviving human zygotes]].

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* TheConqueror: TheConqueror:
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The Peace Authority made three separate attempts at conquering the world through mass murder; the first was supposedly to prevent a nuclear war between the superpowers, but they themselves released pandemics which decimated the human race to justify their control of biotech. [[spoiler:When the Tinker rebellion threatened their control, they came within seconds of sterilizing the planet with nuclear weapons. ]]
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Aeons later, Phillippe Genet AKA Christian "TheButcher of Eurafrica" Gerrault killed [[spoiler:killed two hundred of the last three hundred humans, trashed over ninety percent of the remaining technology, then held the survivors for ransom through his monopoly of the last surviving human zygotes]].zygotes.]]
5th Jun '17 12:38:55 AM Kalaong
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* TheConqueror: The Peace Authority made three separate attempts at conquering the world through mass murder; the first was supposedly to prevent a nuclear war between the superpowers, but they themselves released pandemics which decimated the human race to justify their control of biotech. [[spoiler:When the Tinker rebellion threatened their control, they came within seconds of sterilizing the planet with nuclear weapons. Aeons later, Phillippe Genet AKA Christian "TheButcher of Eurafrica" Gerrault killed two hundred of the last three hundred humans, trashed over ninety percent of the remaining technology, then held the survivors for ransom through his monopoly of the last surviving human zygotes]].
4th Jun '17 2:41:25 PM Kalaong
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* DepopulationBomb: Just as the Peace Authority came to power, the entire world was hit by numerous engineered plagues - these killed over 90% of the world's population, and remnants of them ''still'' caused life-threatening conditions during the Peace's reign. The Peace insist that they were the last gasp of pre-Peace governments, but most post-Peace individuals believe that the Peace released them as justification for their EnforcedTechnologyLevels; control of all nuclear technology meant all technological civilization was dependent on them for electricity, but control of biotech meant that every human alive was dependent on the Peace for medical care.
3rd Apr '17 8:50:04 PM Doug86
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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.

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* ApocalypseNot: WorldWarThree WorldWarIII 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.



* 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 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.

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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 that relies on the Peace for electricity and medicine - and it's all but stated that the Peace actually ''started'' WorldWarThree WorldWarIII specifically to destroy their competition.
4th Dec '16 7:03:22 PM Kalaong
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** Their response to [[spoiler:losing to the Tinkers is especially grotesque; "Operation Renaissance" - mine the San Fernando Valley with ''nuclear weapons'', bobble up their facilities and a number of civilians for breeding stock, then blow everything to hell. Della Lu, who up to that point was a dedicated tech cop and relentless killer, balks at this and simply knocks the trigger for the mines out of her boss' hand and bobbles without firing the nukes.]]

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** Their response to [[spoiler:losing to the Tinkers is especially grotesque; "Operation Renaissance" - mine the San Fernando Valley with ''nuclear weapons'', bobble up their facilities and a number of civilians for breeding stock, then blow everything to hell. Della Lu, who up to that point was a dedicated tech cop and relentless remorseless killer, balks at this this, and simply knocks the trigger for the mines out of her boss' hand and bobbles without firing the nukes.]]
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.
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