History Literature / AlexBenedict

10th Feb '15 10:22:38 AM SciFan
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* ModernStasis: Justified trope.
** Despite being ''thousands'' of years in the future, long enough for entire human empires to rise and fall across space and leave behind ruins and artifacts to explore and trade, technology and society aren't really that much different from modern day America. This is because science largely ran out of new concepts to explore millenia ago.

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* ModernStasis: Justified trope.
ModernStasis:
** Despite being ''thousands'' of years in the future, long enough for entire human empires to rise and fall across space and leave behind ruins and artifacts to explore and trade, technology and society aren't really that much different from [[CreatorProvincialism modern day America. This is because science largely ran out of new concepts to explore millenia ago.America.]]
9th Jul '14 5:20:11 AM LordInsane
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* RevealingCoverup: ''Polaris'' kicks off with a bombing intended to destroy evidence of something -- evidence which, it turns out, was never actually there to begin with. No one would've even suspected there was anything to hide if someone wasn't clearly trying to hide something.

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* RevealingCoverup: ''Polaris'' kicks off with a bombing intended to destroy evidence of something -- evidence which, it turns out, was never actually there to begin with. No one would've even suspected there was anything to hide if someone wasn't clearly trying to hide something.something (though it took other attempted cover-ups for people to connect the dots -- the bombing was cleverly timed to ''look'' like a perfectly plausible, even likely assassination attempt: had it ''stopped'' at the bombing no-one would have been the wiser).
17th Apr '14 9:18:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheEternalChurchill: The Administrator uses a famous Churchill quote in one of his speeches in ''The Devil's Eye''; only Alex recognizes that he is cribbing, and from who.


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* LastStand: The Administrator uses a famous Churchill quote in one of his speeches in ''The Devil's Eye''; only Alex recognizes that he is cribbing, and from who.
12th Dec '13 7:01:36 AM LordInsane
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** Compare with ''A Talent For War'', where one of the aspects of [[spoiler: the Corsarius-type FTL drive]] highlighted is that it suddenly makes an extragalactic exploration journey to Andromeda possible in practice.
12th Dec '13 6:54:20 AM LordInsane
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''A Talent For War'' is told from Alex's point of view, since he hasn't hired Chase on as an assistant. All subsequent novels take place from her POV.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''A Talent For War'' is told from Alex's point of view, since he hasn't hired doesn't hire Chase on as an assistant.assistant until a fair bit into the novel. All subsequent novels take place from her POV.
29th Sep '13 3:29:56 PM Foone
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The series consists of ''A Talent For War'', ''Polaris'', ''Seeker'', ''The Devil's Eye'', ''Echo'', and ''Firebird''. A seventh novel,''Coming Home'', is scheduled for 2014.

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The series consists of ''A Talent For War'', ''Polaris'', ''Seeker'', ''The Devil's Eye'', ''Echo'', and ''Firebird''. A seventh novel,''Coming novel, ''Coming Home'', is scheduled for 2014.
29th Sep '13 3:29:28 PM Foone
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The series consists of ''A Talent For War'', ''Polaris'', ''Seeker'', ''The Devil's Eye'', ''Echo'', and ''Firebird''.

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The series consists of ''A Talent For War'', ''Polaris'', ''Seeker'', ''The Devil's Eye'', ''Echo'', and ''Firebird''.
''Firebird''. A seventh novel,''Coming Home'', is scheduled for 2014.
12th Jul '13 6:21:12 AM Bisected8
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* DeathOfPersonality: The local police chief was originally a serial killer who had had his memory overwritten. [[spoiler: It's a RedHerring, by the way: the apparent ChekhovsGun never goes off.]]
10th Mar '13 4:55:49 AM Telcontar
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** In ''Firebird'', we have Villanueva, a GhostPlanet which went through a Class 3-4 thanks to drifting into a light-blocking nebula that froze the planet to death, leaving only the [=AIs=] intact -- [[TooDumbToLive something everyone saw coming centuries in advance]] [[SomebodyElsesProblem but put off doing something about until it was far, far too late]].

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** In ''Firebird'', we have Villanueva, a GhostPlanet which went through a Class 3-4 thanks to drifting into a light-blocking nebula that froze the planet to death, leaving only the [=AIs=] intact -- [[TooDumbToLive something everyone saw coming centuries in advance]] [[SomebodyElsesProblem [[BystanderSyndrome but put off doing something about until it was far, far too late]].
12th Oct '12 1:38:26 PM Kurtulmak
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* InsistentTerminology: [=AIs=] from Villanueva and others later influenced to argue for equal rights prefer to call themselves "Betas."

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* InsistentTerminology: [=AIs=] from Villanueva and others later influenced to argue for equal rights prefer to call themselves "Betas."
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