History Literature / AlexBenedict

14th Apr '18 9:33:08 AM Gosicrystal
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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:The crew of the ''Polaris'']].

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* %%* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:The crew of the ''Polaris'']].''Polaris'']].
* FlyingDutchman: [[spoiler:Numerous ships in ''Firebird'' thanks to drive malfunctions that keep them jumping uncontrollably through space and time. One ship over 7000 years old (two weeks in their frame of reference) is recovered at the end of the book.]]



** FlyingDutchman: [[spoiler:Numerous ships in ''Firebird'' thanks to drive malfunctions that keep them jumping uncontrollably through space and time. One ship over 7000 years old (two weeks in their frame of reference) is recovered at the end of the book.]]



* [[spoiler:HumanAliens]]: Part of the plot of ''Echo'', though not revealed until the very end.

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* [[spoiler:HumanAliens]]: %%* HumanAliens: Part of the plot of ''Echo'', though not revealed until the very end.



* TheMilkyWayIsTheOnlyWay: One book mentions offhand that the current faster-than-light drive is fast enough to reach the Andromeda Galaxy in about a year. Nobody's tried it because there's really no need at the moment.
** 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.

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* TheMilkyWayIsTheOnlyWay: One book mentions offhand that the current faster-than-light drive is fast enough to reach the Andromeda Galaxy in about a year. Nobody's tried it because there's really no need at the moment.
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moment. 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.



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Windy]]

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* %%* TheMole: [[spoiler:Windy]][[spoiler:Windy.]]



* NothingPersonal: Said to Alex by the villain in ''Polaris''.

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* %%* NothingPersonal: Said to Alex by the villain in ''Polaris''.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Quinda Arin]] in ''A Talent For War''.

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* %%* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Quinda Arin]] in ''A Talent For War''.



* TelepathicSpacemen: The Mutes

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* TelepathicSpacemen: The MutesMutes.
29th May '16 10:48:29 AM Yerr
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* LibertariansInSpace: Heavily featured in ''Seeker'''s backstory. Seeker was a colony ship manned by a faction known as the "Margolians" who were fleeing the then-oppressive society of Earth in hopes of establishing a free world.
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.
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** 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.]]
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