History Literature / Anathem

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22nd Mar '18 11:49:39 AM Xtifr
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Barb
* AuthorFilibuster: And ''how.''

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%% * AmbiguousDisorder: Barb
%% * AuthorFilibuster: And ''how.''



* BelligerentSexualTension: [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmas and Suur Ala.]]

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%% * BelligerentSexualTension: [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmas and Suur Ala.]]



* ChekhovsGun: More accurately, Chekhov's [[spoiler:sextant]], sphere, bolt, chord, [[spoiler:ForgottenSuperweapon, oxygen, and soup]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Barb/Fraa Tavener.

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%% * ChekhovsGun: More accurately, Chekhov's [[spoiler:sextant]], sphere, bolt, chord, [[spoiler:ForgottenSuperweapon, oxygen, and soup]].
%% * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Barb/Fraa Tavener.



* CutHimselfShaving

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%% * CutHimselfShaving



* FishOutOfWater: The avout in the sæcular world.
* FiveManBand: Raz's group in the early part of the novel forms a perfect FiveManBand.
** TheHero: Fraa Erasmas
** TheLancer: Fraa Jesry
** TheSmartGuy: Fraa Arsibalt
** TheBigGuy: Fraa Lio
** TheChick: Suur Tulia
** SixthRanger: Sammann, who is with the group from almost the beginning [[spoiler: and in fact is Fraa Orolo's means of communicating to Erasmas after being declared Anathem]] but whose cultural separation from the avout keeps him from fully integrating with the core group for most of the story.

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%% * FishOutOfWater: The avout in the sæcular world.
%% * FiveManBand: Raz's group in the early part of the novel forms a perfect FiveManBand.
%% ** TheHero: Fraa Erasmas
%% ** TheLancer: Fraa Jesry
%% ** TheSmartGuy: Fraa Arsibalt
%% ** TheBigGuy: Fraa Lio
%% ** TheChick: Suur Tulia
%% ** SixthRanger: Sammann, who is with the group from almost the beginning [[spoiler: and in fact is Fraa Orolo's means of communicating to Erasmas after being declared Anathem]] but whose cultural separation from the avout keeps him from fully integrating with the core group for most of the story.



* HanlonsRazor, and its corollary, continually apply to Sæcular society over thousands of years.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Fraa Orolo]], and also [[spoiler: Fraa Jad (sort of).]]
* InfoDump: Like all Neal Stephenson novels, ''Anathem'' contains many of them.

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%% * HanlonsRazor, and its corollary, continually apply to Sæcular society over thousands of years.
%% * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Fraa Orolo]], and also [[spoiler: Fraa Jad (sort of).]]
%% * InfoDump: Like all Neal Stephenson novels, ''Anathem'' contains many of them.



* TheMultiverse, thoroughly [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]].
* MorphWeapon
* MountainMan: Yul, as a near-future-tech incarnation of this trope.

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%% * TheMultiverse, thoroughly [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]].
%% * MorphWeapon
%% * MountainMan: Yul, as a near-future-tech incarnation of this trope.



* NanoMachines, or rather, [[spoiler:the femtotechnology of Newmatter]].

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%% * NanoMachines, or rather, [[spoiler:the femtotechnology of Newmatter]].



* SchizoTech: Justified.

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%% * SchizoTech: Justified.



* ScrewPolitenessImASenior

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%% * ScrewPolitenessImASenior



* ShowWithinAShow

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%% * ShowWithinAShow



* SomedayThisWillComeInHandy
* [[SpaceMarine Space Marines]]: What [[spoiler: Erasmas and his companions in Cell 317]] become. Although their [[spoiler: boarding action of the alien ship is extremely improvised]], the sæcular authorities are very impressed that 'the guys with the bolts and chords' were the ones to come through where the actual military forces of Arbre could not. [[spoiler: As a result the mathic world is fully integrated into the political power structure of Arbre, losing its isolation but at the same time gaining greater acceptance.]]

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%% * SomedayThisWillComeInHandy
* [[SpaceMarine Space Marines]]: SpaceMarine: What [[spoiler: Erasmas and his companions in Cell 317]] become. Although their [[spoiler: boarding action of the alien ship is extremely improvised]], the sæcular authorities are very impressed that 'the guys with the bolts and chords' were the ones to come through where the actual military forces of Arbre could not. [[spoiler: As a result the mathic world is fully integrated into the political power structure of Arbre, losing its isolation but at the same time gaining greater acceptance.]]



* TakeMyHand
* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:Jules Verne Durand]].
* TooDumbToLive: The Warden of Heaven. [[spoiler: If he had only kept his spacesuit on...]]

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%% * TakeMyHand
%% * TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:Jules Verne Durand]].
%% * TooDumbToLive: The Warden of Heaven. [[spoiler: If he had only kept his spacesuit on...]]



* UncannyVillage: [[spoiler:Orithena appears to be a Concent but is subtly different]].

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%% * UncannyVillage: [[spoiler:Orithena appears to be a Concent but is subtly different]].
22nd Mar '18 11:41:57 AM Xtifr
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* BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler:Fraa Jad.]]
22nd Feb '18 7:38:59 PM Snarf
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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Discussed, deconstructed, and averted. The Arbran religions stem from the same legendary event that also inspired the avout [[spoiler: information from farther up the Wick connecting all of the Hylaean Theoric Worlds interpreted in two seemingly incompatible ways--a religious experience and the inspiration behind mathematics]]. Most of the antipathy between the avout and the Deolators (conventionally religious people) derives from the lack of contact the two worlds have with one another, but some avout (such as Erasmas and Arsibalt) think the whole thing is overplayed even before the events of the story. [[spoiler: As the events of the story play out the two sides interact with each other more; Deolators assist Erasmas and his party more than once and after dealing with the existential crisis threatening all of them both factions appear to be on much better terms by the end of the story.]]

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Discussed, deconstructed, and averted. The Arbran religions stem from the same legendary event that also inspired the avout avout. [[spoiler: information Information from farther up the Wick connecting all of the Hylaean Theoric Worlds was interpreted in two seemingly incompatible ways--a religious experience and the inspiration behind mathematics]]. Most of the antipathy between the avout and the Deolators (conventionally religious people) derives from the lack of contact the two worlds have with one another, but some avout (such as Erasmas Erasmas, Arsibalt, and Arsibalt) [[spoiler: the mathic order Zh'vaern is pretending to represent at the convox]]) think the whole thing is overplayed even before the events of the story. story and Erasmas goes out of his way to treat the Deolators he deals with with courtesy and respect. [[spoiler: As the events of the story play out the two sides interact with each other more; Deolators from several different factions assist Erasmas and his party more than once and after dealing with the existential crisis threatening all of them both factions the two sides appear to be on much better terms by the end of the story.]]
22nd Feb '18 7:32:30 PM Snarf
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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Discussed, deconstructed, and averted. The Arbran religions stem from the same legendary event that also inspired the avout [[spoiler: information from farther up the Wick connecting all of the Hylaean Theoric Worlds interpreted in two seemingly incompatible ways--a religious experience and the inspiration behind mathematics]]. Most of the antipathy between the avout and the Deolators (conventionally religious people) derives from the lack of contact the two worlds have with one another, but some avout (such as Erasmas and Arsibalt) think the whole thing is overplayed even before the events of the story. [[spoiler: As the events of the story play out the two sides interact with each other more; Deolators assist Erasmas and his party more than once and after dealing with the existential crisis threatening all of them both factions appear to be on much better terms by the end of the story.]]
21st Feb '18 1:18:58 AM Snarf
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** SixthRanger: Sammann, who is with the group from almost the beginning [[spoiler: and in fact is Fraa Orolo's means of communicating to Erasmas after being declared Anathem]] but whose cultural separation from the avout separates him from the core group.

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** SixthRanger: Sammann, who is with the group from almost the beginning [[spoiler: and in fact is Fraa Orolo's means of communicating to Erasmas after being declared Anathem]] but whose cultural separation from the avout separates keeps him from fully integrating with the core group.group for most of the story.
21st Feb '18 1:17:39 AM Snarf
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* ComingOfAgeStory: For Erasmas, who transitions from Fraa Orolo's fid (student) to his successor, learning important lessons about the sæcular world and about the untouchable Ita caste along the way.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: For Erasmas, who transitions from Fraa Orolo's fid (student) to his successor, learning important lessons about the sæcular world and about the [[spoiler: formerly]] untouchable Ita caste along the way.
21st Feb '18 1:16:14 AM Snarf
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* ComingOfAgeStory: For Erasmas, who transitions from Fraa Orolo's fid (student) to his successor, learning important lessons about the sæcular world and about the untouchable Ita caste along the way.


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** SixthRanger: Sammann, who is with the group from almost the beginning [[spoiler: and in fact is Fraa Orolo's means of communicating to Erasmas after being declared Anathem]] but whose cultural separation from the avout separates him from the core group.
21st Feb '18 1:03:00 AM Snarf
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* [[SpaceMarine Space Marines]]: What [[spoiler: Erasmas and his companions in Cell 317]] become. Although their [[spoiler: boarding action of the alien ship is extremely improvised]], the secular authorities are very impressed that 'the guys with the bolts and chords' were the ones to come through where the actual military forces of Arbre could not. [[spoiler: As a result the mathic world is fully integrated into the political power structure of Arbre, losing its isolation but at the same time gaining greater acceptance.]]

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* [[SpaceMarine Space Marines]]: What [[spoiler: Erasmas and his companions in Cell 317]] become. Although their [[spoiler: boarding action of the alien ship is extremely improvised]], the secular sæcular authorities are very impressed that 'the guys with the bolts and chords' were the ones to come through where the actual military forces of Arbre could not. [[spoiler: As a result the mathic world is fully integrated into the political power structure of Arbre, losing its isolation but at the same time gaining greater acceptance.]]
21st Feb '18 12:39:40 AM Snarf
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* TooDumbToLive: The Warden of Heaven. [[spoiler: If he had only kept his spacesuit on...]]
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