History Literature / Anathem

1st Jul '16 7:34:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Fraa [[spoiler:Orolo]].
12th Jan '16 11:05:40 PM Doug86
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* ShoutOut: One of the Iconographies the sæcular world sometimes associates with the avouts invokes Franchise/StarTrek. Another Iconography involves {{Superman}}.

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* ShoutOut: One of the Iconographies the sæcular world sometimes associates with the avouts invokes Franchise/StarTrek. Another Iconography involves {{Superman}}.Franchise/{{Superman}}.
29th Sep '15 2:00:24 AM aerojockey
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* RelationshipUpgrade: Justified and Averted. Avouts are required to publicly register their liasons, so as to avoid gossip in the maths. However, before [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmus and Suur Ala]] could register their liason, [[spoiler:Ala]] was evoked.
29th Sep '15 1:44:43 AM aerojockey
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* EngagingConversation: More like an Engaging Email. [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmus]] proposes to spend the rest of his life with [[spoiler:Suur Ala]], though their romantic relationship up to that point had been to make out once.
29th Sep '15 1:28:49 AM aerojockey
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''Anathem'' is a novel by Creator/NealStephenson about a world where monastic orders called "maths" isolate themselves from the rest of the world to study science, mathematics, and philosophy. When members of one of these maths make a surprising discovery, it's up to them to re-enter the "saecular world" and use their skills to investigate and deal with the potentially global ramifications.

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''Anathem'' is a novel by Creator/NealStephenson about a world where monastic orders called "maths" isolate themselves from the rest of the world to study science, mathematics, and philosophy. When members of one of these maths make a surprising discovery, it's up to them to re-enter the "saecular "sæcular world" and use their skills to investigate and deal with the potentially global ramifications.



* BatmanGambit: Fraa Lodoghir suggests that all the events of the book occurred because [[spoiler: the Thousanders]] wanted to end the subjugation of the mathic world by the secular, and so, [[spoiler: right before the Third Sack, they used their Incanting praxis to call alien beings from parallel universes to come to Arbre and create the existential crisis that enabled this to happen.]] However, given the way [[spoiler: the Thousanders are able to observe and manipulate different Narratives]], for them it might have been a XanatosGambit.

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* BatmanGambit: Fraa Lodoghir suggests that all the events of the book occurred because [[spoiler: the Thousanders]] wanted to end the subjugation of the mathic world by the secular, sæcular, and so, [[spoiler: right before the Third Sack, they used their Incanting praxis to call alien beings from various parallel universes to come to Arbre and create the existential crisis that enabled this to happen.]] However, given the way [[spoiler: the Thousanders are able to observe and manipulate different Narratives]], for them it might have been a XanatosGambit.



* FishOutOfWater: The avout in the saecular world.

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* FishOutOfWater: The avout in the saecular sæcular world.



* ObliviousToLove: Fraa Erasmus has no idea that [[spoiler: Suur Ala]] is into him until she grows visibly despondent at his obliviousness. [[spoiler: Knowing Surr Ala, she very might have manipulated that whole situation just to sidestep their BelligerentSexualTension.]]

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* ObliviousToLove: Fraa Erasmus has no idea that [[spoiler: Suur Ala]] is into him until she grows visibly despondent at his obliviousness. [[spoiler: Knowing Surr However, knowing Ala, she very might very well have manipulated that whole situation just to sidestep their his BelligerentSexualTension.]]
25th Sep '15 11:01:18 PM aerojockey
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* [[MagicFromTechnology Magic From Praxis]]: Many legends developed around the Incanters, who were supposedly able to alter reality by chanting. However, [[spoiler: many clues imply that their power is actually a praxis the Millenarians developed. Fraa Erasmus saw (sort of...) Fraa Jad using what was probably the actual device, which looked like a fancy jeejah. It does appear that chanting is how Fraa Jad controlled it, which explains how the legend of the Incanters arose]].
25th Sep '15 10:44:28 PM aerojockey
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* BatmanGambit: Fraa Lodoghir suggests that all the events of the book occurred because [[spoilers: the Thousanders]] wanted to end the subjugation of the mathic world by the secular, and so, [[spoilers: right before the Third Sack, they used their Incanting praxis to call alien beings from parallel universes to come to Arbre and create the existential crisis that enabled this to happen.]] However, given the way [[spoilers: the Thousanders are able to observe and manipulate different Narratives]], it might have been within their power to make it a XanatosGambit.

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* BatmanGambit: Fraa Lodoghir suggests that all the events of the book occurred because [[spoilers: [[spoiler: the Thousanders]] wanted to end the subjugation of the mathic world by the secular, and so, [[spoilers: [[spoiler: right before the Third Sack, they used their Incanting praxis to call alien beings from parallel universes to come to Arbre and create the existential crisis that enabled this to happen.]] However, given the way [[spoilers: [[spoiler: the Thousanders are able to observe and manipulate different Narratives]], for them it might have been within their power to make it a XanatosGambit.
25th Sep '15 10:42:41 PM aerojockey
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* BatmanGambit: Fraa Lodoghir suggests that all the events of the book occurred because [[spoilers: the Thousanders]] wanted to end the subjugation of the mathic world by the secular, and so, [[spoilers: right before the Third Sack, they used their Incanting praxis to call alien beings from parallel universes to come to Arbre and create the existential crisis that enabled this to happen.]] However, given the way [[spoilers: the Thousanders are able to observe and manipulate different Narratives]], it might have been within their power to make it a XanatosGambit.
23rd Sep '15 11:43:35 AM aerojockey
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* AfterTheEnd: The calendar sets the year 0 at the Reconstitution, short after the "Terrible Events," a near-extinction level nuclear/nanotechnological war. This was more than ''3500 years ago.'' See also ScavengerWorld.

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* AfterTheEnd: The calendar sets the year 0 at the Reconstitution, short which occurred shortly after the "Terrible Events," Terrible Events, a near-extinction level nuclear/nanotechnological war. This was more than ''3500 years ago.'' See also ScavengerWorld.
23rd Sep '15 11:42:53 AM aerojockey
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* AfterTheEnd: The calendar sets the year 0 as the "Terrible Events," a near-extinction level nuclear/nanotechnological war. This was more than ''3500 years ago.'' See also ScavengerWorld.

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* AfterTheEnd: The calendar sets the year 0 as at the Reconstitution, short after the "Terrible Events," a near-extinction level nuclear/nanotechnological war. This was more than ''3500 years ago.'' See also ScavengerWorld.
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