History Literature / BeetleInTheAnthill

6th Mar '16 1:33:56 AM Koveras
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More or less a direct sequel to ''Literature/InhabitedIsland''. Maxim, now older and more cynical, is assigned to track down a progressor named Leo Abalkin who may be [[LostSuperweapon an instrument]] of the [[{{Precursors}} Wanderers']] plot. While his boss views the progressor as a threat, our hero becomes increasingly ambivalent.

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More or less a direct sequel to ''Literature/InhabitedIsland''. Maxim, now older and more cynical, is assigned to track down a progressor named Leo Abalkin who may be [[LostSuperweapon [[ManchurianAgent an instrument]] of the [[{{Precursors}} Wanderers']] plot. While his boss views the progressor as a threat, our hero becomes increasingly ambivalent.
6th Mar '16 12:45:28 AM Morgenthaler
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''Literature/BeetleInTheAnthill'' (Russian: "Жук в муравейнике") is the ninth and penultimate novel by the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the Franchise/NoonUniverse.

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''Literature/BeetleInTheAnthill'' ''Beetle in the Anthill'' (Russian: "Жук в муравейнике") is the ninth and penultimate novel by the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the Franchise/NoonUniverse.
15th May '13 7:06:04 AM Koveras
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* HomeworldEvacuation: The scientists suspect (with good reasons) that this is what the Wanderers did to the natives of Hope.
** However, their motivations are entirely unclear. As is par for the course whenever the Wanderers are supposed to be involved in something in the Noon Universe, quite a few of the scientists and virtually all of the COMCON-2 (the agency Maxim is a member of) representatives believe that the truth about the evacuation is much darker - although there is no hard evidence for that. On the other hand, the section describing the mission to Hope is written in a mildly horroresque style: the whole planet seems to be a rather weird place with things that should not have occured like that or even be there. This is possibly due to the Wanderers' involvement.

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* HomeworldEvacuation: The scientists suspect (with good reasons) that this is what the Wanderers did to the natives of Hope.
** However,
Hope, although their motivations are entirely unclear. As is par for the course whenever the Wanderers are supposed to be involved in something in the Noon Universe, quite a few of the scientists and virtually all of the COMCON-2 (the agency Maxim is a member of) representatives believe that the truth about the evacuation is much darker - although there is no hard evidence for that. On the other hand, the section describing the mission to Hope is written in a mildly horroresque style: the whole planet seems to be a rather weird place with things that should not have occured like that or even be there. This is possibly due to the Wanderers' involvement.
15th May '13 5:36:17 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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** However, their motivations are entirely unclear. As is par for the course whenever the Wanderers are supposed to be involved in something in the Noon Universe, quite a few of the scientists and virtually all of the COMCON-2 (the agency Maxim is a member of) representatives believe that the truth about the evacuation is much darker - although there is no hard evidence for that. On the other hand, the section describing the mission to Hope is written in a mildly horroresque style: the whole planet seems to be a rather strange (not in a good way) place, possibly due to the Wanderers' involvement.

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** However, their motivations are entirely unclear. As is par for the course whenever the Wanderers are supposed to be involved in something in the Noon Universe, quite a few of the scientists and virtually all of the COMCON-2 (the agency Maxim is a member of) representatives believe that the truth about the evacuation is much darker - although there is no hard evidence for that. On the other hand, the section describing the mission to Hope is written in a mildly horroresque style: the whole planet seems to be a rather strange (not in a good way) place, weird place with things that should not have occured like that or even be there. This is possibly due to the Wanderers' involvement.
15th May '13 5:34:46 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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** However, their motivations are entirely unclear. As is par for the course whenever the Wanderers are supposed to be involved in something in the Noon Universe, quite a few of the scientists and virtually all of the COMCON-2 (the agency Maxim is a member of) representatives believe that the truth about the evacuation is much darker - although there is no hard evidence for that. On the other hand, the section describing the mission to Hope is written in a mildly horroresque style: the whole planet seems to be a rather strange (not in a good way) place, possibly due to the Wanderers' involvement.
2nd May '13 7:28:10 AM Koveras
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* {{Foreshadowing}} - the last entry in Abalkin's journal ends with [[spoiler: his cloak system suddenly starting to work, and then "The nerves of the locals snap and they start shooting...". Guess what happens then in the actual story]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}} - the last entry in Abalkin's journal ends with [[spoiler: his cloak system suddenly starting to work, and then "The nerves of the locals snap and they start shooting...". Guess what happens then in the actual story]]story]].
* HomeworldEvacuation: The scientists suspect (with good reasons) that this is what the Wanderers did to the natives of Hope.
2nd Jan '13 10:31:10 AM mlsmithca
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* BrokenAesop: According to WordOfGod, the moral was meant to be somewhat along the lines of "even the best intentioned of Secret Service type agencies will naturally commit horrible acts purely due to the paranoia that is InherentInTheSystem" (comparable to how risk of crippling injury is inherent to most sports), but just how justified said acts were is [[YourMileageMayVary up to the individual reader]].

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* BrokenAesop: According to WordOfGod, the moral was meant to be somewhat along the lines of "even the best intentioned of Secret Service type agencies will naturally commit horrible acts purely due to the paranoia that is InherentInTheSystem" (comparable to how risk of crippling injury is inherent to most sports), but just how justified said acts were is [[YourMileageMayVary up to the individual reader]].sports).
2nd Jan '13 8:47:54 AM Koveras
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* BrokenAesop - according to WordOfGod, the moral was meant to be somewhat along the lines of "even the best intentioned of Secret Service type agencies will naturally commit horrible acts purely due to the paranoia that is InherentInTheSystem", but just how justified said acts were is [[YourMileageMayVary up to the individual reader]].

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* BrokenAesop - according BrokenAesop: According to WordOfGod, the moral was meant to be somewhat along the lines of "even the best intentioned of Secret Service type agencies will naturally commit horrible acts purely due to the paranoia that is InherentInTheSystem", InherentInTheSystem" (comparable to how risk of crippling injury is inherent to most sports), but just how justified said acts were is [[YourMileageMayVary up to the individual reader]].
2nd Jan '13 6:40:47 AM thisisostupid
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* BrokenAesop - according to WordOfGod, the moral was "Secret Service is Evil", but the story allows many different interpretations.

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* BrokenAesop - according to WordOfGod, the moral was "Secret meant to be somewhat along the lines of "even the best intentioned of Secret Service type agencies will naturally commit horrible acts purely due to the paranoia that is Evil", InherentInTheSystem", but just how justified said acts were is [[YourMileageMayVary up to the story allows many different interpretations.individual reader]].
1st Dec '12 12:24:19 AM Koveras
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''Literature/BeetleInTheAnthill'' (Russian: "Жук в муравейнике") is the ninth and penultimate novel by the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the NoonUniverse.

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''Literature/BeetleInTheAnthill'' (Russian: "Жук в муравейнике") is the ninth and penultimate novel by the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the NoonUniverse.
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