History Literature / BlackMan

30th Mar '18 9:06:14 PM JackG
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* ImColdSoCold: Played with. Ertekin makes a DeathbedConfession that she'd planned to murder a police colleague who'd betrayed her genetically-engineered husband to the authorities, but she lacked the ruthlessness to carry it through. "You have to be cold, so cold..."

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* ImColdSoCold: Played with. Ertekin makes a DeathbedConfession that she'd planned to murder a police colleague Amy Westhoff, who'd betrayed her genetically-engineered husband to the authorities, but she lacked the ruthlessness to carry it through. "You have to be cold, so cold..."



* ShootTheDog: An InvokedTrope when Ertekin gets Marsalis [[spoiler:to MercyKill her because he'll feel less guilty about it than her father or her colleague Tom Norton.]]

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* ShootTheDog: An InvokedTrope when Ertekin gets Marsalis [[spoiler:to MercyKill her because he'll feel less guilty about it than her father or her colleague Tom Norton. It's also implied she told the story of wanting to kill Amy Westhoff so Marsalis will do it for her.]]
30th Mar '18 9:42:55 AM Fichistas1952
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* ImColdSoCold: Played with. Ertekin makes a DeathbedConfession that she'd planned to murder a police colleague who'd betrayed her genetically-engineered husband to the authorities, but she lacked the ruthlessness to carry it through. "You have to be cold, so cold..."
7th Feb '18 9:06:05 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ClusterFBomb: Thirteens in general, and Marsalis in particular, are fond of swearing up a storm when riled. And most of them are easily riled.
** Not only thirteens. Ertekin and even Norton do their part as well, not to mention the various criminals. Basically, every main character of the novel and most secondary ones swear like there's no tomorrow.

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* ClusterFBomb: ClusterFBomb:
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Thirteens in general, and Marsalis in particular, are fond of swearing up a storm when riled. And most of them are easily riled.
** Not only thirteens. Ertekin and even Norton do their part as well, not to mention the various criminals. Basically, every main character of the novel and most secondary ones swear like there's no tomorrow.



* CryonicsFailure: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in great detail during the initial investigation of the crash landing of ''Horkan's Pride''.

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* CryonicsFailure: CryonicsFailure:
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[[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in great detail during the initial investigation of the crash landing of ''Horkan's Pride''.



%%* DiscOneFinalBoss: Merrin.

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%%* * DiscOneFinalBoss: Merrin.Merrin is built up as the primary antagonist, but [[spoiler:gets killed rather unceremoniously midway through the story. The real threat turns out to be someone else]].
6th Feb '18 1:50:08 AM JackG
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* CityOnTheWater: ''Bulkagov's Cat'' is the city-ship version.
6th Feb '18 1:44:05 AM JackG
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** The novel opens with a ''Horkan's Pride'' passenger who's been woken from cryo-sleep to find herself StrappedToAnOperatingTable and surgically dissected so she can be EatenAlive.
** The nature of the Haag Gun, which even leads Marsalis to MercyKill people he doesn't kill in one shot. [[spoiler: it's basically an AIDS gun.]] The sheer nastiness of it is justified, since it's used to [[spoiler: guarantee the death of any renegade thirteen if they escape before thirteen-hunters like Marsalis can finish the job.]]



** The nature of the Haag Gun, which even leads Marsalis to MercyKill people he doesn't kill in one shot. [[spoiler: it's basically an AIDS gun.]] The sheer nastiness of it is justified, since it's used to [[spoiler: guarantee the death of any renegade thirteen if they escape before thirteen-hunters like Marsalis can finish the job.]]
** The novel opens with a ''Horkan's Pride'' passenger who's been woken from cryo-sleep to find herself StrappedToAnOperatingTable and surgically dissected so she can be EatenAlive.
3rd Feb '18 8:41:33 PM Kalaong
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''Black Man'' (U.S. title ''Thirteen'') is a sci-fi mystery novel from Creator/RichardKMorgan that feels like a StealthPrequel to the ''Literature/TakeshiKovacs'' series.

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''Black Man'' (U.S. title ''Thirteen'') is a 2008 sci-fi mystery novel from Creator/RichardKMorgan that feels like a StealthPrequel to the ''Literature/TakeshiKovacs'' series.
29th Aug '17 12:57:34 PM Black_Diesel
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28th Feb '17 2:34:01 AM MadSpy
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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Jacob]]. Going against Carl Marsilas with a machete? That's about as stupid as it gets.

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Jacob]]. Going against Carl Marsilas Marsalis with a machete? That's about as stupid as it gets.
28th Feb '17 2:32:05 AM MadSpy
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* PostHumousCharacter: Played with. Elena Aguirre is used as one for one-sided DeadPersonConversation purposes, but Marsalis's mind simply latched on to her face when his CryonicsFailure marooned him in space, he never met her after she was [[HumanPopsicle thawed]] on Earth, and she may be alive and well elsewhere for all he knows.

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* PostHumousCharacter: PosthumousCharacter: Played with. Elena Aguirre is used as one for one-sided DeadPersonConversation purposes, but Marsalis's mind simply latched on to her face when his CryonicsFailure marooned him in space, he never met her after she was [[HumanPopsicle thawed]] on Earth, and she may be alive and well elsewhere for all he knows.
20th Jul '16 7:47:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** To another book by the same author. Somewhere in ''Black Man'' there's a random mention of market forces, which will immediately jump out as an unlikely coincidence to anyone who knows about [[RichardKMorgan Richard Morgan's bibliography]].

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** To another book by the same author. Somewhere in ''Black Man'' there's a random mention of market forces, which will immediately jump out as an unlikely coincidence to anyone who knows about [[RichardKMorgan [[Creator/RichardKMorgan Richard Morgan's bibliography]].
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