History Literature / BookOfTheNewSun

10th Jun '18 1:43:32 PM nombretomado
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* SealedEvilInACan: Typhon, whom Severian accidentally releases... [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny and then kills within the next few pages]]]].

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* SealedEvilInACan: Typhon, whom Severian accidentally releases... [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[spoiler:[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments and then kills within the next few pages]]]].
10th Jun '18 6:13:37 AM nombretomado
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8th Apr '18 10:33:05 PM Synchronicity
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* DuelingMessiahs: Though it may not be apparent to the protagonist, there are two apparent candidates for the messiah figure known as the Conciliator, namely [[spoiler:Bardanders and Serverian himself]]. Naturally they end up fighting - the trigger being the science-driven former destroying a relic belonging to the faith-driven latter.
13th Feb '18 10:07:48 PM laserviking42
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*** He relates this story about the guild of Animal Trainers not long after spending some time correcting misinformation about his own guild, apparently not realizing the irony.
13th Feb '18 9:54:34 PM laserviking42
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* ScavengerWorld: Creator/GeneWolfe once described Urth as "the future where we sit at home and wait for the money to run out" - humanity has exhausted all the resources of the planet and can no longer support any level of technology higher than medieval. Only the ruling class have access to higher levels of tech, which they get by trading for it with extra-terrestrials. In ''The Claw of the Conciliator'' Severian runs into a village of "miners" who basically make a living by ''robbing graves''.

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* ScavengerWorld: Creator/GeneWolfe once described Urth as "the future where we sit at home and wait for the money to run out" - humanity has exhausted all the resources of the planet and can no longer support any level of technology higher than medieval. Only the ruling class have access to higher levels of tech, which they get by trading for it with extra-terrestrials. In ''The Claw of the Conciliator'' Severian runs into a village of "miners" who basically make a living by ''robbing graves''. It's implied that all the resources have run out, so pillaging what we would consider archaeological ruins is the only way to gather resources.
13th Feb '18 9:51:28 PM laserviking42
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* LowCultureHighTech: The Commonwealth has access to advanced technology (either through space trade or what's scavenged), but it's limited to the upper classes. The Commonality and middle class are largely a medieval level technology and culture. It's unclear if this is due to knowledge being forgotten, or Urth simply no longer having the resources to support a High Tech culture.

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* LowCultureHighTech: The Commonwealth has access to advanced technology (either through space trade or what's scavenged), but it's limited to the upper classes. The Commonality and middle class are largely a medieval level technology and culture. It's unclear if this is due to knowledge being forgotten, or Urth simply can no longer having produce any higher technology, and is considered a backwater world to the rest of the galaxy, without the resources to support a High Tech culture. trade for anything better.
11th Dec '17 9:01:36 PM Havetofix_sowrong
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Creator/GeneWolfe's masterpiece set AfterTheEnd in a FeudalFuture which seems to be LowFantasy, but is actually science fiction - though this is only subtext during the first four books, becoming overt in the coda. It tells the story of Severian, an apprentice of the Torturer's Guild who turns out to be a kind of MessianicArchetype.

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Creator/GeneWolfe's masterpiece set AfterTheEnd in a FeudalFuture which seems to be LowFantasy, but is actually science fiction - though this is only subtext during the first four books, becoming overt in the coda.fiction. It tells the story of Severian, an apprentice of the Torturer's Guild who turns out to be a kind of MessianicArchetype.



* AndIMustScream: Early in 'The Shadow of the Torturer', Severian meets a man who has developed an obsession with books and reading. This man becomes a librarian. In order to test his loyalty, his guild's master makes him blind. Out of an inalienable sense of loyalty, and in order to stay close to the books he loves, he remains at the library.

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* AndIMustScream: Early in 'The Shadow of the Torturer', Severian meets a man librarian who has developed an obsession with books and reading. This man becomes a librarian. In order to test He ironically develops blindness. He can still find his loyalty, his guild's master makes him blind. Out of an inalienable sense of loyalty, way around, locate books, and in order to stay close to remember the binding of many books he loves, he remains at in the library.massive library.



* EatBrainForMemories: Eating an alzabo gland extract gives its consumer memories of whoever was eaten by that alzabo.

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* EatBrainForMemories: Eating an alzabo gland extract along with the flesh of a human, gives its consumer the partaker the memories of whoever was eaten by that alzabo.source of the flesh.
17th Sep '17 2:14:08 PM nombretomado
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* WhyYouShouldDestroyThePlanetEarth
19th Jun '17 3:13:29 AM SorPepita
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** Also ''GURPS New Sun,'' the RPG, which includes a lot of background hints.

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** Also ''GURPS New Sun,'' the RPG, RPG by the author of ''Lexicon Urthus'', which includes a lot of background hints.
19th Jun '17 3:09:34 AM SorPepita
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* ForegoneConclusion / FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Either Urth freezes beneath the dying Sun, or billions die with the coming of the New Sun, as prophesied by the Conciliator. [[spoiler:The fact that Severian himself is the Conciliator proves that the failed to find a Third Option, before the story even began.]]

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* ForegoneConclusion / FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Either Urth freezes beneath the dying Sun, or billions die with the coming of the New Sun, as prophesied by the Conciliator. [[spoiler:The fact that Severian himself is the Conciliator proves that the he failed to find a Third Option, before the story even began.]]



%%* OurAngelsAreDifferent: If they're not aliens.

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%%* * OurAngelsAreDifferent: If That's if they're not aliens.SufficientlyAdvancedAliens.
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