History Literature / CatsCradle

24th Jan '16 8:36:08 PM Llygodenfawr
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* AliensInCardiff: Ice-nine is invented in Illium, NY.

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* AliensInCardiff: Ice-nine is invented in Illium, Ilium, NY.



* CosmicDeadline: [[spoiler: Deaths only start piling on in the last 12 chapters, and en masse as the world comes to an end. Backstory about how ice-nine is divvied up between the Hoennikers is filled in very late in the book as well.]]

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* CosmicDeadline: [[spoiler: Deaths only start piling on in the last 12 chapters, and en masse as the world comes to an end. Backstory about how ice-nine is divvied up between the Hoennikers Hoenikkers is filled in very late in the book as well.]]



* DeadpanSnarker: The Castles and Newt Hoenniker.

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* DeadpanSnarker: The Castles and Newt Hoenniker.Hoenikker.



* [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Even The Gays Want Her]]: Mona is just that captivating.

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* [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Even The the Gays Want Her]]: Mona is just that captivating.



* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: People don't understand why Emily Hoenniker, who was a very beautiful and popular woman, married Felix, who only cared about science and barely noticed her.

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* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: People don't understand why Emily Hoenniker, Hoenikker, who was a very beautiful and popular woman, married Felix, who only cared about science and barely noticed her.
9th Mar '15 9:52:34 AM twinb27
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* CosmicDeadline: [[spoiler: Deaths only start piling on in the last 12 chapters, and en masse as the world comes to an end.]]

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* CosmicDeadline: [[spoiler: Deaths only start piling on in the last 12 chapters, and en masse as the world comes to an end. Backstory about how ice-nine is divvied up between the Hoennikers is filled in very late in the book as well.]]
9th Mar '15 9:51:24 AM twinb27
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* CosmicDeadline: [[spoiler: Deaths only start piling on in the last 12 chapters, and en masse as the world comes to an end.]]
8th Feb '15 3:52:09 PM WhiteRoseSamurai
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* HowWeGotHere: The events of the book are all one long flashback, and it's revealed near the end that John himself has been writing it for six months.
3rd Jan '15 11:39:26 AM ixfd64
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* GreyGoo: Ice-nine turns any water it touches into more ice-nine.
23rd Dec '14 6:01:07 PM henry42
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* DeathWorld: After the release of Ice-Nine.

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* DeathWorld: After [[spoiler:After the release of Ice-Nine.]]
29th Sep '14 7:30:11 PM ofearthsea
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* [[spoiler:ApocalypseHow: Planetary-scale, and is implied to cause the eventual extinction of all life on earth (although this is not depicted).]]

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* [[spoiler:ApocalypseHow: Planetary-scale, and is implied to cause the eventual extinction of all life on earth (although this is not depicted). Except for ants, that is.]]
8th Mar '14 4:03:00 AM Aquila89
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Dr. Felix Hoenikker. He was so easily distracted that, at one time, he completely abandoned the development of the atomic bomb to study the skeleton of turtles... his daughter suggested his desperate colleagues to simply remove anything turtle-related from his laboratory, and he'd forget about his fascination with them completely (they did, he did).

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Dr. Felix Hoenikker. He was so easily distracted that, at one time, he completely abandoned the development of the atomic bomb to study the skeleton of turtles... his turtles. His daughter suggested his desperate colleagues to simply remove anything turtle-related from his laboratory, and he'd forget about his fascination with them completely (they did, he did).
30th Jan '14 3:43:12 PM MarkLungo
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-->There are lots of good anecdotes about the bomb and Father ... For instance, do you know the story about Father on the day they first tested a bomb out at Alamagordo? After the things went off, after it was a sure thing that America could wipe out a city with just one bomb, a scientist turned to Father and said, "Science has now known sin." And do you know what Father said? He said, "What is sin?"

-->"No wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat's cradle is nothing but a bunch of X's between somebody's hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those X's..."
-->"And?"
-->''"No damn cat, and no damn cradle."''

''Cat's Cradle'' is a 1963 novel by KurtVonnegut. The protagonist, who introduces himself to us in the [[PointOfView first person narration]] as simply "John", begins the story intending to write a book about the atomic bomb. In his research, he comes to learn about the family of one of the chief scientists who created it: Dr. Felix Hoenikker. His research also uncovers the possibility that the man went on to create something else that could wipe out all life on Earth.

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-->There [[quoteright:318:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cats_cradle_2226.jpg]]

->''"There
are lots of good anecdotes about the bomb and Father ... For instance, do you know the story about Father on the day they first tested a bomb out at Alamagordo? After the things went off, after it was a sure thing that America could wipe out a city with just one bomb, a scientist turned to Father and said, "Science 'Science has now known sin." ' And do you know what Father said? He said, "What 'What is sin?"

-->"No
sin?'"''

->''"No
wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat's cradle is nothing but a bunch of X's between somebody's hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those X's..."
-->"And?"
-->''"No
"\\
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"And?"'\\
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''"No
damn cat, and no damn cradle."''

"''''

''Cat's Cradle'' is a 1963 novel by KurtVonnegut.Creator/KurtVonnegut. The protagonist, who introduces himself to us in the [[PointOfView first person narration]] as simply "John", begins the story intending to write a book about the atomic bomb. In his research, he comes to learn about the family of one of the chief scientists who created it: Dr. Felix Hoenikker. His research also uncovers the possibility that the man went on to create something else that could wipe out all life on Earth.
28th Oct '13 4:50:05 AM KilgoreTrout
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* BecomingTheMask: This happens to President Earl [=McCabe=]. {{Lampshaded}} by Bokonon in "Between Time and Timbuktu" when Bokonon repeats the line, "We are who we pretend to be, so we must be very careful who we pretend to be."

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* BecomingTheMask: This happens to President Earl [=McCabe=]. {{Lampshaded}} by Bokonon in "Between Time and Timbuktu" when Bokonon repeats a line from the line, beginning of ''Literature/MotherNight'': "We are who we pretend to be, so we must be very careful who we pretend to be."
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