History Literature / CountToTheEschaton

13th Jul '17 3:07:49 PM RedScharlach
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Menelaus Ilation "Meany" Montrose, a Texas-born gunslinger, lawyer, mathematician, and astronaut, [[GoneHorriblyRight goes insane after injecting himself with an IQ-increasing]] SuperSerum, and is cryosuspended during the voyage to the Monument. He wakes to a BadFuture. In little more than 8,000 years, the alien beings who set up the Monument as bait to test younger civilizations' starfaring progress, will arrive and enslave the Earth's population. Resisted by the remaining members of the crew--particularly his former best friend, Ximen "Blackie" Del Azarchel--Menelaus decides to spend the intervening milennia preparing humankind to resist.

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Menelaus Ilation "Meany" Montrose, a Texas-born gunslinger, lawyer, mathematician, and astronaut, [[GoneHorriblyRight goes insane after injecting himself with an IQ-increasing]] SuperSerum, and is cryosuspended during the voyage to the Monument. He wakes to a BadFuture. In little more than 8,000 years, the alien beings who set up the Monument as bait to test younger civilizations' starfaring progress, will arrive and enslave the Earth's population. Resisted by the remaining members of the crew--particularly his former best friend, Ximen "Blackie" Del Azarchel--Menelaus decides to spend the intervening milennia millennia preparing humankind to resist.



* SwansASwimming: Rania is repeatedly refered to as a Swan Princess.

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* SwansASwimming: Rania is repeatedly refered referred to as a Swan Princess.



* WakeUpFighting: Menelaus coldsleeps with loaded pistols in his hands for this purpose. [[spoiler: It doesn't help him much in ''Hermetic Millenia'']].

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* WakeUpFighting: Menelaus coldsleeps with loaded pistols in his hands for this purpose. [[spoiler: It doesn't help him much in ''Hermetic Millenia'']].Millennia'']].
18th Jun '17 3:35:15 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* BrainInAJar: Explicitly shows up in ''Architect Of Aeons''. Menelaus is stuck on the sidelines, of a DuelToTheDeath that he set up, where one of the participants is a "whale-sized" {{Transhuman}} (and the other uses Jupiter as a computer's CPU). Due to events, the Transhuman ends up dying in am messy way, while dropping a 'trinket': [[spoiler:Menelaus' ''original brain'' [[WhamLine kept for sentimental reasons]]]].

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* BrainInAJar: Explicitly shows up in ''Architect Of Aeons''. Menelaus is stuck on the sidelines, of a DuelToTheDeath that he set up, where one of the participants is a "whale-sized" {{Transhuman}} (and the other uses Jupiter as a computer's CPU). Due to events, the Transhuman ends up dying in am a messy way, while dropping a 'trinket': [[spoiler:Menelaus' ''original brain'' [[WhamLine kept for sentimental reasons]]]].
18th Jun '17 3:34:25 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* BrainInAJar: Explicitly shows up in ''Architect Of Aeons''. Menelaus is stuck on the sidelines, of a DuelToTheDeath that he set up, where one of the participants is a "whale-sized" {{Transhuman}} (and the other uses Jupiter as a computer's CPU). Due to events, the Transhuman ends up dying in am messy way, while dropping a 'trinket': [[spoiler:Menelaus' ''original brain'' [[WhamLine kept for sentimental reasons]]]].
18th Jun '17 3:23:14 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* WhamLine: In ''The Architect of Aeons'' (the last chapter), Menelaus ends up viewing the death of a {{Transhuman}} body the size of a whale... then it turns out that [[spoiler:this is '''also''' Menelaus, and out of nostalgia​ this one ''kept "their" original brain '''in a jar''''' (that happens to fall next to the viewpoint Menelaus, allowing him to realize this]]. And... end of book.
16th May '17 11:06:12 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ArcWords: "Count to a trillion" is one, the length of time it will take for [[spoiler: Rania's starship to return to earth]] as is, possibly "asymptote."

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* ArcWords: "Count to a trillion" is one, the length of time it will take for [[spoiler: Rania's starship to return to earth]] earth]]; as is, possibly possibly, "asymptote."



* BroadStrokes: Some cultures' versions of past history are...strange. The Witches, for example, believe that Creator/CSLewis and Creator/ArthurCClarke explored the Louisiana Territory in 1492...

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* BroadStrokes: Some cultures' versions of past history are... strange. The Witches, for example, believe that Creator/CSLewis and Creator/ArthurCClarke explored the Louisiana Territory in 1492...1492....



* OneHeadTaller: Mentally invoked by Menelaus after Princess Rania's growth spurt: "He hated the fact that the top of her head no longer fit nicely under his chin when they hugged...It seemed obscurely unnatural, as if someone had made a mistake when putting the universe together."

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* OneHeadTaller: Mentally invoked by Menelaus after Princess Rania's growth spurt: "He hated the fact that the top of her head no longer fit nicely under his chin when they hugged... It seemed obscurely unnatural, as if someone had made a mistake when putting the universe together."
9th Nov '16 5:34:05 PM nombretomado
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The ''Count to the Eschaton'' trilogy is a HardScienceFiction[=/=]SpaceOpera series in progress by JohnCWright.

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The ''Count to the Eschaton'' trilogy is a HardScienceFiction[=/=]SpaceOpera series in progress by JohnCWright.
Creator/JohnCWright.
11th Jul '16 10:07:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Menelaus.
27th Dec '15 10:08:40 PM ScholardArme
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** An alert reader can detect when Menelaus' mind is fully engaged by a problem, because he forgets to maintain his Texanism affectation.
19th Aug '15 6:28:57 PM ScholardArme
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26th Jun '15 7:56:32 PM MookVanguard
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Rada Lwa's justification of his attempted murder of Menelaus [[spoiler: Dropping a satellite on Menelaus was a necessary act because it was the outcome of deorbiting the satellite, which was necessary to stop Menelaus' military control over the world. It was a necessary act, therefore not murder. On the other hand, Menelaus killing De Ulloa was murder because Menelaus actively attempted to cause harm.]]
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