History Literature / DoubleStar

22nd Apr '18 9:17:15 PM nombretomado
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''Double Star'' is a science fiction novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1956 as a serial. It's ''ThePrisonerOfZenda'' InSpace.

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''Double Star'' is a science fiction novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein first published in 1956 as a serial. It's ''ThePrisonerOfZenda'' ''Literature/ThePrisonerOfZenda'' InSpace.
24th Dec '17 10:57:11 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: See the NoodleIncident entry. The bit about "I didn't know how old she was" is about ErrolFlynn.

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* ShoutOut: See the NoodleIncident entry. The bit about "I didn't know how old she was" is about ErrolFlynn.Creator/ErrolFlynn.
3rd Mar '17 11:16:39 AM CheeseDogX
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** To be fair he is clearly a very fine actor, and the Emperor himself is one of his fans.

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** To be fair he is clearly a very fine actor, and the Emperor himself is one of his fans. He's not wrong in his self-opinion, just exaggerated.
20th Jan '16 3:59:58 PM roxana
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* TheShowMustGoOn: Gradually Lorenzo come to realize that this principle on which he's grounded his whole life applies to more than acting.
26th Aug '15 6:49:46 PM mlsmithca
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Although Smythe is reluctant at first, he soon becomes interested in the political opinions he's now forced to advocate, and starts to make an honest effort to get along with the aliens and the political supporters he always tried to avoid in the past. And when he has to make an appearance at the court of Bonforte's long-time friend,Willem of Orange, Emperor of the Solar System, he finds himself enjoying his new role and the friendships it brings more than he'd imagined...

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Although Smythe is reluctant at first, he soon becomes interested in the political opinions he's now forced to advocate, and starts to make an honest effort to get along with the aliens and the political supporters he always tried to avoid in the past. And when he has to make an appearance at the court of Bonforte's long-time friend,Willem friend, Willem of Orange, Emperor of the Solar System, he finds himself enjoying his new role and the friendships it brings more than he'd imagined...
22nd Jul '14 12:31:20 PM roxana
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** To be fair he is clearly a very fine actor, and the Emperor himself is one of his fans.
30th Jun '14 2:47:09 PM Gillimer
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Although Smythe is reluctant at first, he soon becomes interested in the political opinions he's now forced to advocate, and starts to make an honest effort to get along with the aliens and the political supporters he always tried to avoid in the past. And when he has to make an appearance at the court of Bonforte's long-time friend, Galactic Emperor Willem of the Netherlands, he finds himself enjoying his new role and the friendships it brings more than he'd imagined...

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Although Smythe is reluctant at first, he soon becomes interested in the political opinions he's now forced to advocate, and starts to make an honest effort to get along with the aliens and the political supporters he always tried to avoid in the past. And when he has to make an appearance at the court of Bonforte's long-time friend, Galactic friend,Willem of Orange, Emperor Willem of the Netherlands, Solar System, he finds himself enjoying his new role and the friendships it brings more than he'd imagined...


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* FictionalPoliticalParty: The plot revolves around the struggle between the Humanity Party (with the slogan "government of humans, by humans, for humans") and Bonforte's Expansionists. Smythe is at first confused by reading that the early Expansionist Party sounds a lot like the present Humanity Party (which splintered off as the Expansionist coalition became less Terracentric). He didn't realize at first that "parties, like men, change as they grow up."
6th May '13 10:04:45 PM Sheora
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Martians have a highly complex system of politeness. The main problem of the book is that a politician may be late to a ceremony that inducts him into a Martian clan. There is a legend on Mars about a young Martian who was on his way to a high honor (equal at least to an alien being inducted to a clan), and the consequence of being late was ''death''. Due to no fault of his own, he was late, but it was proposed (by some of the Martian radicals) that he be given a second chance, on account of youth and having an extremely distinguished record. He would have none of it. So he insisted on the right to prosecute the case against him against ''himself'', won the case, and was consequently executed. Which is why he is now held in reverence as the ''patron saint of propriety'' on Mars.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Martians have a highly complex system of politeness. The main problem of the book is that a politician may be late to a ceremony that inducts him into a Martian clan. There is a legend on Mars about a young Martian who was on his way to a high honor (equal at least to an alien being inducted to a clan), and the consequence of being late was ''death''. Due to no fault of his own, he was late, but it was proposed (by some of the Martian radicals) that he be given a second chance, on account of youth and having an extremely distinguished record. He would have none of it. So he insisted on the right to prosecute the case against him against ''himself'', won the case, and was consequently executed. Which is why he is now held in reverence as the ''patron saint of propriety'' on Mars.
6th May '13 9:58:31 PM Sheora
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25th Jan '13 11:59:16 PM adbrown
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Martians have a highly complex system of politeness. The main problem of the book is that a politician may be late to a ceremony that inducts him into a Martian clan. There is a legend on Mars about a young Martian who was on his way to a high honor (equal at least to being inducted to a clan), and the consequence of being late was ''death''. Due to no fault of his own, he was late, but it was proposed (by some of the Martian radicals) that he be given a second chance, on account of youth and having an extremely distinguished record. He would have none of it. So he insisted on the right to prosecute the case against him against ''himself'', won the case, and was consequently executed. Which is why he is now held in reverence as the ''patron saint of propriety'' on Mars.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Martians have a highly complex system of politeness. The main problem of the book is that a politician may be late to a ceremony that inducts him into a Martian clan. There is a legend on Mars about a young Martian who was on his way to a high honor (equal at least to an alien being inducted to a clan), and the consequence of being late was ''death''. Due to no fault of his own, he was late, but it was proposed (by some of the Martian radicals) that he be given a second chance, on account of youth and having an extremely distinguished record. He would have none of it. So he insisted on the right to prosecute the case against him against ''himself'', won the case, and was consequently executed. Which is why he is now held in reverence as the ''patron saint of propriety'' on Mars.
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