History Literature / DyingOfTheLight

22nd Nov '16 11:33:54 AM CheeseDogX
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Worlorn was a rogue planet, a dead rock floating through space, and of no particular interest to anyone until it was realized that it would pass a star system as it left the galaxy. The outer worlds, joining together, terraformed Worlorn into a festival planet, each of the fourteen worlds building a city to showcase it's culture. For a good ten years it was the pride of the out-worlds. But now the window of habitability is closing, and the businesses have left. Shrouded in twilight, the vast cities are now inhabited only by stragglers, the computers dutifully keeping it all maintained as Worlorn awaits the final dying of the light.

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Worlorn was a rogue planet, a dead rock floating through space, and of no particular interest to anyone until it was realized that it would pass a star system as it left the galaxy. The outer worlds, joining together, terraformed Worlorn into a festival planet, each of the fourteen worlds building a city to showcase it's its culture. For a good ten years it was the pride of the out-worlds. But now the window of habitability is closing, and the businesses have left. Shrouded in twilight, the vast cities are now inhabited only by stragglers, the computers dutifully keeping it all maintained as Worlorn awaits the final dying of the light.
25th Oct '16 7:05:07 PM nombretomado
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''Literature/DyingOfTheLight'' is the debut novel of famed ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' author GeorgeRRMartin. It was first published in 1977 as "After The Festival", serialized in Analog Science Fiction And Fact.

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''Literature/DyingOfTheLight'' is the debut novel of famed ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' author GeorgeRRMartin.Creator/GeorgeRRMartin. It was first published in 1977 as "After The Festival", serialized in Analog Science Fiction And Fact.
25th May '16 12:17:05 PM kraas
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* SelfDeprecation: [[spoiler: Kirak Redsteel mocks the quality of his own poetry when he finally appears on page near the end of the story.]]



* WouldHitAGirl: Myrik.

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* WouldHitAGirl: Myrik.
25th Jan '16 11:00:16 AM kraas
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* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: Pretty soft.

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* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: Pretty soft. Ray guns, flying cars and weird alien creatures (such as a giant aquatic slug, mentioned only in passing, large enough for people to live inside) abound. It does however avert SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseofScale, with travel times between different regions of space taking months or years despite faster-than-light capability.
2nd Nov '15 1:18:12 PM FF32
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* ChekovsGun: The story about the Banshee.

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: The story about the Banshee.
14th Oct '15 7:38:47 AM kraas
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* WeaponOfChoice: When people start to turn up dead by firearm, [[spoiler: Jaan]] realizes that [[spoiler: Bretan]] is about.

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* WeaponOfChoice: When people start to turn up dead by firearm, firearm rather than lasers, [[spoiler: Jaan]] realizes that [[spoiler: Bretan]] is about.
14th Oct '15 7:31:22 AM kraas
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* {{Bathos}}: The reason Bretan Braith challenges Dirk to a duel? Dirk accidentally locks Bretan out of his aircar. To elaborate, Dirk was looking for some transportation, mistook Bretan's aircar for a derelict left by long-gone festival attendees, climbs inside and realizes since it's fully powered up it can't possibly be a derelict, and when he hears Bretan and Chell approaching, he hops out and hides while the canopy snaps shut and locks (if the car is powered up, it can only be unlocked from the inside). When they find him, Bretan and Chell promptly accuse Dirk of trying to steal their property. What might be a comedic misunderstanding for most people is deadly serious for the Kavalars.
22nd Aug '15 5:51:12 PM kraas
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* CallASmeerpARabbit: The Braith "hounds" are four-legged, hairless creatures with ratlike faces and red eyes, and they're nearly the size of horses.
18th Aug '15 9:45:30 AM kraas
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: [[spoiler: The reason Bretan became Chell's teyn was because Chell never treated him differently because of his scarred face.]]



* NotWhatISignedOnFor: Chell fre-Braith was totally on board with the idea of coming to a lawless world to hunt mockmen, but [[spoiler: breaking away from Braith to start a new holdfast with Lorimar as its leader? To Chell, completely loyal to Braith, the very idea was repulsive and he challenged Lorimar to a blades duel. Unfortunately for Chell, he was too old and slow to be a match for Lorimar; he took too many cuts and died of his wounds.]]



* PlanetaryRomance:

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* PlanetaryRomance:PlanetaryRomance: Light on TechnoBabble, heavy on descriptions of Worlorn, and the plot is focused on the relationships between the main characters.
17th Aug '15 10:25:34 AM kraas
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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Concocted by Garse in order to give Dirk a chance to escape the Braiths, and allow Garse to join with them to hunt down Jaan and then turn on them when they find Jaan. Garse brings Dirk to the Braiths as a "blood gift" and as expected they strip him naked and send him running through the woods before giving chase with their hounds. Unbeknownst to them, Garse and Dirk hid a laser rifle and a coat near a wrecked aircar, which Dirk heads straight for once he's set loose.]]
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