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10th Mar '15 1:53:25 PM MarkLungo
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The ''Eclipse Trilogy'' is a techno-thriller book series by JohnShirley. Being written in TheEighties, it depicts a pretty dystopian future.

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The ''Eclipse Trilogy'' is a techno-thriller book series by JohnShirley.John Shirley. Being written in TheEighties, it depicts a pretty dystopian future.
10th Mar '15 1:53:10 PM MarkLungo
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The Literature/EclipseTrilogy is a techno-thriller book series by John Shirley. Being written in TheEighties, it depicts a pretty dystopian future.

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The Literature/EclipseTrilogy ''Eclipse Trilogy'' is a techno-thriller book series by John Shirley.JohnShirley. Being written in TheEighties, it depicts a pretty dystopian future.



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* BadassIsraeli: Steinfeld, an ex-{{Mossad}} agent

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* BadassIsraeli: Steinfeld, an ex-{{Mossad}} agentex-UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} agent.



* CrapsackWorld / {{Dystopia}}: WorldWarThree has happened, the Religious Right reigns the USA, and the fascists came back to power in Europe. Crappy enough?

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* CrapsackWorld / {{Dystopia}}: CrapsackWorld[=/=]{{Dystopia}}: WorldWarThree has happened, the Religious Right reigns the USA, and the fascists came back to power in Europe. Crappy enough?
25th Feb '12 9:35:29 AM MaxSinister
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* CrapsackWorld / {{Dystopia}}: WorldWarThree has happened, the Religious Right reigns the USA, and the fascists came back to power in Europe. Crappy enough?
* CyberPunk: Has elements of this, with the events involving the Grid and the developed technology (don't forget, the story's from TheEighties).
11th Jan '12 7:40:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CrapsackWorld
* CyberPunk



* {{Dystopia}}



* HilariousInHindsight: The fundamentalist USA has a female president. Remember that the book was written long ago before SarahPalin became prominent.
11th Jan '12 7:28:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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The EclipseTrilogy is a techno-thriller book series by John Shirley. Being written in TheEighties, it depicts a pretty dystopian future.

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The EclipseTrilogy Literature/EclipseTrilogy is a techno-thriller book series by John Shirley. Being written in TheEighties, it depicts a pretty dystopian future.
11th Jan '12 7:27:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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The EclipseTrilogy is a techno-thriller book series by John Shirley. Being written in TheEighties, it depicts a pretty dystopian future.

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* AmbiguousGender: One famous Minimono star was born male, but had his private parts removed to be more androgynous.
* AntiHero: The protagonists.
* BadassIsraeli: Steinfeld, an ex-{{Mossad}} agent
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: There's a guy with a colored mohawk, and it's stated that all the colors provide specific information for other people (who know) in-story.
* CowboyCop: In-story. Since the series is made by right-wingers, he's always right, and his liberal boss is wrong.
* CrapsackWorld
* CyberPunk
* {{Cyberspace}}: The "grid". Some people treat it as if it was a conscious and possibly friendly entity.
* {{Dystopia}}
* TheFundamentalist: Rick Crandall and others, behind the right-wing US government
* FutureMusic: This future has the new styles of Flare, Minimono (which sounds very boring - maybe it's just Rick's POV) and wiredancers
* FutureSlang
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: At one point, there's a juxtaposition of good and bad characters' sex scenes to make the point. A Dominatrix included.
* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The first book came out in 1985. You know what happened afterwards. Later editions [[RetCon clarify]] that a new SovietUnion has re-emerged.
* HilariousInHindsight: The fundamentalist USA has a female president. Remember that the book was written long ago before SarahPalin became prominent.
* TheLastDJ: Fading rock star Rick Rickenharp
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain: Yes, the SovietUnion comes back!
* MonumentalDamage: The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is destroyed by British fascists.
* NewSpeak: Public [=AntiViolence=] shows - where contestants vie for the right to conduct public executions.
* NonHumanSidekick: Smoke and his crow.
* NuclearOption: Doesn't mean TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, since the blocks only use tactical nukes. Amsterdam still is devastated.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Jack Brendan "Smoke", Dan "Hard-Eyes" Torrence
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Second Alliance Security Corporation (SA)
* LaResistance: The New Resistance, of course.
* SinisterMinister: Televangelist "Smiling" Rick Crandall
* SpaceStation: The L5 colony [=FirStep=]
* StrangeBedfellows:
** Israeli Steinfeld has to make the rich oil sheiks help his cause. He points out that they'll be next if they don't help.
** Also, the New Resistance unites all kinds of people, from Christian Democrats to Communists and Anarchists. And for some reason, many artists.
* SubliminalSeduction: The bad guys use this to spread fascist propaganda.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Fascism makes a big comeback in Europe. In France, the son of Le Pen becomes president. [[spoiler: They even plan a new holocaust.]]
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Set in the early 21st century. The new edition specifies the year: 2029.
* WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture: [=AntiViolence=], [=FirStep=]
* WorldWarThree: The SovietUnion invades western Europe, but is kicked out later.
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