History Literature / FederationOfTheHub

27th Mar '17 10:33:43 AM john_e
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* FantasticSlurs: The Parahuans have 'Hulon' for humans (at least, the ones they don't believe to be super-powered Tuvelas). One of them explains it was originally the name of a race that they wiped out.
26th Mar '17 6:27:13 AM john_e
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* GiantMook: The Parahuans' tarm in "The Demon Breed" -- a 'most efficiently destructive giant beast'. The viewpoint humans aren't sure if it was engineered from a Parahuan sea creature, or from the Parahuans themselves.


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* MisterBig: Parahuan leaders in "The Demon Breed" are smaller than their underlings; the physical changes they undergo are part of their advancement towards what they consider to be the ultimate form of life.
23rd Mar '17 5:45:15 AM john_e
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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: One of the rare plants in Ticos Cay's laboratory is known as a Harpooneer. It's harmless for as long as it's kept in suspended animation -- and not a second longer. Ticos keeps it next to the platform where his interrogators stand.
22nd Mar '17 4:01:13 PM john_e
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* SeriouslyScruffy: In ''The Demon Breed'', the Parahuan leaders wear elaborate outfits -- except for Koll, the principal antagonist, who's so focused on conquest (possibly to the detriment of his sanity) that he takes no trouble over his appearance.
17th Mar '17 5:23:14 AM john_e
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* EnergyBeings: The goyal in "The Searcher" appears as a luminous purple energy field.



* TheSwarm: In "The Searcher", the goyal is a swarm of tiny [[EnergyBeings energy creatures]] that act [[HiveMind as a single mind]].



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The Elaigar were created by the Grisands, a cult of [[MadScientist mad scientists]], as a race of psionic SuperSoldiers they could use to dominate their planet. It didn't end well for the Grisands.

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The Elaigar were created by the Grisands, a cult of [[MadScientist mad scientists]], as a race of psionic SuperSoldiers they could use to dominate their planet. It didn't end well for the Grisands.Grisands.
** In "The Searcher", the goyal was created by a race known as the Builders. It promptly consumed them all.
25th Feb '17 12:26:37 PM john_e
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* KlingonPromotion: Practised by the Parahuans in ''The Demon Breed''.
30th Oct '16 5:02:50 PM john_e
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* DecapitationPresentation: The expected conclusion of Elaigar ritual combat in "The Lion Game".
30th Oct '16 4:49:15 PM john_e
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* BadassBoast:
--> "You've definitely been wrong about me," Telzey told him. "You didn't know enough. I've been a psi, a practising psi, for almost a year. I can go through a human life in an hour and know more about it than the man or woman who's living it. I've gone through quite a few lives, not only human ones. I do other things that I don't talk about. I don't know what it all exactly makes me now, but I'm not a child. Of course, I ''am'' sixteen years old and haven't been that very long. But it might even be that sometimes people like you and [[PrivateDetective Wellan Dasinger]] look a little like children to me. Do you understand?"


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* DesignatedGirlFight: In "The Lion Game", the Alatta infiltrators have one female member and (initially) three male. When they challenge the Sattaram leaders to personal combat, it so happens that the battles align by gender; so Kolki Ming and Telzey get to face the female leader, Stiltik. [[UnderestimatingBadassery The Sattarams are certain that Stiltik will curbstomp them both]].
30th Oct '16 3:21:48 PM john_e
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* HumanAliens: Maulbow in "The Winds of Time" looks human, but his body chemistry is sufficiently different that human anaesthetic has no effect on him.



* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: "A Nice Day For Screaming" has this in spades: the space itself is inherently hazardous, and then it turns out there are ''things'' living in it... [[spoiler: although they aren't malicious.]]

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"A Nice Day For Screaming" has this in spades: the space itself is inherently hazardous, and then it turns out there are ''things'' living in it... [[spoiler: although they aren't malicious.]]]]
** "The Winds of Time" has the Great Current, which is a hyperspace-analogue for time travel. There are things living in it, too, and they don't welcome visitors.


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* ItCanThink: In "The Winds of Time", the protagonists come to the realisation that Maulbow's giant snake monster is not just a dumb animal. [[spoiler:[[ThisIsMyHuman In fact, Maulbow belongs to it.]]]]
30th Oct '16 2:56:09 PM john_e
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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: The Elaigar were created by the Grisands, a cult of [[MadScientist mad scientists]], as a race of psionic SuperSoldiers they could use to dominate their planet. It didn't end well for the Grisands.
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