History Literature / Flood

1st Nov '16 9:06:48 PM Theriocephalus
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* ExplosiveDecompression: What happens to the ship ''Halivah'' when [[spoiler:the young generation of shipborn crew stage a mutiny. They believe that the idea they're in a spaceship is a lie and that they're actually in some kind of social experiment. To "disprove" this, the leader of the rebellion,]] a woman named Steel, decides to [[TooDumbToLive unscrew one of the hull plates and take it off]] in public spectacle, [[spoiler:to show everyone that they're not really on a spaceship]]. This, of course, goes horribly wrong and nearly kills everyone on the ship. along with spurring Holle Groundwater to [[spoiler:seize power and institute a survivalist totalitarian rule]] in order to prevent the same thing from happening ever again.

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* ExplosiveDecompression: What happens to the ship ''Halivah'' when [[spoiler:the young generation of shipborn crew stage a mutiny. They believe that the idea they're in a spaceship is a lie and that they're actually in some kind of social experiment. To "disprove" this, the leader of the rebellion,]] a woman named Steel, decides to [[TooDumbToLive unscrew one of the hull plates and take it off]] in public spectacle, [[spoiler:to show everyone that they're not really on a spaceship]]. This, of course, goes horribly wrong and nearly kills everyone on the ship. ship, along with spurring Holle Groundwater to [[spoiler:seize power and institute a survivalist totalitarian rule]] in order to prevent the same thing from happening ever again.



* TheGreatFlood

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* TheGreatFloodTheGreatFlood: A very permanent example caused by the release of massive reservoirs of water from within the Earth's core flooding the planet.



* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Several of the characters in ''Ark'' will spontaneously launch into long speeches filled with poetic and nuanced explanations...and no one bats an eye at this - It's PurpleProse applied to the dialogue. Somewhat justified in that most the crew are very intelligent people who've been trained from childhood for the mission, but still...who the hell unironically drops the word "quiescent" into a ''scientific debriefing'' of a planet they're in orbit around?

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Several of the characters in ''Ark'' will spontaneously launch into long speeches filled with poetic and nuanced explanations... and no one bats an eye at this - It's -- it's PurpleProse applied to the dialogue. Somewhat justified in that most the crew are very intelligent people who've been trained from childhood for the mission, but still... who the hell unironically drops the word "quiescent" into a ''scientific debriefing'' of a planet they're in orbit around?



* SequelHook: The last line in the ''Flood'': "[[spoiler: ''What is Ark 2?!'']]"
** Then, in ''Ark'': Towards the end of the book, in a very short (five or six paragraph) chapter, it's briefly mentioned that [[spoiler:Venus, the ship's navigator/astronomer, discovers an unmistakeably extraterrestrial signal in deep space. This comes out of left field for the reader, since all indications in the book thus far are that any aliens in the universe were of the AbsentAliens variety and have all died out or are so distant as to be practically nonexistent. Venus decides not to mention her discovery to anybody else...and then it's never brought up in the book again]].

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* SequelHook: The last line in the ''Flood'': "[[spoiler: ''What "[[spoiler:''What is Ark 2?!'']]"
** Then, in ''Ark'': Towards the end of the book, in a very short (five or six paragraph) chapter, it's briefly mentioned that [[spoiler:Venus, the ship's navigator/astronomer, discovers an unmistakeably extraterrestrial signal in deep space. This comes out of left field for the reader, since all indications in the book thus far are that any aliens in the universe were of the AbsentAliens variety and have all died out or are so distant as to be practically nonexistent. Venus decides not to mention her discovery to anybody else... and then it's never brought up in the book again]].



* TrumanShowPlot: In ''Ark'', the shipborn generation of crewmembers on the ''Halivah'' are led to believe by [[spoiler:Zane]] that they're not really on a ship in space, but are part of some kind of twisted experiment...or that [[CityInABottle there possibly isn't even any kind of outside world at all]]. This culminates in a coup attempt where they try to remove one of the hull plates of the ship in order to prove that there's not actually any kind of deadly vacuum outside. This ends badly (see ExplosiveDecompression above).

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* TrumanShowPlot: In ''Ark'', the shipborn generation of crewmembers on the ''Halivah'' are led to believe by [[spoiler:Zane]] that they're not really on a ship in space, but are part of some kind of twisted experiment... or that [[CityInABottle there possibly isn't even any kind of outside world at all]]. This culminates in a coup attempt where they try to remove one of the hull plates of the ship in order to prove that there's not actually any kind of deadly vacuum outside. This ends badly (see ExplosiveDecompression above).



* [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Warp Is A Scary Place]]: The Ark travels faster-than-light by creating a "Warp Bubble" around itself which transports it to its destination. The Warp Bubble can be arbitrarily large (to contain the ship) but woe betide anyone stupid enough to try and leave the bubble...the edges of the bubble, being warped spacetime, will shred anything to a molecular level. But hey, it creates a nice lensing effect on the stars outside making astronomy easy while inside the bubble!

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* [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace Warp Is A Scary Place]]: HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: The Ark travels faster-than-light by creating a "Warp Bubble" around itself which transports it to its destination. The Warp Bubble can be arbitrarily large (to contain the ship) but woe betide anyone stupid enough to try and leave the bubble... the edges of the bubble, being warped spacetime, will shred anything to a molecular level. But hey, it creates a nice lensing effect on the stars outside making astronomy easy while inside the bubble!
1st Nov '16 8:59:40 PM Theriocephalus
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* ApocalypseHow: Starts as a Class 0, and gradually starts ramping up through the scale as the flood reaches higher and higher. [[spoiler:Eventually ends up as a Class 4, as the waters cover every available bit of landmass, turning the Earth into an Ocean Planet. It's implied that the few humans left over will either eventually go extinct or will eventually evolve back into an aquatic form to survive.]]
* ApocalypseWow: Lots of vivid descriptions of various catastrophe's, including the flooding of London after a surge of water overtops the Thames Barrier.

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* ApocalypseHow: Starts as a Class 0, and gradually starts ramping up through the scale as the flood reaches higher and higher. [[spoiler:Eventually ends up as a Class 4, as the waters cover every available bit of landmass, turning the Earth into an Ocean Planet. It's implied that the few humans left over will either eventually go extinct or will eventually evolve back into an aquatic form to survive.]]
* ApocalypseWow: Lots of vivid descriptions of various catastrophe's, catastrophes, including the flooding of London after a surge of water overtops the Thames Barrier.
2nd Apr '16 10:09:52 PM PravinLal
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* PocketDimension: In ''Ark'', due to the complicated physics of how the warp bubble around the ship works, the Ark is essentially in a pocket dimensions when it's traveling FTL. From the inside, everything looks normal, but from the outside nobody would be able to see the ship because the Warp Bubble is actually microscopic.

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* PocketDimension: In ''Ark'', due to the complicated physics of how the warp bubble around the ship works, the Ark is essentially in a pocket dimensions when it's traveling FTL. From the inside, everything looks normal, but from the outside nobody would be able to see the ship because the Warp Bubble is actually microscopic.sub-atomic in size.
7th Dec '15 7:34:34 PM msq
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* CosyCatastrophe: The earliest stages of the flood were treated as this; for example, as New York City slowly starts flooding, native New Yorkers pretty much just slog through the water to continue their jobs.

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* CosyCatastrophe: CosyCatastrophe:
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The earliest stages of the flood were treated as this; for example, as New York City slowly starts flooding, native New Yorkers pretty much just slog through the water to continue their jobs.jobs.
** More secure locations like the relocated US capital of Denver are this for a time. With those participating in the Ark Project in particular brought to the still-functional city and given as much comfort as could still be spare. By the time the Ark launches however, things go downhill fast.
7th Dec '15 7:29:06 PM msq
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* DistantFinale: The three follow up short stories, ''Earth Two'',''Earth Three'' and ''Earth One'' form this with ''Earth one'' revealing that [[spoiler:The ''Halivah'' eventually established another colony in a brown dwarf star system, ten thousand years later humanity had created an interstellar civilisation, including the three worlds and dozens of colonies. An expidition goes in search of the origins of Humanity and eventually locates the drowned Earth. Human descendants are discovered who have evolved into non-intelligent aquatic forms, as well as evidence in the form of an Apollo Mission plaque that confirms that Earth is the lost homeworld.]]

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** ''Earth One'' [[spoiler:reveals that this was the ultimate fate of Ark 2. Over countless generations, the descendants of those who went in Ark 2 evolved into aquatic lifeforms that have inherited Earth but are unaware of what's they've lost. As they're ''incapable'' of being aware due to their lack of sentience.]]
* DistantFinale: The three follow up short stories, ''Earth Two'',''Earth Three'' and ''Earth One'' form this with ''Earth one'' One'' revealing that [[spoiler:The ''Halivah'' eventually established another colony in a brown dwarf star system, ten thousand years later humanity had created an interstellar civilisation, including the three worlds and dozens of colonies. An expidition expedition goes in search of the origins of Humanity and eventually locates the drowned Earth. Human descendants are discovered who have evolved into non-intelligent aquatic forms, as well as evidence in the form of an the Apollo Mission plaque that confirms that Earth is the lost homeworld.]]
3rd Dec '15 9:04:51 AM hullflyer
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* VirtualTrainingSimulation: The "[=HeadSpace=]" simulations in ''Ark'' are a kind of virtual reality. They can even simulate sensations if the user climbs into a special body-suit. Used during the Ark's voyage for the crew's entertainment, and later for planetary training (since the shipborn children have never been on a planet or even experience ''gravity'').

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* VirtualTrainingSimulation: The "[=HeadSpace=]" simulations in ''Ark'' are a kind of virtual reality. They can even simulate sensations if the user climbs into a special body-suit. Used during the Ark's voyage for the crew's entertainment, and later for planetary training (since the shipborn children have never been on a planet or even experience experienced ''gravity'').
7th Jul '15 12:12:48 PM Jake18
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DistantFinale: The three follow up short stories, ''Earth Two'',''Earth Three'' and ''Earth One'' form this with ''Earth one'' revealing that [[spoiler:The ''Halivah'' eventually established another colony in a brown dwarf star system, ten thousand years later humanity had created an interstellar civilisation, including the three worlds and dozens of colonies. An expidition goes in search of the origins of Humanity and eventually locates the drowned Earth. Human descendants are discovered who have evolved into non-intelligent aquatic forms, as well as evidence in the form of an Apollo Mission plaque that confirms that Earth is the lost homeworld.]]

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* DistantFinale: The three follow up short stories, ''Earth Two'',''Earth Three'' and ''Earth One'' form this with ''Earth one'' revealing that [[spoiler:The ''Halivah'' eventually established another colony in a brown dwarf star system, ten thousand years later humanity had created an interstellar civilisation, including the three worlds and dozens of colonies. An expidition goes in search of the origins of Humanity and eventually locates the drowned Earth. Human descendants are discovered who have evolved into non-intelligent aquatic forms, as well as evidence in the form of an Apollo Mission plaque that confirms that Earth is the lost homeworld.]]
16th May '15 8:38:50 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the British DisasterMovie ''Film/{{Flood}}'', nor with the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse novel ''TheFlood''.

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Not to be confused with the British DisasterMovie ''Film/{{Flood}}'', nor with the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ExpandedUniverse novel ''TheFlood''.''Literature/HaloTheFlood''.
1st Apr '15 9:24:07 PM Kalaong
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A series by StephenBaxter about an [[TheGreatFlood apocalyptic global]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin flood]], based on the theory that there are deep subterranean reservoirs of water locked up in the Earth's mantle. What would happen if all this water started [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt coming up out of the planet's core]]?

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A series by StephenBaxter Creator/StephenBaxter about an [[TheGreatFlood apocalyptic global]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin flood]], based on the theory that there are deep subterranean reservoirs of water locked up in the Earth's mantle. What would happen if all this water started [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt coming up out of the planet's core]]?
17th Mar '14 1:25:24 PM JamesHunter
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**''Earth Two'' [[spoiler:A female military dictator has seized power on the titular planet and annihilates the last records of Earth out of a belief they should not be "chained to the past." While Earth Two's lack of metals prevents star travel, it is revealed in ''Earth one'' that when the first visitors from the third human colony ''Earthen'' visited the world the new culture now known as the ''Xians'' captured the ships. They then set out to destroy all human knowledge of the past, and devastated the settled galaxy before they were finally stopped.]]
DistantFinale: The three follow up short stories, ''Earth Two'',''Earth Three'' and ''Earth One'' form this with ''Earth one'' revealing that [[spoiler:The ''Halivah'' eventually established another colony in a brown dwarf star system, ten thousand years later humanity had created an interstellar civilisation, including the three worlds and dozens of colonies. An expidition goes in search of the origins of Humanity and eventually locates the drowned Earth. Human descendants are discovered who have evolved into non-intelligent aquatic forms, as well as evidence in the form of an Apollo Mission plaque that confirms that Earth is the lost homeworld.]]
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