History Literature / Friday

16th Sep '15 4:37:13 PM Tdarcos
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* SignatureStyle: The opening of the novel is classic Heinlein in that it starts InMediaRes and reveals the protagonist's occupation and personality through first-person narration while she's killing people and evading capture.

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* SignatureStyle: The opening of the novel is classic Heinlein in that it starts InMediaRes InMediasRes and reveals the protagonist's occupation and personality through first-person narration while she's killing people and evading capture.
16th Sep '15 4:28:57 PM Tdarcos
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In the CanonWelding, this would come sometime after ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' in that book's timeline, but the connection is not necessary.

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In the CanonWelding, this would come sometime after ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' in that book's timeline, but the connection is not necessary.
necessary. It is a sequel to an earlier book, ''{{Literature/Gulf}}''
25th Mar '15 2:37:22 PM morenohijazo
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* BetrayalByInaction: "Uncle" Jim Prufit shows up to take Friday to Boss' farm. When they arrive she's attacked by an enemy ambush and Prufit doesn't warn her, he simply watches while they take her. She learns later that Prufit is TheMole.
23rd Dec '14 9:39:50 AM Fighteer
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: When Friday is raped by her captors, her thoughts are mere annoyance that they'd think it would traumatize her.
19th Dec '14 6:51:04 PM Odon
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* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX: Friday's response when Georges Perreault mentions that he's a genetic engineer, involved in the creation of {{Artificial Person}}s. Georges politely disagrees; while ''he'' can honestly say this, as his job involves working with such people, it's extremely unlikely that Friday would have any friends who'd even admit they were AP's, due to FantasticRacism. The irony being that (unknown to Georges at the time) Friday is an AP herself, posing as a normal human.
12th Dec '14 6:48:30 PM Odon
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: When Friday is raped by her captors, her thoughts are mere annoyance that they'd think it would traumatize her.
30th Oct '14 1:32:42 PM drebert
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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Effectively discussed when Ian Tormey (the ballistic shuttle pilot) discusses proposals to engineer Living Artifact pilots to replace humans. The conclusion he reaches is that the risk of obviously non-human beings becoming too alienated from humanity to be responsible for the lives of humans is too high.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Effectively discussed when Ian Tormey (the ballistic shuttle pilot) discusses proposals to engineer Living Artifact pilots to replace humans. The conclusion he reaches is that the risk of obviously non-human beings becoming too alienated from humanity to be responsible for the lives of humans is too high.high - and Friday agrees.
11th Feb '14 9:42:31 AM Fighteer
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Friday deduces that, since her employers [[spoiler:tricked her into [[ButICantBePregnant being implanted with an embryo]] rather than transporting it in stasis in her belly-button compartment]], [[HeKnowsTooMuch she will be conveniently killed]] at the conclusion of her mission. Nor can she spill the beans because the ship's captain would already be in on the scam, and she can't bring herself to [[spoiler:abort the baby]]. So she decides to TakeAThirdOption by jumping ship.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Friday deduces that, since her employers [[spoiler:tricked tricked her into [[ButICantBePregnant being [[spoiler:being implanted with an embryo]] embryo rather than transporting it in stasis in her belly-button compartment]], [[HeKnowsTooMuch she will be conveniently killed]] at the conclusion of her mission. Nor can she spill the beans because the ship's captain would already be in on the scam, and she can't bring herself to [[spoiler:abort the baby]]. So she decides to TakeAThirdOption by jumping ship.
27th Jan '14 9:18:09 AM Fighteer
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* BiTheWay: Friday, while enthusiastically heterosexual, falls in LoveAtFirstSight with Janet when she meets Ian Tormey's family. This causes her a great deal of confusion because she hasn't ever been attracted to a woman before and rejects (frequent) propositions from them. When she quizzes her Boss about it, he replies that "all humans have soi-disant mixed-up genes; there are two kinds of people: those who know this, and those who don't." Nevertheless, Friday's feelings remain strongly in the IfItsYouItsOkay camp. Very few other main characters are so inhibited, however.
** Friday does end up shacking up with Goldie (one of her several female suitors) for a while, and specifically says that they were pretty much married. And while she has several kisses with women earlier in the book that she simply puts up with for the sake of practicality, she clearly enjoys making out with her ladies'-maid/chaperon/eventual confederate on board the cruise ship, and it's implied that they did more. Clearly Janet awakened her bisxual urges, but they don't turn off in Janet's absence.

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* BiTheWay: Friday, while enthusiastically heterosexual, falls in LoveAtFirstSight with Janet when she meets Ian Tormey's family. This causes her a great deal of confusion because she hasn't ever been attracted to a woman before and rejects (frequent) propositions from them. When she quizzes her Boss about it, he replies that "all humans have soi-disant mixed-up genes; there are two kinds of people: those who know this, and those who don't." Nevertheless, Friday's feelings remain strongly in the IfItsYouItsOkay camp. Very few other main characters are so inhibited, however.
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Friday does end up later has no qualms about shacking up with Goldie (one of her several female suitors) for a while, and specifically says that they were pretty much married. And while she has several kisses with women earlier in the book that she simply puts up with for the sake of practicality, she clearly enjoys making out with her ladies'-maid/chaperon/eventual confederate on board the cruise ship, and it's implied that they did more. Clearly Janet awakened her bisxual urges, but they don't turn off in Janet's absence.Tilly/Shizuko.
30th Dec '13 1:59:46 PM SkaldtheRhymer
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** Friday does end up shacking up with Goldie (one of her several female suitors) for a while, and specifically says that they were pretty much married. And while she has several kisses with women earlier in the book that she simply puts up with for the sake of practicality, she clearly enjoys making out with her ladies'-maid/chaperon/eventual confederate on board the cruise ship, and it's implied that they did more. Clearly Janet awakened her bisxual urges, but they don't turn off in Janet's absence.
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