History Literature / Friday

16th Feb '18 10:08:45 AM JackG
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Friday's reaction to being gang-raped as an interrogation technique is simple annoyance at the idea that she could be traumatized. As an artificial human she's been raised not to have any sexual hang-ups, and has even been [[LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt trained to pretend to enjoy it]] in order to [[LimaSyndrome manipulate her captors]].
13th Jan '18 6:09:57 AM Kalaong
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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. It is a sequel to an earlier book, ''Literature/{{Gulf}}''

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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. It is a sequel to an earlier book, ''Literature/{{Gulf}}''
''Literature/{{Gulf}}''.
13th Jan '18 6:08:23 AM Kalaong
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* PowerSource: The Shipstones are a humdinger of one; where most sci-fi of the time was obsessed with [[ILoveNuclearPower anything "atomic"]], Heinlein proposed super-''batteries''.
-->Daniel Shipstone saw at once that the problem was not a shortage of energy but lay in the transporting of energy. Energy is everywhere in sunlight, in wind, in mountain streams, in temperature gradients of all sorts wherever found, in coal, in fossil oil, in radioactive ores, in green growing things. Especially in ocean depths and in outer space energy is free for the taking in amounts lavish beyond all human comprehension.\\
Those who spoke of "energy scarcity" and of "conserving energy" simply did not understand the situation. The sky was "raining soup"; what was needed was a bucket in which to carry it.\\
To call it an "improved storage battery" (as some early accounts did) is like calling an H-bomb an "improved firecracker." What he had achieved was the utter destruction of the biggest industry (aside from organized religion) of the western world.
23rd Dec '17 6:46:30 AM binaroid
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** When Janet takes Friday on a tour of her PanicRoom on Red Thursday, she makes a point of showing her where the back door is -- and that there are {{Death Trap}}s waiting for anyone who discovers the passage and can't find the off switch. Much later, Friday's life depends on figuring out where they would have placed the switch when she returns to. (There's also a long, narrow, underwater tunnel leading from the house to the shelter.)

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** When Janet takes Friday on a tour of her PanicRoom on Red Thursday, she makes a point of showing her where the back door is -- and that there are {{Death Trap}}s waiting for anyone who discovers the passage and can't find the off switch. Much later, Friday's life depends on figuring out where they would have placed the switch when she returns to.to British Canada and finds the Tormeys gone. (There's also a long, narrow, underwater tunnel leading from the house to the shelter.)
21st Dec '17 4:21:00 PM binaroid
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** HumanSubspecies: Living Artifacts are artificial organisms that are obviously non-human in form. None play a visible role in the story, but they are frequently discussed and mentioned: for example, Ian mentions the dwarven "kobold" artifacts displacing miners while talking about his pilot's union's negotiations.



* BabiesEverAfter: Although Friday's left on a colony world without the technology to make her fertile, [[spoiler:she bears the designer royal baby she was hired to deliver and raises it as her own child alongside the other members of her group marriage.]]

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* BabiesEverAfter: Although Friday's left on a colony world without the technology to make her fertile, [[spoiler:she bears the designer royal baby she was hired to deliver and raises it as her own child alongside the other members of her group marriage.marriage and their children.]]



* SecretPassage: When Friday's "farm" comes under attack early in the novel, the personnel escape through underground tunnels; they also use the tunnels to stage her rescue.

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When Friday's "farm" comes under attack early in the novel, the personnel escape through underground tunnels; they also use the tunnels to stage her rescue.rescue.
** When Janet takes Friday on a tour of her PanicRoom on Red Thursday, she makes a point of showing her where the back door is -- and that there are {{Death Trap}}s waiting for anyone who discovers the passage and can't find the off switch. Much later, Friday's life depends on figuring out where they would have placed the switch when she returns to. (There's also a long, narrow, underwater tunnel leading from the house to the shelter.)
17th Dec '17 10:57:46 AM costanton11
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-->'''Friday''': ''Killed in front of hundreds of witnesses and every aspect, before, during, and after, heavily documented. All that mountain of evidence adds up to is this: Nobody knows who shot him, how many shot him, how many times he was shot, who did it, why it was done, and who was involved in the conspiracy if there was a conspiracy. It isn't even possible to say whether the murder plot was foreign or domestic. Boss, if it is impossible to untangle one that recent and that thoroughly investigated, what chance is there of figuring out the details of the conspiracy that did in Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar? Or Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot? All that can truthfully be said is that the people who come out on top write the official versions found in the history books, history that is no more honest than is autobiography.''

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-->'''Friday''': ''Killed in front of hundreds of witnesses and every aspect, before, during, and after, heavily documented. All that mountain of evidence adds up to is this: Nobody knows who shot him, how many shot him, how many times he was shot, who did it, why it was done, and who was involved in the conspiracy if there was a conspiracy. It isn't even possible to say whether the murder plot was foreign or domestic. Boss, if it is impossible to untangle one that recent and that thoroughly investigated, what chance is there of figuring out the details of the conspiracy that did in Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar? [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Gaius Julius Caesar]]? Or Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot? All that can truthfully be said is that the people who come out on top write the official versions found in the history books, history that is no more honest than is autobiography.''
13th Sep '17 12:01:28 PM Fighteer
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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. It is a sequel to an earlier book, ''{{Literature/Gulf}}''

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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. It is a sequel to an earlier book, ''{{Literature/Gulf}}''
''Literature/{{Gulf}}''
2nd Aug '17 10:49:59 AM CaptainPedant
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** At least one version of the cover painting makes a much better attempt to get the colouring right. http://www.stevenhwilson.com/review-friday-by-robert-a-heinlein/, second picture.

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** At least one version of the cover painting makes a much better attempt to get the colouring right. http://www.stevenhwilson.com/review-friday-by-robert-a-heinlein/, second last picture.
2nd Aug '17 10:48:28 AM CaptainPedant
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** At least one version of the cover painting makes a much better attempt to get the colouring right. http://www.stevenhwilson.com/review-friday-by-robert-a-heinlein/, second picture.
5th May '17 2:24:22 PM Kalaong
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* WhoShotJFK: A DiscussedTrope - ''anyone'' who looks at it knows something is up, but it's academic because there's no way to confirm any of it;
-->'''Friday''': ''Killed in front of hundreds of witnesses and every aspect, before, during, and after, heavily documented. All that mountain of evidence adds up to is this: Nobody knows who shot him, how many shot him, how many times he was shot, who did it, why it was done, and who was involved in the conspiracy if there was a conspiracy. It isn't even possible to say whether the murder plot was foreign or domestic. Boss, if it is impossible to untangle one that recent and that thoroughly investigated, what chance is there of figuring out the details of the conspiracy that did in Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar? Or Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot? All that can truthfully be said is that the people who come out on top write the official versions found in the history books, history that is no more honest than is autobiography.''
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