History Literature / GloryRoad

2nd Aug '16 1:57:54 PM margdean56
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* ShoutOut: Numerous shout outs to myth, legend and the few fantasy novels in existence in 1963, including references to Myth/NorseMythology, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and Cyrano de Bergerac (the Never-Born).

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* ShoutOut: Numerous shout outs to myth, legend and the few fantasy novels in existence in 1963, including references to Myth/NorseMythology, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and Cyrano de Bergerac ''CyranoDeBergerac'' (the Never-Born).
26th Jun '16 1:34:55 PM MacedonianKing
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Just like ''Literature/TunnelInTheSky'' and ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls'', this book features an African-American protagonist in the book but a Caucasian protagonist on the cover.
29th Feb '16 5:32:07 PM Rakked
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* AuthorTract: The broader setting seems to exist largely to praise Heinlein's favored views of society, particularly in the political and sexual realms. Large portions of the novel are devoted to long speeches on the subjects.
21st Sep '15 6:33:48 PM nombretomado
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* VertebrateWithExtraLimbs: Horses with eight legs (which are a ShoutOut to Sleipnir, Odin's horse in NorseMythology).

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* VertebrateWithExtraLimbs: Horses with eight legs (which are a ShoutOut to Sleipnir, Odin's horse in NorseMythology).Myth/NorseMythology).
21st Sep '15 6:33:34 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Numerous shout outs to myth, legend and the few fantasy novels in existence in 1963, including references to NorseMythology, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and Cyrano de Bergerac (the Never-Born).

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* ShoutOut: Numerous shout outs to myth, legend and the few fantasy novels in existence in 1963, including references to NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and Cyrano de Bergerac (the Never-Born).
8th Sep '15 9:28:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Star is Rufo's grandmother, but looks much younger, due to the way their society's LongevityTreatment permits the recipient to choose their desired physical age. Star wants to look youthful and Rufo wants to look like an old curmudgeon.


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* SupernaturallyYoungParent: Star is Rufo's grandmother, but looks much younger, due to the way their society's LongevityTreatment permits the recipient to choose their desired physical age. Star wants to look youthful and Rufo wants to look like an old curmudgeon.
7th Aug '15 11:21:41 AM dvorak
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* AmazonianBeauty: Star is constantly described as a giantess, but Oscar still finds her beautiful.
22nd Nov '14 9:08:21 PM Angeldeb82
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TheHero, Oscar Gordon, is a dashing ne'er-do-well who gets through life mainly by figuring out creative ways to avoid any real responsibility, while practicing such esoteric arts as swordsmanship. The DistressedDamsel, Star, is in reality an Empress, who is seeking out Oscar because a very sophisticated computer analysis determined him to have precisely those qualities needed to rescue the [[MacGuffin Egg of the Phoenix]], a device containing all the accumulated wisdom of millennia of Emperors and vital to ruling the Twenty Universes. She is accompanied by a shifty fellow by the name of Rufo who seemingly embodies all the [[CombatPragmatist dirty fighting]] tricks known to mankind.

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TheHero, Oscar Gordon, is a dashing ne'er-do-well who gets through life mainly by figuring out creative ways to avoid any real responsibility, while practicing such esoteric arts as swordsmanship. The DistressedDamsel, DamselInDistress, Star, is in reality an Empress, who is seeking out Oscar because a very sophisticated computer analysis determined him to have precisely those qualities needed to rescue the [[MacGuffin Egg of the Phoenix]], a device containing all the accumulated wisdom of millennia of Emperors and vital to ruling the Twenty Universes. She is accompanied by a shifty fellow by the name of Rufo who seemingly embodies all the [[CombatPragmatist dirty fighting]] tricks known to mankind.



* {{Flynning}}: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and averted -- Oscar's final duel with the Eater of Souls is decidedly ''not'' play fighting.

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* {{Flynning}}: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] {{Discussed|Trope}} and averted -- Oscar's final duel with the Eater of Souls is decidedly ''not'' play fighting.



* [[ShoutOut/{{Literature}} Shout Out]]: Numerous shout outs to myth, legend and the few fantasy novels in existence in 1963, including references to NorseMythology, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', ''TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and Cyrano de Bergerac (the Never-Born).

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* [[ShoutOut/{{Literature}} Shout Out]]: ShoutOut: Numerous shout outs to myth, legend and the few fantasy novels in existence in 1963, including references to NorseMythology, ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', ''TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and Cyrano de Bergerac (the Never-Born).
6th Jul '14 5:24:14 PM Tallens
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* DyingTruce: After Oscar Gordon manages to mortally wound the Never-Born (AKA The Eater of Souls), he and it talk for a while before it dies.
11th Feb '14 9:52:54 AM Fighteer
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Star is Rufo's grandmother, but looks much younger, due to the way their society's LongevityTherapy permits the recipient to choose their desired physical age. Star wants to look youthful and Rufo wants to look like an old curmudgeon.

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Star is Rufo's grandmother, but looks much younger, due to the way their society's LongevityTherapy LongevityTreatment permits the recipient to choose their desired physical age. Star wants to look youthful and Rufo wants to look like an old curmudgeon.



* FountainOfYouth: Longevity therapy is standard in Star's culture (very similar in principle to that discussed in ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''). She herself has lived several centuries and has Oscar treated the same way, unknowingly.


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* LongevityTreatment: Longevity therapy is standard in Star's culture (very similar in principle to that discussed in ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''). She herself has lived several centuries and has Oscar treated the same way, unknowingly.
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