History Literature / GreatShip

18th Feb '18 11:06:17 AM bodygripper
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The ''Great Ship'' universe is in ''some'' ways a [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness fairly "hard"]], MundaneDogmatic science fiction setting, as it eschews FTL travel and many other staples of standard SpaceOpera. However, mileage may vary when ceramic brains[[spoiler:, organisms the size of stellar phenomena and planetary-scale bladed weapons edged with black holes]] are possible and the main setting is a 'ship' the size of Jupiter.

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The ''Great Ship'' universe is in ''some'' ways a [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness fairly "hard"]], MundaneDogmatic science fiction setting, as it eschews FTL travel and many other staples of standard SpaceOpera. However, mileage may vary when ceramic brains[[spoiler:, organisms the size of stellar phenomena and planetary-scale bladed weapons edged with black holes]] are possible and the main setting is a 'ship' the size of Jupiter.
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24th Jan '18 8:33:19 PM bodygripper
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The ''Great Ship'' universe is in ''some'' ways a [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness fairly "hard"]], MundaneDogmatic science fiction setting, as it eschews FTL travel and many other staples of standard SpaceOpera. However, mileage may vary when ceramic brains, organisms the size of stellar phenomena and planetary-scale bladed weapons edged with black holes are commonplace and the main setting is a 'ship' the size of Jupiter.

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The ''Great Ship'' universe is in ''some'' ways a [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness fairly "hard"]], MundaneDogmatic science fiction setting, as it eschews FTL travel and many other staples of standard SpaceOpera. However, mileage may vary when ceramic brains, brains[[spoiler:, organisms the size of stellar phenomena and planetary-scale bladed weapons edged with black holes holes]] are commonplace possible and the main setting is a 'ship' the size of Jupiter.
19th Dec '17 12:51:34 PM DarkWillow
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** Claiming to 'follow all known laws of physics' only takes things so far. This setting features immortals (apparently ceramic brains just last for ever) and a ship the size of Jupiter that would generate its own gravity. Even if not Jovian, the gravity issue is seemingly never an issue for the people that live inside the ship, which has a ''planet'' at its core, can keep this planet safely in place while manipulating its internal and external geology, and ''still' manages to produce enough power to move the thing around. Hard sci fi this is not.

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** Claiming to 'follow all known laws of physics' only takes things so far. This setting features immortals (apparently ceramic brains just last for ever) and a ship the size of Jupiter that would generate its own gravity. Even if not Jovian, the gravity issue is seemingly never an issue for the people that live inside the ship, which has a ''planet'' at its core, can keep this planet safely in place while manipulating its internal and external geology, and ''still' ''still'' manages to produce enough power to move the thing around. Hard sci fi this is not.


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** That must be quite a set of 'genes' - it can not only keep the person alive with no bones for long enough for their metabolism to still function - even immortal humans run on sugar and oxygen - it can resynthesise an entire skeleton after it has been destroyed, using only the remains of said skeleton plus the body's natural reserves, also without any additional caloric or oxygen intake!
19th Dec '17 12:38:12 PM DarkWillow
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** Claiming to 'follow all known laws of physics' only takes things so far. This setting features immortals (apparently ceramic brains just last for ever) and a ship the size of Jupiter that would generate its own gravity. Even if not Jovian, the gravity issue is seemingly never an issue for the people that live inside the ship, which has a ''planet'' at its core, can keep this planet safely in place while manipulating its internal and external geology, and ''still' manages to produce enough power to move the thing around. Hard sci fi this is not.
19th Dec '17 12:29:03 PM DarkWillow
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The ''Great Ship'' universe is in SOME ways [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness fairly "hard"]], MundaneDogmatic science fiction setting, as it eschews FTL travel and many other staples of standard SpaceOpera. However, mileage may vary when ceramic brains, organisms the size of stellar phenomena and planetary-scale bladed weapons edged with black holes are commonplace and the main setting is a 'ship' the size of Jupiter.

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The ''Great Ship'' universe is in SOME ''some'' ways a [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness fairly "hard"]], MundaneDogmatic science fiction setting, as it eschews FTL travel and many other staples of standard SpaceOpera. However, mileage may vary when ceramic brains, organisms the size of stellar phenomena and planetary-scale bladed weapons edged with black holes are commonplace and the main setting is a 'ship' the size of Jupiter.
19th Dec '17 12:27:21 PM DarkWillow
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The ''Great Ship'' universe is a [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness fairly "hard"]], MundaneDogmatic science fiction setting, as it eschews FTL travel and many other staples of standard SpaceOpera

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The ''Great Ship'' universe is a in SOME ways [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness fairly "hard"]], MundaneDogmatic science fiction setting, as it eschews FTL travel and many other staples of standard SpaceOpera
SpaceOpera. However, mileage may vary when ceramic brains, organisms the size of stellar phenomena and planetary-scale bladed weapons edged with black holes are commonplace and the main setting is a 'ship' the size of Jupiter.
28th Jun '17 11:53:13 AM CosmicFerret
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* UltmateLifeForm: [[spoiler: The polypond is a single biological consisting of liquids spreads across a multitude of engineered planets throughout a nebula. It proves to be ''more than a match'' for the Greatship, which is larger than Jupiter and has all of the finest weapons, equipment and crew in the galaxy at its disposal.]]

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* UltmateLifeForm: UltimateLifeForm: [[spoiler: The polypond is a single biological consisting of liquids spreads across a multitude of engineered planets throughout a nebula. It proves to be ''more than a match'' for the Greatship, which is larger than Jupiter and has all of the finest weapons, equipment and crew in the galaxy at its disposal.]]
27th May '17 8:00:21 PM HiddenWindshield
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* {{BFS}}: Quite possiblu the largest one ever portrayed in fiction. At the climax of ''The Well of Stars,'' [[spoiler: the Polypond attempts to break out what lies at the core of Marrow by boring through the entire Greatship with a hyperfiber blade with black holes around its rim.]] This device was also previously used to break down most of the planets that used to exist in the Well.

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* {{BFS}}: Quite possiblu possibly the largest one ever portrayed in fiction. At the climax of ''The Well of Stars,'' [[spoiler: the Polypond attempts to break out what lies at the core of Marrow by boring through the entire Greatship with a hyperfiber blade with black holes around its rim.]] This device was also previously used to break down most of the planets that used to exist in the Well.
9th Mar '17 9:49:42 PM bodygripper
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* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: The leeches, which supposedly committed mass suicide in ''Marrow,'' return in ''The Well of Stars'' and reveal themselves as the Bleak.]]

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* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: The leeches, !eech, which supposedly committed mass suicide in ''Marrow,'' return in ''The Well of Stars'' and reveal themselves as are implied to be the Bleak.]]



* CliffHanger: ''The Well of Stars'' ends with [[spoiler: the polypond having bored into the Greatship down to Marrow, only to be foiled at the last second by the leeches, AKA The Bleak. Taking control of the ship, they twist it around and succeed in destroying the hyperfiber blade, which resulted in the Greatship being cut in half into two hemispheres.]] This book was released in 2002 and there's been no announcement of direct sequel yet, so we have no idea how ''anyone'' turned out after that.

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* CliffHanger: ''The Well of Stars'' ends with [[spoiler: the polypond having bored into the Greatship down to Marrow, only to be foiled at the last second by the leeches, !eech, AKA The Bleak. Taking control of the ship, they twist it around and succeed in destroying the hyperfiber blade, which resulted in the Greatship being cut in half into two hemispheres.]] This book was released in 2002 and there's been no announcement of direct sequel yet, so we have no idea how ''anyone'' turned out after that.



* DeathFakedForYou: [[spoiler: The leeches]]

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* DeathFakedForYou: [[spoiler: The leeches]]!eech]]
2nd Dec '16 6:39:42 AM Theriocephalus
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* AlternateUniverse: Hyperfiber is so strong because it spreads any impact or heat damage across thousands of dimensions. In a more straight example, The Tila from ''Mere'' have quantum structures in their brain that causes an "aura" around objects they see - which they interpret as glimpses of thousands of alternate realities.

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* AlternateUniverse: Hyperfiber is so strong because it spreads any impact or heat damage across thousands of dimensions. In a more straight example, The the Tila from ''Mere'' have quantum structures in their brain that causes an "aura" around objects they see - which they interpret as glimpses of thousands of alternate realities.



* ApocalypseHow: ''Mere'' ends with [[spoiler: a binary star collapsing in on itself, wiping out all life in the system]]
* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: The leeches, which supposedly committed mass suicide in ''Marrow,'' return in ''The Well of Stars'' and reveal themselves as The Bleak.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: ''Mere'' ends with [[spoiler: a binary star collapsing in on itself, wiping out all life in the system]]
system.]]
* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: The leeches, which supposedly committed mass suicide in ''Marrow,'' return in ''The Well of Stars'' and reveal themselves as The the Bleak.]]



* BFS: Quite possiblu the largest one ever portrayed in fiction. At the climax of ''The Well of Stars,'' [[spoiler: the Polypond attempts to break out what lies at the core of Marrow by boring through the entire Greatship with a hyperfiber blade with black holes around its rim.]] This device was also previously used to break down most of the planets that used to exist in the Well.

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* BFS: {{BFS}}: Quite possiblu the largest one ever portrayed in fiction. At the climax of ''The Well of Stars,'' [[spoiler: the Polypond attempts to break out what lies at the core of Marrow by boring through the entire Greatship with a hyperfiber blade with black holes around its rim.]] This device was also previously used to break down most of the planets that used to exist in the Well.



* BlobMonster: [[spoiler: The polypond is essentially a macro-scale version of one, being able to cover the entire surface of the Greatship and having different feelers, sensors and appendages throughout its body.]]

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* BlobMonster: [[spoiler: The polypond is essentially a macro-scale version of one, being able to cover the entire surface of the Greatship Great Ship and having different feelers, sensors and appendages throughout its body.]]



* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty

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* LivingForeverIsAwesome

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* [[SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfDistance SciFi Writers Have No Sense of Distance]]: Averted. The Great Ship will take hundreds of thousands of years to complete one circle around the Milky Way. Travel is extremely slow - a small ship spends 900 years accelerating to near lightspeed in order to reach the Great Ship.

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* [[SciFiWritersHave/NoSenseOfDistance SciFi Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Distance]]: Averted. The Great Ship will take hundreds of thousands of years to complete one circle around the Milky Way. Travel is extremely slow - a small ship spends 900 years accelerating to near lightspeed in order to reach the Great Ship.
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