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16th Mar '17 1:52:28 PM roxana
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** In ''Orphan Star'', Flinx visits Earth and sees thranx body surfing. Later novels (by publication date) establish that thranx have breathing spicules on their abdomens and would therefore drown in two feet of water, plus they are not buoyant.

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** In ''Orphan Star'', Flinx visits Earth and sees thranx body surfing. Later novels (by publication date) establish that thranx have breathing spicules on their abdomens and would therefore drown in two feet of water, plus they are not buoyant. Possibly the surfers were using floatation devices and the equivalent of snorkels?
16th Mar '17 1:37:39 PM roxana
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* BadassBookworm: Bran Tse-Mallory and Truzenzuzex, military veterans and renowned scientists both, carry around enough firepower for an entire squad of peaceforcers and know how to use it. They also like making TheCavalry entrances.

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* BadassBookworm: Bran Tse-Mallory and Truzenzuzex, military veterans and renowned scientists both, carry around enough firepower for an entire squad of peaceforcers and know how to use it. They also like making TheCavalry entrances. In one book Flinx picks up telepathic reverberations of violence fading into the distance. He later learns that it was Bran and Tru disposing of an ambush laid for him, Flinx, by trained assassins.
3rd Feb '17 6:10:57 AM kraas
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* BirdPeople: The Quillp, sapient avians that resemble giant secretary birds and have friendly relations with the thranx and humans.
30th Oct '16 10:07:20 AM nombretomado
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* There exists a ''{{GURPS}}'' RPG adaptation, sadly out of print.

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* There exists a ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' RPG adaptation, sadly out of print.
23rd Jul '16 3:04:26 PM Sharlee
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* EmptyShell: One villain from the Icerigger subseries chooses to die rather than be mindwiped for his crimes, because he believes the process will invoke this trope upon him rather than just change him into a good citizen.
23rd Jul '16 12:44:01 PM Sharlee
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* CoolShip: The ''Icerigger'', of the same series -- literally a giant raft on skates used to cross the frozen seas of Tran-ky-ky.

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* CoolShip: The ''Icerigger'', ''Slanderscree'', of the same series Icerigger subseries -- literally a giant raft on skates used to cross the frozen seas of Tran-ky-ky.
23rd Jul '16 12:39:38 PM Sharlee
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* MurderInc: The Quarm are a feared guild of assassins whose creed, apart from ruthless efficiency, is that they never fail to kill a target. Flinx and his allies may be the sole claimants to have successfully defeated them.

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* MurderInc: The Quarm are a feared guild of assassins whose creed, apart from ruthless efficiency, is that they never fail to kill a target. Flinx and his allies may be are among the sole few claimants to have successfully defeated them.them, as is [[spoiler: Williams]] from the Icerigger subseries.
22nd Jul '16 10:34:45 PM Sharlee
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* DeadlyEnvironmentPrison: How to imprison a bunch of human lawbreakers on frigid Tran-ky-ky? Herd them into a heated but isolated warehouse, take away all but the minimum of clothing, and don't even bother to lock the door.
22nd Jul '16 2:55:25 PM Sharlee
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* HostileTerraforming: Attempted by the villains of ''The Deluge Drivers'', to convert Tran-ky-ky from an ice world to a human-habitable one. In a twist, this would [[BizarreSeasons happen naturally]] several thousand years in the future, but the culprits don't want to wait and would cause a change too swift for the native Tran to endure.
22nd Jul '16 2:51:50 PM Sharlee
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* BizarreSeasons: Tran-ky-ky alternates between a frozen [[SingleBiomePlanet ice world]] and a tropical climate over the course of tens of thousands of years.
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