History Literature / HumanxCommonwealth

2nd Jun '16 2:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The silverslith from ''Midworld'' is essentially an arboreal [[HPLovecraft shoggoth]]. Foster's first published work was a short Lovecraft pastiche, originally a gag letter he sent to Arkham House for fun.

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* ShoutOut: The silverslith from ''Midworld'' is essentially an arboreal [[HPLovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft shoggoth]]. Foster's first published work was a short Lovecraft pastiche, originally a gag letter he sent to Arkham House for fun.
2nd Jun '16 8:10:21 AM Sharlee
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*** Having your blood painlessly sucked out through your foot while you're distracted by a decoy, and replaced with spores that will hatch out and devour you from within.
2nd Jun '16 8:07:03 AM Sharlee
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* BizarreAlienReproduction: One of ''Quofum'''s weird aerial life forms births its young from multiple ventral cloacae as it glides silently over potential hosts for its parasitic larvae. The newborn larvae are transparent, tissue-thin leaf-shaped creatures that drift down to land on unsuspecting animals, which don't feel a thing until the parasites have adhered to their skin. The larvae then pull in their sides, becoming worm-like, and either burrow into their prey or (if detected and disturbed) coil around any handy appendages with an unbreakable grip, while secreting caustic fluids that fend off efforts to scrape them off.
2nd Jun '16 7:48:28 AM Sharlee
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** The xenologists of ''Quofum'' meet a primitive race that slides along the ground on paired narrow skids, and discover carved pictures of another species that ''bounced'' like rubber balls.
28th May '16 9:45:57 AM Sharlee
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%%* DecoyProtagonist: Trellenberg in ''Quofum''

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%%* * DecoyProtagonist: Trellenberg in ''Quofum''''Quofum'', who's the main viewpoint character for the first half of the book, up unttl [[spoiler: he's killed by the Quarm infiltrator]].
5th May '16 11:22:23 AM morenohijazo
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* SpoilerCover: The novel ''Cachalot'' is set on a world almost entirely covered by ocean, a planet to which all terrestrial cetaceans have been transplanted after they've been administered a serum which makes them as intelligent as, or more intelligent, than humans. The plot opens with the mysterious destruction of several human habitats and the arrival of a team of specialist investigators who attempt to discover what has happened. Possible candidates are the highly intelligent but aloof toothed whales, the dumb but inoffensive baleen whales, or some indigenous but unknown form of life. Except... the cover of the first UK paperback edition clearly showed [[spoiler:a bunch of baleen whales smashing up a town.]] Cheers, cover artist.
24th Apr '16 10:12:18 AM Sharlee
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* {{Planimal}}: A whole bunch of Midworld species [[spoiler: including the furcots]].
22nd Apr '16 5:45:50 AM Sharlee
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* SummonBiggerFish: Born saves the Home Tree via this trope, by luring in the only jungle menace capable of challenging the Akadi: [[spoiler: another swarm of Akadi]].
18th Mar '16 10:08:50 AM Theriocephalus
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* BeePeople: Inverted in the thranx, which used to have an ant-like social structure, but re-evolved the capacity for all females to breed in the course of becoming sentient.

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* BeePeople: Inverted in Averted by the thranx, which used to have an ant-like social structure, but re-evolved the capacity for all females to breed in the course of becoming sentient.
18th Dec '15 4:07:38 PM Discar
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* [[MacguffinGirl Macguffin Alien]]: Abalamahalamatandra, from ''The End of the Matter''. He's a NighInvulnerable, apparently [[ObfuscatingInsanity whimsically insane]] alien whose purpose in existing is nothing more than to tell people where to find the Hur'rikku [[LostSuperweapon anticollapsar device]]... [[spoiler:and to activate it]].
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