History Literature / Illium

11th Aug '17 1:03:50 AM Killerweinerdog
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* MagicFeather: [[spoiler: Hockenberry's QT Medallion is revealed to be this by Hephaestus. As it turns out, Hockenberry was specifically rebuilt with the ability to QT, with the medallion serving to give him the impression that he cannot QT without it.]]
11th Aug '17 12:49:44 AM Killerweinerdog
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* {{Expy}}: Savi [=/=] [[spoiler: Moira]] is essentially [[spoiler: Rachel Wintraub of the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'']] placed into a new setting. Much like [[spoiler: Rachel, she can travel back and forth in time and her death brings rebirth for herself as "Moira" and the others of humankind. Heck, once Prospero even refers to her playfully as "Moneta", Rachel's nickname in the ''Cantos'']]It is, however, explicitly stated that [[spoiler: Moira is a post-human who took over Savi's appearance, and is not actually Savi.]]

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* {{Expy}}: Savi [=/=] [[spoiler: Moira]] is essentially [[spoiler: Rachel Wintraub of the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'']] placed into a new setting. Much like [[spoiler: Rachel, she can travel back and forth in time and her death brings rebirth for herself as "Moira" and the others of humankind. Heck, once Prospero even refers to her playfully as "Moneta", Rachel's nickname in the ''Cantos'']]It ''Cantos'']]. It is, however, explicitly stated that [[spoiler: Moira is a post-human who took over Savi's appearance, and is not actually Savi.]]
11th Aug '17 12:48:48 AM Killerweinerdog
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* DoomedHometown: [[spoiler: Ardis Hall for Ada. It survives the first book, but halfway through the second, it is burned to the ground by the Voynix in the second.]]

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* DoomedHometown: [[spoiler: Ardis Hall for Ada. It survives the first book, but halfway through the second, it is burned to the ground by the Voynix in the second.Voynix.]]
6th Aug '17 10:12:33 PM Killerweinerdog
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* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler:A vengeful Zeus invokes this after realizing Hera drugged him to take him out of the picture while she tried to restore status quo on Ilium-earth. Helen, when later recounting the scene to Hockenberry, explicitly uses the word ''destroyed'' to describe Hera's fate, and mentions that the [[ChunkySalsaRule pieces of Hera and her chariot that fell from the sky]] continued burning and sizzling for days.

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* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler:A vengeful Zeus invokes this after realizing Hera drugged him to take him out of the picture while she tried to restore status quo on Ilium-earth. Helen, when later recounting the scene to Hockenberry, explicitly uses the word ''destroyed'' to describe Hera's fate, and mentions that the [[ChunkySalsaRule pieces of Hera and her chariot that fell from the sky]] continued burning and sizzling for days. ]]
6th Aug '17 10:09:11 PM Killerweinerdog
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** [[spoiler: Ilium (a.k.a. Troy) may also count, having received its fair share of damage from the Greek armies, wrathful gods, and quantum teleportation fields to the point that it is almost in ruins by the end, despite its ''Iliad'' -ordained fate being avoided.

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** [[spoiler: Ilium [[spoiler:Ilium (a.k.a. Troy) may also count, having received its fair share of damage from the Greek armies, wrathful gods, and quantum teleportation fields to the point that it is almost in ruins by the end, despite its ''Iliad'' -ordained fate being avoided.]]
6th Aug '17 10:08:07 PM Killerweinerdog
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* DoomedHometown: [[spoiler: Ardis Hall for Ada. It survives the first book, but halfway through the second, it is burned to the ground by the Voynix in the second.]]
** [[spoiler: Ilium (a.k.a. Troy) may also count, having received its fair share of damage from the Greek armies, wrathful gods, and quantum teleportation fields to the point that it is almost in ruins by the end, despite its ''Iliad'' -ordained fate being avoided.



* {{Expy}}: Savi [=/=] [[spoiler: Moira]] is essentially [[spoiler: Rachel Wintraub of the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'']] placed into a new setting. Much like [[spoiler: Rachel, she can travel back and forth in time and her death brings rebirth for herself as "Moira" and the others of humankind. Heck, once Prospero even refers to her playfully as "Moneta", Rachel's nickname in the ''Cantos'']]
** It is explicitly stated that [[spoiler: Moira is a post-human who took over Savi's appearance, and is not actually Savi.]]

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* {{Expy}}: Savi [=/=] [[spoiler: Moira]] is essentially [[spoiler: Rachel Wintraub of the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'']] placed into a new setting. Much like [[spoiler: Rachel, she can travel back and forth in time and her death brings rebirth for herself as "Moira" and the others of humankind. Heck, once Prospero even refers to her playfully as "Moneta", Rachel's nickname in the ''Cantos'']]
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''Cantos'']]It is, however, explicitly stated that [[spoiler: Moira is a post-human who took over Savi's appearance, and is not actually Savi.]]


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* LudicrousGibs: [[spoiler:A vengeful Zeus invokes this after realizing Hera drugged him to take him out of the picture while she tried to restore status quo on Ilium-earth. Helen, when later recounting the scene to Hockenberry, explicitly uses the word ''destroyed'' to describe Hera's fate, and mentions that the [[ChunkySalsaRule pieces of Hera and her chariot that fell from the sky]] continued burning and sizzling for days.
6th Aug '17 9:54:20 PM Killerweinerdog
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At the same time, near Jupiter, two "[[StarfishRobot moravecs]]" named Mahnmut and Orphu spend their time, when not mining the seas of Europa or flying around the Jupiter system, [[ConversationalTroping discussing ancient literature]], [[AuthorAppeal the likes of Shakespeare and Proust]]. Eventually, they notice [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale strange readings emanating]] from Mars, and determine that something there is [[RealityWarper warping reality]] to a degree which [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt could destroy the universe]]. Mahnmut and Orphu begin to journey towards Mars to investigate...

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At the same time, near Jupiter, two "[[StarfishRobot moravecs]]" named Mahnmut and Orphu spend their time, when not mining the seas of Europa or flying around the Jupiter system, [[ConversationalTroping discussing ancient literature]], [[AuthorAppeal the likes of Shakespeare and Proust]]. Eventually, they notice [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale strange readings emanating]] from Mars, and determine that something there is [[RealityWarper warping reality]] to a degree which [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt could destroy the universe]]. Mahnmut and Orphu begin to journey towards Mars with a small team to investigate...
investigate, unaware of the dangers that lurk on the mysterious Red Planet...
6th Aug '17 9:53:03 PM Killerweinerdog
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* HandicappedBadass: Orphu gets blinded and immobilized by a god's plasma blast early in the first book, and spends the rest of the book and the entire second book blind due to permanent damage to his optic nerves, but that doesn't seem to slow him down. Even in his weakened state at the end of the first book, he still manages to take command of the rockvecs with the authority of a five-star general without question, and in the second book, he manages to figure out ''the entire background'' of the story using nothing but conjecture, observations, and his own knowledge of old world history.


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** Orphu of Io offhandedly mentions in the second book that he's ''1200 years old.'' Moravecs themselves live up to two or three centuries, which is impressive on its own, but considering that the TheSingularity happened 1400 years ago, that means Orphu was built a mere ''two'' centuries after it occurred.
22nd Jul '17 4:34:44 PM Killerweinerdog
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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: An interesting version in the case of Moravecs and Rockvecs. They are not modified humans, being designed and built for their life tasks, but they do utilize pieces of organic matter and BioTech in their designs. On top of that, they're fully sentient, to the point of many taking interest in Old World human literature as a hobby of sort. Physically, few if any look even remotely human, ranging from small, only vaguely humanoid robots to enormous armored crabs the size of an SUV.
17th Jul '17 5:33:08 AM allfictions
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''Illium'' is a SpeculativeFiction novel by writer Creator/DanSimmons. It's a sprawling epic story that is conveyed through three seemingly disconnected but intertwining narratives. Though it touches on many topics, the story is perhaps best described as a [[RecycledInSpace high-tech reenactment]] of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.

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''Illium'' ''Ilium'' is a SpeculativeFiction novel by writer Creator/DanSimmons. It's a sprawling epic story that is conveyed through three seemingly disconnected but intertwining narratives. Though it touches on many topics, the story is perhaps best described as a [[RecycledInSpace high-tech reenactment]] of UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.



!''Illium'' and its sequel ''Olympos'' contain examples of the following tropes:

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!''Illium'' !''Ilium'' and its sequel ''Olympos'' contain examples of the following tropes:
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