History Literature / Illium

19th Oct '15 12:07:54 PM Silverblade2
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* DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: Hockenberry takes the form of Paris and sleeps with Helen. When she discovers her partner is not Paris, she doesn't mind and asks for more.
28th Jul '15 3:00:48 AM LahmacunKebab
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* ViewersAreGeniuses: One can only fully understand every reference after studying Homer's ''Literature/TheIliad'', ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', and Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'', Browning's 'Caliban upon Setebos' and also have some familiarity with TheTimeMachine, the complete works of Marcel Proust, Shakespeare's sonnets, and Hans Moravec's writings. They should know a decent amount about quantum physics, the Voynich manuscript, terraforming, transhumanism, and biosphere theory. Even then...no guarantees you'll get everything.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: One can only fully understand every reference after studying Homer's ''Literature/TheIliad'', ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', and Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'', Browning's 'Caliban upon Setebos' and also have some familiarity with TheTimeMachine, the complete works of Marcel Proust, Shakespeare's sonnets, and Hans Moravec's writings. They should know a decent amount about quantum physics, the Voynich manuscript, terraforming, transhumanism, and biosphere theory. Even then... no guarantees you'll get everything.
28th Jul '15 2:58:56 AM LahmacunKebab
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* MiddleEasternCoalition: The now defunct Global Caliphate, which was responsible for the the loss of much of the world's population.

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* MiddleEasternCoalition: The now defunct Global Caliphate, which was responsible for the the loss of much of the world's population.
28th Jul '15 2:58:36 AM LahmacunKebab
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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Let's see...we have a re-enaction of the epic poem of Homer, two sci-fi robot creatures, and the people of an Earth that no longer remembers how to live (as they have essentially become [[ShoutOut Eloi]]) and [[spoiler: the Reveal that another time traveller shares the same name as one from another continuity; the ''Literature/HyperionCantos''. However, when you put the two together the facts match up: Moira is Jewish, as is Rachel, and they both are described as having dark hair and being able to travel through time, having a small romance of some sort.]] Put 'em all together and you get a work like this one.

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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Let's see... we have a re-enaction of the epic poem of Homer, two sci-fi robot creatures, and the people of an Earth that no longer remembers how to live (as they have essentially become [[ShoutOut Eloi]]) and [[spoiler: the Reveal that another time traveller shares the same name as one from another continuity; the ''Literature/HyperionCantos''. However, when you put the two together the facts match up: Moira is Jewish, as is Rachel, and they both are described as having dark hair and being able to travel through time, having a small romance of some sort.]] Put 'em all together and you get a work like this one.
28th Jul '15 2:56:13 AM LahmacunKebab
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Meanwhile, on Earth, humanity seems to be hugely reduced in population; the few societies that exist [[{{Utopia}} have everything they could ever want]], due to instantaneous teleportation and advanced technology, but they [[CrapsaccharineWorld live in relative ignorance of the past]]. A young man named Daeman struggles to make his cousin Ada [[KissingCousins notice him]], but she only has eyes for an older man named Harman. Along with Ada's friend Hannah, the four are set off on a journey to figure out what's wrong with the world...why are there [[WorldHalfEmpty so few people]]? And why is there a [[AlienSky giant ring in the sky]]?

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Meanwhile, on Earth, humanity seems to be hugely reduced in population; the few societies that exist [[{{Utopia}} have everything they could ever want]], due to instantaneous teleportation and advanced technology, but they [[CrapsaccharineWorld live in relative ignorance of the past]]. A young man named Daeman struggles to make his cousin Ada [[KissingCousins notice him]], but she only has eyes for an older man named Harman. Along with Ada's friend Hannah, the four are set off on a journey to figure out what's wrong with the world... why are there [[WorldHalfEmpty so few people]]? And why is there a [[AlienSky giant ring in the sky]]?
28th Jul '15 2:55:50 AM LahmacunKebab
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Professor Thomas Hockenberry, a Homeric scholar [[FishOutOfTemporalWater from the 20th century]], finds himself resurrected in the far future by [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the Greek Gods]]...[[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane except not really]]. In fact they're post-humans ''pretending'' to be the Greek gods, and they're [[CosmicChessGame amusing themselves]] by re-enacting the entire Trojan War on a terraformed Mars. And it's Thomas's job to compare the events of the re-enactment to actual history.

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Professor Thomas Hockenberry, a Homeric scholar [[FishOutOfTemporalWater from the 20th century]], finds himself resurrected in the far future by [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the Greek Gods]]... [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane except not really]]. In fact they're post-humans ''pretending'' to be the Greek gods, and they're [[CosmicChessGame amusing themselves]] by re-enacting the entire Trojan War on a terraformed Mars. And it's Thomas's job to compare the events of the re-enactment to actual history.
3rd May '15 10:57:19 PM nombretomado
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Professor Thomas Hockenberry, a Homeric scholar [[FishOutOfTemporalWater from the 20th century]], finds himself resurrected in the far future by [[ClassicalMythology the Greek Gods]]...[[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane except not really]]. In fact they're post-humans ''pretending'' to be the Greek gods, and they're [[CosmicChessGame amusing themselves]] by re-enacting the entire Trojan War on a terraformed Mars. And it's Thomas's job to compare the events of the re-enactment to actual history.

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Professor Thomas Hockenberry, a Homeric scholar [[FishOutOfTemporalWater from the 20th century]], finds himself resurrected in the far future by [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology the Greek Gods]]...[[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane except not really]]. In fact they're post-humans ''pretending'' to be the Greek gods, and they're [[CosmicChessGame amusing themselves]] by re-enacting the entire Trojan War on a terraformed Mars. And it's Thomas's job to compare the events of the re-enactment to actual history.
16th Mar '15 8:22:36 PM jormis29
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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 TheTrojanWar.

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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 TheTrojanWar.
UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar.
2nd Dec '14 10:11:06 PM psionycx
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* StrawFeminist: The post-humans apparently, since when they bothered to put on human bodies at all they chose female ones exclusively. Moira, the only stock post-human still running loose, expresses disdain towards her fellows who ran off to become "gods", most especially the ''male'' "gods", which she says she considers a "demotion".
22nd Aug '14 2:58:30 PM mrhood
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mahnmut and Orphu. Well, as HeterosexualLifePartners as a sentient robot and a sentient crab-creature can be...

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mahnmut and Orphu. Well, as HeterosexualLifePartners as a two sentient robot robots--one a miniature humanoid and the other a sentient crab-creature can truck-sized horseshoe crab--can be...
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