History Literature / InterstellarPig

30th Jul '17 1:43:28 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame

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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGameAbsurdlyHighStakesGame: Specifically, the fate of the players' world, which is the only one to survive when the game ends - all other planets in the game are destroyed. [[spoiler: Supposedly, at least.]]



* UncannyValley: In-universe; the Piggy, its smile in particular, ''severely'' creeps Barney out.

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* UncannyValley: In-universe; the Piggy, its smile in particular, ''severely'' creeps Barney out.out.

!!The sequel contains examples of:
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: Moyna and Zulma are both killed off by the time the story is over.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Zulma gets shot with a crossbow, which goes all the way through her. Moyna suffers the same fate before being devoured by the lichen.]]
* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler: Jrlb, who was last seen being attacked by the carnivorous lichen and ducking underwater, which may or may not have saved his life.]]
13th Jul '15 6:44:46 AM FuzzyBoots
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It was followed up in 2002 by a sequel, ''Parasite Pig'', where Barney is once more pulled back into the game.
25th Nov '14 3:10:26 PM theAdeptRogue
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''Interstellar Pig'' is a young adult ScienceFiction novel by WilliamSleator.

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''Interstellar Pig'' is a young adult ScienceFiction novel by WilliamSleator.
Creator/WilliamSleator.
14th Oct '14 1:56:44 PM ironballs16
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* GiantSpider: Zulma is a giant, alien spider.

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* GiantSpider: Zulma [[spoiler: Zulma]] is a giant, alien spider.



* LivingGasbag: Moyna, a gas-filled flying octopus.

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* LivingGasbag: [[spoiler: Moyna, a gas-filled flying octopus.octopus]].


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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: At the end of the book, Barney [[spoiler: decides to help Moyna get to her craft because she's running low on the gas keeping her aloft]]. This merits him a (non-serious) gash on the arm as "reward".
14th Oct '14 1:49:35 PM ironballs16
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* AmbiguousEnding: While holding onto the titular Pig, [[spoiler: it tells Barney that the whole "Only the species that holds me is safe" is a lie that it had spread because it wanted to see other worlds]]. Whether or not ''this'' is true is left unanswered.
24th Sep '14 11:14:03 AM lalalei2001
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* FishPeople: Jrlb.
* GiantSpider: Zulma.

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* FishPeople: Jrlb.
Jrlb is a walking fishman.
* GiantSpider: Zulma.Zulma is a giant, alien spider.



* HiveMind: The lichen.

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* HiveMind: The lichen.lichen think and act as one.
24th Sep '14 11:09:41 AM MoPete
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* CannotTellALie: The lichen are capable of transmitting information amongst themselves, but they are incapable of transmitting false information, or lying, to others. [[spoiler:Barney takes advantage of this, while disguised as a lichen, to get more information.]]


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* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: [[spoiler:Barney manages to hide from Moyna in the swarm of lichen by using his Disguise Selector to turn into one of them.]]
24th Sep '14 11:04:18 AM MoPete
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* HiddenInPlainSight: [[Spoiler:Barney cuts a hole in the pages of an old yearbook, hides the Piggy inside, then leaves the book in plain sight on a bookcase.]]

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* HiddenInPlainSight: [[Spoiler:Barney [[spoiler:Barney cuts a hole in the pages of an old yearbook, hides the Piggy inside, then leaves the book in plain sight on a bookcase.]]
24th Sep '14 11:04:00 AM MoPete
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* HiddenInPlainSight: [[Spoiler:Barney cuts a hole in the pages of an old yearbook, hides the Piggy inside, then leaves the book in plain sight on a bookcase.]]
23rd Sep '14 5:10:43 PM MoPete
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* {{Determinator}}: Despite having a horrible sunburn, and the fact that it would be a rather long trip across the ocean, Barney still manages to convince the others to take him along to the island, [[spoiler:and as a result, manages to get to the Piggy first.]]
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