History Literature / InterstellarPig

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.]]
23rd Sep '14 5:08:01 PM MoPete
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* HumansAreMorons: When Barney is pulled into the game, his IRSC is listed as 93.7, which, by the games rules, means humans are nearly as sapient as the lichen. Inverted, however, when Barney becomes the only one who realizes what the true purpose of the game is.

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* HumansAreMorons: When Barney is pulled into the game, his IRSC is listed as 93.7, which, by the games rules, means humans are nearly as sapient as only puts them above the lichen.Lichen in terms of relative sapience. Inverted, however, when Barney becomes the only one who realizes what the true purpose of the game is.
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