History Literature / LuckyStarr

26th Apr '17 8:15:06 PM QuantumReality
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%%* LookBehindYou
18th Feb '17 11:35:24 AM QuantumReality
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* ItIsDehumanizing: A racist Sirian refuses to use "he" as the pronoun to describe Bigman:

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* ItIsDehumanizing: A racist Sirian Sirian, as a rule, refuses to use "he" as the pronoun to describe Bigman:Bigman. He makes his feelings clear in the following quote (ironically using 'him' in the process):
27th Jan '17 8:53:13 AM QuantumReality
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* ExactWords: In one book, an important plot point is [[spoiler:that a capsule with valuable intel data in orbit around a planet is said, by an incomplete transmission received from the ship that launched it, to be in a "normal" orbit -- which is taken to mean "standard", around the planet's equator. The capsule cannot be found until it is realised that "normal" was actually used in the geometric sense -- "perpendicular", a polar orbit.]]

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* ExactWords: In one book, an important plot point is [[spoiler:that that a capsule with valuable intel data in orbit around a planet is said, by an incomplete transmission received from the ship that launched it, to be in a "normal" orbit -- which is taken to mean "standard", around the planet's equator. The [[spoiler:The capsule cannot be found until it is realised that "normal" was actually used in the geometric sense -- "perpendicular", a polar orbit.]]



* FieryRedhead: Bigman.

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* FieryRedhead: Bigman. He is quite unafraid of going toe to toe with people much taller than him, especially if he's been insulted by being called terms like "shorty", et cetera.
27th Jan '17 8:50:02 AM QuantumReality
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* DeliciousDistraction: In ''Oceans of Venus'', [[spoiler:Lucky realizes that the V-frogs seem particularly attracted to petroleum-derived products due to their relative oxygen deficiency. It is this which allows him to break their mental hold at two key points in the story.]]

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* DeliciousDistraction: In ''Oceans of Venus'', [[spoiler:Lucky realizes Lucky notices that the V-frogs seem particularly attracted to petroleum-derived products due to their relative oxygen deficiency. It [[spoiler:It is this which allows him to break their mental hold at two key points in the story.]]
3rd Jan '17 7:51:24 AM QuantumReality
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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Five of the six books in the series have titles of the form "Lucky Starr and the XofY".

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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: Five of the six books in the series have titles of the form "Lucky Starr and the XofY".TheXOfY".
3rd Jan '17 7:50:31 AM QuantumReality
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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: All si books have titles of the form "Lucky Starr and the XofY".

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* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: All si Five of the six books in the series have titles of the form "Lucky Starr and the XofY".
3rd Jan '17 7:50:05 AM QuantumReality
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%%* [[CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase Character Name And]] TheXOfY

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%%* [[CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase Character Name And]] TheXOfY* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: All si books have titles of the form "Lucky Starr and the XofY".
4th Sep '16 7:22:27 PM PaulA
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* VenusIsWet: ''Oceans of Venus'' depicts Venus as an ocean planet with seas and kelp (and domed underwater cities).
22nd Mar '16 9:17:33 AM QuantumReality
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* LaserBlade: TropeMaker, surprisingly enough.

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* LaserBlade: TropeMaker, surprisingly enough. They are first featured in ''David Starr: Space Ranger''.



* RecklessSidekick: Bigman again. Lucky occasionally has to remind Bigman he can't go haring off based on suspicion alone with only the flimiest of plans. [[spoiler:A case where this tendency almost backfires on Bigman is when he proposes single combat with an antagonist who is consideraly taller and doesn't play fair.]]

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* RecklessSidekick: Bigman again. Bigman; Lucky occasionally has to remind Bigman him he can't go haring off based on suspicion alone with only the flimiest of plans. [[spoiler:A case where this tendency almost backfires on Bigman is when he proposes single combat with an antagonist who is consideraly considerably taller and doesn't play fair.]]



* ShownTheirWork: It is by Creator/IsaacAsimov, after all.

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* ShownTheirWork: It is by Creator/IsaacAsimov, after all. He was well-known for meticulously ensuring the science he used was accurate; as one example it is actually perfectly safe to breathe pure oxygen in a pressurized suit at one-fifth normal atmospheric pressure.



* SpaceX: The V-frogs.
* StellarName: "Starr".

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* SpaceX: The V-frogs.
V-frogs, so named because they are a native species to Venus and appear somewhat froglike (albeit they have six legs).
* StellarName: "Starr"."Starr", which is pretty self-explanatory.



* TrickedOutShoes: See elsewhere in this page for mention of Martian hip-boots.
* UnderwaterCity: Featured in ''Oceans of Venus''.

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* TrickedOutShoes: See elsewhere in this page for mention of the garishly-colored Martian hip-boots.
* UnderwaterCity: Featured in ''Oceans of Venus''.Venus'', as it is essentially a planetary ocean.
22nd Mar '16 9:13:22 AM QuantumReality
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* RecklessSidekick: Bigman again.

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* RecklessSidekick: Bigman again. Lucky occasionally has to remind Bigman he can't go haring off based on suspicion alone with only the flimiest of plans. [[spoiler:A case where this tendency almost backfires on Bigman is when he proposes single combat with an antagonist who is consideraly taller and doesn't play fair.]]
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