History Literature / ManAfterManAnAnthropologyOfTheFuture

2nd Feb '17 5:59:03 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekov's Species:]] [[spoiler: Piscanthropus profundis.]] About one sentence is given to a population of aquatics [[spoiler:that colonizes the deep ocean]] and are never heard from again. [[spoiler: 5 million years later, we learn that their descendents have still survived and [[AWorldHalfFull may one day re-colonise the surface of the ravaged Earth.]]]]
** Jimez Smoot also qualifies. Early on in the book, he is one of the humans to [[spoiler: leave Earth to find another planet suitable for containing life. 5 million years later, his descendants return to Earth and kill all life anywhere except in volcanic vents deep within the ocean.]]



* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekov's Species:]] [[spoiler: Piscanthropus profundis.]] About one sentence is given to a population of aquatics [[spoiler:that colonizes the deep ocean]] and are never heard from again. [[spoiler: 5 million years later, we learn that their descendents have still survived and [[AWorldHalfFull may one day re-colonise the surface of the ravaged Earth.]]]]
** Jimez Smoot also qualifies. Early on in the book, he is one of the humans to [[spoiler: leave Earth to find another planet suitable for containing life. 5 million years later, his descendants return to Earth and kill all life anywhere except in volcanic vents deep within the ocean.]]
16th Jan '17 5:20:22 PM ThatPinkFluffyTable
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*DisabilitySuperpower:The water finding telepaths are not only blind but completely helpless without their symbiotes.
28th Dec '16 6:55:45 AM SorPepita
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* LetsMeetTheMeat: Many, many of the altered humans that were later used as new sources of meat. Predominately with a being known only in the book as a ''"Engineered Food Creature"'' that was another engineered human that grew as "mounds of fat and flesh, fed by chemical nutrients via a mass of pipes and tubes inserted directly into the fleshy blob. After it grows large enough, sections of its meat, tissue and body fat are butchered off... ''While It's Still '''Alive''''', Bon Appetít!.

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* LetsMeetTheMeat: Many, many of the altered humans that were later used as new sources of meat. Predominately with a being known only in the book as a ''"Engineered Food Creature"'' that was another engineered human that grew as "mounds of fat and flesh, fed by chemical nutrients via a mass of pipes and tubes inserted directly into the fleshy blob. After it grows large enough, sections of its meat, tissue and body fat are butchered off... " ''While It's Still '''Alive''''', Bon Appetít!.
28th Dec '16 6:51:34 AM SorPepita
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* DarkerAndEdgier : Compared to Dixon's previous speculative biology books, ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'' and ''The New Dinosaurs''. The far darker and horror-like tone of the book caused some pretty big backlash from those who were expecting something similar to the previous two.

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* DarkerAndEdgier : DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to Dixon's previous speculative biology books, ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'' and ''The New Dinosaurs''. The far darker and horror-like tone of the book caused some pretty big backlash from those who were expecting something similar to the previous two.
28th Dec '16 6:50:46 AM SorPepita
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* ApocalypseHow: A Class 1 occurs due to global warming in 2200, destroying most of the coastal cities. A Class 3 destroys Homo sapiens around 3000 when the magnetic poles reverse, [[SerialEscalation and finally]] A Class 5 occurs at the end of the book [[spoiler: instigated by the starfaring descendants of humanity]].

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* ApocalypseHow: A Class 1 occurs due to global warming in 2200, destroying most of the coastal cities. A Class 3 destroys Homo sapiens around 3000 when the magnetic poles reverse, [[SerialEscalation and finally]] A a Class 5 occurs at the end of the book [[spoiler: instigated by the starfaring descendants of humanity]].
28th Dec '16 6:49:57 AM SorPepita
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** This also includes the Vacuumorphs, exoskeletal Humans that are used as [[OrganicTechnology living space scouting probes]] that have all of their vulnerable parts sealed up so they can survive the natural elements of outer space without the need of a ship. [[OffscreenInertia And since its never mentioned]] no one from Earth retrieves them. In other words Vacuumorphs are [[BlessedWithSuck cursed]] with staying in space without any way of directly seeing or communicating with the outside universe (except through their surgically attached planetary surveying equipment) and are ([[FridgeHorror presumably]]) forced to consume nothing but their own recycled natural waste until finally accidentally falling towards and burning up in a random planets atmosphere. They cannot even travel through space- it is stated that are high-orbit space ship engineers only. Their bodies cannot operate or even survive in gravity at all - and that includes the artificial gravity of an accelerating space ship. They're stuck in near-Earth space.

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** This also includes the Vacuumorphs, exoskeletal Humans that are used as [[OrganicTechnology living space scouting probes]] that have all of their vulnerable parts sealed up so they can survive the natural elements of outer space without the need of a ship. [[OffscreenInertia And since its it's never mentioned]] no one from Earth retrieves them. In other words Vacuumorphs are [[BlessedWithSuck cursed]] with staying in space without any way of directly seeing or communicating with the outside universe (except through their surgically attached planetary surveying equipment) and are ([[FridgeHorror presumably]]) forced to consume nothing but their own recycled natural waste until finally accidentally falling towards and burning up in a random planets planet's atmosphere. They cannot even travel through space- it is stated that are high-orbit space ship engineers only. Their bodies cannot operate or even survive in gravity at all - and that includes the artificial gravity of an accelerating space ship. They're stuck in near-Earth space.
28th Dec '16 6:48:58 AM SorPepita
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* AndIMustScream: Mainly the Food Creature (see Let's Meet the Meat, below), a grotesque mountain of flesh and fat with distorted, but still human-like features, and many of the book's altered humans that have become worker drones, maintenance units or transportation. While some do indeed have actual faces and eyes, they don't appear to be able to to react to the general external world in any way.

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* AndIMustScream: Mainly the Food Creature (see Let's Meet the Meat, below), a grotesque mountain of flesh and fat with distorted, but still human-like features, and many of the book's altered humans that have become worker drones, maintenance units or transportation. While some do indeed have actual faces and eyes, they don't appear to be able to to react to the general external world in any way.
28th Dec '16 6:40:13 AM SorPepita
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* LetsMeetTheMeat: Many, many of the altered humans that were later used as new sources of meat. Predominately with a being known only in the book as a ''"Engineered Food Creature"'' that was another engineered human that grew as "mounds of fat and flesh, fed by chemical nutrients via a mass of pipes and tubes inserted directly into the fleshy blob. After it grows large enough, sections of its meat, tissue and body fat are butchered off..."''While It's Still '''Alive''''', Bon Appetít!.

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* LetsMeetTheMeat: Many, many of the altered humans that were later used as new sources of meat. Predominately with a being known only in the book as a ''"Engineered Food Creature"'' that was another engineered human that grew as "mounds of fat and flesh, fed by chemical nutrients via a mass of pipes and tubes inserted directly into the fleshy blob. After it grows large enough, sections of its meat, tissue and body fat are butchered off..."''While ''While It's Still '''Alive''''', Bon Appetít!.
28th Dec '16 6:35:27 AM SorPepita
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Unfortunately, a century later, environmental deterioration finally kills off most of the planet's fauna. Humanity is (inexplicably) one of the only species left standing and so a faction of the survivors (a [[{{Cyborg}} cybernetically enhanced]] offshoot known as the Hitek) begin to create new Biotech Human species for the next 500 years en masse to fill in some of critical ecosystemic niches left by the general absence of the Earth's now countless extinct animal species. Meanwhile some of the remnants of unaltered humans decide to leave the wrecked earth and return when it gets well...better, while others, without the benefit of technology, return to barbarism and later start to build a form of civilization again.

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Unfortunately, a century later, environmental deterioration finally kills off most of the planet's fauna. Humanity is (inexplicably) one of the only species left standing and so a faction of the survivors (a [[{{Cyborg}} cybernetically enhanced]] offshoot known as the Hitek) begin to create new Biotech Human species for the next 500 years en masse to fill in some of critical ecosystemic niches left by the general absence of the Earth's now countless extinct animal species. Meanwhile some of the remnants of unaltered humans decide to leave the wrecked earth and return when it gets well... better, while others, without the benefit of technology, return to barbarism and later start to build a form of civilization again.
15th Nov '16 4:16:09 PM ElSquibbonator
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* CarnivoreConfusion: Addressed front and center. Yes, those are other humans that the human descendants are eating. And no, they don't find anything wrong with it.
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