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6th Mar '16 1:10:06 AM SirPellucidar
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* YearOutsideHourInside: The silver timeship at the end of the book works like this.
23rd Feb '16 8:02:34 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ScienceMarchesOn: At one point, phenomenon known as Centauro events were mentioned, which in the book were suggested to be due to exploding chunks of quark matter in the atmosphere. They have since been proven to be simple misreadings of instruments.
23rd Feb '16 7:57:45 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Precursors: The entire point of the book is how humans become this.

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* Precursors: {{Precursors}}: The entire point of the book is how humans become this.
4th Aug '15 8:09:05 PM SirPellucidar
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* OmniscientDatabase: Literally, in the case of the Downstreamers' computing substrate.
6th Apr '15 10:30:54 PM nombretomado
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* {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s / HumansAreCthulhu: The Downstreamers are essentially ''gods''. End of story. They can influence events in the past and have more energy at their disposal than entire galaxies, can travel to other universes, ''create'' other universes, and their plan is essentially [[spoiler: the gestation of a googolplex more, by sacrificing themselves and their history]]. {{Spacebattles}} seems to think they're the UrExample of this trope, though they seem to have drawn considerable inspiration from late-nineties depictions of the [[DoctorWho Time Lords]].

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* {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s / HumansAreCthulhu: The Downstreamers are essentially ''gods''. End of story. They can influence events in the past and have more energy at their disposal than entire galaxies, can travel to other universes, ''create'' other universes, and their plan is essentially [[spoiler: the gestation of a googolplex more, by sacrificing themselves and their history]]. {{Spacebattles}} seems to think they're the UrExample of this trope, though they seem to have drawn considerable inspiration from late-nineties depictions of the [[DoctorWho [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lords]].
1st Apr '15 9:20:48 PM Kalaong
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Part of StephenBaxter's ''Manifold'' series.

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Part of StephenBaxter's Creator/StephenBaxter's ''Manifold'' series.
1st Jul '14 9:10:25 AM ninjacrat
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* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: Discussed/averted. The Blue children construct their own language which specifically accounts for this.

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* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: Discussed/averted. The Blue children construct their own language which specifically accounts for this.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: The Downstreamers do, at least initially, until they realize their ultimate fate is to be locked in a sterile, never-changing cosmos. So they go back and fix things. Possibly subverted, as it's implied they survived in some form (expanded in Manifold: Origin).

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: The Downstreamers do, at least initially, until they realize their ultimate fate is to be locked in a sterile, never-changing cosmos. So they go back and fix things. Possibly subverted, as it's It's implied they survived in some form (expanded in Manifold: Origin).
30th Jan '14 2:06:18 AM SirPellucidar
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* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: Discussed/averted. The Blue children construct their own language which specifically accounts for this.
3rd Jan '14 6:23:04 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: What the Downstreamers did to escape the Heat Death. However, this still isn't enough, and as shown in Manifold: Origin, they essentially managed to escape their inevitable fate by doing so [[BeyondTheImpossible again]].

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: What the Downstreamers did to escape the Heat Death. However, this still isn't enough, and enough as shown in Manifold: Origin, they essentially managed to escape their inevitable fate by doing so [[BeyondTheImpossible again]].reaching [[UpToEleven an even higher level of existence]].
22nd Dec '13 7:29:57 AM SirPellucidar
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* ZeroGSpot: It's mentioned that one spaceflight saw frequent zero-g orgies because the astronauts had no better way to pass their time.

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* ZeroGSpot: It's mentioned that one spaceflight saw frequent zero-g orgies because the astronauts had no better way to pass their time. Malenfant and Emma also took part in this during their trip to Cruithne.
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