History Literature / OryxAndCrake

13th May '16 11:55:56 PM Homemaderat
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A sequel, ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'' (2009), has been published; rather than continuing the plot, it details what other characters are/were doing during the events of the first novel. The third and final book in the trilogy, ''Literature/Maddaddam'' (also the title of the trilogy itself) was released in 2013.

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A sequel, ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'' (2009), has been published; rather than continuing the plot, it details what other characters are/were doing during the events of the first novel. The third and final book in the trilogy, ''Literature/Maddaddam'' ''Literature/{{Maddaddam}}'' (also the title of the trilogy itself) was released in 2013.
13th May '16 11:48:53 PM Homemaderat
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A sequel, ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'' (2009), has been published; rather than continuing the plot, it details what other characters are/were doing during the events of the first novel. The third and final book in the trilogy, ''[=MaddAddam=]'' (also the title of the trilogy itself) was released in 2013.

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A sequel, ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'' (2009), has been published; rather than continuing the plot, it details what other characters are/were doing during the events of the first novel. The third and final book in the trilogy, ''[=MaddAddam=]'' ''Literature/Maddaddam'' (also the title of the trilogy itself) was released in 2013.



* AfterTheEnd

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* AfterTheEndAfterTheEnd: After a plague wipes out a good chunk of humanity.



!!Tropes originating in [=MaddAddam=]:
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Toby]]
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: The trope continues but now is passed on to Katrina who we learn was also Eve One.
* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Zeb went through a lot of odd changes
* PreachersKid: Adam and Zeb fill both sides of this.
* RetCon: Adding on, why the [=MaddAddam=] group split from God's Gardener's furthers explanation within the third book. In the second book, it seemed more drastic from Toby's point of view.
* SelfMadeOrphan: In the third book [[spoiler: Zeb flat out admits killing his father, for the abuses he heaped on him and Adam and their mothers, and he used the pathogens that inspired Crake.]]
* SiblingYinYang: [[spoiler:Addam and Zeb.]] [[spoiler:PlayingWithATrope played with in third volume]]
* TheStoryteller: Toby takes up the mantle from Snowman-the-Jimmy, who passes it on to Blackbeard.
* SuddenlyVoiced: The Crakers find out they can communicate with the Pigoons, who in the first two books were only treated as animals.
* TranslatorBuddy: Blackbeard acts as one to the Pigoons
2nd May '16 9:25:46 PM Homemaderat
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A sequel, ''The Year of the Flood'' (2009), has been published; rather than continuing the plot, it details what other characters are/were doing during the events of the first novel. The third and final book in the trilogy, ''[=MaddAddam=]'' (also the title of the trilogy itself) was released in 2013.

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A sequel, ''The Year of the Flood'' ''Literature/TheYearOfTheFlood'' (2009), has been published; rather than continuing the plot, it details what other characters are/were doing during the events of the first novel. The third and final book in the trilogy, ''[=MaddAddam=]'' (also the title of the trilogy itself) was released in 2013.



* BigBadFriend

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* BigBadFriendBigBadFriend: Crake is this to Jimmy.
2nd May '16 9:17:25 PM Homemaderat
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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Present in the first book, taken to almost ridiculous levels in the second. Still played with in the third.

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* EveryoneWentToSchoolTogether: Present in the first book, taken to almost ridiculous levels in the second. Still played with in the third.book



!!Tropes orginating in Year of the Flood:
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife:Mo'Hair sheep in red, purple, silver, and so on.
* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: [[spoiler:Extinctathon in ''Year of the Flood'']]
* AxCrazy: Blanco.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: It's later confirmed in ''The Year Of The Flood'' that [[spoiler:there are a lot more people left]] than Snowman thinks, and they aren't all as crazy as Snowman. This is probably because they do not know what caused the plague, because the person who caused it wasn't [[spoiler:their best friend]], and because they don't have to relive their memories over and over again to find out where it went wrong and where Snowman could have prevented it all.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Ren in this one.
* Interquel: Both this and the third volume in the series, ''[=MaddAddam=]'', are Interquels.
* RapeAsDrama: Blanco in ''The Year of the Flood'' always picks one of the girls who works for him at Secretburger as his unwilling sex object. Worse, they tend to die soon afterwards.
** Also what Amanda goes through with the Painballers.
* RetCon: In ''Oryx and Crake,'' the God's Gardeners are depicted as a loony, ineffective, [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] AnimalWrongsGroup. ''The Year of the Flood,'' however, depicts them far more sympathetically, and suggests that their previous characterization was just the public perception informed by [=CorpSeCorps=] propaganda and the actions of extremists.
** Bear in mind that Jimmy/Snowman, the POV character of ''Oryx and Crake'', is a preposterous schmuck who is hapless enough to make [[Creator/FranzKafka Josef K.]] look like [[Series/ThePrisoner Number Six]], who gets suckered in by blatantly fraudulent ad campaigns ''[[WhatAnIdiot that he wrote himself]]'', who doesn't even clue in after Crake explains that [[spoiler:Jimmy's mother went on the run from [=CorpSeCorps=]]] after discovering that [[spoiler:her husband's employer]] had been [[spoiler:secretly infecting its own customers with genetically engineered plagues]] in order to [[spoiler:prop up its pharmaceuticals business]].
* TheStoner: Burt
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: God's Gardners and [=MaddAddam=] get a lot better recongition compared to the first book.

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!!Tropes orginating in Year of the Flood:
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife:Mo'Hair sheep in red, purple, silver, and so on.
* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: [[spoiler:Extinctathon in ''Year of the Flood'']]
* AxCrazy: Blanco.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: It's later confirmed in ''The Year Of The Flood'' that [[spoiler:there are a lot more people left]] than Snowman thinks, and they aren't all as crazy as Snowman. This is probably because they do not know what caused the plague, because the person who caused it wasn't [[spoiler:their best friend]], and because they don't have to relive their memories over and over again to find out where it went wrong and where Snowman could have prevented it all.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Ren in this one.
* Interquel: Both this and the third volume in the series, ''[=MaddAddam=]'', are Interquels.
* RapeAsDrama: Blanco in ''The Year of the Flood'' always picks one of the girls who works for him at Secretburger as his unwilling sex object. Worse, they tend to die soon afterwards.
** Also what Amanda goes through with the Painballers.
* RetCon: In ''Oryx and Crake,'' the God's Gardeners are depicted as a loony, ineffective, [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] AnimalWrongsGroup. ''The Year of the Flood,'' however, depicts them far more sympathetically, and suggests that their previous characterization was just the public perception informed by [=CorpSeCorps=] propaganda and the actions of extremists.
** Bear in mind that Jimmy/Snowman, the POV character of ''Oryx and Crake'', is a preposterous schmuck who is hapless enough to make [[Creator/FranzKafka Josef K.]] look like [[Series/ThePrisoner Number Six]], who gets suckered in by blatantly fraudulent ad campaigns ''[[WhatAnIdiot that he wrote himself]]'', who doesn't even clue in after Crake explains that [[spoiler:Jimmy's mother went on the run from [=CorpSeCorps=]]] after discovering that [[spoiler:her husband's employer]] had been [[spoiler:secretly infecting its own customers with genetically engineered plagues]] in order to [[spoiler:prop up its pharmaceuticals business]].
* TheStoner: Burt
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: God's Gardners and [=MaddAddam=] get a lot better recongition compared to the first book.
1st May '16 8:02:07 PM TargetmasterJoe
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->Sometimes in the dusk he runs up and down on the sand, flinging stones at the ocean and screaming, ''Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit''! He feels better afterwards.

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->Sometimes -->Sometimes in the dusk he runs up and down on the sand, flinging stones at the ocean and screaming, ''Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit''! He feels better afterwards.



* EvolutionaryLevels (possibly subverted)

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* EvolutionaryLevels (possibly subverted)EvolutionaryLevels: Possibly subverted.



* GambitRoulette: It's implied that [[spoiler:Crake]] had been working on his life's work for a long time. His mother's death was caused by a virus that was [[spoiler:very similar to the one he later unleashed upon earth]]. See SelfMadeOrphan below.

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* GambitRoulette: It's implied that [[spoiler:Crake]] had been working on his life's work for a long time. His mother's death was caused by a virus that was [[spoiler:very similar to the one he later unleashed upon earth]].Earth]]. See SelfMadeOrphan below.



* GoneHorriblyWrong: Subverted with the Crakers. Crake wanted them to be incapable of symbolic thought for fear that they would recreate the mistakes of humanity. He fails in this. They develop music, religion and by the end of ''[=MaddAddam=]'' art but still remain naive and pacifistic.

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* GoneHorriblyWrong: Subverted with the Crakers. Crake wanted them to be incapable of symbolic thought for fear that they would recreate the mistakes of humanity. He fails in this. They develop music, religion and by the end of ''[=MaddAddam=]'' art ''[=MaddAddam=]'', art, but still remain naive and pacifistic.



* MayContainEvil: [=BlyssPluss=] pills are marketed as the ultimate sex aid: they act as contraceptives, prevent the transmission of [=STDs=] and enhance sensation. Unfortunately some of the pills also contain an artificially created hemorrhagic Ebola-like virus that wipes out almost the entire human race.

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* MayContainEvil: [=BlyssPluss=] pills are marketed as the ultimate sex aid: they act as contraceptives, prevent the transmission of [=STDs=] and enhance sensation. Unfortunately Unfortunately, some of the pills also contain an artificially created hemorrhagic Ebola-like virus that wipes out almost the entire human race.



* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Crake's real name is Glenn, from "boy genius" classical pianist Glenn Gould.

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* NamedAfterSomeoneFamous: Crake's real name is Glenn, from "boy genius" classical pianist pianist, Glenn Gould.



* RetCon: Adding on, why the [=MaddAddam=] group split from God's Gardener's furthers explanation within the third book. In the second it seemed more drastic from Toby's point of view.

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* RetCon: Adding on, why the [=MaddAddam=] group split from God's Gardener's furthers explanation within the third book. In the second book, it seemed more drastic from Toby's point of view.
25th Oct '15 4:46:24 PM nombretomado
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** Bear in mind that Jimmy/Snowman, the POV character of ''Oryx and Crake'', is a preposterous schmuck who is hapless enough to make [[Creator/FranzKafka Josef K.]] look like [[ThePrisoner Number Six]], who gets suckered in by blatantly fraudulent ad campaigns ''[[WhatAnIdiot that he wrote himself]]'', who doesn't even clue in after Crake explains that [[spoiler:Jimmy's mother went on the run from [=CorpSeCorps=]]] after discovering that [[spoiler:her husband's employer]] had been [[spoiler:secretly infecting its own customers with genetically engineered plagues]] in order to [[spoiler:prop up its pharmaceuticals business]].

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** Bear in mind that Jimmy/Snowman, the POV character of ''Oryx and Crake'', is a preposterous schmuck who is hapless enough to make [[Creator/FranzKafka Josef K.]] look like [[ThePrisoner [[Series/ThePrisoner Number Six]], who gets suckered in by blatantly fraudulent ad campaigns ''[[WhatAnIdiot that he wrote himself]]'', who doesn't even clue in after Crake explains that [[spoiler:Jimmy's mother went on the run from [=CorpSeCorps=]]] after discovering that [[spoiler:her husband's employer]] had been [[spoiler:secretly infecting its own customers with genetically engineered plagues]] in order to [[spoiler:prop up its pharmaceuticals business]].
3rd Jun '15 4:42:04 AM Ryulong
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Several of the members of MaddAddam never have their real identities revealed.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Several of the members of MaddAddam [=MaddAddam=] never have their real identities revealed.



* Interquel: Both this and the third volume in the series, ''MaddAddam'', are Interquels.

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* Interquel: Both this and the third volume in the series, ''MaddAddam'', ''[=MaddAddam=]'', are Interquels.



* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: God's Gardners and MaddAddam get a lot better recongition compared to the first book.

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: God's Gardners and MaddAddam [=MaddAddam=] get a lot better recongition compared to the first book.



* RetCon: Adding on, why the MaddAddam group split from God's Gardener's furthers explanation within the third book. In the second it seemed more drastic from Toby's point of view.

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* RetCon: Adding on, why the MaddAddam [=MaddAddam=] group split from God's Gardener's furthers explanation within the third book. In the second it seemed more drastic from Toby's point of view.
3rd Jun '15 4:41:07 AM Ryulong
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!!Tropes originating in MaddAddam:

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!!Tropes originating in MaddAddam:[=MaddAddam=]:
14th Mar '15 5:22:48 PM Reno2112
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* Interquel: The next volume in the series, The Year of the Flood, is an Interquel.

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* Interquel: The next Both this and the third volume in the series, The Year of the Flood, is an Interquel.''MaddAddam'', are Interquels.
6th Mar '15 12:22:31 PM Homemaderat
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Toby]]
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