History Literature / OutOfTheDark

24th Jan '16 1:25:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:{{Dracula}}:]] It's foreshadowed a bit, but it's called a TwistEnding for a reason.
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* [[spoiler:{{Dracula}}:]] {{Dracula}}: It's foreshadowed a bit, but it's called a TwistEnding for a reason.

* [[spoiler: FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire]]: [[spoiler: Vlad is ''trying'' to be one of these, but the Shongairi are ''pushing'' him. He deliberately makes Stephen a vampire in order to be one of these and his MoralityPet.]]
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* [[spoiler: FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire]]: FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: [[spoiler: Vlad is ''trying'' to be one of these, but the Shongairi are ''pushing'' him. He deliberately makes Stephen a vampire in order to be one of these and his MoralityPet.]]

* [[spoiler: ImmuneToBullets: The vampires.]]
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* [[spoiler: ImmuneToBullets: [[spoiler: The vampires.]]

* [[spoiler:OurVampiresAreDifferent: Instant intangibility/gaseous form, invulnerability to conventional weapons, undetectable to thermal or night vision, no need to breathe, and no vulnerability to holy items.]]
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* [[spoiler:OurVampiresAreDifferent: Instant OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Instant intangibility/gaseous form, invulnerability to conventional weapons, undetectable to thermal or night vision, no need to breathe, and no vulnerability to holy items.]]
24th Jan '16 1:24:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* GaulsWithGrenades: In ''Chapter XXIV (24)'', it is briefly mentioned that a French antiaircraft battery had brought down three more Shongairi landing ships.

* [[UsefulNotes/TheBiteOfDracula Romanians With Rifles]]: We get some looks at the Romanians fighting off Shongairi forces with T-72 tanks, doing [[CurbStompBattle just as well as the US]] and ground forces trying to protect refugees.

* UsefulNotes/UkrainiansWithDepletedUranium: Ukrainian soldier Pieter Ushaklov and his squad fight the Shongairi invaders in his home country and assist resistance fighters.

* YanksWithTanks: F-22 Raptors belonging to the USAF are the first to shoot down Puppy landing ships and they continue the fight against them both on home soil and in the Middle East.
2nd Dec '15 6:17:57 AM NTC3
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7th Sep '15 12:17:12 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Polotics Were Harmed]]: The US President is a female and Governor Howell of North Carolina is a fictional character.
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* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Polotics Politicians Were Harmed]]: The US President is a female and Governor Howell of North Carolina is a fictional character.
22nd May '15 11:02:56 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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Expanded from a short story of Creator/DavidWeber that first appeared in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois's anthology Warriors (2010), this trilogy kickoff blends elements of military science fiction and [[spoiler:dark fantasy]]. In the very near future, Earth has been targeted for colonization by a galactic empire known as the Hegemony. Deemed "lunatic local sentients" by a survey team that witnessed [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet King Henry V]] and his troops [[HundredYearsWar slaughtering the French at Agincourt]], humankind has essentially been written off as [[BarbarianTribe bloodthirsty, backwater barbarians]] that no one will particularly miss. It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Technologically superior, carnivorous, [[IntelligentGerbil canine-analog aliens]] have [[AlienInvasion invaded Earth]] with the intention of killing most of us and enslaving the rest.
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Expanded from a short story of Creator/DavidWeber that first appeared in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois's anthology Warriors (2010), this trilogy kickoff blends elements of military science fiction and [[spoiler:dark fantasy]]. In the very near future, Earth has been targeted for colonization by a galactic empire known as the Hegemony. Deemed "lunatic local sentients" by a survey team that witnessed [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet King Henry V]] and his troops [[HundredYearsWar [[UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar slaughtering the French at Agincourt]], humankind has essentially been written off as [[BarbarianTribe bloodthirsty, backwater barbarians]] that no one will particularly miss. It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Technologically superior, carnivorous, [[IntelligentGerbil canine-analog aliens]] have [[AlienInvasion invaded Earth]] with the intention of killing most of us and enslaving the rest.
24th Apr '15 9:21:28 PM jormis29
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Expanded from a short story of Creator/DavidWeber that first appeared in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois's anthology Warriors (2010), this trilogy kickoff blends elements of military science fiction and [[spoiler:dark fantasy]]. In the very near future, Earth has been targeted for colonization by a galactic empire known as the Hegemony. Deemed "lunatic local sentients" by a survey team that witnessed [[TheHouseOfPlantagenet King Henry V]] and his troops [[HundredYearsWar slaughtering the French at Agincourt]], humankind has essentially been written off as [[BarbarianTribe bloodthirsty, backwater barbarians]] that no one will particularly miss. It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Technologically superior, carnivorous, [[IntelligentGerbil canine-analog aliens]] have [[AlienInvasion invaded Earth]] with the intention of killing most of us and enslaving the rest.
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Expanded from a short story of Creator/DavidWeber that first appeared in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois's anthology Warriors (2010), this trilogy kickoff blends elements of military science fiction and [[spoiler:dark fantasy]]. In the very near future, Earth has been targeted for colonization by a galactic empire known as the Hegemony. Deemed "lunatic local sentients" by a survey team that witnessed [[TheHouseOfPlantagenet [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet King Henry V]] and his troops [[HundredYearsWar slaughtering the French at Agincourt]], humankind has essentially been written off as [[BarbarianTribe bloodthirsty, backwater barbarians]] that no one will particularly miss. It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Technologically superior, carnivorous, [[IntelligentGerbil canine-analog aliens]] have [[AlienInvasion invaded Earth]] with the intention of killing most of us and enslaving the rest.
16th Mar '15 9:44:03 AM Fallingwater
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** It's clear at the end of the book that, [[spoiler: with the help of captured Shongairi tech, Humanity will exact it's revenge on the Hegemony and the Shongairi home worlds.]]
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** It's clear at the end of the book that, [[spoiler: with the help of captured Shongairi tech, Humanity will exact it's its revenge on the Hegemony and the Shongairi home worlds.]]
19th Nov '14 5:28:18 AM LahmacunKebab
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* AlternativeCalendar: Various chapters provide the date in both the Gregorian and the galactic standard calendar. The epilogue introduces a third calendar, replacing the Hegemony's calendar with the notation [[spoiler: "Year 1 of the Terran Empire]].
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* AlternativeCalendar: Various chapters provide the date in both the Gregorian and the galactic standard calendar. The epilogue introduces a third calendar, replacing the Hegemony's calendar with the notation [[spoiler: "Year 1 of the Terran Empire]].Empire"]].
19th Nov '14 5:27:50 AM LahmacunKebab
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Fans of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' and ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series can expect to enjoy the book...riiiiight up until the TwistEnding. Speaking of which, if you don't want to spoil the infamous twist, '''do not''' scroll down to the Index list at the bottom of this page, or even glance at the review page. Note that the planned sequel is intended to reduce some of the... less-hard-science aspects with an explanation much more acceptable to aforementioned fans. The sequel was intended to come out soon after ''Out Of The Dark'', but [[Literature/HonorHarrington he]] [[Literature/{{Safehold}} ran]] [[Literature/HellsGate into]] [[Literature/TheWarGods some]] [[Literature/PrinceRoger delays]].
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Fans of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' and ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series can expect to enjoy the book... riiiiight up until the TwistEnding. Speaking of which, if you don't want to spoil the infamous twist, '''do not''' scroll down to the Index list at the bottom of this page, or even glance at the review page. Note that the planned sequel is intended to reduce some of the... less-hard-science aspects with an explanation much more acceptable to aforementioned fans. The sequel was intended to come out soon after ''Out Of The Dark'', but [[Literature/HonorHarrington he]] [[Literature/{{Safehold}} ran]] [[Literature/HellsGate into]] [[Literature/TheWarGods some]] [[Literature/PrinceRoger delays]].
20th Oct '14 9:51:54 PM Parable
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Humanity is the only race that doesn't have the instinct to surrender permanently when beaten by a superior force, since we're far more individual and family oriented than the pack and herd oriented aliens. Guerrilla warfare, passive resistance, and sabotage are utterly foreign to our would-be conquerors because a Shongairi confronted with an obvious superior will automatically submit; the notion of resisting against the "pack leader" in anything other than an obvious show of force intended to seize control of the pack is considered vile and dishonorable.
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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: HumanityIsInsane: Humanity is the only race that doesn't have the instinct to surrender permanently when beaten by a superior force, since we're far more individual and family oriented than the pack and herd oriented aliens. Guerrilla warfare, passive resistance, and sabotage are utterly foreign to our would-be conquerors because a Shongairi confronted with an obvious superior will automatically submit; the notion of resisting against the "pack leader" in anything other than an obvious show of force intended to seize control of the pack is considered vile and dishonorable.
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