History Literature / PriscillaHutchins

24th Mar '17 6:16:02 PM tricksterson
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* MedievalStasis: The Noks--the first living alien race discovered by humanity--appear to be permanently stuck at a medieval level of development. They've been that way for an estimated 14,000 years, and show no signs of developing further. They're also extremely hostile and xenophobic, so it's probably just as well.

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* MedievalStasis: The Noks--the first living alien race discovered by humanity--appear to be permanently stuck at a medieval 19th century level of development. They've been that way for an estimated 14,000 years, and show no signs of developing further. They're also extremely hostile and xenophobic, so it's probably just as well.
21st Oct '16 4:26:13 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* DressHitsFloor: In ''Omega'', Digby "Digger" Dunn has fallen in love with Kellie Collier, the captain of the research vessel he's traveling on, and she seems to reciprocate his feelings, but Academy regulations forbid a captain from sleeping with passengers, so she insists they have to wait. But the ship gets diverted for a rescue mission that may add up to a year to their voyage, and Digger is scheduled for a risky landing on an unexplored planet with aliens of unknown temperament. He visits her quarters the night before the landing, and...robe hits deck. End scene.

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* DressHitsFloor: In ''Omega'', Digby "Digger" Dunn has fallen in love with Kellie Collier, the captain of the research vessel he's traveling on, and she seems to reciprocate his feelings, but Academy regulations forbid a captain from sleeping with passengers, so she insists they have to wait. But the ship gets diverted for a rescue mission that may add up to a year to their voyage, and Digger is scheduled for a risky landing on an unexplored planet with aliens of unknown temperament. He visits her quarters the night before the landing, and... robe hits deck. End scene.
16th Feb '16 5:13:03 PM eroock
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-->''In the streets of Hau-kai, we wait\\

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And he will fire the engines of God.''

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And he will fire the engines of God.''
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21st Dec '14 10:50:31 PM Xelloss08
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* TimeDilation: Becomes an issue in ''Chindi'', as the Chindi travels by accelerating to close to the speed of light rather than by taking a shortcut through {{Hyperspace}} like everybody else.
21st Dec '14 10:47:58 PM Xelloss08
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: Mostly played straight with the works of the Monument-Makers, the Quraqua, and the Goompahs. [[spoiler:But averted in ''Omega'', which suggests that the Omega Clouds are an art project which is appreciated by no-one but the very callous creator]].


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* AntiMatter: Provides the power source for the Hazeltine hyperdrives.


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* HanlonsRazor: In ''Omega'', some characters suggest that the Omega Clouds, which appear to have no function other than seeking out and destroying all intelligent life in the galaxy, could have arisen from mere negligence as opposed to active malice.


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* MadArtist: In ''Omega'', [[spoiler:Priscilla hypothesizes that the creator of the Omega Clouds might be one]].


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* {{Precursors}}: The Monument-Makers were BenevolentPrecursors, doing their best to save other civilizations from the Omega Clouds up until their own homeworld was destroyed.
* PrecursorKillers: The Omega Clouds, which destroyed the Monument-Makers and are implied in ''Chindi'' to have taken out the Hawks as well.


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* SpaceElevator: The Deepsix skyhook, which was constructed by the Hawks to help evacuate the inhabitants of Deepsix prior to a lengthy ice age.


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* {{Terraform}}: ''The Engines of God'' and ''Starhawk'' both deal with projects to terraform planets, and the controversies which arise as a result.
24th Jul '14 2:49:27 PM LordInsane
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* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: ''The Engines of God'' has "The Monument-Makers", a now-extinct race that traveled throughout the local part of the galaxy, setting up giant statues and mysterious fake cities on isolated, uninhabitable moons, including Iapetus, one of Saturn's moons.

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* DescriptivelyNamedSpecies: ''The Engines of God'' has "The Monument-Makers", a now-extinct race that traveled throughout the local part of the galaxy, setting up giant statues and mysterious fake cities on isolated, uninhabitable moons, including Iapetus, one of Saturn's moons.



* HigherTechSpecies: The Monument-Makers are a race that at their peak were noticeably more advanced than mankind, and ''far'' more advanced than any other species around. They left the monuments for which they're named on worlds all around the local part of the galaxy, including the one on Saturn's moon Iapetus, which was the first evidence we found that other starfaring races existed, but their civilization eventually collapsed, and they went extinct thousands of years ago.

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* HigherTechSpecies: The Monument-Makers are a race that at their peak were noticeably more advanced than mankind, and ''far'' more advanced than any other species around. They left the monuments for which they're named on worlds all around the local part of the galaxy, including the one on Saturn's moon Iapetus, which was the first evidence we found that other starfaring races existed, but their civilization eventually collapsed, and they went extinct thousands of years ago.then the ''successor'' civilization collapsed, leaving only stone-age remnants only remembering their past in myths.
24th Jul '14 2:34:35 PM LordInsane
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* ArtificialGravity: mentioned as a fairly recent invention.

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* ArtificialGravity: mentioned as a fairly recent invention.invention (except in the first book, where it is mentioned as a logical development of the anti-gravity technology humanity is in the process of inventing).
1st Jul '14 2:08:53 PM Xtifr
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* ''[=StarHawk=]'' (2013): A prequel set during Priscilla Hutchins' first flight.

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* ''[=StarHawk=]'' ''Starhawk'' (2013): A prequel set during Priscilla Hutchins' first flight.
1st Jul '14 2:07:14 PM Xtifr
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* ''Starhawk'' (2013): A prequel set during Priscilla Hutchins' first flight.

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* ''Starhawk'' ''[=StarHawk=]'' (2013): A prequel set during Priscilla Hutchins' first flight.
29th Sep '13 3:26:33 PM Foone
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* ''Starhawk'' (2013): A prequel set during Priscilla Hutchins' first flight.
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