History Literature / RevelationSpace

18th Jun '16 4:52:57 PM Yerr
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* StarKilling: In the final part of novel, the [[BigBad Inhibitors]] "sing" [[spoiler:Delta Pavonis]] apart[[note]]using a 'graver', a gravitational-wave laser tuned to the frequency of the star[[/note]] in order to destroy the local human colony: having already wiped out one species native to the system millennia ago, they're determined to do the job for good this time. It's also offhandedly mentioned that they know fifteen different ways to destroy a dwarf star.
** Not only do they kill the star, but they do so by first building a gigantic machine to take apart the system's gas giant, then use the material they recovered from ''that'' to produce the star-killing weapon - which is so large and so massive that a character notes it shouldn't even be possible for it to ''exist'' without collapsing in on itself. When they fire their weapon at the star, it doesn't just kill the star - [[spoiler: it turns it into a astronomically [[AwesomeButImpractical huge Flamethrower.]] ]]
13th May '16 2:08:47 PM Yerr
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* GodzillaThreshold: Mademoiselle considers destroy an entire populated planet with the ''Nostalgia For Infinity'''s [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Hell-Class weapons]] to be preferable to allowing [[spoiler:Daniel Sylveste to travel to [[BigDumbObject Cerberus]] and unwittingly re-awaken the Inhibitors, for [[PrecursorKillers a very good reason]].]]
3rd Apr '16 7:32:20 PM Firestorm17
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* CorrectionBait: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction.


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* WrongGenreSavvy: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction by exploiting the power of Correction Bait.
3rd Apr '16 7:25:47 PM Firestorm17
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* CorrectionBait: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction.



* SchmuckBait: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction.
3rd Apr '16 7:19:49 PM Firestorm17
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* SchizoTech: Sky's Edge armies hit this; some soldiers will be carrying what are essentially AK-47s with some computer integration, while others will be using artificially intelligent suits of PoweredArmor wielding anti-matter cannons, turning them into a PersonOfMassDestruction

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* SchizoTech: Sky's Edge armies hit this; some soldiers will be carrying what are essentially AK-47s with some computer integration, while others will be using artificially intelligent suits of PoweredArmor wielding anti-matter cannons, turning them into a PersonOfMassDestructionPersonOfMassDestruction.
* SchmuckBait: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction.
5th May '15 10:51:27 PM FordPrefect
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The book opens in the year 2551 on the planet Resurgam, a newly-founded colony on the edge of human space. The colony hasn't had time to terraform yet, leaving most the planet a wasteland wracked by ruinous dust storms. Dan Sylveste, brilliant scientist and leader of the colony, oversees an archaeological excavation of a [[AbsentAliens long-dead alien civilization]]'s remains. He discovers they had achieved a ''much'' [[AdvancedAncientAcropolis higher level of technological sophistication]] than previously thought...before they were wiped out in a [[{{Gotterdammerung}} mysterious cataclysm]]. Fearing the same could befall humanity, Sylveste races against time to investigate an ancient genocide before dust storms, unruly colonists, and his own sordid past catch up with him.

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The book opens in the year 2551 on the planet Resurgam, a newly-founded colony on the edge of human space. The colony hasn't had time to terraform yet, leaving most of the planet a wasteland wracked by ruinous dust storms. Dan Sylveste, brilliant scientist and leader of the colony, oversees an archaeological excavation of a [[AbsentAliens long-dead alien civilization]]'s remains. He discovers they had achieved a ''much'' [[AdvancedAncientAcropolis higher level of technological sophistication]] than previously thought...before they were wiped out in a [[{{Gotterdammerung}} mysterious cataclysm]]. Fearing the same could befall humanity, Sylveste races against time to investigate an ancient genocide before dust storms, unruly colonists, and his own sordid past catch up with him.
8th Mar '15 8:19:07 PM sinndogg
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** Partially averted in ''Chasm City'', which mentions that some people in the 61 Cygni system still speak recognisable English, Spanish, and Arabic.

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** Partially averted in ''Chasm City'', which mentions that some many people in the 61 Cygni system still speak recognisable English, Spanish, and Arabic.use a range of modern-day languages (including English).
8th Mar '15 8:14:22 PM sinndogg
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** Partially averted in ''Chasm City'', which mentions that some people in the 61 Cygni system still speak recognisable English, Spanish, and Arabic.
8th Mar '15 8:11:54 PM sinndogg
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* EternalEnglish : [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Though the stories are all in English via TranslationConvention, it is clearly stated that human languages 500 years in the future have continued to further evolve. Notable examples are the two main languages: [[LatinLand Norte]] (Spanish + English) and [[CanadaEh Can]]-[[FarEast asian]] (Quebecois French + Cantonese). In a throwaway comment, Volyova refers to her native language as "[[FutureSlang Russish]]" (Russian + English).

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* EternalEnglish : [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Though the stories are all in English via TranslationConvention, it is clearly stated that human languages 500 years in the future have continued to further evolve. Notable examples are the two main languages: [[LatinLand Norte]] (Spanish + English) and [[CanadaEh Can]]-[[FarEast asian]] (Quebecois French + Cantonese). In a throwaway comment, Volyova refers to mentions that her native language is [[FutureSlang Russish]] ([[http://www.alastairreynolds.com/rs-universe/rs-glossary/ described by Reynolds as "[[FutureSlang Russish]]" (Russian Russian + English).English]]).
8th Mar '15 8:09:01 PM sinndogg
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* EternalEnglish : [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Though the stories are all in English via TranslationConvention, it is clearly stated that human languages 500 years in the future have continued to further evolve. Notable examples are the two main languages: [[LatinLand Norte]] (Spanish + English) and [[CanadaEh Can]]-[[FarEast asian]] Quebecois French + Cantonese). In a throwaway comment, Volyova refers to her native language as "[[FutureSlang Russish]]" (Russian + English).

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* EternalEnglish : [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. Though the stories are all in English via TranslationConvention, it is clearly stated that human languages 500 years in the future have continued to further evolve. Notable examples are the two main languages: [[LatinLand Norte]] (Spanish + English) and [[CanadaEh Can]]-[[FarEast asian]] Quebecois (Quebecois French + Cantonese). In a throwaway comment, Volyova refers to her native language as "[[FutureSlang Russish]]" (Russian + English).
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