History Literature / RodAlbrightAlienAdventures

13th Feb '18 2:37:00 AM DivineDeath
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* BrickJoke: The ''title itself'' of ''I Left My Sneakers in Dimension X'' is this. It takes until the very end of the book before we learn what it means. [[spoiler:After giving his stylish new sneakers to the giant, Spar Kellis, which he got not long before the book began, Rod simply shrugs and remarks to himself that after everything that happened, the fact that he left his sneakers in Dimension X should be the least of his mom's worries.]]
25th Jan '18 1:13:02 PM AnoneMouseJr
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A live-action film based on the series is scheduled for release on March 6, 2018.
4th Jan '18 8:49:04 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: In the first book, it's mentioned that the Galactic Patrol has monitored Earth's broadcasts for years (in part to create language modules for their agents who need to go there). Madame Pong is noted as being familiar with, and liking, the character of Franchise/SherlockHolmes.
13th Dec '17 10:49:18 PM intastiel
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* SingleBiomePlanet: Averted pretty hard, and lampshaded when Rod asks Grakker about his home.
-->'''Grakker''': "Do ''you'' come from a swamp planet?"
** He did ''live'' in a swamp though.

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* SingleBiomePlanet: Averted pretty hard, and lampshaded entirely. Discussed when Grakker mentions growing up in a swamp and Rod asks Grakker about his home.
if he comes from a swamp planet.
-->'''Grakker''': "Do Do ''you'' come from a swamp planet?"
** He did ''live'' in a swamp though.
planet?
16th Nov '17 7:15:42 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* EasilyImpressed: The twins, being only three, are this. Rod notes that they react with awe just from things like flashing lights or equipment that makes noise during their tour of the ''Ferkel''.
1st Nov '17 7:02:55 PM eroock
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'''Rod Allbright Alien Adventures''', also known as the ''Aliens Ate My Homework'' series, is a children's series written by Creator/BruceCoville in TheNineties. It tells the story of sixth-grader Rod Allbright, whose life is changed forever when a tiny spaceship crashes into his room and he's recruited to help its occupants in their mission of capturing an intergalactic criminal who's been hiding on Earth for some time.

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'''Rod ''Rod Allbright Alien Adventures''', Adventures'', also known as the ''Aliens Ate My Homework'' series, is a children's series written by Creator/BruceCoville in TheNineties. It tells the story of sixth-grader Rod Allbright, whose life is changed forever when a tiny spaceship crashes into his room and he's recruited to help its occupants in their mission of capturing an intergalactic criminal who's been hiding on Earth for some time.


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22nd Jul '17 2:38:30 AM AnoneMouseJr
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** Book 4 includes a vegetable that resembles a purple potato... but it moves on its own and has to be "killed" before it can be eaten. (Cutting it in half is sufficient, and it doesn't make any noise.)



* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: It's stated that Smorkus Flinders became the leader of the monsters in Dimension X simply because he was the biggest.



* DirectLineToTheAuthor: ''Aliens Stole My Body'' begins with an author's note stating that Rod is the real writer and Coville just publishes the manuscripts that Rod sends him occasionally. The same note theorizes that Rod chose him either because he already had a reputation for publishing alien stories, or because they live in the same area.



* ADogAteMyHomework: "Aliens ate my homework." It was actually the truth, but due to the circumstances, it came across as a RefugeInAudacity joke.

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* ADogAteMyHomework: Or rather, "Aliens ate my homework." It was actually the truth, truth (specifically, Grakker had decided a piece of paper in Rod's desk - which, as it turned out, was the math assignment due that day - would make a good snack), but due to the circumstances, it came across as a RefugeInAudacity joke.joke.



* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: ''Aliens Stole My Body'' begins with an author's note stating that Rod is the real writer and Coville just publishes the manuscripts that Rod sends him occasionally. The same note theorizes that Rod chose him either because he already had a reputation for publishing alien stories, or because they live in the same area.

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: ''Aliens Stole My Body'' begins with an author's note stating LargeAndInCharge: It's stated that Rod is Smorkus Flinders became the real writer and Coville just publishes leader of the manuscripts that Rod sends him occasionally. The same note theorizes that Rod chose him either monsters in Dimension X simply because he already had a reputation for publishing alien stories, or because they live in was the same area. biggest.



* NotSoDifferent: Despite coming from te same utopian society as the good aliens, BKR has the same barbaric traits humans are accused of having, and he proves himself to be far worse than any Earth-based species.

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* NotSoDifferent: Despite coming from te the same utopian society as the good aliens, BKR has the same barbaric traits humans are accused of having, and he proves himself to be far worse than any Earth-based species.



* ShrinkRay: Nearly all starships seen in the series are equipped with these, letting them go to a smaller size and back. The ''Ferkel'' goes from bigger than a house to about two feet wide when it's shrunk; if used on a person, they're anywhere from one to four inches high, depending on their natural height (two inches is the default; Smorkus Flinders could only be brought down to four due to his naturally immense size, and the three-year-old Allbright twins were down to one inch due to their naturally ''small'' size).



* StevenUlyssesPerhero: BKR's alias on Earth is Billy Becker.

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* StevenUlyssesPerhero: StevenUlyssesPerhero:
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BKR's alias on Earth is Billy Becker.



* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Due to the BizarreAlienBiology of the StarfishAliens
** Of the five alien crew members, two are roughly male, 1 female, 1 plant that uses male pronouns, and 1 with no equivalent in Earth's biology that considers male or female pronouns insulting. When Rod's cousin asks Madame Pong why there is only one female, she explains that the sheer diversity of species means they don't even pay attention to that kind of thing anymore.

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* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Due to the BizarreAlienBiology of the StarfishAliens
StarfishAliens...
** Of the five alien crew members, two are roughly male, 1 one female, 1 one plant that uses male pronouns, and 1 one with no equivalent in Earth's biology that considers male or female pronouns insulting. When Rod's cousin asks Madame Pong why there is only one female, she explains that the sheer diversity of species and genders means they don't even pay attention to that kind of thing anymore.



* {{Ultraterrestrials}}: In ''The Search for Snout'', a boy believed his DisappearedDad was an alien, but upon meeting him in space, finds out that he's a scientist from {{Atlantis}} who traveled into space before it fell, became immortal, and had adventures on alien worlds before returning to live on Earth (and then he disappeared because an alien he'd ticked off on his adventures found him and wanted to harm his family).

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* {{Ultraterrestrials}}: In ''The Search for Snout'', a boy believed Rod believes his DisappearedDad was an alien, but upon meeting him in space, finds out that he's a scientist from {{Atlantis}} who traveled into space before it fell, became immortal, and had adventures on alien worlds before returning to live on Earth (and then he disappeared because an alien he'd ticked off on to keep his adventures found him and wanted to harm his family).family safe from BKR).



* YouAreNotReady: When Rod asks why Earth has not been asked into the League of Planets, he's told that humans are considered warlike and borderline insane by the other species of the cosmos.

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* YouAreNotReady: YouAreNotReady:
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When Rod asks why Earth has not been asked into the League of Planets, he's told that humans are considered warlike and borderline insane by the other species of the cosmos.
1st May '17 8:24:29 AM Owlorange1995
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* NotSoDifferent: Despite coming from te same utopian society as the good aliens, BKR has the same barbaric traits humans are accused of having, and he proves himself to be far worse than any Earth-based species.
4th Mar '17 6:16:00 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* InWhichATropeIsDescribed: Book 1, chapter four, is titled "In Which I Become an Interstellar Criminal".
25th Feb '17 6:07:15 AM AnoneMouseJr
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* DeathOfAThousandCuts: As discussed in book 4, negatrons (a powerful force generated by negative thinking) do this, having a subtle but deeply destructive effect that slowly wears away at everything around them. BKR apparently spent some time trying to channel them into a weapon, but is never confirmed to have had any success with it.



* SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: [[spoiler: In book 4, when he finally establishes a mental link with Snout on his own, Rod sees through Snout's eyes. Later, after getting transferred out of Seymour's body and back into his own, he finds he can still see through Seymour's eye as well.]]



* SharingABody: [[spoiler: Rod winds up doing this with Seymour for the last chapter or so of ''The Search for Snout'' and much of ''Aliens Stole My Body''. He gets his own body back in the next-to-last chapter of the latter book.]]

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* SharingABody: [[spoiler: Rod winds up doing this with Seymour for the last chapter or so of ''The Search for Snout'' and much of ''Aliens Stole My Body''. During this time, he finds he can temporarily seize control of their shared body, but only does it in an emergency - i.e., when others' lives are at stake. He gets his own body back in the next-to-last chapter of the latter book.]]


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* WhenDimensionsCollide: Book 2 reveals that BKR and Smorkus Flinders were working on this, intending to create a permanent door between Dimension X and Dimension Q that would eventually fuse them into one dimension "where reality can shift like sand". However, after Smorkus Flinders is taken into captivity and BKR subsequently ''escapes'' from custody, he decides to focus on one of his other, older plans.
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