History Literature / SaturnsChildren

18th Apr '17 2:17:18 PM Overlord_Complex
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* ContemptibleCover: The first edition's US cover of ''Saturn's Children'' was quite controversial, to the point where Stross himself apologized on his blog, basically saying "I'm sorry, it's not my fault". While technically a relatively accurate depiction of the protagonist (she ''is'' a SexBot after all), it does tend to give people the wrong idea about the book.

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* ContemptibleCover: The first edition's US cover of ''Saturn's Children'' was quite controversial, to the point where Stross himself apologized on his blog, basically saying "I'm sorry, it's not my fault". While technically a relatively accurate depiction of On the protagonist (she ''is'' a SexBot after all), it does tend to give people the wrong idea about the book.other hand, it's not terribly inaccurate...
1st Aug '16 12:31:37 AM Ramidel
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* {{Bishoujo}}: The dominant aesthetic among the robot aristocracy. Small, big-eyed, cute robots look down on tall, big-breasted and sexy ones.
24th Jul '16 5:52:09 PM JustKnown
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**''Neptune's Brood'' features a water world covered in an ocean hundreds of kilometers deep, far past the point where it should have frozen from sheer pressure alone. Explaining what keeps it liquid allows Stross to expound on the bizarre ways water acts under extreme heat and pressure.
24th Jul '16 10:41:18 AM nombretomado
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* FlatEarthAtheist: Most robots, based on design schematics and such, believe that they were created by human beings. A few, however, believe in [[StrawmanPolitical the holy doctrine of Evolution]], and its prophets [[CharlesDarwin Darwin]], [[UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins Dawkins]], and Gould.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: Most robots, based on design schematics and such, believe that they were created by human beings. A few, however, believe in [[StrawmanPolitical the holy doctrine of Evolution]], and its prophets [[CharlesDarwin [[UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin Darwin]], [[UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins Dawkins]], and Gould.
28th May '16 10:22:07 AM Observance
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* SexBot: The protagonist of ''Saturn's Children'' is a sexbot in a world where humanity is extinct, making her existence almost pointless -- though for some reason, the majority of the robot population is capable of having and enjoying sex anyways. It's not just the humaniforms; interplanetary transports provide "internal massages" to their passengers, both to pass the time and to pad them against acceleration, but probably the most questionable example is when Freya has sex with a sentient ''hotel''.

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* SexBot: The protagonist of ''Saturn's Children'' is a sexbot in a world where humanity is extinct, making her existence almost pointless -- though for some reason, the majority of the robot population is capable of having and enjoying sex anyways. It's not just the humaniforms; interplanetary transports provide "internal massages" to their passengers, both to pass the time and to pad them against acceleration, but probably the most questionable example is when Freya has sex with a sentient ''hotel''. These aren't leftovers from when humans were still around: both transports and hotel are explicitly designed for the robot population.
28th May '16 10:15:55 AM Observance
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* SexBot: The protagonist of ''Saturn's Children'' is a sexbot in a world where humanity is extinct, making her existence almost pointless -- though for some reason, the majority of the robot population is capable of having and enjoying sex anyways. It's not just the humaniforms; interplanetary transports provide "internal massages" to their passengers, both to pass the time and to pad them against acceleration, but probably the most questionable example is when Freya has sex with a sentient *hotel*.

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* SexBot: The protagonist of ''Saturn's Children'' is a sexbot in a world where humanity is extinct, making her existence almost pointless -- though for some reason, the majority of the robot population is capable of having and enjoying sex anyways. It's not just the humaniforms; interplanetary transports provide "internal massages" to their passengers, both to pass the time and to pad them against acceleration, but probably the most questionable example is when Freya has sex with a sentient *hotel*.''hotel''.
28th May '16 10:15:23 AM Observance
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* SexBot: The protagonist of ''Saturn's Children'' is a sexbot in a world where humanity is extinct, making her existence almost pointless.

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* SexBot: The protagonist of ''Saturn's Children'' is a sexbot in a world where humanity is extinct, making her existence almost pointless.pointless -- though for some reason, the majority of the robot population is capable of having and enjoying sex anyways. It's not just the humaniforms; interplanetary transports provide "internal massages" to their passengers, both to pass the time and to pad them against acceleration, but probably the most questionable example is when Freya has sex with a sentient *hotel*.
30th Nov '15 10:04:22 AM FF32
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* FlatEarthAtheist: Most robots, based on design schematics and such, believe that they were created by human beings. A few, however, believe in [[StrawmanPolitical the holy doctrine of Evolution]], and its prophets [[CharlesDarwin Darwin]], [[RichardDawkins Dawkins]], and Gould.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: Most robots, based on design schematics and such, believe that they were created by human beings. A few, however, believe in [[StrawmanPolitical the holy doctrine of Evolution]], and its prophets [[CharlesDarwin Darwin]], [[RichardDawkins [[UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins Dawkins]], and Gould.
28th Nov '15 5:13:18 PM WillBGood
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** There's a brief reference to one of Stross' other works, [[HaltingState]]. In that book, "Hentai Animatics" is a company writing computer games. By the time of ''Saturn's Children'', they're designing sexbots like Freya.

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** There's a brief reference to one of Stross' other works, [[HaltingState]].''Literature/HaltingState''. In that book, "Hentai Animatics" is a company writing computer games. By the time of ''Saturn's Children'', they're designing sexbots like Freya.
18th Aug '15 8:21:57 AM Ru
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The sequel, ''Neptune's Brood'', is set 5,000 years later. The story follows a mild-mannered "[[MechanicalLifeforms metahuman]]" named Krina as she searches for her sister on the water world of Shin-Tethys. Along the way she is abducted - then hired - by SpacePirates, stalked by a [[{{Doppelganger}} Doppelgänger]] assassin, and unravels the complex financial cons that permeate the interstellar economy. All the while she holds her own secrets about the "Atlantis Carnet", the key to either the greatest treasure in the galaxy or its greatest scam.
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