History Literature / SaturnsChildren

14th Nov '17 9:26:01 PM PaulA
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** In addition to numerous {{Shout Out}}s to Creator/RobertHeinlein, ''Saturn's Children'' has a McGuffin disguised as [[TheMalteseFalcon a statue of a black bird]] and an organisation of robot butlers who are all called [[JeevesAndWooster Jeeves]] [[spoiler: one of whom has taken the name "Reginald"; Jeeves's first name in the books.]]

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** In addition to numerous {{Shout Out}}s to Creator/RobertHeinlein, ''Saturn's Children'' has a McGuffin disguised as [[TheMalteseFalcon [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon a statue of a black bird]] and an organisation of robot butlers who are all called [[JeevesAndWooster [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Jeeves]] [[spoiler: one of whom has taken the name "Reginald"; Jeeves's first name in the books.]]
8th Aug '17 5:17:11 PM permeakra
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* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: ''Extremely'' hard. Uncomfortably hard. So hard that an alert reader can't help but come away with the impression that the fundamental laws of the universe make human spaceflight thoroughly impractical, if not impossible.

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* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: ''Extremely'' hard. Uncomfortably hard. So hard that an alert reader can't help but come away with the impression that the fundamental laws of the universe make human spaceflight thoroughly impractical, if not impossible. Which they do.
* MundaneDogmatic actually. No FTL, AI comes from mirroring natural human brains, it is programmed used mundane psychology etc etc. The robot society is derived from capitalism economy and also based on all human flaws.
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.
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