History Literature / SectorGeneral

8th Dec '17 10:29:15 AM WaterBlap
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25th Nov '17 5:26:41 AM Bissek
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* UnusualEuphamism: "I'm not myself", in Sector General parlance, means that the person saying that has one or more tape personalities active that could be influencing their decision making process.

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* UnusualEuphamism: UnusualEuphemism: "I'm not myself", in Sector General parlance, means that the person saying that has one or more tape personalities active that could be influencing their decision making process.
25th Nov '17 5:26:03 AM Bissek
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: O'Mara invented Diagnosticians by accident. He suggested a doctor run with multiple tapes at once during an operation so that the interactions between the personalities would cancel out their individual quirks so that he could concentrate on the skillsets needed to do the task at hand. It ended up allowing the doctor to combine surgical techniques from the different tapes as well, resulting in a more successful operation than anyone expected.


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* UnusualEuphamism: "I'm not myself", in Sector General parlance, means that the person saying that has one or more tape personalities active that could be influencing their decision making process.
18th Jun '17 4:35:34 PM nombretomado
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ThatOtherWiki describes the series as "a manifestation of White's pacifistic philosophy," and it certainly has a charm that extends past the actual quality of writing.

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ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki describes the series as "a manifestation of White's pacifistic philosophy," and it certainly has a charm that extends past the actual quality of writing.
15th May '17 7:22:24 PM nombretomado
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A twelve-book series by James White, about a huge hospital space station serving a sector of space populated by dozens of sentient races. White grew up in [[TheTroubles Belfast]], and wished to create a {{science fiction}} series that did not rely on violence to provide excitement. Since "known space" is [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale largely an oxymoron]], new species are often introduced.

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A twelve-book series by James White, about a huge hospital space station serving a sector of space populated by dozens of sentient races. White grew up in [[TheTroubles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles Belfast]], and wished to create a {{science fiction}} series that did not rely on violence to provide excitement. Since "known space" is [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale largely an oxymoron]], new species are often introduced.
1st May '17 8:30:12 AM Leporidae
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* ItIsDehumanising: Averted, as all characters of a different species to a novel's point-of-view character are referred to as "it" throughout. Gender should be irrelevant to people of a different species, as InterspeciesRomance is strongly deprecated and other species' definitions of gender might be outright confusing or incomprehensible.

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* ItIsDehumanising: Averted, as all characters of a different species to a novel's point-of-view character are referred to as "it" throughout. Gender should be irrelevant to people of a different species, as InterspeciesRomance is strongly deprecated and other species' definitions of gender might be outright confusing or incomprehensible. Or as a Nidian male teaching doctor explains to his students: alien gender issues are a subject it is safest to avoid altogether.



** Or as a Nidian male teaching doctor explains to his students: alien gender issues are a subject it is safest to avoid altogether.
8th Feb '17 8:57:48 AM LondonKdS
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* StockFootage: Some of the blocks of setting exposition start to look ''extremely'' familiar once you've read a few of the books.

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* StockFootage: Some Many of the blocks of setting exposition start books use exactly the same expository paragraph to look ''extremely'' familiar once you've read describe the setting. Since it often appears a few page or two in, it creates an odd prose version of the books.TV ColdOpen - OpeningNarration - main body of episode structure.
25th Jan '17 9:46:18 AM NeoSilverThorn
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It's buried very, ''very'' deep, but O'Mara does care more than he bothers to let on. After all, someone who didn't care wouldn't have taken care of an alien infant until members of its own race could come for it.
8th Jan '17 3:23:12 PM dardefender
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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: In a twist on the revered icon version, the bodies of the Orligian and Human who initiated the peace process that ended the Orligian-Human War were displayed in stasis as part of a war memorial for two hundred years. The twist is that they weren't ''dead'' -- Grawlya-Ki and [=MacEwan=] met as the sole survivors of a space battle, and [=MacEwan=] was dying of his injuries when an Orligian rescue party arrived. After Grawlya-Ki explained what he'd learned, a decision was made to put [=MacEwan=] into stasis until medical science had advanced enough to save his life, and Grawlya-Ki insisted on going into stasis too so he could see for himself that his new friend was all right.
** A short story prequel explains that Orligians have been using stasis guns against humans by default. Unfortunately, mishandled objects in stasis were extremely prone to spontaneous explosion; no surprise humans considered this weapon a particularly deadly and devious implement that not only "destroyed" anything with one shot, but also prevented any attempt at recovery.

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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: In [[spoiler:In a twist on the revered icon version, the bodies of the Orligian and Human who initiated the peace process that ended the Orligian-Human War were displayed in stasis as part of a war memorial for two hundred years. The twist is that they weren't ''dead'' -- Grawlya-Ki and [=MacEwan=] met as the sole survivors of a space battle, and [=MacEwan=] was dying of his injuries when an Orligian rescue party arrived. After Grawlya-Ki explained what he'd learned, a decision was made to put [=MacEwan=] into stasis until medical science had advanced enough to save his life, and Grawlya-Ki insisted on going into stasis too so he could see for himself that his new friend was all right. \n]]
** A short story prequel "Tableau" explains that [[spoiler: Orligians have been using stasis guns devices as weapons against humans by default. Unfortunately, mishandled objects in stasis were extremely prone to spontaneous explosion; no surprise humans considered this weapon a particularly deadly and devious implement that not only "destroyed" "froze" anything with one shot, but also prevented any attempt at recovery. recovery.]]
5th Nov '16 3:50:10 PM Xtifr
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* {{Heavyworlder}}: Several species, notably FROB Hudlar (spherical body plan with six radially symmetric tentacles) and FGLI Tralthan (resembling a hexapedal elephant), represent the "short and wide" version of this trope. On the flipside, LSVO Nallajim and GLNO Cinrusskin both hail from very low-gravity worlds and exemplify the "big and skinny" version (LSVO are avian, while GLNO are insectile).

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* {{Heavyworlder}}: Several species, notably FROB Hudlar (spherical body plan with six radially symmetric tentacles) and FGLI Tralthan (resembling a hexapedal elephant), represent the "short and wide" version of this trope. On the flipside, LSVO Nallajim and GLNO Cinrusskin both hail from very low-gravity worlds and exemplify the "big and skinny" version (LSVO are avian, while GLNO are insectile).


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* {{Lightworlder}}: LSVO Nallajim and GLNO Cinrusskin both hail from very low-gravity worlds and exemplify the "big and skinny" version (LSVO are avian, while GLNO are insectile).
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