History Literature / SisterAlice

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\n* DespairEventHorizon: Even after Ord presents all his evidence that the universe experiment will result in catastrophe, the elders almost unanimously decide to continue with altered parameters.

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* HeelFaceTurn: After realizing that the Earth's [[spoiler: death was the fault of his family]], Xo begins assisting Ord.
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Nuyens.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Nuyens. When Ravleen [[spoiler: kills the Earth]] and chases after Ord in ''Baby's Fire'', they publish it as both Ravleen and Ord [[spoiler: killing the Earth, and fleeing together [[BlatantLies as they are lovers.]]]]
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* TimeDilation: During Perfect and Ord's flight to Alice's [[spoiler: dyson object]], at least 10,000 years go by in the rest of the Milky Way, as Ord was traveling so fast that time slowed down - and by this point, thousands of worlds are dying [[spoiler: from war and the Galactic Core explosion]]
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* SapientShip: Elder Family members are essential enormous star ships; their talents are built up until they weigh more than a moon, which forms the basis of their body and mind. Their fleshy bodies are mostly for tradition.



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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Ravleen activates the anti-matter traps under the Earth's crust out of sheer hatred for Ord, killing all life on the planet.]]



* EnemyMine: Ravleen attempts to kill both Ord and the Nuyens, because the Nuyens are attempting to kill Ord themselves; Ravleen is ''desperate'' to torture Ord on her lonesome.



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''Sister Alice'' is a SpaceOpera / ScienceFantasy novel by Creator/RobertReed, published in 2003. The novel is broken up into four "books" in chronological order, contained in the paperback or hardback book.

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''Sister Alice'' is a SpaceOpera / ScienceFantasy novel by Creator/RobertReed, published in 2003. The novel is broken up into four five "books" in chronological order, contained in the paperback or hardback book.



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Ord [[spoiler: uses Alice's hidden wormhole linking back the past, to attempt to prevent the original universe creation experiment from ever happening, by attempting to use his massive supply of memories and figures to sway the ancient Family members tending to the universe creation machinery.]]

* CameBackWrong: Ian Chamberlain; while it was originally believed that he died long ago saving a civilian ship, his ''talents'' survived, and began the universe umbilical experiment on their own. When the other family members found the talents, they gave Ian's memories to the talents. However, it's shown that he isn't a very moral person after that.
* TheChessmaster: Sister Alice. When Ord [[spoiler: enters the universe's umbilical to attempt to shut down the machinery, he theorizes that Alice uses the wormhole linked to the past to send an infinite amount of young Chamberlains into their own, private universes where they build a new reality.]]


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* SuperIntelligence: Elder Family members augment their intelligence with quantum computers built into their talents - The more talents a character possesses, the faster they think.
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* ''Baby's Fire''



* AntiMatter: [[spoiler: The Nuyens have millions of magnetic containment jars of anti-iron buried under the Earth, as a way to force to Ord to surrender.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Avrem Chamberlain betrays Ord to try and force Ord to surrender by threatening to activate the anti-matter bombs under the Earth]]
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Ord is demonized by the "untainted" Families.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: The Nuyens.



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After [[spoiler: Earth's destruction from the Nuyen booby-trap]], Ord flees
to the Man]]Galactic Core, with [[TheDeterminator Ravleen]] hunting him down.

* BigBad: Ravleen Sanchex
* BigDumbObject: The Core is surrounded by uncountable billions of herded asteroids and dust, to form a protective cloak around the Core, shielding the rimward worlds from the radiation pouring out.
* StarKilling: Ravleen blows up a binary star to use it as a boost for her SolarSail - the stars going nova purges life within a hundred light years.


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* SnowballFight: SeriousBusiness for the younger Family members and ritualized into Snowars, where two teams alternate between defending or attacking a fort made of ice. Snow is packed up and shoved into double-barreled pneumatic rifles, which are fired at significant speed towards enemies. [[GreyGoo Microchines]] that heat up ice are fired from cannons into fort walls to weaken the structure. Prisoners-of-war are taken hostage by the other team.

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* SnowballFight: Ritualized, SeriousBusiness Snowball ''wars'', call Snowars, are set up between two teams composed of a smattering of very young [[TheClan Great Family members]], intended to make it easier for the younger different Family members and ritualized into Snowars, where two to cooperate at a young age. Two teams alternate between defending or and attacking a fort made of ice. Snow is packed up and shoved into double-barreled pneumatic rifles, which are fired at significant speed towards enemies. ice, using [[GreyGoo Microchines]] that heat up ice are microchines]] fired from cannons into to heat up the fort walls to weaken and break though. Snow is compacted and shoved into pneumatic, double-barreled ''rifles'' which can cause grievous damage, and snow is fired from pneumatic cannons capable of killing the structure. Prisoners-of-war are taken hostage by contestants. However, because of the other team.HealingFactor and [[SocietyOfImmortals general hard-to-killness]] of humanity, it's rare for anyone to be more than annoyed or out of action for more than a few days when their skull is crushed or spine broken.
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''Sister Alice'' is a SpaceOpera / ScienceFantasy novel by Creator/RobertReed, published in 2003. The novel is broken up into four "books" contained in the paperback or hardback book.

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''Sister Alice'' is a SpaceOpera / ScienceFantasy novel by Creator/RobertReed, published in 2003. The novel is broken up into four "books" in chronological order, contained in the paperback or hardback book.



The ''Sister Alice'' book takes place ten million years into the Great Peace, and follows the story of Ord, a child who is only 50 years old, the 24,411th Chamberlain; a family renowned for its great [[TerraForm terraforming]] projects and [[BigDumbObject megascale engineering]], as Sister Alice, the [[TimeAbyss 12th Chamberlain]], suddenly arrives on the Chamberlain estate on Earth, after working in the galactic core for thousands of years. Alice befriends Ord, as she prepares herself for her [[spoiler: trial]] as the galactic core [[spoiler: explodes from opening a portal into another universe]].



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The ''Sister Alice'' book takes place novel follows the story of [[TheHero Ord Chamberlain]], the 24,411th and youngest Chamberlain - a Great Family renowned for its terraforming and greatness - ten million years into the Great Peace, and follows the story of Ord, a child who is only 50 years old, the 24,411th Chamberlain; a family renowned for its great [[TerraForm terraforming]] projects and [[BigDumbObject megascale engineering]], as Sister Alice, the [[TimeAbyss 12th Chamberlain]], suddenly arrives on the Chamberlain estate on Earth, after working in the galactic core for thousands of years. Alice befriends Ord, as she prepares herself for her [[spoiler: trial]] as the galactic core [[spoiler: explodes from opening a portal into another universe]].


Peace.





When Ord is a mere 50 years old, Sister Alice, the [[TimeAbyss 12th Chamberlain]], suddenly arrives on the Chamberlain estate on Earth in total secrecy, after working in the galactic core for thousands of years. Alice befriends Ord and aids him in his [[SnowballFight Snowars]], as she prepares herself for her [[spoiler: trial]] as the galactic core [[spoiler: explodes from opening a portal into another universe]].



* CreativeSterility: The self-perpetrating [[PlanetOfHats hat]] of the Nuyen Great Family; they pride themselves on being very un-creative.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Family members look anywhere from 20 to 50 years old, despite being effectively immortal.



* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Elder Family members are often quite rude and commanding when dealing with younger Brothers and Sisters.
* SnowballFight: SeriousBusiness for the younger Family members and ritualized into Snowars, where two teams alternate between defending or attacking a fort made of ice. Snow is packed up and shoved into double-barreled pneumatic rifles, which are fired at significant speed towards enemies. [[GreyGoo Microchines]] that heat up ice are fired from cannons into fort walls to weaken the structure. Prisoners-of-war are taken hostage by the other team.



* TimeAbyss: Brother Perfect.

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* TheObiWan: Brother Perfect. He sets up Ord for his [[spoiler: quest to save the peace]], is extremely powerful, and departs for Andromeda once he believes Ord is ready.
* TimeAbyss: Brother Perfect.Perfect; he is at least ten million years old.





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\nAfter the revelation that Ord has escaped from the Chamberlain Estate, stolen [[spoiler: Alice's talents from a secure holding facility, then attacked a Nuyen Family member]], the Nuyen Family [[spoiler: brands Ord as a traitor, and begins to systematically disband and hunt down all Chamberlains and the other families who participated in the Core experiments, then assumes control of Council]]. The Galactic Core explosion continues to radiate out, and a steady stream of the wealthiest beings in the galaxy are pouring towards Earth, as refugees. Outright war is consuming the Coreward worlds, with billions upon billions of citizens dying and hundreds of planets being destroyed in fanatical wars over ideology and resources. Fanatical paranoia on Earth has citizens being tracked by AIs and informants, all to determine if Ord is infiltrating Earth to rescue Alice.

Meanwhile, Ord is [[spoiler: using his stolen talents to stave of war as much as he possibly can]], using light touches of power to cause alliances to collapse on themselves.

* BigBad: The Nuyen Great Family.
* DirtyCoward: Xo Nuyen
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