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17th Sep '16 7:47:22 AM Exxolon
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18th Jul '15 6:10:26 AM Prfnoff
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* ColonizedSolarSystem: Mars is terraformed and colonized by Earth. Due to the YearOutsideHourInside premise, the Martian colony becomes technologically advanced enough to develop interstellar travel (of a sort) and longevity treatments within the lifetime of the protagonists.
7th Dec '14 5:25:22 PM Kalaong
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* BenevolentAlienInvasion: [[spoiler:Not an invasion, but "The Hypotheticals" planted the spin membrane to ''protect'' the people on Earth (and later Mars)]]
* BigDumbObject: The Archway, a gargantuan arch [[spoiler:later discovered to be a full circle, just halfway embedded into the Earth]] stretching across the Indian Ocean and reaching out of the atmosphere. Near the end of ''Spin'' it's discrovered that the Archway is [[spoiler:a gateway to an earth-like planet, light years away, intended for humanity to colonize and expand into]].

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* BenevolentAlienInvasion: [[spoiler:Not an invasion, but "The Hypotheticals" planted the wrap Earth (and later Mars) in spin membrane membranes to ''protect'' their indigenous civilizations from societal collapse long enough for the people on Earth (and later Mars)]]
Archways to arrive, as they lack any other form of faster than light travel.]]
* BigDumbObject: The Archway, a gargantuan arch [[spoiler:later discovered to be a full circle, just halfway embedded into the Earth]] stretching across the Indian Ocean and reaching out of the atmosphere. Near the end of ''Spin'' it's discrovered discovered that the Archway is [[spoiler:a gateway to an earth-like planet, light years away, intended for humanity to colonize and expand into]].
4th Oct '13 1:26:20 PM Matchstick
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!!This novel provides examples of:

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!!This novel provides !!''Spin'' contains examples of:of:


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9th Aug '13 11:21:08 AM Shnakepup
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''Spin'' is a sci-fi trilogy by RobertCharlesWilson, featuring the novels ''Spin'', ''Axis'', and ''Vortex''.

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''Spin'' is a sci-fi trilogy by RobertCharlesWilson, Creator/RobertCharlesWilson, featuring the novels ''Spin'', ''Axis'', and ''Vortex''.
14th Nov '12 11:39:59 AM StFan
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: The twins, Jason and Diane, take two different paths in life. Jason becomes an influential genius scientist, working to decrypt the mysteries of the Spin and possibly save the world. Diane, on the other hand, turns to religion and goes off the deep end, eventually ending up in a cult in the middle of desert in Arizona, playing subservient housewife to her PerpetualSmiler {{Wide-Eyed Idealist}} husband. A husband who later lets Diane nearly die after she contracts a serious illness because he thinks the [[TooDumbToLive rapture will be happening soon and there's no point]] in [[{{Jerkass}} getting her any sort of treatment]].

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: The twins, Jason and Diane, take two different paths in life. Jason becomes an influential genius scientist, working to decrypt the mysteries of the Spin and possibly save the world. Diane, on the other hand, turns to religion and goes off the deep end, eventually ending up in a cult in the middle of desert in Arizona, playing subservient housewife to her PerpetualSmiler {{Wide-Eyed Idealist}} WideEyedIdealist husband. A husband who later lets Diane nearly die after she contracts a serious illness because he thinks the [[TooDumbToLive rapture will be happening soon and there's no point]] in [[{{Jerkass}} getting her any sort of treatment]].
17th Oct '12 11:55:20 AM ChronoLegion
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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:Isaac]] does this at the end of ''Vortex''. However, it's done in an alternate timeline, as [[spoiler:Isaac's original universe has already died]].
16th Oct '12 6:37:51 AM ChronoLegion
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: As [[spoiler:the last humans leave or die out on Earth and Mars]], the Hypotheticals [[spoiler:shut off the Arches leading to these planets and, eventually, shut off the Spin membrane and destroy the Arches after studying human ruins]].
16th Oct '12 6:35:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Humanity and other races "upload" themselves to the Hypothetical network in order to survive the end of the universe. They somehow manage to make it to the multiverse layer, where many older races already live in a disembodied state]].
16th Oct '12 6:33:42 AM ChronoLegion
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** Also happens at the end of ''Vortex'' when [[spoiler:Isaac goes on his time-dilated flight through space and witnesses the end of the universe]].
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