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9th Dec '16 6:26:10 AM CaptEquinox
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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Free love will give you Martian superpowers, apparently.

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* SpaceWhaleAesop: Free love will give you Martian superpowers, apparently. That's not really how it works in the book, but many readers, dazed by all those descriptions of perfect-bodied "willing tarts" with their clothes vanishing, etc., may have misunderstood.



* StageMagician: Michael uses his powers to this end at one point in the novel with Jill as his "lovely assistant". His act, despite being genuinely magical, falls totally flat because he does not understand humor and showmanship yet.

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* StageMagician: Michael uses his powers to this end at one point in the novel with Jill as his "lovely assistant". His act, despite being genuinely magical, falls totally flat because he does not fully understand humor and showmanship yet.



* TrueCompanions: This is the bond between water brothers. They don't lie to each other, they share all things equally, and they are loyal to one another no matter what.

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* TrueCompanions: This is the bond between water brothers. They don't lie to each other, they share all things equally, and they are completely loyal and responsible to one another no matter what.
27th Jul '16 12:26:08 PM Fighteer
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* [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody The Body is a Plaything of The Mind]]: Michael has the power to alter his physical characteristics just by willing them to change in whatever fashion he wishes (although the process takes some time). Once he begins teaching Martian to other humans, they gain this ability as well.
** Another example is Patricia Paiwonski, who was applying this ability subconsciously before she met Michael. This leads to her becoming one of the most accomplished adepts in Michael's Church of All Worlds.
10th Jul '16 10:37:52 PM StrixObscuro
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Sadly, subsequent exploration of the Red Planet has shown it to be far less hospitable to life than Heinlein imagined/hoped. Also, most of today's astronomers reject the theory that the asteroid belt is the remnants of a former planet.
9th May '15 9:36:36 AM Daethalion
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** Nymphs (juveniles, who are all female and become male after fertilization) are like fat furry spheres.

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** Nymphs (juveniles, who are all female and become male after fertilization) are like fat furry spheres. spheres.
* [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody The Body is a Plaything of The Mind]]: Michael has the power to alter his physical characteristics just by willing them to change in whatever fashion he wishes (although the process takes some time). Once he begins teaching Martian to other humans, they gain this ability as well.
** Another example is Patricia Paiwonski, who was applying this ability subconsciously before she met Michael. This leads to her becoming one of the most accomplished adepts in Michael's Church of All Worlds.
12th Feb '15 7:49:20 AM gallium
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* {{Commune}}: "The nest", the free-love nudist Church of All Worlds commune that Mike founds and lives in with his friends.
30th Dec '14 1:42:55 PM SolipSchism
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* MoreThanThreeDimensions: Used as a significant plot point. Michael Smith, a human born on Mars and raised by Martians, has the ability to send objects to an unknown fourth dimension that is "ninety degrees away from everything else". He disappears two government {{Mooks}} by sending them to this mysterious dimension. Later, when he establishes a new religion with a FreeLoveFuture as one of its central tenets, he uses as part of his show a little stunt in which he makes people's clothes disappear, sent to the fourth dimension.
4th Dec '14 6:26:51 AM Fighteer
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** [[FridgeLogic And he seriously thinks that would work?]]
4th Dec '14 1:16:21 AM WeirdKev27
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** [[FridgewLogic And he seriously thinks that would work?]]

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** [[FridgewLogic [[FridgeLogic And he seriously thinks that would work?]]
4th Dec '14 1:16:14 AM WeirdKev27
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** [[FridgewLogic And he seriously thinks that would work?]]
11th Nov '14 3:38:47 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* {{Zeerust}}: Tape recorders and typewriters are not in common use anymore, and Heinlein's use of miniaturized nuclear reactors instead of rechargeable batteries comes across as...quaint.

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* {{Zeerust}}: Tape recorders and typewriters are not in common use anymore, and Heinlein's use of miniaturized nuclear reactors instead of rechargeable batteries comes across as...as quaint.
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