History Literature / TechnicHistory

11th Jun '16 9:17:54 AM PaulA
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: "The Star Plunderer" features the founding of the empire -- told by the narrator whose girlfriend left him to become empress. In "The Rebel Worlds" Dominic Flandry falls very deeply in love with Kathryn MacCormac, the wife of the rebel Admiral Hugh MacCormac, and for once in his relations with women does not want a passing affair but a lifetime together - but though far from indifferent to Flandry's charms, she remains loyal to her husband and finally goes off to share the failed rebel's exile far outside the Empire, leaving Flandry heartbroken. Accidentally or not, in both of these Anderson works the name of the forever lost girl is Kathryn.

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"The Star Plunderer" features the founding of the empire -- told by the narrator whose girlfriend left him to become empress. empress.
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In "The Rebel Worlds" Dominic Flandry falls very deeply in love with Kathryn MacCormac, [=MacCormac=], the wife of the rebel Admiral Hugh MacCormac, [=MacCormac=], and for once in his relations with women does not want a passing affair but a lifetime together - -- but though far from indifferent to Flandry's charms, she remains loyal to her husband and finally goes off to share the failed rebel's exile far outside the Empire, leaving Flandry heartbroken. Accidentally or not, in both of these Anderson works the name of the forever lost girl is Kathryn.
26th Jun '15 1:12:12 PM StFan
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* ShoutOut: A Terran bureaucrat quotes the "old Terran saying"(from StarshipTroopers of course) about two smart tough races(meaning Humans and Ythrians) wanting the same real estate.

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* ShoutOut: A Terran bureaucrat quotes the "old Terran saying"(from StarshipTroopers saying" (from ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' of course) about two smart tough races(meaning races (meaning Humans and Ythrians) wanting the same real estate.
11th Apr '15 7:56:09 PM Goldfritha
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* TheCavalry: Saves Falkayn in ''Three-Cornered Wheel.''


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* TheCasanova: Flandry. Generally loses the girl when she realizes he's not going to be able of anything permenant.


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* PostVictoryCollapse: Falkayn in ''Three-Cornered Wheel.''
10th Mar '15 8:13:56 PM jormis29
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** In ''Day of their Return'' a visiting Meresian emisary observes this to the Imperial representative. When he responds,"I am not a man of war", the Meresian says that that only means he is not fond of ''physical'' violence, but that his [[DoYouWantToHaggle tough negotiations]] prove that he has quite [[WorthyOpponent laudable competitive instincts.]] He then [[KlingonsLoveShakespeare goes into]] a discourse on warlike passages from HinduMythology.

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** In ''Day of their Return'' a visiting Meresian emisary observes this to the Imperial representative. When he responds,"I am not a man of war", the Meresian says that that only means he is not fond of ''physical'' violence, but that his [[DoYouWantToHaggle tough negotiations]] prove that he has quite [[WorthyOpponent laudable competitive instincts.]] He then [[KlingonsLoveShakespeare goes into]] a discourse on warlike passages from HinduMythology.Myth/HinduMythology.
10th Mar '15 7:40:03 PM jormis29
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** In a diplomatic visit, a Meresian tells a Terran how much he loves HinduMythology. Especially the [[ProudWarriorRace bloodier parts]], naturally.

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** In a diplomatic visit, a Meresian tells a Terran how much he loves HinduMythology.Myth/HinduMythology. Especially the [[ProudWarriorRace bloodier parts]], naturally.
26th Feb '15 10:19:47 PM Agemegos
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* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: One of the Dominic Flandry stories ended with Flandry successfully killing a Merseian agent - a giant aquatic minster able to smash a human with one blow, who was also a very intelligent and capable schemer - who'd been stirring up rebellion on a Terran world. Then Flandry wondered if the agent had some children who couldn't understand why their father hadn't come home.

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* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: One of the Dominic Flandry stories ended with Flandry successfully killing a Merseian agent - a giant aquatic minster monster able to smash a human with one blow, who was also a very intelligent and capable schemer - who'd been stirring up rebellion on a Terran world. Then Flandry wondered if the agent had some children who couldn't understand why their father hadn't come home.
26th Feb '15 10:17:16 PM Agemegos
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* BirdPeople: Ythrians, which are a carniverous eaglelike race. The author considered them a puzzle in how to make a winged creature capable of carrying a sentient brain and came of with the solution of an organ which pumps oxygen into their wings. Ythrians are often [[WarriorPoet Warrior Poets]] who talk much of HonorBeforeReason(deathpride in their tongue). They live in a tribal society which governs it's affairs with a loose judicial system similar to Medieval Iceland, and they are obsessed with territory because of the needs of hunting. They divide up the planet Avalon with the human colonists; the Ythrians usually getting the heights and the humans the valleys.

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* BirdPeople: Ythrians, which are a carniverous carnivorous eaglelike race. The author considered them a puzzle in how to make a winged creature capable of carrying a sentient brain and came of with the solution of an organ which pumps oxygen into their wings. Ythrians are often [[WarriorPoet Warrior Poets]] who talk much of HonorBeforeReason(deathpride in their tongue). They live in a tribal society which governs it's affairs with a loose judicial system similar to Medieval Iceland, and they are obsessed with territory because of the needs of hunting. They divide up the planet Avalon with the human colonists; the Ythrians usually getting the heights and the humans the valleys.
26th Feb '15 9:18:48 PM JasonJD48
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* SpiritualAntithesis: ''Day of their Return'' is in some ways an antithesis of {{Dune}}. The hero lives on a provincial semi-arid planet, flees from political troubles and spends time among a series of people. He is told he is chosen to lead a holy war. But instead he discovers this to be a fraud because the the Meresians had hoped to [[ManipulativeBastard exploit]] his world's spiritual enthusiasm. In revulsion he [[KnowWhenToFoldEm surrenders to the Empire]]. And becomes a peacemaker.

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* SpiritualAntithesis: ''Day of their Return'' is in some ways an antithesis of {{Dune}}.Franchise/{{Dune}}. The hero lives on a provincial semi-arid planet, flees from political troubles and spends time among a series of people. He is told he is chosen to lead a holy war. But instead he discovers this to be a fraud because the the Meresians had hoped to [[ManipulativeBastard exploit]] his world's spiritual enthusiasm. In revulsion he [[KnowWhenToFoldEm surrenders to the Empire]]. And becomes a peacemaker.
9th Feb '15 9:14:51 PM jastay3
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** Avalon. Avalon is like Medieval Iceland, being founded by human dissidents who wanted to get away from government and Ythrians who always had a low government level anyway. Ythrian laws are rather like Iceland; Humans have a more conventional [[TheRepublic Republic]]. Also Avalonians have a poetic culture though it has a different flavor then that of the saga writers.

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** Avalon. Avalon is like Medieval Iceland, being founded by human dissidents who wanted to get away from government and Ythrians who always had a low government level anyway. Ythrian laws are rather like Iceland; Humans have a more conventional [[TheRepublic Republic]]. Also Avalonians have a poetic culture though it has a different flavor then that of the saga writers.
9th Feb '15 9:14:25 PM jastay3
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** Downplayed in Avalon. Avalon is like Medieval Iceland, being founded by human dissidents who wanted to get away from government and Ythrians who always had a low government level anyway. Ythrian laws are rather like Iceland; Humans have a more conventional [[TheRepublic Republic]]. Also Avalonians have a poetic culture though it has a different flavor then that of the saga writers.

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** Downplayed in Avalon. Avalon is like Medieval Iceland, being founded by human dissidents who wanted to get away from government and Ythrians who always had a low government level anyway. Ythrian laws are rather like Iceland; Humans have a more conventional [[TheRepublic Republic]]. Also Avalonians have a poetic culture though it has a different flavor then that of the saga writers.
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