History Literature / TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls

13th Oct '17 5:04:00 PM Gosicrystal
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* GenreBlind / GenreSavvy: Richard is both, simultaneously. He names the real killer -- and outlines exactly how it was accomplished -- early on in the book, while dismissing that as the kind of [[TakeThatMe lazy plot he would use in one of his his own novels]].

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* GenreBlind / GenreSavvy: GenreBlind: Richard is both, both this and GenreSavvy, simultaneously. He names the real killer -- and outlines exactly how it was accomplished -- early on in the book, while dismissing that as the kind of [[TakeThatMe lazy plot he would use in one of his his own novels]].
13th Sep '17 12:36:01 PM Fighteer
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** ''The Rolling Stones'' and a meta-fictional example (Gwen is Hazel from this story and ''The Moon is a Harsh Mistress'') in a character from Gwen's television serial.

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** ''The Rolling Stones'' ''Literature/TheRollingStones'' and a meta-fictional example (Gwen is Hazel from this story and ''The Moon is a Harsh Mistress'') in a character from Gwen's television serial.
14th Jul '17 6:40:25 AM StFan
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* GenreBlind / GenreSavvy: Richard is both, simultaneously. He names the real killer--and outlines exactly how it was accomplished--early on in the book, while dismissing that as the kind of [[TakeThatMe lazy plot he would use in one of his his own novels]].

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* GenreBlind / GenreSavvy: Richard is both, simultaneously. He names the real killer--and killer -- and outlines exactly how it was accomplished--early accomplished -- early on in the book, while dismissing that as the kind of [[TakeThatMe lazy plot he would use in one of his his own novels]].



* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: A rather involved discussion takes place regarding the cultural ramifications of the spelling and pronunciation of the name Tolliver/Talliafero. It turns out to be a RedHerring anyway.

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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: A rather involved discussion takes place regarding the cultural ramifications of the spelling and pronunciation of the name Tolliver/Talliafero. It turns out to be a RedHerring anyway.



* LeftHanging: Some of the characters at the end. This is in part to expand on the concept of characters being written by an eternal and possibly ambivalent Author.
** Subverted in that [[spoiler:Gretchen is pregnant with Richard's child and he hasn't had sex with her... ''yet.'' So we know he survives.]]

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* LeftHanging: Some of the characters at the end. This is in part to expand on the concept of characters being written by an eternal and possibly ambivalent Author.
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Author. Subverted in that [[spoiler:Gretchen is pregnant with Richard's child and he hasn't had sex with her... ''yet.'' So we know he survives.]]
2nd Jun '17 1:01:29 AM PaulA
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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: {{Discussed|Trope}} and {{Deconstructed|Trope}} -- Lazarus' team attempted to assassinate Hitler a few times, but every attempt made things worse in ForWantOfANail fashion. One such timeline [[Literature/FarnhamsFreehold ended in nuclear Armageddon]] and another resulted in [[Literature/RevoltIn2100 the U.S. becoming a fundamentalist theocracy]].

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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: {{Discussed|Trope}} and {{Deconstructed|Trope}} -- Lazarus' team attempted to assassinate Hitler a few times, but every attempt made things worse in ForWantOfANail fashion. One such timeline [[Literature/FarnhamsFreehold ended in nuclear Armageddon]] and another resulted in [[Literature/RevoltIn2100 [[Literature/IfThisGoesOn the U.S. becoming a fundamentalist theocracy]].
16th Apr '17 9:35:04 AM nombretomado
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* OneNationUnderCopyright: The Golden Rule space station is run by the Golden Rule Corporation. The Manager is the one and only law, and if you don't pay your air tax, you get ThrownOutTheAirlock... [[SoylentGreen or worse]].

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* OneNationUnderCopyright: The Golden Rule space station is run by the Golden Rule Corporation. The Manager is the one and only law, and if you don't pay your air tax, you get ThrownOutTheAirlock... [[SoylentGreen [[HumanResources or worse]].
16th Dec '15 10:15:33 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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[[caption-width-right:163:A monarch’s neck should always have a noose around it—it keeps him upright.]]
8th Nov '15 1:23:49 AM Tdarcos
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Set initially in the same universe as ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'', ''The Cat Who Walks Through Walls'' is one of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's later works. It features yet another soldier-of-fortune in the character of Richard Ames, a retired colonel who begins the story living on a cushy space station. His easy life is quickly upended when he marries Gwen Novak, who is secretly a Time Agent, and on a mission to save the universe. Richard and Gwen are chased across the galaxy by unknown enemies, and eventually take refuge in a multiverse paradise, populated by many familiar characters from other Heinlein books, including [[Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand Jubal Harshaw]] and the ubiquitous [[AuthorAvatar Lazarus Long]], the latter of whom tries to recruit Richard into his TimePolice. Lazarus' ultimate goal is to rescue Mycroft Holmes, a dormant supercomputer with the power to perfectly predict the consequences of time manipulations.

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Set initially in the same universe as ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'', ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' and ''Literature/TheRollingStones'', ''The Cat Who Walks Through Walls'' is one of Creator/RobertAHeinlein's later works. It features yet another soldier-of-fortune in the character of Richard Ames, a retired colonel who begins the story living on a cushy space station. His easy life is quickly upended when he marries Gwen Novak, who is secretly a Time Agent, and on a mission to save the universe. Richard and Gwen are chased across the galaxy by unknown enemies, and eventually take refuge in a multiverse paradise, populated by many familiar characters from other Heinlein books, including [[Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand Jubal Harshaw]] and the ubiquitous [[AuthorAvatar Lazarus Long]], the latter of whom tries to recruit Richard into his TimePolice. Lazarus' ultimate goal is to rescue Mycroft Holmes, a dormant supercomputer with the power to perfectly predict the consequences of time manipulations.
14th Jun '15 10:56:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: {{Discussed|Trope}} and {{Deconstructed|Trope}} -- Lazarus' team attempted to assassinate Hitler a few times, but every attempt made things worse in ForWantOfANail fashion. One such timeline [[FarnhamsFreehold ended in nuclear Armageddon]] and another resulted in [[RevoltIn2100 the U.S. becoming a fundamentalist theocracy]].

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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: {{Discussed|Trope}} and {{Deconstructed|Trope}} -- Lazarus' team attempted to assassinate Hitler a few times, but every attempt made things worse in ForWantOfANail fashion. One such timeline [[FarnhamsFreehold [[Literature/FarnhamsFreehold ended in nuclear Armageddon]] and another resulted in [[RevoltIn2100 [[Literature/RevoltIn2100 the U.S. becoming a fundamentalist theocracy]].
6th May '15 2:12:48 AM KeithTyler
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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: {{Discussed|Trope}} and {{Deconstructed|Trope}} -- Lazarus' team attempted to assassinate Hitler a few times, but every attempt made things worse in ForWantOfANail fashion. One such timeline ended in nuclear Armageddon and another resulted in the U.S. becoming a fundamentalist theocracy.

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* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: {{Discussed|Trope}} and {{Deconstructed|Trope}} -- Lazarus' team attempted to assassinate Hitler a few times, but every attempt made things worse in ForWantOfANail fashion. One such timeline [[FarnhamsFreehold ended in nuclear Armageddon Armageddon]] and another resulted in [[RevoltIn2100 the U.S. becoming a fundamentalist theocracy.theocracy]].
13th Nov '14 9:18:02 AM chuckg
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* RetGone: One of the members of Lazarus' TimePolice force is a Lensman. After he [[spoiler:shoots Richard]] in a fit of anger, they arrange to have him removed from existence. The effect is described as like seeing him rubbed out by an invisible eraser, followed immediately by the mortal wound that he inflicted vanishing.

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* RetGone: One of the members of Lazarus' TimePolice force is a Lensman. After he [[spoiler:shoots Richard]] in a fit of anger, and so they arrange to have him removed from existence. The effect is described as like seeing him rubbed out by an invisible eraser, followed immediately by the mortal wound that he inflicted vanishing.
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