History Literature / TheChrysalids

22nd Mar '17 7:54:30 PM Shoebox
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Against this backdrop, our narrator, Joseph's son David, discovers along with several other children that they have a mutation that is not visible to the naked eye: they are able to communicate with each other by means of telepathy, or "thought-shapes". The story centers first on their efforts to conceal this ability, then their struggle to define it against what they and others understand as the Norm...

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Against this backdrop, backdrop our narrator, Joseph's son David, discovers along with several other children that they have a mutation that is not visible to the naked eye: they are able to communicate with each other by means of telepathy, or "thought-shapes". The story centers first on their efforts to conceal this ability, then their struggle to define it against what they and others understand as the Norm...
22nd Mar '17 7:53:44 PM Shoebox
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Against this backdrop, our narrator, Joseph's son, David Strorm, along with several other children, discover that they have a mutation that is not visible to the naked eye: they are able to communicate with each other by means of telepathy, or "thought-shapes". The story centers first on their efforts to conceal this ability, then their struggle to define it against what they and others understand as the Norm...

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Against this backdrop, our narrator, Joseph's son, David Strorm, son David, discovers along with several other children, discover children that they have a mutation that is not visible to the naked eye: they are able to communicate with each other by means of telepathy, or "thought-shapes". The story centers first on their efforts to conceal this ability, then their struggle to define it against what they and others understand as the Norm...
22nd Mar '17 7:06:43 AM Malady
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Against this backdrop, Joseph's son and our narrator David Strorm, along with several other children, discovers that they have a mutation that is not visible to the naked eye: they are able to communicate with each other by means of telepathy, or "thought-shapes". The story centers first on their efforts to conceal this ability, then their struggle to define it against what they and others understand as the Norm...

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Against this backdrop, our narrator, Joseph's son and our narrator son, David Strorm, along with several other children, discovers discover that they have a mutation that is not visible to the naked eye: they are able to communicate with each other by means of telepathy, or "thought-shapes". The story centers first on their efforts to conceal this ability, then their struggle to define it against what they and others understand as the Norm...



* OneWordTitle: The usual title is ''The Chrysalids'', but it has also been called "Re-Birth" or "Rebirth" in other editions.



* {{Technophobia}}: The remaining human population in ''Literature/TheChrysalids'', which is basically a PostApocalyptic version of the Amish, living in some of the few places hospitable to human habitation, albeit very pre-industrial.

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* {{Technophobia}}: The remaining human population in ''Literature/TheChrysalids'', which is population, who are basically a PostApocalyptic version of the Amish, living in some of the few places hospitable to human habitation, albeit very pre-industrial.


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* TheTheTitle: The usual title is ''The Chrysalids'', but it has also been called "Re-Birth" or "Rebirth" in other editions.
17th Mar '17 8:26:49 PM Theriocephalus
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* AnyoneCanDie: Well, anyone in the supporting cast at least. There are ten telepaths at the story's outset and only the five with major roles -- David, Rosalind, Petra, Rachel and Michael -- survive to the end. Likewise several others close to David are killed or otherwise disappear.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Well, anyone in the supporting cast at least. There are ten telepaths at the story's outset and only the [[spoiler:the five with major roles roles]] -- David, [[spoiler:David, Rosalind, Petra, Rachel and Michael Michael]] -- survive to the end. Likewise several others close to David are killed or otherwise disappear.
9th Feb '17 1:27:33 PM morenohijazo
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* TheChosenOne: Petra is basically this to the Sealand community.



* {{Technophobia}}: The remaining human population in ''Literature/TheChrysalids'', which is basically a PostApocalyptic version of the Amish, living in some of the few places hospitable to human habitation, albeit very pre-industrial.



* TheChosenOne: Petra is basically this to the Sealand community.
21st Jan '17 2:00:46 AM GMantis
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* DaysOfFuturePast: Future Labrador is essentially a post-apocalyptic twist on the rural villages Wyndham and his initial readers would've grown up remembering, complete with EternalEnglish, distinctively British given names and Caucasian MonochromeCasting (handily demonstrating why his books are sometimes dubbed {{Cosy Catastrophe}}s).

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* DaysOfFuturePast: Future Labrador is essentially a post-apocalyptic twist on the rural villages Wyndham and his initial readers would've grown up remembering, complete with EternalEnglish, distinctively British given names and Caucasian MonochromeCasting (handily demonstrating why his books are sometimes dubbed {{Cosy Catastrophe}}s).MonochromeCasting.
1st Jan '17 7:10:43 PM Shoebox
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* MonochromeCasting: Rather oddly given the location, there's no indication of Inuit or other ethnic diversity in Waknuk. Black skin is called out as a particularly strange deviation found only among more southerly (probably remnants of the Caribbean) peoples... which raises [[FridgeHorror some uncomfortable possibilities]] re: what might've happened to any previous minorities of colour in the area, at the hands of the majority Caucasian population.

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* MonochromeCasting: Rather oddly given the location, there's no indication of Inuit or other ethnic diversity in Waknuk. Black skin is called out as a particularly strange deviation found only among more southerly (probably remnants of the Caribbean) peoples... which raises [[FridgeHorror some uncomfortable possibilities]] re: what might've happened to any previous minorities of colour in the Labrador area, at the hands of the majority Caucasian population.
6th Dec '16 12:41:00 AM JustTroper
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29th Sep '16 12:35:40 PM Shoebox
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* MonochromeCasting: Rather oddly given the location, there's no indication of Inuit or other ethnic diversity in Waknuk. Black skin is called out as a particularly strange deviation found only among more southerly (probably remnants of the Caribbean) peoples... which raises [[FridgeHorror some uncomfortable possibilities]] re: what might've happened to any minorities of colour in Waknuk, at the hands of the majority Caucasian population.

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* MonochromeCasting: Rather oddly given the location, there's no indication of Inuit or other ethnic diversity in Waknuk. Black skin is called out as a particularly strange deviation found only among more southerly (probably remnants of the Caribbean) peoples... which raises [[FridgeHorror some uncomfortable possibilities]] re: what might've happened to any previous minorities of colour in Waknuk, the area, at the hands of the majority Caucasian population.
29th Sep '16 12:34:33 PM Shoebox
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* MonochromeCasting: Rather oddly given the location, there's no indication of Inuit or other ethnic diversity in Waknuk. Black skin is called out as a particularly strange deviation found only among more southerly (probably remnants of the Caribbean) peoples... leading to [[FridgeHorror some uncomfortable possibilities]] re: what might've happened to any minorities of colour in Waknuk, at the hands of the majority Caucasian population.

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* MonochromeCasting: Rather oddly given the location, there's no indication of Inuit or other ethnic diversity in Waknuk. Black skin is called out as a particularly strange deviation found only among more southerly (probably remnants of the Caribbean) peoples... leading to which raises [[FridgeHorror some uncomfortable possibilities]] re: what might've happened to any minorities of colour in Waknuk, at the hands of the majority Caucasian population.



* OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes: Played with, given that current Labrador society has only the vaguest idea of technology (they do keep a basic steam engine around just as a sort of museum curiosity, apparently either unaware of or uninterested in how it could be used). It's suggested the 'Old People' had superhuman intelligence, the power to move mountains at a whim, and could even fly. A companion rumor, first mentioned by Uncle Axel, holds that they could also communicate with each other over long distances -- just like David & company.

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* OurAncestorsAreSuperheroes: Played with, given that current Labrador society has only the vaguest idea of technology (they do keep a basic steam engine around just as a sort of museum curiosity, being apparently either unaware of or totally uninterested in how it could be used). It's suggested the 'Old People' had superhuman intelligence, the power to move mountains at a whim, and could even fly. A companion rumor, first mentioned by Uncle Axel, holds that they could also communicate with each other over long distances -- just like David & company.
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