History Literature / TheChrysalids

16th Jan '16 3:00:41 AM Anddrix
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* MarketBasedTitle: The US version of the novel was titled ''Re-Birth'', presumably because of fears that Americans wouldn't [[ViewersAreMorons know what chrysalids are.]] To be perfectly fair, they're much more usually known as 'cocoons' in the States... but still.

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* MarketBasedTitle: The US version of the novel was titled ''Re-Birth'', presumably because of fears that Americans wouldn't [[ViewersAreMorons know what chrysalids are.]] are. To be perfectly fair, they're much more usually known as 'cocoons' in the States... but still.
13th Dec '15 7:04:20 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: Franchise/{{X-Men}} meets ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', though the book predates both.

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* XMeetsY: Franchise/{{X-Men}} Franchise/XMen meets ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'', though the book predates both.
17th Oct '15 10:39:21 AM Shoebox
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* MoralLuck: At the end of the book, the protagonists are trapped in a cave when TheCavalry show up, killing everyone else in the area. The bad news is, one of them is the protagonist's childhood friend Sophie, who is currently protecting him and his fellow fugitives. The good news is, the Sealanders' weapon ''doesn't'' kill her -- David explicitly sees her shot in battle just moments before they arrive. One wonders how the Sealand woman's speech about how 'necessary' their actions were would've gone over with David and co. had it involved Sophie's death in particular.

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* MoralLuck: At the end of the book, the protagonists our heroes are trapped in a cave when TheCavalry show up, killing everyone else in the area. The bad news is, one of them is the protagonist's childhood friend Sophie, who is currently protecting him and his fellow fugitives. The good news is, the Sealanders' weapon ''doesn't'' kill her -- David explicitly sees her shot in battle just moments before they arrive. One wonders how the Sealand woman's speech about how 'necessary' their actions were would've gone over with David and co. had it involved Sophie's death in particular.
17th Oct '15 10:38:24 AM Shoebox
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* MoralLuck: At the end of the book, the main character is trapped in a cave when TheCavalry show up, killing everyone else in the area. The bad news is, one of them is the protagonist's childhood friend Sophie, who is currently protecting him and his fellow fugitives. The good news is, the Sealanders' weapon ''doesn't'' kill her -- David explicitly sees her shot in battle just moments before they arrive. One wonders how the Sealand woman's speech about how 'necessary' their actions were would've gone over with David and co. had it involved Sophie's death in particular.

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* MoralLuck: At the end of the book, the main character is protagonists are trapped in a cave when TheCavalry show up, killing everyone else in the area. The bad news is, one of them is the protagonist's childhood friend Sophie, who is currently protecting him and his fellow fugitives. The good news is, the Sealanders' weapon ''doesn't'' kill her -- David explicitly sees her shot in battle just moments before they arrive. One wonders how the Sealand woman's speech about how 'necessary' their actions were would've gone over with David and co. had it involved Sophie's death in particular.
17th Oct '15 10:37:40 AM Shoebox
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* MoralLuck: At the end of the book, the main character is trapped in a cave when TheCavalry show up, killing everyone in the area. The bad news is, one of them is the protagonist's childhood friend Sophie, who is currently protecting him and his fellow fugitives. The good news is, the Sealanders' weapon ''doesn't'' kill her -- David explicitly sees her shot in battle just moments before they arrive. One wonders how the Sealand woman's speech about how 'necessary' their actions were would've gone over with David and co. had it involved Sophie's death in particular.

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* MoralLuck: At the end of the book, the main character is trapped in a cave when TheCavalry show up, killing everyone else in the area. The bad news is, one of them is the protagonist's childhood friend Sophie, who is currently protecting him and his fellow fugitives. The good news is, the Sealanders' weapon ''doesn't'' kill her -- David explicitly sees her shot in battle just moments before they arrive. One wonders how the Sealand woman's speech about how 'necessary' their actions were would've gone over with David and co. had it involved Sophie's death in particular.
16th Oct '15 9:31:54 AM Black_Diesel
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23rd Mar '15 7:34:37 PM Shoebox
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In this theology born of ignorance and fear, any radiation-bred mutant -- no matter how slightly abnormal -- is interpreted as either a Deviation (plants, animals) or, more horribly still, a Blasphemy: a human-shaped but soulless mockery of God's perfection sent by Satan to lure Man off the faint and narrow path to righteousness. They all must be ruthlessly rooted out and destroyed lest they contaminate the purity of Godly society. In the case of the almost-humans, there is just enough mercy that they are merely sterilized and banished (usually at birth) to the wild country known as the Fringes, to survive or not as they can.

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In this theology born of ignorance and fear, any radiation-bred mutant -- no matter how slightly abnormal -- is interpreted as either a Deviation (plants, lower animals) or, more horribly still, a Blasphemy: a human-shaped but soulless mockery of God's perfection sent by Satan to lure Man off the faint and narrow path to righteousness. They all must be ruthlessly rooted out and destroyed lest they contaminate the purity of Godly society. In the case of the almost-humans, Blasphemies, there is just enough mercy that they are merely sterilized and banished (usually at birth) to the wild country known as the Fringes, to survive or not as they can.
13th Mar '15 4:13:55 AM Juicehead_Baby
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->"And any creature that shall seem to be human, but is not formed thus is not human. it is neither man nor woman. It is blasphemy against the true Image of God, and hateful in the sight of God."

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->"And any creature that shall seem to be human, but is not formed thus is not human. it It is neither man nor woman. It is blasphemy against the true Image of God, and hateful in the sight of God."
13th Mar '15 4:13:33 AM Juicehead_Baby
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->"And any creature that shall seem to be human, but is not formed thus is not human. it is neither man nor woman. It is blasphemy against the true Image of God, and hateful in the sight of God."
9th Mar '15 6:42:00 PM Juicehead_Baby
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The older Penguin editions feature a bizarre-looking mutant on the cover with green skin, no mouth and lobster claws for hands. None of the mutants in the book look anything close to this.


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* ILoveNuclearPower: Nuclear fallout can apparently give you PsychicPowers. To be fair, most of the other mutations that show up in the book are pretty realistic and many, like Sophie's extra toes are things that can occur naturally. In fact, it's entirely possible that so much time has passed since modern times that many "deviations" are a result of evolution simply taking its natural course.
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