History Literature / TheChrysalids

6th Dec '16 12:41:00 AM JustTroper
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* ExtraDigits: Sophie's six toes.
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.
29th Sep '16 12:33:26 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.

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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.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.
29th Sep '16 12:29:24 PM Shoebox
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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Uncle Axel cites this as the reason why Anne's relationship with a 'normal' man poses an overwhelming threat to the safety of the group as a whole; out of guilt or self-abasement or some other passion, eventually she ''will'' feel the need to confess all.
* MarketBasedTitle: The US version of the novel was titled ''Re-Birth'', presumably because of fears that Americans wouldn't 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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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Uncle Axel cites this as the reason why Anne's relationship with a 'normal' man poses an overwhelming threat to the safety of the group as a whole; whether out of guilt or self-abasement or some other passion, eventually she ''will'' feel the need to confess all.
* MarketBasedTitle: The US version of the novel was titled ''Re-Birth'', presumably because of fears that Americans wouldn't 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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* MercyKill: Given that they've just "overheard" the brutal torture of their fellow female telepaths, this is what Michael and David agree will happen to Petra and Rosalind if the trio are caught by the same authorities.

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* MercyKill: Given that they've just "overheard" the brutal torture of their fellow female telepaths, this is what Michael and David agree will happen to Petra and Rosalind at David's hand, if the trio are about to be caught by the same authorities.
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.
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