History Literature / TheClone

27th Jan '16 8:30:29 PM GrammarNavi
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''The Clone: A Science Fiction Novel'' was a [[TheSixties 1965]] science fiction/horror novel written by Theodore L. Thomas and Kate Wilhelm. It is based on an earlier short story of Thomas' by the same name. The year it was published, it was nominated for a NebulaAward, but lost to Frank Herbert's ''Literature/{{Dune}}''.

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''The Clone: A Science Fiction Novel'' was a [[TheSixties 1965]] science fiction/horror novel written by Theodore L. Thomas and Kate Wilhelm. It is based on an earlier short story of Thomas' by the same name. The year it was published, it was nominated for a NebulaAward, UsefulNotes/NebulaAward, but lost to Frank Herbert's ''Literature/{{Dune}}''.
26th Feb '15 9:43:54 PM JasonJD48
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''The Clone: A Science Fiction Novel'' was a [[TheSixties 1965]] science fiction/horror novel written by Theodore L. Thomas and Kate Wilhelm. It is based on an earlier short story of Thomas' by the same name. The year it was published, it was nominated for a NebulaAward, but lost to Frank Herbert's ''{{Dune}}''.

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''The Clone: A Science Fiction Novel'' was a [[TheSixties 1965]] science fiction/horror novel written by Theodore L. Thomas and Kate Wilhelm. It is based on an earlier short story of Thomas' by the same name. The year it was published, it was nominated for a NebulaAward, but lost to Frank Herbert's ''{{Dune}}''.
''Literature/{{Dune}}''.
15th Feb '15 10:52:06 PM Kooshmeister
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* GreyGoo: The clone has some elements of this.
2nd Dec '14 7:46:00 AM Kooshmeister
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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Mark does a lot of stuff that an ordinary pathologist wouldn't do. In several scenes, he rubs elbows with city officials, directs rescue efforts and even personally leads a team of divers into the flooded subway to fight the clone, long after his particular profession has ceased to matter to the plot. Basically, whatever needs doing, he and pal Harry are usually the ones doing it.

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Mark does a lot of stuff that an ordinary pathologist wouldn't do. In several scenes, he rubs elbows with city officials, directs rescue efforts and even personally leads a team of divers into the flooded subway to fight the clone, clone - all long after his particular profession has ceased to matter to the plot. Basically, whatever needs doing, he and pal Harry are usually the ones doing it.
2nd Dec '14 7:45:29 AM Kooshmeister
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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Mark does a lot of stuff that an ordinary pathologist wouldn't do, long after his particular profession has ceased to matter to the plot.

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Mark does a lot of stuff that an ordinary pathologist wouldn't do, do. In several scenes, he rubs elbows with city officials, directs rescue efforts and even personally leads a team of divers into the flooded subway to fight the clone, long after his particular profession has ceased to matter to the plot.plot. Basically, whatever needs doing, he and pal Harry are usually the ones doing it.
2nd Dec '14 7:43:57 AM Kooshmeister
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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Mark does a lot of stuff that an ordinary pathologist wouldn't do, long after his particular profession has ceased to matter to the plot.
15th Nov '14 4:56:04 PM Kooshmeister
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Thomas and Wilhelm's definition of "clone" is a little vague and uses an older if technically correct meaning, quoted above. The creature ''was'' sort of "cloned" from dead hamburger meat, and ''does'' sort of "clone" itself by turning its victims into more of its own tissue, however this is far and away from the more popular concept wherein a clone is understood to be just an exact duplicate of an individual.
4th Sep '14 9:18:44 AM Kooshmeister
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* BodyHorror: The clone turning people's flesh into its own tissue. Although the process is painless, the victims are alive and aware of what is happening to them the entire time, up until the absorption reaches a major organ such as the heart of the brain, causing them understandable fear and distress.

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* BodyHorror: The clone turning people's flesh into its own tissue. Although the process is painless, the victims are alive and aware of what is happening to them the entire time, up until the absorption reaches a major organ such as the heart of or the brain, causing them understandable fear and distress.
4th Sep '14 9:17:35 AM Kooshmeister
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* BodyHorror: The intern's death has some shades of this.

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* BodyHorror: The intern's death has some shades clone turning people's flesh into its own tissue. Although the process is painless, the victims are alive and aware of this.what is happening to them the entire time, up until the absorption reaches a major organ such as the heart of the brain, causing them understandable fear and distress.
4th Sep '14 9:09:15 AM Kooshmeister
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** Subverted in a cruelly ironic way later in the novel. [[spoiler:Chuck Danton]] gets absorbed headfirst. His companions pull him free, and his head comes off, halting the absorption at the neck and leaving the rest of his body intact, but for obvious reasons he still dies.
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