History Literature / TheClone

28th Aug '17 8:42:16 PM Kooshmeister
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A monstrous entity is accidentally created when four different ingredients - [[LegoGenetics muriatric acid, trisodium phosphate, silica gel and hamburger meat]] - combine in a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} sewer catch basin. It starts as a microscopic organism but swiftly grows into a huge green blob which Thomas and Wilhelm insist on calling a "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord clone]]."

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A monstrous entity is accidentally created when four different ingredients - [[LegoGenetics muriatric acid, trisodium phosphate, silica gel and hamburger meat]] - combine in a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} sewer catch basin. It starts as a [[FromASingleCell microscopic organism organism]] but swiftly grows into a huge green blob which Thomas and Wilhelm insist on calling a "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord clone]]."
28th Aug '17 8:41:34 PM Kooshmeister
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* FromASingleCell: The clone begins its life in a sewer catch basin as one microscopic cell, and grows bigger from there.
10th Jun '17 9:34:29 AM nombretomado
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A monstrous entity is accidentally created when four different ingredients - [[LegoGenetics muriatric acid, trisodium phosphate, silica gel and hamburger meat]] - combine in a [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] sewer catch basin. It starts as a microscopic organism but swiftly grows into a huge green blob which Thomas and Wilhelm insist on calling a "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord clone]]."

The "clone" quickly begins spreading through the sewers and aqueducts beneath [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], soon flowing up into people's homes through their drains. It absorbs living and nonliving matter on contact, converting everything into more of its own tissue. At first only a minor threat, it soon grows so huge it threatens the entire city and drastic measures must be taken to stop it from getting into Lake Michigan and spreading further.

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A monstrous entity is accidentally created when four different ingredients - [[LegoGenetics muriatric acid, trisodium phosphate, silica gel and hamburger meat]] - combine in a [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} sewer catch basin. It starts as a microscopic organism but swiftly grows into a huge green blob which Thomas and Wilhelm insist on calling a "[[YouKeepUsingThatWord clone]]."

The "clone" quickly begins spreading through the sewers and aqueducts beneath [[TheWindyCity Chicago]], UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, soon flowing up into people's homes through their drains. It absorbs living and nonliving matter on contact, converting everything into more of its own tissue. At first only a minor threat, it soon grows so huge it threatens the entire city and drastic measures must be taken to stop it from getting into Lake Michigan and spreading further.



* TheWindyCity: Chicago is never actually identified, but several landmarks, street names, etc. and the city's proximity to Lake Michigan give it away.
25th Feb '17 11:59:55 PM Kooshmeister
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* StaircaseTumble: Down an escalator, no less! A shopper at Steinway's falls down an escalator and hits his head, knocking himself unconscious. [[spoiler:The clone rejects water from the bodies of the victims it absorbs, and it consumes so many people in the store that enough water pours down the escalator to ''drown'' the unconscious man.]]
20th Feb '17 10:45:04 AM Kooshmeister
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* CuriosityKilledTheCast: Quite a few of the clone's victims get ensnared because they experimentally poke at it with their finger.
19th Feb '17 3:18:11 PM Kooshmeister
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* MayorPain: Slattery is the incompetent variety.



* MayorPain: Slattery is the incompetent variety.
19th Feb '17 3:17:45 PM Kooshmeister
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* MayorPain: Slattery is the incompetent variety.
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.
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