History Literature / TheDarkSideOfTheSun

12th Feb '16 3:02:00 AM StClair
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* MillionToOneChance: Sometimes happens due to extreme luck of some characters. For example, robot assassin Ways in order to prove his identity has to throw three six-sided dice and get three sixes - twice in a row. (That's only a 1 to 46656 chance, of course, but the principle stands.)

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* MillionToOneChance: Sometimes happens due Fairly often, thanks to extreme the incredible luck of some characters. For example, robot assassin Ways example, in order to prove his identity identity, robot assassin Ways has to throw three six-sided dice and get three sixes - twice in a row. (That's only a 1 to 46656 chance, of course, but the principle stands.)



** A star called 'Rats' with a planet called 'Tenalp' is briefly mentioned - aside from being very strange ([[NoodleIncident and not the sort of thing you mention in mixed company]]), we don't hear exactly why they're so called.
** There's a brief mention of them having "negative entropy", which could suggest that natural processes work in reverse, hence the names.

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** A star called 'Rats' with a planet called 'Tenalp' is briefly mentioned - aside from being very strange ([[NoodleIncident and not the sort of thing you mention in mixed company]]), we don't hear exactly why they're so called.
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called. There's a brief mention of them having "negative entropy", which could suggest that natural processes work in reverse, hence the names.



** There are several references to Creator/LarryNiven's work, though more subtle than in ''Literature/{{Strata}}''. For example, a brief description of drosk society sounds like a comically exaggerated version of the Moties from ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''.[[note]]The drosks are born male and later become female as part of their life cycle, which the Moties do the other way around; the Moties' rapid population growth means their civilisation moves in cycles of growth and collapse back to the stone age, which they prepare for, while the drosks are said to 'periodically build up an advanced civilisation, and then for reasons known only to themselves, carefully dismantle it and revert to barbarism'.[[/note]]

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** There are several references to Creator/LarryNiven's work, though more subtle than in ''Literature/{{Strata}}''. For example, a brief description of drosk society sounds like a comically exaggerated version of the Moties from ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''.[[note]]The drosks are born male and later become female as part of their life cycle, which the Moties do the other way around; the Moties' rapid population growth means their civilisation civilization moves in cycles of growth and collapse back to the stone age, which they prepare for, while the drosks are said to 'periodically build up an advanced civilisation, civilization, and then for reasons known only to themselves, carefully dismantle it and revert to barbarism'.[[/note]]
14th Feb '15 5:51:38 PM Kalaong
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It lies [[TitleDrop at the dark side of the sun]].''

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It lies at [[TitleDrop at the dark side of the sun]].''
28th Dec '14 1:45:17 AM Grilinctus
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** After an assassination attempt, Dom has a dream where Isaac tries to explain the situation using what appear to be the plot outlines of several well-known series (all of which are shot down by Dom), including {{Literature/Dune}} and [[Literature/TheLordoftheRings The Lord of the Rings]].
21st Dec '14 7:24:53 PM evilian546
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20th Nov '13 12:49:02 AM Nohbody
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20th Nov '13 12:48:45 AM Nohbody
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* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: After studying probability-math (which is like [[{{Foundation}} psychohistory]] but less so), Dom acquires an ability to sense the {{Alternate Universe}}s where he dies, and take steps not to be in them.

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* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: After studying probability-math (which is like [[{{Foundation}} [[Literature/{{Foundation}} psychohistory]] but less so), Dom acquires an ability to sense the {{Alternate Universe}}s where he dies, and take steps not to be in them.



* FantasticRacism: Referred to as "shape hatred." Despite being a SuperiorSpecies, the Creapii are divided by caste depending on their living temperature and their size.

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Referred to as "shape hatred." Despite being a SuperiorSpecies, the Creapii are divided by caste depending on their living temperature and their size.



* HeyItsThatVoice: The typeface equivalent. The First Sirian Bank speaks in the same [[AC:Block Capitals]] that Discworld's Death would later be defined by.



* SdrawkcabName: A star called 'Rats' with a planet called 'Tenalp' is briefly mentioned - aside from being very strange ([[NoodleIncident and not the sort of thing you mention in mixed company]]), we don't hear exactly why they're so called.

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A star called 'Rats' with a planet called 'Tenalp' is briefly mentioned - aside from being very strange ([[NoodleIncident and not the sort of thing you mention in mixed company]]), we don't hear exactly why they're so called.
20th Nov '13 12:45:45 AM Nohbody
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* ShoutOut: Dom's robot sidekick is named [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Isaac]].
** There are several references to LarryNiven's work, though more subtle than in ''{{Strata}}''. For example, a brief description of drosk society sounds like a comically exaggerated version of the Moties from ''TheMoteInGodsEye''.[[labelnote:note]]The drosks are born male and later become female as part of their life cycle, which the Moties do the other way around; the Moties' rapid population growth means their civilisation moves in cycles of growth and collapse back to the stone age, which they prepare for, while the drosks are said to 'periodically build up an advanced civilisation, and then for reasons known only to themselves, carefully dismantle it and revert to barbarism'.[[/labelnote]]

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Dom's robot sidekick is named [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Isaac]].
** There are several references to LarryNiven's Creator/LarryNiven's work, though more subtle than in ''{{Strata}}''. ''Literature/{{Strata}}''. For example, a brief description of drosk society sounds like a comically exaggerated version of the Moties from ''TheMoteInGodsEye''.[[labelnote:note]]The ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''.[[note]]The drosks are born male and later become female as part of their life cycle, which the Moties do the other way around; the Moties' rapid population growth means their civilisation moves in cycles of growth and collapse back to the stone age, which they prepare for, while the drosks are said to 'periodically build up an advanced civilisation, and then for reasons known only to themselves, carefully dismantle it and revert to barbarism'.[[/labelnote]][[/note]]
19th Nov '13 4:38:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AllTheMyriadWays: After studying probability-math (which is like [[{{Foundation}} psychohistory]] but less so), Dom acquires an ability to sense the {{Alternate Universe}}s where he dies, and take steps not to be in them.



* AssassinOutclassin: An important element of the plot. Due to probability mathematics (see the AllTheMyriadWays example above) Dom can do this. His meetings with Ways are often borderline [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMOFs]] as a result of this, as Ways is pretty much unstoppable, but ''can't quite kill him''

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* AssassinOutclassin: An important element of the plot. Due to probability mathematics (see the AllTheMyriadWays ExpendableAlternateUniverse example above) below) Dom can do this. His meetings with Ways are often borderline [[CrowningMomentOfFunny CMOFs]] as a result of this, as Ways is pretty much unstoppable, but ''can't quite kill him''


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* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: After studying probability-math (which is like [[{{Foundation}} psychohistory]] but less so), Dom acquires an ability to sense the {{Alternate Universe}}s where he dies, and take steps not to be in them.
5th Nov '13 7:22:35 PM RossN
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Whole Erse are rather [[{{Oireland}} negative]] Irish sterotypes. 'Erse' itself is an old fashioned term for Irish Gaelige, a fight is compared to "Whole Erse on Slain Patrick's Eve", they apparently are constantly at war with each other, are backwards rurals and love potatos.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Whole Erse are rather [[{{Oireland}} negative]] Irish sterotypes. 'Erse' itself is an old fashioned term for Irish Gaelige, a fight is compared to "Whole Erse on Slain Patrick's Eve", they apparently are constantly at war with each other, other and are backwards rurals who are noted for their dancers and love potatos.potatoes.
5th Nov '13 7:18:56 PM RossN
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Whole Erse are rather [[{{Oireland}} negative]] Irish sterotypes. 'Erse' itself is an old fashioned term for Irish Gaelige, a fight is compared to "Whole Erse on Slain Patrick's Eve", they apparently are constantly at war with each other, are backwards rurals and love potatos.
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