History Literature / TheDiamondAge

9th Apr '17 4:55:59 PM MarkLungo
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* TheChessMaster: [[spoiler: Lord Alexander Chung-Sik Finkle-[=McGraw=] ]] vs [[spoiler: Dr. X]].



* TheChessMaster: [[spoiler: Lord Alexander Chung-Sik Finkle-[=McGraw=] ]] vs [[spoiler: Dr. X]]
* TheUnpronounceable: Invoked explicitly with Dr. X. His real name never appears in the book. We are just told that its unpronounceable to most Westerners.

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* TheChessMaster: [[spoiler: Lord Alexander Chung-Sik Finkle-[=McGraw=] ]] vs [[spoiler: Dr. X]]
* TheUnpronounceable: Invoked explicitly with Dr. X. His real name never appears in the book. We are just told that its it's unpronounceable to most Westerners.
9th Apr '17 4:53:19 PM MarkLungo
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* DecoyProtagonist: As the book begins, we're introduced to a thuggish {[Cyberpunk}} protagonist straight out of the low-rent sci-fi movies of the late Eighties, complete with spiffy black leather clothes, skull-mounted nanotech weapons, and life of petty crime. Within a hundred pages he's been [[spoiler: gruesomely executed for armed robbery]], and his neglected four-year-old daughter turns out to be the book's ''real'' heroine.

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* DecoyProtagonist: As the book begins, we're introduced to a thuggish {[Cyberpunk}} {{Cyberpunk}} protagonist straight out of the low-rent sci-fi movies of the late Eighties, complete with spiffy black leather clothes, skull-mounted nanotech weapons, and life of petty crime. Within a hundred pages he's been [[spoiler: gruesomely executed for armed robbery]], and his neglected four-year-old daughter turns out to be the book's ''real'' heroine.
9th Apr '17 4:52:52 PM MarkLungo
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* DecoyProtagonist: As the book begins, we're introduced to a thuggish cyberpunk protagonist straight out of the low-rent sci-fi movies of the late Eighties, complete with spiffy black leather clothes, skull-mounted nanotech weapons, and life of petty crime. Within a hundred pages he's been [[spoiler: gruesomely executed for armed robbery]], and his neglected four-year-old daughter turns out to be the book's ''real'' heroine.

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* DecoyProtagonist: As the book begins, we're introduced to a thuggish cyberpunk {[Cyberpunk}} protagonist straight out of the low-rent sci-fi movies of the late Eighties, complete with spiffy black leather clothes, skull-mounted nanotech weapons, and life of petty crime. Within a hundred pages he's been [[spoiler: gruesomely executed for armed robbery]], and his neglected four-year-old daughter turns out to be the book's ''real'' heroine.
9th Apr '17 4:51:28 PM MarkLungo
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* CaptainErsatz: Judge Fang for JudgeDee
* ContinuityNod: A lot of them in regards to Stephenson's other novel ''Literature/SnowCrash'', most of them being based around the character Miss Matheson ([[spoiler:making it heavily implied that she's Y.T.]]). When asked whether she was [[spoiler:Y.T.]] or not, he said, "I refuse to give a definitive answer to that question." Twice.

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* CaptainErsatz: Judge Fang for JudgeDee
Literature/JudgeDee.
* ContinuityNod: A lot of them in regards to Stephenson's other novel ''Literature/SnowCrash'', most of them being based around the character Miss Matheson ([[spoiler:making it heavily implied that she's Y.T.]]). When asked whether she was [[spoiler:Y.T.]] or not, he said, "I "[[ShrugOfGod I refuse to give a definitive answer to that question." ]]" Twice.
9th Apr '17 4:48:30 PM MarkLungo
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''The Diamond Age, [[EitherOrTitle Or]], A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer'' is a novel by Creator/NealStephenson about a world where nanotechnology has become ubiquitous and society has fractured along subcultural lines. Wait, no: it's about the role of human interaction in childrearing, as seen through the lens of an advanced educational simulation -- something like an infinitely more sophisticated [[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail Oregon Trail]] game. No, that's not it either: it's about the influence of culture upon psychological development. Or is it about the breakdown of hierarchical social structures in the face of technological empowerment, or about that certain ''je ne sais quoi'' that separates souls from simulations?

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''The Diamond Age, [[EitherOrTitle Or]], A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer'' is a novel by Creator/NealStephenson about a world where nanotechnology has become ubiquitous and society has fractured along subcultural lines. Wait, no: it's about the role of human interaction in childrearing, as seen through the lens of an advanced educational simulation -- something like an infinitely more sophisticated [[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail ''[[VideoGame/TheOregonTrail Oregon Trail]] Trail]]'' game. No, that's not it either: it's about the influence of culture upon psychological development. Or is it about the breakdown of hierarchical social structures in the face of technological empowerment, or about that certain ''je ne sais quoi'' that separates souls from simulations?
9th Apr '17 4:47:16 PM MarkLungo
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26th Dec '16 10:03:12 PM bryancrain88
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* DueToTheDead: Princess Nell digs [[spoiler: her brother Harv]]'s grave herself with a shovel, despite having magic and an army at her disposal.
26th Dec '16 9:04:40 PM bryancrain88
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* EveryProperLadyShouldCurtsy: Nell does so when introduced to her prospective new boss, Madame Ping.
--> "Yes, madam," Nell said, turning toward her interlocutor with a little curtsy. Rather than trying to do Chinese etiquette and making a hash of it, she was taking the Victorian route, which worked just as well.
7th Dec '16 12:20:52 PM bryancrain88
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** Also Elizabeth Finkle-[=McGraw=], who apparently joins [=CryptNet=] after leaving school but who is never seen again.

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** Also Elizabeth Finkle-[=McGraw=], who apparently joins is rumored to have joined [=CryptNet=] after leaving school but who is never seen again.
7th Dec '16 12:19:29 PM bryancrain88
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* CooldownHug: Nell gives one to both Elizabeth and Fiona when they suffer separate nervous breakdowns in detention.


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** Also Elizabeth Finkle-[=McGraw=], who apparently joins [=CryptNet=] after leaving school but who is never seen again.
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