History Literature / TheEschatonSeries

17th Jul '16 7:21:33 PM Discar
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* [[OutsideContextVillain Outside Context Antagonist]]: The Festival is definitely a threat to the New Republic, in more ways than one. However, the Republic's government & military have no idea of what the threat ''really'' is, and reflexively place the Festival in the nice, neat mental box of "enemy invasion." [[spoiler: This leads directly to the aforementioned CurbStompBattle.]]

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* [[OutsideContextVillain Outside Context Antagonist]]: OutsideContextProblem: The Festival is definitely a threat to the New Republic, in more ways than one. However, the Republic's government & military have no idea of what the threat ''really'' is, and reflexively place the Festival in the nice, neat mental box of "enemy invasion." [[spoiler: This leads directly to the aforementioned CurbStompBattle.]]
30th May '15 6:47:31 PM livestockgeorge
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* AGodAmI: Subverted in that the Eschaton specifically [[AGodIAmNot states it is not God]] - however, it is willingly to take strong, Old Testament action so that causality will not be violated.

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* AGodAmI: Subverted in that the Eschaton specifically [[AGodIAmNot states it is not God]] - however, it is willingly willing to take strong, Old Testament action so that causality will not be violated.
20th Apr '15 5:10:23 PM nombretomado
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** At one point, Martin asks, "The ColdWar was all about who could build the biggest refrigerator, wasn't it?"

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** At one point, Martin asks, "The ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar was all about who could build the biggest refrigerator, wasn't it?"
25th Jun '14 9:24:18 PM twisted.fate
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** "The ColdWar was all about who could build the biggest refrigerator, wasn't it?"
*** [[RuleOfFunny Even though in the next book she shows a perfect understanding of what the Cold War was...]]

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** At one point, Martin asks, "The ColdWar was all about who could build the biggest refrigerator, wasn't it?"
*** [[RuleOfFunny Even though in the next book she Rachel shows a perfect understanding of what the Cold War was...]]
17th Jun '14 4:56:12 PM DanielCase
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* SequelHook: The end of ''Iron Sunrise'', as described in BittersweetEnding, above. Nothing will come of it, since Stross has abandoned the series.


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* TwoPartTrilogy: In an unusual way. Stross realized after ''Iron Sunrise'' that he had "irretrievably broken" the series's universe, so he abandoned it. However, he ''had'' intended to write a third book, and [[http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/09/books-i-will-not-write-4-escha.html shared details of the plot on his blog]]. So, it's a trilogy for which the third book will never be written.
16th May '14 3:52:29 PM troymacgill
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* DeusEstMachina: The Eschaton bootstrapped its self from a telephone exchange.

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* DeusEstMachina: The Eschaton bootstrapped its self itself from a telephone exchange.
25th Apr '14 9:11:12 AM MarkLungo
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A SpeculativeFiction series by Creator/CharlesStross about a universe where a godlike AI called the "Eschaton" has randomly uprooted and spread humanity across the universe. Contains two books, ''Singularity Sky'' and ''Iron Sunrise''

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A SpeculativeFiction series by Creator/CharlesStross about a universe where a godlike AI called the "Eschaton" has randomly uprooted and spread humanity across the universe. Contains two books, ''Singularity Sky'' and ''Iron Sunrise''
Sunrise''.



** Brits who lived out the [[MargaretThatcher Thatcher years]] will recognize a reference to the People's Republic of ''South'' Yorkshire. (The seat held by the man who made that remark is now held by NickClegg...).

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** Brits who lived out the [[MargaretThatcher Thatcher years]] will recognize a reference to the People's Republic of ''South'' Yorkshire. (The seat held by the man who made that remark is now held by NickClegg...UsefulNotes/NickClegg...).
10th Nov '13 9:12:26 PM captainpat
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* StrangeGirl: Allowing for it being a superscience setting rather than a supernatural one, Wednesday fits the description quite well.
17th Oct '13 4:12:49 PM EndyFourbe
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* StatusQuoIsGod: Almost literally. The ban on violating causality is a status quo engineered by the Eschaton and enforced with its godlike powers.
25th Sep '13 9:57:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FutureImperfect: Unsurprising, given the mess the Eschaton left behind it, but Rachel's grasp of 20th century history is a bit muddled (she compares the cruise ship she's on to an old-fashioned nuclear vessel like the ''Titanic''), and Martin comes from a "traditionalist" village in [[BalkanizeMe the People's Republic]] of [[OopNorth West Yorkshire]] where they believe that real Yorkshiremen [[ManInAKilt wear kilts]] and drink pints of Tetley's tea [[hottip:Note:Tetley, as well as being the world's second largest tea company, is also the name of an unrelated Yorkshire brewery]].

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* FutureImperfect: Unsurprising, given the mess the Eschaton left behind it, but Rachel's grasp of 20th century history is a bit muddled (she compares the cruise ship she's on to an old-fashioned nuclear vessel like the ''Titanic''), and Martin comes from a "traditionalist" village in [[BalkanizeMe the People's Republic]] of [[OopNorth West Yorkshire]] where they believe that real Yorkshiremen [[ManInAKilt wear kilts]] and drink pints of Tetley's tea [[hottip:Note:Tetley, [[note]]Tetley, as well as being the world's second largest tea company, is also the name of an unrelated Yorkshire brewery]].brewery[[/note]].
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