History Literature / TheInvertedWorld

6th Oct '14 4:02:36 PM HiddenWindshield
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Not An Example of Slave Race, and expanded the description of why the ending was a downer one. Oh, and also alphabatized it.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The perception distortions caused by the translat generator are permanent. The people from the city will never be able to go more than a few dozen miles from optimum without suffering increasingly severe hallucinations, possibly leading to insanity. If optimum stopped moving when they switched the generator off, then they're stuck on the shores of Portugal. If, however, it kept on moving with the translateration window, then they're faced with the task of building a ship that can cross the Atlantic Ocean at a rate of a tenth of a mile per day with no outside support, using hand tools, in less than six months.]]

* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: In addition to the fact that the City is in trouble with the natives and experiencing shortages and unrest, the Guilds have no way of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Because the inhabitants are literally dependent on staying near optimum, when they are no longer able to do so, it will end very badly for them. Not to mention the fact that they've pissed off everyone around them.]]

* SlaveRace: The native "tooks" are treated this way by the people of the City.
13th Jul '13 1:00:06 AM 6dmind
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Added DiffLines:
* TheReveal: Elizabeth's speech at the end, reveals what has been going on with the world's shape the whole time.
12th Jul '13 12:14:30 AM 6dmind
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* EldritchLocation: The far south.
10th Apr '13 7:00:41 PM Xtifr
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''The Inverted World'' is a science fiction novel by Christopher Priest, taking its concept (but none of its plot or characters) from a short story of the same name. Originally published in 1974, it was republished in 2010 as part of the SF Masterworks Collection. ''The Inverted World'' won an award from the British Science Fiction Association and was nominated for a Hugo.
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''The Inverted World'' (also published as just ''Inverted World'') is a science fiction novel by Christopher Priest, Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Novelist}}, taking its concept (but none of its plot or characters) from a short story of the same name. Originally published in 1974, it was republished in 2010 as part of the SF Masterworks Collection. ''The Inverted World'' won an award from the British Science Fiction Association and was nominated for a Hugo.
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