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15th Mar '17 7:43:34 AM morenohijazo
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* TheGreys: The elves inspired these legends too.



* TheGreys: The elves inspired these legends too.

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* TheGreys: The elves inspired these legends too. ThinDimensionalBarrier: Places like this allow people with natural [[DimensionalTraveler Stepping abilities]] to cross from one earth to one several Steps down the line without crossing through the intervening earth, which is ordinarily impossible. This only works for people with the natural ability to move between worlds without a Stepper box. Everyone else must take them one at a time.
13th Mar '17 1:10:53 PM Xtifr
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Finn [=MacCool=] (named for Irish folk hero Fionn [=MacCumhal=]).



* JohnnyMcCoolname: Finn [=MacCool=] (named for Irish folk hero Fionn [=MacCumhal=]).
6th Jan '17 2:53:10 PM DaibhidC
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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TheTravellingWilburys reunion.

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TheTravellingWilburys Music/TheTravelingWilburys reunion.
6th Jan '17 2:48:25 PM DaibhidC
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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TravellingWilburys reunion.

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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TravellingWilburys Music/TheTravellingWilburys reunion.
6th Jan '17 2:47:51 PM DaibhidC
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* GettingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TravellingWilburys reunion.


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* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TravellingWilburys reunion.
6th Jan '17 2:46:57 PM DaibhidC
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* GettingTheBandBackTogether: Towards the end of the book, Joshua, Sally, Lobsang, Agnes, [[spoiler: the other Lobsang]] and Roberta are all gathered together. Agnes compares it to a Music/TravellingWilburys reunion.


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* MeaningfulName: The loyal best friend of the MessianicArchetype [[spoiler: who reluctantly "betrays" him]] is called Rocky.
* MessianicArchetype: Stan Berg, a Next who distrusts his fellow Next and attracts regular human followers for his message of understanding and trying to do the right thing. [[spoiler: And who sacrifices himself to save the Long Earth.]]


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* ShoutOut:
** Stan quotes St Bernard's ''Commentary on the Song of Songs'' - "You cannot love what you do not know" - while explaining his First Rule of Thumb, "Apprehend". Someone in the crowd shouts "[[Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand I grok you!]]", and Stan acknowledges that as a simpler way of saying the same thing, as is Music/{{Oasis}}'s "Be Here Now".
** Joshua says he expected the Next to be like [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcans]].
** In a CallBack to the first book, Joshua and Lobsang continue to riff off ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''.
6th Jan '17 2:30:33 PM DaibhidC
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* PrisonersDilemma: Selection pressure from being spread among countless alternate Earths and interacting with sapient but very alien nonhumans creates a hyperintelligent HumanSubspecies, and the government orders their largest concentration nuked. As the setting lacks an inter-dimensional communication system, the officer-in-charge has to decide whether or not to carry out the order. TheHero gives them a damned good reason to do ''no such thing'':
-->I guess my final point is a practical one. ''You can't get them all'', here today. Doctor, you say you can hunt the rest down. I doubt it. They're too smart. They'll find ways to evade us we haven't even thought of. You won't kill them all. ''But they'll remember you tried.''


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* PrisonersDilemma: Selection pressure from being spread among countless alternate Earths and interacting with sapient but very alien nonhumans creates a hyperintelligent HumanSubspecies, and the government orders their largest concentration nuked. As the setting lacks an inter-dimensional communication system, the officer-in-charge has to decide whether or not to carry out the order. TheHero gives them a damned good reason to do ''no such thing'':
-->I guess my final point is a practical one. ''You can't get them all'', here today. Doctor, you say you can hunt the rest down. I doubt it. They're too smart. They'll find ways to evade us we haven't even thought of. You won't kill them all. ''But they'll remember you tried.''
6th Jan '17 3:31:20 AM DaibhidC
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* FantasticSlur: The Next call regular humans "dim-bulbs".
9th Dec '16 5:43:12 PM Theriocephalus
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The elves. Having developed stepping strategies that give them a supreme advantage over any wild animals, rather than develop any kind of culture they just became as cruel as possible, killing unnecessarily in the knowledge that there are always more prey on other worlds. They show no sign of empathy whatsoever, even for their own kind.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The elves. Having developed stepping strategies that give them a supreme advantage over any wild animals, rather than develop any kind of culture culture, they just became as cruel as possible, killing unnecessarily in the knowledge that there are always more prey on other worlds. They show no sign of empathy whatsoever, even for their own kind.
15th Oct '16 12:39:18 PM Asger
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Petra expresses a disdain and disgust for the human race for domesticating dogs and making pets of them... while in the same room as a domesticated Datum dog that she uses as a glorified sex toy.
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