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2nd Jan '18 9:59:10 AM Locoman
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* StarfishAliens: The farther up you go in the chain of Earths, the more divergent things get; about a hundred and sixty million Earths away from the Datum, Earth is populated by organisms who use hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide as the primary building blocks of life.


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* StarfishAliens: The farther up you go in the chain of Earths, the more divergent things get; about a hundred and sixty million Earths away from the Datum, Earth is populated by organisms who use hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide as the primary building blocks of life.
2nd Jan '18 9:58:21 AM Locoman
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* StarfishAliens: The farther up you go in the chain of Earths, the more divergent things get; about a hundred and sixty million Earths away from the Datum, Earth is populated by organisms who use hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide as the primary building blocks of life.
24th Dec '17 3:09:59 AM Exxolon
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20th Oct '17 2:42:14 AM SorPepita
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* LeftHanging: as of the end of book 2, we still don't know:

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* LeftHanging: as As of the end of book 2, we still don't know:



* TurtleIsland: [[spoiler: Second Person Singular]]

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* TurtleIsland: [[spoiler: Second Person Singular]]Singular.]]



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman : Cruelty to Trolls and other Long Earth natives has become a problem in recent years, most notably with Mary and her cub.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman : WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Cruelty to Trolls trolls and other Long Earth natives has become a problem in recent years, most notably with Mary and her cub.
20th Oct '17 2:39:19 AM SorPepita
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* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:City scale: the book ends with a nuke exploding in Datum Madison]]
* BadFuture While never directly mentioned, it's hinted that the world has suffered badly from overpopulation in the books near-future setting. Also the various 'Joker' Earths where there is no life at all. [[spoiler:Or Earth.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Trolls and Elves, to a minor extent, and [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination First Person Singular]] to a ''major'' extent. She doesn't know she's hurting anybody by absorbing them into herself, she likely doesn't even know what hurt is. It's just what she does.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:City scale: the book ends with a nuke exploding in Datum Madison]]
Madison.]]
* BadFuture BadFuture: While never directly mentioned, it's hinted that the world has suffered badly from overpopulation in the books books' near-future setting. Also the various 'Joker' Earths where there is no life at all. [[spoiler:Or Earth.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Trolls trolls and Elves, elves, to a minor extent, and [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination First Person Singular]] to a ''major'' extent. She doesn't know she's hurting anybody by absorbing them into herself, she likely doesn't even know what hurt is. It's just what she does.]]



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Jansson

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: JanssonJansson.
6th Jul '17 10:10:12 AM FabuVinny
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* DeadGuyJunior: Joshua names one of the trolls Sally. [[spoiler:His granddaughter is named Helen after his wife.]]
6th Jul '17 9:57:47 AM FabuVinny
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* BookEnds: [[spoiler:The last chapter of the series mostly copies lines from the first chapter of the first book.]]
4th Jul '17 12:26:57 AM C105
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** Sally Linsay has a field day with ''Franchise/StarTrek'' references when talking with Maggie Kauffman. Then again, Kauffman's crew and mission are almost an {{Expy}} of the Enterprise, down to the [[TheMcCoy sarcastic ship's doctor with a name beginning with Mac]].


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** Sally continues with the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' references when interacting with the Navy, calling one crewman "Ensign Wesley".
** Sally also compares Lobsang to [[Literature/TheCavesOfSteel Daneel Olivaw]].
4th Jul '17 12:16:31 AM C105
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* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:City scale: the book ends with a nuke exploding in Datum Madison]]


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* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:Continental scale: the book ends with the Yellowstone volcan erupting, plunging half of Earth into the equivalent of a nuclear winter.]]


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** Joshua asks Lobsang if his reincarnation felt like [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor regenerating]].


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* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:Planetary scale: the book ends with the complete (and very graphic) destruction of Earth West 1,217,756.]]
4th Jul '17 12:04:11 AM C105
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* ApocalypseWow: [[spoiler: The final hours of Earth West 1,217,756 (New Springfield), witnessed by Lobsang from orbit, are described in minute details.]]


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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Long Earth is saved from the Assemblers, but at the cost of Sally Linsay's and Stan Berg's lives. The most advanced iteration of Lobsang is also lost in a unreachable universe.]]
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