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24th Aug '15 12:10:12 PM Black_Diesel
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20th Apr '15 5:03:22 PM nombretomado
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As scientific observation of our nearest planetary neighbors intensifies during the early 20th century, it becomes clear that both worlds have oxy-nitrogen atmospheres much like our own. By 1948, the possibility of life on both is so strong that the Space Race kicks in early and ''keeps going'', radically altering political history from that point on as the ColdWar begins to lose importance and military spending is diverted to exploration. And when the Russians finally land a probe on the surface of Venus in 1962, the first image its cameras send back is of a dinosaur-infested jungle. And the ''second'' image is of ''[[NubileSavage a beautiful blonde woman]] in a FurBikini being chased by a savage horde of neanderthals''.

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As scientific observation of our nearest planetary neighbors intensifies during the early 20th century, it becomes clear that both worlds have oxy-nitrogen atmospheres much like our own. By 1948, the possibility of life on both is so strong that the Space Race kicks in early and ''keeps going'', radically altering political history from that point on as the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar begins to lose importance and military spending is diverted to exploration. And when the Russians finally land a probe on the surface of Venus in 1962, the first image its cameras send back is of a dinosaur-infested jungle. And the ''second'' image is of ''[[NubileSavage a beautiful blonde woman]] in a FurBikini being chased by a savage horde of neanderthals''.
7th Apr '15 11:01:56 AM Patachou
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** The title "In The Court of the Crimson Kings" is a shout-out to the band Music/KingCrimson, and their album [[Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing "In the Court of the Crimson King"]]?

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** The title "In The Court of the Crimson Kings" is a shout-out to the band Music/KingCrimson, and their album [[Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing "In ''[[Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing In the Court of the Crimson King"]]?King]]''
7th Apr '15 11:01:24 AM Patachou
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** How about the band KingCrimson, and their album "In the Court of the Crimson King"?

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** How about The title "In The Court of the Crimson Kings" is a shout-out to the band KingCrimson, Music/KingCrimson, and their album [[Music/InTheCourtOfTheCrimsonKing "In the Court of the Crimson King"?King"]]?
2nd Mar '15 8:12:04 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ChessMotifs: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that [[VariantChess atanj, the Martian chesslike game]] from which many a motif is drawn, is ''vastly'' more complex than mere Earthly chess. With ships, merchants, boycotters, bribes, the possibility of pieces defecting on their own, as many as eight players, and the use of dice, it's more like DungeonsAndDragons motifs in some ways.

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* ChessMotifs: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that [[VariantChess atanj, the Martian chesslike game]] from which many a motif is drawn, is ''vastly'' more complex than mere Earthly chess. With ships, merchants, boycotters, bribes, the possibility of pieces defecting on their own, as many as eight players, and the use of dice, it's more like DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' motifs in some ways.
25th Dec '14 3:13:50 PM LahmacunKebab
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Not to be confused with ''LordsOfCreation'', a very weird [[TabletopGames role-playing game]] published in the mid-Eighties.

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Not to be confused with ''LordsOfCreation'', ''Lords of Creation'', a very weird [[TabletopGames role-playing game]] published in the mid-Eighties.
23rd Dec '14 5:36:47 PM nombretomado
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** ''[[IceAge Scrat]]'' of all rodents has a cameo on Venus, believe it or else.

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** ''[[IceAge ''[[WesternAnimation/IceAge Scrat]]'' of all rodents has a cameo on Venus, believe it or else.
13th Jun '14 1:44:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the Lords of Creation seeded Venus with Earthly lifeforms two hundred million years ago, and have been coming back and adding new batches of Earthly life roughly every two million years since then, including human specimens only a few thousand years ago; with no mass extinction on Venus, dinosaurs coexist semi-peacefully with critters from every era since. The harsher Martian climate, coupled with extensive bioengineering, averts this.
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] InUniverse near the beginning of ''The Sky People'', when an actual palaeontologist examines some fossils (and the surrounding rock) and realizes that what she's seeing isn't possible.



* SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the Lords of Creation seeded Venus with Earthly lifeforms two hundred million years ago, and have been coming back and adding new batches of Earthly life roughly every two million years since then, including human specimens only a few thousand years ago; with no mass extinction on Venus, dinosaurs coexist semi-peacefully with critters from every era since. The harsher Martian climate, coupled with extensive bioengineering, averts this.
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] InUniverse near the beginning of ''The Sky People'', when an actual palaeontologist examines some fossils (and the surrounding rock) and realizes that what she's seeing isn't possible.
6th Jan '14 4:21:08 PM LongLiveHumour
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Two months later, when the American Viking probe tells us about [[TheRedPlanet the canal-building biotech-using humanoid Martians]], the race to land on both worlds shifts into high gear.

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Two months later, when the American Viking probe tells us about [[TheRedPlanet [[UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} the canal-building biotech-using humanoid Martians]], the race to land on both worlds shifts into high gear.



* UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}



* TheRedPlanet
8th Jul '13 3:39:05 AM Odon
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* OrganicTechnology: Deconstructed. Martians rely on this, in the absence of major metal and fossil fuel resources. Almost all technology more complicated than a sword is biological, to a very high level, with living guns (recharging after firing takes time, which is why swords are not obsolete), living engines to supplement the sailpower of desert-crossing wheeled ships, rugs that crawl onto your feet to warm them, giant creatures that eat rocks and [[BowelBreakingBricks vomit road-paving material]]. However, Stirling points out that it requires food and oxygen, as well as being less durable then metal. It is useful enough however that some of it has been imported by Earth.

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* OrganicTechnology: Deconstructed. Martians rely on this, in the absence of major metal and fossil fuel resources. Almost all technology more complicated than a sword is biological, to a very high level, with living guns (recharging after firing takes time, which is [[ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge why swords are not obsolete), obsolete]]), living engines to supplement the sailpower of desert-crossing wheeled ships, rugs that crawl onto your feet to warm them, giant creatures that eat rocks and [[BowelBreakingBricks vomit road-paving material]]. However, Stirling points out that it requires food and oxygen, as well as being less durable then metal. It is useful enough however that some of it has been imported by Earth.
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