History Literature / TheManWhoFoldedHimself

3rd Mar '16 6:23:36 PM Fireblood
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The story follows Daniel (in 1975), a college student, whose uncle increases his allowance (to help with living expenses) if he promises to keep a journal. After his uncle dies, Daniel inherits a "Timebelt" that allows him to travel in time so he goes into the future, meets his future self and makes a large winning on the horse races. Soon after he realises he has to accompany his younger self to the previous day at the horse races and make the same results.

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The story follows Daniel (in 1975), Daniel, a college student, whose uncle increases his allowance (to help with living expenses) if he promises to keep a journal. After his uncle dies, Daniel inherits a "Timebelt" that allows him to travel in time so he goes into the future, meets his future self and makes a large winning on the horse races. Soon after he realises he has to accompany his younger self to the previous day at the horse races and make the same results.
3rd Mar '16 6:23:06 PM Fireblood
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* BiTheWay: Dan seems to be bisexual, as he has sex with both male and female versions of himself. He doesn't appear to know about bisexuality, though, thinking it means he's choosing to be homosexual or not. The book was originally written in 1972 before the concept of bisexuality may have been that prevalent (the author himself is gay).

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* BiTheWay: Dan seems to be bisexual, as he has sex with both male and female versions of himself. He doesn't appear to know about bisexuality, though, thinking it means he's choosing to be homosexual or not. The book was originally written in 1972 1972, before the concept of bisexuality may have been that prevalent (the author himself is gay).
3rd Mar '16 6:22:46 PM Fireblood
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* BiTheWay: Dan seems to be bisexual, as he has sex with both male and female versions of himself. He doesn't appear to know about bisexuality, though, thinking it means he's choosing to be homosexual or not. The book was written in 1972 before the concept of bisexuality may have been that prevalent (though the author himself is gay).

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* BiTheWay: Dan seems to be bisexual, as he has sex with both male and female versions of himself. He doesn't appear to know about bisexuality, though, thinking it means he's choosing to be homosexual or not. The book was originally written in 1972 before the concept of bisexuality may have been that prevalent (though the (the author himself is gay).
3rd Mar '16 6:21:59 PM Fireblood
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* BiTheWay: Dan seems to be bisexual, as he has sex with both male and female versions of himself. He doesn't appear to have this concept, though, thinking it means he's choosing to be homosexual or not. The book was written in 1972 before the concept of bisexuality may have been that prevalent (though the author himself is gay).

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* BiTheWay: Dan seems to be bisexual, as he has sex with both male and female versions of himself. He doesn't appear to have this concept, know about bisexuality, though, thinking it means he's choosing to be homosexual or not. The book was written in 1972 before the concept of bisexuality may have been that prevalent (though the author himself is gay).
3rd Mar '16 6:21:19 PM Fireblood
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* BiTheWay: Dan seems to be bisexual, as he has sex with both male and female versions of himself. He doesn't appear to have this concept, though, thinking it means he's choosing to be homosexual or not. The book was written in 1972 before the concept of bisexuality may have been that prevalent (though the author himself is gay).



* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Subverted. First he kidnaps Hitler as a baby and drops him off into the future. This does not turn out so well, and so he "excises" doing this, but then ensures Hitler is assassinated by his generals in 1939.

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* GenderBender: Dan meets Diana, the female version of himself, whom he has sex and conceives a child with. [[spoiler: This turns out to be himself]].
* HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. First he kidnaps Hitler as a baby and drops him off into the future. This does not turn out so well, and so he "excises" doing this, but then ensures Hitler is assassinated by his generals in 1939.



*** When Dan and Diana first have a baby together, it's a boy (who grows up to be Dan - see '''Time Paradox'''). But Diana is so upset that she didn't get the girl she wanted, she goes into the future and gets medication to force the gender of the baby, then goes back and gives it to herself just before she has with Dan. Thus a new timeline is created where they have a girl (who grows up to be Diana). Dan is then upset that they didn't have a boy, and pulls the same gambit, supposedly budding off yet another timeline with a boy. And so on ad infinitum....

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*** When Dan and Diana first have a baby together, it's a boy (who grows up to be Dan - see '''Time Paradox'''). But Diana is so upset that she didn't get the girl she wanted, she goes into the future and gets medication to force alter the gender of the baby, baby's sex, then goes back and gives it to herself just before she has having sex with Dan. Thus a new timeline is created where they have a girl (who grows up to be Diana). Dan is then upset that they didn't have a boy, and pulls the same gambit, supposedly budding off yet another timeline with a boy. And so on ad infinitum....


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* {{Twincest}}: Dan notes that his other versions are basically like twins, and even pretends they are so no one else will get suspicious at seeing them together. Thus when he has sex with them (both the male and female versions) it essentially is this. He appears unaware, and the book does not mention, that conceiving children by someone that closely related to you is not a good idea genetically speaking.
28th Feb '16 12:58:14 PM MarkLungo
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* RippleEffectProofMemory



* RippleEffectProofMemory
19th Apr '15 12:42:42 PM MarkLungo
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''The Man Who Folded Himself'' is a 1973 science fiction novel by Creator/DavidGerrold that deals with time travel. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1973 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1974. Pretty clearly Gerrold's attempt at writing the end-all and be-all time-travel looping novel, it apparently had another [[ScrewYourself f-word]] in its title, but the publisher wouldn't go for it.

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''The Man Who Folded Himself'' is a 1973 science fiction novel by Creator/DavidGerrold that deals with time travel. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1973 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1974. Pretty clearly Gerrold's attempt at writing the end-all and be-all time-travel TimeTravel looping novel, it apparently had another [[ScrewYourself f-word]] in its title, but the publisher wouldn't go for it.
19th Apr '15 12:41:43 PM MarkLungo
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''The Man Who Folded Himself'' is a 1973 science fiction novel by DavidGerrold that deals with time travel. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1973 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1974. Pretty clearly Gerrold's attempt at writing the end-all and be-all time-travel looping novel, it apparently had another [[ScrewYourself f-word]] in its title, but the publisher wouldn't go for it.

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''The Man Who Folded Himself'' is a 1973 science fiction novel by DavidGerrold Creator/DavidGerrold that deals with time travel. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1973 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1974. Pretty clearly Gerrold's attempt at writing the end-all and be-all time-travel looping novel, it apparently had another [[ScrewYourself f-word]] in its title, but the publisher wouldn't go for it.



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!!This novel provides examples of:!!The Tropes That Folded Themselves:
13th Oct '14 3:13:12 AM Sahira
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* TheNounWhoVerbed: The title.
31st Aug '14 10:25:56 AM margdean56
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** In one of the most oddest cases of an ontological paradox [[spoiler:Dan meets Diana who is an alternate version of himself who had a sex-change while in the womb; or quite possibly Dan is a male version of Diana. Either way, Dan becomes his own mother and father as a result and Dan raises himself as his uncle Jim. Confused?]]

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** In one of the most oddest cases of an ontological paradox [[spoiler:Dan meets Diana who is an alternate version of himself who had a sex-change while in the womb; or quite possibly Dan is a male version of Diana. Either way, Dan becomes his own mother and father as a result and Dan raises himself as his uncle Jim. Confused?]]
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