History Literature / TheMoonIsAHarshMistress

23rd Dec '16 9:58:23 PM CheeseDogX
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** A more "spiritual" metaphor could go as follows: Manny represents the Body, Prof the Mind, and Wyoh the Soul.
9th Nov '16 5:27:00 PM CheeseDogX
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* IronicNickname: "Shorty" Mkrum, who is over two meters tall. He works as an ice miner, and even in the Moon it takes muscle to handle a laser drill.
* IWarnedYou: Alvarez, the chief of the Lunar Authority police and their IgnoredExpert on how to prevent a general revolt, to the officer of the [[EliteMooks Peace Dragoons]] after six of his men caused a general revolt by [[spoiler: raping and killing two women]]: "I told you those goons of yours had to have their own women! I warned you!".

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* IronicNickname: "Shorty" Mkrum, ImmigrantPatriotism: Prof, who is over two meters tall. He works as an ice miner, and even in the Moon it takes muscle to handle a laser drill.
* IWarnedYou: Alvarez, the chief of the Lunar Authority police and their IgnoredExpert on how to prevent a general revolt,
states at one point that he was exiled to the officer Moon, and yet now it is his beloved home. It's hard to tell how much of it is him playing the [[EliteMooks Peace Dragoons]] after six of his men caused a general revolt by [[spoiler: raping and killing two women]]: "I told you those goons of yours had political game, but throughout the book he does seem to have their own women! I warned you!".like being a Loonie.


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* IronicNickname: "Shorty" Mkrum, who is over two meters tall. He works as an ice miner, and even in the Moon it takes muscle to handle a laser drill.
* IWarnedYou: Alvarez, the chief of the Lunar Authority police and their IgnoredExpert on how to prevent a general revolt, to the officer of the [[EliteMooks Peace Dragoons]] after six of his men caused a general revolt by [[spoiler: raping and killing two women]]: "I told you those goons of yours had to have their own women! I warned you!".
19th Sep '16 12:51:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* OlderThanTheyLook: Loonies live way longer than Terrans because of the reduced strain on their bodies, and they age slower, too; Mannie, for example, points out to some Terrans that even though he looks twenty or thirty he's actually been ''married'' longer than that.
** Also an example of ScienceMarchesOn: at the time the story was written this was one of the legitimate theories regarding the long-term effects of low gravity on biology. It wasn't firmly established that the opposite was the case (very low gravity is moderately bad for you and microgravity can outright kill you given long-term exposure) until several decades later.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Loonies live way longer than Terrans because of the reduced strain on their bodies, and they age slower, too; Mannie, for example, points out to some Terrans that even though he looks twenty or thirty he's actually been ''married'' longer than that.
** Also an example of ScienceMarchesOn: at
that. At the time the story was written written, [[ScienceMarchesOn this was one of the legitimate theories theories]] regarding the long-term effects of low gravity on biology. It wasn't firmly established that the opposite was the case (very low gravity is moderately bad for you and microgravity can outright kill you given long-term exposure) until several decades later.
19th Sep '16 12:42:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** [[spoiler: However, the Mike's not measuring the success of the lunar revolution. He's measuring the odds of avoiding starvation, which requires the catapult to be utter destroyed by H-bombs. A peaceful resolution was too high of possibility.]]
13th Sep '16 9:12:57 PM Kalaong
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* NeverTellMeTheOdds: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Loonies are gamblers by nature, so they like long odds. Mannie is overjoyed when Mike gives them one chance in seven, since it's better than he had imagined. Oddly enough, Mike keeps updating the figure with longer and longer odds even though their plan is going smoothly, up until the last stretch.

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* NeverTellMeTheOdds: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Loonies are gamblers by nature, so they like long odds. Mannie is overjoyed when Mike gives them one chance in seven, since it's better than he had imagined. Oddly enough, Mike keeps updating the figure with longer and longer odds even though their plan is going smoothly, up until the last stretch.stretch; [[spoiler:his friends keep on asking for the odds of victory in ''[[ExactWords combat]]'' - which was a severe long shot from day one - and the probability of Earth surrendering ''peacefully'' is shooting up, but [[YouDidntAsk they never ask him]] '''that.''']]
27th Jul '16 12:23:34 PM Fighteer
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* PhoneWord: The initial phone codes to contact Mycroft are actual words with nulls added to get them to the correct length (I think Mannie dials [=MYCROFTXXX=], but I could be wrong on the number of null Xs). As the conspiracy grows they run out of memorable word codes and have to start using random codes.

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* PhoneWord: The initial phone codes to contact Mycroft are actual words with nulls added to get them to the correct length (I think Mannie dials [=MYCROFTXXX=], but I could be wrong on the number of null Xs).length. As the conspiracy grows they run out of memorable word codes and have to start using random codes.
13th Jul '16 6:51:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* PhoneWord: The initial phone codes to contact Mycroft are actual words with nulls added to get them to the correct length (I think Mannie dials [=MYCROFTXXX=], but I could be wrong on the number of null Xs). As the conspiracy grows they run out of memorable word codes and have to start using random codes.
13th May '16 11:03:48 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* FutureImperfect: If Mannie is any indication, Loonies have a rather shaky grasp of history. He thought ThomasJefferson freed the slaves, and confused UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution with UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. (Actually, this is done to hammer in that the Loonies are not Americans. Most non-Americans on present-day Earth would easily get the civil war and the revolution mixed up, but have no clue who Jefferson was.)

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* FutureImperfect: If Mannie is any indication, Loonies have a rather shaky grasp of history. He thought ThomasJefferson UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson freed the slaves, and confused UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution with UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. (Actually, this is done to hammer in that the Loonies are not Americans. Most non-Americans on present-day Earth would easily get the civil war and the revolution mixed up, but have no clue who Jefferson was.)
26th Mar '16 3:22:33 PM WhatRayDid
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** Also an example of ScienceMarchesOn: at the time the story was written this was one of the legitimate theories regarding the long-term effects of low gravity on biology. It wasn't firmly established that the opposite was the case (very low gravity is moderately bad for you and microgravity can outright kill you given long-term exposure) until several decades later.
17th Dec '15 11:47:13 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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* AuthorTract: This is a very political novel. Libertarian principles are discussed and held up as admirable.

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* AuthorTract: This is a very political novel. Libertarian principles are discussed and held up as admirable. This book is somewhat notable, however, in that it predates the founding of the Libertarian party by several years, which made it rather ahead of its time.
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