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4th Feb '16 6:55:54 AM Bisected8
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* DungeonBasedEconomy: The colony of Tranquillity was established near the remains of an ancient alien civilisation. Exploring these ruins for valuable artefacts is one of the colony's more lucrative industries.
27th Jan '16 6:00:22 PM Kalaong
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* UnfortunateImplications: "Ethnic Streaming" - At first, Earth's government sponsored extrasolar colonization on a cosmopolitan basis; immigration was controlled so numerous ethnic groups were represented equally. This experiment came to a crashing end when these colonies erupted into religious conflicts. Nyvan, the worst case, had nonstop holy wars right up until the Possessed showed up and conquered the whole planet with superpowers. Afterwards, colonies were sponsored by specific nations and corporations, which limited colonization to specific ethnic groups, creating [[PlanetOfHats Planets of Hats]]. These were much more successful, and by the time the story begins, planets are specifically stated to be Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindi, etc. and it's commonly accepted that only an idiot would expect multiple ethnic groups to share a planet peacefully. A similar idea would be "separateness" AKA ''"[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]]".'' * {{Utopia}} - Edenist habitats. ** {{Dystopia}} - Earth. Just Earth.
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* UnfortunateImplications: "Ethnic Streaming" - At first, Earth's government sponsored extrasolar colonization on a cosmopolitan basis; immigration was controlled so numerous ethnic groups were represented equally. This experiment came to a crashing end when these colonies erupted into religious conflicts. Nyvan, the worst case, had nonstop holy wars right up until the Possessed showed up and conquered the whole planet with superpowers. Afterwards, colonies were sponsored by specific nations and corporations, which limited colonization to specific ethnic groups, creating [[PlanetOfHats Planets of Hats]]. These were much more successful, and by the time the story begins, planets are specifically stated to be Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindi, etc. and it's commonly accepted that only an idiot would expect multiple ethnic groups to share a planet peacefully. A similar idea would be "separateness" AKA ''"[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]]".'' * {{Utopia}} - {{Utopia}}: Edenist habitats. ** {{Dystopia}} - {{Dystopia}}: Earth. Just Earth.
27th Jan '16 5:59:48 PM Kalaong
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* UnfortunateImplications: "Ethnic Streaming" - At first, Earth's government sponsored extrasolar colonization on a cosmopolitan basis; immigration was controlled so numerous ethnic groups were represented equally. This experiment came to a crashing end when these colonies erupted into religious conflicts. Nyvan, the worst case, had nonstop holy wars right up until the Possessed showed up and conquered the whole planet with superpowers. Afterwards, colonies were sponsored by specific nations and corporations, which limited colonization to specific ethnic groups, creating [[PlanetOfHats Planets of Hats]]. These were much more successful, and by the time the story begins, planets are specifically stated to be Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindi, etc. and it's commonly accepted that only an idiot would expect multiple ethnic groups to share a planet peacefully. A similar idea would be "separateness" AKA ''"[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]]".''
29th Nov '15 2:46:27 AM Randallw201238
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* DoubleStandard The Tyrathca put a much higher value on the life of a breeder then any of the other castes. A Tyrathca Clan will fight to death to protect a breeder child, and a breeder will literally loose the will to live if his or her monogamous mating partner dies, but the loss of one their lower caste children will merely be seen as "regrettable."
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* DoubleStandard The Tyrathca put a much higher value on the life of a breeder then any of the other castes. A Tyrathca Clan will fight to death to protect a breeder child, and a breeder will literally loose lose the will to live if his or her monogamous mating partner dies, but the loss of one their lower caste children will merely be seen as "regrettable."
6th Mar '15 1:46:22 PM Kalaong
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* WorthlessYellowRocks: PlayedStraight and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with the Modsva. The Modsva live in massive "disk cities" made out of old asteroids that survived their sun's expansion into a Red Supergiant. Since all the system's planets where destroyed, and every last bit of the original asteroids where mined out and used to build the disk cities, the only way the Modsva, lacking FTL travel, can gain new resources is to mine their sun for hydrogen and then use fusion to transform it into other elements. Since Iron is the heaviest element that can be created without a supernova, it's considered the most valuable, with one character proclaiming that an FTL drive would be worth "more than the sun's mass in iron", or in other words "more valuable than a chunk of the most valuable material know to our civilization, the size of the largest object known to our civilization." However, since carbon is much easier to create through fussion, and the Modsva have the industrial capacity to convert it into diamond, it's commonly used in a number of Modsva technologies, with Iron being limited to upper class bling, since apparently the Modsva don't need it biologically the way humans do.
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* WorthlessYellowRocks: PlayedStraight and [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with the Modsva. The Modsva live in massive "disk cities" made out of old asteroids that survived their sun's expansion into a Red Supergiant. Since all the system's planets where destroyed, and every last bit of the original asteroids where mined out and used to build the disk cities, the only way the Modsva, lacking FTL travel, can gain new resources is to mine their sun for hydrogen and then use fusion to transform it into other elements. Since Iron [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_peak Iron]] is the heaviest element that can be created without a supernova, it's considered the most valuable, with one character proclaiming that an FTL drive would be worth "more than the sun's mass in iron", or in other words "more valuable than a chunk of the most valuable material know to our civilization, the size of the largest object known to our civilization." However, since carbon is much easier to create through fussion, and the Modsva have the industrial capacity to convert it into diamond, it's commonly used in a number of Modsva technologies, with Iron being limited to upper class bling, since apparently the Modsva don't need it biologically the way humans do.
5th Jan '15 12:25:19 PM nombretomado
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The ''Night's Dawn'' trilogy is an epic SpaceOpera series written by British author [[PeterFHamilton Peter F. Hamilton]]. This {{Doorstopper}} of a series was released as three immense novels in Britain; ''The Reality Dysfunction'' (1996), ''The Neutronium Alchemist'' (1997) and ''The Naked God'' (1999). Each volume was broken into two, slightly more manageable books when it was released in the States; ''The Reality Dysfunction'' into ''Emergence'' and ''Expansion'', ''The Neutronium Alchemist'' into ''Consolidation'' and ''Conflict'' and ''The Naked God'' into ''Flight'' and ''Faith''. More recent prints in the States have gone back to the three volume format, in all their [[{{Doorstopper}} 1000+ page glory]]
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The ''Night's Dawn'' trilogy is an epic SpaceOpera series written by British author [[PeterFHamilton Peter F. Hamilton]].Creator/PeterFHamilton. This {{Doorstopper}} of a series was released as three immense novels in Britain; ''The Reality Dysfunction'' (1996), ''The Neutronium Alchemist'' (1997) and ''The Naked God'' (1999). Each volume was broken into two, slightly more manageable books when it was released in the States; ''The Reality Dysfunction'' into ''Emergence'' and ''Expansion'', ''The Neutronium Alchemist'' into ''Consolidation'' and ''Conflict'' and ''The Naked God'' into ''Flight'' and ''Faith''. More recent prints in the States have gone back to the three volume format, in all their [[{{Doorstopper}} 1000+ page glory]]
1st Dec '14 9:29:59 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: AlCapone]]...[[RecycledInSPACE IN SPACE!]].
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* [[spoiler: AlCapone]]...UsefulNotes/AlCapone]]...[[RecycledInSPACE IN SPACE!]].
27th Aug '14 4:52:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhatTheHellHero: Joshua could be considered one. ** YMMV. The worst Joshua actually does is [[spoiler: get Louise Kavanagh pregnant]]. Let's face it, he's one guy and he and his crew do what they can - there isn't really an example of him doing anything bad/evil or even ''stupid'', because he's BornLucky. *** To be fair, he ends up [[spoiler: marrying Louise after he returns to Earth and finds that she's toughened up a lot since her sheltered life on Norfolk.]] *** Aside from giving Quinn Dexter a ride off Lalonde. Fair enough he didn't know it at the time, but even weeks or months later he doesn't seem to twig to the fact that all those system glitches the ship experienced on that one trip add up to him having delivered the Possessed to Norfolk. *** There was also the small matter of being involved in transporting antimatter containment equipment at one point. (Strictly illegal EXCEPT in the system where he picked them up. When he left, the ship was stopped and searched, but the antimatter containers weren't there any more. He'd done a complex series of maneuvers to switch the antimatter containers with fusion reactors of very similar design on another ship that the police ships never detected.)
11th Apr '14 4:55:05 AM TaoJun
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**To be noted that particularly serious crime gets you sent to a penal colony, way worse than just a period of forced labour on a normal colony.
31st Mar '14 10:06:42 AM Coinage
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* EveryoneHasLotsOfSex: Oh yeah. Especially Joshua Calvert, and Syrix. These ship captains make Captain Kirk look prudish.
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