History Literature / TheQuantumThief

14th Apr '16 10:15:31 PM Qussow
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** A literal antique gun in Raymonde's apartment. [[spoiler: It turns out to be the memory key Jean and Mieli are searching for.]]
22nd Jan '16 3:33:30 PM Qussow
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* InfoDrop: The author seems particularly averse to exposition, so the only hope a reader has to figure anything out is to piece all the disparate tidbits together. [[LoveItOrHateIt Depending on your disposition]], this is either part of the series' charm, or horribly frustrating.

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* InfoDrop: The author seems particularly averse to exposition, so the only hope a reader has to figure anything out about the setting is to piece all the disparate tidbits together. [[LoveItOrHateIt Depending on your disposition]], this is either part of the series' charm, or horribly frustrating.
22nd Jan '16 3:21:36 PM Qussow
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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler: In ''The Causal Angel'' it is revealed that Jean and the Pellegrini were responsible for The Collapse. Upon realizing what he had done, Jean was horrified leading him to abandon her and become the God of Thieves. When he learns this again - see MemoryGambit - he decides he wants nothing to do with his past self and becomes even more motivated to save Mieli and Child!Chen.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: In ''The Causal Angel'' it is revealed that Jean and the Pellegrini were responsible for The Collapse. Upon realizing what he had done, Jean was horrified [[MoralEventHorizon horrified]] leading him to abandon her and become the God of Thieves. When he learns this again - see MemoryGambit - he decides he wants nothing to do with his past self and becomes even more motivated to save Mieli and Child!Chen.]]
22nd Oct '15 9:02:22 PM Qussow
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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Perhonen's avatars aboard ship take the form of a bunch of butterflies whose wings make a human face. Rather fitting since she's a gogol made from the uploaded mind of an ancient Oortian who Meili recalled from [[TheAlternet the alinen]].

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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Perhonen's avatars aboard ship take the form of a bunch of butterflies whose wings make a flickering human face. Rather fitting since she's a gogol made from the uploaded mind of an ancient Oortian who Meili recalled from [[TheAlternet the alinen]].
22nd Oct '15 8:59:43 PM Qussow
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* AppleOfDiscord: The original legend is referenced several times, although with a peach instead of an apple. Peaches tend to come up a lot in relation to Meili's romantic life. Make of this what you will.



* BarbarianTribe: The Oortians are seen like this by the rest of the Solar System. They live in hollowed out comets in small family groups and construct handcrafted spaceships, AIs and other fantastic creations out of smartcoral through religious rites.


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* BarbarianTribe: The Oortians are seen like this by the rest of the Solar System. They live in hollowed out comets in small family groups and construct handcrafted spaceships, AIs and other fantastic creations out of smartcoral through religious rites.


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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Perhonen's avatars aboard ship take the form of a bunch of butterflies whose wings make a human face. Rather fitting since she's a gogol made from the uploaded mind of an ancient Oortian who Meili recalled from [[TheAlternet the alinen]].
22nd Oct '15 10:09:48 AM Qussow
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** Comes up again on Earth where one of the most cost effective ways of getting around without having to deal with Wild Code is by using a steam engine on train tracks.

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** Comes up again on Earth where one of the most cost effective ways way of getting around without having to deal with Wild Code is by using a steam engine on and train tracks.
22nd Oct '15 9:53:09 AM Qussow
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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: One of the only ways to get around gevulot on Mars is by using a simple chemical camera and publishing a paper newspaper.
** Comes up again on Earth where one of the most cost effective ways of getting around without having to deal with Wild Code is by using a steam engine on train tracks.
19th Oct '15 12:22:44 PM Qussow
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The Aun. [[Were they ancient gods hiding in the memetic noise inside monkey brains, or the imaginary friends of a lonely child genius elevated into post human entities by the collapse?]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The Aun. [[Were [[spoiler: Were they ancient gods hiding in the memetic noise inside monkey brains, or the imaginary friends of a lonely child genius elevated into post human entities by the collapse?]]
19th Oct '15 12:21:13 PM Qussow
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The Aun. [[Were they ancient gods hiding in the memetic noise inside monkey brains, or the imaginary friends of a lonely child genius elevated into post human entities by the collapse?]]
16th Oct '15 1:23:42 PM Qussow
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* BrilliantButLazy: The Zoku approach life as a complex system of games. Make them think they've won or solved the puzzle and they tend to stop working as long as they're suitably convinced.
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