History Literature / TheSirensOfTitan

10th Jun '16 4:39:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* AssimilationPlot

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* BlackComedy: Standard in a Vonnegut novel.

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* CosmicPlaything

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Boaz.]]
* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet
* TheManBehindTheMan

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* NonLinearCharacter: Winston Niles Rumfoord.
* OurWormholesAreDifferent

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* TogetherInDeath: Subverted in Vonnegut's trademark gentle sardonicism.

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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Both Constant and Rumfoord qualify for this before their respective changes.

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6th Apr '16 1:45:09 AM gravious
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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Which was Rumfoord's plan all along, of course]]. ]]
6th Apr '16 1:42:47 AM gravious
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* CurbStompBattle: [[The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: [[The [[spoiler: The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth.]]
6th Apr '16 1:42:29 AM gravious
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* CurbStompBattle: [[The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth.]]
16th Jan '16 4:52:34 PM henry42
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His life changes irrevocably when he encounters Winston Niles Rumfoord, a playboy millionaire turned space explorer turned omniscient being after he pilots his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum. (Chrono-synclastic is Latin/Greek for "time bent equally in all directions", and infundibulum is Latin for "funnel".) Rumfoord is effectively "smeared across time" and becomes aware of all events, past, present and future. Armed with this knowledge, Rumfoord begins to direct Constant on a quest of self-knowledge and instruction, along the way setting up the "Church of God the Utterly Indifferent".

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His life changes irrevocably when he encounters Winston Niles Rumfoord, a playboy millionaire turned space explorer turned omniscient being after he pilots his spaceship into a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie chrono-synclastic infundibulum.infundibulum]]. (Chrono-synclastic is Latin/Greek for "time bent equally in all directions", and infundibulum is Latin for "funnel".) Rumfoord is effectively "smeared across time" and becomes aware of all events, past, present and future. Armed with this knowledge, Rumfoord begins to direct Constant on a quest of self-knowledge and instruction, along the way setting up the "Church of God the Utterly Indifferent".
11th Jul '14 4:38:05 PM Aquila89
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--->''Somebody up there likes me.''
--->'''[[MeaningfulName Malachi Constant]]'''

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--->''Somebody -->''Somebody up there likes me.''
--->'''[[MeaningfulName -->'''[[MeaningfulName Malachi Constant]]'''
7th Aug '13 6:23:48 AM Aquila89
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* TraumaCongaLine: Malachi Constant goes through one. [[spoiler:First, he loses all of his money. Then, he's taken to Mars, where he's coerced into joining the Army Of Mars and having an antenna implanted in his head which subjected him to terrible pain whenever one of his superiors decided he'd done something worthy of punishment. He has a son with Rumfoord's ex-wife, Beatrice, but he's brainwashed several times, forgetting everything about who he was. After one of his mindwipes, he's forced to strangle his best friend, Stony Stevenson to death, not remembering who he was. After he finally escapes from the army, he gets trapped in a network of caves on Mercury for three years, being driven temporarily insane by his circumstances. When he escapes and returns to Earth, he gets a great reception as the prophesied "Space Wanderer" and it seems things are just beginning to look up for him... but then the proverbial rug is yanked out from under him when Rumfoord tells not only him, but the whole world that he is Malachi Constant, the same Malachi Constant that the new predominant religion on Earth sees as a symbol of everything disgusting and hateful. Rumfoord then springs on him the news that he will never reunite with his best friend Stony, because he killed Stony. After that, Constant is a completely broken man.]]

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* TraumaCongaLine: Malachi Constant goes through one. [[spoiler:First, he loses all of his money. Then, he's taken to Mars, where he's coerced into joining the Army Of Mars and having an antenna implanted in his head which subjected him to terrible pain whenever one of his superiors decided he'd done something worthy of punishment. He has a son with Rumfoord's ex-wife, Beatrice, but he's brainwashed several times, forgetting everything about who he was. After one of his mindwipes, he's forced to strangle his best friend, Stony Stevenson to death, not remembering who he was.is. After he finally escapes from the army, he gets trapped in a network of caves on Mercury for three years, being driven temporarily insane by his circumstances. When he escapes and returns to Earth, he gets a great reception as the prophesied "Space Wanderer" and it seems things are just beginning to look up for him... but then the proverbial rug is yanked out from under him when Rumfoord tells not only him, but the whole world that he is Malachi Constant, the same Malachi Constant that the new predominant religion on Earth sees as a symbol of everything disgusting and hateful. Rumfoord then springs on him the news that he will never reunite with his best friend Stony, because he killed Stony. After that, Constant is a completely broken man.]]
10th Jul '13 4:10:50 AM Aquila89
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* TraumaCongaLine: Malachi Constant goes through one. [[spoiler:First, he loses all of his money. Then, he's taken to Mars, where he's coerced into joining the Army Of Mars and having an antenna implanted in his head which subjected him to terrible pain whenever one of his superiors decided he'd done something worthy of punishment. He has a son with Rumfoord's ex-wife, Beatrice, but he's brainwashed several times, forgetting everything about who he was. After one of his mindwipes, he's forced to strangle his best friend, Stony Stevenson to death, not remembering who he was. After he finally escapes from the army, he gets trapped in a network of caves on Mercury for three years, being driven temporarily insane by his circumstances. When he escapes and returns to Earth, he gets a great reception as the prophesied "Space Wanderer" and it seems things are just beginning to look up for him... but then the proverbial rug is yanked out from under him when Rumfoord tells not only him, but the whole world that he is Malachi Constant, the same Malachi Constant that the new predominant religion on Earth sees as a symbol of everything disgusting and hateful. Rumfoord then springs on him the news that he will never reunite with his best friend Stony, because he killed Stony. After that, Constant is a completely broken man.]]
16th Apr '13 7:31:15 AM Aquila89
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* NonLinearCharacter: Winston Niles Rumfoord.
3rd Oct '12 1:10:32 PM tracer
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* OurWormholesAreDifferent
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