History Literature / TheSirensOfTitan

17th Jun '17 10:03:45 AM nombretomado
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''Sirens of Titan'' (1959) was KurtVonnegut's second novel and is notable for being one of his more overt Science Fiction novels. Set in 22nd-century America, it tells the story of Malachi Constant, one of the richest men in the world, who has the gall, the temerity to attribute his good fortune to divine providence.

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''Sirens of Titan'' (1959) was KurtVonnegut's Creator/KurtVonnegut's second novel and is notable for being one of his more overt Science Fiction novels. Set in 22nd-century America, it tells the story of Malachi Constant, one of the richest men in the world, who has the gall, the temerity to attribute his good fortune to divine providence.
19th Jan '17 8:53:48 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler: Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.

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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler: Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.
19th Jan '17 8:49:31 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.

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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler [[spoiler: Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.
19th Jan '17 8:48:55 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.
26th Jun '16 8:20:43 AM CountArtha
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* BreakTheHaughty: Malachi's first thought after meeting cloistered, snooty Beatrice Rumfoord is that he'd like to knock her down a peg by adding her to his list of conquests. [[spoiler: Later, on the trip to Mars, this is exactly how their son Chrono is conceived.]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: Malachi's Malachi Constant's first thought after meeting cloistered, snooty Beatrice Rumfoord is that he'd like to knock her down a peg by adding her to his list of conquests. [[spoiler: Later, on the trip to Mars, this is exactly how their son Chrono is conceived.]]
26th Jun '16 8:20:04 AM CountArtha
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* BreakTheHaughty: Malachi's first thought after meeting cloistered, snooty Beatrice Rumfoord is that he'd like to knock her down a peg by adding her to his list of conquests. [[spoiler: Later, on the trip to Mars, this is exactly how their son Chrono is conceived.]]
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.]]
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