History Literature / TheStarsMyDestination

18th Jul '16 1:33:27 PM RazorSmile
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* BulletTime: Foyle's cybernetic enhancements let him beat up some "Jack-Jaunters" at such speed that, from his perspective, they were falling in slow motion as he struck them down and light seemed to redshift.


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* {{Cyborg}}: Foyle spends a whole lot of money to get augmented into "... ''an extraordinary fighting machine''" with transistors and transformers buried in muscle and bone.
18th Jul '16 1:16:42 PM RazorSmile
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* MasterOfYourDomain: Foyle learns biofeedback and yoga from an "old fakir" to master, among other things, his body's blush response.
18th Jul '16 1:00:52 PM RazorSmile
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* HumansArePsychicInTheFuture: in the setting, "jaunting" is a learned skill and random people simply developed telepathy out of nowhere.
10th Jun '16 12:04:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* RapeIsLove: As close to love as anything in this book gets, anyway.
** Combined with a MasochismTango.
3rd Jun '16 4:13:29 PM Orbiting
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None of this matters to Gully Foyle--the quintessential everyman, if you are convinced HumansAreMorons. No education, no skills, no ambition, just a Mechanic's Mate Third Class on the freighter ''Nomad'', which lies crippled in the void between the planets. All he has left is a powerful will to survive, and he has, somehow, for six months when the spaceship ''Vorga'' encounters the wreck of the ''Nomad'', sees the distress signals--and passes by, leaving him to rot.

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None of this matters to Gully Foyle--the quintessential everyman, if you are convinced HumansAreMorons. No education, no skills, no ambition, just a Mechanic's Mate Third Class on the freighter ''Nomad'', which lies crippled in the void between the planets. All he has left is a powerful will to survive, and he has, somehow, for six months when the spaceship ''Vorga'' encounters the wreck of the ''Nomad'', sees the distress signals--and signals-- and passes by, leaving him to rot.
25th Jan '16 10:28:04 AM Antigone3
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* SkipTheAnesthetic: After Gully and Jisbella escape from prison, they go to a BackAlleyDoctor to have his EmbarrassingTattoo bleached from his face so that he's less recognizable by the authorities. Since the two have just had a nasty argument, she puts up money for the procedure but not the anesthetic. Eventually though, she can't stand his pain and gives in and pays the extra money.
16th Oct '15 9:45:17 AM Black_Diesel
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14th Sep '15 1:19:31 AM JakesBrain
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** Subverted in that they're not actually "yellow." The book states that jaunting has blurred racial lines to the point that a person's name is generally the only indicator of their nationality.

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** Subverted in that they're not actually "yellow." The book states that jaunting has blurred racial lines to the point that a person's name is generally the only reliable indicator of their nationality.
3rd Jul '15 8:12:18 AM MrDeath
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Invoked, as this is how the super rich demonstrate their status. While anyone can jaunte, status is shown by taking mundane transportation, on the logic that you're rich enough to spend money on things you don't need and important enough to make people wait for you. One huge gala has a cavalcade of bigwigs arriving in increasingly old fashioned ways, starting with helicopters and cars, and ending with Gully's grand entrance in a ''train'' - a '''steam-powered''' train - while his employees '''''lay down the tracks in front of him.'''''

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Invoked, as this is how the super rich demonstrate their status. While anyone can jaunte, status is shown by taking mundane transportation, on the logic that you're rich enough to spend money on things you don't need and important enough to make people wait for you. One huge gala has a cavalcade of bigwigs arriving in increasingly old fashioned ways, starting with helicopters and cars, and ending with Gully's grand entrance in a ''train'' - a '''steam-powered''' steam-powered train - while his employees '''''lay lay down the tracks in front of him.'''''
2nd Jul '15 7:22:18 PM Kalaong
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Invoked, as this is how the super rich demonstrate their status. While anyone can jaunte, status is shown by taking mundane transportation, on the logic that you're rich enough to spend money on things you don't need and important enough to make people wait for you. One huge gala has a cavalcade of bigwigs arriving in increasingly old fashioned ways, starting with helicopters and cars, and ending with Gully's grand entrance on a train while his employees ''lay down the tracks in front of him''.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Invoked, as this is how the super rich demonstrate their status. While anyone can jaunte, status is shown by taking mundane transportation, on the logic that you're rich enough to spend money on things you don't need and important enough to make people wait for you. One huge gala has a cavalcade of bigwigs arriving in increasingly old fashioned ways, starting with helicopters and cars, and ending with Gully's grand entrance on in a ''train'' - a '''steam-powered''' train - while his employees ''lay '''''lay down the tracks in front of him''.him.'''''
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