History Literature / TheWindupGirl

4th Jan '17 9:28:22 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* Cool Car: By virtue of being the only car seen in the story. Akkarat's coal-diesel limousine is an obscene display of wealth and luxury in a world of depleted fossil fuels.

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* Cool Car: CoolCar: By virtue of being the only car seen in the story. Akkarat's coal-diesel limousine is an obscene display of wealth and luxury in a world of depleted fossil fuels.fuels where most transport is powered by humans, animals, or wind.
4th Jan '17 9:27:20 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* Cool Car: By virtue of being the only car seen in the story. Akkarat's coal-diesel limousine is an obscene display of wealth and luxury in a world of depleted fossil fuels.
13th Oct '16 1:41:38 AM SorPepita
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** Already asked and dismissed as myth http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/pages/terminator-seeds.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto#Terminator_seeds so it's probably Myth in Television

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** Already asked and dismissed as myth http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/pages/terminator-seeds.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto#Terminator_seeds so it's probably Myth in TelevisionTelevision.
12th Oct '16 3:28:15 PM SorPepita
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* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The civilian Windups are heavily trained and conditioned from childhood to prevent the usage of their superhuman speed, reflexes and strength. It reaches a point where the Windups don't realize that they have more than human abilities and can only activate them unconsciously or if something breaks their conditioning.



* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: The civilian Windups are heavily trained and conditioned from childhood to prevent the usage of their superhuman speed, reflexes and strength. It reaches a point where the Windups don't realize that they have more than human abilities and can only activate them unconsciously or if something breaks their conditioning.
20th Jul '16 5:10:00 AM JackG
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* KnightTemplar: The Grahamite Church. The 'green headbands' in Malaysia. The Environment Ministry ('white shirts') in their heydey.

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* KnightTemplar: KnightTemplar / TheFundamentalist: The Grahamite Church. The 'green headbands' in Malaysia. The Environment Ministry ('white shirts') in their heydey.
12th May '16 10:31:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* KnightsTemplar: The Grahamite Church. The 'green headbands' in Malaysia. The Environment Ministry ('white shirts') in their heydey.

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* KnightsTemplar: KnightTemplar: The Grahamite Church. The 'green headbands' in Malaysia. The Environment Ministry ('white shirts') in their heydey.
18th Feb '16 8:56:46 AM gravious
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** Hock Seng for all his long term planning just can't seem to catch a break in the final third of the book.

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** Hock Seng for all his long term planning just can't seem to catch a break in the final third of the book.act.
18th Feb '16 8:53:58 AM gravious
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* TruthInTelevision: Ask Monsanto what a "terminator" seed is. Agribusinesses have already adopted some of the practices mentioned.

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* TraumaCongaLine:
** Emiko is stranded, friendless and alone, in a country where her very existence is a capital crime, in a climate she is barely able to tolerate and subjected daily to extremely degrading sexual abuse. [[spoiler: When she finally snaps and slaughters those responsible for her misery, a witchhunt is called to hunt her down like a rabid dog.]]
** Hock Seng for all his long term planning just can't seem to catch a break in the final third of the book.
* TruthInTelevision: Ask Monsanto what a "terminator" seed is. Agribusinesses have already adopted some of the practices mentioned.
12th Jan '16 9:44:36 PM TrustBen
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* BigApplesauce: Subverted. The center of power for the agricultural megacorps is Des Moines, Iowa.

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* BigApplesauce: Subverted.Averted. The center of power for the agricultural megacorps is Des Moines, Iowa. There's some mention of sea levels rising, which could account for New York - a coastal, mostly island city - not being a player.
12th Jan '16 9:39:46 PM TrustBen
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* ProperlyParanoid: Hock Seng is a Yellow Card - a Chinese refugee from the fundamentalist-led genocide in Malaysia. He lives in a constant state of low-grade fear and paranoia, waiting for the time when the Thai will find it similarly expedient to massacre the Yellow Cards or kick them across the border back to the Malay.

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* ProperlyParanoid: Hock ProperlyParanoid:
**Hock
Seng is a Yellow Card - a Chinese refugee from the fundamentalist-led genocide in Malaysia. He lives in a constant state of low-grade fear and paranoia, waiting for the time when the Thai will find it similarly expedient to massacre the Yellow Cards or kick them across the border back to the Malay.Malay.
** Emiko as well. A huge number of Thais want to kill any New Person on sight, partly because the Vietnamese used them as brutally effective soldiers. New People also lack legal rights. Outside of Anderson's apartment and the (abusive) club her only means of survival are running and controlling her movements to disguise her origins.
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