History Literature / TimeEnoughForLove

31st Jan '17 3:59:39 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Also, the group marriage on Tertius is set to sidestep this: you can join at any time and leave at almost any time. However, if any babies arrive while you're there, then you're expected to stick around until "they're grown", no matter what. You might not be the father, but you are expected to teach them how to behave.
31st Jan '17 3:50:43 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** This does lead to a TearJerker: against his own personal experience/advice, Lazarus married an 'ordinary' person, and lived with her for decades. Then he was with her when she died of old age...
31st Jan '17 3:01:30 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Somewhat {{justified}} by how the Howard Families were set up: when the Howard Trust was installed, you were considered for membership if you could prove your parents and grandparents (and, maybe, great grandparents) had a "long" lifespan (usually, over 100 years). While Lazarus was born/alive around the time the Trust was set up, the fact that he didn't need 'rejuvination' until he was approaching 150...
31st Jan '17 2:51:00 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* FakeAssistedSuicide: Lazarus Long is twenty three hundred years old and just wants to die. The staff of the clinic holding him sabotages his suicide device so that when he tries to use it he's just rendered unconscious and his short-term memory is wiped instead of dying. They do this so they can continue the rejuvenation process that will make him feel like wanting to live again, while he thinks that he can choose to die at any time.

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* FakeAssistedSuicide: Lazarus Long is twenty three hundred years old and just wants to die. The staff of the clinic holding him sabotages his suicide device so that when he tries to use it he's just rendered unconscious and his short-term memory is wiped instead of dying. They do this so they can continue the rejuvenation process that will make him feel like wanting to live again, while he thinks that he can choose to die at any time.[[note]]This does cause a conflict between two Rejuvenation Clinic employees, since one points out their 'mandate' includes allowing anyone to end their own life if they want it enough, under an expansion of "Do no ''harm''" (if unwanted life harms the person living it).[[/note]]
31st Jan '17 2:16:28 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* {{Polyamory}}: After his rejuvenation, Lazarus takes his new family and a few others and founds the Tertius colony. After a TimeSkip, we see that he's living with them in a Romanesque group marriage, with himself as a sort of presiding officer over their good-natured anarchy.

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* {{Polyamory}}: After his rejuvenation, Lazarus takes his new family and a few others and founds the Tertius colony. After a TimeSkip, we see that he's living with them in a Romanesque group marriage, with himself as a sort of presiding officer over their good-natured anarchy.[[note]]When inviting another character to join, one of the 'rules' translates to: "Any kids born while you're here are (partially) your responsibility. You don't leave until they can take care of themself." This is to make sure everyone is a responsible parent, regardless of actual... parentage.[[/note]]
14th Jan '17 6:49:49 PM Malady
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* SkinnyDipping

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* SkinnyDippingSkinnyDipping: Lazarus Long, 2,000 years in the future, has to explain to his daughters / sisters / clones that people in the 20th century actually wore clothes while swimming. They don't understand why anyone would.
7th Nov '16 1:00:44 PM Fighteer
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* UsefulNotes/KansasCity: [[TimeTravel The setting]] for the last third of the book -- it ''is'' where Lazarus (says he) is from,
15th Oct '16 8:22:17 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* UsefulNotes/KansasCity: [[TimeTravel The setting]] for the last third of the book -- it ''is'' where Lazarus (says he) is from,
14th Jul '16 5:29:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Most of Lazarus' family are redheads (his father Brian is described as having dark hair. Several descendant/spouses are described as having other hair colors).
19th Apr '16 7:44:40 AM zarpaulus
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* FakeAssistedSuicide: Lazarus Long is twenty three hundred years old and just wants to die. The staff of the clinic holding him sabotages his suicide device so that when he tries to use it he's just rendered unconscious instead of dying. They do this so they can continue the rejuvenation process that will make him feel like wanting to live again. The "suicide switch" also wipes his short-term memory so he won't remember that it didn't work and will think that his "grandson" is honoring all terms of the deal.

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* FakeAssistedSuicide: Lazarus Long is twenty three hundred years old and just wants to die. The staff of the clinic holding him sabotages his suicide device so that when he tries to use it he's just rendered unconscious and his short-term memory is wiped instead of dying. They do this so they can continue the rejuvenation process that will make him feel like wanting to live again. The "suicide switch" also wipes his short-term memory so again, while he won't remember thinks that it didn't work and will think that his "grandson" is honoring all terms of the deal. he can choose to die at any time.
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