History Literature / TowerAndTheHive

14th Jan '16 2:36:57 PM DarkHunter
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* PowerLevels: The Talents are ranked in power from T12 (just enough power to register) to Prime (T1). To have a T1 designation requires both telepathy and telekinesis with potentially unlimited power; a superpowerful telepath or telekinetic is rated at T2.
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* PowerLevels: The Talents are ranked in power from T12 (just enough power to register) to Prime (T1). To have a T1 designation requires both telepathy and telekinesis with potentially unlimited power; a superpowerful telepath or telekinetic is rated at T2. It isn't a fixed designation, though: it's perfectly possible to increase one's Talent rating over time, especially if you're working closely with very powerful Talents. Afra is rated T4 as a child, but by the time of the end of the series is T2, with some believing that he's borderline-Prime level (though still nowhere near his wife or children).
22nd Nov '15 3:48:04 AM RustyBill
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* Main/TheNoseKnows: In the final book, Pierre Laney uses his unique Talent to identify individual Hiver queens. As a sideline, he also creates new perfumes and colognes for the crew of the fleet from alien plants.
7th Nov '15 11:58:08 AM Freezer
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* ''The Tower and The Hive'': The wrap-up to the threat of the Hivers (and probably the series itself after McCaffrey's death)
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* ''The Tower and The Hive'': The wrap-up to the threat of the Hivers (and probably the series itself after McCaffrey's [=McCaffrey's=] death)

* SuperpowerfulGenetics: As Talents began producing offspring together, more and more powerful Talents came forth.
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* SuperpowerfulGenetics: As Talents began producing offspring together, more and more powerful more-powerful Talents came forth.
20th Jun '15 11:18:34 AM Bissek
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* GenerationalSaga: Sort of. ''Pegasus In Flight'' takes place about eighty years after ''To Ride Pegasus'', with ''Pegasus In Space'' taking place maybe a few months afterwards. ''The Rowan'', however, takes place three hundred years later.
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* GenerationalSaga: Sort of. ''Pegasus In Flight'' takes place about eighty years after ''To Ride Pegasus'', with ''Pegasus In Space'' taking place maybe a few months afterwards. ''The Rowan'', however, takes place three hundred years later. later, with the sequel novels to that centering around Rowan's children and grandchildren.
20th Jan '15 3:58:41 PM Fighteer
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* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Larak.]]
28th Dec '14 11:42:05 AM Freezer
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* YourMindMakesItReal: The Primes' travel sickness was actually Siglen mentally imprinting her own condition (an inner-ear condition that gave her vertigo on long teleports) on every other Prime of the time[[note]]Peter Reidinger, David of Betelgeuse, Capella and The Rowan[[/note]]. It didn't occur to them that that wasn't "just the way things were" until Jeff Raven showed up - a wild Prime who could teleport at will with no ill effects. Subsequent books showed The Rowan as able to teleport long distances if needed, but preferring not to.
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* YourMindMakesItReal: The Primes' travel sickness was actually Siglen mentally imprinting her own condition (an inner-ear condition that gave her vertigo on long teleports) on every other Prime of the time[[note]]Peter Reidinger, David of Betelgeuse, Capella and The Rowan[[/note]]. It didn't occur to them that that wasn't "just the way things were" until Jeff Raven showed up - a wild Prime completely untrained Prime-level Talent who could teleport at will with no ill effects. Subsequent books showed The Rowan as able to teleport long distances if needed, but preferring not to.
28th Dec '14 10:49:57 AM Freezer
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* YourMindMakesItReal: The Primes' travel sickness was actually Siglen mentally imprinting her own condition (an inner-ear condition that gave her vertigo on long teleports) on every other Prime of the time[[note]]Peter Reidinger, David of Betelguse, Capella and The Rowan[[/note]]. It didn't occur to them that that wasn't "just the way things were" until Jeff Raven showed up - a wild Prime who could teleport at will with no ill effects. Subsequent books showed The Rowan as able to teleport long distances if needed, but preferring not to.
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* YourMindMakesItReal: The Primes' travel sickness was actually Siglen mentally imprinting her own condition (an inner-ear condition that gave her vertigo on long teleports) on every other Prime of the time[[note]]Peter Reidinger, David of Betelguse, Betelgeuse, Capella and The Rowan[[/note]]. It didn't occur to them that that wasn't "just the way things were" until Jeff Raven showed up - a wild Prime who could teleport at will with no ill effects. Subsequent books showed The Rowan as able to teleport long distances if needed, but preferring not to.
28th Dec '14 10:49:42 AM Freezer
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* YourMindMakesItReal: The Primes' travel sickness was actually Siglen mentally imprinting her own condition (an inner-ear condition that gave her vertigo on long teleports) on every other Prime of the time[[note]]Peter Reidinger, David of Betelguse, Capella and The Rowan]]. It didn't occur to them that that wasn't "just the way things were" until Jeff Raven showed up - a wild Prime who could teleport at will with no ill effects. Subsequent books showed The Rowan as able to teleport long distances if needed, but preferring not to.
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* YourMindMakesItReal: The Primes' travel sickness was actually Siglen mentally imprinting her own condition (an inner-ear condition that gave her vertigo on long teleports) on every other Prime of the time[[note]]Peter Reidinger, David of Betelguse, Capella and The Rowan]].Rowan[[/note]]. It didn't occur to them that that wasn't "just the way things were" until Jeff Raven showed up - a wild Prime who could teleport at will with no ill effects. Subsequent books showed The Rowan as able to teleport long distances if needed, but preferring not to.
28th Dec '14 10:49:23 AM Freezer
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* YourMindMakesItReal: The Primes' travel sickness was actually Siglen mentally imprinting her own condition on every other Prime of the time (at the time four others). Because it had to be simply "the cost of power" and not something as mundane as an inner-ear condition.
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* YourMindMakesItReal: The Primes' travel sickness was actually Siglen mentally imprinting her own condition (an inner-ear condition that gave her vertigo on long teleports) on every other Prime of the time (at time[[note]]Peter Reidinger, David of Betelguse, Capella and The Rowan]]. It didn't occur to them that that wasn't "just the time four others). Because it had way things were" until Jeff Raven showed up - a wild Prime who could teleport at will with no ill effects. Subsequent books showed The Rowan as able to be simply "the cost of power" and teleport long distances if needed, but preferring not something as mundane as an inner-ear condition.to.
28th Dec '14 10:39:15 AM Freezer
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* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: Once the Talents figure out the strategy of simply teleporting warheads into the engine cores of Hiver ships, the conflict becomes mostly about finding ways to stop the Hivers without [[GenocideDilemma committing genocide.]]
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* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion: Once the Talents figure out the strategy of simply teleporting warheads into where the engine cores of Hiver ships, ships were and develop the strategy of teleporting live warheads directly into them, the conflict becomes mostly about finding ways to stop the Hivers without [[GenocideDilemma committing genocide.]]
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