History Literature / TufVoyaging

18th Jun '17 5:06:58 PM nombretomado
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''Tuf Voyaging'' is an early work by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fame, described by ThatOtherWiki as 'a darkly comic meditation on environmentalism and absolute power', which sounds about right. It stars the eponymous Haviland Tuf, a reclusive, phlegmatic, ''very'' eccentric chap with a great love of SpockSpeak and a great distaste for his fellow man. He wants nothing more than to fly around the universe in his CoolStarship, The Ark, with his beloved cats and to make an honest living plying his trade.

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''Tuf Voyaging'' is an early work by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fame, described by ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki as 'a darkly comic meditation on environmentalism and absolute power', which sounds about right. It stars the eponymous Haviland Tuf, a reclusive, phlegmatic, ''very'' eccentric chap with a great love of SpockSpeak and a great distaste for his fellow man. He wants nothing more than to fly around the universe in his CoolStarship, The Ark, with his beloved cats and to make an honest living plying his trade.
1st Mar '17 7:32:16 PM EnragedFilia
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* SapientShip: subverted, where the biological engineering warship Tuf 'inherits' as the last surviving member of a freelance salvage team is specifically NOT sentient, though it could have been made so; there is brief mention of AI installed on other Earth warships which mutinied and/or started fighting each other.

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* SapientShip: subverted, where the biological engineering warship Tuf 'inherits' as the last surviving member of a freelance salvage team is specifically NOT sentient, though it could have been made so; there is brief mention of AI installed on other Earth warships which [[AIIsACrapshoot mutinied and/or started fighting each other.other]].
1st Mar '17 7:31:45 PM EnragedFilia
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* SapientShip: subverted, where the biological engineering warship Tuf 'inherits' as the last surviving member of a freelance salvage team is specifically NOT sentient, though it could have been made so; there is mention of other Earth warships with AI installed mutinying and/or fighting each other.

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* SapientShip: subverted, where the biological engineering warship Tuf 'inherits' as the last surviving member of a freelance salvage team is specifically NOT sentient, though it could have been made so; there is brief mention of AI installed on other Earth warships with AI installed mutinying which mutinied and/or started fighting each other.
20th Jan '17 2:44:50 PM Specialist290
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* ReplacementGoldfish: The first thing Tuf does with the god-like powers of the ''Ark'' at his disposal? Clone his dead cat.
3rd Jul '16 10:18:55 PM WanderingBrowser
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Harass or inconvenience Tuf at your own peril.


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* MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop: Tuf creates several of these, particularly for S'uthlam, which is so overpopulated that it needs it. Finally, he presents them with "manna", a plant which grows anywhere, provides all the nutrition a human needs, and tastes different and wonderful every time. It also nips the root cause of S'uthlam's problems in the bud by inflicting a SterilityPlague.


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* SterilityPlague: S'uthlam is so obsessed with having children that, in "Manna from Heaven", Tuf gets so sick of having to come back and design new food sources for them that he engineers his new MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop to irreversibly sterilizes 95% of its consumers, simply because they will not curb their population explosion voluntarily.
31st May '16 11:22:18 PM troymacgill
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* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its' orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]

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* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its' its orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]
31st May '16 12:22:36 PM zarpaulus
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* GlobalCurrency: "Standards", which Tuf usually insists on being paid in, seem to be some sort of interstellar currency of high value. Though there are local currencies like S'uthlam's "calories" (backed by local food) and the iron and gold coins used on Lyronica.
29th May '16 2:40:37 PM zarpaulus
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* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its' orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]
26th May '16 5:18:23 PM zarpaulus
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* CatsAreMagic: Tuf maintains that all cats have a measure of psi ability, Dax and his siblings/clones certainly do, as do the "cobalt panthers" he sells to House Norn.
26th May '16 5:13:58 PM zarpaulus
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* BondAnimal: The Ecological Engineering Corps bred telepathic cats that bonded with human handlers to counteract alien psi-weapons. In "Guardians" Tuf clones several to act as intermediaries between the planet's human colonists and the StarfishAlien natives, including Dax, his constant companion in chronologically later stories.

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* BondAnimal: BondCreature: The Ecological Engineering Corps bred telepathic cats that bonded with human handlers to counteract alien psi-weapons. In "Guardians" Tuf clones several to act as intermediaries between the planet's human colonists and the StarfishAlien natives, including Dax, his constant companion in chronologically later stories.
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