History Literature / TunnelInTheSky

27th May '18 11:39:58 PM DanielCase
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* ThereAreNoAdults: For most of the novel. A rare sci-fi variant in which this is not due to some irreversible apocalyptic tragedy.
27th May '18 11:36:13 PM DanielCase
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* ThereAreNoAdults: For most of the novel. A rare sci-fi variant in which this is not due to some irreversible apocalyptic tragedy.
17th Feb '18 9:38:16 AM f1shst1x
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** Also, after reading this book one cannot help but get the idea that there are some ''very'' unpleasant things about the society that turned out these teenagers, judging by their callous behavior. The test is only supposed to be less than two weeks, to see how they manage to survive, but almost immediately after arrival Rod finds ''the dead body of a boy who was murdered for his equipment.'' The threat of being killed by the other students is very real and makes everyone paranoid. During a misunderstanding, Jack even says that she'll hunt down and murder Rod if he doesn't leave. What would happen if things went normally and everyone went home after the test? Would people get away with murder? Would parents be demanding to know what happened to their missing children? Has a society gotten so superficially civilized but basically barbaric that high school students are tested in ways that will result in deaths, either by accident or design? Remember, these aren't soldiers being sent on training missions and taking risks they signed up for, these are ''high school students.''
17th Feb '18 9:35:04 AM f1shst1x
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Rod contemplates the flow of people through the Ramsbotham Gate to another planet and decides to calculate how long it would take the current population of the Earth to go through, accounting for deaths and births along the way. He uses a slide rule.
29th Jan '18 10:14:44 AM SteveMB
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** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] between Matson and Rod. Any planet used for the survival test would be Earth-like, and if it wasn't Earth-like the students would be informed about hazardous environmental conditions first.

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** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] between Matson and Rod. Any planet used for the survival test would be Earth-like, and if it wasn't Earth-like the students would be informed about hazardous environmental conditions first. (That said, "Earth-like" covers a range of conditions -- the survival world will have breathable air, but might have a hostile climate, and students are expected to show up prepared accordingly.)
4th Sep '17 12:24:58 PM WillKeaton
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* YearOutsideHourInside: When Rod's father is diagnosed with an incurable disease he and his wife go into a Ramsbotham field where two weeks to them will equate to twenty years in the real world. They will stay in the field until a cure for the disease is found, [[spoiler: which turns out to have been discovered a lot sooner than the estimate of twenty years. Rod's parents exit the field just as he returns home from his time on the alien planet.]]

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* YearOutsideHourInside: When Rod's father is diagnosed with an incurable disease he and his wife go into a Ramsbotham field where two weeks to them will equate to twenty years in the real world. They will stay in the field until a cure for the disease is found, [[spoiler: which turns out to have been discovered a lot much sooner than the estimate of twenty years.years the doctors estimated it would take. Rod's parents exit the field just as he returns home from his time on the alien planet.]]
4th Sep '17 11:17:35 AM WillKeaton
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* YearOutsideHourInside: When Rod's father is diagnosed with an incurable disease he and his wife go into a Ramsbotham field where two weeks to them will equate to twenty years in the real world. They will stay in the field until a cure for the disease is found, [[spoiler: which turns out to have been discovered a lot sooner than expected, since they exit the field just as Rod returns home from his time on the alien planet.]]

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* YearOutsideHourInside: When Rod's father is diagnosed with an incurable disease he and his wife go into a Ramsbotham field where two weeks to them will equate to twenty years in the real world. They will stay in the field until a cure for the disease is found, [[spoiler: which turns out to have been discovered a lot sooner than expected, since they the estimate of twenty years. Rod's parents exit the field just as Rod he returns home from his time on the alien planet.]]
4th Sep '17 11:08:17 AM WillKeaton
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* HourInsideYearOutside: When Rod's father is diagnosed with an incurable disease he and his wife go into a Ramsbotham field where two weeks to them will equate to twenty years in the real world. They will stay in the field until a cure for the disease is found, [[spoiler: which turns out to have been discovered a lot sooner than expected, since they exit the field just as Rod returns home from his timem on the alien planet.


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* YearOutsideHourInside: When Rod's father is diagnosed with an incurable disease he and his wife go into a Ramsbotham field where two weeks to them will equate to twenty years in the real world. They will stay in the field until a cure for the disease is found, [[spoiler: which turns out to have been discovered a lot sooner than expected, since they exit the field just as Rod returns home from his time on the alien planet.]]
4th Sep '17 11:06:45 AM WillKeaton
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* HourInsideYearOutside: When Rod's father is diagnosed with an incurable disease he and his wife go into a Ramsbotham field where two weeks to them will equate to twenty years in the real world. They will stay in the field until a cure for the disease is found, [[spoiler: which turns out to have been discovered a lot sooner than expected, since they exit the field just as Rod returns home from his timem on the alien planet.
12th Aug '17 12:09:00 AM marcoasalazarm
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** And averted when one of the first kids Rod himself sees dead was one equipped with a whole bunch of top-of-the-line gear, including an expensive energy weapon. He was ambushed and killed by a thief ''because'' he brought that expensive weapon.

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** And averted when one of the first kids Rod himself sees finds dead was one equipped with a whole bunch of top-of-the-line gear, including an expensive energy weapon. He was ambushed and killed by a thief ''because'' he brought that expensive weapon.



* DisasterDemocracy: The stranded students' mistake isn't establishing a democracy but making their government more complicated than primitive survival warrants. Still, as the guys who attempt to turn the thing into a ''Lord Of The Flies''-style "do-as-you-please" TeenageWasteland end up showcasing ([[TakeThat by means of getting killed quickly]]), a degree of society ''is'' needed in a disaster, and on this all of the kids agree on trying to make it work.

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* DisasterDemocracy: The stranded students' mistake isn't establishing a democracy but making their government more complicated than primitive survival warrants. Still, as the guys who attempt to turn the thing into a ''Lord Of The Flies''-style "do-as-you-please" TeenageWasteland end up showcasing ([[TakeThat by means of getting killed quickly]]), a degree of society ''is'' needed in a disaster, and on this thus all of the kids agree on trying to make it work.
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