History Literature / TunnelInTheSky

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.
12th Aug '17 12:06:16 AM marcoasalazarm
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* DisasterDemocracy: The stranded students' mistake isn't establishing a democracy but making their government more complicated than primitive survival warrants.

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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 all of the kids agree on trying to make it work.
11th Aug '17 11:39:36 PM MarkLungo
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-> "Rod, everyone of us is beset by two things: a need to go home, and the impossibility of doing it."- Deacon Matson.

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-> "Rod, ->''"Rod, everyone of us is beset by two things: a need to go home, and the impossibility of doing it."- Deacon Matson.
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-->--'''Deacon Matson'''
31st May '17 9:24:24 PM Sharlee
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* MayorOfAGhostTown: Rod finds himself in this role after a new portal to Earth opens up and the other stranded students abandon their settlement.
18th May '17 7:05:11 PM Taskmaster123
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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.''
12th May '17 8:36:38 AM troymacgill
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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: [[spoiler:When Rod gets back home, his parents and family friends all seem like petty jerks that don't understand anything. He can't relate to them anymore and no longer accepts their authority. He quickly finishes college and hands out to the Outlands again.]]

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: [[spoiler:When Rod gets back home, his parents and family friends all seem like petty jerks that don't understand anything. He can't relate to them anymore and no longer accepts their authority. He quickly finishes college and hands heads out to the Outlands again.]]
10th May '17 2:45:01 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.
3rd Feb '17 12:44:10 AM marcoasalazarm
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* TeenageWasteland: Type 1, the kids are stranded on an alien world because the recall to Earth never came.

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* TeenageWasteland: Type 1, the kids are stranded on an alien world because the recall to Earth never came. Those who try to make it an anarchist free-for-all (as mentioned above, aping ''Lord Of The Flies'') get killed off ''fast'' and the ones that remain maintain democracy and organization in order to survive.
21st Jul '16 11:17:10 AM roxana
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** In a conversation with her brother Helen makes it clear that she plans for marriage to be the end of her military career. Her goal is a farm and a flock of children. As this is also the goal of many Heinlein heroes that should not be seen as sexist.
27th Jun '16 11:06:17 AM MacedonianKing
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* FiveManBand: Our five main characters form this.
** TheLeader: Rod Walker
** TheLancer: Jack Daudet
** TheBigGuy: Caroline Mshiyeni
** TheSmartGuy: Grant Cowper
** TheChick: Jimmy Throxton
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