History Literature / TunnelInTheSky

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
27th Jun '16 11:05:49 AM MacedonianKing
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%%* RaceLift: Rod is turned into a white kid on the covers.
%% PM me anything from the text that suggests Rod is a POC.

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%%* * RaceLift: Rod is turned into a white kid on the covers.
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covers.
27th Jun '16 11:02:47 AM MacedonianKing
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%%* AmbiguouslyBrown: [[spoiler: Rod Walker, and by extension the Walker family]].
%% PM me anything from the text that suggests Rod is a POC.

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%%* * AmbiguouslyBrown: [[spoiler: Rod Walker, and by extension the Walker family]].
%% PM me anything from the text that suggests Rod is a POC.
family]].
26th Jun '16 1:29:29 PM MacedonianKing
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* FiveManBand: While there is a large cast of survivors, our five main characters form this.
** TheLeader:Rod Walker
** TheLancer: Jack
** TheBigGuy: Caroline
** TheSmartGuy: Grant
** TheChick: Jimmy
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Matson asks Rod who gave him the good survival advice and Rod explains it came from his sister in the Corp of Amazons. Matson grumbles that a woman like her would have kept him from being a cranky old bachelor. [[spoiler: When Rod returns, Matson is now his brother-in-law]].


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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
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Matson asks Rod who gave him the good survival advice and Rod explains it came from his sister in the Corp of Amazons. Matson grumbles that a woman like her would have kept him from being a cranky old bachelor. [[spoiler: When Rod returns, Matson is now his brother-in-law]].
26th Jun '16 1:24:01 PM MacedonianKing
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* FiveManBand: While there is a large cast of survivors, our five main characters form this.
** TheLeader:Rod Walker
** TheLancer: Jack
** TheBigGuy: Caroline
** TheSmartGuy: Grant
** TheChick: Jimmy


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* SassyBlackWoman: Caroline.
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