History Literature / ZonesOfThought

19th Feb '16 12:34:26 PM Theriocephalus
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* AndIMustScream: What happens to any [[spoiler:Skroderider]] within the Blight's transmission range. The only one that is freed from control, [[spoiler:Greenstalk]], actually DOES break down screaming after a long period of mute shock and horror.
** The characters speculate, that ''everyone'' in the regions directly overtaken by the Blight lives like this.

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* AndIMustScream: What happens to any [[spoiler:Skroderider]] within the Blight's transmission range. The only one that is freed from control, [[spoiler:Greenstalk]], actually DOES break down screaming after a long period of mute shock and horror.
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horror. The characters speculate, speculate that ''everyone'' in the regions directly overtaken by the Blight lives like this.
5th Jan '16 4:58:13 AM Wyldchyld
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* CassandraTruth: Flenser invokes this trope during the climax of ''A Fire Upon the Deep'' when [[spoiler: he reveals Steel's true plans to Amdijefri]], though given how cunning and GenreSavvy he is, it's questionable exactly how ''much'' of what he's saying is actually truth.

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* CassandraTruth: Flenser invokes this trope during the climax of ''A Fire Upon the Deep'' when [[spoiler: he reveals Steel's true plans to Amdijefri]], though given how cunning and GenreSavvy he is, it's questionable exactly how ''much'' of what he's saying is actually truth.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The villains of the series all get one, despite all being GenreSavvy.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The villains of the series all get one, despite all being GenreSavvy.savvy.
10th Nov '15 3:30:51 PM SolipSchism
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''The Blabber'' is set at at least millennia later, on a human-colonized planet near the top of the Slow Zone. A young man has grown up with a very strange pet who is suddenly an object of intense interest when a shipful of Beyonder sightseers arrive. It was out of print for a long time but is now available in ''The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge'' (2011).

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''The Blabber'' is set at at least millennia later, on a human-colonized planet near the top of the Slow Zone. A young man has grown up with a very strange pet who is suddenly an object of intense interest when a shipful of Beyonder sightseers arrive. It was out of print for a long time but is now available in ''The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge'' (2011).
(2001).
2nd Oct '15 2:04:59 PM Draco18s
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* StealthPun: The sentient Tines are made up of multiple individual creatures that come together to form a single, coherent personality. The members usually have meaningless names that are combined to form the pack's full name [[note]]Such as Wickrackrum, a three-member pack made up of "Wick", "Rack", and "Rum"[[/note]]. In ''The Children of the Sky'', Woodcarver gets a new member, a puppy named "Sht", who is considered by several characters to be a bad influence on her overall mind. The pun gets less stealthy when Pilgrim starts referring to the puppy as "that little Sht".

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* StealthPun: The sentient Tines are made up of multiple individual creatures that come together to form a single, coherent personality. The members usually have meaningless names that are combined to form the pack's full name [[note]]Such as Wickrackrum, a three-member four-member pack made up of "Wick", "Rack", "Wic" "Kwk" "Rac" and "Rum"[[/note]]. In ''The Children of the Sky'', Woodcarver gets a new member, a puppy named "Sht", who is considered by several characters to be a bad influence on her overall mind. The pun gets less stealthy when Pilgrim starts referring to the puppy as "that little Sht".
13th May '15 12:53:20 PM argent
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* {{Expy}}: Based on the Tines' World's level of technological development in ''A Fire Upon the Deep'', Woodcarver is essentially based on Queen Elizabeth I, and Pilgrim is an explorer similar to Walter Raleigh or Francis Drake. Flenser and Steel occupy a position in history analogous to Oliver Cromwell, but they're more explicitly intended to parallel Hitler and Stalin.

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* {{Expy}}: Based on the Tines' World's level of technological development in ''A Fire Upon the Deep'', Woodcarver is essentially based on Queen Elizabeth I, and Pilgrim is an explorer similar to Walter Raleigh or Francis Drake. Flenser and Steel occupy a position in history analogous to Oliver Cromwell, but they're more explicitly intended to parallel Hitler and Stalin. ("Stalin" literally means "Steel")
6th May '15 6:54:23 AM argent
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''The Blabber'' is set at at least millennia later, on a human-colonized planet near the top of the Slow Zone. A young man has grown up with a very strange pet who is suddenly an object of intense interest when a shipful of Beyonder sightseers arrive.

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''The Blabber'' is set at at least millennia later, on a human-colonized planet near the top of the Slow Zone. A young man has grown up with a very strange pet who is suddenly an object of intense interest when a shipful of Beyonder sightseers arrive.
arrive. It was out of print for a long time but is now available in ''The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge'' (2011).
6th May '15 6:36:18 AM argent
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* ''The Blabber'', published in ''Threats and Other Promises'' (1988)



* ''The Blabber'', published in ''Threats and Other Promises'' (1998)

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* ''The Blabber'', published in ''Threats and Other Promises'' (1998)
6th May '15 6:35:22 AM argent
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* ''The Blabber'' (1988) collected in ''Threats and Other Promises'' (1998)

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* ''The Blabber'' (1988) collected Blabber'', published in ''Threats and Other Promises'' (1998)
6th May '15 6:34:56 AM argent
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* ''The Blabber'' (1988) collected in ''Threats and Other Promises''

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* ''The Blabber'' (1988) collected in ''Threats and Other Promises''
Promises'' (1998)
6th May '15 6:30:18 AM argent
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The Zones of Thought is a science-fiction setting created by Creator/VernorVinge. The {{Trilogy}} consists of:

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The Zones of Thought is a science-fiction setting created by Creator/VernorVinge. The {{Trilogy}} It currently consists of:
of three books and one short story:




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* ''The Blabber'' (1988) collected in ''Threats and Other Promises''



''The Children of the Sky'', a sequel to ''A Fire Upon the Deep'', came out in October 2011. It primarily follows Ravna, one of the main protagonists of ''Fire'', as she attempts to prepare Tines World for the arrival of the Blight despite opposition from some of those who were in [[HumanPopsicle coldsleep]] during the events of the first book, and who are beginning to doubt her account of the events.

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''The Children of the Sky'', a sequel to ''A Fire Upon the Deep'', came out in October 2011. It primarily follows Ravna, one of the main protagonists of ''Fire'', as she attempts to prepare Tines World for the arrival of the Blight despite opposition from some of those who were in [[HumanPopsicle coldsleep]] during the events of the first book, and who are beginning to doubt her account of the events.
events. It is clearly the start of a new series, as it ends in a cliff-hanger with multiple arcs truncated.

''The Blabber'' is set at at least millennia later, on a human-colonized planet near the top of the Slow Zone. A young man has grown up with a very strange pet who is suddenly an object of intense interest when a shipful of Beyonder sightseers arrive.
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