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29th Mar '17 5:50:11 AM jamespolk
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* The first half of part two of ''[[Literature/ErastFandorin The Death of Achilles]]'', which describes Achimas' life until his Moscow assignment, jumps many years between significant events in his youth, his turn to crime, and major assassination missions.

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* The first half of part two of ''[[Literature/ErastFandorin The Death of Achilles]]'', ''Literature/TheDeathOfAchilles'', which describes Achimas' life until his Moscow assignment, jumps many years between significant events in his youth, his turn to crime, and major assassination missions.
23rd Feb '17 7:12:53 AM DeanMT94
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23rd Feb '17 7:12:32 AM DeanMT94
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* ''Literature/DarthPlagueis'', a StarWars novel by James Luceno, takes place over thirty-five years. The book is split into thirds (roughly speaking), each denoted by a major time skip. The second part takes palce ten years after the first and the third takes place ''twenty'' years after the second. The plot inside each of these thirds takes place over roughly two years.
** Another of Luceno's Star Wars novels, ''Literature/StarWarsCatalyst'', takes place over four years.
16th Sep '16 2:22:57 AM Greystone101
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* ''Series/{{Rome}}'', which covers about 20 years in its two seasons, though oddly enough the two main characters, and even more oddly Lucius' kids, still age in real time.

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* ''Series/{{Rome}}'', which covers about 20 years in its two seasons, though oddly enough the two main characters, and even more oddly Lucius' kids, still age in real time. This was due to the series being cancelled part-way through Series 2, so the showrunners had to fly through history at an accelerated pace to get to where they'd wanted to finish the series.
10th Aug '16 8:36:31 PM nombretomado
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* While some gaps are only a few months or less, years-long gaps happen between some works in the ''{{Deryni}}'' cycle:

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* While some gaps are only a few months or less, years-long gaps happen between some works in the ''{{Deryni}}'' ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' cycle:
9th May '16 6:10:45 PM lavendermintrose
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'', particularly between the series' four trilogies.
8th Feb '16 9:17:13 AM LummoxJR
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* Many of Creator/NealStephenson's books make heavy use of this trope.
20th Aug '15 10:34:08 AM Silverblade2
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* ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth''.
* ''Literature/{{Accelerando}}''.

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* %%* ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth''.
* %%* ''Literature/{{Accelerando}}''.
13th Jul '15 3:54:06 AM gallium
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* ''Theatre/AbeLincolnInIllinois'': Act 1 deals with Lincoln in New Salem in the 1830s, Act II finds him a fledgling politician in Springfield in the 1840s, and Act III dramatizes his career on the national political stage 1858-61.
21st Feb '15 12:04:21 AM Specialist290
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* ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''.

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* ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''.''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'': The three major sections of the book are each separated from one another by centuries of history.
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