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6th Mar '15 3:08:03 AM jormis29
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The Time Traders was a series of science fiction works by AndreNorton, with the four original books from the late 50's and early 60's, and three additional books from 1994, 1999 and 2002.

It features a band of time travelling agents, working for the US Government, initially in an effort to investigate Mother Russia's sudden rise in technology. It evolves into a book series featuring myth arcs, intrepid merchants, and exploring ancient civilizations, both human and alien.

The books are:

* ''The Time Traders'' (1958)
* ''Galactic Derelict'' (1959)
* ''The Defiant Agents'' (1962)
* ''Key Out Of Time'' (1963)
* ''Firehand'' (1994)
* ''Echoes in Time'' (1999)
* ''Atlantis Endgame'' (2002)

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The series contains examples of:

* AbortedArc: Due to {{AuthorExistenceFailure}}, the overarching Myth Arc that the series was building up will never be complete.
* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: The first planet the group lands on in Galactic Derelict. It is a large, possibly planetwide city, but it is mostly in ruins and abandoned.
** Again, for the last planet they land on in Galactic Derelict, [[spoiler:before their return trip home]]. What are the remains of an ancient spaceport with obvious signs of technology, and multiple cultures, but only remains of cultures and sentient creatures, until Echoes in Time, when[[spoiler:they go back to its past, and revealed to be a highly integrated society with multiple sentient beings and tight-knit, evolved culture.]].
* DerelictGraveyard
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The Baldies]], in Atlantis Endgame.
* ImportedAlienPhlebotinum: The humans discover the alien spaceships and their corresponding datatapes, but are never fully understood.
* IntrepidMerchant: The group was this in the first book; merchants can go anywhere and no one would blink.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In The Defiant Agents.
* LostTechnology: Scattered nicely throughout the series, especially on other, alien, planets.
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain: Up until the new series of books, which were published past the USSR.
* MythArc: The series enemies, the Baldies, and their involvement with humanity, are built up over the series.
* PsychicPowers

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The Time Traders was a series of science fiction works by AndreNorton, with the four original books from the late 50's and early 60's, and three additional books from 1994, 1999 and 2002.

It features a band of time travelling agents, working for the US Government, initially in an effort to investigate Mother Russia's sudden rise in technology. It evolves into a book series featuring myth arcs, intrepid merchants, and exploring ancient civilizations, both human and alien.

The books are:

* ''The Time Traders'' (1958)
* ''Galactic Derelict'' (1959)
* ''The Defiant Agents'' (1962)
* ''Key Out Of Time'' (1963)
* ''Firehand'' (1994)
* ''Echoes in Time'' (1999)
* ''Atlantis Endgame'' (2002)

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The series contains examples of:

* AbortedArc: Due to {{AuthorExistenceFailure}}, the overarching Myth Arc that the series was building up will never be complete.
* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: The first planet the group lands on in Galactic Derelict. It is a large, possibly planetwide city, but it is mostly in ruins and abandoned.
** Again, for the last planet they land on in Galactic Derelict, [[spoiler:before their return trip home]]. What are the remains of an ancient spaceport with obvious signs of technology, and multiple cultures, but only remains of cultures and sentient creatures, until Echoes in Time, when[[spoiler:they go back to its past, and revealed to be a highly integrated society with multiple sentient beings and tight-knit, evolved culture.]].
* DerelictGraveyard
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The Baldies]], in Atlantis Endgame.
* ImportedAlienPhlebotinum: The humans discover the alien spaceships and their corresponding datatapes, but are never fully understood.
* IntrepidMerchant: The group was this in the first book; merchants can go anywhere and no one would blink.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In The Defiant Agents.
* LostTechnology: Scattered nicely throughout the series, especially on other, alien, planets.
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain: Up until the new series of books, which were published past the USSR.
* MythArc: The series enemies, the Baldies, and their involvement with humanity, are built up over the series.
* PsychicPowers
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15th Dec '12 10:48:06 AM Austin
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The Time Traders was a series of science fiction works, with the four original books from the late 50's and early 60's, and three additional books from 1994, 1999 and 2002.

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The Time Traders was a series of science fiction works, works by AndreNorton, with the four original books from the late 50's and early 60's, and three additional books from 1994, 1999 and 2002.
4th Jul '12 12:46:41 AM Asuyuka
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* IntrepidMerchants: The group was this in the first book, because merchants can go anywhere and no one would blink.

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* IntrepidMerchants: IntrepidMerchant: The group was this in the first book, because book; merchants can go anywhere and no one would blink.
4th Jul '12 12:15:55 AM Asuyuka
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*IntrepidMerchants: The group was this in the first book, because merchants can go anywhere and no one would blink.
3rd Jul '12 4:16:33 PM Asuyuka
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The Time Traders was a series of science fiction works, with the four original books from the late 50's and early 60's, and three additional books from 1993, 2002 and 2003.

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The Time Traders was a series of science fiction works, with the four original books from the late 50's and early 60's, and three additional books from 1993, 2002 1994, 1999 and 2003.
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3rd Jul '12 2:52:06 PM Asuyuka
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* HeelFaceTurn: [[The Baldies]], in Atlantis Endgame.

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[The [[spoiler:The Baldies]], in Atlantis Endgame.
3rd Jul '12 2:51:46 PM Asuyuka
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* AbortedArc: Due to AuthorExistenceFailure, the overarching Myth Arc that the series was building up will never be complete.

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* AbortedArc: Due to AuthorExistenceFailure, {{AuthorExistenceFailure}}, the overarching Myth Arc that the series was building up will never be complete.



** Again, for the last planet they land on in Galactic Derelict, [[before their return trip home]]. What are the remains of an ancient spaceport with obvious signs of technlogy, and multiple cultures, but only remains of cultures and sentient creatures, until Echoes in Time, when[[they go back to its past, and revealed to be a highly intergrated society with multiple sentient beings and tight-knit, evolved culture.]].

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** Again, for the last planet they land on in Galactic Derelict, [[before [[spoiler:before their return trip home]]. What are the remains of an ancient spaceport with obvious signs of technlogy, technology, and multiple cultures, but only remains of cultures and sentient creatures, until Echoes in Time, when[[they when[[spoiler:they go back to its past, and revealed to be a highly intergrated integrated society with multiple sentient beings and tight-knit, evolved culture.]].
3rd Jul '12 2:49:45 PM Asuyuka
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The Time Traders was a series of science fiction works, with the four original books from the late 50's and early 60's, and three additional books from 1993, 2002 and 2003.

It features a band of time travelling agents, working for the US Government, initially in an effort to investigate Mother Russia's sudden rise in technology. It evolves into a book series featuring myth arcs, intrepid merchants, and exploring ancient civilizations, both human and alien.

The books are:

*''The Time Traders'' (1958)
*''Galactic Derelict'' (1959)
*''The Defiant Agents'' (1962)
*''Key Out Of Time'' (1963)
*''Firehand'' (1994)
*''Echoes in Time'' (1999)
*''Atlantis Endgame'' (2002)

----
The series contains examples of:

*AbortedArc: Due to AuthorExistenceFailure, the overarching Myth Arc that the series was building up will never be complete.
*AdvancedAncientAcropolis: The first planet the group lands on in Galactic Derelict. It is a large, possibly planetwide city, but it is mostly in ruins and abandoned.
** Again, for the last planet they land on in Galactic Derelict, [[before their return trip home]]. What are the remains of an ancient spaceport with obvious signs of technlogy, and multiple cultures, but only remains of cultures and sentient creatures, until Echoes in Time, when[[they go back to its past, and revealed to be a highly intergrated society with multiple sentient beings and tight-knit, evolved culture.]].
*DerelictGraveyard
*HeelFaceTurn: [[The Baldies]], in Atlantis Endgame.
*ImportedAlienPhlebotinum: The humans discover the alien spaceships and their corresponding datatapes, but are never fully understood.
*LaserGuidedAmnesia: In The Defiant Agents.
*LostTechnology: Scattered nicely throughout the series, especially on other, alien, planets.
*MakeTheBearAngryAgain: Up until the new series of books, which were published past the USSR.
*MythArc: The series enemies, the Baldies, and their involvement with humanity, are built up over the series.
*PsychicPowers
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