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24th Sep '17 6:02:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''CompleteWorldKnowledge''. Hoboes, presidents, mole-men, cane swords, ferrets, giant iguanas, druids, masturbation out a window, Music/JonathanCoulton, zeppelins, Time Lords, a sequel to ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'', samurai, thunderbirds... apparently the only thing that doesn't exist in John Hodgman's mind is [[spoiler: Chicago.]]

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* ''CompleteWorldKnowledge''.''Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge''. Hoboes, presidents, mole-men, cane swords, ferrets, giant iguanas, druids, masturbation out a window, Music/JonathanCoulton, zeppelins, Time Lords, a sequel to ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'', samurai, thunderbirds... apparently the only thing that doesn't exist in John Hodgman's mind is [[spoiler: Chicago.]]
8th Sep '17 12:50:39 AM PaulA
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** ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' is a book where a CowboyCop, a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], a man who's [[KingIncognito secretly a king]], a [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]], and a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] team up with Bedouin to stop a war in a plot borrowed from ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', but with more [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]. Meanwhile, two TooDumbToFool other cops, a MagnificentBastard tyrant and an expy of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci are on a secret mission in a submarine. Oh, and there's [[Creator/HPLovecraft a city built by squid.]]

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** ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' is a book where a CowboyCop, a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], a man who's [[KingIncognito secretly a king]], a [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]], and a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] team up with Bedouin to stop a war in a plot borrowed from ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', but with more [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]. Meanwhile, two TooDumbToFool other cops, a MagnificentBastard tyrant and an expy of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci are on a secret mission in a submarine. Oh, and there's [[Creator/HPLovecraft [[Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu a city built by squid.]]
17th Jul '17 6:49:49 PM PaulA
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* Fairly easy way to explain the [[Literature/{{Dune}} Bene Gesserit]]: Eugenicist Psychic Ninja Slut Nuns
* In Creator/TimPowers' ''Literature/OnStrangerTides]]'', historical pirate Blackbeard is a voodoo sorcerer with zombie minions, and a rival sorcerer raises a shipfull of pirates [[spoiler: and another ship from the Spanish navy, although that was by accident]] as animated skeletons.

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* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'': Fairly easy way to explain the [[Literature/{{Dune}} Bene Gesserit]]: Gesserit: Eugenicist Psychic Ninja Slut Nuns
* In Creator/TimPowers' ''Literature/OnStrangerTides]]'', ''Literature/OnStrangerTides'', historical pirate Blackbeard is a voodoo sorcerer with zombie minions, and a rival sorcerer raises a shipfull of pirates [[spoiler: and another ship from the Spanish navy, although that was by accident]] as animated skeletons.



* Sandra Hill's "Deadly Angels" series is about Vampire Viking Angels who work kinda like a Navy SEAL team under the orders of Archangel Michael. They are called vangles in-universe.

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* Sandra Hill's Creator/SandraHill's "Deadly Angels" series is about Vampire Viking Angels who work kinda like a Navy SEAL team under the orders of Archangel Michael. They are called vangles in-universe.
29th Apr '17 7:40:47 PM Xtifr
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* Elizabeth Bear's ''Edda of Burdens'' series: as of ''Book One: All The Windwracked Stars'', we have a post-apocalyptic steampunk valkyrie historian, a two-headed immortal flying cyborg warhorse, magico-genetically spliced catgirl police officers with the souls of dead angels, reincarnated rentboys with superstrength, and a few completely casual mentions of '''battle [[Creator/HPLovecraft shoggoths]]'''.

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* Elizabeth Bear's Creator/ElizabethBear's ''Edda of Burdens'' series: as of ''Book One: All book one, ''All The Windwracked Stars'', we have a post-apocalyptic steampunk valkyrie historian, a two-headed immortal flying cyborg warhorse, magico-genetically spliced catgirl police officers with the souls of dead angels, reincarnated rentboys with superstrength, and a few completely casual mentions of '''battle [[Creator/HPLovecraft shoggoths]]'''.
7th Mar '17 8:59:12 PM mlsmithca
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** And because this warrants reiteration: A BadassLongcoat-wearing, [[FirstPersonSmartass joke-cracking]] PrivateEye wizard '''riding a [[RaisingTheSteaks zombie]] ''[[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurus]] [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs rex]]'' [[ThePowerOfRock powered by polka]] into battle''' [[CoolVersusAwesome against]] a legion of ghosts and super-[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]] controlled by {{Necromancer}} {{Evil Sorcerer}}s. [[SoCoolItsAwesome Thank you and good night]].

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** And because this warrants reiteration: A BadassLongcoat-wearing, [[FirstPersonSmartass joke-cracking]] PrivateEye wizard '''riding a [[RaisingTheSteaks zombie]] ''[[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurus]] [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs rex]]'' [[ThePowerOfRock powered by polka]] into battle''' [[CoolVersusAwesome against]] a legion of ghosts and super-[[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombies]] controlled by {{Necromancer}} {{Evil Sorcerer}}s. [[SoCoolItsAwesome Thank you and good night]].night.
26th Feb '17 4:51:06 PM nombretomado
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** ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' is a book where a CowboyCop, a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], a man who's [[KingIncognito secretly a king]], a [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]], and a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] team up with Bedouin to stop a war in a plot borrowed from LawrenceOfArabia, but with more [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]. Meanwhile, two TooDumbToFool other cops, a MagnificentBastard tyrant and an expy of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci are on a secret mission in a submarine. Oh, and there's [[Creator/HPLovecraft a city built by squid.]]

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** ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' is a book where a CowboyCop, a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], a man who's [[KingIncognito secretly a king]], a [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]], and a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] team up with Bedouin to stop a war in a plot borrowed from LawrenceOfArabia, ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', but with more [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]. Meanwhile, two TooDumbToFool other cops, a MagnificentBastard tyrant and an expy of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci are on a secret mission in a submarine. Oh, and there's [[Creator/HPLovecraft a city built by squid.]]
9th Jan '17 5:29:35 PM nombretomado
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** ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' is a book where a CowboyCop, a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], a man who's [[KingIncognito secretly a king]], a [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]], and a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] team up with Bedouin to stop a war in a plot borrowed from LawrenceOfArabia, but with more [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]. Meanwhile, two TooDumbToFool other cops, a MagnificentBastard tyrant and an expy of LeonardoDaVinci are on a secret mission in a submarine. Oh, and there's [[Creator/HPLovecraft a city built by squid.]]

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** ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' is a book where a CowboyCop, a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]], a man who's [[KingIncognito secretly a king]], a [[OurTrollsAreDifferent troll]], and a [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]] team up with Bedouin to stop a war in a plot borrowed from LawrenceOfArabia, but with more [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]]. Meanwhile, two TooDumbToFool other cops, a MagnificentBastard tyrant and an expy of LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci are on a secret mission in a submarine. Oh, and there's [[Creator/HPLovecraft a city built by squid.]]
9th Nov '16 1:31:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''CompleteWorldKnowledge''. Hoboes, presidents, mole-men, cane swords, ferrets, giant iguanas, druids, masturbation out a window, JonathanCoulton, zeppelins, Time Lords, a sequel to ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'', samurai, thunderbirds... apparently the only thing that doesn't exist in John Hodgman's mind is [[spoiler: Chicago.]]

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* ''CompleteWorldKnowledge''. Hoboes, presidents, mole-men, cane swords, ferrets, giant iguanas, druids, masturbation out a window, JonathanCoulton, Music/JonathanCoulton, zeppelins, Time Lords, a sequel to ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'', samurai, thunderbirds... apparently the only thing that doesn't exist in John Hodgman's mind is [[spoiler: Chicago.]]
9th Oct '16 6:12:17 AM erforce
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** Followed by ''Literature/SenseAndSensibilityAndSeaMonsters'', which features mutant lobsters, rampaging octopi, and pirates. And apparently [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones]].

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** Followed by ''Literature/SenseAndSensibilityAndSeaMonsters'', which features mutant lobsters, rampaging octopi, and pirates. And apparently [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Davy Jones]].



* ''{{Dinotopia}}'' gives us robot dinosaurs, a half-human half-ceratopsian god, and in one of its most popular spinoff novels, samurai ''Troödon''.

* Neal Stephenson's novel ''Snow Crash'' features as it's main character Hiro Protagonist, a ninja computer-hacker pizza delivery boy, who invented the Matrix.

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* ''{{Dinotopia}}'' ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' gives us robot dinosaurs, a half-human half-ceratopsian god, and in one of its most popular spinoff novels, samurai ''Troödon''.

''Troödon''.
* Neal Stephenson's novel ''Snow Crash'' ''Literature/SnowCrash'' features as it's main character Hiro Protagonist, a ninja computer-hacker pizza delivery boy, who invented the Matrix.



* The first battle in the first ''KingdomKeepers'' book is against Audio-Animatronic PiratesOfTheCaribbean riding space cars that shoot FrickinLaserBeams.

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* The first battle in the first ''KingdomKeepers'' ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' book is against Audio-Animatronic PiratesOfTheCaribbean Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean riding space cars that shoot FrickinLaserBeams.
27th Jul '16 6:03:53 PM nombretomado
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* SurfingSamuraiRobots is about an Alien that has a [[CyranoDeBergerac big nose]] and has come to [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Earth]] in order to be a [[PrivateDetective detective]]. Also, there are some [[SurferDude Surfing]] {{Samurai}} WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}, and [[spoiler:it turns out that the whole thing was set up by the FemmeFatale's dad, who is a lizard.]] Once again...

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* SurfingSamuraiRobots is about an Alien that has a [[CyranoDeBergerac [[Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac big nose]] and has come to [[EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Earth]] in order to be a [[PrivateDetective detective]]. Also, there are some [[SurferDude Surfing]] {{Samurai}} WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}, and [[spoiler:it turns out that the whole thing was set up by the FemmeFatale's dad, who is a lizard.]] Once again...
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