History SpiritualSuccessor / Literature

13th Dec '16 7:09:29 PM PaulA
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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''Literature/TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].

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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''Literature/TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' ''Literature/TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].
4th Dec '16 5:23:55 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/AngelInTheWhirlwind'' by Creator/ChristopherGNuttall draws obvious influence from Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series. The first book is essentially a WhatCouldHaveBeen of ''On Basilisk Station'' [[spoiler:where Manticore ''loses'']], and one character even refers to a missile salvo as "a decent Weber of missiles" in the second book.
31st Aug '16 7:25:10 PM PaulA
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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series simultaneously marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / Creator/HPLovecraft variety ''and'' looks back to the fantasy genre's roots in Theosophy and the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs.

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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series simultaneously marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / Creator/HPLovecraft variety ''and'' looks back to the fantasy genre's roots in Theosophy and the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard Creator/HRiderHaggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs. Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.
22nd Aug '16 4:41:21 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].

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* Creator/DavidEddings' various works were ''made'' of this, being all HighFantasy epics told from a slightly different slant. ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' was a basic coming-of-age story; ''TheElenium'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' followed a loosely similar plot but was DarkerAndEdgier with a world-weary adult hero; ''TheRedemptionOfAlthalus'' was largely the story of that universe's [[EccentricMentor Belgarath-equivalent]]; and ''Literature/TheDreamers'' was the most out-there, being told from the perspective of [[PhysicalGod the gods]].
23rd Jul '16 2:25:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' is a SpiritualSuccessor in many ways to ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''. While BretEastonEllis has been accused of writing about the same subjects(shallow, drug addled rich people) over and over again, and frequently using over the top violence to satirize mindless consumerism, Glamorama has a very similar surreal style comparable to American Psycho that his other books don't have since they're more grounded in reality.

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* ''Literature/{{Glamorama}}'' is a SpiritualSuccessor in many ways to ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''. While BretEastonEllis Creator/BretEastonEllis has been accused of writing about the same subjects(shallow, drug addled rich people) over and over again, and frequently using over the top violence to satirize mindless consumerism, Glamorama has a very similar surreal style comparable to American Psycho that his other books don't have since they're more grounded in reality.
9th Jun '16 7:36:40 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is arguably a spiritual successor to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which in many ways it is, except with film noir accoutrements bolted on. [[FollowTheLeader It has also generated a number of spiritual successors in its own right]], following the formula of a reasonably powerful FirstPersonSmartass hero and DestructiveSavior in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality who tends to cause as much trouble as he prevents, examples being: ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'' and ''Literature/TheIronDruid.''

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* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is arguably a spiritual successor to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which in many ways it is, except with film noir accoutrements bolted on. [[FollowTheLeader It has also generated a number of spiritual successors in its own right]], following the formula of a reasonably powerful FirstPersonSmartass hero and DestructiveSavior in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality who tends to cause as much trouble as he prevents, examples being: ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'' and ''Literature/TheIronDruid.''Literature/IronDruidChronicles.''
9th Jun '16 7:36:13 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Creator/JimButcher's ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is arguably a spiritual successor to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which in many ways it is, except with film noir accoutrements bolted on. [[FollowTheLeader It has also generated a number of spiritual successors in its own right]], following the formula of a reasonably powerful FirstPersonSmartass hero and DestructiveSavior in a world of BlackAndGreyMorality who tends to cause as much trouble as he prevents, examples being: ''Literature/TheHellequinChronicles'' and ''Literature/TheIronDruid.''
7th Jun '16 3:27:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* DaveBarry's two novels ''Literature/BigTrouble'' and ''Literature/TrickyBusiness''.

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* DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's two novels ''Literature/BigTrouble'' and ''Literature/TrickyBusiness''.



* Donald Kingsbury's ''Psychohistorical Crisis'' is a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/IsaacAsimov's '{{Foundation}}' series.

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* Donald Kingsbury's ''Psychohistorical Crisis'' is a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/IsaacAsimov's '{{Foundation}}' 'Literature/{{Foundation}}' series.
2nd Jun '16 2:17:45 PM nombretomado
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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series simultaneously marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / HPLovecraft variety ''and'' looks back to the fantasy genre's roots in Theosophy and the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs.

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* Jane Gaskell's ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series simultaneously marks the last incarnation of "elder Earth" fantasies of the Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith / HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft variety ''and'' looks back to the fantasy genre's roots in Theosophy and the jungle adventure fiction of Rider Haggard and EdgarRiceBurroughs.
28th May '16 2:48:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' is arguably this to Sinclair Lewis' ''ItCantHappenHere'', published fifteen years earlier. Both novels depict a formerly democratic western nation that succumbed to totalitarianism. The protagonists of both novels chafe under totalitarian rule and rebel through the written word. Both men find solace in secret romantic relationships with women who are both their soulmates and co-conspirators; Winston falls in love with Julia while Doremus has a secret affair with Lorinda. Finally, both protagonists find themselves incarcerated and tortured for their rebellion against the state.

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** ''Nineteen Eighty-Four'' is arguably this to Sinclair Lewis' ''ItCantHappenHere'', ''Literature/ItCantHappenHere'', published fifteen years earlier. Both novels depict a formerly democratic western nation that succumbed to totalitarianism. The protagonists of both novels chafe under totalitarian rule and rebel through the written word. Both men find solace in secret romantic relationships with women who are both their soulmates and co-conspirators; Winston falls in love with Julia while Doremus has a secret affair with Lorinda. Finally, both protagonists find themselves incarcerated and tortured for their rebellion against the state.
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