History YMMV / Anathem

23rd Oct '15 8:51:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhamLine: "'In my world,' said Zh’vaern, [[spoiler:'we call it a Faraday cage.'"]]
** Although the observant GenreSavvy reader might have been suspicious, since there were some vague clues:
*** [[spoiler: The Convox called one of the four planets decaled onto the ''Daban Urnud'' Antarct, because the decal showed a planet with an icy continent on the South Pole. Sound familiar?]]
*** [[spoiler: During the messals, Fraa Jad and Fraa Paphlagon described a theory of convergently evolving universes ("Narratives", in the words of Fraa Jad) that seems to explain the givens. Meaning that the aliens likely came from a planelt similar to Arbre, and Arbre is often uncannily like Earth.]]
*** [[spoiler: The spacecraft that landed at Orinthena is suspiciously similar to an Apollo lunar lander, though larger and with five feet.]]

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* WhamLine: "'In my world,' said Zh’vaern, [[spoiler:'we call it a Faraday cage.'"]]
** Although the observant GenreSavvy reader might have been suspicious, since there were some vague clues:
*** [[spoiler: The Convox called one of the four planets decaled onto the ''Daban Urnud'' Antarct, because the decal showed a planet with an icy continent on the South Pole. Sound familiar?]]
*** [[spoiler: During the messals, Fraa Jad and Fraa Paphlagon described a theory of convergently evolving universes ("Narratives", in the words of Fraa Jad) that seems to explain the givens. Meaning that the aliens likely came from a planelt similar to Arbre, and Arbre is often uncannily like Earth.]]
*** [[spoiler: The spacecraft that landed at Orinthena is suspiciously similar to an Apollo lunar lander, though larger and with five feet.]]
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23rd Sep '15 11:51:21 AM aerojockey
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** Although the observant GenreSavvy reader might have been suspicious, since there were some vague clues:
*** [[spoiler: The Convox called one of the four planets decaled onto the ''Daban Urnud'' Antarct, because the decal showed a planet with an icy continent on the South Pole. Sound familiar?]]
*** [[spoiler: During the messals, Fraa Jad and Fraa Paphlagon described a theory of convergently evolving universes ("Narratives", in the words of Fraa Jad) that seems to explain the givens. Meaning that the aliens likely came from a planelt similar to Arbre, and Arbre is often uncannily like Earth.]]
*** [[spoiler: The spacecraft that landed at Orinthena is suspiciously similar to an Apollo lunar lander, though larger and with five feet.]]
5th Mar '15 9:06:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* FridgeHorror: The following sentence:
--> ''The fill wiring diagram of how about came here from extramuros and from small feeder maths in the region, and how they moved from one math to another, was complicated, and not really worth explaining.''
** That's right: there's something that Creator/NealStephenson considers too complicated to explain. It's like being told that there is an upper limit to infinity.
* FridgeLogic: At one point the fraas build a Faraday Cage, to keep any signals from entering the room. A few minutes later their badges respond to a signal from outside. It is never commented on, but clearly such a signal should not have been able to enter the room.
4th Aug '14 8:37:02 AM Chalkos
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* WhamLine: "'In my world,' said Zh’vaern, [[spoiler:'we call it a Faraday cage.'"]]
17th Mar '14 6:56:19 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* {{Defictionalization}} - Due to TranslationConvention, the characters are actually speaking a fictional language called Orth rather than English. A friend of the author's developed the language as a full-fledged ConLang at the author's request.
* FridgeHorror -- The following sentence:
--> ''The fill wiring diagram of how avout came here from extramuros and from small feeder maths in the region, and how they moved from one math to another, was complicated, and not really worth explaining.''

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* {{Defictionalization}} - {{Defictionalization}}: Due to TranslationConvention, the characters are actually speaking a fictional language called Orth rather than English. A friend of the author's developed the language as a full-fledged ConLang at the author's request.
* FridgeHorror -- FridgeHorror: The following sentence:
--> ''The fill wiring diagram of how avout about came here from extramuros and from small feeder maths in the region, and how they moved from one math to another, was complicated, and not really worth explaining.''



* GeniusBonus -- This is a Creator/NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have RealLife counterparts.
* TearJerker -- Suur Ala and [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmas, just before kicking off the Antiswarm]]

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* GeniusBonus -- GeniusBonus: This is a Creator/NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have RealLife counterparts.
* TearJerker -- TearJerker: Suur Ala and [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmas, just before kicking off the Antiswarm]]
17th Mar '14 6:55:39 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* GeniusBonus -- This is a Creator/NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have RealLife counterparts.
* TearJerker -- Suur Ala and [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmas, just before kicking off the Antiswarm]]

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* GeniusBonus -- This is a Creator/NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in {{Defictionalization}} - Due to TranslationConvention, the book have RealLife counterparts.
* TearJerker -- Suur Ala and [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmas, just before kicking off
characters are actually speaking a fictional language called Orth rather than English. A friend of the Antiswarm]]author's developed the language as a full-fledged ConLang at the author's request.



That's right: there's something that Creator/NealStephenson considers too complicated to explain. It's like being told that there is an upper limit to infinity.

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** That's right: there's something that Creator/NealStephenson considers too complicated to explain. It's like being told that there is an upper limit to infinity.


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* GeniusBonus -- This is a Creator/NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have RealLife counterparts.
* TearJerker -- Suur Ala and [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmas, just before kicking off the Antiswarm]]
27th Mar '13 5:46:02 AM TooBah
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That's right: there's something that Creator/NealStephenson considers too complicated to explain. It's like being told that there is an upper limit to infinity.

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That's right: there's something that Creator/NealStephenson considers too complicated to explain. It's like being told that there is an upper limit to infinity.infinity.
* FridgeLogic: At one point the fraas build a Faraday Cage, to keep any signals from entering the room. A few minutes later their badges respond to a signal from outside. It is never commented on, but clearly such a signal should not have been able to enter the room.
8th Sep '12 12:34:24 AM Doc_Loki
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* GeniusBonus: This is a Creator/NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have RealLife counterparts.
* TearJerker: Suur Ala and [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmas, just before kicking off the Antiswarm]]

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* GeniusBonus: GeniusBonus -- This is a Creator/NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have RealLife counterparts.
* TearJerker: TearJerker -- Suur Ala and [[spoiler:Fraa Erasmas, just before kicking off the Antiswarm]]Antiswarm]]
* FridgeHorror -- The following sentence:
--> ''The fill wiring diagram of how avout came here from extramuros and from small feeder maths in the region, and how they moved from one math to another, was complicated, and not really worth explaining.''
That's right: there's something that Creator/NealStephenson considers too complicated to explain. It's like being told that there is an upper limit to infinity.
2nd Jul '12 3:51:45 AM Xtifr
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* GeniusBonus: This is a NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have RealLife counterparts.

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* GeniusBonus: This is a NealStephenson Creator/NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have RealLife counterparts.
21st Feb '11 9:01:43 PM DavidDelony
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* GeniusBonus: This is a NealStephenson book, after all. The philosophies and scientific theories, or "theorics", mentioned in the book have RealLife counterparts.
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