History YMMV / KnownSpace

13th Jul '15 8:56:34 PM Theriocephalus
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** Although "Neutron Star" was retconned later in ''Crashlander'' and ''Juggler of Worlds'' to be a limited perspective on a deeper Puppeteer/ARM game where the only person not truly aware of the tidal force was Beowulf. It's still' pretty dumb of a pilot not to know this.

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** Although "Neutron Star" was retconned later in ''Crashlander'' and ''Juggler of Worlds'' to be a limited perspective on a deeper Puppeteer/ARM game where the only person not truly aware of the tidal force was Beowulf. It's still' still pretty dumb of a pilot not to know this.
10th Sep '14 6:08:28 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: There are an awful lot of species with non-sentient females.
** Justified in most cases, though. The Puppeteer "females" are actually a separate species that the puppeteers use to incubate fertilized eggs (in the same manner that predatory wasps will use a paralyzed caterpillar to incubate ''their eggs''), and the Kzinti had selectively bred for non-sentient females for several thousand years using genetic technology they stole from a more advance race.
*** Also, this comes back to bite the Kzin in the ass on more than one occasion, when they underestimate both Kzin and human females. So...Fortunate Implications?
** On the other hand, the Grog are a sentient alien species whose ''males'' are non-sentient.

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* UnfortunateImplications: There are an awful lot of species with non-sentient females.
** Justified in most cases, though. The Puppeteer "females" are actually a separate species that the puppeteers use to incubate fertilized eggs (in the same manner that predatory wasps will use a paralyzed caterpillar to incubate ''their eggs''), and the Kzinti had selectively bred for non-sentient females for several thousand years using genetic technology they stole from a more advance race.
*** Also, this comes back to bite the Kzin in the ass on more than one occasion, when they underestimate both Kzin and human females. So...Fortunate Implications?
** On the other hand, the Grog are a sentient alien species whose ''males'' are non-sentient.
10th Sep '14 6:07:59 PM MagBas
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* JumpTheShark: Ever since Carlos Wu's autodoc was introduced in "Procrustes", it became a {{MacGuffin}} that allows everybody who possesses it to solve all their problems with {{nanotechnology}}.
27th Feb '14 9:42:32 AM SuddenFrost
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* JumpTheShark: Ever since Carlos Wu's autodoc was introduced in "Procrustes", it became a {{MacGuffin}} that allows everybody who possesses it to solve all their problems with {{nanotechnology}}.
18th Apr '13 5:51:19 PM Austin
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* CanonDiscontinuity: Creator/GregoryBenford's ''Man-Kzin Wars'' story "A Darker Geometry". [[WordOfGod Niven]] said its depiction of the Puppeteers and Outsiders was non-canon shortly after it was published, and subsequently {{Jossed}} it in the ''Fleet of Worlds'' trilogy. Also see RetCon below.
*** The Peace Corben stories likewise, mostly due to having the Outsiders and Pak be Tnuctipun bioweapons, among numerous lesser continuity gaffes and issues.
22nd Jan '13 2:19:43 PM Xtifr
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* CanonDiscontinuity: GregoryBenford's ''Man-Kzin Wars'' story "A Darker Geometry". [[WordOfGod Niven]] said its depiction of the Puppeteers and Outsiders was non-canon shortly after it was published, and subsequently {{Jossed}} it in the ''Fleet of Worlds'' trilogy. Also see RetCon below.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: GregoryBenford's Creator/GregoryBenford's ''Man-Kzin Wars'' story "A Darker Geometry". [[WordOfGod Niven]] said its depiction of the Puppeteers and Outsiders was non-canon shortly after it was published, and subsequently {{Jossed}} it in the ''Fleet of Worlds'' trilogy. Also see RetCon below.
20th Sep '12 5:46:02 PM SuddenFrost
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** Although "Neutron Star" was retconned later in Crashlander and Juggler of Worlds to be a limited perspective on a deeper Puppeteer/ARM game where the only person not truly aware of the tidal force was Beowulf. It's still' pretty dumb of a pilot not to know this.

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** Although "Neutron Star" was retconned later in Crashlander ''Crashlander'' and Juggler ''Juggler of Worlds Worlds'' to be a limited perspective on a deeper Puppeteer/ARM game where the only person not truly aware of the tidal force was Beowulf. It's still' pretty dumb of a pilot not to know this.this.
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: There are two things preventing ''Fate of Worlds'' from being a satisfactory conclusion to the ''{{Ringworld}}'' series: Louis is mostly only a passive observer of events, just like he was in ''The Ringworld Throne'', and the ending is essentially the same as that of ''Ringworld's Children'' in that it involves [[spoiler:moving multiple-planet-sized objects through hyperspace to get away from attackers]].
4th May '12 2:12:05 AM Canondorf
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** Although "Neutron Star" was retconned later in Crashlander and Juggler of Worlds to be a limited perspective on a deeper Puppeteer/ARM game where the only person not truly aware of the tidal force was Beowulf. It's still' pretty dumb of a pilot not to know this.
1st Feb '12 6:33:25 PM ArtfulCodger
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** Justified in most cases, though. The Puppeteer "females" are actually a separate species that the puppeteers use to incubate fertilized eggs, and the Kzinti had selectively bred for non-sentient females for several thousand years using genetic technology they stole from a more advance race.
*They are not tchnically female, and we do see sentient pupeter females, Nessus is female, she just put sher eggs in another species to reproduce. [[Squick Imagine humans who reproduce by a man and a woman both mating with a chimpanzee]],

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** Justified in most cases, though. The Puppeteer "females" are actually a separate species that the puppeteers use to incubate fertilized eggs, eggs (in the same manner that predatory wasps will use a paralyzed caterpillar to incubate ''their eggs''), and the Kzinti had selectively bred for non-sentient females for several thousand years using genetic technology they stole from a more advance race.
*They are not tchnically female, and we do see sentient pupeter females, Nessus is female, she just put sher eggs in another species to reproduce. [[Squick Imagine humans who reproduce by a man and a woman both mating with a chimpanzee]],
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25th Nov '11 9:13:24 AM betatesthighlander1
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*They are not tchnically female, and we do see sentient pupeter females, Nessus is female, she just put sher eggs in another species to reproduce. [[Squick Imagine humans who reproduce by a man and a woman both mating with a chimpanzee]],
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