Literature: Limbo System
Limbo System is a science fiction novel by Rick Cook. A starship's FTL expedition to survey the stars stumbles upon the civilization of the alien Colonists — humanity's first contact.
Tropes featured in this work.
- Buy Them Off
- The Captain: Jenkins grows into the role
- Colonel Kilgore: Major DeLorenzo
- Dirty Business: getting Toyodo to volunteer
- Driven to Suicide: To escape capture
- Due to the Dead
- Ensemble Cast: There is no one main character.
- Fearless Fool: Billy Toyodo — for an unusual reason
- Forgiveness: a significiant topic of philosophical discussion.
- Good Shepherd: Father Simon
- I Choose to Stay: Two characters stay with the aliens in the end
- Katanas Are Just Better: Dr. Takiuji's
- The Missionary: Father Simon. Accidentally
- My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: computer assisted.
- Number Two: Iron Alice DeRosa
- The Quisling: Aubrey
- Reassigned to Antarctica: It's estimated that about a third of the people were sent into exile.