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I see the Awesomeness.I got tired of referencing it without a page, so I wrote one. Hopefully, someone is willing to help improve it.
edited 11th Aug '11 12:53:12 AM by Deboss
Just zis guyGuess I may have to bump it up on my re-read list...
Winter's ClawI too am going to have to pick this one up at some point.
I see the Awesomeness.I also turned Larry Niven into an index for his works. If there's others I missed, add them please.
I see the Awesomeness.Also, went and did a search for "footfall" got another two dozen wiks out of it.
ZzzzzzzzzzTweaked it: Possession Implies Mastery is subverted when it's revealed that the fthip don't understand the precursor technology they have at all. Also, it's been a long time since I read it, but which tropes apply to the desert biologist? I'm thinking Berserk Button: he doesn't really care about the rest of the invasion, but when the 'Foot' turns Death Valley into an inland sea, he takes it deeply personally.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
I see the Awesomeness.Not sure. It's been over a decade since I read it. I think that would be This Means War!?
Daniel BensenI remember this one. A good old-fashioned first-contact. I especially liked the language.
I see the Awesomeness.Would anyone consider the pornography thing an Author Tract?
Just zis guyWhich "pornography thing"? I've still not gotten around to re-reading it, so my memory is kinda iffy at best. I vaguely recall an argument between the "Godfearing" farmers and the Congresscritter, but not enough of the details to really say.
I see the Awesomeness.Yeah, the fithp find some pornography and ask the humans to explain it and they get into some kind of argument about it. For some reason, it really stuck out in my mind. Mostly as an intrusion on an otherwise excellent scifi novel. If I were making the movie, that's probably the section I would cut out.
Just zis guyOk, just read the scene yesterday afternoon, and I don't know if it really would count as an Author Tract. I think it was more for the purpose of the comparison between the "fundie farmers" and the Soviets, though I'm not sure why the comparison was made. First published in May 1985, so I think odds are against it being anything related to "see, they're not so different" due to Glasnost and whatnot in 1989. I suspect that somewhere, someone did a full analysis on the scene, invoking the fuck out of Death of the Author and any related tropes, but I'm not crazy enough to dig for it.
I see the Awesomeness.Niven's dead? News to me.
Just zis guyFor some people* , unfortunately he's not. Assuming you're not intentionally Comically Missing the Point, "Death of the Author" is not Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
edited 26th Aug '11 5:11:04 AM by Nohbody
I see the Awesomeness.Oh, right, I hate that trope.
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