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His reviews can be found on Website/LiveJournal and [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/ his website]].

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His reviews can be found on Website/LiveJournal Website/Dreamwidth and [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/ his website]].


* AccentuateTheNegative: A common theme in his reviews, especially when examining the ValuesDissonance of older science fiction stories.

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* AccentuateTheNegative: A common theme in his reviews, especially when examining the ValuesDissonance of older science fiction stories.stories whose values [[SocietyMarchesOn haven't aged very well]].


* DoesNotLikeShoes: Will wear sandals even in the dead of winter, a ''Canadian'' winter.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Will He'll wear sandals even in the dead of winter, a ''Canadian'' winter.


* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Mr Nicoll, on the other hand, does have a sense of scale, and is willing to use it. From [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/there-was-one-yurt-community a review]] of a novel by Creator/KimStanleyRobinson:

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Mr Mr. Nicoll, on the other hand, does have a sense of scale, and is willing to use it. From [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/there-was-one-yurt-community a review]] of a novel by Creator/KimStanleyRobinson:


* DeadpanSnarker: Especially when he's dissecting a particularly bad story.



--> Trigger warning for physicists and biologists: this is supposedly hard SF, which is to say SF that provides enough technical detail that the reader can be certain that various mechanisms and events couldn’t work the way the author has them working.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Especially when he's dissecting a particularly bad story.

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--> Trigger warning for physicists and biologists: this is supposedly hard SF, which is to say SF that provides enough technical detail that the reader can be certain that various mechanisms and events couldn’t work the way the author has them working. \n* SophisticatedAsHell: Especially when he's dissecting a particularly bad story.


His reviews can be found on LiveJournal and [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/ his website]].

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His reviews can be found on LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal and [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/ his website]].



* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Cat Man]]: A ''lot'' of his earlier LiveJournal entries were stories about his numerous and sometimes neurotic collection of cats.

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* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Cat Man]]: A ''lot'' of his earlier LiveJournal [=LiveJournal=] entries were stories about his numerous and sometimes neurotic collection of cats.


* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Mr Nicoll, on the other hand, does have a sense of scale, and is willing to use it. From [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/there-was-one-yurt-community a review]] of a novel by Kim Stanley Robinson:

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Mr Nicoll, on the other hand, does have a sense of scale, and is willing to use it. From [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/there-was-one-yurt-community a review]] of a novel by Kim Stanley Robinson: Creator/KimStanleyRobinson:


* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Mr Nicoll, on the other hand, does have a sense of scale, and is willing to use it. From [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/there-was-one-yurt-community a review]] of a novel by Creator/KimStanleyRobinson:

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Mr Nicoll, on the other hand, does have a sense of scale, and is willing to use it. From [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/there-was-one-yurt-community a review]] of a novel by Creator/KimStanleyRobinson: Kim Stanley Robinson:

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Mr Nicoll, on the other hand, does have a sense of scale, and is willing to use it. From [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/there-was-one-yurt-community a review]] of a novel by Creator/KimStanleyRobinson:
--> Trigger warning for physicists and biologists: this is supposedly hard SF, which is to say SF that provides enough technical detail that the reader can be certain that various mechanisms and events couldn’t work the way the author has them working.


* BerserkButton: Don't get him started about using He3 mining in a story or real life as a motivation for space exploration. Or bicyclists.

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* BerserkButton: Don't get him started about using He3 mining He 3 mining, solar power stations, or O'Neill colonies in a story or real life as a motivation for space exploration. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Or bicyclists.]]


* BerserkButton: Don't get him started about bicyclists. Just don't.

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* BerserkButton: Don't get him started about bicyclists. Just don't.using He3 mining in a story or real life as a motivation for space exploration. Or bicyclists.


* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Cat Man]]: A ''lot'' of his earlier LiveJournal entries were concerning stories of his numerous and sometimes neurotic collection of cats.

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* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Cat Man]]: A ''lot'' of his earlier LiveJournal entries were concerning stories of about his numerous and sometimes neurotic collection of cats.



* SophisticatedAsHell: Especially when he's verbally dissecting a particularly bad story.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Especially when he's verbally dissecting a particularly bad story.


* AccentuateTheNegative: A common theme in his reviews, especially when examining the ValuesDissonance of older science fiction stories

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* AccentuateTheNegative: A common theme in his reviews, especially when examining the ValuesDissonance of older science fiction storiesstories.
* BerserkButton: Don't get him started about bicyclists. Just don't.


His reviews can be found on LiveJournal and his [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/ his website]].

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His reviews can be found on LiveJournal and his [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/ his website]].



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Will wear sandals even in the dead of winter, in the dead of a ''Canadian'' winter.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Will wear sandals even in the dead of winter, in the dead of a ''Canadian'' winter.

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A Canadian born science fiction editor and reviewer, James Nicoll is a sharp-witted observer of the foibles of science fiction authors and their works, though somewhat UnluckilyLucky when it comes to personal safety (to the point where reporting one his numerous brushes with near-death earned the label "Nicoll Event.")

Coined the trope "Brain Eater", which is now FilibusterFreefall, and is also the creator of the famous "Purity of the English Language" quote.

His reviews can be found on LiveJournal and his [[http://jamesdavisnicoll.com/ his website]].

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!!Tropes Associated with James Nicoll include:

* AccentuateTheNegative: A common theme in his reviews, especially when examining the ValuesDissonance of older science fiction stories
* [[CrazyCatLady Crazy Cat Man]]: A ''lot'' of his earlier LiveJournal entries were concerning stories of his numerous and sometimes neurotic collection of cats.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Will wear sandals even in the dead of winter, in the dead of a ''Canadian'' winter.
* MadeOfIron: Has survived a frightening number of life-threatening injuries.
* SophisticatedAsHell: Especially when he's verbally dissecting a particularly bad story.

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