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* ''Amanda Morgan'': Set in the later half of ''Tactics of Mistake'', it tells of the defense of the Dorsai from the perspective of the titular character.

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* ''Amanda Morgan'': Set in the later half of ''Tactics of Mistake'', it [[POVSequel tells of the defense of the Dorsai from the perspective of the titular character.character]].

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* StockStarSystems:
** The planets of Cassida and Newton orbit Alpha Centauri A and B, respectively. Newton, being the scientific powerhouse it is, dominates the system as a whole. This was changed from earlier versions, where Newton originally orbited Arcturus.
** Altair has Dunnin's World - a dry, low populated backwater of a planet.
** Sirius has the worlds of Freiland and New Earth, both {{terraform}}ed to allow human habitation.


# ''Soldier, Ask Not'' (1967): Tam Olyn's quest for revenge against the puritanical Friendlies. Set around the same time as Dorsai!

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# ''Soldier, Ask Not'' (1967): Tam Olyn's quest for revenge against the puritanical Friendlies. Set around the same time as Dorsai! ''Dorsai!'' and expanded from his 1964 {{Novella}} with the same name.

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* OneWordTitle: ''Necromancer''

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* ResurrectionTeleportation: In "Necromancer", [[spoiler:Paul Formain gets transported to another star system, and is trapped. In order to get back, he breaks open a window, which results in his death. This causes him to reawaken in a new body back on Earth.]]


* TropeCodifier: With ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' and Creator/HBeamPiper's ''Uller Uprising'', ''Dorsai!'' helped shape the modern conception of MilitaryScienceFiction. ''Dorsai!'' in particular introduced cunning and hyper-aware military commanders, psychopathic aides, religious-focused fanatics, and space mercenaries. Donal traits can be seen in [[Literature/CoDominium Col. Falkenberg]] and [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]]. Lee serves as the seed for the psychopathic [[Literature/HammersSlammers Joachim Steuben]]. The Friendlies tend to invoke the fanatical [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries Brotherhood of Nod]].

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* TropeCodifier: With ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' and Creator/HBeamPiper's ''Uller Uprising'', ''Dorsai!'' helped shape the modern conception of MilitaryScienceFiction. ''Dorsai!'' in particular introduced cunning and hyper-aware military commanders, psychopathic aides, religious-focused fanatics, and space mercenaries. Donal traits can be seen in [[Literature/CoDominium [[Literature/FalkenbergsLegion Col. Falkenberg]] and [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Grand Admiral Thrawn]]. Lee serves as the seed for the psychopathic [[Literature/HammersSlammers Joachim Steuben]]. The Friendlies tend to invoke the fanatical [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries Brotherhood of Nod]].


* TheUnfettered: Tam Olyn. He will let nothing stop his quest [[spoiler: to destroy the Friendlies as a culture.]]

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* TheUnfettered: Tam Olyn. He will let nothing stop his quest [[spoiler: to destroy the Friendlies as a culture.]]]] This changes by the end of the book when he is happy to be [[TheFettered fettered]] by his bond to Lisa, an Exotic woman who chose to trust and believe in him in spite of all the evidence that she shouldn't.


* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Friendlies are [[FantasyCounterpartCulture based roughly]] on the Roundheads of the The EnglishCivilWar, while The Dorsai are loosely based on historical Swiss mercenaries.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The Friendlies are [[FantasyCounterpartCulture based roughly]] on the Roundheads of the The EnglishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar, while The Dorsai are loosely based on historical Swiss mercenaries.

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* TriangRelations: The twins Ian and Kensie have a Type 1 relationship with the Second Amanda that ends with neither man getting her or Amanda getting anybody. Later Amanda is in a Type 4 with Ian and his wife Leah. The two of them finally get together after Leah's death.


* ObliviousToLove: The brilliant Cletus Grahame fails to realize that Melissa loves him even after they've consummated their marriage and she's given him a son. In spite of all this he goes on believing he's holding her to him by force and she will leave him the minute the pressure is off.



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* DesignerBaby: Anea is this. She was designed especially to appeal to William of Ceta, the Exotics hoped to be able to use her to control him.


* DaddysGirl: Melissa is devoted to her father Eachan Khan who she is determined to see restored to his rank and position on Old Earth, hence her interest in DeCastries. However Cletus Grahame wants Eachan to help him create the Dorsai leading to intimate and heated conflict between the couple [[spoiler: eventually ending in a happy marriage]].

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* DaddysGirl: Melissa is devoted to her father Eachan Khan who she is determined to see restored to his rank and position on Old Earth, hence her interest in DeCastries.deCastries. However Cletus Grahame wants Eachan to help him create the Dorsai leading to intimate and heated conflict between the couple [[spoiler: eventually ending in a happy marriage]].


* DaddysGirl: Melissa is devoted to her father Eachan Khan who she is determined to see restored to his rank and position on Old Earth, hence her interest in Dow Castries. However Cletus Grahame wants Eachan to help him create the Dorsai, hence the intimate and heated conflict between the couple [[spoiler: eventually ending in a happy marriage]]

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* DaddysGirl: Melissa is devoted to her father Eachan Khan who she is determined to see restored to his rank and position on Old Earth, hence her interest in Dow Castries. DeCastries. However Cletus Grahame wants Eachan to help him create the Dorsai, hence the Dorsai leading to intimate and heated conflict between the couple [[spoiler: eventually ending in a happy marriage]]marriage]].

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* DaddysGirl: Melissa is devoted to her father Eachan Khan who she is determined to see restored to his rank and position on Old Earth, hence her interest in Dow Castries. However Cletus Grahame wants Eachan to help him create the Dorsai, hence the intimate and heated conflict between the couple [[spoiler: eventually ending in a happy marriage]]


* TooDumbToLive: Donalís reaction when he discovers Anea wants to destroy her Contract. Not only is a personís contract made from a nearly indestructible material, but attempting to destroy one is carries a death sentence everywere. Even more shocking is that Anea is a Select of Kultis, the height of Exotic genetic engineering and training Ė she should be more controlled and logical than that.

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* TooDumbToLive: Donalís reaction when he discovers Anea wants to destroy her Contract. Not only is a personís contract made from a nearly indestructible material, but attempting to destroy one is carries a death sentence everywere. Even more shocking is that Anea is a Select of Kultis, the height of Exotic genetic engineering and training Ė she should be more controlled and logical than that. Living with William seems to have unhinged her completely.

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