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* InsideAComputerSystem: The Seekers believe that they're all trapped in a [[TheMatrix Matrix]]-like simulation. The only way to break out is to force their captors' hand by [[spoiler:blowing up a star]].

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* InsideAComputerSystem: The Seekers believe that they're all trapped in a [[TheMatrix Matrix]]-like {{cyberspace}} simulation. The only way to break out is to force their captors' hand by [[spoiler:blowing up a star]].


* EnergyWeapon: One of the main weapons of a ship. While Valentin sees lines on the screen, he understands that they're too fast for the eye to see, and it's the ship's computer adding them for visual aid.



* FrickinLaserBeams: One of the main weapons of a ship. While Valentin sees lines on the screen, he understands that they're too fast for the eye to see, and it's the ship's computer adding them for visual aid.








* AllPeriodsArePMS: Lena mentions once accidentally naming a newly-discovered star PMS.



* AllPeriodsArePMS: Lena mentions once accidentally naming a newly-discovered star PMS.



* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: While this is not the future, credits are the standard currency for the humans in space.

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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: While this is not the future, credits are the standard currency for the humans in space.space.
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''Competitors'' (''Конкуренты'', Konkurenty) is a ScienceFiction novel by the popular Russian sci-fi and fantasy author SergeyLukyanenko. The novel starts in modern-day Moscow involving a freelance journalist named Valentin Safonov and then diverges into two parallel storylines: one continues in Moscow, and the other picks up on a SpaceStation in an unknown star system. The chapters alternate the perspective of the protagonist, who has been duplicated far away from home by means of unknown alien technology. Both versions of the protagonist seek to discover what is going on and why people are being sent to live and die far from Earth with no way back.

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''Competitors'' (''Конкуренты'', Konkurenty) is a ScienceFiction novel by the popular Russian sci-fi and fantasy author SergeyLukyanenko.Creator/SergeyLukyanenko. The novel starts in modern-day Moscow involving a freelance journalist named Valentin Safonov and then diverges into two parallel storylines: one continues in Moscow, and the other picks up on a SpaceStation in an unknown star system. The chapters alternate the perspective of the protagonist, who has been duplicated far away from home by means of unknown alien technology. Both versions of the protagonist seek to discover what is going on and why people are being sent to live and die far from Earth with no way back.


* LaserSight: Earth!Valentin and Earth!Lena are talking in his apartment when he notices a red dot on her head. Being GenreSavvy, he pulls her on the floor, just before a shot rings out from a sniper rifle on the roof of another building. However, it turns out that the sniper's goal was to scare them into dropping their investigation, not kill them, so the laser sight is justified.

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* LaserSight: Earth!Valentin and Earth!Lena are talking in his apartment when he notices a red dot on her head. Being GenreSavvy, hyperaware, he pulls her on the floor, just before a shot rings out from a sniper rifle on the roof of another building. However, it turns out that the sniper's goal was to scare them into dropping their investigation, not kill them, so the laser sight is justified.


* SingleBiomePlanet: Nigredo is an ice world with a twist. All water on the planet is black but otherwise identical to regular water. The protagonist specifically mentions [[StarWars Hoth]] when first seeing the planet.

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* SingleBiomePlanet: Nigredo is an ice world with a twist. All water on the planet is black but otherwise identical to regular water. The protagonist specifically mentions [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Hoth]] when first seeing the planet.


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* MenstrualMenace: Lena mentions once accidentally naming a newly-discovered star PMS.

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* MenstrualMenace: AllPeriodsArePMS: Lena mentions once accidentally naming a newly-discovered star PMS.



* NamingYourColonyWorld: Stars and planets are traditionally named by the first pilot to scout the system. Lena mentions accidentally once naming a star [[MenstrualMenace PMS]].

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* NamingYourColonyWorld: Stars and planets are traditionally named by the first pilot to scout the system. Lena mentions accidentally once naming a star [[MenstrualMenace [[AllPeriodsArePMS PMS]].

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** The Seekers use the same logic to try to prove that they're all stuck InsideAComputerSystem.


* CasualInterstellarTravel: Any initial arrival to the station is given sufficient [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]] for a beginner ship. However, it's not enough to equip the ship with a hyperdrive, even if one removes weapons and [[DeflectorShields shields]]. After spending some time in the system, though, [[AsteroidMiners mining]] or trading, one can earn enough credits to afford a better ship which can feature a hyperdrive. Then traveling to another system is as easy as picking a star on a two-dimensional map. A hyperjump is instantaneous and doesn't feature any special effects.

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* CasualInterstellarTravel: Any initial arrival to the station is given sufficient [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]] for a beginner ship. However, it's not enough to equip the ship with a hyperdrive, even if one removes weapons and [[DeflectorShields shields]]. After spending some time in the system, though, [[AsteroidMiners mining]] or trading, one can earn enough credits to afford a better ship which can feature a hyperdrive. Then traveling to another system is as easy as picking a star on a two-dimensional map. A hyperjump is instantaneous and doesn't feature any special effects. A ship's jump range is limited only by the available fuel. However, there's nothing stopping a pilot from jumping and then looking for a resource-rich asteroid to mine for the fuel. This can take anywhere from several weeks to months, though.

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* MenstrualMenace: Lena mentions once accidentally naming a newly-discovered star PMS.


* NamingYourColonyWorld: Stars and planets are traditionally named by the first pilot to scout the system. Lena mentions accidentally once naming a star PMS.

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* NamingYourColonyWorld: Stars and planets are traditionally named by the first pilot to scout the system. Lena mentions accidentally once naming a star PMS.[[MenstrualMenace PMS]].


* InsideAComputerSystem: The Seekers believe that they're all trapped in a [[TheMatrix Matrix]]-like simulation. The only way to break out is to force their captors' hand by [[spoiler:blowing up a star]].



* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: While this is not the future, credits are the standard currency for the humans in space.

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* WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture: While this is not the future, credits are the standard currency for the humans in space.


* GeniusBruiser: Roman is a massively-built guy with the look of a professional boxer. He often travels with Master and acts the part of his bodyguard. When he's back on the base, however, he puts on a lab coat and reveals that he has college degrees in mathematical physics and artificial intelligence.

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* GeniusBruiser: Roman is a massively-built guy with the look of a professional boxer.boxer (see the cover above for the guy with the HandCannon). He often travels with Master and acts the part of his bodyguard. When he's back on the base, however, he puts on a lab coat and reveals that he has college degrees in mathematical physics and artificial intelligence.


* OldSchoolDogfighting: Since all ships have a CrewOfOne, this is the normal way of ship-to-ship combat, even for larger ships.

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* OldSchoolDogfighting: OldSchoolDogfight: Since all ships have a CrewOfOne, this is the normal way of ship-to-ship combat, even for larger ships.

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