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* {{Anvilicious}}: The author would like you to know that discrimination is bad. The book is not remotely subtle about this, and the discrimination is never portrayed in subtle ways; it is always glaringly obvious and then the characters get long speeches about it and the narration talks about how superior Terrans are for having gotten rid of discrimination.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The author would like you to know that discrimination is bad. The book is not remotely subtle about this, and the discrimination is never portrayed in subtle ways; it is always glaringly obvious and then the characters get long speeches about it and the narration talks about how superior Terrans are for having gotten rid of discrimination.


* TheKingdom: An unusually large one. The Empire of the V'Dan is very much not a Star Wars type [[TheEmpire empire]]. Though it has an extremely strict FantasticCasteSystem and its nobles show tendencies of ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections, its 5000-year-old governing family is generally loved by the citizens.

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* TheKingdom: TheGoodKingdom: An unusually large one. The Empire of the V'Dan is very much not a Star Wars type [[TheEmpire empire]]. Though it has an extremely strict FantasticCasteSystem and its nobles show tendencies of ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections, its 5000-year-old governing family is generally loved by the citizens.


'''''Fist Salik War''''' is a SciFi trilogy by Creator/JeanJohnson, currently consisting of ''The Terrans'' with the second part (''The V'Dan'') in the pipeline. It takes place 200 years prior to the ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' series.

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'''''Fist ''First Salik War''''' War'' is a SciFi trilogy by Creator/JeanJohnson, currently consisting of ''The Terrans'' with the second part (''The V'Dan'') in the pipeline. It takes place 200 years prior to the ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' series.



* WorldTour: The V'Dan get one offscreen of Earth and the Sol system in order to introduce them to Terran culture.

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* WorldTour: The V'Dan get one offscreen of Earth and the Sol system in order to introduce them to Terran culture.


* TheAlliance: Quite literally. In this series it consists of the [[CatFolk Solarics]], the K'Katta, the [[TheReptilians Tlassians]], the Gatsugi, the [[StarfishAliens Choyans]], and the [[HumanAliens V'Dan]].

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* TheAlliance: Quite literally. In this series it consists of the [[CatFolk Solarics]], Solaricans]], the K'Katta, the [[TheReptilians Tlassians]], the Gatsugi, the [[StarfishAliens Choyans]], and the [[HumanAliens V'Dan]].


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* TheFutureWillBeBetter: An extremely optimistic version. All the nations on Earth have joined together in one (as far as we know) peaceful democratic government with stringent measures against corruption and favoritism. Energy is solar- and water-based. We're exploring the galaxy and have colonized the moon and Mars... All in all future Terran humanity is doing very well for itself indeed.


* TheKingdom: An unusually large one. The Empire of the V'Dan is very much not a Star Wars type [[The Empire empire]]. Though it has an extremely strict FantasticCasteSystem and its nobles show tendencies of ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections, its 5000-year-old governing family is generally loved by the citizens.

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* TheKingdom: An unusually large one. The Empire of the V'Dan is very much not a Star Wars type [[The Empire [[TheEmpire empire]]. Though it has an extremely strict FantasticCasteSystem and its nobles show tendencies of ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections, its 5000-year-old governing family is generally loved by the citizens.


* {Lockdown}: Several weeks of it for the V'Dan and anyone who's come in contact with them. Twice. Once in a space station off Earth and once on V'Dan. Justified since nobody wants to expose their homeworld to alien pathogens.
* MindlinkMates: Called "Gestalt pairings" by the Terrans and "Holy Pairs" by the V'Dan, these are documented cases of two or more psychics establishing an immediate and irreversible mental bond upon meeting. Complete with minor {Synchronization} and near-immediate CantLiveWithoutYou.

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* {Lockdown}: {{Lockdown}}: Several weeks of it for the V'Dan and anyone who's come in contact with them. Twice. Once in a space station off Earth and once on V'Dan. Justified since nobody wants to expose their homeworld to alien pathogens.
* MindlinkMates: Called "Gestalt pairings" by the Terrans and "Holy Pairs" by the V'Dan, these are documented cases of two or more psychics establishing an immediate and irreversible mental bond upon meeting. Complete with minor {Synchronization} {{Synchronization}} and near-immediate CantLiveWithoutYou.


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* TheFederation: The democratically elected United Planets Council oversees all Terran territory.

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* TheFederation: The democratically elected United Planets Council oversees all Terran territory. Anyone who's passed the required tests in politics, ethics, and the basic STEM fields can run for office.


Jacaranda "Jackie" [=MacKenzie=] is an experienced politician, former soldier, and powerful psychic. Ten years out of the military, she happily uses her natural and psychic gifts for languages and telepathy to serve as the Oceanic Representative on the United World Council. When precognitives around the world start having visions of her involvement in FirstContact with oddly striped humans and octopus/frog-like aliens she is pulled from her position on the Council to serve as Ambassador of the Terrans.

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Jacaranda "Jackie" [=MacKenzie=] is an experienced politician, former soldier, and powerful psychic. Ten years out of the military, she happily uses her natural and psychic gifts for languages and telepathy to serve as the Oceanic Representative on the United World Planets Council. When precognitives around the world start having visions of her involvement in FirstContact with oddly striped humans and octopus/frog-like aliens she is pulled from her position on the Council to serve as Ambassador of the Terrans.


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* TheAlliance: Quite literally. In this series it consists of the [[CatFolk Solarics]], the K'Katta, the [[TheReptilians Tlassians]], the Gatsugi, the [[StarfishAliens Choyans]], and the [[HumanAliens V'Dan]].
* TheFederation: The democratically elected United Planets Council oversees all Terran territory.
* TheKingdom: An unusually large one. The Empire of the V'Dan is very much not a Star Wars type [[The Empire empire]]. Though it has an extremely strict FantasticCasteSystem and its nobles show tendencies of ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections, its 5000-year-old governing family is generally loved by the citizens.


'''''Theirs Not to Reason Why''''' is a SciFi trilogy by Creator/JeanJohnson, currently consisting of ''The Terrans'' with the second part (''The V'Dan'') in the pipeline. It takes place 200 years prior to the ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' series.

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'''''Theirs Not to Reason Why''''' '''''Fist Salik War''''' is a SciFi trilogy by Creator/JeanJohnson, currently consisting of ''The Terrans'' with the second part (''The V'Dan'') in the pipeline. It takes place 200 years prior to the ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' series.


Jacaranda "Jackie" MacKenzie is an experienced politician, former soldier, and powerful psychic. Ten years out of the military, she happily uses her natural and psychic gifts for languages and telepathy to serve as the Oceanic Representative on the United World Council. When precognitives around the world start having visions of her involvement in FirstContact with oddly striped humans and octopus/frog-like aliens she is pulled from her position on the Council to serve as Ambassador of the Terrans.

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Jacaranda "Jackie" MacKenzie [=MacKenzie=] is an experienced politician, former soldier, and powerful psychic. Ten years out of the military, she happily uses her natural and psychic gifts for languages and telepathy to serve as the Oceanic Representative on the United World Council. When precognitives around the world start having visions of her involvement in FirstContact with oddly striped humans and octopus/frog-like aliens she is pulled from her position on the Council to serve as Ambassador of the Terrans.



* AllMythsAreTrue: When it comes to the V'Dan Sh'nai faith this is strongly implied to be the case. Those familiar with the ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' series will know this to be [[spoiler:dead accurate since the Sh'nai faith's prophecies as shared by the Immortal were originally written by [[TheOmniscient Ia]]]].

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* AllMythsAreTrue: When it comes to the V'Dan Sh'nai faith this is strongly implied to be the case. Those familiar with the ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' series will know this to be [[spoiler:dead accurate since the Sh'nai faith's prophecies as shared by the Immortal were originally written by [[TheOmniscient Ia]]]].Ia]]]].
* FishOutOfWater: The V'Dan are not exactly comfortable with Terran customs.


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* HumansArePsychicInTheFuture: Well, some humans. A stroke of luck for everyone involved since it allows Jackie to exchange language fluency with the V'Dan simply by concentrating for a few hours.


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* {Lockdown}: Several weeks of it for the V'Dan and anyone who's come in contact with them. Twice. Once in a space station off Earth and once on V'Dan. Justified since nobody wants to expose their homeworld to alien pathogens.
* MindlinkMates: Called "Gestalt pairings" by the Terrans and "Holy Pairs" by the V'Dan, these are documented cases of two or more psychics establishing an immediate and irreversible mental bond upon meeting. Complete with minor {Synchronization} and near-immediate CantLiveWithoutYou.


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* WorldTour: The V'Dan get one offscreen of Earth and the Sol system in order to introduce them to Terran culture.

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'''''Theirs Not to Reason Why''''' is a SciFi trilogy by Creator/JeanJohnson, currently consisting of ''The Terrans'' with the second part (''The V'Dan'') in the pipeline. It takes place 200 years prior to the ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' series.

Jacaranda "Jackie" MacKenzie is an experienced politician, former soldier, and powerful psychic. Ten years out of the military, she happily uses her natural and psychic gifts for languages and telepathy to serve as the Oceanic Representative on the United World Council. When precognitives around the world start having visions of her involvement in FirstContact with oddly striped humans and octopus/frog-like aliens she is pulled from her position on the Council to serve as Ambassador of the Terrans.

Her task: find the alien civilizations seen by the precogs and lead the Terrans in joining the galactic community. This would all be so much easier if said galactic community wasn't currently engaged in an interstellar war...
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*AllMythsAreTrue: When it comes to the V'Dan Sh'nai faith this is strongly implied to be the case. Those familiar with the ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'' series will know this to be [[spoiler:dead accurate since the Sh'nai faith's prophecies as shared by the Immortal were originally written by [[TheOmniscient Ia]]]].
*HumanAliens: The V'Dan, though their scriptures claim them to be TransplantedHumans taken from Earth some 10000 years ago by an immortal being from another world. [[spoiler:DNA research is quick to back this up.]]
*ImprobableAge: ''All'' of the Terrans as far as the V'Dan are concerned since they lack the ''jungen'' marks that separate adult V'Dan from children.
*RescueIntroduction: Terrans and V'Dan meet when the Salik decide to capture a Terran vessel while having V'Dan captives on board. Jackie ensures that when the Terrans escape the surviving V'Dan get to come along.

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