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* MayDecemberRomance: As the protagonist has the brain of a 90-year-old man and the body of a 20-year-old woman, most of his/her relationships are arguably May December Romances in ''both directions''.


* BodyPaint: Eunice's husband was an artist. He would very often paint her body.

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* BodyPaint: Eunice's husband was an artist. He would very often paint her body. FridgeLogic compels the reader to wonder how paint getting on furniture is dealt with, and just how long an "outfit" will be wearable before the paint comes off.


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* AbandonedArea: The future United States is filled with "AA's," i.e. Abandoned Areas, which are lawless no-man's lands that one doesn't travel through except in an armored vehicle.

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* AbandonedArea: AbandonedArea / TheCityNarrows: The future United States is filled with "AA's," i.e. Abandoned Areas, which are lawless no-man's lands that one doesn't travel through except in an armored vehicle.


* HideousHangoverCure: hangovers are cured by a thermos of coffee with a Danish pastry and by a [[http://www.cocktail.com/recipes/s/SilverFizz1930.htm Silver Fizz]] made with vodka instead of gin.

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* HideousHangoverCure: hangovers are cured by a thermos of coffee with a Danish pastry and by a [[http://www.cocktail.com/recipes/s/SilverFizz1930.htm bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/silver_gin_fizz_78298 Silver Fizz]] made with vodka instead of gin.

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* BrainTransplant

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* PrecisionFStrike: At the end of the book, Johann, under anesthesia for her delivery, tells one of her lovers who is in the delivery room, how glad she had the chance to fuck, to make love with him. This is the only time Heinlein ever used the f-word in any of his stories.


* CompleteTheQuoteTtle: Even though there is plenty of evil in the world of this story, it (and lack of fear thereof) isn't really important to the plot. [[spoiler: However, the other part of the quote "Though I walk through the valley of death", is a perfect title for the story.]]

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* CompleteTheQuoteTtle: CompleteTheQuoteTitle: Even though there is plenty of evil in the world of this story, it (and lack of fear thereof) isn't really important to the plot. [[spoiler: However, the other part of the quote "Though I walk through the valley of death", is a perfect title for the story.]]

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* CompleteTheQuoteTtle: Even though there is plenty of evil in the world of this story, it (and lack of fear thereof) isn't really important to the plot. [[spoiler: However, the other part of the quote "Though I walk through the valley of death", is a perfect title for the story.]]

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* KinkySpanking: Joan gets turned over a knee.


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* YouAreWorthHell: the spirits of two main characters desperately cling to the mind of a third, still living, person. [[spoiler: At the end, with the death of the final person, all three spirits willfully cross over together.]]

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* YouAreWorthHell: the The spirits of two main characters desperately cling to the mind of a third, still living, person. [[spoiler: At the end, with the death of the final person, all three spirits willfully cross over together.]]]]
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* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Joan's final act on this earth is to [[spoiler:give birth.]]

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* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Joan's [[spoiler:Joan's final act on this earth is to [[spoiler:give give birth.]]



* DeathSeeker: Johann's act of getting a brain transplant was an attempt to free himself from his decaying body that, thanks to the law (this being written in an era before physician assisted suicide was a thing) wasn't allowed to die. Either the transplant would work and he would again be young and healthy or he would ''finally'' be allowed to die.

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* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: Johann's act of getting a brain transplant was an attempt to free himself from his decaying body that, thanks to the law (this being written in an era before physician assisted suicide was a thing) wasn't allowed to die. Either the transplant would work and he would again be young and healthy or he would ''finally'' be allowed to die.]]


* SpankTheCutie: Joan gets turned over a knee.

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