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* DeadpanSnarker: Annabel St. Clair of ''Amante Doree'' and Mitch and Jamie from ''A Night in Electric Squidland''.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Annabel St. Clair of ''Amante Doree'' Doree'', and Mitch Mick and Jamie from ''A Night in Electric Squidland''.


* VirginSacrifice: Demanded by the monster in ''Darkness, As a Bride''.

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* VirginSacrifice: Demanded by the monster in ''Darkness, As a Bride''. The townsfolk try to trick him with a mechanical virgin, and he's not fooled for a second.


* AfterlifeExpress: Bram takes it in ''Katabasis: Seraphic Trains''.

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* AfterlifeExpress: Bram takes it The titular trains in ''Katabasis: Seraphic Trains''.Trains''. They are rumored to run from the city to Heaven, Hell, and Faerie, and will only stop for the chosen ones.


* IceQueen: Clair from ''Katabasis: Seraphic Trains''.

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* IceQueen: Clair from ''Katabasis: Seraphic Trains''. She refuses to show any real affection to Sean or his poetry, or to anyone else for that matter; it's implied she loves the city more than any living creature.

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This is a non-themed short-fiction collection by SarahMonette. Most of the stories fall into the category of speculative fiction, but weirdness of the earthly variety carries a few. Be prepared for a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent catfish mermaid]], [[GenderBending gender benders]] both fantastical and mundane, and a [[AfterlifeExpress train ride]] into steampunk Hell. Enjoy the ride.

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This is a non-themed short-fiction collection by SarahMonette.Creator/SarahMonette. Most of the stories fall into the category of speculative fiction, but weirdness of the earthly variety carries a few. Be prepared for a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent catfish mermaid]], [[GenderBending gender benders]] both fantastical and mundane, and a [[AfterlifeExpress train ride]] into steampunk Hell. Enjoy the ride.


* AppliedPhlebotinum: Ranging from [[HollywoodScience radiation that spawns]] dragons (''After the Dragon'') to unexplained clairvoyance (''A Night In Electric Squidland'', ''Impostor''.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: Ranging from [[HollywoodScience radiation that spawns]] dragons (''After the Dragon'') to unexplained clairvoyance (''A Night In Electric Squidland'', ''Impostor''.''Impostor'').


!!''Somewhere Between Those Waves'' contains examples of:

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!!''Somewhere Between Those Waves'' contains examples of:Tropes'':


This is a non-themed short-fiction collection by Sarah Monette. Most of the stories fall into the category of speculative fiction, but weirdness of the earthly variety carries a few. Be prepared for a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent catfish mermaid]], [[GenderBending gender benders]] both fantastical and mundane, and a [[AfterlifeExpress train ride]] into steampunk Hell. Enjoy the ride.

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This is a non-themed short-fiction collection by Sarah Monette.SarahMonette. Most of the stories fall into the category of speculative fiction, but weirdness of the earthly variety carries a few. Be prepared for a [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent catfish mermaid]], [[GenderBending gender benders]] both fantastical and mundane, and a [[AfterlifeExpress train ride]] into steampunk Hell. Enjoy the ride.

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* CreepyBlueEyes: Mick's, as described in ''A Night in Electric Squidland'' and ''Impostors''.
* CreepyChildrenSinging: The murdered ghosts singing the eponymous tune in ''Ashes, Ashes''.


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* UndeadChild: The ghosts in ''Ashes, Ashes''.


* MockMacGuffin: A good example appears in [[spoiler: ''The World without Sleep'', wherein the blind dominie Clement, who can't even see the light in St. Christopher's Glass, begs Booth to retrieve it from the goblins because the vampires' fear of it is the only thing holding them back from utter brutality. As it turns out, not only do the goblins not have it, but the vampires don't fear it, already know it's gone, and want to help Booth return it to Clement.]]

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* MockMacGuffin: MockGuffin: A good example appears in [[spoiler: ''The World without Sleep'', wherein the blind dominie Clement, who can't even see the light in St. Christopher's Glass, begs Booth to retrieve it from the goblins because the vampires' fear of it is the only thing holding them back from utter brutality. As it turns out, not only do the goblins not have it, but the vampires don't fear it, already know it's gone, and want to help Booth return it to Clement.]]


* FemmeFatale: Annabel St. Clair of ''Amante Doree''. Although, as Quentin [[UnsettlingGenderReveal discovers]], she's technically a [[spoiler: [[Transsexual homme fatal]].

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* FemmeFatale: Annabel St. Clair of ''Amante Doree''. Although, as Quentin [[UnsettlingGenderReveal discovers]], she's technically a [[spoiler: [[Transsexual Transsexual homme fatal]].



* IncompatibleOrientation: Leads to the DownerEnding of [[spoiler: ''Amante Doree'']].

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* IncompatibleOrientation: Leads IceQueen: Clair from ''Katabasis: Seraphic Trains''.
* MacGuffinGuardian: Clement asks Booth
to rescue St. Christopher's Glass from the DownerEnding of goblins (''The World without Sleep''). [[spoiler: ''Amante Doree'']].The guardians are really the Shadows, and the goblins are good guys.]]
* MockMacGuffin: A good example appears in [[spoiler: ''The World without Sleep'', wherein the blind dominie Clement, who can't even see the light in St. Christopher's Glass, begs Booth to retrieve it from the goblins because the vampires' fear of it is the only thing holding them back from utter brutality. As it turns out, not only do the goblins not have it, but the vampires don't fear it, already know it's gone, and want to help Booth return it to Clement.]]


* FemmeFatale: Annabel St. Clair of ''Amante Doree''. [[spoiler: As Quentin [[UnsettlingGenderReveal discovers]], she's technically a [[spoiler: [[Transsexual homme fatal]].

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* FemmeFatale: Annabel St. Clair of ''Amante Doree''. [[spoiler: As Although, as Quentin [[UnsettlingGenderReveal discovers]], she's technically a [[spoiler: [[Transsexual homme fatal]].


* WarIsHell: Not only are most of the people you work with and most of the people who might capture you rapists and torturers, but you may wake up in somebody [[GenderBender else]]'s body... looking at your own crushed one (''No Man's Land'.)

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* WarIsHell: Not only are most of the people you work with and most of the people who might capture you rapists and torturers, but you may wake up in somebody [[GenderBender else]]'s body... looking at your own crushed one (''No Man's Land'.Land''.)


* FemmeFatale: Annabel St. Clair of ''Amante Doree''. [[spoiler: As Quentin [[UnsettlingGenderReveal discovers]], she's technically a [[Transsexual homme fatal]].
* GenderBender: In ''No Man's Land'', a male soldier suddenly finds himself in the body of an enemy female soldier... and looking at his dead original body.

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* FemmeFatale: Annabel St. Clair of ''Amante Doree''. [[spoiler: As Quentin [[UnsettlingGenderReveal discovers]], she's technically a [[spoiler: [[Transsexual homme fatal]].
* GenderBender: In ''No Man's Land'', a male soldier suddenly finds himself in the body of an enemy female soldier... and looking at his dead original body.body, which is now dead.



* NicknamingTheEnemy: While ''No Man's Land'' doesn't explicitly state that "Koth" and "Yoggo" are nicknames, they don't sound like names you'd give yourself, and generally appear in derogatory contexts.



* VirginSacrifice: A Frankenstein variant occurs in ''Darkness, As a Bride''.

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* VirginSacrifice: A Frankenstein variant occurs Demanded by the monster in ''Darkness, As a Bride''.Bride''.
* WarIsHell: Not only are most of the people you work with and most of the people who might capture you rapists and torturers, but you may wake up in somebody [[GenderBender else]]'s body... looking at your own crushed one (''No Man's Land'.)

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