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{{Infobox Story
|name = Against Nature
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|image = Against Nature (novel).jpg
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|series = ''[[Faction Paradox (series)|Faction Paradox]]'' novels
|series = Faction Paradox (series)|Faction Paradox novels
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|number = 8
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|main character = [[Primo de la Vega|Primo]], [[Todd Calvero]], [[Emiousha]], [[Momacani]]
|main character = [[Faction Paradox]]
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|enemy = [[Goralschai]]
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|setting = [[Mexico]], [[16th century]], [[21st century]], the [[Netherweald]]
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|writer = [[Lawrence Burton]]
|writer = Lawrence Burton
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|cover = [[Lawrence Burton]]
 
|publisher = Obverse Books
 
|publisher = Obverse Books
|release date = March 2013
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|release date = [[March (releases)|March]] [[2013 (releases)|2013]]
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|format = paperback book
 
|format = paperback book
|isbn = ISBN
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|isbn = ISBN 978-1-909031-11-1
 
|prev = Newtons Sleep (novel)
 
|prev = Newtons Sleep (novel)
 
|next = The Brakespeare Voyage (novel)
 
|next = The Brakespeare Voyage (novel)
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'''''Against Nature''''' was the eighth novel in the ''[[Faction Paradox (series)|Faction Paradox]]'' series.
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'''''Against Nature''''' is the first Faction Paradox novel from [[Obverse Books]], and was written by [[Lawrence Burton]].
 
It was the first ''Faction Paradox'' novel in five years.
 
   
 
== Publisher's summary ==
 
== Publisher's summary ==
Every fifty-two years, the God Xiuhtecuhtli – incarnate for the purpose as a young Mexica male – would give himself in sacrifice in order that the universe should be renewed and the passage of time would continue as it had done before. Those born to other cultures and other eras might be forgiven for their failure to appreciate this great and selfless act.
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Every fifty-two years, the [[God]] [[Xiuhtecuhtli]] – incarnate for the purpose as a young Mexica male – would give himself in sacrifice in order that the universe should be renewed and the passage of time would continue as it had done before. Those born to other cultures and other eras might be forgiven for their failure to appreciate this great and selfless act.
   
It was therefore strange that such a profound understanding should arise in one so far removed from the heart of this world, both veteran and victim of the terrible, endless war in heaven, a man the Mexica
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It was therefore strange that such a profound understanding should arise in one so far removed from the heart of this world, both veteran and victim of the terrible, endless [[War in Heaven|war in heaven]], a man the Mexica knew briefly as [[Coahualxiu]] bearing a death wish the size of creation...
knew briefly as Coahualxiu bearing a death wish the size of creation…
 
   
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
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== Characters ==
 
== Characters ==
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=== East ===
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* [[Primo de la Vega|Primo Acamapichtli Isleño de la Vega]]
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=== North ===
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* [[Todd Calavero]]
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* [[Lorraine Conti]]
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=== West ===
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* [[Emiousha|Emioushameddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Laethynrisa|Laethynrisameddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Geddara|Gedarrameddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Thraenrellis|Thraenrellismeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Pyrhentana|Pyrhentanameddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Dorhira|Dorhirameddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Rothis|Rothismeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Lavell|Lavellmeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Insoleanis|Insoleanismeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Arven (Against Nature)|Arvenmeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Nuris|Nurismeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Rhodenetmeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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=== South ===
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* [[Momacani]]
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* [[Tlohtoxcatl]]
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* [[Atonal]]
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* [[Matlacoatl]]
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* [[Icnopilli]]
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=== Centre ===
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* [[Goralschai]]xianthellipse
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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* [[Xochitonal]] is an [[Aztec]] myth.
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* [[Ganda Mnemma]], [[Aloophoa]], [[Llammas IV]], and [[the Spike]] were all sites of campaigns in [[War in Heaven|the War]].
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
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* This book was originally developed for [[Random Static]].
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* The character Andrew is based on the author's real life friend Andrew Cox.<ref>[https://englishmanintx.blogspot.com/2013/01/goodbye-andrew.html Goodbye Andrew]</ref>
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* The author has provided a glossary of Nahuatl terms used.<ref>[https://onereed.blogspot.com/2013/08/against-nature-nahuatl-glossary.html Nahuatl Glossary]</ref>
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* A promotional [[Prelude Against Nature (short story)|prelude]] to this novel was published before its release.
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* [[Atonal]] the [[Xochimilcan]] and [[Matlacoatl]] the [[Ixtilli]] both first appeared in Burton's rejected [[Sixth Doctor]] novel ''[[Smoking Mirror (novel)|Smoking Mirror]]''.
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* A story from [[Icnopilli]]'s life was told in Burton's later short story ''[[The Unwoken Princess (short story)|The Unwoken Princess]]''.
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
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* Goralschai is a veteran of the First Wave of [[House Military]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Book of the War (novel)|The Book of the War]]'')
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* [[House Meddhoran]] has an [[amaranth]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Christmas on a Rational Planet (novel)|Christmas on a Rational Planet]]'')
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* Dreaming in [[Tlalocan]], Primo sees a [[Señor 105|masked wrestler]] talking to a small boy. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Five Faces of Fear (novel)|The Five Faces of Fear]]'')
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* Primo and Todd live in a period shortly after humanity's [[Ghost Point]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[This Town Will Never Let Us Go (novel)|This Town Will Never Let Us Go]]'')
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* [[Tlohtoxcatl]] describes [[Yauhtloc]] failing to distinguish a foreigner from a sacred visitation. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Aztecs (TV story)|The Aztecs]]'')
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* [[Icnopilli]] is a noted [[Ixtilli]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Unwoken Princess (short story)|The Unwoken Princess]]'')
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* Lorraine Conti had also gone by the titles "[[Olympia]]" ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Newtons Sleep (novel)|Newtons Sleep]]'') and "[[Formosii|the Immaculata]]". ([[PROSE]]: ''[[The Book of the War (novel)|The Book of the War]]'')
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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* {{Obverse|product/against-nature}}
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Latest revision as of 05:14, September 18, 2019

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Against Nature is the first Faction Paradox novel from Obverse Books, and was written by Lawrence Burton.

Publisher's summary Edit

Every fifty-two years, the God Xiuhtecuhtli – incarnate for the purpose as a young Mexica male – would give himself in sacrifice in order that the universe should be renewed and the passage of time would continue as it had done before. Those born to other cultures and other eras might be forgiven for their failure to appreciate this great and selfless act.

It was therefore strange that such a profound understanding should arise in one so far removed from the heart of this world, both veteran and victim of the terrible, endless war in heaven, a man the Mexica knew briefly as Coahualxiu bearing a death wish the size of creation...

Plot Edit

to be added

Characters Edit

East Edit

North Edit

West Edit

South Edit

Centre Edit

References Edit

Notes Edit

Continuity Edit

External links Edit

Footnotes Edit

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