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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.
 
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 [[the War|war in heaven]], a man the Mexica knew briefly as [[Coahualxiu]] bearing a death wish the size of creation...
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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...
   
 
== Plot ==
 
== Plot ==
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* [[Lavell|Lavellmeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
 
* [[Lavell|Lavellmeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
 
* [[Insoleanis|Insoleanismeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
 
* [[Insoleanis|Insoleanismeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
* [[Arven|Arvenmeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Arven (Against Nature)|Arvenmeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
 
* [[Nuris|Nurismeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
 
* [[Nuris|Nurismeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
 
* [[Rhodenetmeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
 
* [[Rhodenetmeddhoran vel-Xianthellipse]]
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* [[Atonal]]
 
* [[Atonal]]
 
* [[Matlacoatl]]
 
* [[Matlacoatl]]
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* [[Icnopilli]]
   
 
=== Centre ===
 
=== Centre ===
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
* Lorraine Conti is intended to possibly be [[Olympia|Mother-Father Olympia]] from ''[[Newtons Sleep (novel)|Newtons Sleep]]''.
 
 
* This book was originally developed for [[Random Static]].
 
* This book was originally developed for [[Random Static]].
* The character Andrew is the author's real life friend, [https://englishmanintx.blogspot.com/2013/01/goodbye-andrew.html Andrew Cox].
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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>
* The author has provided a glossary of Nahuatl terms used.[https://onereed.blogspot.com/2013/08/against-nature-nahuatl-glossary.html]
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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>
* Burton released [https://onereed.blogspot.com/2013/02/prelude-to-against-nature.html a prelude] to the novel on his blog.
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* A promotional [[Prelude Against Nature (short story)|prelude]] to this novel was published before its release.
* Atonal the Xochimilcan and Matlacoatl the Ixtilli both first appeared in Burton's rejected, self-published story ''Smoking Mirror'', which also featured the [[Sixth Doctor]] and [[Peri Brown]].
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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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* 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]]'')
 
* 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]]'')
 
* [[Tlohtoxcatl]] describes [[Yauhtloc]] failing to distinguish a foreigner from a sacred visitation. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Aztecs (TV story)|The Aztecs]]'')
 
* [[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 ==
* {{Obverse|against-nature}}
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* {{Obverse|product/against-nature}}
 
{{fpx|{{PAGENAME}}|''Against Nature''}}
 
{{fpx|{{PAGENAME}}|''Against Nature''}}
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== Footnotes ==
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{{reflist}}
   
 
{{FP series}}
 
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[[Category:Stories set in the War]]
 
[[Category:Stories set in the War]]
 
[[Category:Stories set in Mictlan]]
 
[[Category:Stories set in Mictlan]]
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[[Category:Obverse Books novels]]

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

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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 knew briefly as Coahualxiu bearing a death wish the size of creation...

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