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Questions tagged [strata]

Strata is a comic science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett. Published in 1981, it is one of Pratchett's first novels and one of only two purely science fiction novels he has written, the other being The Dark Side of the Sun.

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Does Terry Pratchett's Discworld follow on from Strata?

I've only recently read Strata, and I've heard it repeatedly mentioned that Strata not just inspired the Discworld setting, but the two universes are the same. Is this proven/stated ever? Are there ...
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When is the idea of 'Time is Currency' first used? [duplicate]

In the novel Strata instead of earning money you earn days, which act as a currency. Instead of paying for food etc with money you pay with 'days'. In Time is a film with a similar concept where ...
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Why don't the Shand die out?

Shand are a fictional race from Terry Prattchet's Strata, who survive only on other Shand. In fact without the certain proteins in a Shand in a Shand's diet they go into a homicidal feeding rage. ...