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Trivia Thursday

  1. In this Arthur C. Clarke novel, Earth is on the verge of nuclear Mutual Assured Destruction but is saved by the intervention of benevolent aliens who have the form of traditional devils. Name it!
  2. This Spielberg film is about a young boy/robot who wakes up an amnesiac in the woods. Adopted by a pleasant family, he learns not to show his superintelligence and coordination but is soon located by the scientists who created him.
  3. In this Bruce Sterling novel there’s a plot involving data piracy and some nicely developed characters, including Laura, who goes out and has adventures while her husband takes care of the baby. Name it!
  4. The idea of using this “SF dream” to propel a spacecraft from the Earth to Mars was seen as early as 1880 in Percy Greg’s Across the Zodiac. The term then used was “apergy.” Today it’s known as?
  5. This author wrote of The Rowan, who had been the most powerful of telepaths in the Alliance, in Damien’s Children and Lyon’s Pride. Name her!
  6. What do these science fiction/fantasy writers have in common? John Jay Wells, Philip Briggs, Andrew North, Simon Lang, William Lamb.
  7. What is the name of the card game Captain Kirk “invented” in A Piece of the Action?
  8. Winston Smith is the main character of what novel?
  9. Name the Martian moons.
  10. In this novel by Walter M. Miller, Jr., the Earth plunges into a new dark age after nuclear war. Scientists, scapegoats blamed for the war, flee to monasteries, which shelter them.

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Posted in Ephemera June 3rd, 2010 by Chip
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