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Trivia Thursday

  1. In what story by Arther C. Clarke does the spaceship Endeavour investigate a mysterious object from far, far away?
  2. Coined in the late 1980s, on the analogy of Cyberpunk, this term describes the modern subgenre whose SF events take place against a 19th-century background.
  3. In Jack Vance’s hauntingly beautiful story of a far future Earth “steeped,” as Norman Spinrad has put it, “in magic born of rotting history,” scientific experiment has given place to charms and enchantments that really work. Name it!
  4. A fine collection by Zelazny, the title story (Nebula winner, 1965) concerns a man facing up to his fears in the shape of a Venerian sea monster, and “A Rose for Ecclesiastes” is a poignant story about a man who unwittingly brings faith to a Martian race on the brink of extinction. Name the collection!
  5. In Asimov’s Foundation series, what was the name of the planet on which the Encyclopedia Galactica was published?
  6. What is Sector General?
  7. What is the Moon Knight’s real name?
  8. What George R.R. Martin novel features the cat- and mushroom-loving master of the Ark?
  9. What is Mr. Spock’s father’s name?
  10. What book begins, “On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back?”

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Posted in Ephemera July 8th, 2010 by Chip
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