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Trivia Thursday

  1. This SF author hails from Austin, Texas and was the recipient of what is indisputably the greatest academic title and job in the World as Visionary in Residence at Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California.
  2. Lessa, a character in Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, rides
    a dragon named what?
  3. What famous SF movie was retroactively “based” on the
    works of Harlan Ellison, to prevent a lawsuit?
  4. In Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan saga, the prefix
    “Vor” on a surname indicates what in Barrayaran culture?
  5. The late George Alec Effinger published a brief anthology of tales in 1993 that served as a send-up of both political correctness and the stereotype of the Jewish American Princess. They all shared the same protagonist, whose name is part of the book’s title. Name her.
  6. What famous horror film shared casting sessions with Star Wars?
  7. What work of science fiction coined the term “computer worm?”
  8. Who was the first real-life astronaut to be cast in an episode of a Star Trek series?
  9. In which novel would you find Heebs, Pares, Manses, Skitzes, Polys, Ob-Coms, Deps and a telepathic Ganymedean slime mold named Lord Running Clam?
  10. In C.S. Lewis’ novel Out of the Silent Planet, which planet is the silent one?
    A) Glundandra
    B) Perelandra
    C) Thulcandra
    D) Malacandra
    E) Oyarsandra

(Answers below the fold)

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Posted in Ephemera October 14th, 2010 by Chip
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