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Trivia Thursday

  1. In what novel by Arthur C. Clarke does the spaceship ENDEAVOUR investigate a mysterious object from far, far away?
  2. Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor wore what notable piece of clothing?
  3. This 1963 film about most of England’s population being blinded by light from a meteor shower and a small unaffected group trying to cope with lethal attacks from 7 foot, mobile vegetables was based on a book of the same name by John Wyndham. Name it.
  4. What was “Red Dwarf” on the TV show of the same name?
  5. Who wrote The Shape of Things to Come?
  6. In Peter F. Hamilton’s “Night’s Dawn” trilogy, a gateway to the “other side” opens up and the dead return to possess the living. What is the first novel in this series?
  7. What SF magazine edited by Michael Moorcock was strongly associated with the SF “new wave” movement?
    A) Scoops
    B) Science Fantasy
    C) Fantasy
    D) Interzone
    E) New Worlds
  8. In China Mieville’s Perdido Street Station, lovely caterpillars transform into monsters that can overcome anyone and devour their dreams and thoughts. What are these creatures called?
  9. Brian W. Aldiss’ short story, “Supertoys Last All Summer Long” was the inspiration for what Steven Spielberg movie?
  10. Ian McDonald’s book about the global impact of alien vegetation spreading through Africa following a meteor strike was published as Chaga in the UK. What is its US title?

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Posted in Ephemera January 6th, 2011 by Chip
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