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Trivia Thursday

  1. This author was a lecturer in botany at St. Andrew’s University before deciding to become a writer full-time. His books include Four Hundred Billion Stars, Fairyland, and Pasquale’s Angel. Name him.
  2. What German film, based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel The Astronauts, was released in an abridged version in the United States in 1962?
  3. What is the title of the 1959 Pat Frank novel about a small Florida town which survived a nuclear war?
  4. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created what famous superhero?
  5. In Robert A. Heinlein’s story by this title, what is “The Menace from Earth”?
  6. What creepy artist created both the alien in Alien and the species in Species?
  7. What is the name of the historical Victorian explorer who is the central character in the Riverworld series and who eventually discovers its secret?
  8. “It’s a good life,” why?
    A) The sun is risen
    B) Because otherwise Anthony might do something bad to you
    C) Because God says it is
    D) The apocalypse is over and Zachariah is still alive
    E) Because the AI in charge makes you think that it is
  9. What is the title of the 1969 Norman Spinrad novel in which a former Berkeley radical became a brash television talk show host?
  10. In this British-produced weekly SF series, a nuclear accident at a lunar-based waste disposal site propels our moon out of Earth orbit and into deep space. Name it.

(Answers below the fold)

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Posted in Ephemera January 13th, 2011 by Chip
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