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Trivia Thursday

  1. In this famous short story by H.P. Lovecraft, a meteorite brings some strange “thing” to Earth which lays waste to a farm and drives the farmer and his family mad. Is it:
    A) The Green Meadow
    B) The Horror at Red Hook
    C) The Colour Out of Space
    D) The Doom That Came to Sarnath
    E) The Lurking Fear
  2. The novel Bone Song tells the story of Tristopolis, a city where death is worshipped and where dead things provide the energy used to power the city. Who is its author, better known for his “Nulapeiron” series?
  3. Roger Zelazny’s A Night in the Lonesome October tells of a struggle to keep the Great Old Ones from coming through a portal, and is narrated by Snuff, a dog who is the companion to what famous murderer?
  4. Although never mentioned in the movies, in the book Frankenstein’s monster had a first name. What was it?
  5. The cheela inhabit the surface of what in Robert Forward’s Dragon’s Egg?
  6. When HAL was being dismantled in 2001: A Space Odyssey, what did he sing?
  7. What was the title of Frank Herbert’s first book?
  8. What is Gethen?
  9. Before Kate Mulgrew took over the role, what actress was originally slated to play Captain Janeway?
  10. In Orson Welles’ radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, the Martians first land in Grover’s Mill, NJ. Where do the Martians in the original book first land?
    A) Horsell Common
    B) Pyford
    C) Bushey Heath
    D) Shepperton
    E) Primrose Hill

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Posted in Ephemera February 24th, 2011 by Chip
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