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Trivia Thursday

  1. The intelligent species of Earth (men, apes, and dolphins) seem to be highly exceptional in having advanced to technological sophistication without the alien Patrons who generally supervise the “uplift” of sentient species throughout the galactic culture. Name this David Brin novel!
  2. In Keith Laumer’s Retief series, Retief’s boss/sidekick is named what?
  3. Who wrote West Of Honor, part of his “CoDominium” series?
  4. In this 1950’s movie, the creature is defeated by being blasted to death by bazooka fire while atop the Colosseum in Rome. Name it!
  5. What planet is called Barsoom in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novels?
  6. Colin Wilson’s novel Space Vampires was turned into what movie?
  7. What is the name of the collectible card game based on H.P. Lovecraft’s novels?
  8. What classical author wrote about entities that sound suspiciously like robots, describing them as,”Handmaidens of gold, resembling living young damsels”?
  9. What robot was a friend and colleague of Agent Maxwell Smart?
  10. In this sequel to her 1993 bestseller, Nancy Kress tells of a world in which humanity has become divided into various genetically-enhanced elites, some of them scarcely human, and the “Livers”–the great mass of humanity, who are unable to compete intellectually with these elites and exist in an enormous restive welfare state. Name it!

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Startide Rising
  2. Magnan
  3. Jerry Pournelle
  4. 20 Million Miles To Earth
  5. Mars
  6. Lifeforce
  8. Homer
  9. The robot’s name was Hymie, played by actor Dick Gauthier.
  10. Beggars and Choosers
Posted in Ephemera July 1st, 2010 by Chip
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