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Trivia Thursday

  1. This author seems to have an October fixation, giving us such books as The Halloween Tree, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and The October Country. Name him.
  2. In this Star Trek episode written by Robert Bloch, the Enterprise encounters aliens Korob and Sylvia, who menance the crew with the trappings of Earth’s Halloween.
  3. In this dark fantasy by Fritz Leiber, Norman Saylor strains the limits of conjugal love when he learns that his own wife is a practicing sorceress.
  4. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein can be viewed as the progenitor of modern SF. But “Frankenstein” is the name of the doctor. What was the name of the monster?
  5. In Stephen King’s The Stand, a U.S. military facility accidentally releases a deadly mutation of what illness?
  6. This Song of Kali author’s penchant for horror shows up in his SF as well, giving us dark visions such as the Shrike. Name him!
  7. This 1997 movie starring Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill tells of an experimental spaceship which has literally gone to Hell and back.
  8. Which of these creatures is not one of H.P. Lovecraft’s creations?
    A) Tsathoggua
    B) Mi-Go
    C) Nyarlathotep
    D) Yog-Sothoth
    E) Sotsugyou
  9. This collection of short stories was inspired by a filk song of the same name. Whose ghost is haunting Space Station Three?
  10. This prolific SF writer gave us such works as Venus Plus X (not to mention an important literary Law), but also wrote Some of Your Blood, a nicely horrific vampire novel.

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Ray Bradbury
  2. “Catspaw”
  3. Conjure Wife
  4. Adam (subtle, no?)
  5. Flu
  6. Dan Simmons
  7. Event Horizon
  8. Sotsugyou (this is an anime title)
  9. Carmen Miranda
  10. Theodore Sturgeon
Posted in Ephemera October 28th, 2010 by Chip
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