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Trivia Thursday

  1. In Michael Moorcock’s “Behold the Man,” time-traveller Karl Glogauer takes the place of what legendary character?
  2. This Catharine Asaro story of a ballerina and her future stepson’s trials in a virtual reality mansion appeared in the SF collection Christmas Forever. What is its colorful title?
  3. In “The War Beneath the Tree,” sentient toys overthrow their new replacements on Christmas Eve. Who wrote this short work with a rather chilling ending?
  4. What star of Dune (the original movie) starred in a remake of the famous Dickens story A Christmas Carol?
  5. According to “Christmas In The Stars” (The Star Wars Christmas Album), What Can You Get a Wookiee For Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb)?
  6. In this author’s “The Gifts of the Magistrate,” a humorist obsessed with Mark Twain intends to die when Halley’s Comet appears, just as Twain did. His former lover saves him by knocking the comet out of the Solar system. Name the author, better known for his pun-filled stories about a certain bar.
  7. In the X-Files episode “Christmas Carol,” who does Scully originally suspect is the mother of Emily Sim?
  8. In this author’s “Not a Creature,” a man takes his gun outside on Christmas Eve to find out what is making mysterious sounds near his house.
  9. “Cyber-Claus” is this cyberpunk author’s contribution to Christmas SF. Name this author, perhaps best known for the Sprawl series.
  10. In this 1962 novelette by James White, six children from all over the 1960’s Cold War world use their combined powers to look for Santa Claus and end up by averting World War Three–permanently. Name it.

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Jesus Christ
  2. “Dance in Blue”
  3. Gene Wolfe
  4. Patrick Stewart
  5. Love, understanding, and good will to men
  6. Spider Robinson
  7. Scully’s sister. She believes that the child is the daughter of her deceased sister, Melissa.
  8. Damon Knight
  9. William Gibson
  10. Christmas Treason
Posted in Ephemera December 23rd, 2010 by Chip
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