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Trivia Thursday

  1. What’s missing from the original US edition of Anthony Burgess’ classic novel A Clockwork Orange?
    A) Any references to drug use
    B) A polemic against Americans
    C) The final chapter
    D) The word “droog”
    E) Any references to Beethoven
  2. Filmed by Hammer in 1967, Quatermass and the Pit involved the discovery of Martian remains in an archaeological dig. What was the title of the American release of this movie?
  3. Winston Smith is the main character of what novel?
  4. Part of the novel Cosmonaut Keep is set on the planet Mingulay, in a complex society of humans, saurs, and…giant squid! Who wrote this obviously O*W*C-friendly book?
  5. In the TV series Max Headroom, which character’s mind was Max generated from?
  6. This author’s characters include an orangutan librarian, an animated piece of luggage, and Death (who really likes cats). Name him.
  7. This gender-bending story by Gwyneth Jones concerns a reporter who is contacted by an apparently female alien. Although they look human, their thought patterns are radically different.
  8. The dominant star traveling culture in many of Ian Banks’ SF books is known as what?
  9. What is written in large, friendly letters on the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?
  10. In Babylon Five, to what religion does Dr. Franklin belong?
    A) Foundationism
    B) Christianity
    C) Mezentianism
    D) Scientology
    E) Buddhism

(Answers below the fold)

  1. C) The final (21st) chapter. Burgess’ US publisher docked the last chapter, and then Stanley Kubrick based his film on the US version, immortalizing the shorter story.
  2. Five Million Years to Earth
  3. George Orwell’s 1984
  4. Ken MacLeod
  5. Edison Carter
  6. Terry Pratchett
  7. White Queen
  8. The Culture
  9. DON’T PANIC
  10. A) Foundationism
Posted in Ephemera December 30th, 2010 by Chip
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