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Trivia Thursday

  1. Who is Iron Trilobite’s cyber deity?
    A) Rorqual Maru
    B) Steppin’ Razor
    C) The god machine of Gor
    D) Imhotep 217
    E) Hiro Protagonist
  2. Wedge was the only Rebel to make it through all three of the original Star Wars movies. What was his last name?
  3. In what novel by Kurt Vonnegut does he raise the possibility of an as-yet undiscovered form of water, terming it “Ice-nine”?
  4. The child -sized aliens of Lusitania in Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game series are named what by the human inhabitants of the planet? (It’s Portuguese for “little children,” if that helps)
  5. What irascible SF legend made a cameo appearance as a Psi Cop on TV’s Babylon 5?
  6. Who wrote of the 3500-year reign of the Tyrant?
    A) J.R.R. Tolkien
    B) Charles Sheffield
    C) Ray Bradbury
    D) Arthur C. Clarke
    E) Frank Herbert
  7. The Grey Mouser hangs out with what barbarian?
  8. Superman says “Up, Up and Away,” what does Atom Ant say?
  9. Who was the Stainless Steel Rat’s mentor?
  10. The word “grok” is fairly well-established in the English language. In which seminal Robert Heinlein novel of the 1960s was it coined?

(Answers below the fold)

  1. A) Rorqual Maru. This is the name of a giant plankton harvester, the eponymous Godwhale, of the novel by T.J. Bass. Iron Trilobite is her servomech.
  2. Antilles
  3. Cat’s Cradle
  4. Pequeninos and Piggies
  5. Harlan Ellison
  6. E) Frank Herbert
  7. Fafhrd
  8. “Up and At ‘Em, Atom Ant!”
  9. The Bishop
  10. Stranger in a Strange Land
Posted in Ephemera January 20th, 2011 by Chip
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