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Trivia Thursday

  1. What science-fiction epic by John Wyndham involves a group of youths who speak through “thought-shapes” in a God-fearing society where a deviation of any kind must be immediately exterminated?
  2. Which SF novelist also wrote radio scripts for the British Broadcasting Corporation?
    A) Jeff Noon
    B) George Orwell
    C) Charles Platt
    D) Keith Roberts
    E) M. John Harrison
  3. In Greg Bear’s novel Eon, what did the people call the corridor?
  4. Whose “Shaper/Mechanist” series culminated in the novel Schismatrix?
  5. What football star was the other head in the 1972 Ray Milland film The Thing with Two Heads?
  6. What was the title of Philip K. Dick’s only children’s book?
  7. What book begins, “On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back”?
  8. In Ed Wood, Bill Murray plays Ed Wood’s friend and occasional actor Bunny Breckinridge. In Plan 9 From Outer Space, what character did the real Breckinridge play?
  9. The first of Stanley Kubrick’s SF films starred Peter Sellers playing three roles: one, a sinister ex-Nazi scientist aroused by the idea of a cleansing nuclear holocaust. Name it.
  10. Which of these is not a part of the Childe Cycle?
    A) Dorsai
    B) Necromancer
    C) Tactics of Mistake
    D) The Dragon and the George
    E) The Final Encyclopedia

(Answers below the fold)

  1. The Chrysalids
  2. B) George Orwell. He worked in room 101, which was the name of a torture chamber in his novel 1984.
  3. The Way
  4. Bruce Sterling
  5. Rosie Grier
  6. Nick and the Glimmung
  7. I Am Legend
  8. The ruler of the aliens
  9. Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
  10. D) The Dragon and the George. Dickson wrote them all, but “Dragon” is a standalone.
Posted in Ephemera February 3rd, 2011 by Chip
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