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by Malacandra
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Then it's "Death". First appearance in Mort. *cough* The Colour Of Magic *cough* Have you actually checked that in the book? Information is not consistent in various sites. :? I was reading Pratchett before it was cool. :lol: Heard about Discworld (via a White Dwarf article) just after The Light Fa...
by Malacandra
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Getafix wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Then it's "Death". First appearance in Mort.
*cough*The Colour Of Magic*cough*
by Malacandra
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Nominate a scientist for the £50 note
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: Nominate a scientist for the £50 note

Nominated William Herschel, not least since he was the first person since antiquity to discover a new planet and hence open the possibility of still others to be discovered.
by Malacandra
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

That's the one. "Reviewer's comments" include not only excoriating it as "rhodomontade and piffle", as quoted, but threats to horsewhip the Baron on the steps of his club. You're next! (To pose a question, that is. Not for a horsewhipping.)
by Malacandra
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's really only one SF author who could use a word like "rhodomontade" and get away with it … alas I'm currently away from my books and I don't want to have to resort to Google to check the details! The actual book series is five books long, and the imaginary book series has a one-word title (a...
by Malacandra
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Okay. Which fictional book series* is dismissed by one fierce critic as "rhodomontade and piffle"? Name and title of both the book series and the other book series in which it appears.

(*as in, the book series itself does not exist but is referenced repeatedly as part of the backdrop)
by Malacandra
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I was all set to pose a question, but it's been asked in this thread a small matter of six years ago (thank you Google). Will need a little longer...
by Malacandra
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Camelot 3000? It's a comic mini-series from the 1980s and it's about Arthurian legend reappearing in the year 3000, with science-fiction elements including genetic engineering, aliens from another planet, and nuclear weapons.
by Malacandra
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Yes indeed. Batter up!
by Malacandra
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hiya. Sorry for the wait, again. It's a book (by one of my favourite authors) and it revolves around an unusual medical complaint, hypokalemia . At least, it's uncommon here and now; in the story it is all too common and the plot describes the measures taken against it and the social order that resu...
by Malacandra
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

(There's one in The Russian Creed , an outstanding work by an author who is unjustly neglec^C The Harlan Ellison short story We Mourn For Anyone is set in a near future in which duelling is commonplace. The protagonist witnesses a duel over a traffic dispute, and is later set up for a fatal duel wit...
by Malacandra
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

That ought to do - off you go!
by Malacandra
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Sorry for the delay! I'm on holiday in sunny* Devon this week and internet access is patchy. Please give me any instance from a non-Asimov book or movie that alludes to his Laws of Robotics. Thanks!

*ha, as if.
by Malacandra
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4721
Views: 509278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

And Larry Niven once again - humanity in Known Space (by the time of Beowulf Schaeffer in "Flatlander" and later Louis Wu in "Ringworld") had teleport booths, and the Puppeteers went one better with "stepping discs".
by Malacandra
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Free stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 1252

Free stuff

Hiya. I never did work out how to do discount vouchers on Amazon, but I've made Sidewinder Precision Pro free to download for five days starting now. I know you can always read the thread version in this very forum, but if you'd like a free copy for your Kindle (or reading app), now's the time.