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by ffutures
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I think you may need to set another question.
by ffutures
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Fun star map
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Fun star map

A fun star map generator which uses the data on stars in the near vicinity of our solar system to generate maps in various formats. One of which is "showing routes between systems of a maximum jump length" as in Traveller and Elite / Oolite etc. 7LY works quite well, though a few stars can't be reac...
by ffutures
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The U.S. election - the aftermath
Replies: 72
Views: 31849

Re: The U.S. election - the aftermath

No probs, you will be anonymous.
by ffutures
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Dateline: Mars by Richard Wilson has an earth journalist reporting on a fascist martian government oppressing their own people (Gutenberg short story). Okay, that's one I hadn't heard of, and it does seem to be more or less friendly first contact - just with a bunch of Martian Nazis. I think it mee...
by ffutures
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The U.S. election - the aftermath
Replies: 72
Views: 31849

Re: The U.S. election - the aftermath

Disembodied wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:27 pm
As I understand it he's currently trying to send tweets by carrier pigeon. This is what is known as an attempted coo.
Do you mind if I quote that on another site?
by ffutures
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: The U.S. election - the aftermath
Replies: 72
Views: 31849

Re: The U.S. election - the aftermath

Apparently every blogging service etc. Trump has used is now blocking him, including a few he has never posted to, e.g. at least one porn site (see band wagon - jump on it for fame and profit), and the far-right Parler service that coordinated the riots has gone down the tubes big-time, with a lot o...
by ffutures
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:51 pm
Philip K. Dick's Martian Time-Slip has "Bleekmen", the original inhabitants of Mars, who aren't hostile and are pretty much persecuted by the human colonists.
Yes, that a good one, and it's one that hadn't crossed my mind at all so have a MBP (or not as you prefer)

One to go!
by ffutures
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In the steampunk RPG Space: 1889 , Mars is inhabited by a number of different cultures. Some - e.g. the High Martians - will often attack humans (and pretty much everyone else), but first contact with the Canal and Hill Martians was at least non-hostile. Good - and I'm slightly amazed I didn't thin...
by ffutures
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Red Planet Robert Heinlein. It represents the first appearance of Heinlein's idealized Martian elder race. also used in Stranger in a Strange Land. It tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human who comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on the planet Mars and raised by Martians...
by ffutures
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Back with me? OK... Since Martians and The War of the Worlds were mentioned in passing in the last round, let's have five stories/films/whatever featuring PEACEFUL (or at least initially non-hostile until provoked) Martians. No two from the same universe / creator as usual. E.g., if The War of the W...
by ffutures
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Just remembered another - Isaac Asimov's anthology I, Robot includes the story Reason (1941), which is set aboard a power satellite where the robots that run it have decided to worship the machinery of the station, and dismiss the humans as irrelevant and a possible danger to their god. It turns out...
by ffutures
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Battlestar Galactica (the remake series) - the Cylons have a monotheistic religion, one of the reasons why they dislike the humans who are polytheistic.

https://en.battlestarwikiclone.org/wiki/Cylon_Religion
by ffutures
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There was a story called "TimeQuake" in the short-lived comic Starlord (it briefly resurfaced in 2000AD ). One storyline involved the Droon (alien baddies from the 40th century) travelling back in time to 1917 and assassinating Lenin - changing Earth's history and allowing them to conquer the plane...
by ffutures
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:18 pm
OK, a couple of clues

TMWMM - short story, 1958
P:TRoCC - novel, 1996
Another clue

R - TV series episode, 2018 - extra hint, this involves a female historical figure.
by ffutures
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820970

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I have just started reading William Gibson's Agency . It involves a future where people have the ability to communicate with, and influence, the past, to produce alternate timelines known as "stubs". One half of the story is set in an alternate 2017, where intervention from the future has (amongst ...