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by ffutures
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If games are allowed, there's Jade, the principal character in the 2003 videogame Beyond Good and Evil . She's a photojournalist, and one of the objectives in the game is to photograph as many unknown alien creatures as possible. Don't know this one, but from the description it definitely qualifies...
by ffutures
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, since I've spent most of the evening writing ads for photographic gear on eBay, let's have five SF stories / comics / films / etc. in which photography is important or at least one major character is a professional photographer. Only one per universe - and I'll go with one of the easiest as my e...
by ffutures
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

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Conrad Nomikos, the lead character of Roger Zelazny's This Immortal (which incidentally tied with Dune for the 1966 Hugo Award for Best Novel but seems to have sunk into obscurity)
by ffutures
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham
by ffutures
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

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All of those are good - Brain Wave and Flowers for Algernon were the ones I particularly expected. This puts Disembodied into the hot seat!
by ffutures
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Let's have five stories, films, whatever in which someone or something experiences a temporary or permanent LOSS or INCREASE in intelligence. OK, I'll throw a bent three-cent bit into the hat. How does the "totally ordinary Joe" (whose name I forget) who gets suspended-animationed into the future i...
by ffutures
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, wasn't expecting it to be me, but if it is... Let's have five stories, films, whatever in which someone or something experiences a temporary or permanent LOSS or INCREASE in intelligence. No more than one from any given author / universe, regardless of the genre. And no, computer upgrade manuals...
by ffutures
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Paranoia - started as a tabletop RPG but now has several novels etc. about its setting which expand on the "look and feel" of life in a panopticon "utopia" run by an insane computer
by ffutures
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Windows User Migrating to Linux?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Windows User Migrating to Linux?

I found out I could get Windows 10 Pro for £19.99 from Softwaregeeks.co.uk so I bit the bullet and installed it tonight, with Open Shell to make it behave like Windows 7. I'll probably try Linux again too, but not until I've made sure everything is OK on Windows.
by ffutures
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Now if it was Bowie or Pink Floyd I'd have easy answers, but no idea for Led Zeppelin.
by ffutures
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Windows User Migrating to Linux?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Windows User Migrating to Linux?

I'll probably try Mint Linux again, it was the one I liked best when I was playing with Linux on a netbook a few years ago, ran well on very limited hardware. But not right now, I've had the week from hell and I'm minus a LOT of sleep, really don't want to mess up!
by ffutures
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Windows User Migrating to Linux?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Windows User Migrating to Linux?

To be honest, I REALLY don't want to risk getting stuck part-way through an "upgrade" if something goes wrong, and though I know it's possible to configure Windows 10 to behave like 7, I gather that it isn't easy. I think a completely separate OS install is less likely to be problematic, and that's ...
by ffutures
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Windows User Migrating to Linux?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Windows User Migrating to Linux?

I'm mainly a Windows user though I've also got a Macbook and dabbled in Linux from time to time, not recently, but with Microsoft dropping support for Windows 7, the only alternative on offer Windows 10 at £100+ for an upgrade now, and Microsoft recommending you buy a new PC instead, I'm looking mor...
by ffutures
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Charles Stross - I'd recommend the Laundry series but that's Lovecraftian horror with spy and SF tropes rather than true SF, so let's go for the Merchant Princes series, which is SF initially disguised as fantasy: The Family Trade (2004) The Hidden Family (2005) The Clan Corporate (2006) The Merchan...
by ffutures
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4828
Views: 530729

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

John Brunner - The Sheep Look Up