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by JD
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5639
Views: 1057167

Re: Screenshots

Those are incredibly atmospheric (no pun intended). The planetary details make a brilliant backdrop, with the space station hanging over them. Really, really well done.

Cheers
John
by JD
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Time travel, and the note nobody wrote
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Time travel, and the note nobody wrote

No, not that either. Although, from the synopsis at Wikipedia, it looks intriguing. I suspect that as no-one has gone "Aha, I remember that", it's going to remain unfound. I'm describing too little (or rather, none) of the plot. But, if I may, how about this one: A time machine arrives in "the prese...
by JD
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Time travel, and the note nobody wrote
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Time travel, and the note nobody wrote

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I wish I could come up with something more substantial regarding the plot. I'm pretty certain the character in the story only met himself once. I was really hoping that one of the 5 answers to Disembodied's question would be the one. This could become an obsessio...
by JD
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Time travel, and the note nobody wrote
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Time travel, and the note nobody wrote

Hmm, I've just read a synopsis, and none of it sounds familiar. I'm not sure I ever read any of Harry Harrison's stuff back then. I've remembered another small (and probably useless) detail. When the author/narrator first describes the encounter between present and future self, it isn't explained to...
by JD
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Time travel, and the note nobody wrote
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Time travel, and the note nobody wrote

There was a recent question in the Science Fiction Trivia topic; Name five stories (films, TV, books, etc.) where people travel through time and meet older or younger versions of themselves. There should be some sort of interaction - not e.g. just seeing themselves going past on a bus. No more than ...
by JD
Thu May 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5581
Views: 696801

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Still, I think Cody deserves a mention in despatches for humour above and beyond the call of duty.
by JD
Mon May 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5581
Views: 696801

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

How about "Nostromo", from the first Alien film?
by JD
Wed May 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5581
Views: 696801

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North. A good read if anyone's looking for ideas.
by JD
Tue May 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5581
Views: 696801

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

That's correct. Not too obscure then.

A story from 2002, set in a world where people could bake clay facsimiles of themselves in order to get more done. Cheap green dittoes for the menial tasks, grey for professional work.

Over to Disembodied.

Cheers
John
by JD
Tue May 07, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5581
Views: 696801

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Right then. I don't read as much SF as I used to, so I'm not sure whether this is mainstream or obscure, but here goes. This novel might draw inspiration from the legend of Rabbi Loew. It features someone called Albert, along with ditAlbert , ditAlbert , and another ditAlbert . Other colours are ava...
by JD
Mon May 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5581
Views: 696801

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The association with a philosopher suggests "The World of Null-A" (ie A as in Aristotle), by A. E. van Vogt. I read it many years ago, and don't remember too much about the story, but checking with Google suggests it might fit. I didn't realise it was part of a trilogy.

Cheers
John
by JD
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5581
Views: 696801

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

How about "Timeslip"? It involved crawling through something called (I just had to look this up to check the terminology) a "time barrier". The protagonists would end up somewhere in the past or future. Timeslip was a UK TV series in the early 70s. Not sure whether it ever made it beyond our shores....
by JD
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5581
Views: 696801

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Does "The Truman Show" count? Not exactly science fiction.

Cheers
John
by JD
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5581
Views: 696801

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

One answer is right there next to the question - Space Patrol.

As a kid I loved those Galaspheres, and the various sound effects in the programme. (That's the UK series called Space Patrol - I know there was a US series with the same name.)

Cheers
John
by JD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Liners OXP
Replies: 279
Views: 84325

Re: Liners OXP

Still, though, if nothing else, a liner's arrival might easily put a short-term dent in a station's food supplies. And there might be a similar demand for liquor, wines, and luxuries for the top-end passengers. That's an interesting idea. After the arrival of a liner in the system, the main station...