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by DredgerMan
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Next hint (slightly cryptic):

The author is well known for writing about oily plants.
by DredgerMan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Touché!

But still ...... no.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh, and if you think I would counter anything 'Ur-who-shall-be-obeyed-at-all-times' states, then you think me a lot braver than I actually am! :shock:
by DredgerMan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ok, don't take this personal but 'Ur-who-shall-be-obeyed-at-all-times' can be a bit pedantic at times, so in that vein: A spaceship is a 'what' not a 'who', so ............ No. (you have my sympathy, BTW) :wink: This story was a novellette, novel, adapted for radio and finally adapted for television...
by DredgerMan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Many thanks, Cody.

Please be warned, the following was forced upon me by 'Ur-who-shall-be-obeyed-at-all-times, so don't blame me!

:shock:

Question: Who taught an 11-year-old complex mathematics using just "yes" and "no" ?
by DredgerMan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I read about them a week or so ago, when we were looking for what happened at Herot, which lead in search to Heorot which led to Larry Niven, which led to the juvenile forms of Grendels on a planet in Tau Ceti, if I remember correctly.
by DredgerMan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hmmm, that wouldn't be Isaac Asimov, would it?

I know that he died in the beginning of April 1992 and 'Forward the Foundation' was published in April 1993, but whether it was published exactly one year after his death, I do not know. But it's close.
by DredgerMan
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

This is what I found yesterday after solving it. Venus on the Half-Shell From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The plot, in which Earth is destroyed by cosmic bureaucrats doing routine maintenance and the sole human survivor goes on a quest to find the "Definitive Answer to the Ultimate Question," S...
by DredgerMan
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Oh yeah, Paphos. It's a good clue, no doubt.

But I could only link the clue to the answer after I found the answer! Backwards clueing, I guess??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by DredgerMan
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hmmmm.

As I haven't read the 'original' it's hard to be certain, but I would wager that DA's version is likely to be immensely funnier.
by DredgerMan
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hmmm, is that a politically correct way of saying that he nicked it? :?
by DredgerMan
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Blast! Another novel I never heard of/read. Since I got the last one, I'll give the others (Smivs?) a bit more time to solve this one.

(Edit: The plot is eerily familiar, though.)
by DredgerMan
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Weeehazzzaaawinnuuur!!! Well done Cody. The full name of the Finnish Science Fiction serial is "Muistelmia matkaltani Ruskealan pappilaan uuden vuoden aikoina vuonna 1983" or "Memoirs of My Trip to the Vicarage of Ruskeala around New Year 1983", which was published indeed in 1883. You are a worthy w...
by DredgerMan
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Thanks for the puzzle, Cody. I quite enjoyed that one. :D :D :D

Anyone who wants to receive the weirdly shaped candle has only to come up with the year that (abbreviated) 'Memoirs.....Vicarage .... 1983' was published.
by DredgerMan
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ahh, got it!

The smoke on the water gave me the right push after the numbers clue.

I believe it is: A fire upon the deep.
by DredgerMan
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5561
Views: 693427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Combined effort again, I think, since I can only come up with four(non-googled, so they may be incorrect). Condor class transport from B5 Eagle transporter from Space 1999 Millenium Falcon from Star Wars and USS Raven from ST (which I believe Seven of Nine was on before she was Borgified. Last one t...