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by Malacandra
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:36 am
I can think of one where the FTL mechanism is derived from cheese, but not herrings.
Think of preserved herrings... English style.
by Malacandra
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I would give you a clue, but it might prove to be a red herring. :lol:
by Malacandra
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Okay...

In a certain book, by a certain author, interstellar travel is achieved by a means apparently bearing a connection to smoked fish. Book and author, please? :lol:
by Malacandra
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Nite Owl wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Two Star Trek questions involving some Vulcan lore:

1. When greeted with the phrase "Live Long and Prosper" what should your verbal response be?

2. What does the acronym I.D.I.C. stand for?
1. Peace and long life

2. Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination
by Malacandra
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

... which is a distinction few could draw. <grins> We're all very erudite here, you know. <chortles> As for Verne's tale, it enchanted me as a kid of ten or so - read it several times. I re-read again it a few years ago in a nice online edition - still pretty good. Oh indeed. Here as in Robur, the ...
by Malacandra
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

"Nemo" just means "no-one" in Latin, so no particularly Scottish connection there. I could see you were quite well up on the subject from the fact that you gave the title as "20000 Leagues Under The Sea s ", which is a distinction few could draw. The Mysterious Island is worth a read. Nemo is an off...
by Malacandra
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:06 am
That sounds like Captain Nemo, from Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas and The Mysterious Island.
It does. Are you able to elaborate before you chip in with your next question?
by Malacandra
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Super, the board's back. Okay, let's see what I can manage... He was the antagonist (to call him a villain is to traduce this superbly-drawn and rather complex character) in one famous 19th-century book and a mysterious ally in a later work by the same author, but he changed nationality between one ...
by Malacandra
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:51 pm
OK - what links Jehovah's Witnesses, Battlestar Galactica, The Watchmen and the TV series Lucifer?
Watchtower. Magazine delivered by the JWs, and a Bob Dylan song "All Along The Watchtower" quoted in all the other three.

Assuming by "The Watchmen" you just mean "Watchmen", that is. :D
by Malacandra
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:52 am
Hate to say it, but this is another one I know - they're on Sulva, our Moon, mentioned in C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength, the third book of the Out of the Silent Planet sequence.
Yup. Back to you!
by Malacandra
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Next up then:

"Where are the cold marriages?"

This question appears in the works of an author whose life overlapped with Kipling's but was active a few decades later. Like Kipling, he's not especially known for science fiction, but he did write about life on other planets.
by Malacandra
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Absolutely right - the ball is in your court. And I have versions of With The Night Mail and As Easy as ABC on my web site with illustrations from their original publication, I based the first Forgotten Futures game on them: http://www.forgottenfutures.com/game/ff1/nm-abc.pdf A delight to meet a fe...
by Malacandra
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

A few lines from a poem that is generally sung: Holy State or Holy King-- Or Holy People's Will-- Have no truck with the senseless thing. Order the guns and kill! What's the motto of the nearest thing to a government in the world in which that verse was written? And what's the story and author? I r...
by Malacandra
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Without checking, I'm pretty sure that the first one is killed by being impaled by the roots of an aggressive tree-monster while trying to hide from Gerson in a tunnel, and at least one is killed by someone else, though again as a result of Gerson stirring things up. Beyond that I'm not sure, so I'...
by Malacandra
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5185
Views: 638033

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:36 pm
google says.... 5
Google says... wrong. There are five books, but the answer is a little more involved.

There may be a popular online encyclopaedia which will give a definitive answer in return for a little study.