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by ffutures
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK... it's gone strangely quiet. Some suggestions A British author wrote at least several weather-related apocalypses in the 1960s. One of his later works became a David Cronenberg film. A British film from the same era, filmed mostly in London, showed a weather related disaster triggered by nuclear...
by ffutures
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Ray Bradbury's short story "The Long Rain", set on a good old-fashioned wet-jungle Venus.
Another good one - two to go.
by ffutures
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:05 am
Bruce Sterling's novel Heavy Weather, about a group of storm-chasers in a near future where environmental collapse is causing increasingly destructive storms.
Definitely - that's two.
by ffutures
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

cbr wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:02 pm
movie 2012 ( weather influenced by solar flare )
Definitely - it was one of the ones I was thinking of for this question. Four to go.
by ffutures
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK... looking out of the window I can see that it's a nice evening, which made me think about the weather . So let's have five SF stories / films / whatever in which weather is important in some way. It could be that something going wrong with the weather drives the plot, it could be that weather co...
by ffutures
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, another one. Early versions of the rocket used to send baby Kal-El (aka Superman) to Earth. The final version at the bottom right of this page (from a 1961 comic but fairly typical) seems to be about 2.5 x the length of a baby, even if he's a big baby that's probably less than 2.5 metres. https:...
by ffutures
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Danger Mouse had a mouse-sized spaceship, seen in the episode "Custard". This was back in the days of the original series when he was actually mouse sized, not the remake where he appears to be human sized. My guess is the ship is pretty small, say 20-30 cm long. It's shown flying through the slot o...
by ffutures
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The living flying saucers from the film Batteries Not Included. the largest is less than a meter across, the babies are literally saucer sized. They are conscious intelligent entities.
by ffutures
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Galactus v0.1
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Galactus v0.1

Right, sorry, I'm not really used to the way Google Docs handles zipped files, for some reason I didn't notice the download link at first.

OK, that's VERY pretty. I like it!
by ffutures
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Those charts make this a little too easy, but I can think of a couple without looking that are bigger than the Lexx Dahak, in David Weber's Mutineer's Moon and sequels. It's an alien starship which hid itself by the simple ruse of destroying the moon (a LONG time ago) and taking its place, with a fa...
by ffutures
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Thought of another - Fury (1947) by Henry Kuttner - the cities are underwater on Venus, since the Earth is somewhat destroyed, but you didn't say they had to be on Earth.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/582105.Fury
by ffutures
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

City Under the Sea (1957) by Ken Bulmer
by ffutures
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Really? Nobody has any ideas for one last poet? OK, let's call this a win for Disembodied, who gave the fourth answer. Answers to the clues I gave (and I suspect some of you will be kicking yourselves): A Hugo nominated and Nebula award winning novel in which a beautiful poet who discovers that an a...
by ffutures
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Another hint - a poet who often seems to get caught up in strange steampunk plots, used in works by two authors.
by ffutures
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5559
Views: 692922

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Another hint - a short story in which a time-travelling poet fails a course on his own work.