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by ffutures
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Galactus v0.1
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Galactus v0.1

Sorry for a stupid question - how do I install this? Which files do I need, and where do they go?
by ffutures
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Let's try a hint - a Hugo nominated and Nebula award winning novel in which a beautiful poet who discovers that an apparent code isn't what it seems to be.
by ffutures
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:13 am
The mad poet Navarth plays a key role in Jack Vance's The Palace of Love.
Indeed he does - one to go.
by ffutures
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Vogon poetry, I think, is a necessary response. Indeed - the Guide wouldn't be the same without it. That's one! Kerro Panille (poet), in The Jesus Incident by Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom . Yes - he's a poet and he's important to the plot. That's two. The https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperion_Can...
by ffutures
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Okay. Let's try something different. Five SF stories, films, books or whatever in which poetry, a poet, or a poem is vital to the plot. But not something that exists in a non-SF context - for example, a couple of SF novels have quoted The Ancient Mariner , but that exists in a non-SF context so I wo...
by ffutures
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Jerry Pournelle - all of the major characters in his novel Janissaries are US Special Forces soldiers led by Captain Rick Galloway kidnapped by aliens and forced to fight on an alien planet. Poul Anderson - The High Crusade - an alien scout ship lands in medieval Britain intending to conquer the ear...
by ffutures
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:39 am
Would that be "Assignment 4" of Sapphire and Steel, involving the faceless entity that lives inside photographs, and can trap people within them too?
It would indeed - and you win the virtual coconut. Tag, you're it!
by ffutures
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Nobody?

Small hint - a British TV series of the late 70s-early 80s had one story which revolved around photography.
by ffutures
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I haven't seen this one, but it seems very on-point: https://www.timelapse-themovie.com/ (also a respin on https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734543/) Definitely qualifies - though you have to wonder how they can afford all that polaroid film, it's incredibly expensive now! In William Gibson's short sto...
by ffutures
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, a bit of a giveaway in your question, but there's Charles Stross's Laundry novella "The Concrete Jungle", where part of the SCORPION STARE network goes live in Milton Keynes. That's a slightly tricky one because the Milton Keynes example uses video cameras, but it's established in other stori...
by ffutures
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, let's try a change of pace. Let's have five SF works (books, comics, movies, TV, whatever) where photography is important to the plot. I'm looking for characters working as photographers, stories where a photograph is vital evidence, etc. etc. By photography I specifically mean still images, not...
by ffutures
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, yet another from James White's Sector General series; one of the series regular characters is Major O'Mara, the hospital's chief psychologist. He got involved in the project at the very beginning, as a construction worker building the hospital station, and ended up becoming a psychologist more o...
by ffutures
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Mumby family, though that goes back a LONG way in time.
by ffutures
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Larklight, home of the Mumby family; a house orbiting the moon in Philip Reeve's Larklight, or the Revenge of the White Spiders! or to Saturn's Rings and Back! . Basically a moderately sized Victorian house in space, in an alternate Victorian world with interplanetary travel, aliens, etc. https://en...
by ffutures
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5671
Views: 709756

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/24/16484222/urahara-review-crunchyroll-anime-magical-girls-harajuku-fashion ? OK, I think that sort of qualifies because you have a living bit of clothing that's important to the plot, and it's the fifth answer so the ball is in your court. Regarding my hints (and t...