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by ffutures
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, number 3 is is the rock group Heaven 17 - there's at least one other with 17 in the name, but this is the right one for various reasons.
by ffutures
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Would "to wound the autumnal city" be an acceptable answer for no. 1? Or would you prefer the book title? Interesting. I was expecting the title, but I'm intrigued to see how this plays out, so I'll allow it. Okay, then answer no. 6 (and the title answer for no. 1) is Dahlgren by Samuel R...
by ffutures
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Would "to wound the autumnal city" be an acceptable answer for no. 1? Or would you prefer the book title?
by ffutures
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hmm, as long as "The Left Hand" was let into (i.e. "not UP or DOWN"), I'll try with " Forward the Foundation " by Isaac Asimov (second of his late prequels to the Foundation series). Yep And there's the even lower-hanging fruit of Back to the Future . Yep - and that's ...
by ffutures
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:50 pm While there's low-hanging fruit, I'll chuck in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness.
Sorry, I somehow missed this yesterday. That's a direction, so it counts - have a meaningless bonus point for the delay! Three to go.
by ffutures
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I went and checked - my memory was flawed. It was To Sail Beyond the Sunset I was thinking of, where he was exercising his Oedipus-Jocasta complex. Though in the same universe there's also a cat who walks in the direction of the wall, and doesn't stop . To Sail Beyond the Sunset - hmm, I suppose it...
by ffutures
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I don't know if this counts, but maybe Iain M. Banks, Look to Windward ? I'll accept that since it would be a direction if the wind was blowing - plus it's one of the titles I thought of when I set the question, so have a meaningless bonus point. If I remember Heinlein's ... Was it " Number of...
by ffutures
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK - quick one - let's have five SF works which explicitly mention a direction (not UP or DOWN) in the title. Usual rules - no two by the same creator or from the same fictional universe etc. And only one answer per post.
by ffutures
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, cheating by using Google this appears to be something in a series of stories by Michael Wallace. I'm guessing the Blackbeard series, probably book 6 of the "Starship Blackbeard Box Set #1" which appears to be entitled Dragon Quadrant if the picture of the boxed set is right. I haven't ...
by ffutures
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

1 Albion - way too many alternate world novels to narrow things down much. 2 Hroom - allegedly the noise made by Ents in Lord of the Rings, though I doubt that's the answer you're looking for since it's fantasy rather than SF. 3 Apex - weren't they an alien third sex in one of the Iain Banks Culture...
by ffutures
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955370

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Any clues? Hints?
by ffutures
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP
Replies: 16
Views: 4672

Re: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP

I decided to switch over to the managed version anyway. Needless to say there were no problems.
by ffutures
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP
Replies: 16
Views: 4672

Re: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP

I can possibly do something on Traveller, but I never really got into the Elite Dangerous RPG (I assume that's what you're talking about), and it's a bit on the expensive side for me at the moment. No, not at all. Didn't Selezen write one based on Elite Classic? Sorry - I'd not realised - it's not ...
by ffutures
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP
Replies: 16
Views: 4672

Re: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP

I can possibly do something on Traveller, but I never really got into the Elite Dangerous RPG (I assume that's what you're talking about), and it's a bit on the expensive side for me at the moment. No, not at all. Didn't Selezen write one based on Elite Classic? News to me. Can you point me at it? ...
by ffutures
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP
Replies: 16
Views: 4672

Re: Can't download Kestrel / Falcon OXP

I can possibly do something on Traveller, but I never really got into the Elite Dangerous RPG (I assume that's what you're talking about), and it's a bit on the expensive side for me at the moment. I can't actually find any references to Traveller anywhere on the Wiki, so I presume I'd also have to ...