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by ffutures
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:51 pm Philip K. Dick's Martian Time-Slip has "Bleekmen", the original inhabitants of Mars, who aren't hostile and are pretty much persecuted by the human colonists.
Yes, that a good one, and it's one that hadn't crossed my mind at all so have a MBP (or not as you prefer)

One to go!
by ffutures
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In the steampunk RPG Space: 1889 , Mars is inhabited by a number of different cultures. Some - e.g. the High Martians - will often attack humans (and pretty much everyone else), but first contact with the Canal and Hill Martians was at least non-hostile. Good - and I'm slightly amazed I didn't thin...
by ffutures
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Red Planet Robert Heinlein. It represents the first appearance of Heinlein's idealized Martian elder race. also used in Stranger in a Strange Land. It tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human who comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on the planet Mars and raised by Martians...
by ffutures
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Back with me? OK... Since Martians and The War of the Worlds were mentioned in passing in the last round, let's have five stories/films/whatever featuring PEACEFUL (or at least initially non-hostile until provoked) Martians. No two from the same universe / creator as usual. E.g., if The War of the W...
by ffutures
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Just remembered another - Isaac Asimov's anthology I, Robot includes the story Reason (1941), which is set aboard a power satellite where the robots that run it have decided to worship the machinery of the station, and dismiss the humans as irrelevant and a possible danger to their god. It turns out...
by ffutures
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Battlestar Galactica (the remake series) - the Cylons have a monotheistic religion, one of the reasons why they dislike the humans who are polytheistic.

https://en.battlestarwikiclone.org/wiki/Cylon_Religion
by ffutures
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There was a story called "TimeQuake" in the short-lived comic Starlord (it briefly resurfaced in 2000AD ). One storyline involved the Droon (alien baddies from the 40th century) travelling back in time to 1917 and assassinating Lenin - changing Earth's history and allowing them to conquer...
by ffutures
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:18 pm OK, a couple of clues

TMWMM - short story, 1958
P:TRoCC - novel, 1996
Another clue

R - TV series episode, 2018 - extra hint, this involves a female historical figure.
by ffutures
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I have just started reading William Gibson's Agency . It involves a future where people have the ability to communicate with, and influence, the past, to produce alternate timelines known as "stubs". One half of the story is set in an alternate 2017, where intervention from the future has...
by ffutures
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There was a 2000AD story, " Dr Dibworthy's Disappointing Day ", where Dr Dibworthy invents a time-portal. He wants to see if history can be altered, so he starts off small and uses a flat-iron to brain an obscure Turkish diplomat in 1057 - but "nothing happens". "Nothing&qu...
by ffutures
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, a couple of clues

TMWMM - short story, 1958
P:TRoCC - novel, 1996
by ffutures
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In the short story "Mozart in Mirrorshades" by Lewis Shiner and Bruce Sterling, time-travellers head back to the eighteenth century to extract oil and other natural resources from the past (creating an alternate timeline in the process, so the time-travellers' present - known as "Rea...
by ffutures
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Just a reminder that there are plenty of other important historical figures out there - scientists, religious leaders, criminals, etc. etc., it doesn't have to be all presidents and chancellors etc.
by ffutures
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 9
Views: 2710

Season's Greetings

My card for Xmas 2020 is on line here

http://forgottenfutures.co.uk/album/xmas2020.pdf

The full-sized illustration, which is a bigger file, is here

http://forgottenfutures.co.uk/album/xmas2020.jpg

Merry Thingy and a Happy Whatever!
by ffutures
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6078
Views: 955401

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Slightly contentions, but Kate Atkinson's novel Life After Life has the protagonist attempt to kill Hitler before his rise to power, because of her foreknowledge of World War II. There is no physical time-travel involved - when she dies she gets reborn into the same life, and over a series of exist...