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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:58 pm 
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Needless to say, it was a musical contribution - TRMO is credited on the track which became the theme music of the series in question.

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Well, given that they appear to have been the backing orchestra for The Eagles on one album the obvious suspect is Journey of the Sorcerer, which is of course the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy theme music. Is that what you were looking for?


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Indeed - TRMO got the credit for the strings on Journey of the Sorcerer (if TRMO actually existed, that is). The stripper is yours!

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Another simple one - what protects Norstrillia?


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First clue - I'm looking for an answer which is also a story title (and an explanation of what the answer means)
Second clue - It could very loosely be described as a biological weapon, but that might be misleading.


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i googled an answer because i had no idea...hadn't read the book...
Aussies have our own planet and its the wealthiest in the universe.... lol

will give some one else who has read this a chance to answer...

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i googled an answer because i had no idea...hadn't read the book...
Aussies have our own planet and its the wealthiest in the universe.... lol

will give some one else who has read this a chance to answer...
OK - I'm away over the weekend and may not be able to check in on Friday to Monday, so I'd be grateful if you could say "yes" or "no" to any answers that are given to avoid the thread halting again if it isn't answered tomorrow. Or answer it yourself, of course!


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seeing as you asked nicely...lol

Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons defend Norstrilia .
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A 21-faceted moon and a network of relay stations are placed around the planet. Resident on the moon is Mother Hitton, a woman who is the "weapons mistress" and in charge of the care and feeding of the "Littul Kittons", which are in fact mink that have been selectively bred for centuries for psychotic, self-destructive madness.

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Exactly right - the actual weapon is telepathic broadcasting of the mink insanity to drive invaders mad. I hurl the blipper in your general direction.


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name the Australian author who won a HUGO award. He never wrote a Sci Fi/Fantasy story. bonus name the book he did write.

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He won a Hugo Award for Best Nonfiction Book (related to sci fi )
He was born in Launceston, Tasmania, but his family soon moved to Hobart, where his father was Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Tasmania.

Two clues to kick things along...

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Well, I thought I knew this so I checked on Wikipedia; it turned out that I was right to think that Peter Nicholls (The Science Fiction Encyclopaedia) is an Australian but some of the other details don't match. I now know the correct answer, but I'll leave that to someone else since I had to check other winners of the award to find it.


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the hugo award has something to do with a famous George Orwell book......

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you might as well answer it , no one else is.....

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Donald H. Tuck - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 3: Miscellaneous

As distinct from the big Clute / Nicholls / Langford / Sleight SF encyclopaedia, which is a huge sprawling on-line thing.


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