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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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The first of many to follow this
Giving all SF readers bliss.

Be aware that I am currently Christmas travelling so further responses may be delayed.

I hope you all will have a ball
And will wish a MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!
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With Christmas now behind us, things can turn normal again.

So to sum it all up,

a rhyme was shown

(It is the right tiMe
for a nonSensical rhyme,
the solUtioN, i am sure
will fOrever endure.
Modern it is not, and will not be for ever more.
Enjoy this riddle, and may thee find thine lore.)

and I just realised that there was a mistake in it!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

the right rhyme should have been:

It is the right tiMe
for a nonSensical rhyme,
the solUtioN, i am sure
will fOrever endure.
Modern it is not, and will not be for ever more,
enjoy this riddle, and may thee find thine lore.

My apologies, all!!!!

The key for the solutions remain:

London and Wellington (amongst others).
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there must be a reason why some seemingly random letters are capitalised. but i can make neither head nor tail with them.....
Arthur: OK. Leave this to me. I'm British. I know how to queue.
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Arthur Dent: I always said there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe.
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The key is indeed Capitals of which there are 7.

They form one word which are linked to several words in my musings but will form the title of a book (tome), written a long time ago in a different language. The work is a first (according to some).

As a new hint: the work is also linked to 'sleepless nights'.
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I had the anagram (or so I thought), but all I could get from it was Monimus (the ancient Greek cynic).
Now you say 'sleepless nights' - Insom-something?

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7? i can only see 6 and that is assuming the starting I is a capital.... in order i get I M S U O M .... ????

EDIT: ok in the first version the E of enjoy is a capltial on this last version it isnt??
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Add an 'N' spud.

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ok i can also get this..
somnium n ‎(genitive somniī); second declension

dream, vision
fantasy, daydream
ok so fantasy??
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Ahhh... Somnium by Johannes Kepler? I could kick myself for missing that!

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Cody wrote:Ahhh... Somnium by Johannes Kepler? I could kick myself for missing that!
Cody is completely correct but Spud got it first.

Well done, you too and over to spud!!!!!!! And
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no, i think the CiSmoFiCo belongs to Cody... he put it all together... i had no idea where to go from the latin word that the anagram solver gave as an option...
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spud42 wrote:no, i think the CiSmoFiCo belongs to Cody
I just LUUUUUVVV Christmas spirit(s). :wink:
Ok, Cody, by popular request ... over to you!!!!

And again apologies for the typo's. Somehow my smartphone is so smart that it thinks it knows better what I want to write than me! :evil:

Somnium was indeed the work I was looking for, which, according to Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov was the first true (hard) SF work.
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DredgerMan wrote:Amsterdam and Reykjavík
As an aside (and while I think of a question), Reykjavik is home to the Icelandic Phallological Museum, which has the world's largest collection of todgers, big and small.

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Staying cryptic, name the title of this Nebula Award-nominated novel: a colourful attraction?

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