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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:04 pm

John Brunner - The Sheep Look Up

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 am

Deathworld Harry Harrison. the planet is trying to kill you...lol
Dune Frank Herbert
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:52 am

Pitch Black, The Sheep Look Up, Deathworld and of course Dune - all good answers! Spud42 carried it over the line so the shoe is now on his foot …

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:36 am

Bugger, the shoe is too big... better get a question out so i can pass it to the next guy....

name 5 Authors and the series of novels. rule #1 there must be at least 5 books in the series . rule #2 if possible list the titles... i need some more good reading..lol
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:27 am

Jack Vance, The Demon Princes series - The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love, The Face, The Book of Dreams

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:59 am

Gregory Benford's Galactic Centre Saga:

In the Ocean of Night, Across the Sea of Suns, Great Sky River, Tides of LIght, Furious Gulf, Sailing Bright Eternity

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Charles Stross - I'd recommend the Laundry series but that's Lovecraftian horror with spy and SF tropes rather than true SF, so let's go for the Merchant Princes series, which is SF initially disguised as fantasy:

The Family Trade (2004)
The Hidden Family (2005)
The Clan Corporate (2006)
The Merchants' War (2007)
The Revolution Business (2009)
The Trade of Queens (2010)
Empire Games (2017)
Dark State (2018)
Invisible Sun (forthcoming, 24 Mar. 2020)

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:46 am

3 great answers, 2 to go.

bonus for me i havent read any of them yet....
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:34 am

Patrick Tilley’s uncompleted Amtrak Wars series: Cloud Warrior, First Family, Iron Master, Blood River, Death-Bringer, Earth-Thunder.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:23 pm

How about some military sci-fi, spud? Hammer's Slammers, for example. Or the Honor Harrington series, perhaps?

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Commander_X » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:08 pm

Closed to "military sci-fi" subject, the Valor series by Tanya Huff: Valor's Choice, The Better Part of Valor, The Heart of Valor, Valor's Trial, The Truth of Valor.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Mr Disembodied has a great choice with Amtrak Wars... read it at least twice..
Then Sn Cody takes the boots with either of his choices. Honor Harrington series is a beauty. loved the detail in the space navy battles.
will have to look into hammers slammers, after looking at that wiki reference it sounds familiar?? might have read one or two already.
Late to the party is Commander_X with the Valor series by Tanya Huff.

looks like once i get through the Harry Harrison collection i have some more fun books to find and read.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:37 pm

spud42 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:00 pm
... loved the detail in the space navy battles.
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Okay, an easy one: which novel links Led Zeppelin to one of the great sci-fi authors?

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:00 am

Now if it was Bowie or Pink Floyd I'd have easy answers, but no idea for Led Zeppelin.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:16 am

Strangely enough, there is a Pink Floyd connection!

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