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by Disembodied
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
by Disembodied
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's book 2 in Alasdair Reynolds' Revenger series, Shadow Captain.
by Disembodied
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's the 1950s US TV series Captain Video and His Video Rangers, which included Isaac Asimov, James Blish, Arthur C. Clarke, Damon Knight, Jack Vance, and others among its scriptwriters - probably helping to sustain them in their early careers.
by Disembodied
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: It's been a while

Welcome back, Mad Dan! Good to see you’ve still got what it takes …
by Disembodied
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's President John Henry Eden, from Fallout 3
by Disembodied
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Lex Luthor became President as far back as 2000, I believe …
by Disembodied
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Richard Nixon's head becomes President of Earth in Futurama … whether Earth counts as a "successor state" to the USA, I don't know, although he seems to live in the White House and even the fandom says it is difficult to determine what, if any changes were made during the conversion from the Preside...
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I wanted to go with The Armageddon Rag by George R. R. Martin, which I own but haven't read in a very long time, but when I checked it turns out to be fantasy, not SF. Also apparently his least successful book, which was such a bomb that he gave up writing for several years. You tell that to the ki...
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:34 pm
Sort of a song reference relevant to the above: The Lady Slings the Booze by Spider Robinson, part of the Callaghan's Bar series so SF
No, sorry - ruled out by VAR. It needs to be a direct reference to songs, singers, or singing to qualify.
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:46 pm
The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues - Harry Harrison
That's four!
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut. That's one, definitely. Seriously, there is a story I remember from an anthology a very long time ago which had some McGuffin about a FTL ship being lost in a nebula, the crew becoming lost souls "singing" as streams of plasma or something. Lots of pseudo-relig...
by Disembodied
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK … sticking with a musical theme, let's have five SF books, stories, episodes etc. which reference songs, singers, or singing in their titles - e.g. if A Song of Ice and Fire was SF, it would count; if The Sopranos was SF, it would count. Usual rules, 1 per author/universe.
by Disembodied
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

It could be classed as Silly, or perhaps as Ridiculously Charming, but the Clangers had a boat that could fly through space, powered by music (and the musical notes were themselves harvested from a pair of music trees, which themselves grew from notes contained in a metal egg laid by the Iron Chicke...
by Disembodied
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I think it might fall into the "unintentionally silly", but there's the transwarp drive invented by Tom Paris in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Threshold". Basically, you fiddle with some buttons a bit and presto! you can go everywhere, instantly. But it kills you. And then you come back to life. A...
by Disembodied
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764269

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J'onn J'onzz, AKA the Martian Manhunter, is pretty much addicted to Oreo cookies.