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by RockDoctor
Fri May 29, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 1:59 pm
I don't think that can be classed as help! :lol:
For you, no coup de grace.
by RockDoctor
Fri May 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:25 am
This is not simply just being peaceful and friendly: these aliens are here to help us solve at least some of our civilisational problems.

NB: not all of humanity might want to accept the help on offer.
The Berserkers want to help us with all our existential problems. Permanently.
by RockDoctor
Thu May 28, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, we've had food and we've had drinks. Let's do some alien drugs! Unsure - referee's decision? Does the PanGalactic Gargle blaster take out all variants on alcohol, or drugs in any universe which involve having one's brains beaten out with a slice of lemon and/ or a gold brick? Definitely - Known...
by RockDoctor
Tue May 26, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Randomly psychic individuals don't count: there has to be some group/body/etc. of psychic individuals. Such a group may itself be secret, though! Would the dimension-jumping of Charlie Stross's "Merchant Princes" quintet by staring at an eyeball-twisting pattern count as psi? If I recall correctly,...
by RockDoctor
Tue May 26, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Psi-powers seem to have dropped out of fashion in science fiction of late (or in the SF books I'm reading, at least). Can you list five psychic organisations, from separate SF universes: max 1 per universe, etc. Randomly psychic individuals don't count: there has to be some group/body/etc. of psych...
by RockDoctor
Sat May 23, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

oky doke then.... this should be quick.... 5 alcoholic , or equivilent to aliens , drinks. usual 1 per universe etc.etc... - OK, in the Draco Tavern short stories,the "Chirps" get mildly bombed and somewhat incautiously loose-lipped on "sparkers" - which I've always envisaged in a Babycham glass, f...
by RockDoctor
Fri May 22, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:35 pm
SPOO!
I got this far wondering how come nobody had mentioned the Edible Arts Graduate/ Poet. Best use for them - they're decidedly unreliable as aggregate in bridge abutments. Very wibbly-wobbly.
by RockDoctor
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Commander_X wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:00 pm
#5 - a key name in the book is Aergistal
Is that the dead horse that got flogged back into life.


"I think this one is dead, Jim", said Bones, holding up part of a head clad in the remains of a red shirt.
by RockDoctor
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:37 am
Ol' squidface,
!
Such disrespect to the Nightmare to end all dreaming!
In other disrespect (found while looking for Sam Starfall without his environment suit), here's My Little Chthulhu Pony Daydream Image
by RockDoctor
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK … let's have five races/entities which lie sleeping/dormant, where it would probably be better for the current local inhabitants if they remained that way. One per author/universe! Chthluhuhuhu - though opinions differ on whether he is currently dreaming in R'yleh or golfing with his Tangerine m...
by RockDoctor
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

i would hope so seeing as your own example of Atlantis isnt really SciFi either..lol Remembering one of the less touted members of the Marvel universe was Nemo, the Submariner, Prince (IIRC) of Atlantis. Let's just leave that dead horse in it's well-flogged grave, shall we? So, Laputa in the Sky .....
by RockDoctor
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:09 pm
Reminds me to say, no more Hollow Earths!
EDIT removing certain "Hollow Earth" sound effects. That's another question.
by RockDoctor
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

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Five hidden civilizations on or under the Earth or sea (not ruling out the sky, but not in space, it has to be part of the Earth). I think Swift has it with Gulliver. All the lands he visits are of Earth, if not on it : Lilliput (tiny people, just an island), Brobdindag (giants, I forget where with...
by RockDoctor
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oooops ... how far can I go?
Replies: 15
Views: 4205

Re: Oooops ... how far can I go?

Malacandra wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Also you get to learn the Russian word for "camel".
It's alright, I've got "At the Drop Of ... Another Hat" on CD somewhere. My wife - a native Russian speaker - didn't understand at all why it was funny - particularly the First and Second laws of (piano crash) thermo-dynamics.
by RockDoctor
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5369
Views: 678537

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well the ideas that I was thinking of, for not being imagined as being done by robots/ AIs, whatever were at the two ends of the legal spectrum, firstly I can't see humans accepting laws "designed" by robots (there's enough kicking and thrashing about computers that keep track of, and "advise" on se...