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by Disembodied
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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The Doctor Who episode "The Sound of Drums".
by Disembodied
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Views: 711497

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In William Gibson’s Neuromancer the protagonists have to hack the Tessier-Ashpool cores and break the Turing locks on the company AIs - which is definitely a crime. Although Molly deals out a bit of violence, it's essentially a heist story.
by Disembodied
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Michael Swanwick's "Darger and Surplus" stories feature Aubrey Darger and Sir Blackthorpe Ravenscairn de Plus Precieux (AKA Surplus), two conmen (well, one con-man and one con-genetically enhanced dog), and are set in a postutopian future. One of the stories, "The Little Cat Laughed to See Such Spor...
by Disembodied
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Views: 711497

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The various but gamely ongoing attempts to set up a functioning Jurassic Park visitor attraction, maybe? (Who is insuring these things?)
by Disembodied
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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The Xeelee "Great Attractor" from Stephen Baxter's Ring might count, given that the Xeelee had to travel back in time to engineer their own evolution in order to get it completed …
by Disembodied
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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*ahem*
Disembodied wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:55 am
There’s also the Nucleus, the initially microscopic baddy from Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy.
by Disembodied
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There’s also the Nucleus, the initially microscopic baddy from Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy.
by Disembodied
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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Flux, by Stephen Baxter, features a civilisation of sub-microscopic beings who live within a neutron star.
by Disembodied
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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Earth - from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: entirely artificial.
by Disembodied
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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Ok, let's see 5 examples of "artificial" planets, i.e. sort of Dyson Spheres, but planet size, without the star in the middle, and sphere like, no bands/cylinders or the sorts. They should have an "ecosphere" at least, thus, e.g. Death Star is not a valid answer. Also, one per author/"universe". Wo...
by Disembodied
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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Max Barry's Jennifer Government is stuffed with real-life corporate brands. The novel begins with a literally murderous Nike marketing campaign …
by Disembodied
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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ffutures wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Mentioned a few questions ago, a 1960s story about governments and weather control
Ben Bova's The Weathermakers, perhaps?
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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Ray Bradbury's short story "The Long Rain", set on a good old-fashioned wet-jungle Venus.
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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Bruce Sterling's novel Heavy Weather, about a group of storm-chasers in a near future where environmental collapse is causing increasingly destructive storms.
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5675
Views: 711497

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OK, another one. Early versions of the rocket used to send baby Kal-El (aka Superman) to Earth. OK, that's canonical, I think … that makes five. ffutures has the fish! A couple of other tiny ships from cartoons and comics: the Nibblonian spaceship from Futurama : https://i.postimg.cc/N0M68L3n/080bf...