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by Disembodied
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Childhood's End and Ender's Game make five! Commander_X is up next …
by Disembodied
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Alia Atreides, Anakin Skywalker, and a whole clutch of Midwich Cuckoos are all good answers (and The Midwich Cuckoos removes two other John Wyndham possibilities - The Chrysalids and Chocky - from the available pile).
by Disembodied
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Right, let's have a list of five examples of SF stories - books, film, TV, short stories, etc. - that feature one or more preternaturally gifted children. One example only per author/universe. "Gifted" in this context means anything from simple genius to uncanny powers/abilities. Because it's too co...
by Disembodied
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes.

In the Red Dwarf episode, "White Hole", Holly's IQ is increased to 12,368 …
by Disembodied
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ah! I was stuck on SF computer games, but for SF games in general … the granddaddy of them all, Traveller , must rate a mention. It has an impressive array of expanded materials (including entire versions of the game from several different publishers), novels, fan fiction, even an attempted pilot TV...
by Disembodied
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'll desperately put a check mark on Disembodied "non-answer" reply, waiting for 3 more (with maybe more involvement than just "saw them on display or on shelves in the store") :oops: I'm happy for it to count as an answer! :D The thing that threw me was the word "good" in your original question: 5...
by Disembodied
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The original Wing Commander game came with some nice background fluff in the box, and it spawned a number of published novels, but I haven't read them and couldn't tell you if they're good, bad, or indifferent. The film was abysmal.
by Disembodied
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1052
Views: 272388

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Hi Hijong Park, welcome to the boards! As a game based on a 1984 original, Oolite can be tough on beginners, but hopefully we can help. What are you struggling with, in particular?
by Disembodied
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In Arthur C. Clarke’s Fountains of Paradise, the space elevator under construction is referred to, at least in passing, as a "stairway to heaven" …
by Disembodied
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Patrick Tilley’s uncompleted Amtrak Wars series: Cloud Warrior, First Family, Iron Master, Blood River, Death-Bringer, Earth-Thunder.
by Disembodied
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 607
Views: 207180

Re: Quote of the week!

Only Immanuel Kant’s famously difficult Critique of Pure Reason registers a more challenging readability score than Facebook’s privacy policy
by Disembodied
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Jack Vance, The Demon Princes series - The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love, The Face, The Book of Dreams
by Disembodied
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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 …
by Disembodied
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Earth by David Brin?
Yes, definitely!
by Disembodied
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562176

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

It was environmental disaster on their homeworld that made the colony Pioneer 2 move to the Planet Ragol Hmm … I don't think I can allow it. A game would be OK, but in this case the environmental issues seems like more of a plot point (it happened, people left their homeworld, and now here's the ga...