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by ffutures
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:56 am
how about the "great evil" that is to attack earth in "The Fifth Element" ?
Yep, that's the fifth answer... Well done! Your turn.
by ffutures
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:00 am
What about that Outside Context Problem in Excession?
Yes, that's another. One to go!
by ffutures
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Would a message in a bottle count? If so, it's the Planet of the Apes novel again... ... a rich couple sailing alone in space rescue and translate a manuscript from a floating bottle. That's one. What about the mysterious machine entities known as Watchkeepers, from Alastair Reynolds' "Poseidon's C...
by ffutures
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, since nobody seems to be objecting I'll post another question. Let's have another five things - mysterious artificial objects, NOT spaceships or space stations - found drifting in space. Any source, but you can only use a given source or author once, e.g. you could have had the giant space pizza...
by ffutures
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

source? seeing as i didnt rule out gene moding it will probably stand.... Sorry - the Vorkosigan novels by Bujold, especially A Civil Affair . To clarify this, it's never explicitly stated where the ancestral stock of the insects comes from - it might be Earth. But they're so heavily modified that ...
by ffutures
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, since nobody seems to be posting... do genetically modified organisms count? The butter-bugs of the Vorkosigan universe, genetically modified insects created on the colony on Alpha Centauri and shipped to Barrayar. They eat plant waste (leaves etc.) and produce fertilizer (their waste) plus orga...
by ffutures
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'm very glad you posted that link - while I was looking at the Wiki I idly typed my name in and found that one of the links was a book published under my name I'd never heard of - turns out that the publisher (now deceased) converted a Star Trek scenario I'd written to Traveller rules and adapted ...
by ffutures
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If you allow entries from RPGs ( Traveller , in this instance), how about groatle , the fine and iridescent fleece of the groat? I'm very glad you posted that link - while I was looking at the Wiki I idly typed my name in and found that one of the links was a book published under my name I'd never ...
by ffutures
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

forgive me for not making it clear what i was after. an animal that give a product that is used. not a terrestial animal transported to another planet. not an animal that is eaten for itself. I.E. Spice is the product of the Worms from Dune, they are not consumed for their meat. as a hint for one a...
by ffutures
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, that gets you back to Earth on the third move after travelling with the Rolling Stones, so I think we're out of the Tribble/Trumble zone, and it opens a lot of possibilities for the next move. But I have to remind everyone that visiting Earth for a third time will lead to quantum instability, a...
by ffutures
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, that gets you back to Earth on the third move after travelling with the Rolling Stones, so I think we're out of the Tribble/Trumble zone, and it opens a lot of possibilities for the next move. But I have to remind everyone that visiting Earth for a third time will lead to quantum instability, an...
by ffutures
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, we can hitch a lift with Howard de Campo, owner and pilot of the Chili Bird , from Vesta to the Moon (from Larry Niven's "The Patchwork Girl"). We've come a long way to go not very far – but at least there's more destinations available from Luna … Well played! I don't think I've seen that mov...
by ffutures
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Bold move but legal - it certainly leaves the other players with a bit of a poser.
by ffutures
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Rolling Stones robert Heinlein leaves mars to head to saturn... ? OK, assuming we're not headed to Pluto that's a good move, though with Flat Cats aboard there's a risk of Tribbling (or maybe it should be Trumbling since we're playing on this site). People might want to avoid worlds with abunda...
by ffutures
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5249
Views: 662994

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Rolling Stones robert Heinlein leaves mars to head to saturn... ? OK, assuming we're not headed to Pluto that's a good move, though with Flat Cats aboard there's a risk of Tribbling (or maybe it should be Trumbling since we're playing on this site). People might want to avoid worlds with abunda...