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by ffutures
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, another clue - think of planets as eggs!
by ffutures
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Thought of this answer when you posted the original question but thought it a bit off as his size can be altered by himself to fit the circumstance. The answer is - Galactus, Devourer of Worlds - from the Marvel Universe of either Comics or Cinematic. Though, in my humble opinion, the comics are mu...
by ffutures
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hint - comic book movies have provided at least one example, though it was a little smaller in the actual comics.
by ffutures
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:59 pm
The Black Cloud from Fred Hoyle's The Black Cloud is, I think, larger than the Earth.
I think it's a couple of AU across so definitely! That's number 3, and have another Meaningless Bonus Point for picking another of the ones I had in mind when I asked the question.
by ffutures
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Aliens!
Replies: 57
Views: 30524

Re: Aliens!

by ffutures
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cholmondely wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:19 am
A most impressive nose.

Would it be Carter's Snout, by any chance?
Disembodied

Location: Carter's Snout Snort
Not actually an answer, I assume...
by ffutures
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There are the Janitors, from the Alan Moore Future Shock "They Sweep the Spaceways" in 2000AD . They replace burnt-out suns, plaster over black holes, disinfect any planets they find infested with civilisation, etc. That's number 2, and you get a meaningless bonus point for remembering the first st...
by ffutures
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, I don't recall this one coming up recently. Let's have five aliens which canonically are bigger than planets - Ian M. Banks, in the Culture series has objects the size of large planets with multiple shells (as for Dyson spheres, but multiple of them), onion-like. Remnants of some previously Sub...
by ffutures
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, I don't recall this one coming up recently. Let's have five aliens which canonically are bigger than planets - the two living planets mentioned in a recent round (from the Marvel and DC universes) are not eligible because they're not bigger than planets. No two from the same canon and/or author....
by ffutures
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, since nobody else seems to be getting there: Mirror Dance (1994) by Lois McMaster Bujold https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_Dance https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Mirrordancecover.jpg A mirror dance, incidentally, is a real dance style - one dancer mirrors the other's movements e...
by ffutures
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK - The Entropy Tango by Michael Moorcock (1981) - the sixth book of the Jerry Cornelius series "The good airship Lady Charlotte Lever chugged over what was probably Transcarpathia. Una Persson was stopping over in London to see her lover Catherine. Makhno's anarchists held Ontario. Toronto was abo...
by ffutures
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, I've given it a while so I may as well give another answer - Ballroom! Ballroom of the Skies by John D. MacDonald (1952); a nice cheerful story in which Earth is kept in a perpetual state of conflict and misery so that it can be the crucible that produces strong leaders for a utopian galactic ci...
by ffutures
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, let's go for an easy answer - Stardance by Spider and Jeanne Robinson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardance https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ef/Stardance_cover.jpg/220px-Stardance_cover.jpg No meaningless bonus points, of course. Quick question - if the name of a type of dan...
by ffutures
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Robert Silverberg's short story "Caught in the Organ Draft" isn't about music, but it does have a musical instrument in the title. Sort of. Like I said, it just had to be the name of an instrument, and Organ is as good a name as any. That gives you number five, and victory! No meaningless bonus poi...
by ffutures
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5835
Views: 760762

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Robert Heinlien published under the name Lyle Monroe 1942. Pied Piper This is a little borderline since it's the musician rather than the instrument, but I admitted that this was possible in the example I gave - Fiddler on the Roof - so I'll accept it. No meaningless bonus point since so far as I c...