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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:07 pm 
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Damn, now I have to think of a question!

OK - a 1950s SF-related poem allegedly inspired by the work of Paul Dirac became an opera, a couple of music concept albums, and most recently a feature film. Name the poet and poem, and the prize won by the author.
Hint - there's a Scandinavian connection.


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Aniara by Harry Martinson ; Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974

that scandinavian clue was the missing google link...lol

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Aniara by Harry Martinson ; Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974

that scandinavian clue was the missing google link...lol
Absolutely right! Have a virtual kipper! Your turn.


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Aniara by Harry Martinson ; Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974

that scandinavian clue was the missing google link...lol
Absolutely right! Have a virtual kipper! Your turn.
A virtual kipper? I thought this was home to the horned lobsteroids, without quite so many furries.

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American author, published circa 1908

a newspaperman meets a wealthy brother and sister scientist team who use their motor yacht to defeat the antagonist

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Orrington , Haldane

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clue, warships start to disappear. a US one first hen other countries.....

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clue, warships start to disappear. a US one first hen other countries.....
Oh, hang on - "The Kraken Wakes", by John Wyndham.

At about that time, JBS Haldane was a "popular science" biologist to the extent that such things existed. That's the "inordinate fondness for beetles" guy. And "Orrington" sounds a very British name.

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clue, warships start to disappear. a US one first hen other countries.....
Oh, hang on - "The Kraken Wakes", by John Wyndham.

At about that time, JBS Haldane was a "popular science" biologist to the extent that such things existed. That's the "inordinate fondness for beetles" guy. And "Orrington" sounds a very British name.
Sorry, I forgot the first clue.

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the two scientists are Dorothy Haldane and her brother Tom Haldane the journalist is Jim Orrington

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ANS : - The Man Who Ended War Hollis Godfrey


ok simple one . ( i hope)

1958 book, main character is before the judge at the begining of the book. 2 choices, Rehabilitation or volunteer for a government program.

story involves time travel and an arms race with Russians

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crickets????!!!!!????

clue. time travel to the past to Beaker people. the "Reds" send a plane after them.. American Female writer....

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I'm thick, I've looked at all the wrong authors - for some reason all male until you posted the clue. It was Andre Norton, of course, The Time Traders (and several sequels).

OK, since I'm pretty sure I'm right on this one here's a question:

This 1977 foreign-language comedy film revolves around attempts to change the course of the Second World War in Hitler's favour, a plot thwarted mainly by the hero's impersonation of his twin brother and multiple time paradoxes.

Name the film (in the original title and/or translation) and the author of the story on which it is based.

I don't think I've asked this before, apologies if I have!


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Hint - the film was eastern European, as was the author.


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Hint - The title describes a future action of the main character.


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