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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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