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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » 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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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:48 am

Aniara by Harry Martinson ; Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974

that scandinavian clue was the missing google link...lol
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:46 pm

spud42 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:48 am
Aniara by Harry Martinson ; Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974

that scandinavian clue was the missing google link...lol
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:01 am

ffutures wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:46 pm
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:48 am
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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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:01 am

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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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:54 am

clue
Orrington , Haldane
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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clue, warships start to disappear. a US one first hen other countries.....
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:27 pm

spud42 wrote:
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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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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:28 pm

RockDoctor wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:27 pm
spud42 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:20 am
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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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:00 am

the two scientists are Dorothy Haldane and her brother Tom Haldane the journalist is Jim Orrington
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:57 am

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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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:33 am

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

clue. time travel to the past to Beaker people. the "Reds" send a plane after them.. American Female writer....
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:00 am

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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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:21 am

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

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:39 am

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

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