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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:55 pm
by Cody
I presume I'm up next...
Smivs wrote:Smivs dispatches Rover to sort out Cody, who is far too clever for his own good.
Not the first time I've heard that. <grins> Rover, eh? Good stuff, was The Prisoner.


Onward... which character said:
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:32 pm
by Disembodied
Salvor Hardin, the Father of Pyschohistory.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:33 pm
by Cody
Give the man a coconut!

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:39 pm
by Disembodied
<takes coconut>

Which happy little band coined this epigram?
Here lies a toppled god—
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and tall one.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:13 am
by Disembodied
A clue: it's from a big, classic SF series of books, where these sorts of quotations introduce new chapters.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:31 am
by Rxke
Think that's typical Dune, I even recognize it, but I read too much of the franchise to call it.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:35 am
by Rxke
Wait, happy *little* guys are the Tleilaxu, who typically had a unique dim view of several ways to celebrate Gods (including the sun)?

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:24 am
by Disembodied
Correct!

<hands coconut to Rxke>

Here's the epigram delivered by Calvin and Muad'dib.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:29 am
by Rxke
Makes deep-sea creatures big but not strong.

Everyother living thing that has to compete with it pretty much dies eventually

Begins with second greek letter in the Alpha (heh) bet (grin)

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:49 pm
by Cody
The second Greek letter, eh... a riddle, perhaps? Delta?

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:33 pm
by Rxke
I hope beta is the second or my question was wrong :?

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:51 pm
by DredgerMan
Rxke wrote:I hope beta is the second or my question was wrong :?
Relax, Rxke. You're covered, either way.

:wink: :wink:

Since the word alphabet comes from the contraction of Alpha and Beta, even if Beta wasn't the second letter in the Greek alphabet (which it is), it would still be the second Greek letter in the word alphabet.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:04 pm
by Rxke
another tip, lots of author's books are free, he does have a kibble fund going though....

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:01 pm
by Rxke
gentlemen start your google engines:

it's part of the rifter series.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:21 pm
by Disembodied
Got it, I think - ßehemoth.