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Zieman wrote:R. Daneel Oliwaw
That's the one!!! Olivaw though isn't it? (now I've seen it)
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I'm the exact same situation concerning my Foundation and Robot -novels as DaddyHoggy, so I have to rely on my (nowadays increasingly faulty) memory...

Next in line: Giskard (a robot which - or who - became incapacitated by not upholding the first law throught inaction in favor of the then new zeroth law)
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Giskard it is, though he was too modest to admit it. (He said that he and Daneel came up with it together)

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Whee! :)

My turn:

What happened to Sandra Voi?

(Not just: "she died" - What were the circumstances?)
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I haven't read a thing by Alastair Reynolds. Does he write well?

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Lucidor wrote:I haven't read a thing by Alastair Reynolds. Does he write well?
I recently discovered Alastair Reynolds - Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days to be precise (two vaguely related novellas wrapped up in a single cover) - his style is excellent and I will be adding other titles that exist within his Revelation Space Universe to my book collection.

However, while I know the name of Sandra Voi - I have no idea how she died!
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I'll have to check those out then. It's hard to find good scifi.

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Ooh I know! She is killed by robot sandworms on Mars that shouldn't be there- (at that spot, at least) it was a set-up to derail peacetalks.

(Read virtually everything of Reynolds, and fear the day in the not to distant future when I will have read all that has been published...)

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Correct!

Your turn.
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Yay!

(Kee-rap... A question.... :shock: )

Errrrr....


Which reasonably well-known actor played Gnomen in one of the film adaptations of "Nightfall" (from Asimov)

Tip: he also plays in Kill Bill

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David Carradine?

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Lucidor wrote:David Carradine?
Looks correct to me.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0249840/
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Oh wow, correct!


(Soory for belated reply, evening lessons)

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Took it on the Kill Bill lead. :)

In which book series do we get to know the character Angus Thermopyle?

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The Gap series.

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