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A ‘Chrono-Synclastic Infundibulum’ plays a part in which book, by which author?

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The Sirens of Titan, by Kurt Vonnegut. Which character in which book is accompanied by Ergates the talking ant?

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Shouldn't we let the asker decide if the answer is correct or not before proceeding with the next question?

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That might be more polite ... but when I know I'm right, I know I'm right! :D

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Disembodied wrote:but when I know I'm right, I know I'm right!

Right On Commander!

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Disembodied wrote:Which character in which book is accompanied by Ergates the talking ant?
Damn it, I know the book but I can’t remember the character.
To Google it would be like hacking my savegame… just not cricket, Brockian Ultra or otherwise, old bean.

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El Viejo wrote:Damn it, I know the book but I can’t remember the character.
To Google it would be like hacking my savegame… just not cricket, Brockian Ultra or otherwise, old bean.
Well, flying a ship called the Clear Air Turbulence there's a good chance you would know ... kudos for fighting the Google temptation! :)

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Heh - I know the author, but can't recall the book nor the character. He's a countryman of mine too, so I should be ashamed! ;-)

I only know it because it was the tag that my mate used to introduce me to the author's work. "One of the only grown up books I've ever read with a talking ant in it."

Ooh, I just remembered the book!! Still no idea about the character though...

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Google to the rescue

Bascule the Teller, Feersum Endjinn

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Lucidor wrote:Google to the rescue

Bascule the Teller, Feersum Endjinn
He shoots, he scores!

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Ok, now we look for something a middle aged human will turn into after eating the root of a certain tree.

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In the same universe there lives (among others) hoofed creatures with two heads that looks like socks on hands and fierce cat-like creatures.

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Lucidor wrote:In the same universe there lives (among others) hoofed creatures with two heads that looks like socks on hands and fierce cat-like creatures.
Ok that's the Kzin Universe, (Larry Niven?) but I have no idea of the answer to the actual question.

The animated Star Trek series had a episode that was taken from a short story in that Universe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuF91nJR3Sg

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Lucidor wrote:Ok, now we look for something a middle aged human will turn into after eating the root of a certain tree.
Hmmm, don't recall the exact name, but he evolves into a superior race, esp. intellectually, the same race that built the ringworld. Also physically much stronger than normal humans.

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Rxke is close enough with that description of Pak Protectors.

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