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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:10 pm

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One more to go.
Death of a thousand cuts for this one.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Commander_X » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:11 pm

"The Algebrist" way of space travel (by making use of the "no-pressure" point of the "high pressure" gas giants)?

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:14 am

Commander_X wrote:
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"The Algebrist" way of space travel (by making use of the "no-pressure" point of the "high pressure" gas giants)?
OK, that qualifies, I think, which makes it five.

Some others include the technological singularity of Stross's Singularity Sky, the psychic singularity of Clarke's Childhood's End, nanotech sinularities such as Bear's Blood Music, etc. etc.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Commander_X » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:33 pm

NAME THE DISCWORLD CHARACTER SPEAKING LIKE THIS.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Getafix » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:35 pm

I imagine we are not supposed to look it up in the net, right? :mrgreen:
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:38 pm

Look it up anywhere you like, amigo - no such rules here!

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Getafix » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:24 pm

Then it's "Death". First appearance in Mort.

EDIT: Just to put things right, the first appearance was in "The Colour of Magic" as per Commander Malacandra's feedback.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:39 pm

When you're dealin' cards with Death
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Commander_X » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:41 pm

Getafix wrote:
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Then it's "Death". First appearance in Mort.
... by thousand cuts :) (see RockDoctor's post before my previous answer).

Death it is!

This turn belongs to you, Getafix!

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Getafix » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:56 pm

Five teenagers, orphans, with extraordinary powers defend Earth and the Federation from an evil ruler and his minions. Their names, please.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by cbr » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:36 am

I have no gold AR said the pirates in galaxy 2 :P

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Getafix » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:36 pm

If I don't even catch the meaning of the answers, how did I dare put a question in this forum?!? (double facepalm) :oops:
Hmmm, where was that "EXIT" sign?
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by cbr » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:31 pm

So the answer is not goldar? :(

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Getafix » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:51 am

Nope.

Hint 1:
Actually one of them was grown in a laboratory from a single embryonic cell. That said, his speach being a little peculiar, it is thought that this was a result of his creation.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Malacandra » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:00 pm

Getafix wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Then it's "Death". First appearance in Mort.
*cough*The Colour Of Magic*cough*
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