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by ffutures
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Plenty of robot criminals in fiction e.g.

Murderbot
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Systems_Red

Tik-Tok
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tik-Tok_(novel)
by ffutures
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Conjuring and other sleight of hand?

Re guessing, isn't that what fuzzy logic is for?
by ffutures
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Transformers - at least one instance of them gambling.

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Gambler
by ffutures
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: RIP Concentric (Eastercon 2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 321

RIP Concentric (Eastercon 2020)

As I expected they've pulled the plug on Concentric, this year's Eastercon, the UK National SF con, which would have been early next month. I've cancelled my hotel booking, with a load of unnecessary emails from Hilton as the inevitable result, unfortunately the train ticket currently seems to be no...
by ffutures
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Cut-Price and Free SF
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Cut-Price and Free SF

A couple of publishers have decided that the current epidemic might mean that people will want to read more, and have made some fairly generous offers... UK ebook publisher Angry Robot are offering 50% off all of their ebooks for the next 2 weeks - use the code SHELFISOLATION at checkout. Books are ...
by ffutures
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Stupid over-reaction - can't see robots deciding to hoard toilet paper etc... Counter example : the Berserkers (various authors, but originally woke up Fred Sauberhagen, screaming. But on the gripping hand, the Berserkers were originally designed by lifeforms, weren't they? I'd have to re-read to c...
by ffutures
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Hmm … have any SF writers ever written about robot writers?
Fritz Leiber, The Silver Eggheads - publishing is almost entirely extruded robotic-written content
by ffutures
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Stupid over-reaction - can't see robots deciding to hoard toilet paper etc...
by ffutures
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

A religion created to keep a world isolated after the collapse of an interstellar empire Is this is the "Church of Science", created by Salvor Hardin in Isaac Asimov's Foundation ? No, but that certainly counts as an answer. One to go! Nobody? OK, two to go, One from Known Space (do I need to add, ...
by ffutures
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Nobody? OK, two to go, and I can suggest a few possibilities from books: A self-serving evangelist who becomes the first hereditary religious dictator of the USA A fake religion created to conceal the technology and activities of a resistance movement A religion created to obliterate all technology ...
by ffutures
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:17 am
The Road to Corlay by Richard Cowper . . . . . . The White Bird of Kinship is the religion
Definitely counts.
by ffutures
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Let's have five SF books, films, whatever, which include deliberately faked religions Any one of the Goa'uld-worship cults from Stargate SG1 could qualify as a faked religion. I think I can accept that one - the Goa'uld version of the Egyptian gods was definitely a faked religion, even if they stol...
by ffutures
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:18 pm
Incomplete answer!
Sorry - is this me? I thought I'd answered fully.
by ffutures
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Stranger in a Strange Land ; Robert A. Heinlein Church of All Worlds. "A central element of the second half of the novel is the religious movement founded by Smith, the "Church of All Worlds", an initiatory mystery religion blending elements of paganism and revivalism, with psychic training and ins...
by ffutures
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665171

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Really? I thought you might want to set something else. It's Edge of Darkness , with Eric Clapton playing Re Ogg, it's possible I have something else that plays it but I had to download the whole file to play it - just clicking on the link didn't work - and it looks like I set VLC as the default for...