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by Disembodied
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'm very glad you posted that link - while I was looking at the Wiki I idly typed my name in and found that one of the links was a book published under my name I'd never heard of - turns out that the publisher (now deceased) converted a Star Trek scenario I'd written to Traveller rules and adapted ...
by Disembodied
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If you allow entries from RPGs (Traveller, in this instance), how about groatle, the fine and iridescent fleece of the groat?
by Disembodied
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Wormulon Queen, in Futurama, produces delicious Slurm. Wormulons are intelligent, so might not count as "animals", though …
by Disembodied
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Dholes, from the H. P. Lovecraft story "Through the Gate of the Silver Key".
by Disembodied
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Most-Flown Ships
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Most-Flown Ships

The Wolf Mk II is a great ship: a terrific refinement of the Cobra III all-rounder model that skirts the edges of überness without quite stepping over the line (although, if I'm honest, the 20t cargo capacity is probably a little bit generous: 10t would be fairer). For white-knuckle fun and exciteme...
by Disembodied
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, we can hitch a lift with Howard de Campo, owner and pilot of the Chili Bird, from Vesta to the Moon (from Larry Niven's "The Patchwork Girl"). We've come a long way to go not very far – but at least there's more destinations available from Luna …
by Disembodied
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Retro, Commander …
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Retro, Commander …

Erstwhile forum member-turned-author Drew Wagar takes a tour of Elite through the ages, loading up all the previous versions of the game right back to the original. See the original BBC Elite from 1984; Frontier: Elite 2 ; Frontier: First Encounters ; and of course some of the notable fan-made versi...
by Disembodied
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Close-quarters fighter combat - apart from the occasional Death Star long-range bombardment - seems to be the norm in the Star Wars universe … Also parking your capital ships nose-to-nose and letting fly seems to be the preferred tactic in the recent Star Trek remakes, but I think that's probably be...
by Disembodied
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Comics: Vision and Scarlet Witch, from Marvel's Avengers.
by Disembodied
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

by Disembodied
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Tik-Tok, by John Sladek.
by Disembodied
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Moya, from Farscape.

The Spline, from Stephen Baxter's Xeelee Sequence.
by Disembodied
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Subways of Tazoo by Colin Kapp, one of the Unorthodox Engineers series. That's number three … I would also have accepted the UE story "The Railways Up on Cannis". Peter F. Hamilton's Commonwealth Saga series has interstellar travel by gate, with railways the most common form of travel since you...
by Disembodied
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:37 pm
At last, I have the bloody title! Cowboy Angels by Paul J McAuley. Muchas gracias, amigo!
Ding! That makes two …
by Disembodied
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5254
Views: 665165

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Likewise! The second one that came to mind has had me scratching my head for years, as I can't recall the title, the author, the plot, or the characters - nothing, except the huge trains which were the only way to traverse the portals between worlds. Any ideas, anyone? Ha! Yes, I know the one you m...