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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:47 am

Commander Dredgerman ? have you got into the Evil Juice and lost track of time???
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:02 pm

Sorry for the wait, all.

I had some business to attend to for a couple f days, with a few days spent in a hotel in the middle of nowhere.

Problem was, in part, the Evil Juice. In fact, if you look closely, behind every problem you can find a flagon of that darn stuff. It wasn't me this time, though. But as soon as the Anaconda arrived and my uncle got a whiff of it, he nabbed it before you could say ... well .... anything.

It's a good ship, the Anaconda, It's amazing how well it can be flown by a blind man. And to be fair, those satellites were on the list to be scrapped anyway.

Anyway, let's continue with the foreign questions.

A Luxembourghia..... Luxembourghe .... this man from Luxembourg was known by some SF writers as a rat and by others as a father figure.

Name him, please.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:00 pm

Hmmm, no responses yet? Ok, here's a literal, cryptic hint. :wink:

Those stories were AMAZING! Someone should get an award for those!
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:05 pm

Great clues!
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:06 pm

Dammit! Ninja'd … :evil:

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Post by Cody » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:07 pm

Double ninja'd!

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Rxke » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:07 pm

Hugo Gernschback (sp?)

Couldn't get H.L. Mencken out of my head for some reason or other....

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:08 pm

<chuckles>
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Rxke » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:09 pm

funny how all these spam assassins with their fancy swords get ninja'd :lol:

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:13 pm

Oh well … I'm going to stick on a good solid cyberpunk album - Blondie's Parallel Lines should do it - and dig out William Gibson's short story "The Gernsback Continuum", and sulk.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Rxke » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:18 pm

Disembodied wrote:"The Gernsback Continuum".
Great little story. Creepy stuff.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:23 pm

Good album, is that.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:32 pm

Whoa!!!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

What happened here????

I think this is a definite: one clue too far!!!!

I assume it was the award hint?

He was called Hugo the Rat by a number of authors whose stories were placed in his magazine, on account that he tended to pay little or even nothing for them! Yet others regard him as Father of Science Fiction.

I'm just glad that his term (Scientification) didn't make it as term for SF.

Fair do, Smivs!!!!!!!

You are the winner .... but just by the breadth of a slice of a micro-second!!!!

So the CismoFiCo is on its way to you, with a half empty Anaconda in tow.

Have fun!!!!
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:13 pm

DredgerMan wrote: So the CismoFiCo is on its way to you, with a half empty Anaconda in tow.
Have fun!!!!
Oh, I will - I'll fill it up again and send it back out to you guys 8)

OK, what is it?
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by cbr » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:31 pm

King Ghidorah?

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