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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:25 pm

Oh yeah, Paphos. It's a good clue, no doubt.

But I could only link the clue to the answer after I found the answer! Backwards clueing, I guess??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:39 pm

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:19 am

my trusty online anagram solver gave it to me yesterday... i had a fair idea of the 2 and 3 char words.... but after an hour of twiddling on paper i gave up and went digital.....

i am curious as to which DA story you are alluding to as i havent read this book either... but ..

Venus on the half shell.....
Venus on the Half-Shell is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer, writing pseudonymously as "Kilgore Trout", a fictional recurring character in many of the novels of Kurt Vonnegut.
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Post by DredgerMan » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:47 am

This is what I found yesterday after solving it.
Venus on the Half-Shell From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The plot, in which Earth is destroyed by cosmic bureaucrats doing routine maintenance and the sole human survivor goes on a quest to find the "Definitive Answer to the Ultimate Question,"
Sounds familiar? :P
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Rxke » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:01 am

Wow, very familiar. Maybe THHGTTG was in turn a cheekish tip of the hat to the whole nod nod wink wink writers using each other's stuff thing. And nobody got the joke.

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Post by spud42 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:58 am

ok, i have to download that now if i can find it.....
as you said thought DA did it funnier... i mean Vogons...lol
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:36 pm

Spud gets it - over to you, sir! <paints wax ball black, writes BOMB on it, lights the fuse, lobs it over>

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:32 am

wets fingers and quickly snubs out fuse.......

should be easy this one.... authour and book

what book was published exactly one year after the author's death
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:24 am

Hmmm, that wouldn't be Isaac Asimov, would it?

I know that he died in the beginning of April 1992 and 'Forward the Foundation' was published in April 1993, but whether it was published exactly one year after his death, I do not know. But it's close.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:19 am

The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:00 pm

relights the fuse and lobs the fishy coconut smoky bomb thing back at Cody.....

yes folks we have a winner, take it away Cody...............
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:07 pm

On the subject of doubtful salmon: what are samlon?

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:00 pm

I read about them a week or so ago, when we were looking for what happened at Herot, which lead in search to Heorot which led to Larry Niven, which led to the juvenile forms of Grendels on a planet in Tau Ceti, if I remember correctly.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:10 pm

Samlon are almost, but not quite, entirely unlike salmon. Correct - over to you, sir!

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:16 pm

Many thanks, Cody.

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Question: Who taught an 11-year-old complex mathematics using just "yes" and "no" ?
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