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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 2:34 pm 
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OK, so far we have

Life the Universe and Everything Douglas Adams
"Slow Life", by Michael Swanwick
"A Day in the Life of Justin Argento Morrel", by Gregory Frost
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

One to go...

Hint - there's a famous juvenile SF novel

And a short by the same author, his first story.


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good, i always disliked fantasy genre being lumped in with sci fi. so i have tried to steer away from using it here. i do enjoy reading it but it is getting harder to find true science fiction..

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Life of Brian has aliens, a couple of spaceships, and beam weapons - sci-fi?

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now , who's stretching things...lol

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Life of Brian has aliens, a couple of spaceships, and beam weapons - sci-fi?
Works for me. You have the kipper.

The one I was expecting someone to get was Blish's A Life for the Stars, one of the Cities in Flight series. But I was wrong to say he also had a first short story with Life in the title - that was Heinlein's Life-Line


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Holy mackerel! I wasn't expecting that. Right, something quick and easy - so easy, it shouldn't even need googling.

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The author that comes to mind is Heinlein - my first thought was The Cat Who Walks Through Walls but I've a feeling it's older than that - maybe The Door Into Summer, that has a cat in it.


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Most definitely Heinlein - the holy mackerel is yours!

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Sorry for the delay replying, I keep forgetting to check. OK...

let's have an easy one - name five SF novels, stories, films etc. where some sort of plant is an essential part of the plot.


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Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham
The Houses of Iszm, by Jack Vance
The Thing from Another World (1951) (“An intellectual carrot - the mind boggles!”)
Little Shop of Horrors
Protector, by Larry Niven

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Excellent - many others, of course, e.g. John Wyndam's Trouble With Lichen, Niven's The Integral Trees, and Guardians of the Galaxy, but those will do nicely.

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Okay: five reptilian alien races, from five different SF universes. I'm not going to quibble too much about the actual physiology: if they're scaly/saurian, they're in - but they do have to possess at least human levels of intelligence.

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Cardassians from DS9 Star Trek universe
Drazi from Babylon 5
pilot from Farscape ?? not sure if he qualifies as reptilian...
Silurians from Dr Who
there were a few in Men in Black movies but i am not sure if any were named as a race..

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I'll allow the Pilots from Farscape – there's a lot going on there but I can certainly see a reptilian quality in the mix. But I'll need a species name for number 5 …

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I'll allow the Pilots from Farscape – there's a lot going on there but I can certainly see a reptilian quality in the mix. But I'll need a species name for number 5 …
in MIB there was a reptile character under the name of Mikey, not sure if ever the race was mentioned. However in Star Wars (A New Hope) a race called Sarkans appeared, definitely reptiles. :wink:

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