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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:19 pm

That's two … one more for the win!

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Malacandra » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:07 pm

(There's one in The Russian Creed, an outstanding work by an author who is unjustly neglec^C

The Harlan Ellison short story We Mourn For Anyone is set in a near future in which duelling is commonplace. The protagonist witnesses a duel over a traffic dispute, and is later set up for a fatal duel with his brother-in-law after a professional mourner does such a poor job on his behalf that it is assumed (correctly, in fact) that he had murdered his late wife.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:27 pm

Either will do! :) Malacandra takes it.

Other possibilities could be Paul Atreides versus Feyd-Rautha in Dune, or Malcolm Reynolds versus Atherton Wing in the Firefly episode "Shindig".

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Malacandra » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:59 am

Hiya. Sorry for the wait, again. It's a book (by one of my favourite authors) and it revolves around an unusual medical complaint, hypokalemia. At least, it's uncommon here and now; in the story it is all too common and the plot describes the measures taken against it and the social order that results. Enjoy!
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:10 am

is this a richard cowper book? cant remember the title but the planet is potassium poor and the kids have to sprinkle potassium flakes on their food. those who cant afford it or cant get it are mentally impaired...

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Malacandra » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:27 pm

Yes indeed. Batter up!
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:13 pm

walks to the crease. "middle and leg please"
faces the bowler.....

"Dad," I said, "I want to go to the moon."

author and title for a six.....
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:39 pm

At a guess - because there's currently a lot of junk piled in front of that area of the bookshelves - it's Have Spacesuit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein

later - and Google Books confirms it. 2nd paragraph of the story.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:28 am

knocked it back over the bowlers head and out of the park...SIX!!!

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:22 pm

Nice easy one - let's have five science fiction books, stories, or films with the word "Who" in the title but NOT the first word (that would make it too easy), NOT Doctor Who, and only one allowed per series etc.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:01 am

Robert Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
Walter Tevis, The Man Who Fell to Earth

er … Philip K. Dick, "We Can Remember It For You Who-lesale"?

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:28 am

The Ship Who Sang - Anne McCaffrey.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by montana05 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:51 pm

The Man Who Fell to Earth / Walter Tevis

I just remember the movie, didn't know there was a novel as well :oops:
Trying to survive behind the controls of a Caduceus Psi XT in Alpha test :lol:

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:30 pm

I think it will have to be book or film, not both, and I don't think I can accept "We Can Remember It For You Who-lesale" so that's three down, two to go.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:16 am

"Those Who Watch" Robert Silverberg
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