Re: I've started so I'll finish, Mr. Banks (addendum - oh, buggger)
- From: jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Jim)
- Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 21:32:32 +0000
Paul Martin <pm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In article <slrndmcgh0.9ck.jim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> Jim wrote:
> > You _are_ aware that this *isn't* the episode with IMB? I jumped the
> > gun a bit on my original post. The one tomorrow is just a normal episode
> > with someone answering questions on Culture novels. Still might be
> > interesting, though.
> Yes, 35 points is a score not to be sniffed at.
And the questions were (answers ROTed of course):
What is the name of the Culture's espionage and dirty tricks section, of
which Diziet Sma is an agent?
In the game of Azad, what is the name of the first of the three main
Gur obneq bs Bevtva
In 'Inversions' what type of creature is the Protector hunting when he
himself narrowly escapes being shot?
What is the name of the city on Ea which in The Player Of Games Gurgeh
describes as having all the planning of a bird dropping?
In 'Excession' the MSV 'Not Invented Here' belongs to which class (the
first type of GSV) in template of the very large, fast, self sufficient
What is the name of the Culture's all-covering sentient suits which have
a node-distributed brain and which are able to keep their wearer
comfortable in the most extreme of environments?
In 'Use Of Weapons' which planet was Zakalwe beheaded on, seconds before
being rescued by the Culture?
What is the full name of the laser weapons which are know to the Culture
Pburerag Enqvngvba Rzvffvba Jrncbaf
>From which poem are the title of the two Culture novels 'Consider
Phlebas' and 'Look To Windward' taken?
In 'The State Of The Art' what type of car is Sma given to drive from
the orbiting space craft 'Arbitrary' to Paris?
Erq Ibyib rfgngr
In 'Inversions' what (according to Dr. Vossil) is the only sin?
In 'Look To Windward' what is the name of the Demilitarised Rapid
Offensive Unit which takes Quilan on the last leg of his journey to
Erfvfgnapr Vf Punenpgre Sbezvat
Which synthetic language, designed to be as phonetically and
philosophically expressive as possible, is the common language of the
In 'Excession' what type of alien does Genar-Hofoen ask to become as
part of his fee for carrying out his mission for Special Circumstances?
What is the theme for the fancy dress party that Zakalwe (as Mr.
Staberinde) is invited and which takes place in a boathouse cellar in
'Use Of Weapons'?
In 'Consider Phlebas' what message from the Dra'Azon of Schaar's World
does Horza repeat after he has inspected the tunnels on the plaet?
"Gurer vf qrngu urer."
In 'Use Of Weapons' the remote drone of the 'Xenophobe' normally looks
like a cute furry animal. What does it come to the fancy dress party as?
N svfu va n fcurer bs jngre.
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