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message 1: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (last edited Aug 16, 2018 05:58AM) (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
Welcome to the first stage of Hugo & Nebula Giveaway!

The rules of this game are very simple:

- the theme of the game is Sci-fi (and of course novelists of the genre themselves)

- a player must reply to the previous post with a word that they associate it with.

- the association, while not strictly obvious, shouldn't be the first thing that comes to mind

- in case the association is too far-fetched, feel free to explain your train of thought in two words (or ask for an explanation )

Once we've reached the goal of at least 100 entries, there will be a lottery for every member who participated in the game.


message 2: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
I will kick off with:

Singularity


message 3: by Robin (new)

Robin Witte | 30 comments Art wrote: "I will kick off with:

Singularity"


Singularity--> Overlord (as in our AI overlords)


message 4: by Bryan, Village Idiot (new)

Bryan | 480 comments Mod
Robin wrote: "Overlord (as in our AI overlords)"

Fallout ( As in the end of the world)


message 5: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Fallout -> Roadside picnic.
Not very obvious, but this is the title of Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky novel that used the wods stalker, which became a title of popular game set in Chernobyl with some references to Fallout game series


message 6: by Ed (new)

Ed Erwin | 732 comments Roadside picnic -> Sphere
(There is a magic sphere in the book.)


message 7: by Antti (new)

Antti Värtö (andekn) | 867 comments Mod
Sphere -> Satellite
(Dyson sphere is made of countless satellites)


message 8: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
Satellite -> Contact (SETI)


message 9: by Bryan, Village Idiot (new)

Bryan | 480 comments Mod
Contact --> First (obviously, lol)


message 10: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (last edited Aug 16, 2018 03:54PM) (new)

Kateblue | 4132 comments Mod
First-->Channel

A book title First Channel (Sime~Gen Book 3)
by Jean Lorrah and Jacqueline Lichtenberg

an obscure series that I really really like

https://www.amazon.com/s/?ref=nb_sb_n...

And actually the first chronologically, so start there if you are interested.


message 11: by Sara (new)

Sara Salazar (sarabarbosa) | 2 comments Chanel - black hole (seen interstaler recently, *spoile alert* the black whole was a Chanel though time)


message 12: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (last edited Aug 16, 2018 03:59PM) (new)

Kateblue | 4132 comments Mod
Black Hole --> Neutron Star by Larry Niven. But this is more than one word so how about just work off of Neutron (trying to get back to the game rules)


message 13: by Jeff (last edited Aug 16, 2018 05:39PM) (new)

Jeff F Kateblue wrote: "Black Hole --> Neutron Star by Larry Niven. But this is more than one word so how about just work off of Neutron (trying to get back to the game rules)"

Neutron --> Proton
The planet where Stile, the main character in Piers Anthony's "Apprentice Adept" series, carried forth.


message 14: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips | 2456 comments Mod
Proton > Chaos
A reference to Cixin Liu's "The Three-Body Problem" and its relationship to chaos theory.


message 15: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
Chaos -> Engine

Long story short, The Chaos Engine is a Nintendo game from the early 90s, believe it or not inspired by Sterling and Gibson's Difference Engine.


message 16: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Art wrote: "Chaos -> Engine."
Mortal Engines


message 17: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (new)

Kateblue | 4132 comments Mod
Engine-->Engineers The Ringworld EngineersThe Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven


message 18: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
engineer[s] --> magicians
ref Clarke's Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


message 19: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips | 2456 comments Mod
Magician > master
As in the classic Raymond Feist Riftwar series


message 20: by Antti (new)

Antti Värtö (andekn) | 867 comments Mod
Master -> Birds (Valerian and Laureline comic "Birds of the Master")


message 21: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (last edited Aug 17, 2018 11:26AM) (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Birds > Birds of prey DC comics, maybe borderline SF


message 22: by Jeff (new)

Jeff F Starship --> Trooper
One of Yes' most excellent songs. No, wait. Just kidding. Heinlein, of course. lol
(PS: the movie - a bazillion thumbs down)


message 23: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (last edited Aug 17, 2018 05:51PM) (new)

Kateblue | 4132 comments Mod
Troopers==Star Wars (Storm Troopers yes? "Aren't you a little short to be a storm trooper?")

And Jeff, I agree with everything you said about Starship Troopers

And after a extended search--8 minutes--found Starship Troopers in iTunes back up. I forgot how much I liked this song


message 24: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (last edited Aug 17, 2018 07:26PM) (new)

Kateblue | 4132 comments Mod
Not An Entry synchonicity much?


message 25: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
Collision -> CERN


message 26: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips | 2456 comments Mod
"Aren't you too short....."
A few years ago at Alamo City Comic-Con, there was a guy costumed as Galactus. Not a bad homemade costume, but the guy was probably about 5'6". I thought to myself, "You'd think that a guy who eats planets would be taller."


message 27: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (last edited Aug 18, 2018 08:35AM) (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
Let me rephrase that.

Collision -> Particle [Collider] (CERN)


message 28: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
CERN -> Half-life


message 29: by Ed (new)

Ed Erwin | 732 comments Half-life -> Portal (Video games)


message 30: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Gateway -> Abaddon's Gate


message 31: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (last edited Aug 20, 2018 04:08AM) (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
Abaddon -> Chaos


message 32: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Art wrote: "Abaddon -> Chaos"

The Guns of Avalon, Where nine princes of Chaos are introduced


message 33: by Antti (new)

Antti Värtö (andekn) | 867 comments Mod
Avalon -> Merlin


message 34: by Ed (new)

Ed Erwin | 732 comments Merlin -> Eternity. (Port Eternity)


message 35: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Eternity -> Forever War


message 36: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
Armageddon -> Flowers for Algernon

(view spoiler)


message 37: by Robin (new)

Robin Witte | 30 comments Flowers for Algernon -> Nimh


message 38: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips | 2456 comments Mod
Nimh > Secret


message 39: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Secret -> Bot
as in this year hugo novelette winner The Secret Life of Bots


message 40: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
Bot -> Isaac Asimov


message 41: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Asimov -> Law
as in Three laws of robotics


message 42: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips | 2456 comments Mod
Law > gravity


message 43: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Gravity -> well


message 44: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (new)

Kateblue | 4132 comments Mod
Marrow-->Dark Angel


message 45: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Dark Angel -> Blood Angels (Warhammer 40k)


message 46: by Antti (new)

Antti Värtö (andekn) | 867 comments Mod
Blood Angels -> vampire (in WH40K the Blood Angels are depicted as somewhat vampiric.)


message 47: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2546 comments Mod
Vampire -> Magicka

Bleh!!


message 48: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Gyro -> gyroscope -> Macroscope


message 49: by Bryan, Village Idiot (new)

Bryan | 480 comments Mod
Macroscope --> Dinosaurs

I don't know why...it just makes me think of it...


message 50: by Oleksandr, a.k.a. Acorn (new)

Oleksandr Zholud | 4114 comments Mod
Dinosaurs -> Butterfly
cf. A Sound of Thunder, butterfly effect of changing the past


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