Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Cugel falls in with a man with a magic salve which renders things weightless, leading to several curious adventures. How does one use this salve?||Jack Vance's "The Dying Earth"
Coat boots with it and kick the object to be levitated. Cugel's Saga comes to a close when Iucounu collects all Sadlark's scales and dons them, in effect becoming Sadlark, who must be the Adam Sandler of Overworld Beings....but read the book!!
|Cugel's further adventures lead him to take a job as town butcher of a certain community. His employment is terminated and he leaves under a cloud (in fact, just ahead of a howling mob!) Why?||Jack Vance's "The Dying Earth"
He butchered the sacred beasts. Another adventure involved his wrecking the efforts of one sect to rekindle the Dying Sun by reflecting back its rays.
|The third book in the series is "Cugel's Saga", continuing Cugel's duel with the Laughing Magician. By his usual nefarious tricks, Cugel comes into possession of a scale from an Overworld Being, Sadlark, who descended to earth and sprawled on his face in the mud, dispersing his essence, and his protective scales, into the muck. This particular scale (with Cugel's usual dumb luck)is the key which holds all the others together. What is its name?||Jack Vance's "The Dying Earth"
Pectoral Sky-break Spatterlight. This scale has the most remarkable powers, literally "sucking up" anything it contacts when dry. Half a dozen of Cugel's foes are dealt with in this way.
He's been taken over by Firx's vat-companion. Cugel finally rids himself of Firx and Iucounu of Firx's companion. He puts Iucounu in a bottle and subjects him to many indignities. Iucounu finally gets free and to punish him; Cugel decides to banish him to the far north, poetic justice, right? Wrong! Cugel's lack of wizard skills betrays him and he is flown north by a demon, for the second time!
|Cugel manipulates the idol at Erze Damath (a little bribery in the right areas, know what I mean?)so that the pilgrims are ordered to cross which desert?||Jack Vance's "The Dying Earth"
Silver. The pilgrim numbers are whittled down by bandits, scorpions, poisoned wells, and insanity until only Cugel is left to complete his quest.
Provost of Barlig township. After Cugel cheats him out of a night's accommodation at an inn, Lodermulch is given a magic salve to make his sword unbreakable. He later vanishes from the raft without trace (lots of Cugel's acquaintances come to sticky ends!)
Eating TOTALITY. After mistaking TOTALITY for seafood, and cooking and eating same, Cugel was sent by Pharesm one million years into the past to recover it, where he had more outlandish adventures. The "virgins" bit came later in Cugel's highly checkered career.
|What is the name of the planet that Roger Wool, Adolph Gondar, Dame Isabel and others were going to aboard the Phoebus in "Space Opera"?||Jack Vance Stories
Rlaru. Adolph Gondar agreed on a cultural exchange program, and took the Ninth Company of Rlaru on tour of Earth; however after one performance the entire company vanished without trace. Dame Isabel Grayce was set on honouring the exchange, and despite it not being sanctioned by the Opera League, went ahead anyway with her own money, money indeed that would not be inherited by Roger Wool. Dame Isabel had hired the spaceship Phoebus from Admiral Rathelaw, and along with Bernard Bickel and an entire Opera company, conducted by Sir Henry Rixon, they set forth on a voyage that turned out to be more eventful than expected.
Kyril is the world of the Druids in "Son of Tree". Koryphon is the setting for "The Gray Prince". Moudervelt is from "The Book of Dreams".
|Where did Miro Hetzel spend his first night away from Dogtown and the Beyranion Hotel in "Galactic Effectuator"?||Jack Vance Stories
The Black Cliff Inn. Going with Janika to interview a Gomez at the Ubaikh depot, by way of Kanitze Castle and the Kykh-Kych Swamp, Hetzel had to spend the night at this Inn. An unexpected turn of events meant that his next port of call was The Steppe of Long Bones.
Paddy Blackthorn. The five bands of gold belonged to the five Sons of Langtry. Inside each was a clue, which might lead Paddy to discover the secrets of the space-drive. Sklar Hast is from "Blue World", Beran Panasper from "The Languages of Pao", and Howard Fair is in a short story called "Green Magic".
|What was the name of the city that Jubal Droad went to with a letter of recomendation to Nai the Hever in "Maske:Thaery"?||Jack Vance Stories
Wysrod. Jubal was given the post of Junior Assistant Inspector at D3, which checks Inn standards; for this he was given seventeen Toldecks a week. Jubal visted Kyash and Erdstone Pool later in the book. Fader's Waft is the name of a mountain in "Rhialto the Marvellous".
|In "Ports of Call" what was the name of the spaceship, captained by Adair Maloof, that Myron Tany joined at Port Tanjee?||Jack Vance Stories
Glicca. Myron Tany joined as supercargo, after his great Aunt had stranded him there. Other members of the crew were Fay Schwatzendale (Engineer) and Isel Wingo (Chief Steward). Explorator IV was the spaceship that was blown up in "Planet of Adventure" leaving Adam Reith stranded on Tschai. The Madelle Azenour took Glawen Clattac to Tanjaree in "Ecce and Old Earth". The SS Andrei Simic took Aile Farr from Jhespiano to Earth in "The Houses of Iszm".
|In "Showboat World" what was the name of the play Apollon Zamp was to perform in Murnune?||Jack Vance Stories
Macbeth. Apollon Zamp took the title roll, Damsel Blanche-Aster played Lady Macbeth and Throdorus Gassoon played King Duncan. The other three were all played by Zamp aboard his showboat Miraldra's Enchantment; The Magic Box of Ki-chi-ri at Lanteen and the other two at Port Whent.
|What name was Kokor Hekkus using when Kirth Gersen met him for the second time in "The Killing Machine"?||Jack Vance Stories
Billy Windle. Kirth Gersen decides to do a mission for the IPCC on the planet Carina LO-461 IV (or Bad World or Bissom's End). Windle kills Mr. Hoskins, who Gersen was trying to kidnap. The other three, Gersen released from Interchange later in the book.
Killed by some Bornghaleze while on a raid. Kerbol had a pointed head and a face like a frog and he was one of Roy Barch's most loyal followers. Kerbol had been on the Klau world of Magarak for 14 years, 12 of them as a slave, working with explosives in a quarry. He found it too hot, so escaped and joined Clet's group. Kerbol had been out with Barch and Tick procuring items for Porridge, such as tools and welding tape, when he was killed. This book has also been published under the titles of "Planet of the Damned" and "Gold and Iron".
|In "Trullion:Alsator 2262" what is the name of the game played by the Trill and others in the Alastor Cluster?||Jack Vance Stories
Hussade. Glinnes needed to raise 12000 ozols to buy back Ambal Isle from Lute Casagave. To raise the money Glinnes signed on with a hussade team called the Fleharish Gorgons - or that was the plan anyway. Herlo-thrumbo is a device used by the Ska to train swordsman in "Lyonesse", Herlothrumbo is also a game played by Schwatzendale in "Ports of Call". Harbite, also known as the baiting of a harikap, involving a semi-intelligent biped and pitchforks, was mentioned in "The Star King". You need to be pretty sharp to have spotted roverball in "Night Lamp" where Hanafer captains the Langolen School team.
|In "Lyonesse", how does Aillas escape the pit that King Casmir put him into?||Jack Vance Stories
Using 12 Skeletons and a piece of rope. There were twelve feet between the floor and the bottom of the five foot wide shaft, which rose another 60 or 70 feet to the surface. Aillas made a base of 4 pelvises, followed by 4 femurs, then four more pelvises, which were braced with ribs, to this he added 4 femurs and so on until he had a 10 foot ladder. He used the rope as guys to hold it in place.
Yes. The end bit is where she blows Spud a kiss and he grimaces but then grins at her. She says, "Well, you only live once. Unless you don't".
|When Dylan gave Jess his Mum's journal, what disease did Dylan's mum have for her to write in the journal?||"Keep Your Hair On" Trivia
Cancer. Dylan gives Jess the journal when she sees him in the shopping centre with his baby sister, Rosie.
Joffa. Charlotte and her boyfriend are always going to get parts for his car, or so Charlotte says.
A pair of booties. She says that she probably won't keep in touch with Charlotte after all this, and it doesn't bother her for some reason, but she might get her a present for when the baby comes.
Red. This happens when she goes to the loo at the hospital and she passes out. A nurse has to come in and pull her knickers up. She's too out of it to be embarassed.
Dylan. He admits that he likes her underneath the gum tree.
Charlotte and Sara. Sara is the funny one and Charlotte is the one who smokes and is very straight forward.
Spud. Jess has a younger brother called Spud, and a mum called Ruby. Her mum and dad are separated; she hasn't heard from her dad since she just found out she had cancer.
no. She did not enter but was made the queen anyway. Her sister was very jealous of her. But, Lupe made her part of her court to try to smooth things over with her.
Los Altos de Jalisco. He grew up in Los Altos de Jalisco. When he was 12 his family migrated to the United States. They ended up living in California, where they worked in the fields. Juan was not with them because he was arrested for stealing from the factory and sent to jail.
Chicago. He had been taken by the FBI to work in Chicago and he was lost for 10 years before Epitacio, Luisa's husband, saw him. He returned home after his mother sent letter after letter to him.
Harry. Harry worked as a tailor but he had a brother who was a jeweler. So when Juan came to him for help Harry took him to see his brother. They got a great deal on a diamond ring.
Mark. She met Mark at the library. She dated him for a while, until she met Juan.
moved fertilizer. He actually was a bootlegger but seeing as how this was an illegal job, and he wanted to get in good graces with Lupe's family, he told them he moved fertilizer.