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Short (but Sweet) Science Fiction Stories
"Take a tour with me through a galaxy of short fiction stars... and identify the correct short story title from the clues I'll give you."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
When the crew of the starship Bustler learn they are about to be subjected to a full military inspection they discover they have a small problem...they can't find their "offog". Which short story is this?
In this short story it appears that the aliens, the Kanamit, are here to help humanity - but they have something quite different on their menu. What is this often quoted story called?
To Serve Man
Be My Guest
This Asimov story was inspired by the Emerson quote: "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years..." and is set on a planet surrounded by six stars which keep the planet in almost continuous daylight. So, what is its name?
It's Such A Beautiful Day
The Dying Night
If I tell you that this story centres on a man and a mouse, and that the mouse dies, can you identify it?
The Trouble with Elmo
Flowers For Algernon
The Quality of Mercy
You could say that the moral of this story is never step off the path - or is it never tread on a butterfly? Which of these stories, invoking the perils of time-travel, am I talking about?
There Will Come Soft Rains
I Sing the Body Electric!
The Golden Apples of the Sun
A Sound Of Thunder
An architect named Quintus Teal builds a unique home in Hollywood, with eight cubical rooms - which collapse into a tesseract when hit by an earthquake. Which Heinlein short story begins with the line: "Americans are considered crazy anywhere in the world"?
If This Goes On-
-All You Zombies-
-We Also Walk Dogs
'-And He Built a Crooked House'
Beowulf Shaeffer takes a theoretically indestructible starship to find what happened to earlier researchers who died investigating a strange astronomical object - and is nearly killed himself, by the same mysterious force. Which Larry Niven story am I talking about?
The Hole Man
The Borderland of Sol
A "dark star" has pulled the Earth out of its orbit into the cold of interstellar space. Yet a human family manages to survive, eking out a grim existence in their Nest. Which story is this?
The Snow Women
Gonna Roll the Bones
A Pail of Air
In this future, a talking dog, named Surplus, may seek an audience of a Queen...even if "Her name was Gloriana the First, and she was a hundred years old and still growing". So which story am I talking about?
The Dog Said Bow-Wow
'Hello,' Said the Stick
The Little Cat Laughed to See Such Sport
Scherzo with Tyrannosaur
It involves Tibet, monks and a computer. It ends with the classic line, "Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out." Which Arthur C. Clarke story is this?
Expedition to Earth
The Nine Billion Names of God
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