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1. As a die hard "Star Trek" fan, reedy was captivated by John Scalzi's Hugo award-winning novel that followed the experiences of Ensign Andrew Dahl and his new posting to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid. It was a dream job for Ensign Dahl, until he noticed that nearly every 'away mission' involved lethal encounters where at least one low-ranked crew member would get killed. What book is this, that reedy so highly recommends for the Llama Book Club?
2. Flopsy quite likes small furry creatures so it came as no surprise to her to learn that they have been responsible for the greatest thing on earth, or more accurately, for Earth itself. The involvement of rats in human history, particularly with regard to the spread of diseases, is well-documented but the influence of mice is usually ignored. Then someone in England had a problem with the plan to build a road through his house; after that he discovered that Norway's crinkly bits were designed on purpose, that there is a restaurant at the end of the universe, and that the two most important possessions everyone should own are a guidebook and a towel. Douglas Adams wrote five stories in the trilogy which began with "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", but who wrote the sixth?
3. Nothing says outer space like large-scale battles against those horrible Bugger creatures; Kyle insists to the Llama Book Club that they need to read his recommendation, following a young boy's training through an outer space academy's elite training program for underage geniuses. What's this novel by Orson Scott Card?
4. EmmaF2008 was quite upset when she discovered that the first Stephen Baxter novel she read was the third installment of his "NASA Trilogy". Luckily this exciting disaster novel, in which Venus explodes and the Earth is in peril, works very well as a stand-alone novel. What is the title of this thrilling tale?
5. Having been conscripted into the army, Willie Mandella spends several hundred years fighting the Taurans, before he is finally allowed to retire and marry his beloved Marygay who has waited for him all that time.
Rowena8482 is a sucker for a romance, but cannot remember; who wrote "The Forever War", telling the story of Willie and Marygay?
6. Kaddarsgirl's favorite science fiction book, and her nomination to the reading list, is centered around a young boy named Jonas. Jonas is special in his futuristic society in that he can see color when no one else can. At the age of 12, he is given the job of Receiver of Memory, and his life is forever changed. Until he became the Receiver, Jonas had no knowledge of pain or fear or hatred, but he also did not know true joy. The first memory he received was of sledding on a hill in the snow. What novel tells Jonas's story, the first in a quartet written by Lois Lowry?
7. Rowena8482 is a bit of a 'homebody' and has always been fond of a good old 'Cosy Catastrophe' or two in her reading. As well as some of the great novels of the genre, John Wyndham also wrote a short story called "Jizzle"; who or what is the Jizzle of the title?
8. I was given the first of the "Pit Dragon Chronicles" to read in fifth grade, but it was one I never finished due to a change of school. Years later, it became a favorite, one I would always recommend.
Which of these is Salami's choice of science fiction, the first in Jane Yolen's "Pit Dragon Chronicles"?
9. Dcpddc478 could tell you all about which Kurt Vonnegut novel that features a narrator named Billy Pilgrim and aliens from the planet Tralfamadore?
10. Isaac Asimov, whose works are a special favorite with looney_tunes, contributed many significant concepts to the worlds of science fiction writers. In which novel, the first published in his renowned trilogy which later expanded into fourteen related books, did he first introduce the concept of psychohistory?
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