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Journal Journal: The Greens! Watch for the Greens! 2

A chilling scenerio, to be sure... Ice Ages and scientific supression. All the ice you'd need, and nobody with the technology to make really good vodka. :( Still, this book with three authors covered all that and more. It's the best example, imo, of a reverse fanfiction - it's pros writing about fans. Name that reference.
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Journal Journal: Name that series! 3

Somebody said the Saint was a James Bond rip off. Sure, but the genre itself was being overused in that era. Far earlier, earlier even than Ian Fleming's stories, there was a superb example of the ultimate agent, with papers from governments giving him rights to find and stop bad guys. Name him (and for extra points, name his companions).
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Journal Journal: Forgotten References 10

This reference is to one of my all time favorite SF novels. And I had almost forgotten about it. I need to dig around and see if the author has released anything new.

Journal Journal: Flip around 2

Here is a reference with a twist. I'm not 100% sure where it's from. I think it might be a Simak or Bradbury radio play, possibly X Minus One. It's a common enough story (anybody remember the fun one in Isaac's Magazine about the metal cubes from Titan that evolve and are mail-order toys for kids with a chilling "Questions to ask" list at the end?).

So - how many 'Fungus take over people' stories can people come up with? Pods, or other things that replace the physical body, a la Invasion of the Body Snatchers, don't count. Mind control mushrooms, a 50's staple for awhile.

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Journal Journal: Scudder 6

Here we go, sorry about the lack of posts of late - I have two major projects I'm working on, and one is about to go Beta, meaning I've been working nearly 24 hours a day on it. Blearg.
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Journal Journal: By the Three Kennedys!! 6

Here is the post that actually inspired this journal. This is a *really* obscure one, and I'll be impressed if anybody can get it without Googling.

I'm not sure if I should highlight where the reference is in the post or not. If people start nailing the references nearly instantly, I may just link to the post without actually stating what the reference is.

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Journal Journal: JabberWokky's SF Reference Journal 5

The past few comments I have made have had some science fiction references in them, and people have played "name the reference". Since I post fairly regularly to Slashdot, I've decided to formalize the contest. The references will be from science fiction, fantasy or other "geek" generes, and be scattered among various media, including movies, television, comics, and pulled heavily from literature, from golden age SF to modern publications.

I have no idea if anybody will play, but it's something that would amuse me, so without further preamble, here is the first article with a partially identified set of references: "I Wish".

(Oh, and I'd suggest that you post here, as posting in the article might be a good way to lose Karma).

"Summit meetings tend to be like panda matings. The expectations are always high, and the results usually disappointing." -- Robert Orben