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What is the name of the society in which John Strasheim lives?
The Response
The Mycosystem
The Bloom
The Immunity

Which of the following is not an important element in Wil McCarthy's fiction?
toast
Really Cool Ideas
myth
technological change

The major weakness of mycora is
moisture
cold
solar wind
heat

The behavior of the Mycosystem can best be characterized as
rambunctious
emergent
random
disgusting

The streets of Innenborg are paved with
steel
asphalt
good intentions
gold

The man-made, self-replicating organisms that threaten to destroy human life are called
phages
blooms
bureaucrats
mycora

Where is Innensborg located?
Austria
Mars
Jupiter
Ganymede

The name of the ship to be piloted Earthward is
The Jonas Salk
The Enterprise
The James Watson
The Louis Pasteur

Zee-specs function as
computers, VR interfaces, and communications devices
communication devices
computers and communication devices
virtual reality interfaces

In addition to writing science fiction, Wil McCarthy
conducts particle research
works on the Human Genome Project
designs satellite orbits
designs computer software

The experimental hull designed to protect against blooms is called
zee-spec
t-balance
paraphage
ladderdown

Where was Wil McCarthy born?
Princeton, NJ
Denver, CO
Sudbury, MA
Lakewood, CO

The Game of Life was invented by
John Strasheim
John Conway
Wil McCarthy
Parker Brothers

The author of Innensborg and the Fear of Failure is
Holger Sanchez Mach
Vaclav Lottick
Wil McCarthy
John Strasheim

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