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

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

Where is Innensborg located?
Austria
Mars
Jupiter
Ganymede

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

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

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

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

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

The major weakness of mycora is
solar wind
heat
moisture
cold

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

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

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

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

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

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