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

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

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

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

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

Where is Innensborg located?
Ganymede
Austria
Mars
Jupiter

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

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

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

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

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

The major weakness of mycora is
cold
moisture
heat
solar wind

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

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

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