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

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

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

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

Where is Innensborg located?
Mars
Jupiter
Ganymede
Austria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The major weakness of mycora is
cold
solar wind
heat
moisture

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

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