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

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

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

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

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

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

The major weakness of mycora is
moisture
solar wind
cold
heat

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

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

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

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

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

Where is Innensborg located?
Ganymede
Jupiter
Austria
Mars

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

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