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

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

Where is Innensborg located?
Mars
Ganymede
Jupiter
Austria

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

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

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

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

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

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

The major weakness of mycora is
cold
solar wind
moisture
heat

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

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

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

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

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