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

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

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

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

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

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

The major weakness of mycora is
heat
solar wind
cold
moisture

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

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

Where is Innensborg located?
Ganymede
Mars
Jupiter
Austria

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

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

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

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

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