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

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

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

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

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

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

The major weakness of mycora is
cold
moisture
solar wind
heat

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

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

Where is Innensborg located?
Mars
Jupiter
Ganymede
Austria

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

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

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

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

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