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    who are these?

    Now that the long dark windy rainy cold days are with us again (i.e. summer in the uk ) I was tidying up my books and I felt inspired to create a small quiz which I hope you will all have a shot at. It is based on some of the books in my collection,and I have listed some of the better known characters within .
    Your task should you choose to accept it is to identify the the author and the book/series they appear in.It’s just for fun so it’s not too hard!

    A couple are not human.

    1…Hari Seldon
    2…Jernau Morat Gurgeh
    3…John Carter
    4…Jane
    5…Valentine Michael Smith
    6…Dave Bowman
    7…Angus Thermopyle
    8…Roland
    9…Louis Wu
    10..shrike

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    Hmm..Interesting..


    2- Player of Games, Ian. M Banks.
    5- Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlen.
    10 - Dan Simmon, Hyperion/Endymion books.

    Number 8, the only Roland I remember is from Magician by Feist. Though, is this limited to just scifi?

    Also, try not to use your trusty search engines.. Let's see if we can get all 10.. =)

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    I'm not 100% on numbers 6 and 9.

    1. Hari Seldon-Foundation series by Asimov
    6. Dave Bowman-2001 A Space Odyssey by Clarke
    9. Louis Wu-Ringworld by Niven
    10. Shrike-Hyperion series by Simmons

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    Didn't look at replies

    1…Hari Seldon
    Psychohistorian of Asimovs' Foundation saga

    2…Jernau Morat Gurgeh

    3…John Carter
    of ERB's Mars tales

    4…Jane
    Ender's computer

    5…Valentine Michael Smith
    The Martian of Heinlien's masterpice Stranger in a Strange Land

    6…Dave Bowman
    Clake's astronaut

    7…Angus Thermopyle

    8…Roland
    the Gunslinger (though he's fantasy)

    9…Louis Wu

    10..shrike
    The biomechanical demigod of Simmons Hyperion Cantos

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    Ok..Ok ..Ok so it was too easy!Or maybe you're all too clever!
    All the answers you gave were correct (but I did mean Roland from the Gunslinger, Keyoke, I've got the Gunslinger filed under S.F. that's my excuse!
    Perhaps someone else might like to put up some of their favourite characters?

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    Have read the relpies already- feel like being pedantic
    4. Turns up in a number of books, including tarzan
    8. Was a rat- an inspiration to 80's tv
    10. was also a villain in the Nightwing comics
    Last edited by fluffy bunny; July 1st, 2002 at 05:37 PM.

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    7. Angus Thermopyle is from Stephen Donaldson's Gap Series

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    7. Angus Thermopyle is from Stephen Donaldson's Gap Series
    Damn!!!

    That was the only one I knew - I don't read sci-fi much.

    You beat me!! JUST!!

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