Music in Science Fiction by VaccaD

Champion(s):

RustySpork
Morituri Nolumus Mori


Runner(s)-Up:

MassogliaB


Quiz Description

Identify the following about music or musicians in works of science fiction.

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Questions:

In WHAT WILLIAM GIBSON NOVEL does the aging rock star Rez want to marry Rei Toei, an artificial intelligence that appears as a female pop singer?

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IDORU

The playing of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony during the experimental Ludovico Technique is a plot point in WHAT NOVEL?

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

The Max Rebo Band (named for their keyboard player, although vocalist Sy Snootles tries to be the band's de facto leader) were introduced in WHAT MOVIE?

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RETURN OF THE JEDI

The visi-sonor virtuoso known as "Magnifico Giganto", whose real name is unknown, is more commonly known by WHAT PSEUDONYM?

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THE MULE (from the "Foundation" series)

Richard MacDuff, the creator of "Anthem" (an accounting program with a popular feature allowing the user to render the output as music), is a suspect in the murder of computer magnate Gordon Way in WHAT NOVEL?

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DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY

WHAT SELF-AWARE HOLOGRAM, modeled after mid-20th century lounge singers, became a recurring character on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine? Either the first or last name is acceptable.

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VIC FONTAINE

The otherworldly music of WHAT VIOL PLAYER, who lived in a garret on the Rue d'Auseil, attracted the attention of a studious neighbor -- and other, more horrific things -- in a classic story by HP Lovecraft?

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ERICH ZANN (from "The Music of Erich Zann")

The title of WHAT ARTHUR C. CLARKE NOVEL, the author's personal favorite from among his works, comes from the description of a concert of music brought via spaceship to the planet Thalassa?

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THE SONGS OF DISTANT EARTH

WHAT CHARACTER, the protagonist of a Hugo-winning work, is seen here demonstrating the mind-focusing musical hum common in her family? Either the first or last name is acceptable.

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AGATHA HETERODYNE (from "Girl Genius")

WHAT SINGER performed songs like "Little White Dragon" and "My Boyfriend's a Pilot"? These songs and others, when broadcast, critically undermined the morale of the previously music-ignorant Zentraedi alien invaders.

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LYNN MINMAY (from "Robotech: Super Dimension Fortress Macross")

The pictured musical motif is an important plot element in WHAT MOVIE?

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

WHAT PARTICLE PHYSICIST, NEUROSURGEON, AND RACE CAR DRIVER is also a rock star, performing with the band The Hong Kong Cavaliers?

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BUCKAROO BANZAI (from "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension")