The Art of Darkness

Trivia Tuesday

April 5th, 2011 by Cobwebs

(No prizes, but if you can answer them all without googling you get bragging rights.)

  1. In this famous short story by H.P. Lovecraft, a meteorite brings some strange “thing” to Earth which lays waste to a farm and drives the farmer and his family mad. Is it:
    A) The Green Meadow
    B) The Horror at Red Hook
    C) The Colour Out of Space
    D) The Doom That Came to Sarnath
    E) The Lurking Fear
  2. The novel Bone Song tells the story of Tristopolis, a city where death is worshipped and where dead things provide the energy used to power the city. Who is its author, better known for his “Nulapeiron” series?
  3. Roger Zelazny’s A Night in the Lonesome October tells of a struggle to keep the Great Old Ones from coming through a portal, and is narrated by Snuff, a dog who is the companion to what famous murderer?
  4. In this alternate-history novel by Kim Newman, Dracula has escaped Van Helsing and married the widowed Queen Victoria. A fictional laundry list of characters, from Dr. Fu Manchu to Allan Quatermain, make an appearance.
  5. Deacon Brodie, a respectable Edinburgh city councillor by day and burglar by night, inspired what Victorian monster?
  6. Jim Butcher writes a series of novels about the only wizard in the Chicago phone book. What is the wizard’s name?
  7. Dr. Frank N. Furter is from the planet Transexual in what galaxy?
  8. In the Peter F. Hamilton series known as “The Night’s Dawn Trilogy,” a rift has opened and the dead are escaping into our realm. Name any of the books in the trilogy.
  9. Kang and Kodos, the aliens who appear in the Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween specials, are based on creatures from which 1950’s B movie?
    A) Watch the Skies!
    B) The Astounding She-Monster
    C) Escape from Jupiter
    D) The Robot of Regalio
    E) The Atomic Submarine
  10. In The Exorcist, Regan began a relationship though the ouija board with what was thought to be just an imaginary friend. What was the name of this so-called friend?

(Answers below the fold)

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