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Joint SFF/Arqade Topic Challenge: The Elder Scrolls (August 2021)

List of SFF questions posted as part of this topic challenge What is CHIM, and how does it relate to the ludonarrative aspects of the Elder Scrolls games? by nick012000, 21/08/2021. add entries in ...
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December 2021 topic challenge: Elizabeth Moon

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge In "The Deed of Paksenarrion", what race is the Kuakgan? by Basya, 16/12/2021. Why is killing a snowcat considered to be "...
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June 2021 Topic Challenge: Thaddeus Howze stories

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Why is the protagonist of "Shortsighted" named Calvin Hobbes? by SQB, 01/06/2021 When is "An Uncivil War in America" ...
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Announcing a Topic Challenge program for SFF.SE

List of completed topic challenges January 2021: Isaac Asimov, informally proposed by Infinity Milestone. February 2021: Hal Clement, formally proposed by b_jonas. March 2021: Cornelia Funke, ...
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July 2021 Topic Challenge: Rivers of London

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge How do all the short stories and graphic novels fit into the Rivers of London Timeline by Jontia, 04/07/2021. How big is the magical ...
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Green Arrow 80th Anniversary 4-week challenge!

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Has the Green Arrow gone on a different planet? by codeczar, 03/07/2021 ... add entries in the form https://scifi.stackexchange.com/...
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January 2022 topic challenge: Walter M. Miller Jr

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Fiat Voluntas Tua — Are Mrs. Grales & Rachel allegorical characters for Mary and Jesus? by Silly but True, 01/01/2022 What is the ...
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November 2021 topic challenge: Samuel R. Delany

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge In Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren, what catastrophe befell the city of Bellona? by Silly but True, 01/11/2021. Is Samuel R. Delany’s Wonder ...
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May 2021 Topic Challenge: Margaret St. Clair

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge What does PE&G stand for, and does it connect with Mazda's name? by Rand al'Thor, 02/05/2021. Meaning of acronym UNBI by Clara ...
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April 2021 Topic Challenge: David Weber (Honorverse)

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Did Weber base People's Republic of Haven on post-revolution France? by DVK-on-Ahch-To, 05/04/2021. Did the Troll intend UK-Argentine ...
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March 2021 Topic Challenge: Cornelia Funke

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Was there any "official" word on the Inkheart film trilogy? by Skooba, 10/03/2021 Why is Death "the Great Shape-Changer&...
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Announcing a Topic Challenge program for SFF.SE

All sounds good to me, great to hear this is going forward! One thing though that I don't want you to rule out, out of hand (which you are doing) is topic challenges on popular works. Take the MCU for ...
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Final Space final-space Taking a bit of a break from the norm here of book suggestions. Final Space is an excellent science fiction TV series currently with the third season airing. It is available to ...
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January 2021 Topic Challenge: Isaac Asimov

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge When was the origin of the "Nightfall" quotation found? by Clara Diaz Sanchez, 03/01/2021. Is Gregory Laborian a fictionalised ...
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February 2022 topic challenge: R. A. Lafferty (held jointly with Literature SE)

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Cover art on Lafferty's collection Nine Hundred Grandmothers by user14111, 02/02/2022. add entries in the form https://scifi....
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October 2021 Topic Challenge: Gene Wolfe

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Is the Sante Croix officer actually Number Five's brother? by Rand al'Thor, 03/10/2021. How clear is the geographical setting of the ...
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July 2022 Topic Challenge: Nnedi Okorafor

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge What is the source of the chittim? by Adamant, 09/07/2022 How is Remote Control connected to Ginen? by Adamant, 09/07/2022 What were the ...
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John G. Hemry a.k.a. Jack Campbell An american author of military science fiction novels. Drawing on his experience as a retired United States Navy officer, he has written the Stark's War and Paul ...
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Nathan Lowell Lowell has written a 6-book SF series that focuses on space trading rather than wars or space navies. This is the "Share" series: Quarter Share, Half Share, Full Share, Double ...
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The Deryni series by Katherine Kurtz This is a very well done set of historical fantasy. There are five trilogies and assorted other works. There are only nine mentions of "Deryni" on this ...
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April 2022 topic challenge: Neverwhere

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Differences between BBC TV serial and novel of Neverwhere by Clara Diaz Sanchez, 01/04/2022. How did Hunter save Richard's life three ...
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May 2022 topic challenge: Cliff McNish

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge To what extent Is Rachel in The Doomspell based on the author's real life daughter? by Showsni, 20/05/2022. add entries in the form ...
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June 2022 topic challenge: Naomi Novik

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge add entries in the form https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/<question-ID> by [username](https://scifi.stackexchange.com/users/&...
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Darren Shan This award-winning Irish author has written a lot of young-adult books and series, mostly in the horror side of speculative fiction. They include: The Saga of Darren Shan, a series of 12 ...
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February 2021 Topic Challenge: Hal Clement

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Who are all the characters in Hal Clement's "Hot Planet"? by Rand al'Thor, 01/02/2021. Why was the ship named Albireo in Hal ...
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Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series. I currently have asked all the questions with the tag, and I believe Adamant has answered them all. Other works of his as well are rich in lore. I would propose ...
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Ambergris Jeff VanderMeer's weird saga of the really weird city Ambergris, a city of saints and madmen, as depicted in the novella Dradin, in Love, the novels Shriek: An Afterword and Finch: A Novel, ...
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Patricia McKillip McKillip is not a prolific writer - only 25 novels and 4 collections over a career of nearly 50 years (so far) - but a very good one. Many people have heard of The Riddle-Master of ...
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Janni Lee Simner Author of several young adult fantasy novels (the Bones of Faerie post-apocalyptic fantasy trilogy and Thief Eyes, Icelandic fantasy saga), and some for younger children, as well as ...
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March 2022 topic challenge: L. E. Modesitt Jr

List of all questions posted as part of this topic challenge Do any of L.E. Modesitt's worlds cross over? by Bobson, 14/03/2022. Is there a definitive Recluce timeline? by Bobson, 21/03/2022. Both ...

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