Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange 10th Anniversary

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It may not be as prestigious as ” The First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence” but scifi.stackexchange.com is ten years old today. I was a late comer to the site, in that I joined 9 years and 10 months ago, instead of the full 10 years.

Back at the beginning was a different time. Not just because it was in the “before times.” When new sites launched back then there were promotions and giveaways. You could get actual physical prizes for participation, from comic books to DVD and BluRay box sets, to New York Comic Con passes

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SFF Stack Exchange is starting topic challenges

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A new year is beginning, and 2021 brings new change to SFF Stack Exchange. The site turns one decade old this month, on 11 January 2021, and its eleventh year is being marked with a new program of monthly topic challenges.

First up is the famous sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, the topic of the month for January 2021. SFF welcomes all (on-topic) questions about Asimov works during this month, and a list will be kept on meta. Bounties may be awarded at the end of the month.

For future months’ topics, a proposals thread is now open for suggestions on the meta site. Whichever answer gets most upvotes there by the end of January will become the February 2021 topic challenge.

All welcome to participate!

Ready Player Two

Ernist Cline’s sequel to Ready Player One picks up 10 days after the end of the first book. The first quarter of the book seems determined to make sure we hate Wade (the original protagonist), and that we feel the crushing hopelessness of the near future that he lives in. Despite their billions upon billions of dollars, the four co-owners of Gregarious Simulation Systems (GSS) are unable to solve any of the real world issues facing Earth.

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Highlights from 2020 3rd Quarter

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Top Question:

The highest voted question was “Why does Tony Stark not like being handed things?” asked by Baba Yaga and answered by TheLethalCarrot.


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Top Answer:

The highest answer (at 156) was to the question “What unit system does Middle-earth use?” asked by PNS and answered by LAK (beating the accepted answer by more than double).


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Top Viewed:

The top viewed question (at 19018 views) was “Identify all horror movies in this image?” asked by Jack B Nimble and answered by F1Krazy, Valorum, and the community.


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Bounties:

There were 20 bounties awarded for 6125 rep.

Controversial:

With 19 up-votes and 14 down-votes “What was the first story to offer a spaceship landing on an oceangoing vessel?” was the most controversial question of the quarter.

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