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Friday Poll: Choose your own SF adventure
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As reported by the BBC: A cloud of pollen has coated cars and homes across a huge stretch of the east of England in a film of yellow dust.

Poll #727422 Choose your own SF adventure

The Author

John Wyndham
25(62.5%)
John Christopher
3(7.5%)
Jeff Noon
8(20.0%)
Guy N. Smith
3(7.5%)
John Sladek
1(2.5%)

Plot Outline

Pollen dramatically increases human longevity, leading to a Malthusian catastrophe, food riots, and the extinction of the human race.
7(17.5%)
Pollen reduces human fertility, leading to extinction.
10(25.0%)
Pollen increases human fertility, creating strange human/dog/robot crossbreeds and an inexplicable demand for feathers.
9(22.5%)
Pollen brings the recently deceased back to live, forcing the last remnants of humanity to hide from bands of marauding zombies and giant crabs.
7(17.5%)
Pollen is actually very small, self-replicating machinery. Grey goo eats humanity.
7(17.5%)

How does it end?

Bang
7(17.5%)
Whimper
14(35.0%)
Rapture
7(17.5%)
Why does everyone assume that the Cosy Catastrophe is synonymous with British SF?
12(30.0%)

Ticky?

Box
7(18.9%)
not(Box)
2(5.4%)
Shouldn't these be radio buttons?
14(37.8%)

(inspired by robstras)


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Click, click, clickety-click.

We have it easy compared to Muscovites, who thanks to Stalin's misguided ideas of urban planning are blessed with a plague of fine fluffy white dust that covers everything in an unpleasant film of off-white shit every spring, courtesy of the immense numbers of female poplars planted back in the old days.

Google for pukh.

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