Thursday, June 10, 2021

"The Martian Obelisk" Translate Puzzle

 

Universal Translator Puzzle

The universal translator isn’t perfect. The letters in some of the words in the line below are mixed up. Rearrange the letters in these words to restore the original line from the story.



"The Martian Obelisk" by Linda Nagata

Calculations of the erosional rocef of the Martian wind led her to conclude that the iblokes would still be standing a hundred thousand years cheen and yilekl far gloren.




ANSWER

Calculations of the erosional force of the Martian wind led her to conclude that the obelisk would still be standing a hundred thousand years hence and likely far longer.

Monday, June 7, 2021

"Mars Abides" Translate Puzzle

 

Universal Translator Puzzle

The universal translator isn’t perfect. The letters in some of the words in the line below are mixed up. Rearrange the letters in these words to restore the original line from the story.



"Mars Abides" by Stephen Baxter

Heetr were no Martian ethet against which those tacic might have dedene to veleov protection.




ANSWER

There were no Martian teeth against which those cacti might have needed to evolve protection.

Friday, June 4, 2021

"Warmth of Calculus" Line Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle

From "By the Warmth of Their Calculus" by Tobias S. Buckell 

GO'L  TWLJ  OR  EWYT  W  "PWXF"  DPRGDT  MPTC  OPT KXGDT  GL  KWGF  IJ  LRETRCT  TZLT.

Substitute the letter P for K, but not K for P.




ANSWER

IT'S EASY TO MAKE A "HARD" CHOICE WHEN THE PRICE IS PAID BY SOMEONE ELSE.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

"The Martian Job" Translate Puzzle

 

Universal Translator Puzzle

The universal translator isn’t perfect. The letters in some of the words in the line below are mixed up. Rearrange the letters in these words to restore the original line from the story.



"The Martian Job" by Jaine Fenn

My tispoon for ginavel Mars were timelid, not salte by lack go snudf.




ANSWER

My options for leaving Mars were limited, not least by lack go funds.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

"Extracurricular Activities" Line Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle


EPJN  EJB  NPR  AXLYN  XU  ACNNLYS  J  AZLRBN  LY FPJZSR  XU  BRFCZLNI  LU  NPR  AZLRBN  FXCWGY'N ULSPN?

Substitute the letter P for A, but not A for P.




ANSWER

WHAT WAS THE POINT OF PUTTING A PRIEST IN CHARGE OF SECURITY IF THE PRIEST COULDN'T FIGHT?

Monday, May 31, 2021

"The Monoliths of Mars" Translate Puzzle

 

Universal Translator Puzzle

The universal translator isn’t perfect. The letters in some of the words in the line below are mixed up. Rearrange the letters in these words to restore the original line from the story.



"The Monoliths of Mars" by Paul McAuley

It’s etur that the monoliths are patterned on shoet featured in a snaytaf of alien intervention made at the dawn of capes levart.




ANSWER

It’s true that the monoliths are patterned on those featured in a fantasy of alien intervention made at the dawn of space travel.

Friday, May 28, 2021

"Jonas and the Fox" Line Puzzle

 

"Find the Story Line" Puzzle


PA'R  GUDA  CZAR  AUZB  TIMRR  AUZ  RADIR,  FMPWF SIMB  GMICY  AM  GMICY,  EMYJ  AM  EMYJ,  CPHZ  D YPRZDRZ.

Substitute the letter B for E, but not E for B.




ANSWER

IT'S WHAT LETS THEM CROSS THE STARS, GOING FROM WORLD TO WORLD, BODY TO BODY, LIKE A DISEASE.