College Championship Rerun: 8-15-17 Quarterfinal No. 2

Today’s Jeopardy match originally aired on February 14, 2016. It was the second quarterfinal of the 2017 College Championship. The players were: Jennifer Katz, Viraj Mehta and Hannah Whisnant.


There’s a list of clues over here with a category from each round from this match. Here are 3 clues from the SCI-FI BOOKS category (the other 2 are on the recap):

$200: The “hard rain” in Neal Stephenson’s “Seveneves” comes from this natural satellite that’s broken up & falling to Earth bit by bit

$400: This Max Brooks novel tells of the drug Phalanx, which failed to stop the undead hordes

$800: Thomas in this James Dashner sci-fi book awakens being “jerked upward like an old lift in a mine shaft”

Coincidentally, there was a SCI-FI BOOKS in the very last match of the 2016 College Championship, a year earlier on 2/12/2016.

$200: Cory Doctorow’s “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom” is a futuristic tale about attempts to make this Orlando park virtual

$400: Connie Willis’ “Blackout” tells of time-traveling historians visiting this world capital during the Blitz

$600: Plural title of a John Scalzi novel inspired not by idle freshman athletes but by doomed crewmen on “Star Trek”

$800: To win a big prize, the hero of “Ready Player One” must play virtual arcade games, like this one with rideable ostriches

$1000: An anthology edited by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer is titled this genre that takes sci-fi back to Victorian times

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