For those of you still scratching your heads over Friday’s anagrams (or, indeed, over why allegedly grown adults would spend their time creating such a thing), here are the answers:
Mash the Demon! Die! is an anagram of the very first Hugo-winner, Alfred Bester‘s The Demolished Man Edit: No, it isn’t. As pointed our by the eagle-eyed Robin Chapman (thank you, Robin. We’re glad somebody’s reading this blog!), there’s the small matter of THIS BEING COMPLETELY WRONG! Sorry.
Wet near herd is Fritz Leiber‘s The Wanderer
Lo! Rude bats! is the little-known working title for Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
Nude is the most transparent of all classic SF anagrams; Frank Herbert‘s Dune, of course
I can go dreams, rather appropriately, is Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods
Deranges me is an anagram of Ender’s Game
Hone new quest rearranges into The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
The ghost of no gin today is what you get from shaking up Connie Willis‘s 1990 Hugo-winner To Say Nothing of the Dog
So now you know. And we bet your lives are richer for it. Or . . . you know . . . not.