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What book is about a planet of feline humans?

Does anyone know the title of a book about a planet with cat-like people who call themselves humans, and they keep humans as slaves/pets? They live in the shadow of a planetary ring and eventually ...
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Haunted television set summons zombies from nearby graves

I watched the Goosebumps movie tonight with my son and I started feeling nostalgic about other books (not in the Goosebumps series) that I read when I was a kid. I've been scouring Google looking for ...
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Looking for a sci-fi book title about subterranean travel into the earth with a rocket

I'm trying to find the title of a youth sci-fi book about subterranean travel into the earth with a one-man rocket. Perhaps published in the 60's or 50's. The story follows one man traveling through ...
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Is there a movie that is based on or very similar to Robert Heinlein's “Tunnel in the Sky”? [on hold]

One book that I've always wished there was a good movie for, was Robert Heinlein's "Tunnel in the Sky". I really loved that book when I read it as a teen. I was just wondering if there was ever a ...
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Book Series for MG/Children - About Kind/Gentle Alien Professor/Engineer Working in Basement Laboratory

A Series of Books for Children / MG Read in 1977 / 5th grade Main character is a kind/gentle/smart alien professor/engineer doing experiments in his basement laboratory… solving mysteries, I think ...
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Help identifying a story about a modern soldier serving reborn egyptian gods

I remember reading a novel when I was a child about a present day soldier, who I believe was a member of the SAS serving reborn egyptian gods who through guile overthrew all major religions. There ...
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I'm looking for a fantasy book about a princess with silver skin.

Her family is murdered and she has to hide. One of the big plot points of the book was about how the kingdom had no birds due to a curse being placed on it by one of her ancestors. I can't remember ...
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What's the “great catastrophe” in Asimov's books?

What is the great catastrophe in Asimov's books? I'd also like to know where you found out what it is. I've read his collection of short stories, and it's not mentioned what this catastrophe was. Or ...
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Looking for fantasy book series from last 10-15 years

I'm looking for a book series that I read at least 10-15 years ago. It was definitely a series as I finished one book but lost track of it whilst waiting for the next book to come out. I'm sorry, I ...
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Fantasy book cover with tree trunk and boy with skin like tree bark

My fiance says she read a fantasy book in seventh grade, but can't remember the author or much of storyline. She says the book cover was of a tree trunk in slight shadow and also a boy with skin like ...
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Star Wars book involving lost fleet of Clone Troopers

I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read back in the 90's about the discovery and recovery of a fleet of ships full of clone troopers that went missing during the clone wars. The tension was ...
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A fantasy book series about a boy leaving his farm and becoming a scout for an army

I read a couple of these years ago and I am trying to remember the name of the series. The first half of the series is about the boy and the second half is about his daughter I believe. The kid had ...
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looking for a science fiction children's book

I’m looking for a children's book I read when I was aged five or six (we're talking the late 1970's/early 1980's). It was a book in the school library, hard backed, about fifteen pages and nicely ...
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Title of a book about a girl with magic?

I remember that there is a book about a girl who had magical abilities, it's been so long that I don't fully remember it. There was some points of the book that the girl was kinda flying and no one ...
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Series of books with a flood and a creature masquerading as a woman

I don't remember the author or title, but the story is set down south. One day there was a flood and a new woman showed up. She got involved with the matriarch's son. Turns out she is a creature that ...
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Book where boy who doesn't have magic but everyone else does

I remembered reading a book about this boy. He doesn't have magic, while everyone does. His uncle is a famous wizard, and helps him get into a wizard school. Later on, it was revealed that the boy ...
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Book about boy who suddenly attains powers, goes to school for kids with powers

There is a book about a boy who gains powers all of a sudden. He goes to a special school, and he meets people who have other types of powers; for instance, one of his friends had perfect photographic ...
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Searching for a book about a father and son who are both archers [closed]

So, the book is about two boys. In the first chapter it's perspective is on one of the boys, then the next chapter is in the perspective of the other boy, and so on. One is a peasant whose father ...
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Please help me remember book about children and stones that possessed power

It's a children's book, there was a group of children (who I think were running away from a man) and these kids were able to 'listen' to stones. And then there was this other child, a girl. She ...
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Possibly 80's scifi/fantasy book about tattooed courtesans and a memory potion

I remember there being two girls, in their early twenties, maybe. They are from Earth, but somehow (drawing a blank) end up in another world. In a Wizard of Oz style, they must reach the realm's giant ...
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Identify fantasy series with people having traits of different animals

There was this book I read in 2008 - 2009 (series? single novel? not sure). I did not complete it then, so I vaguely remember very few details, please bear with me. People seemed to be divided into ...
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Young adult/children's fantasy trilogy set in an Oregon forest

Searching for a book I heard mentioned in the Stuff You Should Know podcast (How the Grimm Brothers Worked). They didn't enunciate very clearly, so all I could pick up was that it was recent, by an ...
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Book name - Boy goes to an observatory to join a group of scientists looking for aliens

I read a book when I was younger that I can't remember the title or the name of the author. The book was a part of a collection for kids and young teenagers. The book must have between 60 and 100 ...
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Looking to identify a book, probably sci fi,possibly Russian/Soviet author, mentioned cosmic flu

I'm trying to identify a book I read as a kid ( born in 1977) where one of the characters mentions having /getting the cosmic flu which he/she describes as "feeling that everyone around you hates you ...
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What is the cover of the Ender's Game depicting? [duplicate]

I'm asking about the main cover used by the novel (found on most of the 1985 and 1991 editions), not about the movie tie-in cover. The four individual items that I notice: The planet (Earth? Bugger ...
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Looking for title and author: fantasy, shapeshifting thief, sorceress

Pretty sure this book was fantasy, rather than sci-fi. Probably late 70s early 80s. I remember: The world is made up of separate chunks, islands floating in space, each following a specific path that ...
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What the name of this book? Main character at relative's apartment, becomes leader of gargoyles

All I can remember is the main character (not sure if male or female) is at a relative's apartment (I believe gramma) and the only part I can remember is finding gargoyles in the apartment and then ...
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Looking for fantasy book with a magic tree that picks one person to talk to while it is dying and letting evil back into the world

I know it's not much to go on, as I read this book probably close to 7-9 years ago. Here's my best synopsis of what I remember. It is also part of a series, if that helps. There is a magical tree ...
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Book about a kid who fakes his way into a super hero only school by saying that his power was being lucky

A few years back I read a book about a male teenager who trained under an old man in the ways of being a superhero. The teenager really wanted to go to a special school for superheroes, but they only ...
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Fantasy book about purple pain-stealing crystals

It about somebody who has these crystals that can steal and transfer pain, and I believe they are purple. For example, if somebody had a broken finger the crystal could take it from the person who ...
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I need help finding a book about Ganymede!

I remember reading a book in primary school about children going to Ganymede but I can't remember what it's called at all. I can't remember much about the book; I seem to remember that the children ...
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Why is the second book in the 5th Wave series called The Infinite Sea?

I've always wondered why Rick Yancey called the second book in the 5th wave series The Infinite Sea. The first one, The 5th Wave, and the last one, The Last Star, I understand; but if anyone knows I ...
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Which Goosebumps books were ghostwritten?

Including spin-offs and sequels, there are nearly 160 Goosebumps books. Just about all of them are claimed to have been written by R. L. Stine. However, Wikipedia states that the Give Yourself ...
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Looking for young adult fantasy series

There was a book I read in middle school and I cannot figure out what it is for the life of me. It's a fantasy book that is probably targeted at teenagers. I believe it was a series of books. I ...
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Box containing hive of insectoid aliens alters boy's experience of time

I have a very fond memory of a book that I read at some point in elementary school. It may have been classified as young adult or adult, I'm not sure. All I can remember about it is that it revolves ...
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Trying to find two different books I read when I was younger [closed]

First book: Cadets are trained on another planet, and then using alien technology are modified, They can move really fast and the last group of cadets that went through the training malfunctioned. ...
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The Purple Planet

Ok. I read my first Sci Fi book sometime between 1961 and 1964. Hard back from the school library. It was about earth astronuts visiting a planet that was all shades of purple. It included a sea with ...
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Help Finding a Childs Book back in the 80's or Early 90's

It involved a group of children who were also monsters. The book had a background story where they were talking about a bad movie that was about a severed hand that was going around attacking people ...
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Can't remember book title. Need help

I'm looking for the title to a fantasy book. It's main character name is Crystal and she has seven goddesses within her. Her companion is Death and at the end of the book she ascends into the heavens ...
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Looking for title and author of book where gun powder explodes

Like the title says I'm looking for title and author of a book where gun powder explodes. I read it sometime ago (15-20 years) The story starts in a university where they are testing a machine. When ...
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Young Adult Science Fiction Story Identification: Arm Regeneration in a Nuclear Dystopia

I read this young adult novel in 2002, but I remember that the book from the library had some wear and tear, so it could have been published in the 1990s. It's been some time, but I will try to give ...
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Looking for an old fantasy short story and novel DAW?

Here we go with a very long shot. First post. I am thinking this was on DAW, but could have been TOR. Pretty sure it wasn't DelRey. OK, so the story is about an intrepid adventurer who has been to ...
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In which Star Wars book did Mara Jade and Lando Calrissian go on the mission to find Jorj Car'das as referenced in the “Hand of Thrawn” duology?

There are so many references to the occasion in the duology that it makes me think it had to have been written about. It's mentioned to have taken place six years before the events of Timothy Zahn's ...
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Post-apocalyptic novel series with female main protagonist who uses a bow and arrow

Sometime in the 1980s I read a series that took place in the States just before the bombs fall, and then continues as these youths (I think it's two guys and a girl) start exploring what is left of ...
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Seeking a 1970s (or earlier) novel involving time-travel and ecological conservation

Asking on behalf of a friend of an acquaintance via another site :-) Seeking a 1970s (or earlier) novel involving time-travel and ecological conservation. From description provided: It ...
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Trying to find a book about a forest that absorbs people

Help everyone. I'm trying to find a book I read in the early 90's at school. It wasn't a class study, just a book I stumbled upon in the library. The only issue is I recall very little about it. I ...
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Title of 2 books about 2 different alien species who are fighting for earth

A while back me and my best friend found 2 books about 2 completely different alien species who want to take over the earth and who are fighting for it. The catch? Each book was told as the ...
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Please Help: Sci-fi book set in Australia

I'm trying to locate the title and author of a book I read, the plot is something like this: In the future / alternate reality A young programmer works for a corporation and he hates it - longs for ...
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Book about two feuding brothers

I remember one brother was blonde and the other was dark haired. They got transported to a different world or place Somehow and the blonde one started hunting down his brother later. The dark haired ...
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Sci-fi novel with a rogue gas giant and 'razor bird'

It's one I read a long time ago. I remember a few choice details: It was about a scientific expedition surveying the death of a planet by gravitational destruction. A rogue gas giant is ripping the ...