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Story about Moon being hit by an Asteroid and causing Freezing on Earth

A while back I read a book with following plot line: It was about the moon being hit by an asteroid which caused it to move closer the the Earth causing a massive freeze. The book follows the ...
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Aliens put a dome over New York and transport the city to their ship

I am trying to identify a book I read around 5 years ago. It was about a mysterious dome that covers New York City. After the dome envelops the city the whole thing is transported to an alien ship....
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Book trilogy about twins in a walled city where people are sorted by intelligence [duplicate]

I remember reading this great trilogy series about 10-15 years ago. It's about a family living in a dystopian walled city where people are sorted and classed by their intelligence. The protagonists ...
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Story Identification: Book about a man traveling in three worlds on an adventure

Read this book about 20+ years ago: Not sure what genre, perhaps YA fantasy, even though it was about a middle-aged and childless gentleman who lived alone and loved reading children's stories. From ...
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Identify this book about a group of people that get stuck inside a cave and develop a community inside it

I really don't remember almost anything and I believe this is my best chance to find this book. It was like a school vacation to the forest and with a cave exploration but something happens and they ...
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Science Fiction, Looking for an old book

I read this book at least ten years ago. Any help identifying it would be appreciated. Characters are teleported to an artificial world where each take over the mind of a different species. I ...
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Who wins the war in the Damned series by Alan Dean Foster?

Remember reading the first never the sequels always wanted to know how it ended, please.
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Children or Young Adult Fantasy Story

I'm currently on the lookout for a book that my boyfriend read while he was in primary school, he started in 1999, and it was in their school library, so he might have read it around 2006-2007, ...
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Young Adult Sci Fi Book - Girl goes to “academy”

I read a dystopian young adult book series a few years ago that I want to identify. The setting is in a war / natural disaster-torn Earth (the people there are taught that the earth caused the natural ...
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Colony of kids raised by robots surpasses earth society

Read a science fiction story in 60s-70s. Involved a planet colonized by humans brought there as embryos and raised by robots. They loose contact with earth that is militarized and sends US ship ship ...
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Teen accidentally summons evil wizard with missing grandfather's stuff

I'm looking for a book that I read in the early 1990s. I can't remember if it was a trilogy or just a single book but it starts off with a teen girl and her friends. Her grandfather mysteriously ...
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Is the continuity described in the illustration captions to the book “Space Wars: Worlds & Weapons”, or something similar, described anywhere else?

One of my favorite books growing up was "Space Wars: Worlds & Weapons", not so much the text, but the captions to the classic sci-fi art describing a vast and ancient galactic civilization. I ...
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Book series about a boy who learns from an elf that he has magic

Can you help me identify a book series about a boy who doesn't know he has magic. A little elf tells him he has magic and that his dreams are real. I can't seem to remember the name and I've looked ...
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How did Winter Celchu acquire her perfect memory?

Winter, princess Leia's aide/assistant in the Thrawn trilogy, has "perfect holographic and audiographic memory", and that plays a small role in several points of the story, but it's never explained ...
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Book about boy who mistakes glue for treacle [closed]

I remember reading a book when I was younger, and I loved it. I've been trying to find it for ages, and have had no luck. From what I remember, the cover is possibly blue. It is about a boy who is ...
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Was “Jose Chung's From Outer Space” based on a real book?

One of my favorite TV episodes of any show of all time was XFiles Season 3 Jose Chung's From Outer Space. Is the book from said episode based on a real book?
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Help me find this Fantasy book about a girl and her female mentor

So I read this book on Wattpad, but I remember it also being a published book. I remember it being about a girl who is a huntress in training and lives with other huntresses. It's custom for the ...
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Fantasy Book with color coded districts and underground school

I'm trying to find a book that a friend read when she was at school but can't remember the name. It has an underground school and they can travel to different worlds. There were different districts ...
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Help finding a passage from one of the Ender Wiggin books

In one of the books in the Ender Wiggin series, a character is using a computer that is dynamically changing to accommodate his physical disabilities. The passage describes in some detail how the ...
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Looking for book female warrior — protagonist

I read this in v late 80s or very early 90s the cover showed a huge woman in chain mail with an equally large horse -- the colors were all silver and grey. She was some sort of German or Swiss type. ...
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Book about a small world which wants to communicate with a large one (humans?) on different time scales [duplicate]

I am looking for a book which tells the story of two worlds. One of the worlds is very small and the other is very large (relatively to each other). The large one was I think populated with humans. ...
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Prescient story about proto-hipsters

I remember a short story which at the time (late eighties is when I read it) seemed most absurd, but which in a few decades has become prescient: a world where people in the old generation were ...
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Boy on cross-country team who can push thoughts into others’ minds

I'm looking for a book. I have only read the first one hundred pages of the book and have not finished it and I am hoping to find the title of this book so I can buy it and see how it ends. From what ...
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Series of books about a female wolf/alien

So years ago when I was in middle school my friend handed me a VERY thick small print paper back book and said "here, read this". So I did. And I loved it. I read the rest of the books in the series (...
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Looking for title/author of a short story about sailors dying of thirst who enter another world

I am looking for one particular short story that was in an anthology of sci-fi from the 1960s or 1970s. The title of the story may have been "The Village Green" or something like that. In it, a group ...
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Looking for a paperback black/white ghost story anthology kids/young teens book from the 70's/80's

I am looking for this one particular paper-back book that I found at a local Book Traders as a kid (way back, must have been early 90s). One of the things I distinctly remember about the front cover ...
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Help Finding a Fantasy (I think) novel - It Had A Snake eating its Tail on the Cover

Never fear I can in fact remember more about it than that! The cover was black and it had a silver snake eating its own tail on the cover. The book was about a boy who is hired by a company to travel (...
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W40k book about Tyranids and astartes

I'm trying to find a specific W40k book. I remember reading a snippet in white dwarf a long time ago. It was from the perspective of imperial guard stationed on a farm planet and Tyranids were ...
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Looking for a story about Children being tested and 'placed' in their careers

I remember reading this book/story, maybe 25-30 years ago It was a story about a society that had their children tested for aptitude. Whatever they scored well in determined what they should study ...
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A boy that made friends with a cave boy

I'm looking for a book we read in high school. I have no rememberance of the name but the front cover was something like a tiny hand with long black nails holding a red apple. It was about a cave boy ...
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Has the name Althus been used before in a Fantasy series? [closed]

Not sure if this question is ok here or not but... I am writing a fantasy novel and I have named my main character Althus and I am just wanting to make sure that it has not been used before... ...
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What is the name of this book about Earth becoming a second class planet to Starhome?

The main character of this book was employed by the governments 'alien management' department and the plot of the book centered around terrorist threats to the place where aliens with enviromental ...
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I'm looking for a book about inter dimensional travel

My teacher back in primary read the class a book about an orphan boy that somehow gets like a ticket or something to go test a game by a famous video game maker. There are several kids there, that the ...
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Fantasy novel about an acolyte who leaves his sect, and learns about the city surronding it

I read the series when I was younger. It's about a young man who is forced to leave his sect behind and journey out into the city. He is described as with a pale complexion due to his whole life ...
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In “Partials” by Dan Wells, which one of the scouts is a Partial?

I'm not sure if any of you have read the Partials series by Dan Wells (It's an excellent book series that deserves more attention then it has gotten) but if you have maybe you can help me. In the ...
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Trying to find out the title of a sci-fi book where characters filter sensations through animals

I'm trying to remember the title/author of a book. I'll try to provide as many details as I can. I remember this character who had some kind of digital socket in his brain. He could not only record/...
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Can someone identify the story that starts out “First, I killed the dwarf…”

...or something like that. He's on a prison planet in a mining camp, and they don't feed them enough to have the energy to escape. So he kills the dwarf because it takes the least amount of energy. ...
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Novel featuring strange attractor and quest to find his father's spaceship

Its a science fiction novel from the 90s. A man, down on his luck, trying to find the great spaceship his father captained. He has his father's pistol, which had something special about it - maybe the ...
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Lizard Alien and Cadet Boy

I'm trying to find the book that is about a boy and a lizard-alien. The lizard-alien can only survive if it lives on the skin of its host as a tattoo and can only be away from its host for a set ...
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I'm looking for a summary (chronological events) of the first two books of the paratwa saga

I am about to read the third book of the Paratwa saga, written by C. Hinz. The problem is that I've read the first two books loooong ago, and I do not remember the whole story. Anyone knows where I ...
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What book had a robot going around the galaxy, making other robots?

I remember getting recommended a book about a robot travelling around the galaxy making other robots. However, I never had a chance to read and have now forgotten its title. My recollection is ...
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Kids' book about what life will be like for a kid in the year 3000

So in this book it talks about what life will be like in the year 3000. They talk about how animals will be able to talk using special collars and hoverboard parks, they also talked about how ...
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Earth occupation/invasion book I read in the 90s

I remember a TON of details, but I can't for the life of me find the title of this book. The story takes place during Earth's occupation by a race of red-skinned, black-eyed, three-fingered aliens, ...
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Story identification: late 80s book where protagonist earns living from what nowadays we'd call microtransactions on articles he's written online

I know this seems way ahead of its time but I definitely read this in the late 80s/ early 90s. He rarely left his apartment and something he wrote went viral & earned him loads.
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Fantasy novel series with male protagonist, alternate world, winning hand in marriage, starting a magic school

I probably read this series through Kindle Unlimited. A young man wakes up and discovers that he is in an alternative world with magic. He also has magic powers himself. Fairly soon, he arrives at a ...
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A book I read about a girl whose paintings could make the future happen

About six years ago (but probably the book itself is older) I read a book for children (probably but not surely), fantasy genre. I read it in Italian, but think the original language was Spanish since ...
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Looking for 90s/2000s teen fantasy book about kids pulled into an RPG

The book was about kids who did a role playing game every summer. They are separated for a summer and somehow fall into the game/world they created. The first one falls into the world through a bush ...
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In what order should I read the Dragonlance trilogies? [duplicate]

Recently I have finished the Chronicles trilogy by Margaret Wise and Tracy Hickman. I tried to find the Trilogy that comes after Chronicles, but the library didn't know. What is the correct reading ...
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Short stories I read between 1979 and 1983: wandering warrior in a desert

I am looking for a science fiction and fantasy book that I read between 1979 and 1983 that featured short stories set in a desert that featured a wandering warrior, whose name begins with an "A", I ...
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1970's book about a flooded Earth by aliens, floating cities and pirates that patrol the waters

I read a book back probably in the 1970's that had to do with Earth having been flooded by alien off-worlders who then subsequently left...to return at a later date. The story starts off with a young ...