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Two spacecraft pilots travel at light speed, meet back on Earth in different era due to time dilation

I've been looking for the name of a sci-fi romance book about space travel but haven't been successful so far. I came across it a few years ago, read the plot on its back cover but didn't read the ...
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Name of author who wrote books for pre-teens and teens about “classic” sci-fi and horror movies

I had two books by this author back in the 1980s when I was a teenager. Both books were pretty thin paperbacks (no more than 100 or so pages). One book was about science fiction movies, mostly from ...
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Grimm Fairy Tales

I have recently gotten into the Zenoscope Grimm Fairy Tales. I have read 1-12 of the trade paper backs, the Dream Eater saga, and Myths and Legends. However, as I'm reading, I'm noticing the order ...
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Fiction series where each book takes place in a new world

I'm looking for a series I read as a teen where each book takes place in a new 'world'; the only two I remember are I think the 4th and 5th books where one takes place in a city on the water and one ...
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Book (or book series) about huge spaceship that feels like a space Noah's Ark sort of thing?

My aunt loves sci fi books and when I was young, she would tell me the stories. There was one with this sort of plot: There was a HUGE spaceship that held 2 exemplars of all species in the entire ...
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Dystopian world where the cities were built miles above planet's surface

I am trying to locate a book from the 1970s/80s that I started but never finished when I was a kid. All I can remember is that it was set in a dystopian world where the cities were built miles and ...
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Does Dan A. ever explain Gaunts Ghosts continuity flaws

The Gaunt Ghosts books now span over a decade and beside the books there are countles short stories, spinoff books etc. Does Dan Abnett ever explain some of the flaws in the books or does he just fix ...
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What's the name of the book where a girl is built into a spacecraft?

There was a sci-fi book a book I saw about 10 years ago, that featured a society of people where (I think) some chose to become parts of spacecraft. I was very young at the time so i only remember ...
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Book with blob-like non-humanoid alien that fuses with human

Looking for a book I read a long time ago. These are the few things I remember from it, sadly can't remember the plot or any names. The aliens in the book are non-humanoid, like blobs. The alien ...
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Dying person is the last in his race of warriors, trying to find the people who killed his race [duplicate]

All I remember is a guy who is dying from some kind of radiation, and is trying to find and punish the murderer of his race. He is the last of his kind, and has extreme fighting training, and is one ...
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Sci-fi novel or short-story about clan society on another planet that lives by some sort of “zodiak circle”

There is a planet, inhabited by species just like humans, but they live in very isolated clans or tribes. This clans contact each other only to make interclan marriages. This marriages arranged by ...
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Are words necessary to perform Sorcery in the Belgariad?

In the Belgariad (and other works by Eddings within the same universe), is it always necessary to use spoken words to cast magic through the Will and the Word? Or is it possible to utilize it purely ...
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Novel where a kingdom is attacked by a gigantic shadow

I read a fantasy Book about 10 or so years ago that I really want to find again. I will try and list as much info as I can remember about the book. The Book had a medieval Tone. A kingdom is being ...
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What's the reason behind “Beep Beep Richie”?

In Stephen Kings "IT" the characters often say "Beep Beep Richie". At first I thought it was whenever Richie talked too much but there were other points in the book when It would be said to other ...
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What is the book where a man unlikely to survive is stranded on an alien planet with water under the earth in plants?

I read this old book when I was about 12 about a man who was least likely to survive but was stranded on an alien planet and had to copy the aliens who lived there to figure it out. The aliens were ...
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Story about a planet in a binary system

I remember a novel (or multiple novels?) set on a planet that is in a binary system. From time to time it is switching the orbit to the other sun, resulting in a long winter. The planet is inhabited ...
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Main character is a cyborg mercenary, possibly fights demons

Looking for a book that may have been part of a series, possibly based on an RPG, where the main character is a cyborg mercenary, who has been significantly reduced in height because of his cyborg ...
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Plants have reclaimed Earth, women are the dominant sex

I read a book in the 1970s that was on Earth and plants had reclaimed the land. It had creeper like plants that had reached the moon, oaks trapped its victims using cages so it could live off the ...
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Moon base, magnetic trap, and spider-like aliens in space

I read this book around 95-97, and I'm sure it was older than that. It was sci fi, the main character was a male who got vertigo while descending to the moon, and met a girl at the moon base. She had ...
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Does anyone remember reading about an egg factory? Looking for book(s) about shape-changing aliens from the 1970s or 1980s

This is tied in with the question I asked before about the polymorphs (or shape-changing aliens that had three basic stages: seedling, house, tutor) who let their seedlings live among humans. This ...
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High fantasy trilogy, protagonist is able to slow down time

Looking for the title of a fantasy trilogy, I only remember the cool part now as I read it a few years ago. The world is more or less medieval type (castles, knights and such) and the protagonist and ...
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Help me identify this book that uses cloning for space travel

I can't remember much, but hopefully this is specific enough to jar someone's memory. In this novel, the method of travelling to other planets involved something like cloning. The original person ...
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What made old Planeswalkers so powerful?

In Magic: The Gathering, Planeswalkers used to be incredibly powerful immortal beings before the Mending. They were naturally extremely powerful after awakening, without needing to form numerous mana ...
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What is this book about psychic juvenile delinquents?

I remember reading a book about six boys who were in juvie. One could read minds One could see the future One was telekinetic And the main character didn't initially realize it, but he could ...
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Telepath pretending to be in coma

I'm trying to remember a book title, wherein the main character pretends to be in a coma, and is a telepath. He travels the 'net with his mind and at one point, comes across a number of minds that are ...
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Girl is trapped in an alien zoo [duplicate]

The book starts out with a girl on a planet with her family (I think it's just her family there) and she goes out exploring. At some point she gets in to some kind of trap. She wakes up in a ...
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Male vampire hunter travels through dimensions to hunt down his enemy

In the story there's a female protagonist. She reads a book by a female author, she falls in love with the character in the book only to find out that he isn't just a character anymore but a part in ...
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Living rocks, sailing, goblin caves, a hero lost in time or space

I read a book when I was younger, that started off with a man directing a play. When it was over, he went to a party with his cast and came out of his drunken stupor in the lap of some woman, drunk ...
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Book where medical guinea pig can see monsters nobody else can see

I have a vague recollection of the plot but I can't remember the title of the book or the author. It was about a boy who was stuck being tested on. He had new chemical products tested on him. I ...
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Late 80's book about kids surviving on another planet without any supplies (not Tunnel in the Sky)

I have done lots of searching and never found it. This site pointed me to Tunnel in the Sky but that isn't it. I have very vague memories of the book and heck it might have been terrible but I know I ...
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Short story about aliens colonizing earth and introducing a drug

From what I recall aliens come to earth and gets the people addicted some kind of "drug" making everyone passive. Other details I remember are the Aliens live off of methane gas so everything smells ...
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Breaking Sky and the Main Character

Breaking Sky is a new book that came out in March. It is really good bit a little hard to understand. First, how did China become so great and the U.S. fall so fast? Second, does Pippin really die or ...
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Science fiction anthology, possibly called Monsters (or Creatures or Dragons)?

I am trying to recall an anthology of science fiction short stories I read about 15-20 years ago. It was called "Monsters" or something similar (could have been "Creatures" or "Dragons" or something ...
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Paper mache dragons that come to life

Looking for a young adult book I read in my high school library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, back in the early 1990's about a teenager who makes three dragons out of paper mache, and they come to life ...
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Does anyone know the title of a 1980s book/series about polymorphs?

Humans are in space. An alien race comes upon them. The aliens are single-celled, single-sexed creatures who can change their shapes and imitate other lifeforms including humans. They imitate them ...
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Story Identification: Novel in which aliens drain sun's energy

I read this book in my school's library and that was a long time ago. I will give my best to reproduce the important parts of it. Few scientists, while working on something in Antarctica observe that ...
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The “imperialism of consciousness” in God Emperor of Dune

In the SciFi book The God Emperor of Dune, near the end of the book Leto tells Moneo he knows what he fears. “Lord, if I lie … then I do not know it.” “That has the ring of truth. But I ...
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Looking for a Sci-Fi book that I read in the late 80's

(I know it's not the Ender's Games series) From what I remember, The book is about a young adult/teenager that is used to fight against enemy spaceships. They have him wear a 'space suit' that has ...
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Book where a boy awakes alone from stasis on a spaceship

There is a book about a boy who awoke in a spaceship from stasis, found that there was nobody there and all the toy animals crumble into dust when touched, and became friends with a robot. Later, he ...
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Person suspects someone of being a vampire but no one believes them

I'm looking for a book I read a few years ago, and I can't remember the name of it. It's about a person who works on a farm for money and suspects someone of being a vampire, but when they try to tell ...
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What is the suggested reading order for the Bolo series?

I have recently gotten some Bolo series books in pdf format but I can't figure out what is the order to read them. Some of the later ones seems to be missing the pages where this is usually written. I ...
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Ship crossing a void but turns back, captain continues on in smaller ship

I am trying to find the title of a book where the premise was a large ship crossing a void. It is similar to the question posed here: Trying to find a novel about a multigenerational ship crossing ...
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Pre-1950s book about a man trying to get past a machine with long arms

There is a machine inside a cave which has long arms and is very alert There is a man trying to get past the machine without being killed The book was most likely written pre 1950s
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Book ID: 70s-80s novel about boy that goes to a space academy [duplicate]

Random things I remember about the book: The boy is abducted from Earth to join an intergalactic space school or academy. I remember a scene near the beginning: he saw a young girl and was ...
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Book ID: Technology World vs Magic World in a multiverse setting

I'm searching for a book series (Sci-fi/fantasy) that could be from the 90's or later that I read a few years back, all I remember is the plot from the first book: Two worlds - one based in ...
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Interstellar humanity enslaved by lizard like aliens

What is the name of the book or author in which: The action for this book occurs on a human colony world, not Earth itself. Interstellar human civilization has been enslaved by an alien race. The ...
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Book from possibly 20 years ago, first of series?

Protagonists were current Earth residents (maybe rock band members??) who are transported to another universe. I believe written by duo authors. Not sure this is enough, but thanks if yes.
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Sci Fi Dystopia: people classified by color coded bloodlines

I'm remembering a book I read (possibly as long as 15 years ago but I have no real idea of when it was) about a dystopian society, possibly set in the future (sound familiar?). The book, if I recall ...
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Book with reptiles and a hole in the sky that eats souls

Years ago, I started reading a sci-fi/fantasy book that started with a bunch of people on some world dying in a war. There was this big hole in the sky that was eating people's souls and a reptile ...
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A solar-themed monster or creature [closed]

This is my first question on this stackexchange, so feel free to reprimand me if it does not adhere to local rules or informal standards. I am working on a project which involves researching and ...