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Halo reading order: can I start with the Kilo-Five trilogy?

I have Halo: Glasslands which is a part of the Kilo-Five trilogy.I know that Glasslands is set after the events of Halo 3 and Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, but is not a direct sequel to Ghosts of Onyx. I ...
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Book about time travel to the Eruption of Vesuvius era

I read this amazing book about time travel, where people seems to randomly travel back in time where: Main protagonists appear in or near Pompeii with memory loss. The book ends with the Eruption of ...
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YA Book, Read in the 90's, ballerina with a birthmark, man has always been watching her

I read this book in grade school in the 90's. It's a young adult book about a teenage girl. She's a ballerina and has a birthmark that signifies something. There is a male that has been watching ...
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Book where biological dust comes to Earth and causes havoc

I am looking for a science fiction book with a theme centered around an alien life form that sends a virus as a probe in space to look for life forms. This dust arrives at our planet and havoc ensues. ...
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Why was Benjen Stark visiting Winterfell?

Don't they have to quit their families when they join the Watch? Do such big houses have some privileges or something?
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Is there a sequel or prequel to Phillips Jose Farmers “The Unreasoning Mask”?

I have read this book some time ago and I never could find a sequel, prequel or any related titles. Does anyone know if any other books in this series exist or if there is a series at all?
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Why does Roose Bolton tell Theon how to pronounce My Lord?

In "A Dance With Dragons", Roose Bolton tells Theon Greyjoy that he should say "my lord" like there is mud in his mouth. I read the books in Turkish and this passage did not seem to translate well. ...
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Name of sci-fi book set in a distant future [duplicate]

Looking for a book where people were in a spaceship to another planet, and when they reached the surface someone on earth had developed a portal and stepped onto the planet at the same time, wearing a ...
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Book identification: time travel, own grave

I realise this isn't much to go on but any suggestions? Paperback book Written at least 10 years ago The main character is a woman She time travels There's a scene where she comes upon her own grave ...
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Fantasy series about a disabled protagonist

I've spent years trying to find this book series. I can't remember the name of the book I read, the author, or the characters, but I remember some key parts about the protagonist. I think he was an ...
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What is the origin of the name “Bolo”?

Keith Laumer's Bolo series features futuristic tanks named Bolos which possess artificial intelligence in later Marks. What is the origin of the name "Bolo"? Is it an acronym or abbreviation for a ...
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identify a book or series of books: far future humans in clan/military groups named after chess and other game pieces fight against aliens

Years ago when I was a teen I read a book that centered around bands of humans fighting against aliens of some kind in a apocalyptic setting. Each clan of humans was small and named after different ...
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Trying to remember book from childhood

I'm trying to remember the title to a book that I ready some time in the 80s I think. The only thing I have to go on is what the cover of the paperback looked like. I'll try to describe as much ...
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Maze Runner: Was Gally always himself?

Book ending spoiler alerts!! In the Maze Runner book, Gally runs into the maze after a Gathering is held between all of the Keepers. When Gally snapped in the Gathering, was he pissed off, or ...
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story identification - need help identifying 60's or 70's sci fi novel please

I got a stack of sci-fi books when I was a kid, around 1982. Some I remember: Childhood's End, World Out of Time, Venus on the Half Shell. But I've forgotten this one, about a kid who goes into some ...
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Book with space turtles (not TMNT!)

I remember my dad reading it when I was a kid and I read it as well. It's sci-fi book made in like 60's-90's it has these turtles from space. They were like regular turtles to begin with but they ...
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Looking for arms race critical story book about dragons

I read a book when I was a kid in the late 90s, but it maybe wasn't for kids. A boy gets transfered to another realm and I only remember they had a huge area of glass where some magicians had been ...
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Title/author of a novella about three youths who meld and oppose an unseen adult, pre-1973?

I'm looking for the title/author of a novella written at least before 1973. The story revolves around three youths (teens?) who "meld"?? Melding is some sort of process that the beings of the story ...
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Looking for a sci-fi book I read in the 90's

I think it was part of a series. One female character had hair that changed styles depending on her circumstances or moods. The characters traveled to different places (not time travel but some ...
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Q'thraaaa alien race in novel

Does anyone know a book which features an alien race called the Q'thraaa? It's probably from the 1980s. I don't have any other information for it but it's driving me mad!
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Book about a group of escaped prisoners with tattooed faces

I recall that it might have been the second book of a series it takes place in the future not sure if in our universe and there are robots who kill for the government (I think). Story of a group of ...
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Help Identifying a Sci-Fi Book: Humans transported to alien world and given tasks to escape

This is a book I read about a decade ago. It is a science fiction type book and I got it in the young adult section of my public library. It is a standalone book, not a short story or collection of ...
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Occult, Magic, and UFO Book set from 70-80s (I think) [closed]

A few years back I bought an encyclopedia-type book set from a book sale. Most of the books were about topics frequently used in science fiction and fantasy. After moving a while back, they were ...
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Book about 2 humanoid aliens stranded on Earth

First read this as a loan from Galashiels Public Library in 1970s. Basic plot: 2 humanoid aliens are stranded on Earth. The male becomes the subject of an investigation by a young female newspaper ...
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Help me find this book - I only remember the cover

So, I'm gonna do this because I really don't know what else to do.... Alright, so this is a fantasy book in the sense that a modern day girl/teenage girl is a witch - and that's basically all I ...
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Sci-Fi Book Ice Planet or something?

I try to remember a book I read in my teenager years (so 80's) that I thought was called ice planet but which I cannot find under that name. The story was told from the viewpoint of what we later ...
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Please help identify a sci fi novel about a man with 360 degree vision

I am trying to remember a book I read about 20 years ago. The protagonist was operated on, and had his eyes removed, and so appeared blind. But he had some kind of implant, that worked like sonar, ...
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Looking for a book series about a girl and her friends captured and sold as slaves

I'm trying to find the name of a book series I read about 10 years ago. It might be a children/young-adult series since I was fairly young. There is also a small chance it was written by a french ...
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Book about people living in giant hotels

I read this book 15 or so years ago and can't remember the title, although I think it had the word "Paradise" in it. It took place in the future and centered around a man who lived in a giant hotel ...
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A book about A Little Girl and Rabbits

So, this book was my favorite book when I was a kid, it was around 10-13 years ago. The story was about a little girl who ran out from her house and ran into a kind of forest and met some kind of ...
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Story Ident - Illustrated Children's Fantasy Book

As a child in the 80s, my aunt gave me an illustrated fantasy book full of short stories. It was an 8-1/2 by 11 book, IIRC, and the illustrations were in full color, taking up half of the page space. ...
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Looking for two 1980s sci-fi children's books [closed]

This will be vague, but I'm hoping somebody out there will know of these two 1970s-1980s sci-fi children's books. Sadly, all I can recall of the first is that it starred two space heroes who patrolled ...
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Star Trek book with a battle (ongoing in the story) that is so large it looks like a sun

I am trying to find a Star Trek book where a battle is occurring. The battle is so big that it looks like the sun. The battle occurs at the end of the book
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Books from the 80s or 90s involving a dystopian future earth with orbiting space stations

I remember reading a series of books in the early 90s (at least 4, maybe as many as 6) that were set on and around a future earth where vast cities covered the planet, there was a grimy underground ...
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Trying to find the title of a SF Short story about a pregnant astronaut in the 80's [closed]

This short story is from a collection I read in the early 80's about a pregnant astronaut with an alien life form that would change humans. I vaguely remember something about fuzzy eyes.
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Story about aliens capturing human soldiers, medically altering and interrogating them [closed]

This book features graphic and grisly descriptions of aliens capturing human soldiers in battle, removing their eyes and limbs, keeping them alive and probing their brains for information. I can't ...
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Fantasy series where each book takes place on a different world that overly expressed a certain element?

From what I remember their was a war between two different groups of people. The winners put the losers in a labyrinth that was constantly trying to kill them (although I think that was a mistake). ...
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Book in which children traveled between worlds with colored rings?

I read a book at some point in school in which children travelled between worlds with colored rings, I don't know why, but I have always remembered this and am very curious as to the name of her book, ...
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Book where all electricity stopped working

I read this book in 1993 or thereabouts but could have been decades old for all I know. It was in Greek but was definitely translated from another language (I have no idea which one). What I remember ...
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Series of books set in space behind enemy lines

There were a series of books (I think there were 5 when I started reading them) primarily set around a captain whose ship is destroyed at the beginning of a war and escapes in a evacuation pod. He is ...
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Were Michael Ende’s books translated into English?

As a child/teen I read The Neverending Story as well as several other books by the same author. I know that the former was adapted into a film (possibly two films), and I presume that the novel was ...
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Real-World Origin of Avrupa(n) and Hijer(o) in Patricia C. Wrede's 'Frontier Magic' Series?

In this alternate history/reality fantasy series, set in a Frontier North America with magic, there are 3 main magical theory systems mentioned - Aphrikan, Avrupan and Hijero-Cathayan. Aphrican magic ...
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Looking for a YA Book series 70's or 80's [closed]

I'm looking for the name of a Book series. The details of the books are as follows: It was about a young man who was the son of the emperor by a concubine. He was like 250th in line to the throne. ...
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Looking for a book: title contained a number (maybe), story was about a female humanoid operative

The book documented the adventures of a female humanoid being whose body was altered to enable her to be a message/document carrier as well as a highly trained military-esq operative when needed for ...
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What to read after The Culture series? [closed]

Hi and first a formal: "Hello to your all, I am new here". I have read the most of the Culture series by Iain M. Banks. And it's with sadness I need to move on and find some new enjoyment. So I hope ...
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Looking for a book where a boy is at school and is confronted by a guidance counselor who is a monster

I read a book quite a few years ago about a boy who is at school and is confronted by a guidance counselor who is a monster trying to kill him. He is saved by a girl who has been watching him and ...
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What book has tall transparent cylindrical column-shaped aliens defending massive mega-structures?

I registered to ask for some help identifying a book. It was likely the very first space opera / science fiction novel I read, but I was a pre-teen/early teen exploring my older siblings' bookshelves ...
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Fantasy/Sci-Fi kids book: boy and telepathic owl/bird - in space/other planets setting

I'm on the endless hunt for a book/series of books (can't remember) I read as a kid. I would have been in elementary/middle school - so I would have read it between 1983-1993. All I remember is ...
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Book centered around a labyrinth/maze

I'm not really sure when I read this book (or series of books), but it was definitely when I was a kid, so I'd say at least 10 years ago. It's about a maze which when successfully navigated, gives ...
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Forgotten Sci-fi novel title - class system and motorbike racing

I remember reading a sci-fi book in the late 90s/early 2000s which I really enjoyed, but can't remember the title. It was set in an alternate future where people are tested at the end of school and ...