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Help with title of book about mind control

I read a book in the 90s about mind control, but can't remember the title or the author. People start to commit extremely violent crime for no apparent reason. They claim that they had no control ...
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Very old Matrix-like short story, based on chemicals released into the air, pre-computer

I am looking for a story about the future of mankind, in which most people have been enslaved in a virtual reality. It ends with the revelation that the people are just lying there imagining their ...
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Story identification: woman trained to control powerful psychic

I don't remember where I read this, probably in a printed anthology of science fiction from the 1970s or 1980s. A woman is trained to be a handler for a powerful psychic with limited intelligence. He ...
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SF book from the 80's or 90's about a Space Cop who is made into a slave with a pain/pleasure implant?

When I was rather young I had picked up a bunch of SF books at the library, one had a kind of interested plot about an undercover Space Cop of some sort who had somehow been turned into a slave. It ...
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Looking for a short story about a boy discovering that the government puts mind control chemicals in his cereal

I would have read this around 1985-1998 because I remember being in school at the time. It may have been in a short story collection with "The Ugly Little Boy" and a story about a family dealing with ...
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Story ID: Astronaut is freed from mind parasite when he leaves Earth's gravity well

In the late 90s I read a short story (probably written much earlier) in which an astronaut on a mission to Mars is surprised to discover that he has spent his whole life with an invisible and ...
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Are there any settings with rules for neural interfaces? [closed]

Can't find a single book which puts together a universal set of rules for neural interfaces to protect people (like the three laws of robotics). Are there any that exist?
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Find a movie about alien invasion implants devices into human heads for mind control

I'm looking for a movie where there was an alien put a devices human heads, and then taking control of their minds. I find some pictures about this movie, but i still don't know the movie's name ...
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What psychological space station thriller novel features all the crew getting killed one-by-one?

I'm looking for a book I read some time ago - probably published in the late 90s/early 00s. I can hardly remember any of it, but I will describe it as best as I can. It was I think set in the future, ...
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What alien was forced to control that superweapon?

Some Enterprise ep had an alien I remember was forced (and kidnapped?) to command a system with their mental abilities, strapped and trapped in a chair looking dead in control. If it helps, if i ...
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“Unblessed” author Paul Richards-Did he write anything else?

The book "Unblessed" deals with the African spider demon Anansi. It is based on a true legend from the Congo. Did the author Paul Richards write anything else? I thought the book was fantastic and ...
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Short story about alien military telepathy?

I am trying to find a short story that I read in my youth. I unfortunately can't remember anything of the title. I thought it had been written by Arthur C. Clarke, but a search of his short stories ...
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A book about man controlling humans with mind power/amplifier

I remember very little, and that little might be wrong , but here's what I remember : In the US some man has mind power (or maybe invents something for that purpose) using which he can control ...
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Why wasn't Erik under control from the start of Avengers: Assemble?

At the end of Thor, Erik is seen: But at the start of Avengers: And at the end it turns out he some how: How is this possible?
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Short story about Neurosurgeon uses nanobots to cure patients, 'reprograms' ex-wife to fall back in love with him

I read this story sometime between 1989 and 1991 in a SF&F magazine (Asimov's Science Fiction? The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction? Amazing Stories?) and I've looked for it for years, in ...
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Book where rat-like aliens invade Earth and enslave humanity

What's the name of the book where a race of rat like aliens invade Earth and enslave humans using mind control?
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Fantasy novel about a magical conflict spanning the world

In 2006 I read a rather new fantasy novel, so probably written in 2003-2006. Might have been part of a series or trilogy, female author I think. The protagonists were a team of friends/ associates ...