Space is the void between planets, essentially a vacuum, through which everything in the Universe moves. It is a common setting and/or hazard in science fiction.

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Remember a Novel with Antigravity Metal and Warping Space?

I read a novel a few years ago that had the following aspects in it: Protagonist invented a metal that repelled gravity. Used the metal, attached to the fan blade of an IC engine to run the engine ...
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looking for short story about genetically modified humans who live on asteroid & revolt earth?

I believe this was a short story in a compilation of apocalyptic stories and this one had genetically modified clones (who are smaller than regular humans). They live on an asteroid, revolt against ...
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Looking for a kid's book, might be really obscure

A long time ago, I read a book involving a small group of kids aboard a spaceship, and they encounter a sentient being in their ship's computer. The being turns out to (somehow) be a small boy from ...
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When a spaceship maneuvers to avoid enemy incoming fire and detection, does it need to be outside 300,000 km? [closed]

Allow me to elaborate it further. Let's say ship A and ship B are trying to find each other in space. Ship A uses its passive radar to scan the sky to detect ship B's heat signal. But I'm thinking, ...
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Could a Warp Drive distort a planet or star? [closed]

Warp drives are supposed to be devices that alter the shape of space to facilitate very quick travel of very large distances. Now what happens if you take this fantastical potentially legitimately ...
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What were the clues to where the ship had been in Event Horizon? [duplicate]

In this film the ship has come back from apparently another dimension, are there any clues of where it might have been or what was there? I know there is mention Hell a few times but i was never sure ...
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grey goo planet which assimilates tech and spreads through the galaxy

I read this short story a while back about this grey goo planet, figured one of you might have happened upon it. starts off with a space fleet investigating a planet grey, completely spherical, ...
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Novel where teens can communicate telepathically & explore space by leaving their physical bodies

I had to read this book as part of our English curriculum back in 2001-2002 (year 7/8). The story revolves around a female protagonist in her young teens, who meets this guy a few years older than ...
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Humans exploring an alien world; natives trapped in a strange machine

It's a sci-fi exploration book. A few humans land on a deserted alien world that is technologically more advanced. They do not know what happened to the original inhabitants but they go exploring to ...
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Cat-like people who can fly to space on crosses. Telekinetic powers. Cold world. Construct mirrors in space to warm planet. Probably 70's or 80's

Anyone know this book? I'm looking for a trilogy about a female who grows up in the country and is rescued after some kind of raid and brought to the main city. Over the trilogy, she is trained in ...
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Australian teen show about the planet jupiter 90s

I've been wondering for a while about a TV show that aired in Australia, I believe it was Australian made, that featured some teenagers on a spaceship either going to or coming back from Jupiter. My ...
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What children's sci-fi novel has a girl on a space station who ends up on an alien planet?

This is a long-shot because I don't remember much. I'm trying to remember the name of a novel for children or young adults that I read 12–14 years ago. There is a girl who lives on a space station. I ...
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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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Looking for a Sci-fi book series

I'm looking for a science-fiction book series where there is a universal war between multiple alien species. The bad guys are pink blob-like beings with mental abilities to induce pain. They have this ...
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Anyone know this science fiction story?

Does anyone know the title or author of a story where a lone spaceman is walking across lunar surface in a suit that has sentience. The story skilfully teases the reader into believing the spaceman is ...
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Man dies in space but his head is preserved, later reanimated with a robotic body

I read this book about 10 years ago. It's about a guy that travels to space to build a space station (one of the first habitat colonies). An accident happens and his head is cut off but preserved by ...
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I'm looking for the title of a sci fi film about a killer robot

I’m desperately trying to find the title of a film, but all of my online searches come up with nothing (it definitely exists though!) The film's set in the future in space. The synopsis seems to be ...
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A New Concept for Space Travel Science Fiction Movies [closed]

I have a new concept for a space travel science fiction movie. I want to know whether this concept will actually work out. If you have watched the Alien movie series (1 to 4) they are travelling a ...
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Seeking to find a children's scifi series from mid-1980s

The first sci-fi I ever read was in the middle school library (appr 1988), and to be honest I was amazed it was even there, given the size of the library. It could have fit into a McDonald's ...
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Why are there so many spiders in space?

In science fiction there are a lot of spiders or spider-like creatures depicted in space. In real life there have also been a lot of studies done on spiders in space. Has science fiction been ...
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Boy born in space needing to somersault and spin to counteract earth's rotation

What is the title of the book I read in the 1960s or 1970s about a boy that somersaulted and spun throughout the day? As he grew it became worse. The boy claimed he had a need to do this to feel ...
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Story Identification: Novel/Short Story set in space with a mesh-like satellite

I remember reading this at my local library whilst I waited for my brother. I think it was in a book with a few other short stories. What I can remember: Some sort of mesh/net/grid shaped satellite ...
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Novel(s) based on humanity fleeing from Earth and regressing to a pre-industrial state on a Colony so as to escape detection

Shortly before his death, my father spoke to me about a series of novels that he had just finished reading which had a fascinating concept. However I soon forgot the title(s) and author and I've been ...
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New Israel Space station in Lagrangian point

Back around 1986 I read a Sci Fi book that opens with a nuclear war in the middle east that destroyed Israel and surrounding countries. The main part of the book dealt with life on a space station ...
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Cartoon series from the 90's

A family of four, dad, mom, son, daughter and their two strange pets are traveling through space in search of strange new worlds.
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TV show or movie with aliens taking people over via red triangles on their foreheads

I remember as a kid in the 1990s or early 2000s watching a VHS tape of a show or a movie (not quite sure which) but all I can really remember about it, which should be pretty major, was there were ...
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First story that take place outside the Milky Way

What is the first science fiction story that took Place outside Our own Galaxy? I know that Doc Smith wrote about it in 1934 in Skylark of Valeron, but what about before that? It was not before late ...
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Ragnarok in space?

I'm trying to identify a novel that retells the story of Ragnarok as a space opera. If I recall correctly, the protagonists were a small group of extraordinary individuals named after the Norse gods, ...
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Title of book: Gen-manipulated intelligent squids explore space/planet?

I'm looking for the author and title of a book. I believe it's (supposed to be) the first in a trilogy, all using the same characters, but taking place in different universes - with only humans, with ...
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Sci-Fi movie with a stasis chamber for 1 but has to hold 2

There was a movie in the late 1990's, early 2000's, that takes place aboard a ship. At the end of the movie, there is a man and woman who have to share a stasis pod, and there is gene transfers ...
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Anything known about the plot in David Weber & Jane Lindskold's upcoming book “The Treecat Wars”? [closed]

Has there been released any details about the plot in the 3rd book in the Young Adult Star Kingdom series - "The Treecat Wars" (by David Weber and Jane Lindskold)? Are there any ARCs out there yet?
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A book about a girl with a computer in her head

I'm trying to find the name of a book I read about 15 years ago. The cover had a picture of a girl standing in front of a bunch of rockets. The story was about a girl who finds out that a computer ...
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Identify YouTube trailer for Sci-Fi Show

The plot involved a woman waking up alone on a spaceship in uncharted space. The spaceship has an A.I. which tells the woman that she is the only one on board. When she finds a man asleep she wants to ...
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Space film about pilots and navigators

It is a space film set on the relatively near future. Later than Star Trek but probably earlier than firefly. It was made in the 80s, I think it was American. It was on a space station, the setup is ...
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Book about a man on a space station who sees himself

I'm looking for a book about a man on a space station who travels through time and sees himself lurking around, but he doesn't know it and hits the intruder over the head. He is setting traps for the ...
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Absurd movie from the 70s or early 80s about traveling in space

I watched an movie in the 90s about a man who was traveling in space: the man was alone in a spaceship seems like an employee of a cargo company, or something like that there was mechanical head ...
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Post-apocalyptic novel: an astronaut returns to an Earth reverted to the stone age

I read this scifi post apocalyptic book back in mid 90s. It revolved around an astronaut who had been in deep space, and upon returning to Earth, he found that civilization had returned almost to a ...
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In “Silent Running”, why blow up the Domes?

In the — pleasant — 1970s film “Silent Running”, it has been decided that the space ship will “return to commercial service”. But why blow up the Domes? The workers are in a hurry, and this operation ...
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Looking for an odd space movie from 80's or 70's

I remember seeing this movie as a kid some time in the late 80s, maybe early 90s (video rental). It's been a weird movie mixing space/science fiction and fantasy elements. The whole movie didn't take ...
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1970s space cadet training novel for young adults

I would love to identify a sci-fi novel I read in the late 60s or 70s. It followed a group of young space cadets through their training in the Space Academy. The training culminated in small groups ...
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Which book/film ended this way?

I read a book (I'm sure it was a book) ages ago. It ends with a character floating aimlessly through space. They are alive (or still have power) and floats for millennia to the point where time ...
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A 80's comic could be late 70's book I read as a kid

I don't remember much about it but I thought it was very cool and strange back in the day. The details I remember is that it started of with a guy (human) in a funny looking spaceship. It was made up ...
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Television series about a space station

I remember watching this TV show in the 90's set aboard a space station. It featured an eccentric cast of characters including a security guard reminiscent of Bruce Willis, an alien with abnormal ...
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Omnivorous fusion and Earth at war with distant colonies

I recall reading a novel, probably back in the 1990's, that featured the use of omnivorous fusion reactions used for weapons and propulsion, and Earth being at war with distant colonies that ...
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Did any of the Markab survive the plague in Babylon 5?

In episode 18 of season 2 of Babylon 5, "Confessions and Lamentations" a plague hit the Markab population on the station as well as their homeworld and colonies. Dr. Franklin managed to find a cure, ...
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Movie with a war between Russia and the USA witnessed by astronauts on a space station?

Some years ago, I saw a scifi movie from the 70s/80s and I remember the following scene: It's the future, two astronauts (a Russian and an American) are floating above the Earth in a space station. ...
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In Doctor Who, has India become a super power by the year 2367?

In the last episode of Doctor Who (Dinosaurs on a Spaceship) we see the ISA launching missiles at a spaceship on a collision course with the Earth. It's the year 2367. At first I thought that ISA ...
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Novel where “sub-standard” humans are sent to perform space exploration

When I was in my early teens, I read a science fiction novel I have since lost track of, and can remember neither the title nor the author. I can remember only a few details about the novel, but ...
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Is there a work where a spacecraft lands using a skycrane like the Mars Science Laboratory (Curiousity)? [closed]

I'm just asking whether a book, film, comic or other work of art has had a spacecraft land using a skycrane mechanism. Has someone though of this before the public was told how it would be done? I ...
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What's that 1950s movie where astronauts land on Mars but Martians trick them to thinking it's their Earth hometown?

I've been looking for this movie for years. When I was a kid I saw a 1950s/60s sci fi about astronauts that land on Mars (I think it was Mars) but the Martians transform the landing site to look like ...