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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Scifi novel with non-carbon-based aliens and interstellar travel [on hold]

This book was made in the 2000s timeframe. The aliens in the book resemble nothing on Earth. This is interstellar travel and travelling of the galaxy. If you guys can post the book-cover I can ...
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Why is explosive decompression a guideline?

In the Guardians of the Galaxy film, people repeatedly jump into space and float around a bit, for giggles. Why's this okay, and they don't, you know, die immediately? I vaguely remember a line ...
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Anime with floating house, fliers and conscripted teen boy

I watched this anime/cartoon in 2010 - 2011. The main character was a teen boy. Apparently he lived in a house with his mother and his little sister (?) which was located on a floating piece of land ...
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Sole survivor of attack on mining vessel, abandoned by his employer, has ability to teleport

There's a story my grandpa use to tell me when I was younger, about the sole survivor of of an attack on a mining vessel in space. The man lives in space for months/years, ignored by the company he ...
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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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Name of Recent live actor movie similar to plot of animated Lily Cat movie?

Trying to remember name of movie i saw within the last 4 years or fewer that seemed to be based closely on the plot of Lily Cat ...
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identify 2 sci fi books “clothespin drop for honesty ” and “spaceship with AI named Gay” [closed]

Looking for 2 books. One is perhaps 20 to 30 years old. Small group travel instantly via a ship with Artificial intelligence they have name Gay. I think it might have been able to traverse time or ...
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Looking for a short story about space madness

I can't recall too much other then this is younger cadet waking alone on a ship alone and he's afraid he's come down with this space madness. He's no longer aware of what time is and he's no idea ...
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Unknown alien movie - Astronaut has sex with twins, chest-bursting fun ensues

So, this astronaut comes back home from a mission on which he's unknowingly picked up some alien, you know, basic stuff. Except he then has sex with two women, sisters, possibly twins... I think it ...
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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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Looking for title of sci fi short story about attempts to colonise planet (Venus?). Scientist and his dog are main characters

They want to see if humans can survive in harsh planet conditions with a view to future colonisation. Scientist guy invents a machine which can transform humans into beings which are adapted to ...
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Scifi horror on spaceship/station with killer robot [closed]

This is going to sound ridiculous because I remember so little of it, but when I was a kid (<10) I remember seeing this movie where these people are stuck on a spaceship or space station and are ...
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Identify this story about cosmic entities please

This story was written long ago. It would be less than 250 pages. The story was about a cosmic entity not unlike a star, but these guys weren't stars or even black holes. They were conscious and ...
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Stainless Steel Rat warp drive?

In The Stainless Steel Rat universe, space ships would often travel quickly across the galaxy. There was one case when DiGriz traveled a long distance to meet an alien race. I can't remember if the ...
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Space horror novel from 1990's (I think) where dead possess people and start to take over a planet

I'm looking for the name of a space horror novel from 1990's (I think) where the dead go to a very overcrowded limbo, and then the worst of them escape and possess people and start to take over a ...
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Identify a Sci Fi cartoon where they had space suits and would fight in outer space

I need help remembering the name of a cartoon I used to watch. It was shown on weekday mornings in Australia in the mid 90's. They had space suits and they would fight in outerspace. The characters ...
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Science fiction short story about a Schwarzchild radius growing

I read this short story in an anthology from NMSU library in the 1980s. It had adult themes, and I still can't forget how shocked I was. Possible author was Stanislaw Lem but I might be wrong. The ...
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How much air is available in the Russian space suits in Gravity? [closed]

It dawned on me that the Russian space suit worn by Sandra bullocks character after she makes it back to the ISS is not rated for any EVA use. It has zero ballistic resistance and doesn't carry its ...
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Looking for what seems to be an 80s hero sci fi film

I watched this film a while ago about a guy who was a sort of self identified super hero and he was working as an agent for earth. He infiltrates a space ship or a space station which is controlled by ...
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What is the meaning of the ending of “A Darkling Sea” by James Cambias?

I just finished reading A Darkling Sea. It was amazing. But my mind goes totally blank trying to interpret the ending. The following excerpts from the ending explain what the object is: ...and... ...
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Childrens book involving two orphans that travel to space and find a space station captain that takes them in

Two orphans are touring a rocket that is about to go into space and they are accidentally launched into space where they get rescued by a captain of a secret space station. They make friends with most ...
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Has Superman ever escaped a black hole?

Reading a DC wiki (yes, wikipedias are bad...), it mentions in the Super Speed section for Kryptonians that Superman can travel at the speed of light or faster than light when in space. I'm guessing ...
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Can a nuclear reactor be used as a space-based weapon? [closed]

Imagine you have a ship, running on nuclear reactor. We will assume this ship uses some kind of advanced technology that allows nuclear reactors to function in gravity-less environment. This ship is ...
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identify this book about a human turned into a god by aliens

I am wracking my brain trying to figure out the name of this sci-fi novel and its author that I read back in the early to mid-1980s. The book is about an ordinary man who, during some sort of ...
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Producer/director stages alien abduction to help single mom and kid facing eviction [closed]

I remember this movie from the 80's or early 90's. Might have been a TV movie. Looking for the name. Plot outline: movie producer/director is making an alien-themed film has a young boy ...
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Seeking Sci-Fi movie about a black man alone in spaceship

I think it was an English movie and set in modern world. The movie is only about the one black guy (astronaut) in the spaceship, who is on a mission to reach some planet (maybe Jupiter? from what I ...
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Scientists/explorers discover a spaceship in jungle with human occupants

I (think) I remember reading a short story or novella about 40 years ago that told the story of scientists/explorers who discover a spaceship in the jungle. Once they are able to access the interior ...
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Late 80s early 90s dimension travel flick

hope someone can help me identify this film. I've seen it sometimes in the 90s and from what I remember it looked like an old eighties/early nineties production. There were at least two teenagers, a ...
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Short story about a man filling gas on a planet where aliens used to live

So there's a population of humans living on a planet in space (I forgot the name of the planet). There's this guy filling up gas and he's late for a party (if I remember correctly). He spots a alien ...
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30's story about space war: Earth ship destroys enemy planet with weapon, only to return to find Earth destroyed by the enemy with the same weapon

Looking for 1930's short story about space war where Earth ship destroys enemy planet, only to return to find Earth destroyed by the enemy with the same weapon. The gist of the story was the debate on ...
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In Doctor Who's The Time of the Doctor, how is sound heard in outer space?

The premise of the episode is that hundreds of different spaceships from different alien species are brought to one place (Trenzalore, attracted to there from an unknown message sent throughout the ...
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70's or 80's space prison escape movie, reprogramming the prison’s pleasure robots for the escape

I saw this movie on TV sometime in the 80's. It's basically Escape From Alcatraz set in a space prison, definitely made in the 70's or early 80's. There's a small group of prisoners plotting and ...
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TV movie about a family on a spaceship to Andromeda who go through a black hole

I remember a TV movie I saw after school in the 70's. It was about a family going on a space ship to the Andromeda galaxy (no I am not talking about Lost In Space). They have some crisis and end up ...
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Help me identify a 80's (probably)series with a robotic(or alien) face attacker

More from my memories: the "face attacker" kills people, has miniature needle inside it, and leave silver(hope so silver, we had a B&W television then) colored, vein like pattern on the victim's ...
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Title of short story about siblings orphaned on a strange planet after a crash?

I believe it was written in the 60s. The older brother has stunted growth because of eating highly processed food, while his younger sister grows tall and healthy. They encounter fresh air, grass, and ...
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Character searching for a blade to kill a cyborg [duplicate]

I saw this cartoon only once, about 10-15 years ago, and since middle. There was a character called "space fly" or so – the glowing flying ball which help the main character – a man with sword hilt. ...
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Identify a book set on a spaceship orbiting a black hole?

I remember reading a book around 10-12 years ago about a crew on a spaceship which was in danger of crashing into a either a black-hole or a white dwarf / some other star. The book was semi-humorous ...
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Frozen Planet in Interstellar

On the frozen planet in Interstellar, how would the humans be able to take off their helmets inside of Dr. Mann's camp? Considering the temperature was low enough to turn whatever liquid had formed ...
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Trying to locate a story about deep space astronauts appearing back on Earth

I don't have much details, read the story a long time ago, but the gist is - in a deep space expedition, astronauts became homesick to such degree - they were able to transport back to earth through ...
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Can The Flash breathe in outer space

I'm playing the new Lego Batman 3, and while everyone is outside of the Justice League Space Station, everyone is either wearing protective suits (Batman and Robin), or is already known to be able to ...
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Mining in space: a group of miners, and computers nerds as support crew

I'm trying to find the title of a movie which is based around a mining operation in space. There are two main groups of people working. One lot are the actual miners who are a fairly rough bunch and ...
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Book with 2 or three short stories

I remember years ago when I was in the Army and deployed, I found a book with 2 or three short stories. One of them was about an Asian country shooting down an American Satellite and a mission to ...
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Book about an industrialist that finds an animal in space that creates portals

I am looking for a sci-fi book I read in the late 80's or early 90's dealing with a a rich space industrialist that finds an animal in space that, when stimulated, creates propulsion. Later in the ...
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Doctor creates a Robocop-like suit, gets murdered and installed, and goes on a killing spree

Early 80's I had seen a movie where a dr had created a "Robocop" type suit for space travel. The doc was murdered and installed into his own suit and of course goes on a killing spree for revenge ...
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Book about space traders who run into alien traders

From what I can remember, a down and out family of space traders, in which one female member of the family is a psychic or a witch, run into an alien ship, also running out of options. Possibly the ...
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Looking for a short story about the human race pooling together resources to reach dying race [duplicate]

It's a great story I read several years ago, and was written in the form of newspaper articles and short narrative. The humans receive a transmission from an alien race asking for help, and they put ...
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Book series about a group of humans rediscovered by an intersellar empire

I read when young. A group of humans in one system are separated from a powerful human empire for several hundred years. The large empire accidentally finds them and slowly tries to conquer over a ...
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Trying to identify a book from the 80s about space pirates/mercenaries

my brothers and I are desperately trying to identify a book we used to read in the 1980s, but we have very very few details about it. it was about space pirates or mercenaries there was an ...
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Trying to remember the title of a sci-fi book I read in the 80's?

I read this sci-fi book back around 1987 that my father had finished. My memory of the book is sadly very limited, but the emotion of enjoying it string prompting me to try and remember it. My clear ...
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Searching for a specific science fiction short story [duplicate]

In my English class - 7 years ago - we had Isaac Asimov as topic, but this little story was not one of his. It was about a single guy on a outpost. He tells about how normal his live is and how nice ...