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Looking for a fantasy book, I read when I was a teenager (2000s)

The book takes place in winter and starts off by following a young boy who just turned a certain age like 13 or in that range. The boy notices that as he was walking back home that crows or ravens ...
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Trying to find a sci-fi novel

Trying to find this novel I've read a few years back. The story revolves around humans exploring an object entering the solar system only to be stranded on it as it goes into FTL. They adapt and ...
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A novel about America fighting a corrupt United Nations

I'm looking for a book set in the future where America is fighting a despotic / corrupt U.N. The U.N. practically forces the U.S. to join a new world order, disbanding their military. The US has a ...
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Sci-fi novel ship with neutron star at end to counteract acceleration

I read this novel 30 years ago, so it's at least that old, but probably decently older. I can remember only details, but I remember an older couple (a woman, who was captain of a ship, I believe), ...
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Post-apocalyptic novel with teenage girl who survived in a bomb shelter built by her father

Post-apocalyptic novel with smart teenage girl who survived in a bomb shelter built by her father. She thinks she's the only one left, but isn't. Probably from the 1970s. I liked it then, curious ...
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Looking for a novel - a man telepathically interacts with electric devices

I vaguely remember a book which I would like to read again. The plot was like this. A man lives an ordinary life but one day he starts having some memories ... or headaches, I don't remember. The ...
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Fantasy book series about people who are accompanied about animals represening their “soul”

It's a series of fantasy books in which the inhabitans of the world, from the time when they're children, get to somehow have an accompanying small animal that represents their soul or their ...
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Short story about if you die you are reborn as someone else in a different time

I remember reading a short story a few years ago and I would like to reread read it again. As far as I remember it went a little like this: You are in a car with your family and a truck hits it, but ...
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Story Identification: young adult fantasy series, possibly published in 60s-80s, christian fiction

I think it was a series about more than one kid (2-4) who traveled to an alternate world and met strange sentient creatures. One of the kids was a girl, and at least one a boy. In one of the ...
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After massacre at party, flesh pieces join with each other to become a big pile of flesh

I saw a part of some movie in television when I was 12-13 years old (in 2006 or 2007). I can't remember much but the scene was a guy having dinner or breakfast with some freak or ghosts (unlike wrong ...
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Obscure show or movie from the 80's or 90's

Because I watched this when I was so young, I might have meld two shows into one. these people have white jewels in the center of their fore heads to activate their powers, they place their index ...
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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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Short story: people vote by telephone to kill people

If someone pisses you off enough, you can dial their ID code on your telephone to vote to kill them. If a person get enough votes, they are executed.
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Help identifying obscure sci-fi movie from late 1970s/early 1980s

I need help jogging my memory about a low budget science fiction film (or perhaps TV series) from the late 1970s or early 1980s. The first scene of the movie depicts the characters on a disabled ...
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Novel about a comet hitting the moon

I am trying to track down a novel (or novels) about a comet that is heading towards earth. The hero and heroine smash an asteroid into said comet and it ends up hitting the moon instead. The end of ...
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Book involving dimensional travel/time travel: a modern earthman has a relationship with a medieval princess

The main character who was a modern earthman (I think his name was Ivan) wanders into a medieval kingdom (I don't know if it was time travel or simply travel to another dimension). There he winds up ...
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Name and author of story with planet sized eye heading to Earth

Can someone tell me the name and author of the short story with a planet (or asteroid or meteor) heading towards Earth which, while being observed by one the characters, revolves and reveals itself to ...
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What cartoon had a girl going to another dimension, assisted by a boy with a computer?

I have a vague recollection of some sort of cartoon in which a (pink?) girl is sent on missions in some sort of other dimension. I remember she has a friend instructing and helping her out; I think ...
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Possible Twilight Zone or Outer Limits

An engineer/scientist is revived from cryogenic sleep in the future of a farm community. He is operated on to remove a tumor and needs to repair a transmitter. The transmitter is repaired and a ...
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Looking for a book featuring a soldier/marine travelling to a different time/universe

I picked up a book a year ago and read the summary at the back(part of a series maybe?) at a airport bookshop but had to stop because of my flight was about to depart. I can't remember the author or ...
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What book has criminals wear a ring?

I remember reading one of my father's books when I was younger. It was about a guy who ended up getting in trouble with the law and was required to wear a ring that could not be removed and would ...
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What is the title of sci-fi novel where lizards became more advanced than humans?

I've read some sci-fi novel long ago where lizards during natural selection became more advanced than humans. Also, as some clue, in that book's world transport was mostly biological - I remember ...
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Story Identification : An astronomer, superconduction in the human brain, tricyclics, electron spin resonance and SETI

Looking for the title and author of a short story that appeared in one of Analog's sister magazines, featuring an astronomer, Electron Spin Resonance, tricyclics, neural superconduction and SETI. The ...
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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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Who remembers a sci-fi book where a guy's glow-in-the-dark watch saves him?

A guy ends up in another (possibly parallel) world where there are primitive humanoids living in a barren land. There are also huge single-cell organisms. Because he has a glow-in-the-dark watch which ...
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Looking for children's story c. 1990-95 about a family of sugar people

It was in my language arts textbook. As far as I can recall, it was about a family that was new to town. The protagonist befriends a little boy in the family but the boy can never come out when it ...
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Series of books : The moon is really a space ship that has collected a great deal of debris

I read this series about 10-15 years ago. It starts out with a manned flight around the moon. The ship then brings him in and he ends up being made the ship's captain by the computer. It turns out ...
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sci fi story set in the future - An Olympic swimmer genetically modifies his daughter to have webbed fingers

It was a story set in the future, about an Olympic swimmer who genetically modifies his baby girl to get webbed fingers, so that she excels at swimming better than him. But, the girl, as she grows, ...
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Identify story that inspired Hellboy story

I want to identify a short story that inspired a Hellboy tale. The story Doble Featurete of Evil, by Mike Mignola (drawn by Richard Corben) features the short stories "Sullivan's Reward" and "The ...
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Story Ident : Film about mind control

People are forced to take an implant or get killed. They're imprisoned (and tortured) for a few weeks they must decide whether take implant or get their head chopped off and other prisoners must watch ...
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Looking for short story about baby on/off switch

I read this short story about 30 years ago. Maybe from Pohl or Asimov... A mother describes having an on/off switch installed on her baby and it's the greatest thing ever (as a new father I can ...
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Scientist makes a gift for child, a tiny box “containing” a large new pet

A scientist makes a tiny box as a gift for his or her child. The tiny box apparently distorts space and leads to another dimension or something. The child is supposed to pull some sort of large ...
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Old series about pink aliens fighting against us, probably aired around 2000 [duplicate]

The series was about Earth battling these unknown aliens in space, the war was close to the alien's planet/planets. They wore dark body-suits with dark helmets, completely covering their features. ...
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Book where dragon's shadow causes forgetfulness

I've read this book about 10 years ago, an I think it's part of a series of books. It's high fantasy, and I remember that the protagonist is a commoner, perhaps female (but I'm not sure). The main ...
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Humorous short story about government agent tracking down unauthorized weather control

In a future whether weather control is not only possible but inexpensive and easily done, it is unlawful to engage in it privately, but of course people do. A government agent is tasked with tracking ...
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novel about underground society, Gaia

Future fiction read in an early to mid '60s paperback -- The cover was red and black. Humans live, work and in fact spend all their time underground due to previous generations misuse of the earth. ...
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A series of books about teenagers who go into space to land on Mars

I'm trying to identify a series of books about teenagers who go into space to land on Mars in the late 80's or early 90's. The three ships that go up are called the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.
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When did Archer maroon a ship full of innocent people?

In Home (4x03), on the mountain with his old girlfriend, Archer says he marooned a ship full of people and tortured someone. ERIKA: You did what any captain would have done. ARCHER: Does ...
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Demons are summoned by doing math

I recall once reading a series of short stories where any sort of calculation would summon demons or perform other magic. The main character was an investigator of some sort, and his boss was ...
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Aliens Invade and Enslaves Humans. Hero sends A-bomb thru transport to alien planet

I just found this site in my search to try and find a book I read many years ago (pre 1985?). I still remember it, especially the ending. Basically, it's about aliens having conquered earth and ...
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Book about almost extinct warrior race with three castes: sen, kaa, ker

The aliens in this book are an humanoid alien mercenary race, fighting for some other aliens, against humans?. The Ker are the fighters, the sen are the wise ones, and the kaa the ...
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Trying to identify a movie, probably from 90's, keywords: Monster, Dog, “Danger” on paper [closed]

I saw this movie on local TV channel about ten years ago. What I can remember is only one scene: rainy night, a man sit on sofa watching TV, suddenly the electric went down. Truth is a monster had ...
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Story with plot element of a water world with multi-armed creatures which communicate by joining arms

This novel had a female protagonist as I recall. A spacecraft was travelling with some purpose, dropped out of hyperspace mid-journey to find a planet with undersea cities and aliens something line ...
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Girl meets aliens, including intelligent purple ball

I'm looking for a book series in which a girl meets aliens. She was the only person on Earth to have met aliens. One of them was an intelligent purple ball that I think could morph into other shapes, ...
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Help finding an anime whose protagonist's biggest dream was that he was never born [duplicate]

I'm trying to find an anime I watched in 2005/2006. It was a short one (probably around 12-13 episodes) and I remember only one character - a dark haired guy (his name started with Y, but I'm not ...
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Anime where a character works to prevent his birth

I'm trying to find an anime I watched in 2005/2006. It was a short one (probably around 12-13 episodes) and I remember only one character - a dark haired guy (his name started with Y, but I'm not ...
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Story ident - Teen wakes up to find he's alone in a major city; turns out he's part of a strange psychological experiment on another planet

I must have read this book about 15 years ago or so. It was intended for young adults. The thrust of the story is this kid wakes up to find that his parents are missing. Upon further exploration, he ...
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Story ident : Solar powered aliens

I trying to remember the name of a book I read 20 or 30 years ago. A man is stranded on an alien world. He gets badly injured and a bug like alien heals him by creating a organic heart. The aliens ...
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Contaminated spaceship travelling to an 'Earth like' planet

There is a ship traveling through space looking for a new earth type planet. No one on board realizes it is a space ship, they believe they are living in a subterranean area hundreds of levels below ...
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1980s sci fi book, female main character

1980s or early 90s era sci fi book, the main character is a woman. The world is now just a mega city around the equator enclosed by a shield or dome, and built generation by generation on top of the ...