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A story about zero gravity wings

Trying to remember a name/author of the story that had a person designing "wings" for humans to fly in zero gravity on a space station. In the end, they also ended up with swimming in water in ...
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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 scifi novel about a warrior that came to our time and people are sent to bring him back to protect them from some dangerous creatures

I read a book years ago about a future world in which the people were fat and lazy and had trouble with some type of dangerous creatures so they created a warrior class to fight the creatures. They ...
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SF film about plants that change or kill the people they come in contact with

I am looking for a film where some kids are trying to look for their Dad who is a science teacher. At the same time weird plants are appearing everywhere that kill people or change them. The kids find ...
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Short story about humans eating strange seafood

I recall a short story in a forgotten anthology, in which two guys discover an odd type of seafood on the beach. One guy dares the other to taste an odd round thing in the water, and the taster ...
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Searching for a Fantasy title - Book 1 of the Painter Trilogy?

I read a good book ages ago and it had to do with some sort of color/painting magic and revolved around this boy's apprenticeship in the art. I remember the author's name was female and the cover had ...
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Short story about a woman that travels to other planets. Read online recently. She just manages to live long enough to embrace new technology

I believe she loses a loved one and decides to take a pill to make her better. She eventually embraces technology and becomes a interplanetary (and possibly inter-galaxy) traveler. She travels using ...
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Saturday morning TV show from the 1970's or 1980's with a silver RV driven around a desert

What I remember of it was it was a group of people driving around a desert in a vehicle that looked like an RV and was silver in color. I don't remember any of the actors in it. It was a Saturday ...
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Identifying Anthology of SciFi Stories

I was hoping to find some answers on a very interesting anthology that I remember from the 70's, but was probably written earlier. There were a variety of stories, but 2 really stand out for me. The ...
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Looking for a book series written for youth or young readers

The word 'Galaxy' is on the back cover. They are hardback books but fairly thin; Possibly short stories. One has 'Emergency' something in the title, maybe 'Emergency Medical' or something like that. ...
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Identify Book: Wizards use modern items to cast spells

The book starts out following the main protagonist, a young woman, as she leaves work, in California I think. Her car doesn't have air conditioning and I recall the the book referencing "4x65" or ...
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Fantasy book filled with short disturbing stories

Okay I'm going to just start off by saying it is not The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson or Andrew Lang. I have read through all of their works that I could find online, bought a supposed ...
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Source of tale/story referenced in “The Last Question” by Asimov

In Isaac Asimov's "The Last Question", there is a passage which reads: "Sure you are. You're weak on logic, that's the trouble with you. You're like the guy in the story who was caught in a ...
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What book has the collapse caused by people creating nanotech that eats metal and other tech with Chinese on the moon chucking rocks or missiles?

There was some nihilist creed that convinced people to destroy technological society and attempt to kill off the few survivors who were not affected. The story line centers on their survival and ...
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What film has The Rock investigating murders on Mars (and was there a sequel?)

This movie is set in the future, with a lot of sci-fi elements. If I'm not mistaken, the plot consists of mysterious murders on a lunar/Martian base (not sure which) which is used for scientific ...
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What movie is set at Hitler’s 80th birthday party in Berlin?

A long time ago I watched a movie in which Nazi Germany didn't lose WW2, but made some peace agreement with western allies. The movie was set in Berlin on Hitler's 80th (?) birthday. Does anyone have ...
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Identify Japanese Book - “When all the cats in the world had died”

I am trying to find the Japanese book titled something like "When all the cats in the world had died"(translation may be inaccurate). I tried googling it using that english title, no luck. The story ...
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Six colonists from Terra are kidnapped enroute, and placed on different planet by unknown aliens. Novella 1980's read

I recall everything about this story except the author and title. Humans have evolved in that women now give birth to six or eight babies in one gestation. Three couples selected to be colonists by ...
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SF novel where body swapping/modification is widespread

I read this in the early 1990s when I was a teenager and I have no idea whether it was old or new at the time. Changing your body involves going in to a tank of liquid. People wear bodies of many and ...
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Short/abridged story about a colony aboard a space ship

Here's another possibly obscure one! This story was published in two or three parts in issues of Cricket magazine in the early 2000s. I'm not sure if it was written for the magazine itself or was part ...
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Identifying a fantasy/scifi series/book about abandoned colony/world

It was a scifi/fanatasy I read a good number of years ago, 15 or so. I just remember fragments of it. That is was set on a world where it appeared that humans had colonized it, then civilization ...
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Teen Sci-Fi book probably from 80's possibly early 90's - aliens help a teenager on Earth

I can't remember much about the book. I read it when I was in middle school. What I do remember is that a human kid finds these tiny aliens - one of which can stop/slow time. The one scene that ...
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Looking for a scifi/fantasy book about children who win a war by a trick

I am looking for a scifi/fantasy book that I read 3 or 4 years ago. I cant remember all the details but it involves some war against beings of destruction or chaos where children rally up in one last ...
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Unsure about 90s movie that had black sludge that broke through an astronauts helmet?

It's a movie from the 90s. I was pretty young when I first watched it, but from what I can remember.. it was like a black sludge that broke through an astronauts helmet and went inside his body. ...
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Humorous Sci fi about invaders from mars

I'm looking for a book read in the 1980s. The plot is that alien invaders have taken over earth. They have paranormal powers in that they can teleport. Their motives are unknown but most of them just ...
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Short story with space cannibals and a missionary

Trying to find a short story I read a long time ago: A Christian missionary travels to a planet populated by humans (or human-looking aliens) to spread the good word. The natives welcome him and ...
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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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A story about a man falling in love with a woman through a telescope

I remember that in one of the DVD commentaries on Futurama, the crew make reference to drawing inspiration from a story that goes something like this: A man with a high-powered telescope observes an ...
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Short story about mutant children who all have names starting with “Em”?

I read this story as a kid, and I'd like to find it again! It was a story about a group of children with physical mutations like extra eyes, missing limbs, and so on, who lived in an group so isolated ...
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Looking for a 1980s American zombie movie where the people in a hospital turn into a mannequin-like zombies without being bitten

They don't run, they just walk slowly. There is one scene where a few soldiers were trapped inside a glass walled room. Also, there is this zombie in a red shirt who stares at the female soldier ...
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Water planet where people live on organic rafts on the surface while the elites live in a city under the sea

I checked this book out of a school library in the early 80's and it was really big and dusty then...it was about a people that lived on the surface of a water planet on living organic rafts. The ...
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What 1980s american sci-fi horror movie where in a villain female cyborg has a flamethrower arm or breast as a weapon?

I want to know the title of this 1980s or 1990s american movie in which the enemies or villains are cyborgs or humanoids. Its a very violent movie with lots of blood n gore. One of the cyborg is a ...
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Novel from the 80's or 90's where the computer controlling the city starts to kill the inhabitants

I remember a novel where one of the early scenes is a traffic accident caused because the lights both ways were set to green - the computer controlling the entire city had been programmed to be "most ...
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Short story about a magician who is in a dream within a dream

I remember reading a short story a while back. If I remember correctly, the original story was written in Spanish and it must have been published in the 1940's. The plot was that there was a wizard ...
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Crashed on a planet of layers, darker and more dangerous the farther down

I need help finding a book. I've had head trauma and I can't remember, all I know is a few details about this book. I'm 26 now and my father gave me this book when I was a teen... it was what turned ...
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Story where aliens fought conflict by suicide

Looking for a name of a short story (pretty old) about a ship that crashed on a planet where the natives fought their conflicts by committing suicide to show their bravery (and hoping the enemy was ...
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Fiction about the first matter transmitter

Im looking for the title of a science fiction book I read in the 1980s. Basically, the plot is that someone had created a matter transmitter. The inventor hid his plans in a locked box, which only ...
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YA book about teenagers kidnapped and put to work building a space station?

I read a book sometime in the late 90s about a teenaged boy and girl who are kidnapped from Earth and put to work building a space station as slaves with a bunch of other children. I only remember a ...
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In which movie/TV show do characters use a hand-held organic-looking creature to travel into a virtual world?

I remember seeing this movie (or TV show) when I was a kid (around 1999). My memories are very vague. I remember the main characters were a guy and a girl. They had some kind of device, which in ...
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Sci fi book/story from late 70's early 80's

The story started in a plane. The plane enters a rift of some sort. Aliens drill through the side of aircraft and deposit eggs in some of the humans on board. After plane lands the eggs hatch and the ...
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TV series in which bunch of teenagers were trapped inside magic world having Dragons

Long ago I used to watch a cartoon TV series which I almost forgotten. In that, a group of teenagers somehow ported to a magic world from an amusement park. There they needed to save themselves from ...
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Sci fi book from '80s with black hero

The hero was an agent. The cover had him pictured with a bunch of aliens. I can't remember plot except for the fact the hero was sarcastic and cynical (surprise!) Some of the aliens were spherical; ...
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Cartoon with three heroes - one strong, one fast and one that could change into animals!

This is a children's cartoon from the 80s that was created in the US (I think) and shown on UK television. There were three main superhero characters - an older man who was super strong, a younger ...
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In which 80s childrens TV series is a pre-industrial future world ruled by 3-legged robots?

The story takes place in an undefined future where society has reverted to a pre-industrial stage. The world is ruled by huge three-legged robots. At a certain age every child gets an implant that ...
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Sci-fi book where everyone older than 12 was dead

I'm looking for a book I read as a teenager (a long time ago!) but I forgot the name. What I can remember is that for some reason everyone older than 12 was dead and those 12 and under were left on ...
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Short Story: Circle of life?

I'm trying to remember the name of a short story (animated movie) that I saw some years ago. The main things I remember about the movie: 'People' lived on 'floating' islands and hunted huge dragon ...
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Story about main character with regeneration powers

I read a book 10+ years ago where the world was ruled by various factions, each one had a special ability of some sort. The main characters faction had regenerative ability. Another faction had the ...
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Title of film with world disasters

I saw a film about 10 years ago. It was about people that could live the biggest disasters in the world that had happened again. They could travel in time and see that disasters. There were some plane ...
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Looking for a story with water/earth/fire as rock/paper/scissors

This was a story I enjoyed as a kid and wanted to read again, but I can't remember what it is, and this is the only scene I really remember vividly. (I'm getting the little details wrong, of course; ...