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Utopia of children brought up by robots

I am looking for the title of a science-fiction book describing a colony (utopia) on another planet that has been established as a social experiment. The inhabitants had been brought up only by robots ...
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Short story about a man with the ability to *choose* the future

There's a short story I once read in my youth and am now trying to find again, but whose title or author I can't remember, so I was hoping someone here could help me with that. The elements that I ...
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Name of an 80's fantasy/scifi anime [on hold]

I remember that it started out as a fantasy anime, but it was later revealed that the "magic" used was really technology. It turns out to be a sort of post-apocalyptic story where science was ...
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Book title; mission to moon in which 3 crew & ship are pursued by aliens & thrown back in time

looking for title of 1950's / 1960's adventure concerning mission to moon in which 3 crew & ship are pursued by aliens & thrown back in time to prehistoric Earth; there the crew encounter ...
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Story about surrogate mother

I'm trying to remember the title of a science fiction story, where the following are part of the story: An ape, gorilla or some other creature, probably named Al, who may or may not have set fire to ...
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Teen sci-fi novel about a girl who finds out teacher cloned her

I read a book around 2000 that was about a young girl who wakes up on a space ship with memories of being on earth years before. She discovers she has been cloned by her science teacher (think her ...
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Science fiction novel: sex scene with a lesbian and a monkey

Hopefully I'm not violating any rules here. A few years ago while going through the posts on a writing forum I came across something that made me curious about the book. The person there had written ...
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Furry underground race with sleeping human instructor emerging into primitive world

I read a book back in the 80's in which a fur covered race was just emerging from hiding underground into a very primitive world which still had buildings and vehicles from when the humans ruled the ...
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Novel - people in bio/eco-dome when virus is released

I'm attempting to locate a book for my mother she read a long time ago. Her description of the novel is that people are in a bio-dome/eco-dome and while in there a virus is released. Their contact ...
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They lived on a planet and their home was named Fang

I can only remember bits and pieces of this book: The beginning the book describes someone running really fast They lived on a planet and their home was named Fang There was a colony of big wolves ...
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Story Identification: colonists on a planet where the wheat is crystalline

I read a story back in the early 90s about a group of colonists who landed on a planet where the wheat (or wheat-like equivalent) is some kind of crystalline plant. The colonists face starvation until ...
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Looking for arms race critical story book about dragons

I read a book when I was a kid in the late 90s, but it maybe wasn't for kids. A boy gets transfered to another realm and I only remember they had a huge area of glass where some magicians had been ...
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Help Identifying an Alternative History Novel

I read a novel when I was 12 or 13 (late 80's, early 90's) about two timelines combining on Earth. It was a full length novel for adults that I swiped from my mom (she doesn't rememeber it at all.) ...
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Superman time-travels to red Sun age

I have a rather vague recollection of this comic book. I believe I read this in early 70's. Superman time-travels back to the time when the Sun is a red star. The Earth is (rather strangely) inhabited ...
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What was this movie about an isolated community that came out earlier this century?

I am trying to identify a movie that I saw a trailer for around five or more years ago. This century at least. The movie was about a peaceful, low technology (maybe rural,) community isolated by a ...
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What episode is this - Borg ship chasing Enterprise

What episode opens with a Borg ship closing in on the Enterprise, then flies past because it's being chased? It was a two part show. Please help!
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Identify a story about a group of time-travelers

I remember reading the article in Wikipedia years back, but I never bookmarked it, and now I'd like to read the story/novel. It was about a group of people who live in another place/dimension, and who ...
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60s or 70s made-for TV sci-fi movie with brain washing and Japanese agents

Saw half of this very interesting movie as a kid, always remembered it, but never saw the ending! A lot of the movie takes place in some government facility in the woods where some kind of agent with ...
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Book about 3 interstellar probes with human brains

Story revolves around 3 interstellar probes with human brains. I think they ( or one of them) escaped a government facility before they were "ready". Biggest part that I remember is that the main ...
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Name that film 70s/80s futuristic office working

I watched a film one very late night years ago which I really enjoyed but never actually knew what the name of it was. I spend 20-30 minutes now and again every few months searching online for sci-fi ...
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TV show where goo brings images to life

I remember seeing an episode of an anthology horror/sci-fi show back in the ‘80s/’90s where a guy invents some goo that brings images to life. He tries pouring the goo on a picture of a women in an ...
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Story about spaceship and a tool

I once have read a story about the spaceship and a device, than can produce anything, but only once in a lifetime. Then, the spaceship encountered with an asteroid and crew start to fix it with all ...
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Story with supervolcanoes and Earth refugees?

I've been thinking about this old sci-fi novel- A Supervolcano (or possibly Supergeyser?) would wipe out all human life on Earth. - There is a Filipino femme fatale character, calls herself Sheba, ...
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Gilgamesh and Lilith, 2 different books by the same female author

Both books came out in the last 10-15 years or so (late 90's early 2000's) and both were written by the same female author (this is why I've listed both here under a single question). The first book ...
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Need a story identification about “Zifiri Warriors”

So I'm writing this book that involves warriors called Zifiri Warriors that have blue skin and white diamonds on their foreheads. One of my friends told me that there were warriors similar to those in ...
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Name of a movie about a witch and two twin girls?

When I was in kindergarten we watched a slightly disturbing movie about an introvert witch and two twin girls about 11. I can't remember much except that the mom constantly told the girls that the ...
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Book ID: YA fantasy novel, possibly from the 80s, where main characters have special abilities

I'm looking for the title of a YA fantasy novel I read back in the late 80s. The main character was a young boy that gets taken in by a group of people that came together to help him and save the ...
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Boy is chosen, goes to a new world, gets tasks, goes to a dark world to get something

Between 1998 and 2005 I read a book about a boy who is some sort of a 'chosen one'. They go to a different world to learn stuff. He has some sort of a guardian or a helper and here he meets up with a ...
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Movie I remember scenes from but can't find it

Early on in the movie, the main character is thrown off a cliff, after that he becomes a watcher. He can follow up on his own murder investigation and see what people are talking about and such. He ...
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Guy of below average intelligence becomes super smart

This was a movie I watched nearly fifteen years ago. The climax of the movie is that this guy, now super intelligent, tries to merge with the cyber space. He keeps on trying different portals to ...
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Novella Identification: Dark scifi featuring AI, “heaven”, and an Egyptian god emulation

I remember reading a novella-length science fiction work for free on the internet within the last 5 years, but now I cannot find it after hours of searching despite remembering much of the plot, with ...
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Looking for young adult book about boy who wishes to be a farmer/gardener

I am looking for a young adult book, probably written in the late 60's to mid 70's, it was a dystopian future where people seemed to be set in for specific roles. The main character, a boy, wanted to ...
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Title/author of a novella about three youths who meld and oppose an unseen adult, pre-1973?

I'm looking for the title/author of a novella written at least before 1973. The story revolves around three youths (teens?) who "meld"?? Melding is some sort of process that the beings of the story ...
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Who wrote a short story called “Writer's Block” (I think)

Story line: Sci Fi writer can't think of a story. Then thinks of aliens living on moon and observing us. Whenever we get close to realizing they are there they have us forget. Then he forgets the ...
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Islamic captain of flexible starship, with multiple universes

I read this in hardcover at a library sometime in the late 1980s or early 1990s. I don't recall much more than what's in the title. I'm not certain that the entire future civilization was Islamic; ...
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Sci Fi Book about a sick weak wife cloned and gradually replaced by a robot maid

I thought it was by Nicolas Fisk but now can't find it if so. I remember it had a 1950s American feel to it and that the robot maid is a gift from the husband to the wife who is getting progressively ...
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Book identification: Borrowing minds of animals

I'm looking for a book I read in late elementary school, early secondary that is somewhere in late 90s. This was polish translation, so book is probably a bit older. I can't remember much but there ...
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Animated Film / OVA ID: SciFi, Space Opera?, Spaceship becomes trapped near Sun, crew commits suicide by exiting/opening the craft

I believe the film or episode may have been a Japanese animation from the 70s or 80s. A memorable scene of the movie: A damaged spacecraft becomes trapped slowly moving closer to the Sun (or star). As ...
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Help needed to identify a relatively old film

I need your help to identify an old sci-film. I remember that the film started with a voice-over, saying that in a certain year of the future, USA established that people have the right to life but ...
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Sci-fi book about overwhelming psychic space critters where each chapter is written in a different writing structure?

I read a pretty interesting sci-fi paperback a few years ago and am trying to come up with a name. The story is set in the future where humans are out running around on new planets. One planet they ...
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Colonization/crashed ship with native flying wolf-like aliens from the late 1990s

I started reading this series of books back in the late 1990s. Details which I remember: It involved a human ship colonizing or crashing on an alien planet. That planet had an indigenous ...
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Looking for a short story where a girl's body is described as a galaxy [closed]

It's a very short short story, and for almost the whole story it's describing a girl's body as a galaxy, and then at the end it says something like "and he was an astronaut."
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Series identification: post apocalyptic, psychic monks, and psychic moose. Also, 11th comandment

Alright, I think I read these back in the 80s or early 90s. Every search I've tried keeps bringing up newer books that aren't even close to what I'm looking for, so I'm hoping crowd sourcing it here ...
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YA Trilogy written in 80's/90's

I read part of the series in 2005, a young man was the protagonist, he was traveling to different worlds. I think he was telepathic and the most identifying thing I can remember was he had a flying ...
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Trying to remember a fantasy novel with a fighter/thief female couple and an “X and Y” title

I was answering a question on TVTropes and I was trying to remember a fantasy novel I read in high school (1990s). The main protagonists were a thief with metal nails (she got them via some sort of ...
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Aliens want to destroy all dogs because they are seen as next step in evolution beyond Man

I read a SF short story years ago, I think it may have been in high school back in the 1970s. Aliens come to earth, to kill all the dogs, because they see Man as destroying himself, and dogs as ...
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British miniseries that explores universes inside a man's brain

I am trying to remember the name of a miniseries I watched as a child from the 1990s, probably produced by the BBC. It had plots within plots and episodes reveal that some of what is taking place is ...
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Have you seen this Sci Fi movie\show before? (Reptilians)

Does anybody know from what show\movie this picture is from? , It looks like some Sci fi show in the 80s-90s I am not sure and also if anybody knows the name of this actress it would be very helpful. ...
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Book (pre 1982) - recalled mercenary only survivor of radiation weapon

I read a book somewhere around 1981 or 82 at our local library. It was the first book in a series. I can almost remember the entire book just not the title nor the author. I would love to find out if ...
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Post-Apocalyptic Book Possibly By Multiple Authors

OK, I am trying to remember a paperback I read back in the 70s. The plot was very disjointed, so maybe it was one of those books written as a spoof by multiple authors who did not communicate with ...