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Explorers trying to cross an impassable Pacific ocean, which has caused a different WWII outcome

I'm looking for the name of a short story (probably from the 2000s) set in a world where the Pacific ocean appears to be impossible to cross (all who attempt to do so disappear). History seems to be ...
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Science Fiction short story(-ies) about a person who is arrested by a robot for being outside at night

When I was in high school, I read a book of short stories, I think it was sci-fi. It was about a man who I think was the one of the last human beings on Earth. The story ends something like this... ...
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Sci-fi novel about biological computers put into people's heads, making assassins

I recently had the memory of an old sci-fi novel come back to me (1970s or 1980s). secret organization making thimble-sized biological computers to implant into wealthy and powerful people's heads ...
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Name / title of a story about a sentient submarine battleship? [duplicate]

I think I read this (probably in an anthology) around 1972. As I remember it -- this sentient submarine battleship is left over from a war and awakens when challenged. Is this Van Vogt?
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Private Detective novel with some sci-fi elements. Came out late 80's, early 90's?

I don't really remember much about this. The main character was a private detective. He had a gun with a 4 dimensional clip, that held 100,000 rounds. At one point during the story, he has to enter ...
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Movie about attacking Roots/Giant Plant?

Last night, as I went to turn off the internet, on my mum's TV there was a movie/series (the last of a regular commercial break as I watched, it may be an indication it was a movie). My mum was asleep ...
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Who is the Rebel pilot who got stranded during the Battle of Yavin and had his place taken by Luke?

Introduction When I was a teenager, I subscribed to a Star Wars Comic book, translated into Swedish. In one issue, there was a story that took place some short time after the Battle of Yavin, about a ...
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Story-identification - 70s or 80s - Occult/Paranormal/Magic

in the early 90s I read through some of my dad's book collection. I'm pretty sure that the story in question was spread over multiple books and would love to reread it/them now I am older. They were ...
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Horror short story with an upbeat ending

This short story might have been about teenagers or adults, and was written in the 1980's or 1990's. It could have been in a Charles de Lint anthology, as the genre was fantasy horror. I don't think ...
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looking for a book/short story about planet colonizing

I remember reading it at school but do not remember if it was in a collection of short stories or a book. It was the 80's so it would be that time or before the 80's. What I remember is a new planet ...
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Fantasy Novel Identification - older book with alternate world & musical themes

I read a fantasy novel that was implied to be part of a series around 20 years ago (was part of my high school library, not certain how old it was then). I don't remember the title or author, or ...
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Looking for a story title. Sci-fi/Fantasy from 1950 - 1960s

I'm trying to track down a story, this was the plot: Woodsman's wife saves for 20 years to buy him a turkey. He takes the cooked turkey into the woods and when he is approached by Death and shares the ...
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Story ident: Alien hand in jar in basement

I remember this movie playing on the scifi channel when i was a kid, probably 2003-2006, where 6 kids go to this small town to vacation at this house that one of the kid's uncle owns. They were in ...
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Help Identify Youth novel about higher dimensions

I read this book about 10 years ago I think. It was probably published in the 90s but quite possibly the 80s. The main plot as I remember involved a high school girl who falls for the new student. He ...
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Help for remembering a fantasy book with water and fire people at war

I recently remembered a book I read end 90 beginning 2000, but was very probably older than that, I thought I could find it quickly, but R.R.Martin is overshadowing all other research... The book is ...
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Book identification-Takes place in England with a Dragon and a Chinese Girl

I read this probably back in 2004-2005. Anyways the book/novel is being Narrated by this British youth to a Monk whose been charged with writing his every word. The novel then follows his pursuit of ...
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Looking for the name of a movie I saw as a child

I don't have much to go by here... but I'll give it a shot. I would have to say this movie was set in the late 80's early 90's. (May possibly be an episode of a TV show) I remember one of the ...
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Dystopian 1990's book about group of kids split up after graduating from school

I am looking for a book that I read in middle school (late 1990's). I am not sure if that was when it was written however. What I remember is the book starts out with a group of kids graduating ...
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Short sci fi story where a space craft is made of various creatures from all over universe

I am looking for the title of a short story where a space craft is made up of various creatures from around the universe. If I remember correctly the skin of the craft is made of creatures. the ...
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Humorous time travel short story about a man's dealings with other versions of himself

Okay, similar questions to this have been asked before, but not about the particular short story I am trying to find. It was in an anthology of short sci fi stories, possibly award winning ones or at ...
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Invasion from space and mind control with martial artist protagonist

I'm looking for a book from many (20+) years ago involving some form of alien signal that is able to control humans. One scene I remember is with a martial artist practicing kata who gets attacked by ...
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Title or author of sci-fi fantasy book written in 80's or 90's about yeti-like creature who could bore through solid rock and ice with his body heat

As described above, the book was about a yeti-like creature which couldn't be killed by regular means. A group finally tracked it and managed to kill it with special (here is the sci-fi part) arrows ...
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Juvenile SF series, 1970s, white covers with thin Futura text, female author?

I remember a series of children's / juvenile SF books at my local library in the 1970s. Slim books, white spines, illustrated covers and some interior illustrations maybe, may not all be the same ...
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Book identification - quest to defeat impending magical death

I read a book (or trilogy?) in the 90s about a boy who gets cut on the chest by a knife. It's a magical wound that will kill him within a few days or weeks. A good wizard assembles a group of ...
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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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Book ID - fantasy coming of age, sibling rivalry

I can't give many details because this was 30 years ago, but I still remember this book being similar to one of my favorites, Weasel's Luck (Dragonlance: Heroes Volume Three). It was a fantasy coming ...
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Story identification - Demon sleeps with disabled woman, cures her disability

A man possessed by a demon, or maybe the Devil himself actually, is left alone with a woman who is severly disabled. They have sex and by the end, she is no longer disabled. I think this might be an ...
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Classic Fantasy with characters from the real world

I read this book about 6-8 years ago, and it was already slightly old at that point. The key parts were that the characters were all from Earth (America, if I remember correctly - one character ...
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Movie ident : Boy chased by trolls

This movie isn't too old, it's about a little boy that opens up a book and it cursed him, his brother and his sister. They went upstairs and a little troll was up there and the troll acts crackers. ...
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Young Adult fantasy novel about the devil

I've been looking for this series for a long time. The premise is there is this teenager who has supernatural abilities and he is persued by the Devil. Apparently the boy is some kind of gatekeeper in ...
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looking for a sci fi short story from a 60s anthology

What I remember of the story: female was an omniscient being (with no physical body); male was a space cowboy (rounding up space junk for scrap); they have philosophical discussions over a period of ...
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Astronaut in cryogenic sleep is woken by all-female village, villagers become violent

An astronaut in cryogenic sleep is woken by a village of women. These women have lived for years with no men. As the man becomes integrated into the village women begin to act violently, mostly in ...
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Story identification : About children getting butterfly wings because of a tree

I remember reading a book (published by Scholastic at that time) with a large tree on its cover and the following story line. But can't remember the name ! Story line (Spoiler alert !) : There was ...
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Story Identification: cyborg, starship, self-destruction

I am looking for a TV show / movie that aired in 90's, but the show itself could be older. Here's what I remembered but I might got mixed up: People on a starship found an ancient earth radio station ...
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Identify short story about modern soldiers time travel to a civil war battle, ethical dilemma, shoul they intervene?

I read this story in the 1960's or 1970's. A platoon of modern soldiers accidentally time travel into the midst of a crucial civil war battle. They have their modern weapons in their possession. They ...
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Identification - genetic manipulation

I'm searching for a book about a young man that goes to a school/academy/training institute where they get tasks and, depending how they perform, they can upgrade physical features like strength, ...
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Movie about underground monster trying to kill kids

There was a movie that I saw 7-8 years ago about some kids slipping through the gutter or something. They're underground and there are rooms or some temple or something and a type of monster that's ...
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Forgot the title of a favored fantasy book. Blindfolded Child with Deadly Powers

There exists a book that I have not read in years. In said book, the main character discovers they have deadly powers associated with their vision, and that since they are hard to control they must ...
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Science fiction story about a man whose face changes to the identity of different people

The story is about a man whose face changes to the identity of different people, according to who he is talking to. At the end, he dies and his face shuffles rapidly through all the identities it has ...
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Story Identification: science fiction/fantasy, short story for high school English class [duplicate]

I read a short story in English class around 1998-2001. The main character was a girl named Margot. The setting was a settlement on another planet - maybe Jupiter or Mars? The planet was excessively ...
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Short story: boy who speaks a dead language

I read a short story some years back about a boy who was apparently born speaking a language nobody had heard before. Later on in his life some linguists came along and identified it as a language ...
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Sci Fantasy story published 1950s - 1970s about about aliens who take over humans. Looking for title / author please [duplicate]

I am trying to hunt down this story for my boss (one of two stories he has me hunting). He can remember the plot but has no idea re: author or title. Apparently in the story aliens take over humans ...
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Sci Fantasy story published 1950s - 1970s about newts living inside people. Looking for title / author please [duplicate]

I am trying to hunt down this story for my boss. He can remember the plot but has no idea re: author or title. Apparently in the story newts live inside people. The only way to remove them is for ...
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sci-fi book earlier than 1987 dealing with space flight and a short curved sword

Started reading this book on a military transport plane from Germany to Fort Hood, I got halfway through but left on plane while being rushed off. Has space travel but the main group of people use ...
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Looking for a youth adult (I think) fantasy series I read in the 90's with broken crystal power shards

Not sure when the books were released, but I read them probably in the 93-95 era. Details: There were multiple protagonists in this series and the viewpoints jumped around. I believe there was ...
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Comic Identification: When did Hulk have a beard?

I'm not sure if this is even real or not - a friend just posted it on facebook. He's not a comic reader though, just liked the image I guess. Anyone know if this is from an actual story arc and which ...
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Movie Identification - 1990s VHS Sci-Fi/Horror

Okay, this is a hard one as I don't remember very much, and can't figure out what to Google, but here goes. This is one of those 1990 straight to VHS type movies (probably) with decent production ...
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Name of short story-possibly Asimov

This short story is about an engineer who sabotages the engines on a floating city where the rich and well-to-do live apart from normal humanity causing it to crash to earth killing everyone on ...
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Identifying a children's fantasy book series [duplicate]

There's this children's fantasy series I've been trying to find for years from one book I've read in my youth. From what I recall it was a long-ish series (7-8 books?) and I believe that the powers in ...
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Looking for scifi book similar to The Day of the Triffids

For years I have been searching for this science fiction novel that I read in my childhood (somewhere between the 1950s and 1970s). It is similar in concept to The Day of the Triffids. The main ...