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Trying to find a TV show about an event that leaves everyone dead apart from people who died at the moment of the event?

This was a TV show aired in the UK probably sometime between 1990 and 1993, if memory serves it was only a one-off. The plot starts with the protagonist waking up in bed and being disappointed. He ...
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Movie about a man and a woman accelerated in time. The rest of the world was suspended in time

This is a movie I saw on TV in the mid to late sixties, so I’m not sure if it was a made for TV movie or if it was out in theater in the late 50’s or early 60’s. I only remember bits and pieces of ...
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Trying to recall a story involving two observers in space stations who kill an alien, conspiring via music

I read this around 2005ish, in English, but I think it was in an anthology of older stories. Humanity is at war with aliens (or maybe just a rogue branch of humanity) Two men are in space stations at ...
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A story about organisms living in humans told from their perspective

This was many years ago and I cannot even remember whether this was a novel or a short story. I do recall the symbiotic organisms described their hosts(us/humans) by the number of holes/orifices we ...
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Short story where advanced civilization doesn't understand their technology

I've been trying to find a Ray Bradbury short story I read a number of years ago. The details are a little fuzzy in my mind, which is why I want to find it, but the gist is this: Some explorers come ...
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Searching for a Russian SF novel or short story [duplicate]

Can anybody help me to find an older Sci-Fi novel from Russia from the 70's or 80's? It's about a group of astronauts exploring the galaxy (or even the whole universe) for new planets and life forms. ...
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Fantasy book with a girl with an arrow tattoo on her wrist

I read this book in the early 2000s but the book could be from the late 90s. It takes place in a fictional place. A girl goes out on an adventure to find herself and learns she has powers. What I ...
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Looking for an old animated movie with 4 superpowered characters

So this movie is about 3 guys and 1 girl flying around in space in a big spaceship, and they all have their own "power" and they have different ways of acquiring them. One guy's suit is green and ...
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Fable-type short story about two-tier society of clay people

This is a story I read maybe 20 years ago in a long-lost anthology. Roughly it was an allegorical fable about a race made of clay. I recall that some clay folk were of a higher caste than others, ...
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Identify a novel about a viral epidemic

I read this at least 10 years ago and I do not remember it being very new. So it is possibly older than that. The protagonist is a scientist working in a genetics related field. The book deals with ...
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Story involving a Nanotechnology breakdown

I am looking for a book that I read awhile ago but can't remember the name or author. The storyline is basically as follows: Nanotechnology is taking over the world and the rich are basically ...
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Story ID - Children get trapped in a painting

There are three children. They are in some sort of building where there is a painting. There is some sort of maze in the building and one of the children walks through the maze, chanting a particular ...
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Boy and babysitter are terrorized by life sucking vacuum

I have been looking for this TV Show | Movie for the longest time. From what I can remember it was in black and white and it's style was very similar to that of The Twilight Zone and The Other Limits. ...
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Man “wakes up” most people sleepwalk through life [duplicate]

Looking for the title to a story about: A man who "wakes up" one day at work and realizes everyone around him still acts like he's where he would have normally been had he not "awoken". They talk ...
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Looking for 1970's UFO movie with underwater base

What was the movie where there was an underwater UFO base? I think it was a feature-length film, in color, as I definitely saw it a theater in the mid to late '70s. Don't remember if it was Japanese ...
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Forgotten SciFi Novel: World dominated by Competitions, Hero Won the 'Duet' Competition by 'under-singing'

I read this years ago and often cite the premise to vocalist friends that a good duet is about blend, not competition, as wonderfully demonstrated in this story — and I am always disappointed that ...
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Title of Sci Fi novel about a musical instrument that was the whole orchestra together in one?

I've asked this before a number of years ago on Amazon somewhere but after looking for over an hour and not finding it I decided to try asking again :) It was a sci fi novel, all I remember is that ...
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What's the name of that werewolf movie?

For years I've been trying to find this movie I saw on TV once. I only saw the end. It featured a teenage boy (about 18 years old) and his family hiding out in a cabin. The kid is making molotov ...
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Novel identification about a near future war between the west and Japan

I read this book back in the 1990s, and its plot revolved around Japan (pretty sure) going to war with (primarily) the west (although Im sure Russia got involved at some point against Japan). The ...
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Story About Time Travel Using a Gate on the Sun

When I was in high school (6 or 7 years ago), one of the short stories that we read out of the text book had to do with an alien civilization that had discovered time travel. They had managed to ...
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Looking for a short story about a man travelling alone on a planet

About fifteen years ago I read a short story about a man on a planet (possibly Mars or the Moon), travelling alone between bases. It's written in the first person and as he's walking across the ...
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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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Sci-fi novel: object found in solar system goes into FTL, to galactic zoo

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 ...