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Read a sample on kindle: YA dystopian set in flooded London, protaganist is a girl

I read a sample of this book on Kindle... Starts off with the protaganist (a girl) saying how she lied to her mom about being sick and stayed at home that day. The reason she did so was to avoid a ...
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Identification - Sci Fi Move - Humans stored alien in a big concrete block and then it escapes

Other things I remember Saw this movie in the late 90's but may be older In the past an alien (that crashed on earth?) was stored in a big concrete block by (probably?) some scientists and army guys ...
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Movie Identification: Late 1980s - 1990s movie/tv movie?

It is killing me seeing that I cannot find this movie. I vaguely recall the plot being a symbiotic alien transfers to humans when from a black rock and controls them. One scene even showed them having ...
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Book where humanity is almost destroyed multiple times by an alien race

I'm looking for an old science fiction book. In the book, the Earth was destroyed by an alien race, and all of mankind was destroyed except for a group of people who were off earth at the time. ...
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Name of a book about a spacecraft with two captains

What is the name of the book in which there is a generation ship with two captains: one of them was programmed to explore while the other was programmed to return them to earth, and That's all I ...
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Hair blown in wind near the sea scene [on hold]

What movie has a scene near the sea, or on a mountain from where the sea is seen, where a girl's hair (brunette, looking to the side) is blown in wind covering most of her face? Can you please write ...
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Cartoon with two guys, a girl and a super watch

There was this show I use to watch as I kid that I really enjoyed. It was about three friends who's solved mysteries. There was two guys and a girl. The main character (if I remember correctly) had ...
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1980s horror film: swamp, bridge, bar

Horror movie from the 80s took place in a swamp where you had to cross a bridge to get to a bar where there were back rooms where evil happened.
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Book ID: summary execution for cancer

I've been trying to recall the name of a book for years, here and there and not very seriously, but now it's driving me crazy. When i was a freshmen in highschool i read a fairly short science fiction ...
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Looking for 80s/90s YA Horror Story Compilation

I have been trying to find this collection for a while now; this is the first forum i've asked in. It was probably a short book, with stories in the style of Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine. I only ...
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Short story ID: The Last Actor

I'm remembering an old sci fi short story where all the actors in theatres are being replaced by robots. This one last actor gets his chance to play one last role when the lead actorbot ends up ...
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I am looking for the title of a short story about dead soldiers bodies being reused

I read the story many years ago. The solar system was being invaded by insectoid aliens who greatly outnumbered Earth's population. All available people were involved in the war effort and all ...
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Seeking story about time travel used to steal from the future

I'm looking for a short story that I read in an anthology. In it, I think the theory was that you could time travel, but could never take anything that would be missed. As in, if you went to the ...
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Little boy who is lonely, meets future mom

Looking for the name of the show/episod/story about a young boy who is living with his parents who are not really seen. He is becoming lonely and one day he meets a pregnant woman who tries to ...
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Conscious car that takes owners hostage [duplicate]

I am helping a friend search for a short story she read 20+ years ago in junior high. It is about a car that gains a conscious mind and locks the owners in the vehicle and drives and drives and ...
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Black eyed children movie

I'm trying to find a movie from a single scene. There are some children with their eyes completely painted around in black moving like zombies and asking for their moms. I know it is NOT The Village ...
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Animatied Sci Fi, aired in mid 80's on Nickelodeon channel in USA; actual movie may be European

This film has been on eating at my brain for quote some time. Hope someone can help. The story was fit for kids, but also epic in scope. It involved a group of main characters that was caught in the ...
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Need help with a story ID - short sci-fi film about terraforming Venus

I have been searching for the name of a short sci-fi film for decades. The short is about a team of scientists who figure out a way to terraform Venus by sending algae plants there in a rocket which ...
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Movie with a robot that is drilled in the head

There was a sci-fi movie where a robot was drilled in the head so that the main character can identify the good one from the bad one (I think the good one was the one got drilled. It was just a small ...
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Name of a Batman movie with different variations of Batman

About five or six years ago, I took out a Batman movie from the library, the name of which I forget, and the movie had different types of Batman's in it. For example, it had a robotic batman, an ...
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Looking for a book about magic shadows

I remember reading a book that was about a boy learning to control his shadow, everyone had their own shadow and his was particularly weak. I recall early on he had to fight someone much stronger with ...
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What fantasy book had a man transported to another world who became able to turn into a dragon?

I read a book, over ten years ago now, and if I recall it seemed like it was maybe the second or third book in the series. It was about a man who had either been pulled into a book, or the past. (I'm ...
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Book with 2 or three short stories

I remember years ago when I was in the Army and deployed, I found a book with 2 or three short stories. One of them was about an Asian country shooting down an American Satellite and a mission to ...
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Old movie, maybe 80s or early 90s with drakes being ridden through a canyon

I remember seeing this move where these people were riding drakes through a canyon of some sort. I think the drakes were fighting one another in the air. It was live-action, definitely not animated. ...
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Book about a sentient old German Tank from World War II set in occupied Germany

I remember reading the book 15-20 years ago although I believe the book was much older than that. It is about a German tank from WWII which was made from some special (magical?) metal from some ...
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Movie about a couple straying into Alien Quarantine zone

I remember seeing a movie a few (at least 3 or 4) years ago in the cinema. But I can't remember the name or the exact details, which makes it hard to search for online. It was in a near future world ...
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Short story about a man trying to seize control of a brainship

A man has had his brain removed and put in control of a spacecraft. Another man, the protagonist, is trying to take control of the ship, obviously against the wishes of the brain. He is prevented from ...
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Anime movie involving people exploding into monsters?

I've watched an anime movie a few years ago where people are turning into monsters (because of inbalanced magic?). The main character hunts them with the same magic and wears a suit of armor that ...
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80's movie with girl that swims under house

Hi I am looking for a movie that I watched as a young kid. It idea in the 80's, and the only thing I can recall is something about a girl going through a mirror (and/or drain) am swimming under the ...
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Short story about scientist hired to resurrect/clone husband of ultra-wealthy woman

A scientist is hired by an ultra-wealthy woman to resurrect/clone her dead husband, as an extension of research he was already doing. "Ultra-wealthy" doesn't even begin to describe it. It is explained ...
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Story where a monster asks if he has a soul

I'd like to know the name of a book written no more recent than the year 2000 (probably a bit older.) It includes only two themes that I can recall: The main character is exiled for not having a ...
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Comic about space exploration team meeting human-sized, insect-like aliens

When I was a young boy living in Russia I came across a comic book that featured a space exploration team which made contact with not so friendly aliens who resembled Earth's insects, except that they ...
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Consciousness/body hopping

I am looking for a sci-fi novel about people moving their consciousness into other persons, 'swapping' so you can experience others lives, then getting trapped into anothers body, and trying to get ...
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looking for short story / novella - time is flowing in reverse except for the story teller

Looking for a short story or maybe a novella in which time is flowing in reverse, except for the man who is narrating the story. He has watched men and women returning from the graves, growing young ...
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An old animated movie about a boy on a spaceship searching for treasure

I'm trying to remember the name of an old animated movie. Description will be a bit vague but here goes: It's a cross between Treasure Planet and Sword in the Stone. (it's not Star Chaser). It's a ...
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Humorous short story about a young woman who wants to demonstrate shape-changing to her boyfriend

She's a witch, and talks about proving it to him by shape-changing into a cat or dog. He doesn't believe it, and is preparing to go swimming. She does whatever preparation is necessary for a ...
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Story identification: SF with spaceships in the form of tarot symbols

This was a SF book where there were 4 factions, each with spaceships in the form of the tarot symbols (swords, cups, wands, pentacles). I believe it was a novel not a short story, but I can't be sure ...
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Searching for a story about humans who were extracted from various time periods

Many years ago I read a story about humans who were extracted from various time periods (ranging from cave men to people from the far future) and brought together. The future humans were presented ...
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What sci-fi short story featured a man waking up from stasis several times over millennia?

I read this story in a sci-fi anthology in the mid 90s, but I remember thinking the book looked pretty old by then. The story is about a man who wakes up from stasis / cryogenic sleep in the future, ...
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1980s/90s cartoon about infected people with powers hiding in a fog?

I'm looking for the name of a cartoon, but I only remember bits and pieces of it. In it half the planet (Earth?) is taken over by some sort of virus. The virus maintains geographic control of its ...
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Name of a book or series with lightsaber like weapons but they pierce the skin and use blood for something

There was a battle where a person's bodyguards get their charge out on a spaceship, maybe as a baby. The person was probably from a royal family. I read it somewhere in the '99-'03 time frame; I got ...
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Teen/YA Sci Fi book from the late 80s or early 90s

I'm looking for a book I read back in the mid-90s, and am hoping against hope that someone may recognise it based on my terrible recollection of what it contained. Basically it was a teen sci fi ...
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What science fiction novel was about a murder mystery, involving androids, psychics, and auras?

I read this book a few years ago and I can't remember the title of it. I remember that the story started off about the main character - a detective with a polish style last name. The time frame was in ...
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Identify story about a mans sight being affected after trauma

So, the story is basically this - set in the late 19th or early 20th century, a man suffers a head trauma and is left unable to see normally. Instead of being able to see the things around him, he ...
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Asimov short story about nuke going off in 1945

This story is about someone from the future ensuring the first atomic bomb is set off in 1945 so that the "future" would be one in which Earth would be the only source of intelligence in the galaxy. ...
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A fantasy/romance novel about a woman with a mysterious power and has a variant of “witch” in the title

This was another book I had seen at the nursing home I previously worked at. It was a hardcover book with a dust jacket that had an image of a woman near a tree with bare branches. That's the best I ...
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Looking for an old (50s?) story about a better mousetrap

When I was a kid, my parents had a bunch of old SF short-story anthologies. The story I'm trying to track down was featured in one of them, but I don't remember the title, the author, or the year... ...
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What's the 60's b&w movie where aliens have needles grow out of fingers and victims disappear in a funnel of sand?

White thin-skinned aliens with large heads have needles grow out of their fingers just before stabbing their victims, then retract. Drops of 'venom' fall from the tips. They (victims) and/or aliens ...
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Novel Identification - Prince framed for death of the king by the king's advisor using a rare deadly poison

I read this novel in the late 80’s. I do not recall the cover at all nor any part of the title, but it was paperback. I believe the author was writing completely out of his normal genre. I thought it ...
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What book has human colonies at war against a (possibly bat-like) alien race? [duplicate]

The story takes place in the future; humans have colonized our galaxy but they encounter an alien race with which peace is impossible. Colonies start the war but Earth doesn't help them and decides to ...