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Sci-Fi book about a virus and maybe a meteor?

The book I originally heard on tape, but remember reading it but cannot remember the name. It starts with someone in a submarine or diving in the ocean where he becomes trapped by an underwater rock ...
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Humans learning strict alien ceremony where a mistake results in death

Science fiction short story, no idea when or who wrote it, basic plot is humans are on an alien planet. They must attend a ceremony (dinner?) which has a strict protocol. When the ritual is done ...
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Fantasy Series Featuring Humans versus Sheep/Ram Bipeds in a World with Cyclic Longterm Climatic Changes

The weather is getting colder and a race of rams is threatening the human population. Both races are at an medieval stage of evolution. I don't think that magic exist, at some point one of the main ...
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Genius invents omnipresent personal recording, saves society

I'm trying to recall a book that I read as a paperback somewhere in the 1995-2005 timeframe. Protagonist is a genius, exhibits some spectrum behaviors Protagonist's life is deeply affected when, ...
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Identifying a story about boy with no memory of his past

This is a book which I partially read around 5 years ago, about a boy around teen age, who I believe has escaped from somewhere (probably some sort of facility) and has no memory of his past. The ...
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Help me find a movie − documentary fireballs (ball lightning) [on hold]

In my opinion it was a documentary .I remember only a few moments .They told of ball lightning. Japanese scientist . He claimed to have uncovered the secret of ball lightning , there was a table , ...
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A sf short story about entering the galactic civilisation

I’m looking for a short story about entering the galactic civilization.(you had to have discovered the power of the atom in order to qualify for the list) There is a guy that reports back to his boss ...
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Identifying a time travel TV series

I have a vague memory about a TV series I saw as a kid (mid-late 1990's). It was about a male teenager, traveling alone, who had time travel adventures. I loved it to bits, but I haven't seen or heard ...
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A science fiction series with a pilot merged with the ship

I have a vague memory of a science fiction television series I saw when I was a child (probably late 90's). The main thing that I remember about it is a space-ship which was partly organic and the ...
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Sci-fi novel: giant horizontal statue of naked human woman on alien planet

Read a sci-fi novel years ago, set on an alien planet that featured a giant statue of a naked human woman lying on the ground. If I remember, the statue was hundreds if not thousands of kilometers ...
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Time travel short story: trying to give Ancient Greeks a head start in science

I want to identify a short story about a man who wants to create a better human race by pushing the ancient Greek intellectuals a little further. He builds a time machine goes back and tells the Greek ...
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SciFi book from 95-05 with merchant theme and a pair of young humans as insignificant passengers

I think I must have read this between 2003 and 2005 and it was most likely a recent used paperback. I've searched through my collection and Goodreads without luck. I recall that the book had a pair ...
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Need help finding a book called something like 'Kirlian Aura'

I read this book sometime around 1985, it was about an agent that was capable of projecting his mind into other bodies, the stronger an aura such a person has will enable them to stay longer in their ...
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Novel about climbing an immense city structure

I read this scifi book in my early teens, I checked it out from the Odessa library. I for the life of me cannot recall the title and google has yielded nothing of what I can recall. I felt like the ...
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Short story I read years ago and cannot remember the author

About 20 years ago, I read a sci-fi short story that was at least 40-50 years old itself, where an alien race has contacted Earth to let the human race know that the alien race is the creator of all ...
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Characters exiled from Earth return home, fight against an organisation controlling the Government

I don't know many of the details, here's what I do know: The book was written in 1999 or earlier. I'm thinking probably earlier, like 80's. From what I remember of the beginning, I think the book is ...
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Looking for a scifi title, author [on hold]

A book that starts with a man studying for an exam. He makes a plan for what to study, but that takes half a day, so he has to make another plan - and then that takes up time, so …
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NEW EDEN - end of humanity [on hold]

Last three people left on earth- father, mother and pre-adolescent son. Father sterile. Teaches son how to impregnate mother
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Young adult novel with a forest in it

A young adult book with a green cover where a young girl is in a futuristic world (touch screens in the school she attended) and feels different and some how she runs away to a forest. I remember ...
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Story about a planet that turns out to be a baseball

Do you know of a story about a planet (possibly earth) that is about to be destroyed by a meteor, so the occupants of the planet build ships and evacuate it, right as the occupants take off the story ...
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Man travels back to before life developed on Earth and stomps on early plants

I read this story in about late 50s, possible in F&SF magazine. A man travels back in time to before life came on land. He likes it there because it is so peaceful. Then he sees the first ...
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Name of a syfy tv movie about passengers on an airplane

Does anyone know a tv movie of the 90s that had 2 parts, and it was about the passengers on a plane that lands in an airport and everyone has disappeared? That's the only thing I remember...
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book (from 70's or earlier) where humans were aliens that killed off the indigenous life evolving on Earth?

The theme of the story was humans were aliens that killed off the indigenous evolving life on Earth and took their place as the top of the food chain. I believe this was discovered by the main ...
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Weird (japanese?) live action movie with man in full metal suit that fights giant creatures

Now this one is tough, i have talked to so many people and i have tried to search so much. I saw a film when i was a kid, it was this strangest thing. In my country the film was actually called "man ...
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Story identification - every creature on Earth has human intelligence

I remember reading this book as a teenager, so most likely it is a YA novel. The premise of the story is that humanity is attempting to recolonise the Earth, after having abandoned it many ...
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Story of a large alien artifact that erases memory

Sorry, I realize that this isn't a lot to go on, but here goes... This was a book I read in late 80s or early 90s and was supposed to be the first book in a series. The book or the next in series ...
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Time traveller destroys the universe by going fifteen minutes back

Very short story from the 60s about a time traveller who travels back in time fifteen minutes only to tell the person he meets that the amount of energy it took to propel him back in time destroys the ...
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Teen soldier's brother is killed by the military, she goes on the run with the framed killer

There is a book I read once through, that had a sequel that I couldn't find at the time. In order to try to find the sequel now, I need to remember the title of the first book. Here's what I remember: ...
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Movie about the sun being too hot it burned and kill very fast

I saw a movie and I even believe it was black and white about people who knew the sun rays were so intense it could kill you, they had to stay on the shadows and avoid the contact. The scene I have ...
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Utopian society based on the alphabet

I read a book in the 60's when I was a child. The narrator or main character arrives at an island, due to a shipwreck or some other disaster, and discovers a utopian society. The families there have ...
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Poul Anderson short story about a mutant with mental powers in a US splinter republic in the Rockies?

From the 60s, set in a post-apocalyptic US splinter republic centered in the Rockies, main character a young mutant capable of some kind of mental parallel processing, for example solves the turbulent ...
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Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Tribes at war

At some point in the past, my grandfather let me read a book featuring tribes at war (I think it was 6). Each tribe had some carefully guarded unique power, one I remember was rapid regeneration. This ...
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ID Story where a medical doctor is sent back in time to improve health

I recall reading a short story where a doctor (not the doctor) time travels and brings modern medicine to ancient rome (I think). The improved health leads to massive overpopulation in the present, ...
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Paperback, probably young teen, published in the 1990s, about a group of teens trapped in a house with a vampire

I remember reading this from a borrowed copy from a friend somewhere between 1992 and 1994 (I vividly remember it being in middle school, which was only two years in length). A group of teenagers are ...
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Fantasy book about vampires. Read before 1999. The vampires get stronger when getting older [on hold]

One very old vampire was mentioned that was in consequence very strong but (maybe) less intelligent and more like an animal (beast like). I believe the very old vampires where practically invisible ...
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Fantasy book read in 1983-84 with jugglers and circus performers travelling through levels of a mountain, one is a prince and does not know it,

Can you help me find a book from 83 or 84 which had four or five characters traveling as circus performers. One of them was a Prince but did not know it (amnesia) and there was juggling and sword ...
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Trying To Find a Science Fiction Novel, late 1970s, early 80s

I remember a science fiction paperback novel from the late 1970s or early 1980s about a planet that was known to be rich in minerals, but that each ship that approached the planet was stopped by some ...
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Boy travels through time using a calculator

I read a book from the late 80's when I was 13 or 14 about a boy who travels through time using a calculator. I don't remember too much detail...but I do know that he was on the run from a bad guy who ...
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Trying to identify a sci-fi TV series from late 80's?

We remember a series featuring bug like aliens in black robes with 3 suction fingers. They said to their leader "without you I am nothing" late 80's, early 90's, please help thanks
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YA Novel with a boy trapped inside an RPG computer game

Storyline is that 2 kids playing an RPG end up trapped in the game. One of the characters is a female orc that he named after a teacher he didn't like. Don't remember the other main character. The ...
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Story set inside a sphere

This is a story with a civilisation whose "planet" is the inside of a sphere, like an inverted/hollow world (or Dyson sphere but that's not quite the same thing). The physics in the story is made up. ...
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Earth boy goes to a magical fantasy world when he sleeps

Boy is on Earth but when he sleeps he goes to a different world. Both worlds' stories carry on over the book and they connect at the end. It starts with the boy in a monastery and in a small apartment ...
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Existential book about girl resurrected by nanotechnology

I'm trying to remember the title of book. It's about a girl, who as the title implies, is resurrected by nanobot technology. This is illegal, as using too much of it takes up "points", and she's ...
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Sci fi book about knights with swords and armor and “arc” weapons

I don't know a whole lot about this book I read years ago other than the fact that I remember LOVING it and really would love to read it again. I want to say that I read it in the late 80s and that ...
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Film where man pours black liquid into tank of Rolls Royce which then transforms

The only only scene I recall was that this young man around 20 was late for work, and the only car I can find to describe his car is the rolls Royce phantom. Next he pours some of the black liquid ...
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Is there an Edgar Allan Poe Story about a clock tower as per the film, “Twixt”?

Twixt is a 2011 Francis Ford Coppola film about a writer exploring a mysterious mass murder in a small town that boasts an odd clock tower with seven faces, all with different times. One of the plot ...
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Short story where aliens colonize earth, a boy is made immortal and separated from family

I'm looking for a short story I read sometime in the mid-2000s. It was one of the "related readings" to one of the stories that I read when I was in middle school, and I'm almost sure that it had been ...
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Short Story - Family Moving to the Moon

I am looking for the name of a short story about a family that moves to the moon. They aren't happy there and want to go back to earth. The father uses up their return voyage money to have their piano ...
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Name of a sci-fi anime series containing a character with long grey hair and dressed in black with a blue jacket

I watched this anime series around 2009 and the only thing I can remember is this one character: he had long grey hair, wore a long blue jacket but all black underneath, and always wore a glove. I ...
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What anthology am I thinking of; underwater aliens / an impassable wall / a moon with an incredibly low orbit

I am looking for the names of these three short stories that I read long back in an anthology of Scifi stories. First Story: It's about a planet mostly water that has been seeded by some intelligent ...