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Sci fi movie 80's child sized killer robot, wasteland, apocalypse

I'm trying to find a film I saw on VHS rental in the 80's. It had a child sized robot that was a guardian of several humans, escorting them across a apocalyptic wasteland. The robot spoke and was ...
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A fantasy book about a princess who lives with “ash people”

Ok I need some help here I have been stumped, its a fantasy book over 10 years old, about a princess, locked in a castle, city is surrounded by a wall, a prince is trying to kill her, and she escaped ...
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Female main character (?) moves to new state & finds herself in the middle of spiritual war between aura vampires and aura manipulators

I read this close to 20 years ago (1990ish). The two main parts of the story I remember are a school hockey game being influenced by aura manipulators (both good + bad). Another character is able to ...
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Old scifi b movie about mechs

I remember from the early nineties watching a film on the Syfy channel (when it was actually a good channel). It was about - or, what I can remember - is a male and a female character find an old ...
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Time-travelling demonslayers?

A friend mentioned a film they'd seen a few years ago about people who travelled through time to fight demons (live action, in English, probably since the mid-2000s). Does anyone recognise this ...
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Story Identification: Human Resistance to Conquering Aliens [duplicate]

This is a story I read back in the late 1990's or early 2000's. It was a sci-fi story and the plot was centered in a city. I believe it was on Earth. There were different tribes of Aliens that fought ...
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Need title of old animated cartoon before 80's of a boy and dog's adventure in fantasy land

This was an animated series broadcast in our Doordarshan channel about a couple of decades ago. It was about a boy and dog who jumps under the carpet, after his mother switches off the light, and ...
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Story about Moon being hit by an Asteroid and causing Freezing on Earth

A while back in 2012-13 I read a book with following plot line: It was about the moon being hit by an asteroid which caused it to move closer the the Earth causing a massive freeze. The book ...
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What movie has sunlight killing people and an office worker trying reach his pregnant wife?

I'm not sure how old this movie is, but I watched it about a year ago on Hulu. In the movie, an office worker leaves his pregnant wife at home and goes to work in an office building. He finds out, ...
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Need the title/author of a book about a parasite that extends life, race of all women

So years ago I read a book that has stuck in my head but I've never been able to track it down again. I remember that it was distant future in which the government would grant special citizens ...
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Need help identifying novel about water planet with mams, moonsteeds, mermaids, and singing

I read an excellent book a while back that I think was written in the late 80s or early 90s. It was set on a planet in which almost the entire surface was covered with water. There were creatures ...
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Book taking place on a partially terraformed ice world with an artificial moon

I read this book back when I was in high school, anywhere from 2008-2011. I found it in the library - it was old, that much was obvious, probably from the 60's-80's, though possibly from the 90's. ...
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Book series about a torturing doctor on a starship

I searched for, and found, this once before, but I've since lost track of it. The protagonist is a "doctor" on a ship, except technology has largely automated health care, so the title is actually ...
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Short story involving time traveler in a prom

I read the story in the early 2000s, and the story was about a strange girl and a nerd who were preparing to attend a prom. In the prom, "the elder or future graduates" would travel from the future to ...
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What anime features a boy with a gem or crystal that gives him powers to transfrom into an organic robot of some sort?

I'd like to identify this anime TV show or movie. I saw it about 5 years ago, late night, on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/Toonami/Boomerang, in English language. At the beginning of the show there was ...
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YA (?) books about a girl and magical powers/auras

i read a few books from a series when I was in fourth grade and i havent been able to find them again of remember the title! it was about a teenage girl in a world where people got powers when they ...
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Aliens put a dome over New York and transport the city to their ship

I am trying to identify a book I read around 5 years ago. It was about a mysterious dome that covers New York City. After the dome envelops the city the whole thing is transported to an alien ship....
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Pre-1982 post-apocalyptic adventure novel: People emerging from under-ice cities on earth

I have been searching for a short novel I read back in about 1980. I assume the novel was not new at that time. In the book, the only communication technology available was a broken short wave radio, ...
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Book trilogy about twins in a walled city where people are sorted by intelligence [duplicate]

I remember reading this great trilogy series about 10-15 years ago. It's about a family living in a dystopian walled city where people are sorted and classed by their intelligence. The protagonists ...
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looking for specific short story, possibly from 1950s or 1960s, baby first superhuman

Plot involves two parents with a baby. They are visited by time travellers from the future who tell them the baby becomes like a god in the future, the first superhuman. I think the name of the baby ...
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What movie featured a Pegasus dying in quicksand?

This has literally been bugging me for a good few weeks. I used to be obsessed with this movie that my dad showed me. It has two main boys in it if I remember correctly, and there was a Pegasus that ...
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What is the name of this show with three rangers?

I don't know the name of the show, but the cast was Korean, Chinese, or Japanese. There were two boys and one girl. The three of them were like Power Rangers, but it is not a Power Rangers show. There ...
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Teleporation and shrinkage

In what short story did teleportation have the side effect of making you smaller each time? I am interested in the potential side effects of this mode of travel.
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Story about person/alien manipulating Stock market

Saw this answer on this question and having read the answer thought I would post here to see if anybody can identify the story. A man crash lands on the earth and must acquire tremendous wealth ...
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Story Identification: Book about a man traveling in three worlds on an adventure

Read this book about 20+ years ago: Not sure what genre, perhaps YA fantasy, even though it was about a middle-aged and childless gentleman who lived alone and loved reading children's stories. From ...
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Poem or short story: alien child creates Earth for a science project

This was over ten years ago that I read this poem in a random library book while looking for my next novel to enjoy, so I may have some of the details remembered slightly off or skewed... It's a ...
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Identify this book about a group of people that get stuck inside a cave and develop a community inside it

I really don't remember almost anything and I believe this is my best chance to find this book. It was like a school vacation to the forest and with a cave exploration but something happens and they ...
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Science Fiction, Looking for an old book

I read this book at least ten years ago. Any help identifying it would be appreciated. Characters are teleported to an artificial world where each take over the mind of a different species. I ...
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Need help finding a SciFi movie set in the desert…

This one might be a hard one, since I haven't seen this movie since my childhood, but I'll try to be descriptive. I remember the movie beginning with the main character being shipped off to a desert ...
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Story about an unknown alien ship mixed with mystery story

This story has a ship captain that is forced to take a job transporting a large package and a lot of different aliens and humans chase him cause the package is supposed to be a new engine that is very ...
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Looking for a short story about a ring and a giant

I have been trying to find this short story for ages. I forget most of the detail but it is set in space and in the end the protagonist has the realisation that the star he sees (or the planet he is ...
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Novel where a kid learns psychic powers by squeezing little cubes with binary numbers on them?

I recall a novel where a kid learns psychic powers by squeezing little cubes with binary numbers on them? Does anyone remember this story from my childhood?
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Scientist/Inventor loses control of self-replicating silver boxes

I can't remember a great deal of this story, originally I read it in the mid 1970's… So the main elements are: self-replicating "silver boxes" they escape from the inventor they consume metal etc ...
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Novel about rescuing the people of a dying planet

Trying to find a book I've read about ten years ago. It was translated into Russian, the original was (probably) written in English. It was about a planet in a solar system with a single red giant ...
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Alien gifts of a game to subjugate the human race [duplicate]

I'm making myself crazy trying to remember the name of a short story I read years ago. It was in a short story collection, and may have been by Arthur C. Clark or Robert Heinlein. I think it was in ...
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A man works as an alien negotiator - the aliens are pacifist haystack creatures. Man's old rival shows up. Lots of cool cultural alien stuff

So, I'm looking for this short story. I read it a couple of years ago, but I have the feeling it was written in the 80s or earlier. It is about a business man on an alien world. He is an expert in ...
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Looking for a scifi novel with advanced pheromone technology

I remember a lot of things about the book, but none of them have brought up a name and nobody I've asked remembers it Pheromone technology plays a big role in the world- airborne pheromones serve as ...
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Echo Death, obscure novel from 1972?

Can anyone help to find the exact title and author of a novel I read in 1972? It was checked out of a library, and I believe it was a new release at the time, though I may be wrong about that. I ...
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Story Identification: A Comic Book from 1970s about a Criminal trapped in Endless series of Rooms

I'm trying to find a comic book story I read in the 1970s. It involved a criminal who kills a guy in, I think, the back room of the guy's store. It might have been a barbershop. For some reason ...
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Robots on planet with no humans until a rocket with a human lands

I'm hoping someone will recognize this short story. It involves a culture of robots on a planet, and the story is told from the perspective of one of them. One day a rocket lands. The robots, ...
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A cottage in the woods [closed]

The story was about a boy who went cross country running then fell over knocked himself out, when he woke he saw an old lady beckoning him she said that the Her cat got ill and she wanted to go to the ...
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Help identifying movie from Russia or similar

My recollection is very sketchy but this is what I remember.... Film was possibly black and white I saw it as a child in the late '80s early '90s but it's older It was subtitled and in Russian or ...
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Children or Young Adult Fantasy Story

I'm currently on the lookout for a book that my boyfriend read while he was in primary school, he started in 1999, and it was in their school library, so he might have read it around 2006-2007, ...
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What was this movie involving girls who turned into monsters?

Okay this has been bothering me for years. When I was younger, I remember going to the movie store and seeing this movie with a group of girls on the cover, maybe 3? And they were really pretty on the ...
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Movie scene where guy in spacesuit accidentally gets his hand cut off

There is a scene from a movie I saw some time in the last 30 years where a guy in a space suit is trying to fix something outside of a spaceship .One of his tools starts to float away and without ...
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Novel about Bugs Bunny being tricked by a wealthy man to loot some snowy building

In my childhood, I bought a novel at a garage sale and read through it. This novel appeared to be official and even had professional illustrations of Bugs Bunny. It had the following plot points: ...
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Trying to find a short story about a drug that keeps wiping out your short-term memory every few minutes

A long time ago, around the late 1980s or possibly the early 1990s, I read a science fiction story about a man hit with a drug that keeps resetting his short-term memory. I remember the general plot,...
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Story about enhanced gladiators

I recall reading a short story in which a prisoner meets several physically enhanced gladiators (or possibly, long-term prisoners in some survival-type prison). Specifically, one of them had a triple ...
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Captain becomes sleeping pod

What's the movie where they have upright hypersleep pods. The crew is strapped in and when they wake up they find that their captains harness slipped (I guess years back) because his face was pressed ...
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Story identification- Written by a black female author: a kid in a PA future escapes a facility, we read it as his diary?

I stumbled upon a short story some months ago on a website. It's written by a black female author, and it's about a boy who I think was the subject of some experiments (he can cure diseases or ...