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Looking for a book I read in the '80s (probably older) with technology-powered telekinesis

This was a book I read back in the '80s I believe. Sort of a post-apocalypse setting in the beginning. It involved a person going into a desert as a rite of passage. She was subjected to ...
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Animated old version of the Fire Bird?

Another question for old fogies with good memories. Back in the early 60's or late 50's I saw part of an animated version of the Russian Fire Bird tale on the Early Show. The scene I saw was of the ...
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I'm looking for a movie about a weird religious journey

I'm looking for a movie that I saw a few years ago. It was a story about a boy going on a journey to find someone or something, and one of the landmarks he has to find is a hill with a huge ...
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Airplane that can travel forwards in time but not backwards

I read a paperback book of short stories. One of the short stories was about time travel using an airplane, but the time travel was restricted to going forward in time. This resulted in a statue of ...
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Looking for early 90s movie about fear concepts in the mind [on hold]

During the early 1990s (circa 1992) I kept seeing a movie cover in the video store which featured a man drowning, a woman trying to escape from a ceiling that was closing down on her and several other ...
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Young Adult Sci-fi book about cyber-terrorists

I read it probably in the mid 1990's. The book involves a group of anonymous terrorists who attack people over the internet, usually in virtual reality simulations. One scene that stands out the most ...
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Humorous short story where ship is missing an 'offog' [duplicate]

I had an anthology of short stories from the 70's or 80's. It included a humorous short story about a space fleet captain who received notice of an upcoming inspection of his ship. After checking his ...
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Story with quantum computers that cause users to shift realities

I read a book back in the mid to late 1990s which I have been unable to recall the title or locate through Google. My recollection of the plot involves an artificial intelligence that has hired a ...
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Looking for a movie where a horse starts sneezing spider webs

What is the name of the movie? A spider crawls into a horses nose and then the horse starts sneezing spider webs and goes nuts and envelops a child in his nose web.
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Looking for a book where people in a well have a little girl and her older sister goes in to save her

It's a fictional novel about a little girl that falls into a well (I don't remember what happens to her) or is taken down into the well by the people that live down there, sortof as a offering. Her ...
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What short story had a protagonist who was an orphan from a race of mimics?

With some catastrophe in his background, he arrives on a hot frontier world (requiring a survival suit?) populated by humans, to live with a kind, morally strong woman, who perhaps owns a bar (... or ...
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Movie with giant alien fish creature?

I am trying to find the name of a sci-fi movie I saw as a kid. I remember only bits and my memory may be off. I believe it took place on an alien space ship or saucer submerged at the bottom of a ...
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Short story collection about Transporter “Doors”

I'm looking for a short story collection about different uses/inventions of transporter doors. I think it was just a single author collection, that I read in the early 2000s. In each story these ...
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What book had a character who could control magical strands or streams?

I am looking for a title of a book, The main character could send out a "strand, stream?" of magic to retrieve whatever he wished. If he wanted a beer he would get it and one would disappear ...
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An animated movie that had black robots that turned people into stone late 1960s to 1970s

It was a weird sci-fi animated movie I saw only a little bit of it. This is what I recall: It was old but had color, so I assume it was late 1960s to early 1970s. The animation and style reminded me ...
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Name of a YA sci fi anthology?

I have been trying to locate an anthology of young-adult sci fi short stories that I read in primary school in the late '90s (I do not know when the book itself was published). I can only remember a ...
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I am looking for a specific short story about space pirates and gods

In the late 90's or early aughts I bought a scifi compilation that included an amazing story about a group of space pirates that try to take over a ship. This ship's crew behaves and looks like the ...
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Looking for a short story about a robot evolving to have supernatural powers

I'm looking for a short story from about 50 years ago about a robot who escapes after being slated to be melted down and discovers while in hiding that it has evolved to have some supernatural powers. ...
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Help with identifying web comic with Batman and Robin

I read a funny web comic a few months ago where Batman and Robin are in a car and Batman is driving and running over people and Robin expresses concern about how Batman is hurting people and Batman ...
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A novel where rank number 1 means you rule the world?

As a youth, I recall reading a novel about a future earth with a very organized power structure where people are ranked (I believe it was 1-100) by their power/wealth. The protagonist is a nobody ...
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Looking for a novel I read about twenty years ago about a man who can change reality with his mind [duplicate]

This will probably be a long shot, but I read a novel about twenty years ago that I'm sure is from the late sixties. I can only really remember the main plot point: There's a man in it who can ...
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Looking for a book where the cast is actually in the fantasy game they are playing

When I was in high school I remember reading this book where the characters are high school students and the main characters mother, and they are playing this new game where they actually go into the ...
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Looking for a book title about control of the four elements

I cannot recall much about the book. I know the main character is a boy and he lives in a world that is divided between four factions, each supporting a core element. The story opens at the funeral ...
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Trying to locate award winning story about a famous actor who murders a woman to study for the part of a killer

This story dates back to the late 70's, early 80's. It was in an anthology of award-winning short stories. (Perhaps edited by Lester delRay?) The story line is about a super-star actor famous for his ...
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Trying to find the title of a science fiction novel where the monster is singing killer space fungus

Yep. Singing killer space fungus. I'm trying to find a science fiction novel that scared the bejesus out of me when I was a kid. This book was one of those paperback novels from the '60s or '70s. ...
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Earth destroyed, survivor grows up on alien world, later joins Earth military

I'm looking for a book I had read years ago. It's similar to the Starwolf's series by Edmond Hamilton but much closer to the 60's/70's (not sure of the exact date). In the story an alien force has ...
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Cartoon where genius kid is trying to escape from an island and had lot of masks

I remember seeing a cartoon on Cartoon Network where a kid is trying to escape from an island with a lot of people on it. He is a science genius sort of kid and keeps trying to create things, but has ...
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Looking for a late 70s early 80s movie about humans being replaced by robots

Started watching a movie as a kid on cable in the late 70s or early 80s about robots replacing human beings. The main character was a private detective. He has an id card/credit card with a single ...
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Need help identifying 80's Scifi movie

Trying to identify a movie where a man rescues a woman who is forced to hold onto a wire with her mouth. If she lets go a large spike will fly towards her.
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Mutant workers exterminated and last one burned at the stake

I apologize in advance that I don't have a lot of details about a story or novellla that I'm looking for. It's from a few decades ago, probably 1960s, and I read it in the late 70s or early 80s. The ...
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Looking for an episode of a 90's show involving a man who can time travel after having a car accident

So, I remember those moments: A man had a car accident. After that he is able to travel through time. Every time he travels he sort of hallucinates and he is in some sort of a huge cave with a some ...
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Short Story: Dogs own the country side, cull humans for food

I'm trying to remember the name and author of a short story. This is what I recall of the plot: A transport/bus breaks down traveling between two cities in an implied post-apocalyptic setting. It's ...
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Looking for the name of a book with a man and woman attacked by wolves and a young gypsy in danger (possibly for practicing magic)

I don't have much info about this, I can only remember 2 scenes and I'm not entirely certain they're from the same book (only about 95%). One scene has a man (possibly with a woman with him) ...
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What short story had a world of independent cities who blew up any city that got too big?

I read an old short story about a world with all small independent cities. If any city would get too powerful than other cities could blow it up. It created this strange kind of peace where cities ...
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What cartoon or marionette show features respiring plants in a “corn” field?

I have distinct memory of watching a show in elementary school (~1985-1988) that was either stop-motion animated or used marionettes similar to Thunderbirds. Unfortunately memory of the particulars of ...
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Movie identification early 2000s or late 1990's (I think?)

Movie is about a village and a monster. There is a monster or creature outside of the village and all the inhabitants are afraid of it. A woman who is searching for her fiancé in Iceland comes upon ...
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Novel (and movie) about supernatural being choosing successor

I'm trying to remember title of a book I read Back in the late 1970's (I think, maybe the early 80's). The central character was a young-ish woman who had received an invitation no spend time at the ...
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Short Story Collection from 80s/early 90s with story about the Ainu and a shapeshifter

I'm looking for the short story collection that contained a short story that involved the Ainu culture and shape shifters. I read the collection in late 80s/early 90s. It was published in America — ...
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Title of a book about trying to control “the moment” [duplicate]

I read this book which I think is from the early 2000s. I don’t know what it is called, who wrote it, or who published it, so I’m hoping a kind soul can help me out. There’s this extra-dimensional ...
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Looking for a fantasy book about two kids that get transported to another world

It's a book about two kids that get transported to this fantasy world. The people there want to make one of them ruler of one of the countries and the other is hunted down. It's got fantasy and fairy ...
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Futuristic-style cowboy drives a motorcycle and carries a water-purifying device

I am looking for a movie title. The film was made around late eighties/ early nineties and involves a character named Joe, I think. He is a futuristic style cowboy that drives a motorcycle. All I can ...
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Novel about elves who can be mortally wounded by iron

Looking for a book title about elves who can be mortally wounded by iron. The humans who interact with them in the fairy world...and then return to their own world, see the battle in the fairy world ...
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trying to find a short story about a character that has visions of the eternal cycles of the time

It was about eternity and time... probably was a 70s short story. Maybe it was about the shapes that a soul could take along eons of time. Sorry, I really cannot remember more. Just that it was a ...
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Trying to locate a short sci-fi story regarding projecting one's mental self across great intergalactic distances

I think I read this story in Analog or Astounding Stories quite some time ago. The stories photo was one with a person standing on the outstretched arm of a bear. Seems each person imagined a ...
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Novel that depicts a dystopian city trapped by fog

Things I believe I accurately remember: There was an airship/dirigible on the cover. The MC was a journalist. As stated in question there is a fog around the entire city (which is an island or ...
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Film identification - SF - woman with special skill to sense into the past is being sent to identify the cause of a disappeared crew on a spaceship

I'm trying to identify a science fiction film where a woman having a special sensing skill to "see" scenes from the past when being in the right place is being sent to a spaceship that has lost it's ...
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Identify comic novel with mice and aliens (Martians?)

The story takes place on Mars (or another planet) where Martians (?) are waiting for people from Earth to land. Both planets have been communicating for some time and they finally manage to meet each ...
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Help me identify this 1980s horror movie [on hold]

Can't remember what type of movie this was (horror or something else) but I do remember the end-credits. There was an American Indian on a very very long hill, the hill looked more like a column ...
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Help me identify this BIG Robot Movie from 80s [duplicate]

I can't remember anything about the movie except it giant robots like Pacific Rim but people were inside not sat down but stood up using their arms and legs - I don't know properly but was like some ...
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100th Birthday Surprise turns tragedy - sex at funeral [migrated]

What i remember is,the movie starts with an old man on his 100th Birthday Surprise at top floor of sky scraper. He dies of a Heart attack as soon as he opens the door of the hall as it was a shocking ...