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Looking for two 1980s sci-fi children's books

This will be vague, but I'm hoping somebody out there will know of these two 1970s-1980s sci-fi children's books. Sadly, all I can recall of the first is that it starred two space heroes who patrolled ...
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Movie about a man and a worm inside his head

I saw this late 1980's(?) movie in the mid/late 1990s when I was only young, so sorry for the lack of details. I remember there was a main character - man, some sort of a junkie. There was also a ...
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Trying to find a fantasy book with a girl who made her bath boil

I have read this book at least 7 years ago and quite enjoyed it. But i honestly dont remember much about it. I remember it having a woman on the cover of the book, drawn frontal view of head to hips ...
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Looking for a SF story I read in school

The gist of the story is that an old man is put in a retirement home where his room features a VR 'window' that featured views of various scenic points in the world. The retiree argues with his ...
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TV series involving a man with some electricity superpower but who suffers from severe headaches

I'm looking for the name of a TV series, probably from the 80s or early 90s, involving people with superpowers. In particular, I remember a man who has some superpower related to electricity (similar ...
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Need book title - at intersection of 3 empires a planet with a warlike race

At the intersection of 3 galactic empires (one of which is human) There is a planet guarded by all 3 because that race is too warlike
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Movie about a mad scientist stealing life/talent/enthusiasm from unsuspecting teen girl or girls. Black guy hero

It was an older movie, probably 80's-ish era. Medium budget. Scientist was trying to defy the aging process. Girls he used were young teens, and the process killed them, I think. I only caught the ...
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19th Century Children's TV Drama

I was watching "The Secret Garden" film yesterday and it made me remember a TV fantasy drama I watched when I was young. I would have watched this mid 80's but the program could have been a repeat. ...
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Short story same as the Lucy movie

I am trying to remember the name and the author of a short story that seems to have a similar plot to the Besson's movie "Lucy". I read that stories more than 30 years ago: A scientist made an ...
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Short story about a man taking riskier and riskier jobs for more money

I"m looking for a story I read in 1980. It is a short story and may have been in one of Asimov's or Bradbury's collections. It was about a man looking for a job. He goes into an office with, I ...
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Mother and Father go to Hell to recover kidnapped daughter from Satan

The Mother was a witch, I think, and the Father was some sort of Warlock or something. The devil, I believe, was Hitler or Hitler like.
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Teens stranded in eco-system within alien ship , fighting for survival

Looking for the name of a book series I read in middle school, 2001-2004 roughly. All I can remember about it was that there were a handful of teenagers who somehow ended up on an alien planet that ...
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Trying to identify a magazine story about traffic cops in the future

This story was about traffic cops in the future that patrolled major highways in a RV-like vehicle that had food preparation facilities, sleeping berths for the off-duty officers and if I remember ...
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Film about someone trying to convince others that he is immortal

I saw this film years ago, but I can't remember the title. The whole film happens inside a room, it's about a guy who tries to convince others in the room that he is immortal (or maybe very, very ...
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Seeking book title where disembodied brains are kept in drawers [on hold]

I read this book in the 1960s or early 1970s. It is not "The Cybernetic Brain." Any thoughts?
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A movie with a guy who is beamed into a ray of light in his garden

This is a science-fiction movie trailer I saw for 2 minutes and freaked me out when I was young. Alas, for my own sake most likely and unconsciously, I forgot the name of that movie. There is this ...
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ID a movie with an attacking toy tank and a wild cat ambush

Okay, there's this old movie maybe from the 1990's or earlier and I don't know the name of it. It has this scene where there is a bullet-shooting small toy tank shooting at this young man in some ...
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Story about a dying man on an asteroid, accompanied by a robot/android

Sometime between seventh and eighth grade I stumbled upon a story which stuck with me, even though I forgot the title and the author. As far as I can remember, the story went that this ...
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Looking for the name of a scifi comic strip from a book-for-boys book

During the 1980s I received as a present a hardback comic book (of the typical Christmas style annals) that covered a whole raft of space stories, fact and fiction, including several episodes of a ...
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Graphic novel about a space traveler in a falcon-type ship with an amulet and a large earthworm

There was a black and white graphic novel from the 70s about a young space traveler who flies in a falcon type ship. He comes to a planet carrying an amulet that is missing what was inside. He meets ...
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Can you identify this time travel book series?

read a book series in 2009, can not remember the title of the book nor who wrote it. i remember it started with two males driving at night through the country, they pull over and walk into a paddock, ...
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Looking for a sci-fi story title — possibly YA or kids educational - “Canned Heat”

As a kid (back in the Jurassic era before calculators, i.e. early 70's) I remember reading a sci-fi story. This came back to me recently in a discussion about young Sci-Fi but I couldn't remember the ...
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Book with walrus-like aliens invading and using asteroids to wipe out major cities

I remember years ago reading part of a book that was reminiscent of Footfall but I can't remember the name or too much about it. Some facts that stick out were the invading aliens were described as ...
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Telekinetic Boy [on hold]

I read a book mid 70s with a telekinetic boy. I remember it being a good read. I think he pointed his finger at birds on a power line and was able to knock them off. Help identifying the title or ...
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Exploration teams land on planet and die of nightmares

This was a short story. Various teams land and do not survive the first night. There are cryptic clues relate to being attacked by monsters from their cultures/myths. The protagonist survives his ...
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Identify 1950's scifi story - man left on empty planet and slowly becomes native [duplicate]

This is one of the 2 stories I read as a kid in the 1950's, early 60's which forever locked me into scifi. Spoiler alert! Short story about a spaceman who ended up marooned alone on an empty planet of ...
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Need help with Ranger Rick sci-fi story

A very long time ago, I saw a sci-fi story on a "Ranger Rick" magazine about a space explorer girl that arrives to a planet that has become a landfill (no spoilers here: it's Earth) and needs the help ...
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Alien abductee joins a galactic patrol where he is instructed by a bird-like alien

I remember a book in which the main protagonist is a human male and after witnessing alien activities he was forcibly whisked away. After being taken away he joins a type of galactic patrol type ...
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Psychic Anthropormorphic Cats

I remember a book that is more of a young adult type book. It's about a psychic anthropomorphic cat woman on an alien world. She arrives on this alien world in a classic pulp space opera rocket ship. ...
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What sci-fi novel has a technology called “Plaax” and a character named “Gifon”?

Sometime in the late 70's or early 80's I read a sci-fi novel, the title and author of which have completely escaped me. I have a vague recollection of the plot, which I will describe here but please ...
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What Ray Bradbury story contains the line

What Ray Bradbury story contains the line... ..."Autumn was burning the land down into winter. The smoke of the burning, thick, blue, and invisible...." Since I cannot google it up, I suspect I may ...
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Remembering three books

I am trying to remember a novel from when I was younger. Oh about late 1980s to early 1990s. The book could be older than that. It just seems my Google-fu cannot break the author or title barriers. ...
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LEDs sing love poems

I'm trying to track down the source of a quote that's been sitting in my memory for years. It's all rotted away now, but there were two parts to it, something like: "We wrote spells, carved them ...
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Please help identify this pre-1994 space opera paperback (a sequel) with a “human bullet” and a catgirl

Around 1993-1994, certainly no later than the end of 1994, I purchased a paperback from a thrift store on Nantucket. The cover was black; the title (in large white letters under a circular graphic) ...
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Novel scifi/detective series, near future, near space

Looking for near future story that takes place within our Solar System. Do not remember exactly what it was about, but a female, possibly a detective is searching for another, younger female. One ...
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Story Identification: Teleporting Castle

I remember seeing a movie when I was younger, but can't find it online because I can't remember a whole lot about the story. What I do remember is there was a group of soldiers trying to catch this ...
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Movie with a man/woman fighting over a giant truck in the desert

I saw this movie a while ago and I remember a lot of images of huge desert landscapes and a man/woman fighting over the control of a huge truck (or maybe they had a truck each and were fighting over ...
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Star Trek book with a battle (ongoing in the story) that is so large it looks like a sun

I am trying to find a Star Trek book where a battle is occurring. The battle is so big that it looks like the sun. The battle occurs at the end of the book
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Name of a YA book about a human girl who saves an cat-like elf guy, deals with racism and magic and a prophecy

I read it in the 90's but it was probably much older, it was a young adult fantasy book. The cover was blue I think, and had the blonde girl on a horse and maybe next to a mountain kinda small and to ...
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Short story featuring time travelers from distant future, ice age, and genetic diversity

I have been trying on and off for years to find a short story I would have read in an anthology during the 80s, but was probably originally a bit older. It was about time travelers from a distant ...
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Animated Film about “noise marines” in the 80s

I am looking to see if anyone can remember the title of an animated film about noise marine-like characters: their weapons were psychic guitars which they used to create a sonic/psychic attack. I ...
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Story where a painting reflects actual facts

I remember reading as a child a story with the following plot: someone has just bought a painting that depicts a house surrounded by vegetation (shrubs? woods?). As time passes, the owner sees that ...
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Anime featuring a blind man wielding a white ribbon [closed]

This is what I can remember about the anime: The hero has black wings and is trying to 'reach himself in the other side', there is also a copy of said hero. There was a blind man that wields a white ...
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Want to identify a science fiction short story that takes place during WW1 or WW2

I cannot remember the name of the story or the author. The story is about a soldier that gets abducted by aliens who are planning to invade Earth. They are reading his mind in order to discover ...
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Asimov short story [duplicate]

I'm looking for a short story that I believe was written by Asimov back in the 50's or 60's. I read it in an anthology I checked out of the library back in the 80's or 90's. The story is like a ...
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60's or earlier SF short story robot learns to play piano

I read this one back in the late 60's. A retired musician gets a robot butler to help out around the house. The robot is curious about music, so the retired musician teaches the robot how to play ...
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Book identification - yin-yang tattoo on arm

It is a "people from normal world journey to fantasy world" plot. One of the protagonists, a young or teenage girl, has a yin-yang symbol on her arm. At one point in the book, one of the antagonists ...
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Help identify slightly-adult 80s/90s trilogy - set on Earth with magic/aliens/mushrooms/familiars

Wasn't the greatest, but I never finished it! Here's what I remember: Male author Male protagonist Female villain - Erzsebet Old mage-type Rat-like Familiars eating people - Jamara and Pyewacket Dog ...
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Short story about the Dalai Lama: the next incarnation picks the short path

I am looking for a short story about the Dalai Lama. The next incarnation is force-grown and he picks the short path. In choosing the short path, his Holiness's behaviors are the antithesis of what ...
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Book about a time-traveling dinosaur hunter

I read a book back in the late 70's and here's what I remember: There were a group of people who 'bought a tour' to time travel back to the dinosaur era. They travel on a disc shaped platform. There ...