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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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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 ...
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Cartoon about a team of three people augmented by mechanical parts

I don't know much about this cartoon but I want to find the name of it. The cartoon used to broadcasted in late 90s till mid 2000s. Cartoon consisted of three members. When some problem arose, all ...
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Title of book? A signal from other side of moon

What is the name of the novel where a moon mission is sent to investigate the mysterious signal on the other side of the moon? While out of communication range an the moon's surface the crew find an ...
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Story ident : Whales swimming on Jupiter [on hold]

Humanity had discovered evidence of alien life on Mars, I think, and sends teams to various places in search of answers. One team found "whales" swimming on Jupiter. This was probably a 1960's ...
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Story Identification: Fantasy series based on Bob Dylan's All Along the Watchtower

I remember reading this story ~15 years ago. What I remember: Back in the 90's, Martin Greenberg published a LOT of themed anthologies, and I think that this was in one of them. I think it was a new ...
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Philosophical quest set in a very dark desert

I think it aired on PBS in the early nineties. It might have been a foreign film. The main characters were kids or young adults. The setting was post-apocalyptic and may have possibly been ...
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Movie that reminds of “The Stuff”, but is like more mutation-like..?

When I was a bit younger I watched an old 80's movie on Showtime that still stick to my mind to this day. There is a poison or diseases that cause heavy mutation and death. Most of it is taking ...
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80s anime with mecha having tank-tread “roller skates”

I have not been able to identify a series of short anime shorts (I think each episode was about a minute) from the mid/late80s (I think I first saw them in 86 or 87 in the US, perhaps on cable). As I ...
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Anime with three characters racing near-future vehicles

The cartoon had three characters. I remember one of them having an appearance where it's difficult to tell the gender. It was about them riding near-future vehicles and racing, intercepting each other ...
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SF novel identification please

Was lent a book a few years ago. May have been part 1 of 2 or 3. Humans identify a star system which is quarantined; surrounded by some sort of shield or force field. Within the shield boron ...
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And now, for something completely different: The mushrooms are among us

I'm talking about at least two juvenile sci-fi novels, read between second and fourth public grades (U.S.A.) which for me places them around 1956-9. The protagonists are a brother and sister, ...
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A movie with the same concept of The Thing and Leviathan

I saw a new trailer a couple of months ago. It was a sci-fi/horror film with an alien life-form host on people which started transforming into a gory status/shape. Yes, it sounds like the movie "The ...
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Romantic fantasy film with singing girls [closed]

I watched a film approximately 5 years ago where there was a guy and a girl singing on the scene because the other girl couldn't sing as she was singing with a fixed voice over a microphone. When ...
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Tiny spaceship crash-lands and is crushed

I need to know the name of a Film/story/book, not sure which. A space craft is gonna crash-land on Earth The pilot is speaking with the government asking for a safe place to land that's not near any ...
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80's 90's female protagonist descending a space elevator or a tall tree on another planet

I read a book in the late 80's or early 90's that involved a woman special operative. She was descending a space elevator or a large tree down to the the planet and she had bio tech embedded in her. ...
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Book about an industrialist that finds an animal in space that creates portals

I am looking for a sci-fi book I read in the late 80's or early 90's dealing with a a rich space industrialist that finds an animal in space that, when stimulated, creates propulsion. Later in the ...
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Is there a TV show/movie with humanoid aliens evolved from elephants?

Before we get started, be aware that this may just be a figment of my imagination. I have a memory from some years ago (late 90s/early 2000s) of seeing a picture of humanoid aliens evolved from ...
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Short story where a character sees another dimension

I read this story years back and I can't remember its title and who wrote it. The plot goes something like this: A guy (or maybe some sort of scientist) gets into a lab accident(?) and his vision is ...
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Short story set during the Neolithic / Agricultural Revolution

I'm trying to track down a short story I read, on paper, at some point between (very approximately) 1980 and 2000. It was set during the Neolithic (aka First Agricultural) Revolution, the "wide-scale ...
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Story Identification about a world with no privacy after camera/network motes are released

I read this story/novel and remember liking it. Someone develops and releases nanoscopic motes that propagate and cover the whole planet allowing people to see everything all people are doing. It ...
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What book has a farm girl harvesting the power of unicorns?

I read a book in seventh grade, that I think was released in 2005. The main character is a girl who lived on her family farm, and she could see this ghost boy. One day this tunic-wearing man comes ...
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Movie Identification: Humanoid Monster/Alien in a bed, 80s/90s, Sci-Fi/Horror

I've been looking for the name of a movie for over a year now, this is my last chance. Here are the details which I remember: I watched this movie a few times when I was younger, I'd say 80s to ...
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Story about a Dystopian Future involving data-planets

I don't know what the cover art may have been, nor the publication date. This was described to me by someone, and I want to find it and read it. No idea on the author, but here's the description I ...
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Story Identification : Aliens revive museum humans [duplicate]

An alien race finds Earth. Its landing party locates a museum or some such facility and one-by-one, the aliens revivify deceased humans in the museum. Most who awaken (such as a Pharaoh) are quickly ...
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80's movie with a boy on skates or bmx bikes that has holographic ants that torture people

I once saw an 80's movie with a boy on skates or bmx bikes that has holographic ants that torture people. It was post apocalyptic if I recall.
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Short story…probably pre WW2. About a battleship ordered to surrender

I think the short story was in an anthology of stories...something like "best science fiction short stories" or the like. Basically, a battleship (US but country not mentioned) was ordered to ...
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Book about a painter that can bring his paintings to life [on hold]

I've been looking for this book, for about 3 years, since I saw it in Barnes & Noble and forgot the name. It's about a painter/painter's apprentice who can bring his paintings to life and he ...
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Story ident : Alien scout-ship crashes

I'm looking for the name of a (English-language) book read in the 1970s The main plot focused on an alien scout-ship crash-landing and killing half of a town. The (crashed) aliens take the ...
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Nomad/not nomad groups of people who try to use an ancient ship to return to their homeland

I'm trying to remember a book I can only remember the setting to but not the story. I think there are two separate types of people on a planet, nomadic style people with their horses and the "not ...