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B&W TV show where people in a space ship are eaten by a plant

I don't know if I dreamt this story or of it was real but I remember watching this old black and white sci fi TV show. A group of people are taking a trip in a luxurious space ship. Something strange ...
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Wasteland-style movie, one character has computer connections in his head

Probably early 80s, wasteland type environment. One of the bad guys had computer type hook ups in his head. I also remember a scene where two heroes are stuck in a room with these white sacs hanging ...
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Short story about an astronaut that has to harvest/collect the body fluids of an alien for a panacea [duplicate]

Short story read in the 60's or 70's, an astronaut has to enter an alien ship and collect the tears/sweat? of an alien to use as a wonder drug for humans. The alien has some sort of presence which ...
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Late 90's YA Alien Book

Trying to find a book a read in the late 90's. Young Adult fiction story about aliens secretly coming to earth & the main characters trying to stop them. I recall it surrounding TV towers and ...
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In which book did Count Dooku try to make General Grievous Force-sensitive?

I just found out that Dooku once tried to make General Grievous Force-sensitive by blood transfusion, but failed. In which Legends book can I find this?
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Heroine named Shelby stranded on a planet of telepaths

In the late 70's I read a good scifi book about a woman named Shelby who is the pilot of a space freighter. It has a problem and she sets down on a planet to wait for help. The planet is peopled with ...
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Movie with guy demoing Iron-Man-style jetpack

A while back (like 8 years ago), I was in Raley's and saw a clip from a movie while I was waiting in the check-out line. It was a guy flying a red jetpack for (presumably) the first time. The ...
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Movie or TV series episode with a kelpie or horse monster in a modern setting?

I am trying to track down the name of a film or TV show I saw as a child during the 1980s. I vaguely recall a kelpie or water-horse type monster and some kind of long tunnel possibly a canal. I think ...
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Anime with floating house, fliers and conscripted teen boy

I watched this anime/cartoon in 2010 - 2011. The main character was a teen boy. Apparently he lived in a house with his mother and his little sister (?) which was located on a floating piece of land ...
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What Star Trek episode has a prison experience that is only in the mind?

I'm fairly sure this was a Star Trek episode. A character went through a horrible prison experience for years, only to find out when he woke up that merely months had passed and it was all part of ...
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Sci-Fi story where Mars is ruled by dogs?

This was a young adult book. It was old, probably from the 50's or 60's. And the young male protagonist was transported to Mars where it was ruled by dogs. I think he had a dog of his own that went ...
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Identify story about a man stranded in a red planet with a sentient hand as his friend

I remember reading a short story 10 to 15 years ago about a man stranded alone on a red planet, where nothing would be green, and so he would miss that color. There was a sentient hand to keep him ...
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Sci-fi Short Story: Soul-Stealing Space Snakes

This was a short story in an anthology, it involved a group of people trapped in a perpetual videogame/virtual reality. There were levels, and you had to beat each one. The first was like a ...
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Help me find a 1998-2000 TV series or movie about children in space with a leader who had different eye colors

I used to watch a series around 1998-2000 about some children in space. I remember that these children are not treated well in this place they are at - a place with robots and humans/aliens, with ...
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Story about a planet in a binary system

I remember a novel (or multiple novels?) set on a planet that is in a binary system. From time to time it is switching the orbit to the other sun, resulting in a long winter. The planet is inhabited ...
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Movie where piano player gets robotic hands

I'm trying to identify a live-action movie from the 80s or 90s, but I don't have much to go on. It only barely fits into the sci-fi genre, but is probably classified as drama. Here's what I remember: ...
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Main character is a cyborg mercenary, possibly fights demons

Looking for a book that may have been part of a series, possibly based on an RPG, where the main character is a cyborg mercenary, who has been significantly reduced in height because of his cyborg ...
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Earth vs. aliens, long war ends in secret mutual surrender

I'd like your help in identifying an SF book I read many many years ago. I don't remember the title or author, but the premise was that there had been a long war between earth and an alien planet, ...
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Once almost eradicated, godlike humans in miles-long spaceships watch over the galaxy

Looking for a book I read in the late 60s: humans were almost eradicated in the galaxy but discovered technology that made them almost godlike. They then lived in miles-long spaceships and watched ...
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Future humans build using dirt, go to war over small amounts of it

I am looking for a short story that I read in the 1970s (It may have been published in the 60s) about humans using the Earth's dirt to make stuff; as a result the Earth has shrunk and is smaller than ...
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Looking for a sci-fi about life after death

I read this short story around 10 ago and haven't been able to find it ever since. The hero of the story is a prolific scientist in some mathematical field, and he dies at around page 1. His soul is ...
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Sole survivor of attack on mining vessel, abandoned by his employer, has ability to teleport

There's a story my grandpa use to tell me when I was younger, about the sole survivor of of an attack on a mining vessel in space. The man lives in space for months/years, ignored by the company he ...
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Looking for a children's book series set in space

As a child in the late 70's early 80's, my elementary school library had a series of books set in the far future featuring a group of space-faring tweens that each possessed a super-human sense or ...
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Plants have reclaimed Earth, women are the dominant sex

I read a book in the 1970s that was on Earth and plants had reclaimed the land. It had creeper like plants that had reached the moon, oaks trapped its victims using cages so it could live off the ...
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Moon base, magnetic trap, and spider-like aliens in space

I read this book around 95-97, and I'm sure it was older than that. It was sci fi, the main character was a male who got vertigo while descending to the moon, and met a girl at the moon base. She had ...
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I can't seem to find a sci-fi book I read in the 90s called The Duelist

It's about the teenage son of a great general turned political revolutionary on the interplanetary corporate government. When his father is killed he is jailed on a prison planet but his father was a ...
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trying to identify a sci/fi book about an abandoned colony/world

My fiance read a book when he was younger, but cannot remember the title or author. The human race colonized another planet and decided to abandon the colony for one reason or another. The older ...
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Does anyone remember reading about an egg factory? Looking for book(s) about shape-changing aliens from the 1970s or 1980s

This is tied in with the question I asked before about the polymorphs (or shape-changing aliens that had three basic stages: seedling, house, tutor) who let their seedlings live among humans. This ...
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story with faucet-water-cooled supercomputer

Does anyone recall a book or short story in which the female main character had a small tapwater-cooled supercomputer connected to her kitchen sink? One scene I'm remembering includes her turning ...
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Sorceress accepts paper as payment for opening portals to other worlds

Looking for the title/author of a fantasy short story. I read it years ago and don't remember a lot of details. A sorceress accepts paper as payment for opening portals to other worlds. I think the ...
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book identification scifi/fantasy with talking human intelligence cat

id needed for a Sci-fi/Fantasy novel....mid to late 1980's. The only thing I can remember was the book was set in the future. There was a guy (main character) who was on a quest. He had several ...
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Many different evolved species on planet

A team investigates the disappearance of a research team. Or maybe some members of the research team disappear and members from the team investigate. Anyway, while investigating they travel somewhat ...
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High fantasy trilogy, protagonist is able to slow down time

Looking for the title of a fantasy trilogy, I only remember the cool part now as I read it a few years ago. The world is more or less medieval type (castles, knights and such) and the protagonist and ...
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Clone of a woman writer

Someone told me about a book in which a woman writer cloned herself in order to educate her child to make her become a greater writer than herself.
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Trying to find story book: Astronaut boards ship, becomes indoctrinated and traps future astronauts

I am trying to find a short science fiction story I read 25 or more years ago (without telling my age :) ). In it, an astronaut is sent to investigate a strange ship in space. I can't remember if ...
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CGI show with Rock Men, Ice Men, and Fire Men, and planets that moved?

Does anyone remember the name of a CGI show that had Rock Men, Ice Men, and Fire Men? It had planets that moved and were cannons as well. I used to watch it with my dad when I was younger, but now I ...
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Star Trek: TNG novel identification assistance - plot uses Darmok-like communication

I have a memory of a Star Trek TNG novel that I read years ago, but having searched both my own personal shelves and the Memory Alpha website, I can't find any evidence of its existence. It's ...
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Help Identifying fantasy novel about magic red jewel

I borrowed this book from the library years ago in the early 2000s. I believe it was published sometime between 1970 and 1999. It was an adult fantasy novel and definitely not something you would ...
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Homeless woman uploaded into computer

I vaguely remember an SF novel from the 1980's or early 90's about a poor, maybe homeless, Black woman who gets uploaded into a computer as an experiment. I think the title was the woman's name (?). ...
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Book with a self-improving neuronal computer

In my youth (I'd guess about early 90's) I read a book written from the point of view of a young female psychologist who gets an employment offer from an ultra-rich wunderkind. When she arrives at her ...
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Help me identify this book that uses cloning for space travel

I can't remember much, but hopefully this is specific enough to jar someone's memory. In this novel, the method of travelling to other planets involved something like cloning. The original person ...
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Movie where a space bank is robbed

I remember a long time ago I watched a movie about some kind of space bank vault with a lot of money in it. All of the crew go to cryosleep except one man who is some kind of security guard. There ...
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Children's book about a talking alien baby (who lives on the moon?)

I have been looking for this book for a long while. I remember being charmed by it when I was 8 - so 2000. In England, UK if it helps. The cover was a turquoise green colour. Some plot points: ...
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Story identification: two seraphim in space, and the voice of God

This was a short story I read in the mid-90s in New York City, possibly in a digest like Asimov's or SF&F. I remember two angels, at least one a seraph, conversing in space. They were in the ...
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Animated movie with a baby boy spacewrecked

I'm looking for an old movie, animated, where a baby boy is placed in an escape pod and lands on a distant planet where the humanoids have the ability to shapeshift into animals.
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Anime series with energy balls, a little girl and large demons

So years ago I was youtube browsing, and somehow got hooked on this dark anime series and have only just remembered! I've searched hard for it but have had no luck :( So my memory is sketchy but ...
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What is this book about psychic juvenile delinquents?

I remember reading a book about six boys who were in juvie. One could read minds One could see the future One was telekinetic And the main character didn't initially realize it, but he could ...
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Looking for a book I read over in my childhood (90's)

It's been gnawing on my brain for the past 20 years... I love Scifi/Fantasy books and pretty much read all of Isaac Asimov and Piers Anthony books. I hope the collective SciFi mind can help me out: ...
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Looking for (less sci-fi or fantasy but certainly phantasmagoric) novel encountered many years ago [closed]

Now this is going to be really tough since I remember very little about the novel, but maybe... The novel is something between political satire and psychological/psychedelic/psychiatric thriller, ...
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A story in Analog about immortal people

I believe the story was back in the seventies. People became immortal when they were sure they were going to die and then didn't. I've tried finding it and can't.