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A book which has a character that has the ability to control any type of machine by touching it

I think the book is set in the future. One of the characters (not the protagonist) is able to tap into any system by simply touching it. All I remember is that in the end she had to merge her mind ...
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Name this animated film/movie - boy chases a glowing orb

For lots of years I've had a film in my head that for the life of me can not remember what it's called. It was animated and starts with some sort of bird over a cliff/mountain. It included a boy that ...
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Movie Identification- 70's or 80's space prison escape movie

Saw this on TV sometime in the 80's. It's basically Escape From Alcatraz set in a space prison, definitely made in the 70's or early 80's. There's a small group of prisoners plotting and preparing to ...
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Story Ident : A barrier isolates Earth from space and slows down time

I'm trying to recall the name of a book I read, probably published after 1990, where alien AI infects satellites and a barrier is established, isolating earth from space that maybe slows down time ...
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Late 1950's early 1960's Cold War Futuristic TV drama

I was pretty young when I saw this sometime between 1959-1963. Perhaps it was on one of those anthologies like CBS Playhouse. I believe it takes place in part of the U.S. that has been occupied by a ...
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Sci-Fi Short Story 1950-1969?

I read this in 1970 I believe. Involves people in the not too distant future being able to buy chemical kits to create an animal for a special purpose. In this case a woman is trying to kill her ...
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Girl living on the moon, flying, trip to Earth

I am trying to find a story that I read as a teenager in the 80s about a girl who lives on the Moon and is running a company which requires her to do a lot of Maths with her boyfriend (who calls her ...
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Astronaut on Jupiter

Short story about an astronaut on Jupiter, describing him walking around under heavy atmosphere & gravity, wearing a diving-type space suit. Probably written in the 1950s.
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Low-budget scifi movie: humans at war with mind-controlling aliens crash-land on jungle planet with crystal growths

I think this movie came out in the early to mid '00s. Pretty sure it's not newer than 2008: I think I saw it around that time. I later forgot the title, and I've been unsuccessful finding it again by ...
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Series identification late 90 early 2000's

I am looking for a cartoon/anime series. Its a post-apocalyptic world and 3 guys travel with the last human. One of the guys, who is more of a boy, can transform into a man with a red hawk/eagle ...
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Time/Space Traveling Story Identification

So, I read this story (novel/book) a while ago, but now cannot remember the name. Here is the synopsis, as I remember it (please note that my memory could be faulty): The story begins in London, ...
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Fantasy book series involving 3 magic stones

Fantasy book series from the 80's and maybe early 90's. Involved 3 magic stones, one in the forehead, 1 over the heart and one in the palm of the 3 main characters. I can't remember much more of the ...
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Old Movie, College rejects get brainwashed into being model citizens

The hero moves to a new city and makes friends with a bunch of normal college students. As soon as they go to the local college, they seem to get brainwashed into being nerds who all wear same kind ...
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The title of an SF where a robot became conscious and a friend of a boy?

When I was an elementary school student back in the late 80's through early 90's, I was forced to read some books as vacation assignments. There are some books which I still remember I liked, but I ...
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Explorers trying to cross an impassable Pacific ocean, which has caused a different WWII outcome

I'm looking for the name of a short story (probably from the 2000s) set in a world where the Pacific ocean appears to be impossible to cross (all who attempt to do so disappear). History seems to be ...
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Science Fiction short story(-ies) about a person who is arrested by a robot for being outside at night

When I was in high school, I read a book of short stories, I think it was sci-fi. It was about a man who I think was the one of the last human beings on Earth. The story ends something like this... ...
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Sci-fi novel about biological computers put into people's heads, making assassins

I recently had the memory of an old sci-fi novel come back to me (1970s or 1980s). secret organization making thimble-sized biological computers to implant into wealthy and powerful people's heads ...
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Name / title of a story about a sentient submarine battleship? [duplicate]

I think I read this (probably in an anthology) around 1972. As I remember it -- this sentient submarine battleship is left over from a war and awakens when challenged. Is this Van Vogt?
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Private Detective novel with some sci-fi elements. Came out late 80's, early 90's?

I don't really remember much about this. The main character was a private detective. He had a gun with a 4 dimensional clip, that held 100,000 rounds. At one point during the story, he has to enter ...
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Movie about attacking Roots/Giant Plant?

Last night, as I went to turn off the internet, on my mum's TV there was a movie/series (the last of a regular commercial break as I watched, it may be an indication it was a movie). My mum was asleep ...
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Who is the Rebel pilot who got stranded during the Battle of Yavin and had his place taken by Luke?

Introduction When I was a teenager, I subscribed to a Star Wars Comic book, translated into Swedish. In one issue, there was a story that took place some short time after the Battle of Yavin, about a ...
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Story-identification - 70s or 80s - Occult/Paranormal/Magic

in the early 90s I read through some of my dad's book collection. I'm pretty sure that the story in question was spread over multiple books and would love to reread it/them now I am older. They were ...
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Horror short story with an upbeat ending

This short story might have been about teenagers or adults, and was written in the 1980's or 1990's. It could have been in a Charles de Lint anthology, as the genre was fantasy horror. I don't think ...
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looking for a book/short story about planet colonizing

I remember reading it at school but do not remember if it was in a collection of short stories or a book. It was the 80's so it would be that time or before the 80's. What I remember is a new planet ...
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Fantasy Novel Identification - older book with alternate world & musical themes

I read a fantasy novel that was implied to be part of a series around 20 years ago (was part of my high school library, not certain how old it was then). I don't remember the title or author, or ...
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Looking for a story title. Sci-fi/Fantasy from 1950 - 1960s

I'm trying to track down a story, this was the plot: Woodsman's wife saves for 20 years to buy him a turkey. He takes the cooked turkey into the woods and when he is approached by Death and shares the ...
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Story ident: Alien hand in jar in basement

I remember this movie playing on the scifi channel when i was a kid, probably 2003-2006, where 6 kids go to this small town to vacation at this house that one of the kid's uncle owns. They were in ...
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Help Identify Youth novel about higher dimensions

I read this book about 10 years ago I think. It was probably published in the 90s but quite possibly the 80s. The main plot as I remember involved a high school girl who falls for the new student. He ...
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Help for remembering a fantasy book with water and fire people at war

I recently remembered a book I read end 90 beginning 2000, but was very probably older than that, I thought I could find it quickly, but R.R.Martin is overshadowing all other research... The book is ...
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Book identification-Takes place in England with a Dragon and a Chinese Girl

I read this probably back in 2004-2005. Anyways the book/novel is being Narrated by this British youth to a Monk whose been charged with writing his every word. The novel then follows his pursuit of ...
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Looking for the name of a movie I saw as a child

I don't have much to go by here... but I'll give it a shot. I would have to say this movie was set in the late 80's early 90's. (May possibly be an episode of a TV show) I remember one of the ...
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Dystopian 1990's book about group of kids split up after graduating from school

I am looking for a book that I read in middle school (late 1990's). I am not sure if that was when it was written however. What I remember is the book starts out with a group of kids graduating ...
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Short sci fi story where a space craft is made of various creatures from all over universe

I am looking for the title of a short story where a space craft is made up of various creatures from around the universe. If I remember correctly the skin of the craft is made of creatures. the ...
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Humorous time travel short story about a man's dealings with other versions of himself

Okay, similar questions to this have been asked before, but not about the particular short story I am trying to find. It was in an anthology of short sci fi stories, possibly award winning ones or at ...
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Invasion from space and mind control with martial artist protagonist

I'm looking for a book from many (20+) years ago involving some form of alien signal that is able to control humans. One scene I remember is with a martial artist practicing kata who gets attacked by ...
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Title or author of sci-fi fantasy book written in 80's or 90's about yeti-like creature who could bore through solid rock and ice with his body heat

As described above, the book was about a yeti-like creature which couldn't be killed by regular means. A group finally tracked it and managed to kill it with special (here is the sci-fi part) arrows ...
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Juvenile SF series, 1970s, white covers with thin Futura text, female author?

I remember a series of children's / juvenile SF books at my local library in the 1970s. Slim books, white spines, illustrated covers and some interior illustrations maybe, may not all be the same ...
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Book identification - quest to defeat impending magical death

I read a book (or trilogy?) in the 90s about a boy who gets cut on the chest by a knife. It's a magical wound that will kill him within a few days or weeks. A good wizard assembles a group of ...
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TV movie about a family on a spaceship to Andromeda who go through a black hole

I remember a TV movie I saw after school in the 70's. It was about a family going on a space ship to the Andromeda galaxy (no I am not talking about Lost In Space). They have some crisis and end up ...
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Book ID - fantasy coming of age, sibling rivalry

I can't give many details because this was 30 years ago, but I still remember this book being similar to one of my favorites, Weasel's Luck (Dragonlance: Heroes Volume Three). It was a fantasy coming ...
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Story identification - Demon sleeps with disabled woman, cures her disability

A man possessed by a demon, or maybe the Devil himself actually, is left alone with a woman who is severly disabled. They have sex and by the end, she is no longer disabled. I think this might be an ...
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Classic Fantasy with characters from the real world

I read this book about 6-8 years ago, and it was already slightly old at that point. The key parts were that the characters were all from Earth (America, if I remember correctly - one character ...
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Movie ident : Boy chased by trolls

This movie isn't too old, it's about a little boy that opens up a book and it cursed him, his brother and his sister. They went upstairs and a little troll was up there and the troll acts crackers. ...
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Young Adult fantasy novel about the devil

I've been looking for this series for a long time. The premise is there is this teenager who has supernatural abilities and he is persued by the Devil. Apparently the boy is some kind of gatekeeper in ...
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looking for a sci fi short story from a 60s anthology

What I remember of the story: female was an omniscient being (with no physical body); male was a space cowboy (rounding up space junk for scrap); they have philosophical discussions over a period of ...
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Astronaut in cryogenic sleep is woken by all-female village, villagers become violent

An astronaut in cryogenic sleep is woken by a village of women. These women have lived for years with no men. As the man becomes integrated into the village women begin to act violently, mostly in ...
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Story identification : About children getting butterfly wings because of a tree

I remember reading a book (published by Scholastic at that time) with a large tree on its cover and the following story line. But can't remember the name ! Story line (Spoiler alert !) : There was ...
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Story Identification: cyborg, starship, self-destruction

I am looking for a TV show / movie that aired in 90's, but the show itself could be older. Here's what I remembered but I might got mixed up: People on a starship found an ancient earth radio station ...
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Identify short story about modern soldiers time travel to a civil war battle, ethical dilemma, shoul they intervene?

I read this story in the 1960's or 1970's. A platoon of modern soldiers accidentally time travel into the midst of a crucial civil war battle. They have their modern weapons in their possession. They ...
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Identification - genetic manipulation

I'm searching for a book about a young man that goes to a school/academy/training institute where they get tasks and, depending how they perform, they can upgrade physical features like strength, ...