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Help ID a trapped in time comic

I'm trying to find an old comic I once read. Details:The story involves a group of scientists that are tossed back in time to the 1800's. They have no way of getting back. I think they tried to make ...
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Which 70s/80s story/book has horses as protagonists?

This book is pretty unique. It's about a planet only populated with intelligent horses who have domesticated their humans, because they have hands (horses don't have them). The whole time reading you ...
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Issue of the Flash where Max Mercury's love interest dies

I am looking for a scan, or at least the issue number for an issue of The Flash from the mid-late 90s. I recall it as possibly the conclusion to a story arc. Anyway, as the police are handcuffing the ...
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ID for short story about man using telekinetic remote viewer to wage war on alien planet

I'm trying to ID a story I read in the local library the early 70's when first getting into SF. I'm pretty sure it was a short story in a collection, but can't rule out it being part of a longer ...
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Please help identify a sci fi novel about a man with 360 degree vision

I am trying to remember a book I read about 20 years ago. The protagonist was operated on, and had his eyes removed, and so appeared blind. But he had some kind of implant, that worked like sonar, ...
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Looking for a book series about a girl and her friends captured and sold as slaves

I'm trying to find the name of a book series I read about 10 years ago. It might be a children/young-adult series since I was fairly young. There is also a small chance it was written by a french ...
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Looking for short story title - partially abandoned skyscraper has aliens on upper floors

I'm trying to remember the author and/or title of a sf short story featuring a mile high skyscraper that was an economic failure, so only the lower floors were in use - until the protagonists find ...
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Short story similar to Under the Dome

I'm looking for a short story that's slightly similar to "Under the Dome." Note: this is not Clifford Simak's "All Flesh is Grass," as I've been reading it and it's not ringing any bells. I also ...
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I'm looking for a book about an experiment a couple decided to do on their child to make him smarter

I'm looking for a book I read in the 90's...it was about an experiment a couple decided to do on their child to make him smarter. I think the child ended up being too smart or something but I remember ...
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Looking for movie title, had a “pandora's box” in it

I'm trying to find the title of a movie that I saw many years ago, whose ending left a deep impression on me. I only saw the movie once, but this is what I seem to remember: There was a box ...
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Comic/tabletop RPG about mice with swords and shields going on adventures

I know I am not crazy, and it's within the last 5 years that I've seen the stories and the Tabletop RPG with the same characters. But for the life of me I cannot remember the Title. What is worse; I ...
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Comic book about a city of superheroes

Here's all I remember from the comic: The comic was about a city filled with people with superpowers, the plot focused a lot on a group of teenage superheroes, who where mainly goth, the whole city ...
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Book about people living in giant hotels

I read this book 15 or so years ago and can't remember the title, although I think it had the word "Paradise" in it. It took place in the future and centered around a man who lived in a giant hotel ...
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What novel has people exploring a spaceship with cubbies that duplicated anything, including a hand?

A group of people are exploring a huge spaceship. They are worried about supplies until they find cubbies that duplicate anything put into them. They discover this by someone placing their hand inside ...
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Identify a film with a device that can identify non humans

US SF film (maybe 80's). A guy starts work with a company in a new town. (Maybe he moves his family there.) He is working on a device that you look through and it will tell you if the object is ...
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Please identify this early film that mentions black holes

Scifi film probably 70's. Description: A spaceship exploring right near the end, the crew venture near a black hole which you never "see", but they know what it is because they send out a beam of ...
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Story about the devil's note

Okay the question may not be very clear as it is hard to explain this book in brief. Basically it involves a schizophrenic person who is constantly seeing a little thing/person/demon (maybe a ...
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Trying to locate a story in which a man is so good he sprouts wings, then over-corrects and grows horns (or vice versa)

It was probably part of a compilation of short stories. I don't remember the title or the author's name, but remembered the idea of a man that literally turns into an angel/demon according to his ...
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Short Story pre-1987: main character is Voyager-style space probe

I think I read this c. 1987. It would've been in a paperback SF short fiction anthology, likely with other stories by more famous authors (Heinlein, Asimov, the usual suspects). As I recall, the name ...
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Epic Fantasy novel with assassin and orphans [duplicate]

I am reposting this question because i cant access my account to edit. I read this book back in the late 90s. It was a fantasy novel that took place mostly within a city. I remember a particular ...
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Long Lost series of books read in school

I read a series of books in high school about the Earth being invaded by more technologically advanced race of aliens (aren't they all? But of course if they weren't then it wouldn't be much of a ...
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Help identify short story with stranded aliens collecting junk to repair spaceship

I read this in the 80's or early 90's but I believe it was older even then. The protagonist discussed how so many communities had a few families that had all kinds of piles of "junk" in their yards. ...
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Help identifying a book with a male heroine and female named Amber

I remember the beginning as this kid was being picked on by a girl named Amber. She had stole some medal from him and there was a bunch of runes in the back of the book.
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Cartoon with girl on a wheelchair and a genie as helper against an evil entity

I remember watching a cartoon as a child, in the 80s or early 90s and I can't remember the title (or a lot of details about it). The setting reminds me of "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water": we could ...
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Story Identification: Short Film from 70s or early 80s; Child Hides and Light Pours through Keyhole

In public school in the early- to mid-80s I saw a short film that (as best I can recall) ends with a kid hiding in the dark behind a door as extremely bright light from the other side of the door ...
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Plot fragments from a science fiction compilation that I have forgotten and would like to find

So there's a compilation of science fiction short stories I had when I was a kid that I lost and can't remember the name of, nor any of the names of the stories or authors. I just remember some plot ...
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A novel about people that can affect others through reading

I read a book a few years ago, that can't be more than 10 years old now. The story of the book was that there were some people that had the power to affect anyone (I think) via book reading, as well ...
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Story ID. Man gets turned invisible along with a cat

Please identify the novel in which a man goes to a science conference with a woman he wants to sleep with and gets turned invisible (along with a cat) when activists sabotage the project inside the ...
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I am looking for a middle school book about a boy who does photosynthesis [closed]

I am looking for a middle school fiction about a boy and a science fair project and he begins to do photosynthesis
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Magical accident makes magician super powerful

The story starts with our character getting involved in a big magic accident, some kind of power plant or factory maybe? The result is he goes from being a low level magician to a super powerful ...
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sci-fi novel about nuclear disaster, rich/poor main characters, one surviving but not the other

I read this in the early '90s. Pretty sure it was called something similar to "the last summer". The world is about to become uninhabitable due to nuclear war or disaster. The main character (a girl) ...
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sci-fi novel ending with main character using special dust to fuel his spaceship through a vortex

I read this around '87-'90 in Danish, but the original language is likely to be English. I cannot remember much of the plot, except the ending: The main character (a boy) had some sort of very rare ...
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interrupted soap opera finished by alien producer

I remember an episode (probably Twilight Zone) where a drunk retired actor is hired by a young producer to film a conclusion for a long ago interrupted soap opera. The producer turned out to be from ...
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Lighthouse Book? [closed]

I must've been 7 or 8 when I read this book, but it was probably a preteen book. To my memory, it's about a teenager growing up in a poor home with only his mom and his younger siblings. His dad and I ...
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What prison movie has a prisoner and the warden's wife dance in a cell? [closed]

I can remember seeing this movie back in the 1980's or 1990. It's a about a prisoner who escapes with the warden’s wife and they live together. It’s not Mrs Soffel for sure. In it there was a dance ...
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Looking for a book I read from mid to late 90's about humans as aliens

There were humans on Earth but these two specific humans were from another planet. They were lovers from a long time ago, possibly thousands of years ago. They would lose each other periodically and ...
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Old sci-fi movie set in ship with murderous crew [duplicate]

This one I saw when I was very young on Cinemax (when they would show B-flicks like nobody else's business), so I will write the stuff I remember: Story happened on a ship (colony or something), ...
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Help me identify a story of running from a relentless chasing machine or bot [duplicate]

Help me identify a story I read decades ago that I visualize this way and often think about when I am cross country running: There is a machine that I visualize as round, with various or some way to ...
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Need help finding examples of sci-fi or monster movies post-War On Terror [closed]

Currently we are working on a TVTropes page for "Weird" war stories, and I require help with the following: In order to illustrate more "modern" examples: Any monster movies (B-grade or others) that ...
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Identify a YA science fiction novel from the 70s

All I remember is that it had 3 parts, and the first part was entitled "A Perfect Warrior". The bad guy was named Odal. The hero was a recent graduate of a sort of police academy for outer space. ...
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Conspiracy about a hidden number

I read a short story about a number between (IIRC) three and four being disappeared by a conspiracy. The short story revolves (again, IIRC but not that important) around the death of person (possibly ...
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Help to identify fantasy series

I'm trying to remember a series I read in the early 90s, which I think was written in the 80s. The main character was a female who was raised Rapunzel like (separate in tower) and ransomed/ hostage ...
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Name or author of a werewolf horror novel estimated to be from the 70's or 80's, possibly early 90's

This was a book I'd found on my brother's shelf, and he's quite a bit older than me. We narrowed it down to probably being a book from the 70's or 80's. I'm really hoping someone here can tell me the ...
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Title of Fantasy Novel Series including Magic and Familiars

There is a fantasy novel series that I'm trying to remember the title and/or author of. The land included a circular plain surrounded by a sheer cliff wall that was created by a cataclysmic magical ...
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Searching for the title of a Fantasy book series from the 1980's

I am trying to remember the name of a Fantasy series from the 1980's. It contained at least 7 novels. I remember it was about a magic bottle that was entered by use of the ring. Each novel, whilst a ...
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scifi trilogy books planet with limited metal was colonized because of earth destruction

I was curious if someone knows the titles of the trilogy of a book series where a planet is inhabited by people who landed from ships from Earth after it was destroyed. On the planet there is only the ...
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Alien painter on a desert planet. 60's short story

This is a 60's SF short story maybe from Astounding or Analog. A space ship crashes on a desert planet with maybe a large bluish star (S Doradus ?) it involves some thing painting the scene which ...
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Title of B-Movie with Evolutionary Were-Human Spirit Form?

Remembered Details: Circa 2004/5 (probably) made for TV B-Movie. Some humans possess a "primal" form which comes from human evolutionary past, and can be unleashed in some people. This ...
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Comic story ID: The exterminator of exterminators

This was a story in a comic book. I don't know the title, nor the author or artist. It was definitely a comic book of (unrelated) horror stories, though. I believe I read it sometime between 1975 and ...
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Identify this movie where dimensional compression technology is used by thief to sheath swords inside their chests.

The movie is not older than 2006. Some kind of Ninjas where stealing something from a vault. The interesting thing was they kept their swords inside their chests with some kind of dimensional ...