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More Story Identification: Scifi mining slave rebellion?

I think this was a short story I read in a magazine, probably at least 10+ years ago. It roughly follows the point of view of a miner who appears to be part of some specifically bred mining/slave ...
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Book about mankind entering the space age and their first contact with two civilizations in sol

There was a book I read 28 years ago. Remembering it was a good read I just want to re-read it, but I don't remember its name. The synopsis is (as I remember): Mankind is about to go to the Moon ...
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Trader on a frozen world during social upheaval

Please help me identify this book I remember very little about the plot of this book, however, I remember the beginning pretty vividly. The perspective moves between one or more humans and the ...
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What animated Batman movie had an old Bruce and young female Robin?

I saw this late night while I was on my computer and had my TV going in the background. it was an animated film where Bruce was old and had since retired resulting in the crime rate in Gotham rising. ...
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Humanoid aliens with telepathic abilities- Doctor Who Aliens in suit like [on hold]

The story about humans that colonized a planet with humanoid aliens that still were just developing and lived in tribes.What people didn't know (or maybe they did, I can't really remember now) is that ...
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Medical science fiction story where a doctor/detective investigates controversial treatment for alcoholism [on hold]

Protagonist gets himself into this clinic for treatment under false pretences. He eats toast(?) to calm his nerves before said treatment after the 12 hour fasting should have started. He ends up ...
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Does anyone know the name or author of a novel where the tree of life was found in primordial jungle

Scientists or explorers are travelling through primordial land with giant vegetation and huge crocodiles. Not sure if the intent was to find the tree of life or not. This was on earth in an ...
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Story identification. Sci-fi. Quest, shape changing [on hold]

I am looking for a story that I remember reading 20+ years ago. All I remember is that the heroes are on a quest to different planets and can change their bodies to match the planets environments. ...
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Short utopic story where robots “save” the humanity

I am looking for a short story about a scientist who invents self replicant robots with one goal - to save humanity (in other words prevent humans from killing themselfs); but this simple condition ...
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Teenage girl finds clothes that make her travel back in time

I read this book as a girl some time ago. It was about a young girl (early teens?) who is rummaging through some old clothes, (at her mums friends house/ or mebe a shop) . She finds this article of ...
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Looking for the name of a graphic novel about an astronaut who crashes on a planet with limited water

I am looking for the title of a graphic novel/comic book series probably from the 1970s or 1980s where an astronaut's ship is dragged through a wormhole and crashes on a planet that has little water. ...
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Trying to figure out the name of a Sci-Fi Series my class was reading in the mid-90's

There was a book (series?) that one of my teachers was reading to the class when I was in school (I want to say around grade 4) back in the mid 90's. It's killing me that I cannot remember the name of ...
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Aliens placed humans on Earth to become starship engineers

Please help me identify this SF short story. What I remember: Several characters at a party. All of the attendees are very intelligent. One of the guests poses a hypothetical question about how ...
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Aliens try to invade Earth, but are quickly caught because their template was socially unusual

This is one of those vague memories, probably a short story, science fiction, written before the 1990s. The story is from the perspective of the aliens, who are planning to invade Earth. They either ...
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Intelligent cells taking over the world

Please help me identify this story. I think it is a short story, not a novel but I could be wrong. A scientist works on genetically engineering super intelligent cells. He has some successes. I ...
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Story about a magic phone that did not work

Can someone help me ID a novel series I read a while back? What I remember for certain is that a wizard was hired by a small kingdom to be their court wizard. His first task was to create a phone ...
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Identify a Space Opera comics featuring Uranium Theft from moon

Long ago, I read a western comics in my school library. It wasn't kind of from a comic series. It was thick and had library binding. You can call it graphical novel. The genre was Space Opera and it ...
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Short story about consumers vs producers

Trying to remember the title of a short story I read back in the 90s. The parents were producers who produced all the goods included weapons and ammunition. The children were consumers who used the ...
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Unknown alien movie - Astronaut has sex with twins, chest-bursting fun ensues

So, this astronaut comes back home from a mission on which he's unknowingly picked up some alien, you know, basic stuff. Except he then has sex with two women, sisters, possibly twins... I think it ...
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Movie about earth without light

It is a science fiction Hollywood movie story about earth in which people live inside the earth, where no light is present. One day a boy and a girl find the way to get on the surface.
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Story about mankind being alone in the Milky Way galaxy [duplicate]

Many years ago I read a short story about mankind searching the galaxy, hoping to find intelligent non-human life. After many millennia, on the opposite side of the galaxy, they think they have ...
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Science fiction anthology, possibly called Monsters (or Creatures or Dragons)?

I am trying to recall an anthology of science fiction short stories I read about 15-20 years ago. It was called "Monsters" or something similar (could have been "Creatures" or "Dragons" or something ...
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Title of post apocalytic novel, sterility, clones, pennsylvania?

I read this novel that I believe was written around 1975. Something - I think it was ecological - has resulted in the almost universal sterility. A (rich) family has created an enclave somewhere in ...
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Identify a ghost story about a mirror in a hotel room, possibly in Ireland

As a child in Britain in the 1980s I remember reading a ghost story in a (1970s?) British compilation which went roughly like this: It is set in Ireland, or at least mentions an Irish city. The ...
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Short story with a mechanical fly

Trying to identify a short story from some long-forgotten collection with multiple authors. All I really remember is a man attempting to swat a fly that landed on him...when a blue flame shoots out ...
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Identify cartoon about a set of fairy/demon twins in a far future where the demon uses propaganda to take over the world

I'm looking for a cartoon from the 70's (I believe) which is about a set of twins; one plump "fairy" and a skeletal "demon". The "fairy" has magic powers and ends up living a life of pleasure, while ...
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A fantastic movie about the arrival of a native of a planet of children

About 7-8 years ago, I watched a movie about a little girl who came to Earth from a planet where humans never get older, always stay as a kid. She was over 200 years old, but appeared as a child. She ...
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Semper Fi — Trying to locate a book

I can't remember the name of it but the premise is this: Two portals open on a typical fantasy world. A large stockpile of modern military weaponry and instructions to use it fall into the evil ...
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Identify a story about an emperor and a gifted poet destined to write a poem for him

I remember reading a great story somewhere in around year 2006.. although I believe it originates from a much earlier time, like somewhere in 20th century. The story was likely to be a part of a ...
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Fantasy novel series with paraplegic protagonist

I am looking for a fantasy book where the main character travels back and forth between Earth and his world and they watch him like he is on TV. He gets stabbed in the stomach and in the second book ...
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Looking for an American 80's movie about a hazardous accident in an underground lab in the desert

I remember seeing this movie in television a long time ago. So long that some parts that I remember might be a bit wrong. The basic premise is that scientists accidentally or intentionally release a ...
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looking for this sf novel about an ex soldier who during a pandemic is charging rich parents space for their kids in a secure monastery to survive

I'm a librarian and sf lover who's been asked to help locate a book which sounds very familiar to me, but which I never read myself. I haven't had any luck searching our catalogue or various sf ...
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Children's fantasy story : Jungle explorer encounters strange villages

This was a children's book I read in 5th grade a long time ago. The story is about a jungle explorer making his way through many dangers. The first danger was a plant that would grab your feet and ...
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Paper mache dragons that come to life

Looking for a young adult book I read in my high school library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, back in the early 1990's about a teenager who makes three dragons out of paper mache, and they come to life ...
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TV Show with alien conspiracy theorist, one character has “lightning” superpowers

For some reason I have this very distinct memory of watching a specific scene in an episode of a show when I was very young. The main characters [there's two, a man and a woman] are talking to this ...
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Need Help Identifying a Film or Show [on hold]

This has been bugging me for years, and I would like help identifying a film or show that I saw this clip from. I first saw the clip on YouTube way back in 2008, completely by accident, which is why ...
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Man's consciousness transferred into machine and asked questions

I read a short story online a while back which starts off with a guy being in the dark and asking where he is and panicking, and then a scientist starts asking him questions but he is super freaked ...
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Story of a girl who is interested in aircraft competition [migrated]

I am trying to find an anime from my childhood which was aired around 2004 or 2005 in cable TV. It was a story of a girl who was very interested in some sort of aircraft competition. She doesn't have ...
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Movie about a man whose shadow didn’t follow him

A few years ago I watched a movie trailer, but now I can’t remember the name. It was about someone whose shadow didn't follow him. It was like a regular shadow, but it wasn't doing the exact thing ...
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Webcomic about an anthropomorphic television guiding a young child on a journey through a dreamworld

The webcomic begins with the television (human body, television for a head) asking the child (I can't remember if it was a boy or girl, I just remember it wasn't very clear until later) if they want ...
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Novel with travel to purple grassed planets and space pets. Possibly a series

So for years I have been trying to search for the book(s) that captured my imagination with sci-fi. I found the book in my middle school library some time between 1979-1983. The book may have been ...
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Story about an alien civilization that lives under the hollow core of their planet where they are trying to reach the surface

I’m trying to trace a story (not sure if it was a novel/novella/webstory) and google's keywords are too “polluted” for my requirements. This is compounded by the fact that the scenarios I remember may ...
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TV show I think, where Aliens are leaving Earth, most people on Earth don't know that they are on Earth

I though it may have been an Outer Limits episode, but I couldn't find it there, this seems to low key for Outer Limits anyhow, maybe more like a Disney type..? Watched it when I was really young, ...
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What fantasy show is this quote from?

“We are but pawns on a chessboard too large to see the edges ” I remember hearing this from a show a few years back. I'm fairly certain it was from a fantasy/medieval setting; my first guess was ...
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80's children's fantasy book with a cat on the cover

Trying to remember the title/author of a book that had a cat on the cover, with some planets or moons in the background. Borrowed it from my elementary school library in the 80's. The main character ...
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Science Fiction Novel depicting a society where people are paid to shop and pay to work [duplicate]

I am looking for the author and title for a Science Fiction novel depicting a society where people are paid to obtain necessities and pay to work. It may be a Heinlein, Asimov, or Clark title. Does ...
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Two sci-fi or fantasy books that tell the same story two different ways [closed]

I came across a book that I think is part of a series. One of them is gold color and I think the other is blue. I came across this novel when searching for scifi and fantasy books to read but I ...
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SciFi story involving wormhole and insanity

I think it was a short story or novella. A wormhole or some other portal is discovered and all attempts at automated study of what is on the other side fail - all recordings come back blank. They send ...
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Story about kids and book that tells about good old times in schools

I'm trying to find an short story I read in a collection about ten years ago. Publication date before 1980. Here's everything I remember: The story is about kids that found an old book with story ...
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Book I read as a child about a triangular planet where all the natives had triangular eyes.

Book I read as a child about a triangular planet where all the natives had triangular eyes. A man human, finds a woman semihuman that had wings but were cut by monsters. Anyone knows the name of ...