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Boy transported to another planet where the being who owns the Earth lives

I read this book probably in the late 1990s. I assume the intended audience is teenagers/youth because I checked it out of my junior high library. In the book there is a boy on a plane and the plane ...
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Book about a “barren land” patrolled by monsters - surrounds a teleport, green disease

I read a book 50 or so years ago. I can't remember the title or author. Central to the plot was an area called the barren land. Monsters would occasionally wander out of the barren land. There was a ...
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What is the physical size and populaton details of Ankh-Morpork?

For a project, I am currently working on, I have been trying to find out the size of Ankh-Morpork. How many houses/dwellings are there, what's the population and the physical size of the city? There ...
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What is Batman's standard loadout and how does he carry it around?

Batman has an amazingly cool and diverse arsenal. However, his costume appears to suffer from a severe lack of storage space because it has no pockets meaning that he keeps all his tools in his ...
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Is wildfire magical or chemical?

I came to think of it from interesting discussion at one of my answers regarding wildfire. My understanding was that Wildfire is not magical because nothing suggests that it was. Granted that Order ...
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Short story: maniac takes over space ship, kills crew

I read this short story in the 1960s (in an anthology, probably an American hardback, no later than 1967) but it probably dates from the 1950s. For reasons I can't recall a maniac gains control of a ...
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Did anyone involved in Star Wars other than George Lucas think it was a good idea to make Greedo shoot first?

The articles I've read about the whole "Han shot first" controversy always present it as George Lucas unilaterally changing something that wasn't broken and all of the fans getting upset about it ...
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What specific changes have been made to Hogwarts?

The question Does the exterior appearance of Hogwarts really change throughout the series? merely addresses the fact that Hogwarts does indeed change depending on what movie you're watching. I want to ...
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How do multiple Cruciatus Curses affect someone?

So what happens if someone is hit by two or more Cruciatus curses? From different people? I was under the impression that the curse was designed to inflict a lot of pain - obviously enough to break ...
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Who is this character from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

During the nomination scene in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a character steps forward to put his name into the cup. Who is he?
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What is the in-world origin of common names of Westeros?

The first names of Westerosi people are quite similar to the names in the real world. However this seems to be contradictory to the in-world history of the continent. The language of Andals called ...
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When Superman bleeds, does that mean he is killing the Kryptonian race?

Well, I don't mean literally killing the Kryptonian race. We are told that, Jor-El, managed to steal the Codex and bond its genetic information with the individual cells of his newborn son ...
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Why did the Halverics attack Dwarfwatch in Sheepfarmer's Daughter by Elizabeth Moon

In the first part of The Deed of Paksenarrion (Sheepfarmer's Daughter) by Elizabeth Moon, the main character is part of a force garrisoning a fort at a place called Dwarfwatch. This fort is then ...
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Has Qui-Gon ever visibly appeared as a force ghost?

We learn in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith that Qui-Gon Jinn has become a force ghost: Yoda: An old friend has learned the path to immortality. Obi-Wan: Who? Yoda: One who ...
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Does the Grand Inquisitor's choice at the end of season 1 impact 'Shroud of Darkness'?

At first I wondered if all Jedi turned to the dark side would revert back to their Force-loving selves when they die, but that didn't seem to make sense... There could be potentially thousands of them ...

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