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What was the first Really Big Thing to appear in Science Fiction?

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Which actor has played the same sci-fi character for the longest time?

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What is the origin of the "self-destruct sequence"

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Who were the two large hobbits?

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Dark-skinned elves in J. R. R. Tolkien's works

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What does "they could use you for seed" mean in The Marvelous Land of Oz?

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Where under the Discworld are the four elephants located?

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Pre-Disney, did Darth Vader express any opinions on slavery in the Empire?

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A man drives the last gas guzzler car. . . but he has a secret

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Sci-fi horror short story about alien that wants to be eaten

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Science fiction short story in which Einstein is cloned but shows no interest in much except playing his violin

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Does the sun orbit Great A'Tuin or the Discworld?

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Why didn't Mother accept the deactivation of the Nostromo autodestruction procedure?

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Has the Batman as an inmate of Arkham fan theory ever been produced in any media?

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Lady Penelope's birth date and wikipedia

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Besides Galadriel and Glorfindel, were any of the elves in living in Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age born in Aman?

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How did Gollum follow the Fellowship through Lothlórien without being caught?

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Looking for a short story about the highest flight ever

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What is the process by which humanity gains its prescience-immunity in the Dune series?

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Story about automatic writing machine in a dispute between writer and editor

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Looking for a short story that was written about a future where most people live in perpetual adolescence except one person who reaches maturity

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Why does Ender Wiggin win all the time if he is always outnumbered, weaker, and physically/materially inferior?

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Movie where woman wakes up in alternate life where she is married to the man she secretly loves and she is the only that remembers the reality

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Trying to identify a novella by Poul Anderson

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Did the ringwraiths develop a better sense of smell and if so, why?

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Identify a short story about a wall at the edge of the universe

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Why is Ezri's mother confused about her daughter using the symbiote's name?

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A post apocalyptic story about a father and daughter who survive an alien attack that wipes out humanity

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What is this book about an obsidian pyramid?

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Short story, probably from the '70s, where a new procedure would supposedly make people smarter

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What is the first fantasy work to feature both dwarves and dwarfs?

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Post apocalyptic story about a city with an underground metro

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Short story where the twin who stays behind becomes immortal, outlives the travelling twin

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How close is Amazon's 'The Rings of Power' to anything that existed in prior Tolkien works?

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Young adult book where a teenager finds magic in a library

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Dissociative identity disorder and Coventry

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Book with a ship that has its hull automatically repair

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Is the 'Magic Ex Libris' book series by Jim C. Hines suitable for children?

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Fantasy novel that starts from the perspective of an insect race

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Novel with time travel, religious references, main character being called "Gog," aliens, and pre-missing-link humanoids. Likely from 1980s

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Late-2010s cartoon about a male middle-aged monster-hunting chosen one set in the modern day

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Sci-Fi movie where half of the people are kept in stasis

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Does anyone know the title and author of this book where a boy/young man goes into a routine operation and the surgeons discover that he's a robot?

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Book about miniaturization and reading thoughts

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Fantasy novel with early religious human civilization in cave with yeti like antagonists

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Movie where aliens invade Earth and give all humans tags on their ears

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Novel featuring anosmia and protagonist with a missing arm

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Is Jean Jacket an alien?


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