Linked Questions

19
votes
2answers
3k views

Story about aliens nicknamed 'Eechees' who have created a network of tunnels on Mars [duplicate]

I read that story in the 90's or early 2000's. I'm quite sure it was a series, but I read only the first book. It was the French translation, so it is very possible that the story dates from earlier. ...
16
votes
2answers
2k views

Short story: man watches girlfriend's spaceship entering a 'black hole' (?) forever [duplicate]

I read a sci-fi story in a collection of shorts about 10 years ago, I believe they were stories from 70s possibly and have been trying to track down the title. My recollection is that a number of ...
28
votes
1answer
3k views

Book from the late 1980's about an abandoned space station [duplicate]

I read this book about 1988-89. Sci fi, dealt with an alien space station (out in deep space) that humans stumble upon, long abandoned by a possibly insect-like race, human sized (they can tell from ...
6
votes
1answer
282 views

Story about a black hole and a robot therapist [duplicate]

I'm trying to recall a story I read as a child, probably in the late 1980s, though it may well have been written before that. I think it was a short story in an anthology, but I don't remember ...
4
votes
1answer
240 views

Novel about a guy who travels through portals to bring back alien technology (jaunt?) [duplicate]

A while back I had read a Goodreads description of a novel that I have forgotten the name of. It was about a guy having discussions with his therapist about his profession which is to jump through a ...
6
votes
1answer
284 views

Looking for a two or three part sci-fi book with an alien space station and ships that scavenge alien artifacts [duplicate]

There were at least two books for sure. I don't remember the author or the publishing year, but they were from the 20th century. The setting was in the somewhat distant future and the story followed ...
3
votes
1answer
265 views

Which book involves risky alien spaceship autopilot exploration? [duplicate]

People can take a risk by engaging the autopilot of alien spaceships discovered in an alien space station. Sometimes they strike it rich. Sometimes they die a horrible death. Probably written in the ...
3
votes
1answer
189 views

Remnants of an alien civilisation, vessels with pre-programmed destinations [duplicate]

I read this in the 90's, but I believe that it was older; probably 80's, but possibly even as old as the 50's or 60's. I read it in English or Swedish, but I don't remember which of those. It wasn't ...
7
votes
1answer
118 views

Hangar of alien ships with pre-programmed destinations discovered on the Moon [duplicate]

I read this book in the 80's. In the near future, humans found an hangar full of small alien space ships in the Moon (~3 passengers). Ships have no controls other than START/STOP. You can't select a ...
4
votes
1answer
104 views

Lottery winner has brain uploaded, then travels in a starship [duplicate]

I am looking for the title of a book / series i read many years ago, i have tried google but i just cant seem to get the search right so any help would be great. The basis of the story is about a ...
6
votes
0answers
85 views

SCI FI book about single-man teleportation spacecraft found in our solar system? [duplicate]

All I can remember about the plot is that some space archaeologists/explorers discovered a cave on maybe one of Jupiter's moons and inside were a bunch of single-man spacecraft with one button inside. ...
3
votes
0answers
89 views

Sci-fi novel or series - Explorers from Earth discover a “door” capable of reaching distant stars [duplicate]

Explorers from Earth have reached the outer planets of our solar system. On one of the planets or moons the explorers discover a "door" capable of reaching distant stars. Folks are recruited to ...
7
votes
1answer
185 views

Sources where Frederik Pohl talks about health-analytic toilets

Back long ago, when I was a kid, I remember reading a passage in a Frederik Pohl novel that dealt with a smart toilet that analyzed faeces for metabolites (as we'd call them now) for health purposes. ...
6
votes
0answers
123 views

Is this the generation that will become immortal? [duplicate]

In this short story, a young woman is told by her professor that medical and cybernetic technology are improving so rapidly that she may very well live forever. As the story proceeds in a series of ...