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Short story about a delegation of aliens coming to earth seeking help (published 1980 or so) [duplicate]

A group of aliens come to earth in desperation as their federation of worlds is under attack by a powerful invading species. In the distant past the earthlings were a powerful race that was spreading ...
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Short story where aliens ask for Earth's help and ends with an alien being glad the Earthlings brought their moon with them

Sometime before 1976 I read a short story in which aliens came back to seek Earth's help. Earth had battled the aliens previously, but been beaten, and the aliens had imprisoned the whole planet ...
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Series where Earth kicked out of alien club, then invited back because we are savage

Copying from a Reddit post last year where someone looked for the same: "...book where the human race made contact with a galactic race, part of a group of civilizations in the galaxy. Earth wanted ...
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Looking for a sci-fi novel where Earth is actually a spaceship

Looking for the title of a novel where the Earth turns out to be a spaceship. I seem to recall the cover has maybe a gigantoid rocket motor firing off? Premise is that some sort of catastrophe ...
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Looking for Analog story: Aliens come to force-field imprisoned earth looking for ally again evil alien empire. [duplicate]

This story I am sure was in Analog. A confederation of aliens come to earth and are able to break through a force field enclosing earth. The field was put there by aliens since they were not able to ...
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Aliens searching for help against other aliens find a previously locked-away Earth and ask for help [duplicate]

Back in the '80s I read a short story (which might have been old, then) about aliens in a war with other aliens finding Earth which had previously been locked away, I think, by some kind of lock on ...
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Warrior race trapped on their home planet by aliens. Their society turns out to be hyper-advanced [duplicate]

I read this story in a collection of short stories the 1980's and I am now looking for the publication. All I can recall is that it was about a warrior race imprisoned on their own planet by an ...
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Story about planet Urth [duplicate]

Looking for title of short story, travelers come to Urth looking for help from an advanced civilization, against aliens, discover Urth inhabited by essentially backward farmers. At the end of the ...
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Sci-Fi short story about Galaxy alliance coming to free earth to help fight a war

I am looking for title and author of a story where earth was trapped behind an energy field because humans were the greatest enemy. Years later, the alliance comes to free earth to help in a war and ...
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Looking for identification of SF story where humans are the "ancient evil" [duplicate]

Unique short SF story where aliens being invaded by other aliens, went looking for allies (to help save their galactic empire). While being chased by the antagonistic aliens, they encountered a ...