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Questions tagged [ancient-races]

Races (normally species) which lived long ago and (normally) no longer exist. Examples include the Iconicans in Star Trek.

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Could the Ancient repository of knowledge have helped O'Neill to ascend?

We're told (if I recall correctly) that O'Neill's brain is more developed than most or all humans; we also know he has a natural Ancient gene in his DNA. That's presumably why he was able to somewhat ...
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Novel about an older race of amphibians discovered on Earth

This may have been a YA novel I read in paperback pre-80's. The protagonist was a kid who found a cavern and woke up a member of the race that was in some sort of stasis. They explore some of the ...
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Our civilization on Earth collapses; subsequent civilization discovers our technology [duplicate]

I'm looking for a science fiction book that is about the discovery of an ancient technological civilization on Earth in the far future . The discoverer's civilization is not highly technological, and ...
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Story or novel about humans being rare in the galaxy, and protagonist is searching for earth

I read this maybe 20 years ago(and it may be much older than that)... I don't recall if it was a short story, or a novel. Things I recall: The galaxy is largely populated by aliens. Humans are rare,...
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Short story I read years ago and cannot remember the author [duplicate]

About 20 years ago, I read a sci-fi short story that was at least 40-50 years old itself, where an alien race has contacted Earth to let the human race know that the alien race is the creator of all ...
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I can't remember ancient alien/astronaut children's book that has to do with Greek mythology I read. Help!

I'm trying to find a book I read when I was child like 18-20 years ago. Can anyone help me out? It's a children's book and all I can remember is that there is the character of a young human woman who ...
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Did Lovecraft Ever Explicitly Mention Any Enemies of the Cthulhu?

Does the Cthulhu (see: "The Call of Cthulhu", Lovecraft; cthulhu.org; Wikipedia; The H.P. Lovecraft Wikia), have any enemies in the official H.P. Lovecraft canon? Different internet resources suggest ...
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Book from the 70's: advanced civilisation bodies found in Antarctica, one tells their story

The book I'm looking for was set in either Antarctica or the North Pole. I really believe it was Antarctica. During a dig, 2 prehistoric, advanced civilization bodies were discovered. One of them ...
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Scfi/fantasy novel with archeology, ancient civilisation/aliens and possibly reincarnation themes?

I've been looking for this novel for years, I first read it in the late 1990s as a paperback. It was a mid-length novel, at least 200 pages. It was about an archaeologist who was excavating an ...
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Did they ever return for 'The Book'

In the Stargate SG-1, S1 episode The Torment of Tantalus, they gate to a planet which had an ancient meeting place of The Four Great Races. The races had there some compendium of knowledge, which ...