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70s kids novel. Boy saved by “guardian devil” from accident

Looking for a book from the 70's about a bratty kid who was always getting in trouble. One day while climbing a tree he falls out and is saved by his "guardian devil". He jokes that he will call this ...
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Authors like Ray Bradbury? [on hold]

I love Ray Bradbury's work and I am looking for similar science fiction, fantasy or weird fiction. Can you recommend any authors or books? Thank you! Tried already: H P Lovecraft Arthur C Clarke ...
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Have the positive viruses ever been used in the Red Dwarf books?

In at least 1 episode of Red Dwarf there where positive viruses. Have the positive viruses ever been used in the Red Dwarf books?
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Young adult book about a girl who goes to live with her dead mother's people, who are aliens

This book is probably from the 70s or early 80s. A girl's mother dies, and she and her father go to live in another town with her mother's relatives. The town looks relatively normal at first, but the ...
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Fantasy novel where magic is granted by knowledge of words of power [duplicate]

Several years back, I was on a backpacking trip with a guy whose whole family were huge fans of classic SF/Fantasy. One of the fantasy books he brought for the long car rides piqued my interest, but ...
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Young adult trilogy about antarctic laboratory and old Gods

So I'm trying to find a trilogy of books I read when I was a teen. I read it in my mother tongue so the cover is irrelevant. It started on a cruise ship, the protagonist is this kid, on vacation ...
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Book about an alternate history where the Cuban Missile crisis turned into full-scale war [duplicate]

This book was published in the last decade, probably in the last five years. The story, if I remember correctly, takes place in the present - meaning when the book was published. In one universe a ...
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Literary fantasy epic about a faun who spent quite a long stretch of time as an inanimate statue, the “Stone Faun”?

I'm trying to recall the name of a book I read in the mid-90s. It was probably new at that time. It was a lengthy, literary, philosophical minded fantasy about a faun who spent quite a long stretch ...
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Fantasy book about time travel, the Pied Piper, and science culture

The protagonist was a young man about to head off to University to study maths (physics) and he's been awarded an important scholarship. He hears about experiments with tachyons going on at the ...
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Book about a traveling salesman who discovers a buried UFO and finds a portal in his front door [duplicate]

Book about a traveling salesman that discovers a buried UFO, he gets home and finds a portal in his front door. He meets some aliens and exchanges a gravitational vehicle for paint. In both exchanges ...
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Fantasy book about an underwater civilization

The underwater civilization decides to take over land and the main character's mom turns out to be from that colony, the girl eventually ends up falling in love with the prince of the underwater ...
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Cant remember the book please help [closed]

I am looking for a book where this women cheats on her boyfriend with a man. Later on she marries the boyfriend and have a family. Turns out the man she cheated on her now husband is now her father in ...
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Book about three companions forced to solve puzzles to find gems

A series about a king and 2 of his companions taking a quest to find some relics or gems or something. I read it in elementry school, around 2004-2008, but it could be older than that. There's a dark ...
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Fantasy book about a female travelling around earth to find a man and becoming immortal

I read a book in the late 90s featuring a girl who was temporarily transported somewhere, met a man, was transported back, and then travelled around the Earth to find him, where she met a couple other ...
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Story about a world where a person's hair color depends on their power

Then there's this girl whose hair is white I think. Someone just told me about it and I don't really know anything else about it.
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Book about alien eggs found in an asteroid that crashes in the sea

I read the paperback version but don't recall the name, only that the cover was primarily white. It's been at least 8 years since I read it, but the book may be a little older than that, 1995-2007?. ...
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Sci-fi/fantasy book where man finds two large white cat-like beings

Am looking for science fiction/fantasy book involving a man who goes for walk, observes a palpable golden glow in the air, then comes across two large white cat-like beings. Seems I remember the ...
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Young adult fantasy trilogy with a large symbol and coloured background

I'm looking for a trilogy of books that I was reading at school, back in the early- to mid-2000's. The school library had all three so I guess they might have been published a couple years before that....
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80s-90s Book (part of a series?) About Teenager Who Fights Greek Monsters

I remember buying a older looking book in the 90s at a yard sale about this group of teenage boys worked for a sort of Greek monster exterminator/hero training program. The one I particularly ...
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2010s novel series about a supernatural prison inside a tiny cube

I'm thinking about a short novel series (a trilogy or a tetralogy) which I read in my school's library around 2012. It is targeted to teenagers or young adults. I read it in French pocket format but I ...
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70s/80s book: Cold-war Psychic superweapons

I read this quite a while back, part of my parents library (they're in their 50s now) I think the book was probably published in the 70s or 80s, my copy was paperback. I don't recall the cover art, ...
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Book about humanity and four other alien races at war, learn they are seed colonies of dead civilizations

I'm looking for a book I read 6 or 7 years ago - maybe less. Humanity is at war with one or more of four alien races, there is a sixth race which is a cross breed of the others. Humans come across ...
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Fantasy book about a girl traveling west during pioneer times

I read a book growing up and I have no idea what the name was but it was a fantasy novel about a girl traveling west during pioneer times. Her wagon party stops (I think there was strife within the ...
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War/Terrorism where Pocket Calculator Deletes Reality

I may have read this novel/novella in the ’80s or ’90s, not sure exactly. The setting was mostly in a near-future Connecticut, but not entirely. The premise was that someone had invented ...
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What do the images of the system in the Jurassic Park book actually mean?

In Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park, a system was created by Dennis Nedry to operate the park almost autonomously with minimum staff. Images of its interface are provided in the book. Do the ...
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Book about a tribal village that falls under the influence of a malevolent priest

The book I'm searching for is about a young woman who lives in a village that is part of a larger tribe. She is part of a tribal police/army type-force, which I believe is made up of the village's ...
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Can someone please help me find this book with a black tree?

I remember reading a book, but I can't remember by who or the title. I know there was a like some sort of black tree that gave death or life maybe. And there were these certain people that lived high ...
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Book about a girl who discovers she is a clone, flees from the government

I got to thinking about a book I read as a child about a girl who is a clone. She doesn't know she's a clone, just that her twin sister died when she was young. In her futuristic society, clones are ...
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Novel series with students at a magic university

I read two books in a series and have forgotten the author and the titles. The first book was about a young man who was a student in a magic university who became very powerful and was able to travel ...
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Book about a man studying aliens. Modifies his body to get closer to them and ultimately doesn't see himself as human anymore

I am looking to recall a book I read 20 years ago. A journalist/anthropologist man (human) studies aliens. He uses various techniques to get close to hard to study aliens. He starts to use tech to ...
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Fantasy book about a judge with purple eyes and a case with a sex drug that kills if there's no love

I am looking for a book I read about 10 years ago. It was an eBook, and I believe the cover picture was very purple. The basic premise of the story was there was a man on trial in a rural town, for ...
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Story about criminal being “adjusted” which stops a man's commute

I'm trying to remember the name of a story, I think the author was Larry Niven, but it might possibly be from Heinlein's "Future History" series (but a check of the stories included in the Future ...
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Book series where magic system involves building metal things (animals)-one of them can fly and drop orb like bombs

I'm trying to remember a series I read and I can't for the life of me. What I remember the most is the magic system, it's about a young man and he builds metal animals with lots of glyphs and stuff ...
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YA Series about a boy who gets a Aztec (?) armband, gains powers when tokens placed in it

I remember a book in this series around 7 or 8 years ago. I think it was newly published at that point, but am not certain. It was aimed at young adults, and I think the cover had a red border with ...
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Story about Earth scientists taking alien technology and using it for weapons

The plot began with an advanced society with space travel visiting Earth to evaluate the potential to take over. During the visit, Earth scientists were able to take note of various devices in use by ...
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Book about an individual that undergoes tests, dies and respawns somewhere else

Looking for a book about an individual who comes to a large city to take tests to see what he is qualified for, has trouble, is killed, and wakes up as the same person in a different location. This ...
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Book where planet's star explodes, some escape on giant ships and eventually find ancient Earth

I am desperately trying to find the title and author of a sci-fi book I read in the 1970s. The story goes something like this... Scientists on a planet discover, via the spectrum of their local star,...
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Book identification: 90s/2000s novel, American travels to fictional town called Khartoum

looking for help identifying a book I read in the mid 2000's. Main character receives strange email about seeing the end of the world in Khartoum - a fictional place rather than the actual city I ...
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Book about an immortal diplomat who wipes out an alien invasion

Searching for the title of a book about an immortal diplomat who marries an immortal princess, who also has the power to wipe out an alien invasion using his mind?
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Book with nano/biotech, maze/labyrinth, prisoners

I'm looking for some help identifying a book I read 10 - 15 years ago. I know this is probably a long shot, but extensive keyword searching Google bears no fruit. The story is about a group of ...
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Book Identification: Future Earth Covered in Cemeteries?

I read a science fiction piece about a far future Earth where every square inch of the planet was a cemetery, memorial or shrine - where little by little the entire planet's surface became hallowed ...
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Fantasy series a boy who finds a magic ring which allows him to find other rings

Okay, first up, this series is something I read approximately 20 years ago (late 1990s to early 2000s), so my details may not be 100% accurate. It’s a medieval type fantasy setting. Here’s what I ...
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Identify a book about magic wizard who can see the color of emotions

It is about a boy who gets abandon by his father then bought by a wizard wandering around in the forest. He learns magic from the wizard and can see the color of people’s emotions. There is a door in ...
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Book where a soldier is transported to an alternative Earth during the Battle of Verdun (WW1)

This is a long-shot as I remember very little about the book. It may not even have been written in English, but in Dutch. I read this in the first half of the 1980's. Got it from my school library. ...
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Book series for kids with boy and stones that went on belt

I remember reading a book series during elementary school that had a boy who found a magic stone that went into a belt. I think that he kept finding more of them to keep them from who/whatever the ...
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Post Apocalyptic YA series 4 tribes around a city

A series of popular YA novels form the late 90's, about a kid coming of age in a post apocalyptic tribe, one of four tribes, each one a different compass point, set around a central city. The ...
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Sci Fi book where space ship has artificial intelligence

The Captain had already lost two space ships and was given a third. The third ship's name was Gage. It considered itself alive. The Captain was injured while rescuing the crew on the second ship. ...
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Novels with characters that gain power from stones imbued in their backs [duplicate]

For some time now, I've been trying to find a novel I've read sometime in the early 2000s. At long last, I gave up and will try asking for your help. All of the details I write below are from my ...
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Book about Human-eating Alien Lizards

I am looking for a book that I read in the early 2000's in middle school. The main character was a teen girl. I don't remember how she got to where she was but she ends up finding out that everyone ...
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Sci-fi book about mercenaries who sell advanced weaponry on various planets

I'm trying to find the name of a sci-fi book I read in the 80's. It's about some mercenaries who go to planets and sell advanced weaponry to warring parties. They arrive on a planet of masters and ...