Questions tagged [books]

Use this tag on [story-identification] questions when the work is a book series or when the written media is unclear but use a more specific tag where appropriate e.g. [novel], [novella], [short-stories], [anthology-book], etc. Use this tag to indicate the question is about the book version or adaptation of a work. For differences between the book and other versions, such as a movie, use [adaptation-comparison].

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Space opera about a Dyson sphere

Help me find a book, please. What I remember is that it was a space opera (fairly huge). It was about a star that suddenly went dark and people were intrigued. They set an expedition to find out why ...
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A story where two self-aware starships land on Earth to pick someone up [closed]

I'm trying to find a story where two starships land on Earth to pick someone up. The starships lost their original crew. They were not human. The two ships were self-aware.
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late 90s, early 2000s high(?) fantasy YA trilogy

All I remember from this trilogy was that it was 3 books in 1 giant book, a little over a thousand pages long, and I read it around 2010. It was already somewhat old by then, so it's possible the ...
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Fiction book where a monster army has destroyed all human armies and is reaching the capital

I only read the 1st few pages of the book but I remember them a little. The world is being destroyed by monsters (do not know what kind) and despite the world's effort it has been fruitless to stop ...
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Book about a boy who is turned into a frog somehow involving rain [closed]

I recall reading a book in the early nineties about a boy who was turned into a frog. Rain was somehow factored into the plot. The cover art showed the boy, rain and possibly a frog.
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A book that teaches concepts through an elaborate analogy [closed]

In Neal Stephenson's book The Diamond Age (aka A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer), three girls receive copies of an advanced book (which is actually a complex super computer). The book is designed to ...
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Book about accidental robot civilization

I have a memory of a book or short story that I read years ago. It was about a group of human explorers who are investigating an uninhabitable planet. They find that a robotic colony ship had crashed, ...
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Fantasy book series about a girl who finds her power as a witch/healer

I’m trying to remember the name of a book series from the '80s/'90s, set in medieval times, about a girl who finds her power as a witch/healer through the series. I believe the main character is ...
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Group of kids become smarter from crashed alien ship

This is a book I must've read a few years ago in school, but from what I can remember a group of 2-3 kids finds this crashed ship that makes them slightly smarter. The kids can remember things exactly ...
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Story about a woman forced to have a procedure which disconnects the hemispheres of her brain

Trying to find a story I remember reading many years ago, likely in the early to mid-1990s. Not certain about the length or publication date. I believe it was shorter than a full-length novel, but it ...
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Book series about a young man who lives in a post-apocalyptic village where all technology is banned and he ends up in a futuristic city

The book series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. I don't know how the world ended up like that. The first book is about the main character who lives in a village where all use of technology is ...
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Book about a woman with Godly insight hiding among Christians from demons that come to Earth in a pyramid

I'm looking for a Christian scifi thriller with a hooded black-robed figure on cover. It's about aliens coming to Earth in a pyramid, saying they are our creators, but they are really demons. A woman ...
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Book with a fae prince who can only be seen by a teacher who lives in a small village

I'm looking for a book that I saw on tiktok months ago, I don't remember the title and the video that I saw has been deleted. The book has a blue or purple cover and it was most likely self published. ...
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Another Space Saga Mystery: Male ship captain, down on his luck

I know a lot of the plot of this series, but have no clue on author/titles. Bought the books in Germany at the PX. But they were selling in the USA when I got back. American author I think. Late ...
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Book where a poor Creole teenager develops powers; his future self became evil and ended the world

I read this book when I was younger. I can’t remember much except the main character is a Creole teenage boy who is poor and lives with his mother. He loves his mother a lot, his name might be Nick? ...
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Genetically altered seeds escape in Bay area; genetically altered children spontaneously suicide

Read a book in the 1980’s that warns of the dangers of genetic engineering. My memory is very vague as to details, but I seem to recall the book opening with modified grass or rice seeds that ...
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A series of fantasy books, different (but also not really) brother and sister protagonists in every book

I'm looking for the series that is described in the title. Other details that I remember is that in book one, where at the start the world was kind of normal, the sister saved the brother from ...
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Sci-fi book with a main character who dies and is brought back into a sort of digital reality, where he's tasked with leading a combat mission

I'm trying to identify the name of a sci-fi book I read ~5-10 years ago. I don't remember a lot of plot points - but rather a handful of what feel like miscellaneous details, so I apologise if this ...
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Book of Irish fairy stories, including a story about a girl who rescues her father from selkies after he harms one

When I was young I often listened to books on tape during car rides. One that I have fond memories of was an audiobook with a collection of Irish folk/fairy stories. I was hoping someone would know ...
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Older sci-fi/fantasy book about a girl taken to another land by a group of males. They then have to fight through a jungle

She starts to fall for the lead guy but gets separated from them before it can develop. Later, she joins with a guy who has a floating ship. He seemed awful, but ends up being a great guy and she ...
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Alien Nanotech Builds Space Travel Portal

There was a series of books that I read part of back in the 1980s in trade paperback form published in the US. It was newly published then I think. It featured an alien race that had perfected ...
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Horror/sci-fi book about a silicon based life form that eats certain minerals in the human skeleton

Looking for the name of a book I read about .. oh, must've been 25-30 years ago or so. Would be fun to find the name, and re-read it to see if I still think it is good (I liked it a lot back when). ...
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Young adult book about a boy who lives in a community of people with telekinetic powers

It’s a book about a boy who lives in a community of people with telekinetic powers, however he has clairvoyance(?). He ends up being sent to a farm where he learns the truth of his world and leaves ...
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Scifi book involving a main character is traveling between worlds with a giant, blind cat

The book I'm looking for is probably '80s or '90s. The main character (MC) is traveling between worlds with a giant, immature, blind cat from a planet he was on. On that planet, hunters go out and ...
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Children's book about boy who rescues alien babies

OK, maybe somebody here can help me out on this one, because I've scoured the Internet for this book with no luck. It was a long-ish picture book (more words than pictures) about a kid who lived on a ...
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Sci-fi book about man who built an interstellar ship with the use of a collider and met his enemy inside of the Sun

The main character of the book finds out that he built an interstellar ship with the use of a collider and then removed his memory to refuse from interstellar travel. He also had a suit built with the ...
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Identify this series about mental psi powers

I remember a series when I was younger, where the humans were stranded on a planet where they had been pursued by aliens. They had bonded with mind alien:power, the norm was 1-2max, and the ...
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Book about clones using time travel to prevent cloning technology

This would have been around the mid-2000s, with the book having been published fairly recently at the time I read it. It was in a school library, so probably leaning towards YA. The plot, as I recall, ...
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Book series about kids of retired heroes who have inherited their powers

This series was about the son of two retired heroes who discovers he and his friends have powers as they’re all the kids of heroes. The dad is based on the superman trope (strength, flight, etc.) ...
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Young Adult book about time traveling boy

This was a book that I read probably early-2000s as a middle schooler. The main protagonist is a boy who lives in a city separate from the normal flow of time. The city was the headquarters of what ...
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'80s/'90s post-apocalyptic book series about a military-type guy and a cult that lives near nuclear areas

It's a post-apocalyptic/dystopian future that takes place after a nuclear war. The main character is a military-type guy. There's a cult that lives near nuclear areas and gets green spots and try to ...
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Help me find this book! [closed]

I’ve been looking everywhere for a particular book that I read years ago. All I can remember is that it was kids with powers who took a bunch of tests to join a special group. The guy that gives them ...
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Young adult book; takes place on a dusty planet where the only food is space potatoes

I read this book a few years ago; I remember it was in the young adult section of my library. i feel like it was an older book, not quite sure though. The cover was pink I believe with flowers or ...
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Fantasy book that has a giant in a dungeon who gets blinded by creatures with corkscrews for hands

I feel like I’ve made it up at this point as I’ve searched for years and never found it but I remember being terrified as a kid. From what I can remember the main character gets locked in a dungeon ...
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Fantasy kids' book about a medieval land with monsters and magical jewels

A fantasy kids' book that was written as a collection of tales (like a fairytale anthology) about the same kingdom, set in medieval times. There is no set protagonist or plot line, it just all happens ...
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Old spirits take over people's bodies, protagonist's wife is a victim

This is a book I read about 16 years ago, and I don't think it was particularly old then. What I recall of the book is that for the most part it was set in the woods of the American Pacific northwest. ...
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Time-travel series where the Time Patrol are the bad guys and the protagonist falls in love with their leader's daughter

Some years ago I read a time-travel series that I'd like to find again, but I can't recall the name of it. Here's what I recall: It was about some kind of time-travel-related authority figures: Time ...
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Book series about post alien invasion Earth being exploited

I'm reasonably sure this was a book series that I read in the 80s. It's set on Earth post alien invasion, the planet is being mined heavily and humans now live a very basic existence. Scenes I ...
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Fantasy book about a princess who was mind-swapped with a cat by a witch

In the '90s, I read a book about a princess whose governess was a witch that mind-swapped her and a cat. The governess did this so she could control the princess. The cat who had the princess' mind ...
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Story ID: enslaved geriatric protagonist hides in abandoned, but still functional, alien rejuvenation cabinet

An old, white haired, tired-of-life man is taken prisoner and force-marched across the landscape as part of a chain-gang of slaves. The group pauses near some ruins, and the protagonist tries to hide ...
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Japanese book about an infinite loop?

My sister sent me a book 15 years ago that she now doesn't remember sending, and I can't recall the title. It is about a few things. If I remember correctly, there is a female character who lives with ...
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Female warrior who blacks out & slaughters friends | Mage working spells like beads on a thread | Shadow thorn creature tormenting town]

Apologies for the long title and likely to be sparse details. I remember reading this book about 15-20 years ago but for the life of my I cannot remember it's name and only patches of what the book ...
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Hunger Games-style book about a world with different alien species fighting

Around 10 years ago, I read a new book about an entire world, with different alien species all fighting. I remember the enemies being spider-like. The protagonist learns that they are being watched ...
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'70's-era novel about a planet (future Earth?) covered by an intelligent, continent-spanning tree, miles high

It is a small pulp book, perhaps a novella. I think written in the 1970s but possibly earlier. My vague recollection of the cover art, shows a small portion of the tree, rendered mostly in blacks and ...
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Book about a journalist on the trail of an immortality drug

There is a story set in the near future where there is developed an immortality drug. The protagonist is a journalist on the trail of this scoop. Maybe the opening of the story is them interviewing a ...
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YA Fantasy book I read in the 90's. Coming of age, young boy, hunger potion, kobold and girl met on the way. Magic fireworks ending

For some reason this book crept back into my memory a few years ago. Getting desperate to find it again. The few details I think I can remember are: Boy sets off into a woods People he was living ...
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Sci fi novel about a civilisation on a planet between Mars and Jupiter and how it destroyed forming the asteroid belt

A long time ago when I was about 10, I read a book (translated to my language) about a civilization on a planet between Mars and Jupiter. I only remember a couple of things from the book but I ...
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Children's book in a fantasy world

I'm pretty sure that this book is the last of a series. I only read the beginning.Based on the back-cover description, the story is set in another world that is populated by fantastic creatures. For ...
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Book about kids sent back in time on a plane

I was reading a book, it may or may not have been part of a series. It was about a group of friends who later discover that they are adopted. Through some other adventures, they also discover that ...
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How does the female Q teleport near the end of Star Trek: Eternal Tide?

Towards the end of the book Star Trek: Eternal Tide, the female Q has her powers taken from her, but still manages to teleport herself after screaming really loud. Icheb was accustomed to seeing the ...
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