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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Old fantasy book/series about mages in which the main character stops her heart through meditation

I’m looking for a fantasy series/book I read when I was younger, over a decade ago—I don’t remember much about it, so bear with me. It followed a female protagonist who was a mage or in training to ...
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Book about a girl who lives in an underground community to escape the zombie outbreak

Im looking for this online choices book and have been for a while. I used to read it back in 2016. It’s about a girl who lives in an underground community with her family. Their ancestors moved them ...
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Book about two people in different worlds that are linked but only one of them knows it

I read this last year in the back of a different book, and have been looking around for it a bit. I would love if someone could help me find it It’s a fantasy(?) book where it starts with someone who ...
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SF novel featuring a member of a disbanded rock/punk group

I can't specify the SFnal aspects of the book, because I only remember the band parts, but it definitely was. Read sometime after the nineties but before around 2015. Set in USA or UK in a near "...
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Book where people live in a city, they are always reborn from a database and regain memories after a certain age?

I started reading this book years ago and I can't remember the name. The story is about a dystopian future, were human race expanded across the universe just to be crushed back to a single city. In ...
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Children’s chapter book about a whole other world that exist under or through a pond?

When I was in middle school (1990’s), I remember this book about two worlds that exist. If you travel through the pond, you can get to the other world. I cannot remember who the narrator is, but I ...
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Book about a woman who became the maid of a wealthy werewolf

This was a werewolf story but it started as the view point of a maid. She became a maid for this wealthy werewolf to avenge her father’s death, but she fell for the werewolf and he introduced her to ...
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Story about Dragons and Gryphons featuring a funeral

Hoping someone can help me figure out this book I read a child I haven't been able to recall the name of. I would have read this paper back in the mid-late 2000s but easily could have been a bit older ...
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Book with another planet, thoughts become real and a vampire of sorts

There was a book trilogy that had ley lines and thoughts became reality. I want to say it was another planet. The main protagonist was a Count that murdered his family for power/life so ostensibly a ...
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Sci-Fi novel based on a role playing game about a postwar scenario

I began to read this book in the 90s, then lost it. Unfortunately I cannot remember the title, only that it was based on a role playing game from that time. It's about a postwar scenario. Special ...
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Trilogy where humanity lives on another planet and seeks status through a virtual reality game

The book is similar to Ready Player One, where humanity seeks status and real world riches in a VR game. Differences are that humanity left Earth and are living on a different planet. The game they ...
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Book from childhood about a teenager whose uncle was a wizard and people were chasing them trying to kill them

I remember a book with an outrageous title like "Lamborghinis, Helicopters, and Wizards". There was a teenager whose uncle was a wizard and people were chasing them trying to kill them.
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Book about clocks and time and a dog?

I read a book in 7th grade and it had some type of dog (?) character that traveled through some sort of long tunnel on like mining cart sort of contraption. There was something to do with a clock or ...
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Fantasy book where girl speaks with animals on an island kingdom

I've searched for hours trying to find a fantasy series and need help. It was published around 2016/2017 and is part of a series that is about 4 books long. It takes place on different islands or ...
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Story Identification - Short Story, Parody of Bremen Town Musicians with Record Producer [closed]

This is a story I read that is a parody of the fable/fantasy story The Bremen Town Musicians. In the original story, a donkey, dog, cat, and rooster all end up agreeing to travel to Bremen Town ...
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Time travel book where bacteria heated to a specific degree causes plague

All I remember of the book is a man goes into the future, learns that heating bacteria to a certain temperature degree will cause plague/sickness/airborne danger something. He goes back in time to ...
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What book features a mining colony ring around a cold, collapsed dwarf star?

I’m trying to find the name of a science fiction novel(ella) that I read in the mid-1980s. It featured a mining colony that was in a small ring orbiting a cold, collapsed dwarf star. The miners would ...
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Fantasy books about a mage in training. His abusive father is a black-clad powerful mage who protects his brother's (the king's) kingdom

I am looking for a multi-book story I read around 4-6 years ago. Each book was rather short, fitting into the way self published books were released on Amazon. It might have been on Kindle Unlimited. ...
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Young adult fantasy about a boy who discovers an artifact with the power of an Egyptian god

About a decade ago, I read a fantasy/sf book about an ordinary boy in a dystopian world (after some sort of worldwar or worldwide breakdown), who stumbles across an ancient artifact buried in a mound ...
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Sci-fi trilogy from about 30 years ago, alien artifacts hidden inside 3 humans

So this is what I remember: It was about some alien artifacts or something that had been hidden inside 3 humans, which the aliens were trying to get back I only read the first book, but it started ...
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Book about person using logic to leave our world and enter enter magical one

The plot is about 2 characters one of which is male and a regular human with no super abilities but with above knowledge of science, the category theory to be precise, and is smart enough to create ...
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Book I read years ago about 2-dimensional space encroaching on our own and slowly encompassing everything

I am looking for the title of a book I read years ago about 2-dimensional space encroaching on our own and slowly encompassing everything. I remember one scene about a fleet of ships attempting to ...
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A book about a robot chasing a man

A book about a robot chasing a man. After a long chase the man is in poor condition and lost a lot of weight. The robot finally catches him, weighs him then lets him go because he is under weight.
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Book about a soldier in an interstellar empire selected for special training as a child

I'm looking for help identifying a book that has stuck with me for about 28 years now, despite having read it only once. Timeframe: I read this book in 1995/1996 or so, and I think I picked it up from ...
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Book about a prince who becomes a captive then a mage - Asianesque

Would have been late 80s early 90s. I got the boxed series as a gift for Christmas one year. I remember it seeming very Asian in the theme of the characters. I think it was a prince who got captured ...
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Book where it's a new future ice age and they worship Apple

It was like a Sci fi book where there was a new ice age, everything was iced over but the humans found old Apple products and thought the old humans worshipped God Apple, the main character was a girl,...
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Book about a young mage who goes off to fight an ice elemental and frees a woman with 10 rings

I read this book when I was young. There were two books in the series. The main character was a mage who never finished his training. The second book revealed that he accidentally killed a frog with ...
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SF book with humans landing on an alien planet where the Brutons are one of the main races

I read this back in the 70's or possibly the early 80's. The book took place on an alien planet, the Brutons being an aggressive race; I just cannot remember that much about the plot. I believe the ...
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Dragon Young Adult book where the dragon is stuck in New York or somewhere similar?

Forgive me if this seems vague, I remember the story barely but would love to read it again if I ever found it/was helped to find it. I distinctly remember that they give the dragon pizza, and he ...
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Sci fi Novel about boys being stuck in VR

I read this book when I was young, in middle school. I think I read the book around 2005 but the book felt a bit old so possibly an 80s/90s book? The book didn't have any pictures, it wasn't a long ...
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Fantasy book where a black fog chokes out a city surrounding a castle

Here is what I remember: it probably wasn't the first book in the series, and was probably near the end of the book itself. I believe I remember something about flying, perhaps dragons. Lots of magic. ...
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Choose-your-path book in which a spaceship breaks apart, forcing a kid to jettison onto a planet where he encounters aliens

I'm looking for a Choose-your-path book that starts with a research spaceship breaking apart, forcing a kid to jettison onto a planet that has breathable air. Some of the adventures cause him to ...
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Trilogy: Planet with tech banned and space weapons stopping landing and leaving the native population have talons

The books started in space with a admiral being betrayed and stranded with a few staff making friends with the mongol-type population that have talons, not nails, and try to take over the world.
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Book trilogy about teenagers with superpowers in an industrialization like era

I'm trying to figure out the name of a trilogy of books I read 7 to 10 years ago. I read the books in German and don't know if they where translations or what language they were originally written in. ...
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Book series about British soldiers traveling to alternate Earths to find technology [duplicate]

Back in the 80s I read a series about British soldiers traveling to alternate Earths to find technology. Since it had a British protagonist, I'm assuming it was a British author.
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Book series about three teens who have to collect gemstones in different realms

I don’t remember much about the series, but I think there were three teens who were transported from world to world to collect a gemstone in each world to stop some evil wizard person. There may or ...
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Book involving a global race to reach a distress beacon from an alien ship in space

I’m looking for the title. I think it was a series of books with an Asian-like title. The plot involved: Futuristic space travel. A global race to get to a distress beacon from an alien ship in space....
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Fantasy book series about a boy who finds a sword hilt that can project a blue blade, and a girl who uses a bow that can fire blue arrows of light

I read a series many years ago, that every once in awhile I’ll think about, but I can’t seem to remember the name or find anything about it on the internet. All I remember is that the main character ...
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Late 80's/early 90's paperback about a young girl with pyrokinesis, not "Firestarter"

In the late 80's/early 90's, I read a drugstore paperback that featured a teenage girl with pyrokinesis. She may have also had telekinesis. Sometime towards the beginning of the book, she kills some ...
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Book about a girl that lived in a society surrounded by a barrier and is supposedly surrounded by monsters

She was a regular girl who saw someone get killed trying to leave their society. She eventually finds a metal chain that gives her powers like more strength. Eventually she fights in a little contest ...
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Book about a group of heroes setting out to kill the king of demons

A book I remember reading as a pre-teen. It had to have been published in the late 70s or early 80s. It was about a group of heroes setting out to slay a king of demons (or monsters, I can’t ...
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Book series about an evil king who eventually turns into a dragon that turns into a boat that goes back in time

I'm looking for a book series with a time-traveling story about an evil king who eventually turns into a dragon that turns into a boat that goes back in time to be the dark ship that the heroes used ...
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Book about a boy and a dragon who meet at the beach that's written by an Irish or Scottish author?

I read this book about 6 or 7 years ago and I can’t remember the title This boy found a big dragon shaped rich at the beach and it turns out it was a real dragon. They become friends and fly together. ...
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Book written in different colors depending on which narrator or character is "speaking" [closed]

If anyone is able to help with this you are truly amazing because the information I am about to give is barely any and not too reliable. I think there were at least 4 font colors in the book (green, ...
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Sci fi book from the 80s where humanity builds a space ship based on alien technology

Sorry I do not have much. Here is what I can remember. The parts are disjointed at best. Humans already have contact with some aliens. One group they do not communicate with and I believe they are a ...
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Sci fi book where humanoid aliens murder a researcher by killing him and cutting him open [duplicate]

I’m trying to find the name of a book I read as a teenager in the 90s. I’ve searched the plot but haven’t had any luck. The book is set on an alien planet where humans have a research facility ...
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Read this fantasy book about 25 + years ago (it was definitely written prior to 1999) and was about a moon elf named Selene

I have tried searching for this book online for the past 5+ years, but keep coming up empty. I also remember a male character's name was Kael so I used Google's Bard AI last night and it actually gave ...
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Book about a magical land, dragons, magical weapons, swords. People turning into dragons

The book starts off with a boy who sees a girl turning into a dragon after school, then people come to his house, he goes with the girl and her dad, who turns into a dragon and flies them to a magical ...
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Book about a boy living in a futuristic building underground because of toxic air at the surface

I've been searching for this book for years but still no clues today. I think I read it in high school so it must be between 2012-2014. I don't remember if it was an old or modern book, but here is ...
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Book trilogy from the 1970's or 60's with snow wolves, some kind of water people, bird people, and one hero

It was a trilogy and the protagonist had to travel to either three different worlds or three different parts of the same world. One part was a based on water, with people or people-like creatures who ...
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