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Generally, a clone is grown from a tissue sample taken from another person. Sometimes, many clones are made, while a lot of situations only see one new clone. In some cases, cloning is combined with rapid aging so that a fully grown replica is matured in a matter of days. Also, there can be a facility for memory transfer, so the new clone will start with the same memories and personality of the original.

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Planet where most children are clones of their mother. Non clones are called Vars and discriminated against [duplicate]

The planet has mostly medieval technology. I think a train might have been mentioned at one point. I do not remember whether they know they are descended from humans from Earth. They were genetically ...
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Novel. In the future humans are practically immortal. Can and do send clones of themselves with all tbeir memories on suicide missions

I think I was given this quite long paperback book by a friend in 2006. The author might have been Greg Bear. Humans have colonised other planets. Not all people have bodies. Many seem to exist quite ...
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Golden Age short story about carnivorous aliens that pay humans a license fee to clone them for meat

The story is told from the perspective of one of a handful of explorers who encountered the aliens. The explorer is sharing a terrible secret with a colleague: When the explorers encountered the ...
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Short story about a clone warrior who believes she's the original

I read this in an anthology in the early-mid 1990s. Details are hazy, but the main character was a clone fighting in a conflict. She doesn't seem to realise that she is a clone, and believes herself ...
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Looking for Old scifi/mystery book: young man investigating a old mystery about a group of super intelligent kids, clones,

I am look for a book that I read 10 years ago, most likely it was from the 70s or 80s. The premise as I remember was that a young man was told to investigate someone who had died. The man learned that ...
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Episode of a sci-fi show in which the main character is stuck in space; he combines alien DNA with his own and starts asexually copying himself

I saw this back in the 90's. I thought it might be from the newer The Outer Limits TV show, but can't find the episode. From what I recall, a guy was stuck on Mars (or somewhere) and was going to die. ...
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When was it first confirmed that Obi-Wan and Anakin fought WITH clones and not AGAINST them?

The first reference to the Clone Wars is obviously Episode IV: A New Hope: General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. However, it would be easy to assume that Leia was ...
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Book/book series where the main character's mind is copied into different alien clones

Published no later than the mid-nineties, this science fiction story follows a man (possibly named Daniel or David?) who has his consciousness copied into a clone body modified to be of an alien ...
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Short story: Detectives clone suspects in order to pull out information after killing them

From what I remember, and I read it in the mid 2000s so I only remember the basic outline and minor details might not be correct: A couple (or more) of detectives are interrogating a suspect who is ...
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Novel ID: Book with cloning and an evil clown alien

I'm looking for a science fiction book. There is a station orbiting earth and a message showing aliens being attacked by other aliens. A warning to humanity. I recall the evil aliens looking like a ...
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Looking for a specific Sci-fi Anthology book. It's older, 1970's maybe. The book was a best of Sci-fi. Don't think it was Years best SF

The story I'm looking for was about a guy who cloned himself near the end of his life. The original went to retire (and die) on a space station unable to contact anyone outside the station. The clone ...
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English Teenage / Children's Sci-fi series about girl clones, available from the 2000s at most?

It had at least two books, and three clones, the (third?) of which was "The Evil Twin" of the eponymous book / sequel. Could've been "The Evil Clone". The mother of the first-seen ...
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What is the meaning of the number 27 in Fives’ CT number?

CT-27-5555 -- AKA “Fives” -- has the numbers 27 and 5555 in his CT number, unlike Rex, Cody, Gree, and the rest of Domino Squadron (barring Droidbait). Droidbait’s CT number is CT-00-2010 and Fox’s is ...
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Clones, hazardous environment, rebirth, human rights

A second-hand softback I read in the early 1980s - possibly written in the early to mid 1970s. Possibly the complete novel, or perhaps two or three stories in the one book, no more than that. Artwork: ...
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Do you remember a TV play in the 1970s/80s about clones?

I am trying to find out if anyone else remembers this: UK play on TV from late 1970s or early 1980s Featured 2 scientists coming home from work. They explain to their wives (classic sexist set up) ...
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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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Who Is the Clone Trooper in Kenobi?

In the second episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, we see a grizzled clone veteran on Daiyu. He asks for money, and Kenobi tosses him a coin. Who is this? During research, I found that he was played by the same ...
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Three clone women meet male triplets

Another anthology short story I read early 1980s. In the future cloning is available. However clones are looked down upon and considered second-class citizens or worse. The MCs are a trio of female ...
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Short story about a boy cloning himself, who then ends up fighting with the clone (open ending/plot twist of the clone being the one that survived?)

I remember reading this at school when I was 13/12, so I assume this is a sci-fi story for kids. I also remember that the story is a bit old too. The story, from what I remember, is about a boy that ...
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80s or 90s book. Not quite human man tries to discover his origin in a jungle environment

I recall a story where a man with no memory wakes up in a jungle-ish type area maybe along a river. He eventually meets a woman who is also not quite human (Maybe they have leaves instead of hair, or ...
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How can a transporter clone have the same mass?

From what I know, transporter beams simply transfer the pattern as an analog signal from point A to point B. However, we see in at least 2 instances (Star Trek: Lower Decks S02 E02 Kayshon: His eyes ...
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What is this from: beheading, head stolen in heist, and connected to new body?

This memory of a scene from a book/movie/show/comic popped into my mind and I can't figure out what it is from! It's a beheading/execution scene on a castle/tower/skyscraper over a waterfall/into a ...
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What is the earliest story to deal with clones?

I’m looking for the earliest story with clones (genetic duplicates of people created via technology and grown from cells/embryos) in it. Just how old is the trope?
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Short story about public-domain clones of historical figures

I read this story somewhere around 20 years ago. Trying to find it again. The first-person narrator, referred to simply as "Al," was some sort of management for a company involved in ...
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Book about a group of kids that were cloned from criminals

I remember, as a kid, reading a book about a group of kids, who were cloned from tissue samples taken from violent criminals. I am pretty sure that all of the adults are in on it, if not most. It was ...
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Book series about superpowered teenaged clones with tattoos on their heels

I remember a lot of the plot except for characters’ names or the series/books names. Basically a teenage girl learns that her grandfather/caretaker was a scientist who participated in cloning humans ...
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1980s children's book (possibly duology) about cloned boys

What I remember: Published no later than 1990, probably more like 1985 Near future setting, possibly featuring a vague Eastern/Western cold war scenario A boy of ~10 learns that he has a clone of the ...
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Book about girl who was killed, and then cloned without memories of her past life. She lives in a facility with other clones of dead people

This is a YA book I read awhile ago about a girl whose other half was killed, you believe, because she worked against the government. Her body was cloned? Or at least, I believe, resurrected, but she ...
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Young adult/teen maybe children's? Book about a clone (Thriller?)

This is going to be such a vague description of the plot so I apologize, but I had a wave of nostalgia from watching a youtube video where I remembered this book. Basically, it's a young teen boy who ...
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Looking for name of (short) story of clone stranded on a planet [duplicate]

I am looking for a SF short story I read in an anthology published in Germany around the 70s or 80s: I can't remember the full story but it has the following elements: A boy or adolescent that is ...
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Short story about a man who makes miniature clones of the female coworker he's attracted to

Does anyone know this story? I think I originally read it in a short story collection of the author's works, but I for the life of me cannot remember the title or author. The only other thing I ...
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Book series about pairs of clones, Pratwa, that were mentally linked [duplicate]

There was a great sci-fi book series that I read about experiments with clones (Pratwa?). The lab produced sets of 2 clones that were linked mentally. When they meditated and merged consciousnesses ...
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70s movie. A man and his clone are trying to find out who cloned him and why they are trying to kill them

In the mid-70s I saw a movie on TV (USA). A man is working in a lab type facility (more computer or physics lab instead of medical lab) in a remote location. Something happens and his lab either burns ...
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Novel about a group of people who are abducted by aliens and cloned [duplicate]

I remember listening to an audio book years ago about a group of people who did not know each other who were abducted by aliens. That's rather generic, but the hook was that each one of the people had ...
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Post Apocalyptic book about "clones"

I read this book (might have also been more than one) as a teenager around 2010, borrowed from a local German library. I only very vaguely remember it. It was in German obviously but most likely ...
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Do we know if the clones in Star Wars are made infertile? [duplicate]

The clone army is created from Jango Fett and so the entire army contains his genetic material. Is it stated anywhere if these troopers were made infertile? I can see issues if they decided to form ...
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How did some Jango-Fett style of clone troopers get command positions?

In Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, one of the clones is referred to as Commander Cody. The clone-troopers are genetically programmed for certain personality and cognitive traits. Do those traits ...
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Sci fi short story about a female activist that is really a clone of her virgin mother

I read several years ago a short story about a female activist (told by her mother), that seemed like a “Jesus Christ in modern times story”... at the end you discover the mom is a biotechnician that ...
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If Snoke was a clone, who was the source?

After reading this question (Was Snoke an individual or a puppet?), the follow-up thought occurred to me that if Snoke is a clone, his source DNA had to originate from somewhere, so where did it come ...
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What were the prevailing real-life cultural connotations of "clones" in 1975 (Star Wars' 3rd draft)?

The original 1976 Star Wars script references The Clone Wars (which wouldn't be realised in fiction until decades later): LEIA: General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars. Now ...
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Short detective story. Criminals are cloned, then killed by the victims of crime for revenge

The story is about a detective talking to different people trying to gather information about a clone. The story deals with clones of a criminal who committed murders, and they make exact clones of ...
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Novel where a genius child secretly makes clones of himself

I'm trying to find the name of a novel that was (what I'll call) light horror sci-fi. It was probably published in the early 90s. As best as I can remember, the plot goes something like: a child is ...
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In House of Suns, how are shatterlings able to live for so long?

In the novel, it's implied that one of the ways for civilizations to escape early extinction is for them to become organized into Lines, where each line consists of a thousand or so shatterlings. ...
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YA book about a girl who is cloned and her clone does bad things

A patron is looking for a book about a girl who is cloned and her clone does things she wouldn't want her to. The cover features a girl running in two different directions - the top half in one ...
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How are the clones created in Star Wars

In Star Wars, has it been mentioned how the clone troopers & any other clones are created? By that I mean, was somatic cell nuclear transfer the method that was used?
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Book series my dad told me about. It involves space travel, clones, and an indigenous people with kangaroo tails

My dad read a book series that he recommended to me last year. Now that I am ready to start it, neither of us can recall the title. He said there were several in the series but he can't recall how ...
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Book about teenage clones who end up in a compound somewhere?

Girl and a boy - both find out they're clones. She believes she is 'fat', he is described as having olive skin. Turns out his dad is behind it all... (I think the dad dies at the end?) There's a woman ...
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Short story: guy discovers duplication spell, clones himself for music band in the woods, one clone leaves and starts revolution

The story was narrated by a guy who discovered years ago (after becoming curious about the occult and dabbling for some with no hint of success at other spells he finds in old tomes dug up in old book ...
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When clones died during battle what would they do with them afterwards? [duplicate]

If a clone died in battle, would he be buried there, left on the battlefield, or would they be taken somewhere else? We know they take count of casualties but I don't remember ever seeing anything ...
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Novel that is about robots fighting humans and dinosaurs

This book I think came out between 2006-2008 and I remember that the whole book was illustrated. Sadly I have no idea who the author is. I remember the story fairly well. The story starts out with a ...
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