Questions tagged [clones]

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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Why doesn't the Separatist Army use more non-droid soldiers?

In the Clone Wars, we see the Separatists use mostly droids in their army. The droids are a cheap and efficient force to field, but they have shown some weakness in combat with clones. In some ...
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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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Story where many kids were fathered by a virus [duplicate]

I am looking for a story which I read probably two decades ago, in the 90s, but which was probably already old at that point. I think I read it in some kind of anthology, in English, and in the USA. ...
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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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Novel about a clone with an unexpectedly stable personality?

There was a SF novel in my high-school library (sometime between 1985 and 1990), that I had intended to read, but for some reason I never got to it, or maybe it disappeared from the library. English ...
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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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Story about a booth that replicates human to be enslaved on mars

I read the following paragraph in the book UNIX for Programmers and Users by Graham Glass: "It [fork] reminds me of a great sci-fi story I read once, about a man who comes across a fascinating ...
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Would certain defective clones have the inhibitor chip?

This question has bothered me since I learned about the Bad Batch. They are a group of positively defective clone commandos. Were they defective enough to not have an inhibitor chip placed in them at ...
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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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Did Clone troopers suffer from PTSD?

It is not unheard off for people that have gone through a traumatic experience to develop Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.) Soldiers and those in the military are known to experience PTSD more ...
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How much does a clone cost?

The clone troopers that formed the basis of the Republic's new army were paid for by a combination of Count Dooku's wealth — which was apparently staggering — and other funds. What was ...
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Short story about mis-delivered cloning kit from the future

Short story about mis-delivered cloning kit from the future. Subject man clones himself using scanner and ingredients from the kit (add water), agent arrives (from future) to reclaim the kit, but ...
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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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Movie: Man discovers he is one of many clones

I remember a movie about clones from when I was a kid. I think it was on TV, so it may have been a made for TV movie. The plot, as I remember it, concerned a man who finds out he is a clone, then ...
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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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How difficult is it to create a clone?

In the Star Wars universe, the concept of clones is not new. Obi-wan, when he learns of them, is somewhat versed in the basics of cloning and able to ask relevant, on-topic questions. This suggests ...
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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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How did the Republic pay for the clone army?

I remember reading in one of the Republic Commando books about Besany Wessen doing some investigating within the Treasury, but don't remember it ever leading to anything except the Skirata Clan ...
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What were the natural lifespans of Kamino and Spaarti clones?

If said clones were not killed in battles, what was the average life expectancy of both Kamino-grown, Fett-type clones and Spaarti technology clones? I'd expect it to be less than humans, due to ...
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Are clones allowed to retire?

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, clone troopers are created to be the Republic's foot soldiers in the war. The season 2 episode The Deserter implied that troopers can't just go AWOL. But do they have ...
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Why did the Clone Troopers switch sides in Star Wars?

I must admit I'm a little hazy with SW in general, but why did the clones switch sides? I think it was due to some special code being used, but why did they do it? The clones were bred for obedience, ...
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Why Did the Empire Use Storm/Clone Troopers and not Droids?

The Separatists were under control of Count Dooku, who was under Sidious' control, who was essentially running the entire Clone War and using it as an excuse to take over the Republic and turn it into ...
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Why is the clone army so…small?

In Attack of the Clones, Lama Su says that 200,000 clone units were ready, and a million were on the way. Now I am assuming one unit means one clone trooper. Considering that there were a million ...
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When were the Clone Troopers replaced with regular humans?

It is clear in the original trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) that the Storm Troopers are regular humans. Mostly because of the funny scene, where a tall Trooper hits his head on a low door while his ...
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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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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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What was the episode from British/American Anthology about husband buying a clone? [duplicate]

There was an episode of a Sci-fi/horror anthology. Either a TV series, or a series of movies. It was about a man whose wife is starved for affection, and overly attentive, trying to win his love. He ...
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Looking for a story about cloning and brain transplants [duplicate]

The story is about a rich man who makes clones of himself. The clones are fed and exercised so that they will have perfect bodies, but are not given the ability to mentally develop. They cannot speak ...
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Part of trilogy, race called The O's, and clone rights trial

I'm looking for a novel I read when I was younger. It was the third of a trilogy. It featured clones and a benevolent alien race known as "The O's". At some point, there is a big clone rights trial ...
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YA/children's fiction about a mail-order clone

I am trying to recall a book that I read as a child -- late 80s, early 90s. The main character (teen or pre-teen boy) sent away to a mail-order company, and got back a kit for creating a clone. Not ...
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Short story about clone repair team where one dies

I remember reading a short story in high school that was about a team of engineers or mechanics that were all clones, I think 3 men and 3 women, that were assigned to repair something on an outpost. ...
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Book Name: Space Operaish

I am trying to find the name of a book I read many years ago but have not been having much luck. I remember a fair bit about the book but I just can't seem to track it down. Any help would be ...
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Teen sci-fi novel about a girl who finds out teacher cloned her

I read a book around 2000 (the book looked fairly new, but might have been a new edition) that was about a young girl who wakes up on a space ship with memories of being on Earth years before. She ...
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How much did the first batch of 20,000 clones cost the republic?

Without including weapons (1,000 credits per blaster), armour (though I'd love to know how much one set of Phase I armour costs), and DNA (I bet it cost the republic extra to have a famous warrior ...
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TV series from 70s or 80s - 1 female pilot was cloned from the other pilot's fingernail

This was a tv show that aired in the US in the '70s or early '80s, possibly on Saturday mornings. Since I was a child, I'm assuming it was a kids program? It was comic science fiction and set on a ...
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Could clones be force-sensitive?

I am referring specifically to clones of Jango Fett from Attack of the Clones. Could one or more of these clones, from an original that is not force-sensitive be force-sensitive, without any genetic ...
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Book about a clone of a dead son

I'm looking for a book that was almost certainly written in the '90s and is about two people who lose their son in an accident on a boat (pretty sure about the boat part) and decide to clone him. The ...
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Did Jango Fett have a weak mind?

The Jedi 'mind trick' is implied to only work on those with weak minds at numerous points in the series. The trick has been shown to work on stormtroopers in A New Hope. Is the "weak mind" of ...
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What is life like for a clone trooper or a stormtrooper?

I know The Clone Wars (the current CGI animated series, not the original animated one) shows what training is like for the clones and we see the clones and some of what they go through while serving ...
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Trying to find a specific book about clones

So, since Orphan Black came out - and I haven seen it but the premise of it - this old book has been niggling at me. I remember reading it in the late nineties/early millenium. It was about a girl ...
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Why didn't the Clone Troopers have their sex drives removed or suppressed?

Based off their art preferences, the Clone Troopers seemed to have an appreciation for the female form. The Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "The Deserter" features a former Clone Trooper named Cut ...
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Looking for a murder mystery with a woman and her male clone [duplicate]

Here is what I remember: Read in the late 80's or early 90's. Main character is a woman, but as a child, had been gender swapped to male. Recently "woke up" as a previous incarnation had been ...
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Darth Vader's relationship with the 501st Legion

The Clone Wars series explore much about the relationship between Anakin Skywalker and his troopers, the 501st Legion who would later be renamed Vader's Fist. While Darth Vader does not seem to regard ...
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1980's or early 90's children's book about a girl who was a clone of a scientist

I'm looking for the title of a book I read in the mid 90's, but it may have been older. It was about a girl who was a clone of a female scientist who had died before her research was completed. She ...
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Looking for a story where a person is threatened with repeated murder

A novel I read in the early 80's but was most likely published in the 70's(?) begins with a woman being woken up. She is shown pictures of herself and it is explained to her that these were earlier ...
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Why did Chancellor Palpatine create the Clone Wars?

I'd like to know why did Chancellor Palpatine created the Clone Wars? It doesn't make sense to me that the Chancellor was both head of the Republic and the Sith.