Questions tagged [hard-sci-fi]

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Astronauts on Europa (moon), time-shift future, gravity, intelligent computer, Aries, 1960s?

I'm looking for the title and artists of a comic about some astronauts (around five I think) doing research/archaeology on (I think) Europa (Jupiter's moon). They're working when one or more of them ...
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Looking for a short SF story about two ultra-fast ships flying around the entire universe

I'm trying to find a story I read maybe fifteen or twenty years ago. The story itself might be much older, of course: it had a 1950's - 60's 'golden age of hard SF' feel to it. As I remember it, ...
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Book with uncontrolled/subconscious teleportation across worlds

I read this book maybe 10 years ago. I read it in German; I don't think it was a native German book though, but rather a translation. There was a protagonist whom we followed across this book. The ...
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Short story with audible computer networks

I am looking for a short story where all the computer to computer communications were audible to humans. After being exposed to this for long enough the younger generations start creating music ...
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Book about corporations creating genetic “blanks” who can change their DNA

I've been searching for this novel since the '90s and been unable to remember the title or author. I pray someone here can help me. The story is set in the future where corporations run everything. ...
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Book by futurist highlighting future technology

In the 1980s, I read part of a novel that was written by a real futurist, highlighting what technologies might actually exist about one hundred years in the future. Before I forgot the author's name, ...
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SciFi book about Domes

I'm looking for the title of a book from 80s/90s. Some apocalyptic event and people live in domes. Different domes are for different things. Girl lives in one dome and wants to go to the Art dome to ...
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Book ID Help - Starts in a scavenger pod cleaning up earth orbit

A few years back I read a book which I'd like to look up again: It starts in a ship. It's on a tether from a space station (I think). Its job is to scavenge (and clean) debris from earth orbit. It's ...
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Story with liquid vat computer that evolves programs by growing conductive veins through the vat

This is a story I've been trying to find for years. A scientist has built some sort of computer that is a vat of liquid chemicals. It automatically evolves programs by growing conductive veins through ...
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Trying to find a sci-fi novel: only remember the dirty bits

I read this book a very long time ago (perhaps about 20 years back), hence limited recall. It's sci-fi, the part I remember has a character who is piloting some kind of spaceship/fighter and part of ...
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Sci-fi with space-mining scientists, personal internet - book identification help, please

About a year ago, my kindle was stolen and I'm really more upset that I can't track down the name of the book I had just sampled and was planning to purchase. I've since replaced the kindle, but I ...
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Book: Earthlings find (new) nearby planet that also hosts humans and an inorganic species robot-knowledge depository

I am trying to remember the title of a book that I read years ago. I have not had success in recent months in finding the title. Plot Summary (from what I remember): Earth is overpopulated and ...
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Sci-Fi novel series - Weapon that kills all universe/dimension versions of a person

I did a few searches and was not able to find something similar. I am looking for the name(s) of a sci-fi novel series described to me in passing. The time of discussion was around 2005/2006 in ...
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I'm trying to find a Sci-fi story I read years ago where Earth sends capsules allowing them to spy on aliens

It starts with Earth having FTL travel, maybe already colonies in other planets but scientists were worried about Earth not being advanced enough on other fields to withstand war with other species. ...
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Short story about a boy raised in a “bubble” who becomes the smartest person alive

I'm trying to recall a story that must be sixty or seventy years old. I probably read it in an anthology. It felt old even when I read it. Here's what I remember: A baby was raised completely ...
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Story ID - aliens pit humans against other aliens

Another book series where I can't remember the author of title. Published in the last 10 years. Earth has made contact with aliens who claim that their enemies have landed on mars and are coming for ...
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Young-adult book - humans enslaved on a planet by aliens, people eat meat fruits

I vaguely recall this book which was a trilogy. Some free people are living near Jupiter or some such. People on Earth are slaves, and terraforming is taking place. On Earth, people have to cultivate ...
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Trying to find a short sci-fi/horror story featuring another dimension with a god that feeds on pain/fear

This is going to be a long example so bear with me. Years ago I read a story online where an army (along with our main guy) from our dimension are sent into another to help the natives who are ...
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Webcomic about humanity declining at a massive rate because of an alien invasion

I read this webcomic a long time ago, but couldn't finish it at the time. It's about a world where humanity is declining at a massive rate because of an invasion by an outer force (maybe its alien ...