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Questions tagged [moon]

The Moon, also known as Luna, is Earth's only known permanent natural satellite.

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The origin of the Moon: Comic book

This is story where the human race, once widespread in the galaxy, was beaten back to our home planet after a devastating interstellar war. The aliens won the war and the Moon -- an artificial ...
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The origin of the Moon: Short story

This is a Matheson-like story where the human race, once widespread in the galaxy, was beaten back to our home planet after a devastating interstellar war. The aliens won the war and the Moon -- an ...
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Nuclear explosion in lunar city [duplicate]

I utterly forget the plot of this tale, but it includes a vivid description of a nuclear bomb going off deep inside a large, underground lunar city of many levels. The explosion, set off in secret, is ...
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1960's book about a stowaway on a moon rocket

I remember a book about a worker who got caught in a moon rocket, crashed through the crust and survived. Was joined by a chimp named Cheeky who was in the rocket and met a moon man with translucent ...
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Realistically-looking feature film - menacing microscopic life-forms discovered during Apollo-like moon landing [duplicate]

I am trying to locate a movie I watched around 2012, released (I think) about 4-6 years earlier. It was about an Apollo-like moon landing, where the astronauts bumped upon an unknown till then ...
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Sci fi novel with a male protagonist who eventually has his mind installed in robot that tends a giant net

Novel with male protagonist who is led to discoveries of alien engineering of solar system planets by an enigmatic Japanese? woman Crystal 'flower' on moon, one planet has bands of metal that turn it ...
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Trying to find old story of alien who looks like a dog, boy and dog go to the moon

I am looking for the title and/or author of a book or short story from either the 50's or 60's that I read when I was a teenager. In the book, a boy finds a dog (that may have crash-landed on earth). ...
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Short Sci-fi Story about a door on the Moon?

I read it in a sci-fi collection book, like a "Greatest Sci-Fi Of XXXX". I read a story years ago while underway on a submarine, about a door that appears on the moon, and a retired astronaut is ...
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70s or 80s book about a group that abduct people to the moon via teleporter

I'm looking for a book that features a group of people that are using a sort of teleportation device to abduct people to the Moon for some purpose (labor? smarts?). Eventually they overpower the ...
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70s or 80s book about a colony on the moon

Colony on the moon reached by space elevator. Opposing parties fighting for control of space elevator. Etiolated humans living in hidden part of colony. I have two authors in my head but can't pin ...
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Sci fi story with a coke sign on the moon?

I can remember reading a sci fi story where a rocket package was placed on the moon and when detonated sent the explosion of glitter fragments into the lunar atmosphere. And because of the lack of ...
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Short story, a base on the moon and the perceived problems occupants believe they are having

This was a short SF story where there is a base on the moon and the men who go there to do their time at the base (not sure if they get stranded there for a short while or not) eventually start ...
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What book has a story about a man who goes to the moon and has a cyborg arm?

I remember reading a book with a title which seemed like it was from the 80s or 90s like "Steel Justice" or "Metal Justice." If my memory's still right, the cover of the book is blue and probably ...
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Looking for 50s or early 60s juvenile book about boys 13 and 15 going to other side of moon and saving a civilization there

I am looking for a juvenile scifi published no later than 1961 (when I read it) about two boys--aged 13 and 15--traveling to the far side of the moon. Their father is part of a planned mission to the ...
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Blackhawk comic book, moon base, killer robot

I asked this question about a comic book I read back in the 1960s and got a quick answer. Old comic book, war with the moon, Pan-ku Chinese first man1 Another comic book I read back in the 1960s, ...
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Old comic book, war with the moon, Pan-ku Chinese first man

Back in the 1960s, I once read an old, second hand, comic book about relations between the Earth and the Moon. In some television messages from the Moon, the hero saw a beautiful Moon woman, while ...
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Novel where moon is dead because of time warp

An old science fiction novel, originally published or reprinted in paperback in the 1960s, in the English language. The first expedition to the moon eventually discovers that the reason why it is ...
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What was the moon phase on the train's ride to Hogwarts in Harry's third year?

I was wondering if the moon was close to full moon and whether it had any connection to Lupin's heavy sleep on the train.
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Looking for a story: Tire yard on the moon

In a bar, someone told me a story about some scrapyard-guy who accepts (worthless and non-reusable) junk for really low prices and people start to wonder how he disposes it, they try to find out how ...
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Tanks, artillery, armored infantry from earth vs. alien base on the moon (1970s magazine story)

I read a short story published in the 70s. Aliens capture the moon and earth military recaptures it using specially modified tanks, artillery and armored infantry.
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Scifi novel. Colony on the moon, nanotech, sex changing journalist main character

I read a book years ago about a colony on the moon. Nanotechnology played a huge part in the story. No, it wasn't either of the Ben Bova moon books. In this one, the main character (and almost all the ...
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Looking for a short story involving robotic proxy warfare on the moon [duplicate]

War was banished from Earth, and instead operated by proxy on the Moon. Belligerent nations would each send robots (not necessarily androids) to the moon to compete for supremacy in the given conflict....
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Robot tank run amok, its trainer trapped in cave on the Moon

Another dim memory from my sci-fi reading binges in the 1980s... this one almost definitely in one of the big hardback collections full of late Golden Age short stories. The story is told from the ...
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What story involved a sexy moon-surface tent-roll back to base?

I cannot for the life of me remember which story this is, but two people leave their base for a tryst on the surface of the moon, for which they inflate a clear, vacuum-proof tent-dome and make love ...
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Story about Moon being hit by an Asteroid and causing Freezing on Earth

A while back in 2012-13 I read a book with following plot line: It was about the moon being hit by an asteroid which caused it to move closer the the Earth causing a massive freeze. The book ...
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Short story of last alien on the moon?

Can anyone identify this story and author for me? An alien on the moon, the last of his race, eats copper to reproduce and has spent many decades looking for copper on the moon. He is living in an ...
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Looking for a sci-fi movie about astronauts helping aliens fix their craft on the moon [duplicate]

It may be 1 movie or a combination of 2 or more. I would have watched this movie somewhere in the 60's or 70's. The plot follows astronauts that go to the moon and, while there, discover a disabled ...
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Children's SF book about moon folk going to live on another planet

I remember reading a book, probably aimed at about a fourth grade level, in which there were aliens native to the moon. They decided to leave because more and more astronauts from earth were turning ...
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Identify a catastrophic sci fi story written before 1980: ruptured spleen, alien moon base, time and space travel, antimatter tool

I read a sci fi short story sometime between 1974-1980 but it may have been written long before that. I believe it was in a paper back anthology of sci fi stories, but I'm not certain. I think the ...
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I'm looking for a tale that features an outcast colony on the moon [duplicate]

The points I recall: colony on the moon populated by people that naturally just cause technological malfunction colony is self-sufficient: they charge earth-bound corps a testing fee on new tech one ...
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Looking to identify a children's novel in which stowaways eventually crash on the moon

I'm trying to remember the title/author of a juvie SF novel from the mid-late 50s. There are two kids who sneak out every chance they get to watch rocket launches. These are multi-staged things with ...
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Book ID: Kids Sci-Fi novel moon people plan to destroy the earth

Read 1978-1982 People of the moon believe that the Earth orbits the moon, and plan to destroy the earth as it is some sort of nuisance to them. Discovering that the moon orbits the Earth, they cancel ...
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Look for a book series in which the moon is a spaceship [duplicate]

I read a book a few years back. It was about a guy working on the moon who while out on survey fell into a Crack in the moon and found himself talking to an unknown intelligence. It turns out he was ...
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Help identify the title of a story about the back side of moon being missing

In his latest book 'The crash of 2016' author Thom Hartmann describes a story he once read in 'Amazing Stories'. He doesn't mention a title or the author. Here is how he writes about it: I was ...
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Warrior race trapped on their home planet by aliens. Their society turns out to be hyper-advanced [duplicate]

I read this story in a collection of short stories the 1980's and I am now looking for the publication. All I can recall is that it was about a warrior race imprisoned on their own planet by an ...
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Story about astronauts stranded on the moon

I read a story written in 50s to 60s about astronauts stuck on the moon. And they figure out how to get everything they need to survive from minerals on the moon: water, air, nutrients. Similar to ...
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A series of books about a teenager that went to the moon to fight mould

I read a series of books, probably around 1962 - 1970, about some young kid (a teenager) whose name I think was Chris. There was a problem with the Moon, it was being invaded by a mould (mold) which ...
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Story about a secret weapon fired at the moon [duplicate]

I read a story a long time ago that I'm trying to find. My memory of this story is very tenuous, but I think it had the following elements: I think it was a short story There was some type of alien ...
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Short Story - Family Moving to the Moon

I am looking for the name of a short story about a family that moves to the moon. They aren't happy there and want to go back to earth. The father uses up their return voyage money to have their piano ...
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Trying to remember an old movie where American family's crops will not grow & UFO visit

I think this is going to be a hard one to discover, but I am hoping that someone will be able to help. From what I remember, the movie takes place in a small town in Central America, and the family's ...
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Looking for title of sci fi short story about lunar base

All I remember is there is a "siren" like effect luring people out of a lunar base to the surface where they die. There is a man looking into this on the base, he barely manages to escape the pull of ...
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Group of astronauts discover grass growing on the Moon

I saw a movie a few years ago about a group of astronauts who discovered grass growing on the moon. Unfortunately, that's as much as I know for sure. I believe it also involved the following: One of ...
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80s or 90s movie about two silver girls that came to the Earth from the Moon

I don't remember much about it except one girl is named Tavi. I'm not sure about the spelling. They had powers like being able to see through eyes of a flying bird. "Sept the bird, Tavi" I remember ...
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Girl living on the moon, flying, trip to Earth

I am trying to find a story that I read as a teenager in the 80s about a girl who lives on the Moon and is running a company which requires her to do a lot of Maths with her boyfriend (who calls her "...
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Looking for a short story involving warfare on the moon

The story consists of the conversation at a dinner party between two couples. The husbands are soldiers in the opposing "white" and "black" armies that constantly wage war on the surface of the moon, ...
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Children's novel: three children (plus dog?) travel to the Moon in pretend spaceship turned real

I remember a children's novel that I read in the late 1970s / early 1980s about three children travelling to the Moon. There were some illustrations; I think the colour scheme of those was black, ...
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Sci-fi book or series with three children working on a moon looking for ancient life? Has psychic ability 'mindspread'

Looking for the name of a book or series from the 90s (?) where I think three children (one boy, from Earth, and two children from other planets) worked on or were taken to a moon of Jupiter (?) to ...
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Earth's moon shortens human lifespan [duplicate]

I checked out this novel, probably young adult, from my hometown library sometime in the late 80s or early 90s. The plot follows a human looking race of aliens that come to earth to investigate why ...
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Illustrated children's book about trip to Moon

I remember reading a book about a trip to the Moon in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It was an illustrated hardback with a large page size, but not very thick - I'd guess fewer than 100 pages. The ...
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Novel or series about mages/magi and colored auras?

I read a book, or series, when I was a kid following a guy as he rose through the ranks of Magi. What I can remember is that the level of a mage's power was indicated by the color of their aura. For ...