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

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How long are the lunar cycles in Elder Scrolls?

When doing research on Khajiit and learning about their Furstocks, I started wondering if there was a predictable lunar cycle in the elder scrolls that you could put on calenders and use to predict ...
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Short story about driving remotely operated vehicles on moon. A Student(?) drives one to rescue shuttle crash victim

Man has established bases on the Moon. A lot of work is done with remotely operated vehicles (R.O.V.s) exploring, mining, hauling, and transportation. (Like buses or taxis. I'm not sure about this one....
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Old YA book. (60s?) Young man wants to become a rocket ship pilot

YA USA hardback library book. 1960s or before. Very Heinlein YA type story, but not one of his books. I distinctly remember the opening chapter. A young man is playing baseball. Maybe a college or ...
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1950s-ish novels with spacecraft drives that are concentric rings

Looking for the name of the author of a series of short novels (at least two in the series) where spacecraft engines are concentric rings (some sort of reactionless drive?) that gave off a glow when ...
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Book series about Moon base

Book series following life of a man from pilot, to first man to have sex in space, then later as an astronaut he kills a female astronaut, later he becomes leader of Moon base who has conflict with ...
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Short story where a woman on the moon turns off the hologram trees and garden [duplicate]

Does anyone recognise this story? It was in a sci-fi anthology I found in a charity shop and have since lost. A woman lives with her husband in a town on the moon. He goes to work every day and she is ...
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Book about a young girl with something to do with the Moon

I remember very few details about the book. I read it in the 1990s. I remember it had a young girl who lives in a clan, maybe? There was something to do with the Moon. I think they had advanced ...
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1990s novel with sleeping alien machine inside the moon that teleports to another galaxy

I read a book a few years ago that looked like a mass-market paperback from the 1990s or so. It was about humans just barely colonizing our own solar system and doing wormhole experiments around Pluto/...
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Radio drama astronauts returning from the moon to a nuclear war on earth

Trying to identify a radio drama about astronauts returning to earth on a mission to the moon. One of the astronauts is musing about how the craters on the moon resemble the blast craters at atomic ...
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Old SF novel with underground Moon civilization, water very precious

Sometime in the 1960s I read a paperback SF novel with one or more Earthmen on the Moon. There was a nonhuman Moon civilization living underground. It may have been a dystopian society and water was ...
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What is the title of the short story using the plot device of a Film archive found on earth's moon by aliens

Short story published in either a magazine or more likely an anthology. Probably published in the 50's or 60's. Earth is dead and aliens land on the moon. While studying the moon and earth, an ...
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How did the base flood in Silent Sea?

When characters die of exposure, they do not produce an infinite amount of water. They only produce until shortly after death (when the cells themselves run out ATP/ADP). How then could the body of ...
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Looking for a kids' sci-fi book about an alien on the Moon, with colour dot style pictures

The book was likely published before the 1990s, and is about a lone alien on the Moon. It features colour dot style pictures, with some text. Any ideas what the title might be?
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American astronaut abducted from moon, placed in alien zoo, must work with time-traveling Roman soldier

I found this novel in English at my local library in the mid-1990's, but the book itself looked like it was from the 1950's or 60's. If I remember correctly, it had a picture of an astronaut in a ...
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ID Help: Soviet SciFi Novel - moon colonization, pre-1958

I'm searching for a Soviet-era science fiction novel, in which rocks are evaporated by chemical means into gases in order to form an atmosphere. It may then continue on to describe hydrogen and carbon ...
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Jigsaw puzzle with astronaut and alien city

I'm trying to find an image from a jigsaw puzzle I had in the early-mid 1970s. I think I may have seen it on a poster some time later, too. A space-suited astronaut has climbed to the rim of a crater,...
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Mid-1990s novel where astronauts visit a moon base and discover the ghosts of the previous crew

I don't remember much about this American novel published in the mid-1990s - I didn't finish it - but now I have a hankering to. It involves astronauts visiting a moonbase that has been abandoned for ...
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Who wrote a book about a libertarian moon colony?

I read a sci-fi book once about a libertarian colony on the moon. They rebelled against earth, I think. What is the name or title?
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Fantasy - book/series about moonwalker/moonpath?

I remember a middle-grade book (possibly series) that I'd read around 6th grade. Here's what I remember: a young female protagonist, about 10?, has an annoying brother, probably younger there is an ...
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Isekai Manga with a blue moon destroyed

I am trying to find a manga (I'm fairly sure it an isekai) where the main character wants to test out his magic so he tries to shoot down a dragon that is far away. He shoots off his magic and ends up ...
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Novel where anti-gravity devices are attached to a submarine and it floats to the moon

I'm trying to remember a novel I read (probably in the early 70's) about an inventor that develops an anti-gravity device that looked rather like window blinds. These devices are attached to a small ...
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Book where young people around the world are chosen to go to the moon

I have a vague memory of reading a book where young people around the world are chosen to go to the moon (I guess like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or a competition or something along those line)....
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Hangar of alien ships with pre-programmed destinations discovered on the Moon [duplicate]

I read this book in the 80's. In the near future, humans found an hangar full of small alien space ships in the Moon (~3 passengers). Ships have no controls other than START/STOP. You can't select a ...
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British mission to the moon using Blue Streak rocket

I'm trying to trace a series of books that I read in the mid-70s. They were older than this though, as they clearly predated the Apollo moon landings, so I would guess that they were actually ...
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Novel about 'magic' on the moon where a woman loses her memory when a silver needle is inserted into her head

This is a story I read as a teenager, if I remember correctly, more than 40 years ago and I only remember vague glimpses that I find hard to put into words, so I do realise it may be a very tall order....
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What was the first work with High-rise buildings on the Moon?

Provided that on our Moon the gravitational forces are much smaller than on Earth and that the lateral forces (wind, moonquake) are negligible, it could be possible to construct buildings a few km ...
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Earliest story to mention the different surface gravity on the Moon

What was the first science fiction story to mention that the Moon has a lower surface gravity than the Earth? I'm sure that was mentioned many times in science fiction before the Space Age began in ...
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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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