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Questions tagged [novel]

For questions about a book of long narrative in literary prose, in order to distinguish it from other types of story. Do NOT use this tag for every question which happens to be about a novel: it is normally used only on [story-identification] questions and in cases where it would otherwise be unclear whether the question was about a novel or (e.g.) a film.

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SF / Fantasy crossover, 90's

I only remember a few bits and pieces, such as: Magic returned years ago, and destroyed technological society. But now it's going away again. There's a death-figure known as john walker (maybe walker ...
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Trying to identify name of 1970s(?) space-opera novel, powered armor

Forgive me, my memories of this book are pretty hazy and may not be enough to go on. It was a novel I read as a kid sometime in the 1980s; I'm guessing it was published in the 1970s as I vaguely ...
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Who was the first author to rework another scifi/fantasy author's character?

Philip José Farmer is the first modern author that I know of to rework another author's scifi/fantasy character. He rewrote Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan character from a first person perspective in two ...
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Remnants of an alien civilisation, vessels with pre-programmed destinations [duplicate]

I read this in the 90's, but I believe that it was older; probably 80's, but possibly even as old as the 50's or 60's. I read it in English or Swedish, but I don't remember which of those. It wasn't ...
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Were Kelsh and Meleenium made up by James Luceno?

In the final book of the New Jedi Order series, we have the following passage: Coruscant, Nom Anor thought ruefully. He had never been comfortable calling it Yuuzhan'tar - except, of course, ...
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Help to identify a sci-fi trilogy of books - similar to three musketeers, moon as a casino [duplicate]

I'm trying to identify a trio of books I read as a teenager. They were set not too far in the future with the main character getting into a series of adventures with three older soldiers(?) One of the ...
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1970s novel, planetary world with 3 gender species, prohibited inter-species procreation

Prohibited inter-species procreation - eventually allowed, producing 4th gender. Two of the three genders are bureaucrats, thinkers/builders.