Questions tagged [novel]

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Boys' Love novel where the main character is reincarnated into a beastkin world

When he was reincarnated, he turns into a baby and is taken in by a cat guy. Overtime, as the main character gets stronger, he grows up in a rapid manner too.
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Book about seeing another world when the lightning strikes

I'm looking for a novel, I read it in the 80s. A man is struck by lightning, he doesn't die, but catches a glimpse of another world, like another dimension, and gets obsessed with that world. That's ...
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Trying to remember the title of a sci-fi fantasy that involved a golem?

It was a fantasy sci-fi story. It had a female protagonist. She was a student. I think she was related to royalty and was banished to being a commoner. There was a battle where they built a hot air ...
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Alien book that involved humans being tested in structures

I can't remember the name of the author or the book but there was a sci-fi book I read in the early 2000s that was about aliens setting down these structures on Earth and throwing some people in them ...
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Book details, girl from planet of beautiful people meets an earthman in a wheelchair

I read this maybe fifteen years ago but got the impression it was a few years older (well thumbed in an English library). Plot details I remember: She lives on another planet (or parallel dimension) ...
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Book involving a boy who somehow gets on an alien ship and has star powers

Looking for a book I read years ago, probably around 2014-2017. It was a futuristic/sci-fi setting, and there were two species; humans and this other alien one. They had this weird thing where the ...
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Prince who was either a robot or a human who needed another heart

The book as about a girl who worked in a bar or something similar, I'm not sure. There was also a prince who was either a robot or a human who needed another heart. His heart needs constant ...
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Book set in a New Zealand or Australian future society where the rich and poor live separately. Includes a character named Billy, short for Billy Goat

Read this book in the 90s. Future society where the rich and poor live separately. Poor live in hundred-storey towers with no working lifts. Community leaders organise able-bodied people to carry ...
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SciFi story about random teleportation to frozen alien planet

Can anyone help me identify what novel this might be? From what I can remember it was about a group of human colonists who leave earth using some kind of teleportation technology with their ship. Some ...
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Novel - Disguised alien Tock Von visits Earth, meets a girl, gets committed to a psychiatric hospital

I bought this as a new paperback in the early 1970s in the US. I believe there was lots of drug and sex humor I didn't get because I was like 12. I also remember thinking it was the weirdest thing I'd ...
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Dystopian novel where the protagonist is a girl with powers who has to stop the president from destroying the world [duplicate]

This book was long. Very long. I read it on my Kindle and I have forgotten about it. The plot is a bit murky in my head but I will give you the details that I remember The story is told from the ...
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Trying to remember a science fiction book about a man on an alien world [closed]

All that I remember was that in the beginning of the book he meets with someone and they give him wine that they state is new but it’s already been opened and then he ends up on an alien world. I ...
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Novel (probably a Kindle eBook) about an alien who possesses someone working a retail job (coffee shop?) who hates the body and his job

I was reading through some recent story-id queries when I suddenly had a book I read, probably a good decade ago, run through my head, or at least as much as I read at the time. My wife had pointed me ...
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Novel about aliens putting teens through tasks to live on their planet

A few years ago I read a book about a teen girl going to their high school gym and completing these tests to see if they were eligible to get into this program/spaceship. Earth was gonna be destroyed ...
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YA novel where a thief meets a disguised princess

So its been a few years, but its a fantasy series where there is a thief who lives in the city (His mother and sister died traumatically) and a princess. The princess decides to go into the city in ...
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Series of sci-fi books from the 80s featuring a Jedi like character [duplicate]

I've been trying to recall a book (or books) I read many years ago. It featured a main character that was a highly trained martial artist, part of an order of Jedi-like warriors. I can only remember ...
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Sci Fi book about a man travelling through portals from one dimension to another through who ends up in a place where mind control is prevalent

I read a book in the late 80s about a man travelling from one dimension to another through portals that are "right around the corner". He ends up in a place where mind control is prevalent ...
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Novel with teens with mental powers escaping from a facility

I am certain it may have been a sequel or series. I read this book when I was a a young girl between 2007-2010 maybe? I could be way off!! I don’t remember the author or any of the characters names ...
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Military science fiction book where the main character and his group lost contact with Earth long ago; they encounter another ship that is from Earth

I'm looking for a military science fiction book. What I specifically remember is a certain scene. In the scene, the main character is on a ship traveling through some part of the galaxy. They ...
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Fantasy book with a man and woman; the man is being "trained" by the bad guy but it's really the girl who has magic

Read a book a while back. Can't remember title or author, only some of the plot. There was a girl with magic; she meets a man after leaving her village, I believe. She then draws the attention of the ...
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70s/80s/90s YA novel, civilization ends, language falls apart

I read so many dystopian novels from the school library in the 90s ... In this one a group of people survived some catastrophe (perhaps nuclear). There was a young girl, maybe she was the narrator. I'...
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Helicopter gun god? [duplicate]

I read a science fiction novel in which "the only food of man is man". This was because humans had settled a planet on which there was no compatible life to eat. It also featured the phrase "...
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Invading aliens transforming inhabitants in the process

I read this some 40 years ago. A colonised planet, largely inhabited by humans, lies on the fringes of the galaxy. It forms part of a powerful multi stellar-system civilization, but lies far from the ...
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Boy goes on a space mission with a human-like dog partner and encounters a lizard planet

This book was part of a series. It was aimed towards children or young adults. Nothing violent or gory. My assumption is that it was written somewhere around 2010 as it is not an old book. It's ...
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I am looking for the title of a book about parallel universes, one with unicorns [duplicate]

In this story, one of the main character, I believe the name is Sheen, travels through portals between worlds, in one of them she meets a unicorn. It is part fantasy, part sci-fi. The character ...
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Very faint memory of a book featuring a one man predator

A long long time ago, about fifty years I read a book or novella in the UK. I can't recall much of the plot, some guy leaves Earth and is out in the big bad universe and meeting/interacting with ...
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Romance Wattpad book involving an ordinary girl, a floating island in the sky occupied by dragons, and a dragon shifter male lead

I read a Wattpad book a couple years ago and want to reread it but I can't remember the name. The story is about girl who's quite ordinary but their world becomes disturbed by a floating island in the ...
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He drives a tank and he is fertile; this small town could use his help

This book was most likely a paperback book from the 1970s or 1980s. Possibly set in a post-apocalyptic (possibly plague or pandemic) United Kingdom (maybe Scotland) or Ireland? An American(?) soldier ...
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Novel from 1980's-1990's. Young girl with special gift for growing things. World changes abruptly with nuclear missile launch [duplicate]

The story starts with the mother and child leaving an abusive spouse. They are driving through the corn belt of America when they spot a gas station/grocery store in the middle of nowhere. There is ...
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Medieval fantasy book about a boy who finds a rock in a cave or something like that. He keeps it in his pocket 24/7 and it hatches into a dragon

Okay so I read this book, I'm pretty sure it was a book series as well, in 6th grade, so late 2010s. What I can remember is that this boy (I think?) -- it's set in more of a medieval fantasy type ...
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Novel or manga where the main character builds a village/city for spirits with the help of a rejuvenated world tree

The reincarnated main character (MC) first helps a village with a hand pump and other technology. He eventually rejuvenates an infected world/spirit tree and then helps the spirits build a village. ...
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Book in which a rogue AI infects a ship captain with a virus which turns her into an insect-like creature

Looking for a novel in which a malevolent, rogue AI infects a ship captain with a virus which turns her into an insect-like creature. This rogue AI is being hunted - possibly it has a price on its ...
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Novel where a man reincarnates after destroying his world, then kills his new family, then kills everyone in a sect he joins

This is either a Korean, Japanese or Chinese novel. In it, the male protagonist cultivates to become so powerful that he destroys/kills his whole world subsequently drawing the wrath of a heavenly ...
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Short novel where a backwards nation invades the U.S. to lose, but wins [closed]

Thirty years ago, in the 1990s, when my father was a kid he read a book that he has never found since - he describes it as a very short novel, maybe about a centimeter thick / 80 pages long. It's set ...
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Novel in which the main character is reincarnated into a novel as a saintess. There's a white-haired male lead who is a priest at a church

The main character gets reincarnated into a novel as the saintess, where there's demons and dungeons. There's a white-haired male lead as well that works at the church as a priest.
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Sci-fi book about a boy who develops powers and bends a large coin between two fingers

Back in the early 80s, I came across a book where a pre-teen or teen boy began to develop powers. For the life of me, I cannot remember the title. It was definitely published prior to 1985...I never ...
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Novel of an interstellar traveller returning to a post-plague Earth

A man returns to Earth after leading an interstellar trip with a small crew. He left a twin back on Earth. During their absence, a plague killed most of the older folks on Earth, and the remaining ...
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Identify book: controlling the weather as a weapon in silent global war

I remember a book that was about a secret war being carried out by Russia against America (and with retaliation) that used weather as a weapon. One of the main characters was a weatherman that started ...
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Urban fantasy novel involving escaping in a car with an automatic weapon mounted in the back, and someone in the back tossing grenades

One of those "tip of my tongue" things, but somewhere in the mid 1990s, I read a novel, probably a paperback, which had a scene that has stuck in my head where the protagonists are ...
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Book with teens who have super powers and need to fight membrane like aliens [duplicate]

A few years ago I read a book and a bunch of teens gain super powers. They go to this facility to train, I know one becomes super smart with technology and one becomes super strong, and one of the ...
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Fantasy novel about kid who controls magic through coin changer device

I read this book in high school, and I can't remember what it's called. Some kid learns he has magical ability, but only finds out later that he controls it through some kind of coin changer he's been ...
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Sci-fi/fantasy book in which the main character and his friends could manipulate reality because they were a group of beings called celestial entities

So I don't have a lot to go on. It was a book I read in a middle school library around 2011. I remember the main character would go to a skatepark with these friends and it turned out he and them ...
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Short novel about a generation ship run by a group of elders

It's a sci-fi/fantasy novel I read some years ago and I can't find it. I don't know the title or the author. It's about a multi generation star ship that is run by a team of 10-12 elders. They are ...
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Novel about a female detective investigating a crime in a society where mind reading through brain scanning is done

I remember lines in the book describing the dark neural paths of the criminal being investigated and the female detective describing that she enjoyed the hunt through the twisting pathways and maybe ...
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Novel written in the 1960s or 1970s about pyramid exploration on Mars

A team of astronauts on Mars discover an inverted pyramid buried on Mars. They explore it. Towards the end I found someone had torn out the final pages. The copy I read was a plain yellow cover ...
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Book title where characters slow down perceived time in order to time travel

Looking for the title of a book where a small number of people (5-10) are passengers on a space ship that constitutes a time traveling MacGuffin. They travel in P-space (may have the wrong name, as I ...
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Help identifying a novel about repeated doomed expeditions to a deadly alien structure [duplicate]

Years ago, there was a sci-fi novel that I read about a series of ill-fated expeditions to explore an alien structure in space. It popped into my head for some reason, and it's been driving me crazy ...
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What is a top-shaped ship in Battlestar Galactica?

Some years ago, I found an old copy of the novelization of Battlestar Galactica in a second-hand bookshop. The book featured a large, symmetrical, top-shaped spaceship either on the cover, or in ...
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Novel about a dying man able to travel through time in his ancestors' bodies during his near-death experience

I'm looking for a novel read before 1992, so probably written in the 80s. Here are the elements I remember: The main character is dying, and the plot follows him nearing death. Overall it may have ...
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Science fiction book in which the Earth was moved and humans are clustered in ghettos throughout the galaxy

My memories are quite vague, but the big central premise is that while humans comprise the majority of the population of the galaxy, they are clustered in ghettos and are not the dominant species. I ...

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