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Questions tagged [reincarnation]

A process whereby the dead are brought back to life.

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Character reincarnated…as a snail

I'm trying to hunt down a story (I think it's very early SF) about a character who tries to convince his friend that he will be reincarnated. He trains himself to trace a symbol--a Greek letter, can't ...
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Novel: Incarnated Master-Swordsman is on a Quest to find his Love and save His Homeland

I wasn’t able to find this novel since I've read it as a child/teenager at least 10 years ago, but more like 15. The story goes somewhat like this: A boy escapes the siege of his father’s castle. ...
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About reincarnation “forever and a day” blue cover

Ok so I'm looking for a romance novel I read probably 15 years ago - all I remember was reincarnation was a theme - I think the male lead was having dreams or had lost memories about the female lead - ...
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Book - Life on Earth is an alien purgatory

In the seventies I read a book that blew my mind. Here's what I remember of the plot: the first page is a warning of penalty from a galactic authority offering the threat of being nullification for ...
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Short sci-fi story involving revival of a classical composer

I read this story a long time ago and cannot remember either the title or the author. It was written in the 60s or 70s. The setting is sometime in the 21 century. Here is a summary of the plot. One ...
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Trying to find a book about reincarnation I read in the early 90s

I am trying to find a book about a woman who is having flashbacks to her previous lives. In one flashback she is a cave-woman who is about to get married too young. Someone takes her maidenhood and ...
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Trying to find a YA novel I once read about a god who takes incarnations in a country based loosely on Ancient Greece and Egypt

The novel (I think it was a trilogy) had to do with a country where there is an unnamed god who takes on human incarnations. I think the newest incarnation had to be taken away from his family in ...
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How does reincarnation work in the Wheel of Time series?

Can a person be reborn with a different gender, talents, species and nationality? For example can a male Aes Sedai from Manetheren be reborn as a female ogier in the Seanchan Empire?
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Anime with students who can draw power from their “past lives”

The story was something like this. The students attended an academy. They were like guardians that were able to tap into their past lives for power. The main character was kinda slow to gain power. ...
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Book series, Reincarnation, Different Gods and Goddess?

I remember reading this novel in high school (around 2010-2014). Chosen kids are transported through time into a post-apocalypse world where humans cannot have babies anymore. Each kid represents a ...
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Scfi/fantasy novel with archeology, ancient civilisation/aliens and possibly reincarnation themes?

I've been looking for this novel for years, I first read it in the late 1990s as a paperback. It was a mid-length novel, at least 200 pages. It was about an archaeologist who was excavating an ...
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Novel with reincarnation. In the distant future a time-traveler becomes a wedding gift

I read this quite a while ago and the book was old even when I first encountered it. I probably read it in the 1970s, and it likely dated from the late 1930s, the 1940s, or perhaps the early 1950s. ...
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Short story about reincarnation and god

I'm looking for a short story (similar to Harlan Ellison, maybe even by him). When people die, their souls go into this universal god/spirit/whatever, and when a new person (or alien) is born, a bit ...
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Novel about reincarnated lovers across history

I'm trying to identify a book I read about 15 or 20 years ago, probably published in the 80's. The main characters were two lovers repeatedly losing and finding each other across a lengthy period of ...
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Sci-fi book with a human colony planet that brings the dead back to life

An alien planet. Humanity is colonizing. Just a single wrinkle. Anyone who touches down on the planet soon develops a "shadow". A loved one who's died on Earth simply comes back to life and starts ...
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Are there any canon indications that an Avatar's personality is influenced by their previous life?

Anecdotally, there are several examples we can point to of an Avatar's personality being a reaction to, or otherwise influenced by, the life experiences of their immediate predecessor. For example, ...
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Earth destroyed, survivor, aliens, reincarnation, classical music

I'm looking for an old story, maybe from Analog or Omni (print versions) 25-30 years ago. The story is about a guy who's stranded orbiting (?) an alien planet after humanity has been wiped out. The ...
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Name of a novel in two parts where protagonist dies, but his soul gets reinserted into a descendant

It's involving souls from dead bodies orbiting Earth, getting destroyed by starships with electromagnetic fields for propulsion. The protagonist is male, heroic, and physically strong; and he dies ...