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For story-identification questions which are related to or might be set in space. Always use in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag.

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Story about aliens nicknamed 'Eechees' who have created a network of tunnels on Mars

I read that story in the 90's or early 2000's. I'm quite sure it was a series, but I read only the first book. It was the French translation, so it is very possible that the story dates from earlier. ...
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Book series set in space where a ship crashes whilst transporting a prisoner who can see in the dark

I read a book series in the early 90's, I was in 5th grade when reading it so it was in 93 or 94, that took place in space. It may be a trilogy... the second book follows right after the first and ...
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Book where ship of prisoners crashes and create a new society [closed]

A ship of prisoners are being transported and it crashes. Then it is about how they deal with each other and create rules. I remember them walking. I remember a scene where a character you like didn'...
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In the movie Arrival, were the visitors “playing dumb”?

It appears a clever trick the visitors were using...
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Horror monster attacks 1st Venus Expedition World War IV

I am looking for a not particularly outstanding old horror science fiction story about a monster or monsters attacking the first expedition to Venus. My main memory is one particular detail. I ...
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1950 book series about human brains transferred into robots so that the Galaxy could be explored

I read this book series around 1950; I think there were only 2 books in the series. Scientists' brains are transferred into a space-exploring robots which would last for thousands of years. When the ...
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Humans travel to earth-like planet to colonize but find peaceful aliens

A CGI movie that I saw on Television in the early 2010s/late 2000s. Plot A armada of human spaceships reach a planet that the human government think the humans could colonize and live on, due to the ...
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Late 80s book with a militaristic space faring civilization where protagonist is an alien entity possessing a commander of the civilization

Trying to find the name/author of a book I've read a while ago. As far as I recall, this was a single book published in the late 80s (maybe 1987). Published in English. I want to say the cover had a ...
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Why Do Starships Bank When They Turn? [duplicate]

Why do starships in ST bank when they turn? In zero G dragless space, couldn’t a ship simply turn right/left on a horizontal axis?
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Sci-fi movie with highly intelligent humans, the higher ones being very old

Around 6 year ago, I watched a sci-fi movie that I would like to watch again. But... Sadly I do not have much to go on. All I can remember is there was this group of highly intelligent humans (...
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Omni short story involving a space suit with a soul and construction workers wearing boots with magnets in them

This Omni short story was from the late 70s or early 80s. Construction workers wear boots with magnets in them to keep them from floating away in zero gravity. A man obtains an advanced edition space ...
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Space fantasy book about a rebel group planning to upstage this master captain

I read it in the year 1997 - most likely published 10-20 years earlier than that. Things that I recall: Cover art had this man-like being engulfed in (wings of?) fire, protecting a girl Plot deals ...
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How Does Neelix Know About the War?

In SE4 EP4, Nemesis, Janeway asks Neelix what he knows about the war on the planet Chakotay is marooned on. Neelix knows about it. However, in Season 3, Neelix is forced to go to lengths to get a ...
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On The Expanse how is asteroid mining accomplished?

In The Expanse, belters are known for mining asteroids - so I wondered how they approach mining asteroids, since asteroids are known for having a a relatively short rotational period. With their huge ...
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Why does the Federation prefer mainly space-borne starships?

Why are almost all Federation starships space-borne? Yes I know the Intrepid class vessels (like Voyager) are capable of atmospheric landing, but you'd think that as more and more alien races joined ...
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50s movie: octopus-like aliens take over people's bodies

I recall watching a science-fiction movie from the 1950s when I was small and I am 72 years old now. The premise of the movie was that these aliens, that looked like small octopus, would land on ...
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Anime about a group of ragtag characters adventuring in space

I am looking for an anime show I saw when I was young. The details I remember are not very clear since I saw it around 1994 to 1998. The series had a space theme. I remember the main character's ...
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A season of this tv series has the protagonist stranded on a wild west planet

All statements subject to memory corruption. Considering my age, I probably saw it no earlier than 2000. The protagonist is a white male adult. The first of the episodes ends with his scream and a ...
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Novel with inexperienced soldiers in orbit

All I remember of it is a scene where experienced Earth soldiers in spacesuits who are, however, not experienced in space combat are trying to assault a rotating space station. They jump off from one ...
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Short story of 3 astronauts on deep space journey

It was a short story or short novel I read about 35-40 years ago. The plot involved 3 astronauts on some sort of deep space mission. They hate each other, so spend their time alone whenever possible. ...
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What book is this where a smuggler wakes up to A.I. in his head?

The book i am trying to remember is that this person in space, (who I think is a smuggler?), hyperdrives to another star, but along the way he passes out and wakes up to an A.I. in his head. This A.I....
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Identify movie about spaceship crew exercising with 'gravity body patches' [duplicate]

What is it?: A science fiction (TV) movie, or pilot episode. Tell us what it isn't: It is not Star Trek, Buck Rogers, Battlestar Galactica. I have skimmed lists of science fiction movies from the 70s, ...
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I am looking for the title of a novel about a prison planet

I have been looking for a novel I read about 25 years ago, but I have had no luck. Here is a general synopsis. Space Sci Fi A man is framed for a murder he did not commit. He is sent to a ...
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Book about a group of adults and teenagers travel to every single planets in our solar system

I would like to ask if any of you know about a book about a group of adults and teenagers travel to every single planets in our solar system by an accident At the beginning of the series, a group of ...
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A book with tentacled natives, on a planet visited by Earthmen

I recall a book, probably that I read in the 1960s, featuring peaceful interaction between star-faring humans and an intelligent tentacled race. The scene that sticks in my mind was a tour of a ...
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Collection of short stories that take place in space I read in middle school. I got it from a Christian bookstore.

I’m pretty sure the title had to do with Mars. The book cover had a lot of blues and greens, with what I think was a planet in the center. I only remember a few stories/scenes, but I’ll do my best to ...
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Trying to find 1960s comic about another planet

I remember reading a comic book in the 1960s about people (maybe a family?) visiting another planet, whose original inhabitants had used up the planet's oceans by using the hydrogen for propulsion to ...
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ID story about survivors of nova

Short story, sun has gone nova, a family is translated into waveforms traveling in space. The youngest family member, a girl I believe, slowly realizes this, and her realization, followed by ...
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Need help remembering a Space movie!

Can't remember a whole lot but it's a Space movie where a guy boards on with his ex wife/girlfriend and shes like a doctor who examines them and gives them daily shots. There are about 4-5 crew ...
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Short story about pilot escaping aggressive aliens

I remember this short(maybe like 10 pages) story from perspective of a pilot, that made first encounter with alien spaceship and got attacked without warning. Pilot was making emergency hyperspace ...
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Book about a transport spaceship

I read this book end somewhere between 1999-2006. I think it was part of a series. I believe I read 2 or 3. I believe it was labelled as a young adult book. I think it had some sex in it but my ...
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First story to describe humans colonizing another planet?

Elon Musk has plans to colonize Mars within the next decade. This made me think: What was the first SF story to describe humans colonizing another planet? I don't want stories where humans establish a ...
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What was the first instance of a fighter spacecraft

While spaceships of varying size and technology have long been a fixture of sci-fi, fighter sized spacecraft used for combat seem to have only appeared in the late 70s. Since fighter planes have been ...
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Story Identification: story about atoms being entire universes/solar systems and their inhabitants invade the world

About 5 years ago I read a story about scientists discovering that atoms are tiny universes/solar systems. Then at some point the scientists develope a microscope that can see the planets and their ...
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Children's/YA Sci-Fi novel where kids steal spaceship

I'm trying to remember a sci-fi novel, probably from the 80's or 90's, I read the first few chapters of in 5th grade. In it two kids, a girl and a boy, steal a spaceship from their school. They go ...
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Movie from 80's-90's where space station (humans and aliens friendly) has some kind of air ventilation malfunction [duplicate]

So it is my first post and I don't have much to go on. It is a movie from my childhood (I was born in 88). I assume it was from the 80's or 90's (Color film). I remember it being a sci-fi with some ...
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Sci-Fi Book about psychic twins

Read this book in the 80s as a kid. All I remember is that it was sci fi, spaceships were in several settings, the twins were a boy and a girl, and they were psychic.
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Space fantasy novel - Human king, alien prince, telepathic plant-human hybrids

Would like to be able to read this book again, and see if there were sequels. I read it around 2000-ish, no idea on the published date. Unfortunately the names of people/races/places I cannot recall,...
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Trying to remember scifi book with space colonization

I am trying to remember a book I read in the late 1990s/early 2000s that revolved around aliens assisting humans in colonizing another planet (possibly space station) through a wormhole made by the ...
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I'm trying to find a anime show/movie about a villager blond boy who live in a old day town with weird creatures

He was riding his bike on some grass and listening to music on his headphones when he saw this tall red-haired girl who sings beautifully, being chased by bad guys. He later finds a microchip which he ...
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Name of anime where kids train to be goddess pilots

Eventually one does and syncs with it and gets a partner that acts as an engineer for the suit and then he and his team of goddesses go up in space and fight monsters that regularly attack Earth. The ...
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Looking for young adult space scifi about pendant

Looking for the title of a young adult sci fi in space. The cover was blacks purples and blues, I think. There was a drawing of a pendant and an obscure godlike figure. All I remember is there was ...
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Can anyone figure out what book this answer refers to?

This Quora answer to the question: Is it possible for an entire book to be written so that at the very last phrase, the meaning of the rest of the novel changes entirely? replies with a story ...
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Young adult/kids' novel about kids who travel to a planet inhabited by telepathic cats

Thanks for any ideas folks may have about this. I read the book as a schoolkid in the late 70s or early 80s. I thought it would be a simple search; I'm pretty sure it was called something obvious like ...
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Looking for the name of an 80s-era sci fi book

I read it as a kid in the 1980s but there is the possibility that it is an older book. I know the book was brand new when it was given to me. The main thing I remember about it was a story that was ...
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YA Book With Boxy Wooden Spaceships

As I remember I read it about 1964 in English. In Earth's future. One type of space ship, presumably only used for low energy trips in space, perhaps in the asteroid belt, consisted of rectangular ...
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Name of sci-fi book with Mars and intelligent spheres of light [duplicate]

I am looking for the name of a book I read long ago. spoilers ahead The story was that some humans go to Mars for some experiment. They meet spheres of light which are the only physical remains of ...
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Animated film where spaceship crew is being killed by a disease

This was an old animated movie, probably made in the late 1990s. It was based in space (on a spaceship) and I think the crew is being killed by some disease. I have a picture in my head of red space ...
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Series about young pirate

I can not remember the name of a series of books I read when I was young (in 2003/2006). It was about a young boy, a pirate, who was traveling with his crew. There were a lot of planets, it was fun ...
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Novel where race resurrected from broadcast signal info by octopus like aliens [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a novel written in American English that I read about twenty years ago. It might have been published about thirty years ago. It has the following details: The aliens are land based,...