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Novel about an alien spacecraft in the asteroid belt which knocks rocks out of the way by hitting them with its tail

A bizarre novel I read some time in the 1970s. The only thing I remember is that they find a clear space in the asteroid belt (this is one of those books back when many people though the asteroid belt ...
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Comic about a man with a self-sustained spaceship moving about as the Galactic Arbitrator in search of God

Read this in the nineties. Could have been from earlier. Man with self-sustained spaceship moves about as the Galactic Arbitrator in search of God. Finds him on a pleasure planet held captive by ...
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Space travel story like Robinson Crusoe [closed]

Guy helps last crew member of alien ship. Gets taken on shipmate's. Mother monster gets out of ship. Ship travels and crashes on different uninhabited planet. Humanoid security AI is the leader of the ...
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Novel about incompetent space pirates

I remembered only some bizarre details about this novel. Space pirates that are really incompetent, they try to steal some stuff from an enormous ship on an enormous space habitat... This ship is ...
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Dark space comic where a supercomputer rules over humans after an alien defeat

I saw a video for this series the other day and cannot find it again, it apparently starts with a guy waking up on some space station, the only person alive there, long since abandoned. What had ...
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Detective story novel involving Victorian technology level space travel

Enjoyed this book, but can't recall title. Collection of planets connected by ways. Travel on ways need elephant-like animals that are hitched to train cars with basic vacuum engineering. Plot was ...
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A horror comic about vampire in a spaceship, 80's

Looking for a comic I read likely in the late 80's or early 90's. It was about a vampire in a spaceship. The comic was in Finnish, so original language might be anything. Printed in black and white, ...
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Young adult scifi short story collection with spider planet and crystal rain

I’m looking for a collection of young adult science fiction short stories. I read it in the 90s. The cover had a very vintage pulp look to it. It depicted a starship caught in a web, with a planet in ...
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Sci-fi show marketed towards teens about a blonde girl living on some kind of space station

Years ago, in the middle of the night, I woke up and a strange show I’d never seen before was being aired on Disney. It was about a blonde girl, and she lived on some kind of space station with ...
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A short story about a telepathic monster who could not attack children who were told not to believe in it [duplicate]

I read this short story at least 30 years ago, maybe more. I cannot remember at all where, but probably a collection. On a planet where humans have a some settlements, there is a very dangerous ...
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Old, space-themed comic from the '90s or earlier, involving a female character with cat ears and a tail

I remember one of the female characters had cat ears and a tail; I think she was involved with another character romantically. In fact, I think there was some nudity and it might have had a softcore ...
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Novel about a teenage female protagonist on a FTL spaceflight in a deterministic universe

Looking for some help, please, finding a novel I read in the '90s (I think mid-'90s). I have the vaguest memories of a hot pink border on the cover. The plot involved a teenage female protagonist ...
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Novel about an alternate dimension where human perception is warped

I'm looking for a novel series, probably for teens, published in 80's-90's, which has a spaceship traveling to an alternate dimension. One distinguishing feature is that human senses stop behaving ...
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30 or more years old short story about a creature that kills at distance

This short story I read at least 30 years ago, maybe more. Since I rarely read magazines it must have been in some collection but I don't remember anything about which one. So it could be older than ...
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Youth Christian sci-fi book trilogy featuring a telepathic man and woman, who're separated but find their way back to one another

I can't find these books for the life of me, and thought I'd give this a shot. Looking for a sci-fi book trilogy I think I read in the early-to-mid-'90s. I think the main character was named "...
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Novel about a starship that intervenes in another galaxy’s war. The starship was on a test flight and they use antimatter missiles

I read a novel a few years ago about a starship that intervenes in another galaxy’s war. The starship, on its first flight, intervenes to protect a planet that’s about to be bombarded. They use ...
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Sci-fi movie or TV series where earthlings are captured by alien species [duplicate]

It aired somewhere in the nineties I think? It's quite foggy as it is so long ago, so maybe some details are (way) off. From what I remember it had no happy ending. There is a war against humanity and ...
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Sci-fi short story compilation, including a story about a protagonist who erases the universe from existence with his mind

Looking for a sci-fi short story compilation book I once read. I don't remember whole lot of details, but there are two stories I sort of remember. A lot of details are missing, but the overall plots ...
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Sci-fi cartoon about robots, wars, virtual scenarios and space

I only remember these facts from the series: Humanity is getting enslaved by another race whom seem similar to the human race Both groups use robots in combat Enemy uses technology, like a virtual ...
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Space series featuring feathered humanoids, as well as a pig-like race killing humans

I read a book about a pig-like race killing humans in space there were also avians that looked like humans, with feathers so fine they look like hair. Space series with some humans over everything ...
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Book about a boy whose tribe is separated from another tribe by a swamp and taboos. It turns out they're all living aboard a spaceship

The book is about a boy whose tribe is separated from another tribe by a swamp and taboos. He breaks the taboos, finds the monster in the swamp, which is, I think, a machine, and the sky a dome with ...
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Space thriller movie where two humans try to cross the edge of normal space in a spaceship

The movie is not told linearly, if I remember correctly; sometimes one day passes, sometimes a few years. There are only two people on the ship, who try to get to the edge of normal space and discover ...
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1980s paperback about a man who traveled on a spaceship made of ice

The spaceship was just an ice chunk floating in space, until the protagonist captured and hollowed it out, put engines and equipment inside, and started it moving. The heat from the engines melted the ...
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Communication through deep space in Halo

In universes like Halo, where civilizations span hundreds of planets/moons etc. How would they be able to reliably communicate without having extreme latency? Is there some sort of "reasonable ...
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Short story where explorers searching the universe for Earth discover that humanity was wiped out by war

I’ve been trying to find this short story for ages. I read it in a sci-fi anthology collection in 2005; it had a red/orange cover, and was definitely an older book, probably from the '60s. I don’t ...
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Short story (or opening chapter of a novel) where a fat man's body is used as a makeshift spaceship

Sci-fi short story (or maybe opening chapter of a novel?) which was read in the late '90s, but could have been written long before that. The plot involved a ship crewed by four men, two of whom being ...
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Novel with galaxy divided up among Earth nations, enemy aliens controlled by parasites, and teleporting hero

In the early 1980s I skimmed a book in the high school library (possibly in the B-section, because I used to think it was a Biggle or Brunner). It had the following elements (I hope these are all ...
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Time distorted space exploration

Looking for a book starting with the abandonment of war torn earth. Scientists discover how to distort time for people and objects. They use that distortion to slow their perception and aging. ...
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Collection of sci-fi short stories I read in the '90s. One story was about a girl and boy with powers who'd been raised on a spaceship

I think there was a hand on the cover which looked like it was pushing through/covered by a type of material. The last or near-last story was about a girl and boy with powers who'd been raised on a ...
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90s PC space game where the enemies resembled Imperial probe droids

I have been trying to find a 90s pc space game. All I can remember is that your spaceship was in the middle of the screen and enemies that looked like Imperial probe droids. (But they were not and it ...
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Trying to ID a movie I watched in the '90s, featuring a spaceship with a logo showing a dark, abstract, rectangular or parallelogram-like design

I watched a feature-length movie on TV in Romania in the '90s. It was shown on the main TV station in the country, after 10PM, at a time when there was a single national TV station on the air and ...
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Trying to ID a movie I watched in the '90s, featuring a spaceship with a logo showing a star being held between the thumb and index finger of a hand

I watched a feature-length movie on TV in Romania in the '90s. It was shown on the main TV station in the country, after 10PM, at a time when there was a single national TV station on the air and ...
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Looking to find out what this old movie was I rented from Blockbuster as a kid

Not sure if it’s even possible to find out with this amount of detail but I rented a movie from Blockbuster as a kid but never got to watch the whole thing. It was a squad of soldiers going to a ...
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Looking for a children's book about a boy who gets arrested and taken to space

The book is about a young earth boy who gets arrested by alien police. The police officer is like a wookie and has an universal translator earring. The boy has been arrested for supposedly killing a ...
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What is the earliest usage of the “Lightspeed” animation and why is it used so heavily?

I’ve seen many, many SciFi TV shows and movies over the years, and one of the most enduring motifs is the usage of “lightspeed” or “warp speed” in spacecraft. The standard animation technique used ...
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A planet where killing a monster brought even worse devastation [duplicate]

I read this novel at least 15 years ago, but of course it might be older. A group of people, probably an exploratory scientific expedition, arrives on a newly discovered Earth-like planet. Almost ...
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Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee for the Emperor and his family only [duplicate]

I'd like to find a SF novel, "space opera" type, of which I remember just one scene. There is apparently an Emperor, either for the whole known Universe, or just some part of it. But this ...
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Identifying scifi story: a military pilots consciousness is uploaded after an accident, ends up piloting spaceships thousands of years later

Trying to find the details of a particular story I read it online in maybe the early 2000's or even late 90's. Not sure if it was ever physically published or just online. May have been published ...
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Black & white sixties episode where a spacecraft is unable to depart the planet

I believe it's a sixties T.V. item, possibly from The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits. It is not "Death Ship." This crew land and can not secure takeoff again no matter what they try. The ...
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Huge trees in an "air belt" in space

I read this decades ago. The idea that there was in space, around some star, an "air" belt, like an asteroid belt, with enough atmosphere that people could live there without special life-...
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Guy is drugged and wakes up on a spaceship and has to fight aliens to protect new earth

It's a book about a guy that was in the military but he is drugged and wakes up on a spaceship I think called the Ark. The ship has traveled to a new world and now they have to fight the aliens that ...
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Old story about a crew finding a spaceship that actually consists of smaller ships

I've only read a little of this story online a while back. Basically the crew of a spaceship encounters an odd spaceship, which upon closer inspection is made up of much smaller ships. (Kind of like ...
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Novel about a man who seeks revenge against villains for attacking his planet

I remember scrolling on Wikipedia and reading about a science fiction novel with an interesting premise, but I can for the life of me remember what it was called. Thankfully, I do remember certain ...
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Short story related to space time and boy that grows old

I'm trying to find a short story. I don't remember many of the specifics, but there is a boy that is exploring space and he doesn't heed the warning about flying too close to some object (maybe the ...
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A short story about a shipwreck in space

I read this story more than 40 years ago, but I think it was already old at that time. There was a shipwreck near a very small celestial body, with very low gravity. The survivors wanted to fall on ...
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Looking for name of old sci-fi book from the '70s or '80s that had a main character with an aiming chip in his hand

Looking for name of old sci-fi book from the '70s or '80s that had main character with an aiming chip in his hand. His palm would itch and when he scratched it, it would make weird symbols appear in ...
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What's the fastest sensor-bearing object the Enterprise-D carries?

I know the Enterprise-D carries all sorts of shuttlecraft. But - what's the fastest a vessel carried by the Enterprise - work-pod, shuttle, Captain's yacht, probes, whatever - which has a meaningful ...
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A short fiction about a dentist and a giant butterfly with bad teeth

I read this at least 30 years ago and it might be much older. It is either a short story or a shortish novelette. No memory of where I read it, probably some collection. I have a vague feeling that ...
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Looking for space travel book from 1970s

I read the book in the US in the 1970s, I thought it was called "Out There" but can't find it anywhere. It was about a space rocket struggling in some way, had a small crew I think of young ...
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Movie about space pirates that involved putting lots of ball bombs in a space diplomat

I watched it on cable and it was all I can remember. The bad pirate had an eye-patch. Really nice and friendly? I hope someone can remember and point to such a movie. It was emulating Escape from L.A.,...
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