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Questions tagged [space]

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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Astronauts on Europa (moon), time-shift future, gravity, intelligent computer, Aries, 1960s?

I'm looking for the title and artists of a comic about some astronauts (around five I think) doing research/archaeology on (I think) Europa (Jupiter's moon). They're working when one or more of them ...
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Searching for a short story scifi/horror of kid teleported to space to die

I'm looking for a short story. I believe I read it in a horror anthology, but it definitely had SF elements. What I can remember: It took place in what I recall as a vaguely dystopian society. This ...
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80s/90s (?) SF book about a space traveler finding a planet, which turns out to be inhabited by humans who left Earth after he did

This is one of my father's favourite books, he read a library version in the 80s or 90s in the Netherlands and has found it online, so he knows what he remembers is correct/exists. So it's not from ...
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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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Does anyone know the title of a 1980s book/series about polymorphs?

Humans are in space. An alien race comes upon them. The aliens are single-celled, single-sexed creatures who can change their shapes and imitate other lifeforms including humans. They imitate them ...
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TV show or movie with aliens taking people over via red triangles on their foreheads

I remember as a kid in the 1990s or early 2000s watching a VHS tape of a show or a movie (not quite sure which) but all I can really remember about it, which should be pretty major, was there were ...
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Story Identification: A sci-fi book about human/animal hybrids or clones

I'm trying to identify a sci-fi book I read in my youth in 1970s. Key plot points: It was a saga of the far future where humanity was blended with many different animal types, so characters were ...
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Looking for what seems to be an 80s hero sci fi film

I watched this film a while ago about a guy who was a sort of self identified super hero and he was working as an agent for earth. He infiltrates a space ship or a space station which is controlled by ...
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Space movie about a space deliverer escorting the daughter of the president of a space station

I am looking for a space movie I saw one night on TV like 2-3 years ago. I don't remember any person's name so it might be difficult. Also searched the entire Wikipedia and Google'd a lot but can't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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looking for a science fiction book. About an artifact found in space

I'm looking for a science fiction book about an artifact found in space that had the remains of an alien inside with the tech to bring him back to life. He turned out to be a dictator with psychic ...
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Philip is MIA (old, trippy, scifi cartoon)

I am in search of an animated movie/cartoon that is very VERY old. I don't remember much, but I am sure about some aspects of the movie that might help. I watched it when I was very young which was ...
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2000s (?) black and white comic about a training academy for teens with psychic powers, ranked by “psych level”

The story was set in some sort of sci-fi school or training academy. The characters were somewhere in their teens, and I think the main character was a blonde girl. The characters had some sort of ...
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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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Anime series from 1980s or 1990s about princess, protagonist and his robot who are flying to the Earth for help

This anime series is about a protagonist whose planet was destroyed/conquered by an Evil empire and princess, along with the protagonist and courtiers, are flying to the Earth for help. They are ...
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A SciFi book about a kid trying to recover kingdom

I'm trying to remember a book about a young man trying to get back his kingdom after being deposed and family is killed. It had a large military space station and a bit about where he gets a group of ...
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Illustrated children's book about trip to Moon

I remember reading a book about a trip to the Moon in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It was an illustrated hardback with a large page size, but not very thick - I'd guess fewer than 100 pages. The ...
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Perpetual war sci-fi story from the 70s

So my dad was telling me the other day that he used to read a lot of short sci fi stories in the 70s and he mentioned one story in particular but has long since forgotten what it's called and who it's ...
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Does anyone know this story about robots forming a religion by Alex Garland?

So I've read an adaptation of the story, which goes like this: When a spaceship collides with an asteroid, it's almost sure to blow up . When all other measures to save the ship fail, the only human ...
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SciFi book where the enemy aliens were gray and had a mind weapon called the scree

This is a series that I think is pretty old but not sure. It starts with a guy on Earth and a UFO lands. A lady falls out obviously in pain and a tiger/lion creature also falls out. They are being ...
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Trying to find a book about slaves on a barren planet

I read it 10 years ago. It started with them on a planet that looked barren. Later on they're captured as slaves. The story centers on one person, who toils through the slave labor but later escapes. ...
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70s or 80s novel. Couple abducted from planet, man is killed and woman eventually takes over ship (Adult themes)

Paperback from the 70s or 80s. It might have been part of an Adult themed series. (much like the Longarm western series) But I am not sure. A Couple on an low tech farming type planet head out in a ...
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Sci-fi short story about an astronaut adrift in space and a teapot

The story I am referring to was a part of an collection of horror/sci fi stories by Indian authors and had a yellow sandy cover. I read it in 2011/2012. The story in question had an unnamed female ...
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Animated Space series from 80s or 90s identification

Could anyone help me with my memories of this series? I'm looking for a series that I remember these things from: The main villain, or one of the main villains, reminds pretty much of Darth Vader, ...
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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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Book of short stories, illustrated, space theme 1950s/60s, aimed at children

I remember illustrations showing a man in space holding a generator towing an electrical cable which attracted the worm-like serpents away from the space ship. Another story showed our heroes under ...
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Looking for a YA book about a brother and sister forced to work in space

I remember reading this book, or books, probably 6+ years ago which I borrowed from the school library. The book centres on a boy (teenager I think) who is forced to work for some guy (maybe alien) ...
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Looking for the name of a scifi comic/graphic novel

This one is difficult to explain as I never read it, but always intended to. It is either a graphic novel, or a comic. There were at least 2 books/comics. From what I can remember, there was an ...
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Trying to find the title of a science fiction novel where the monster is singing killer space fungus

Yep. Singing killer space fungus. I'm trying to find a science fiction novel that scared the bejesus out of me when I was a kid. This book was one of those paperback novels from the '60s or '70s. ...
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Hungarian cartoon from 60s

Can anybody identify a Hungarian cartoon from the 60s where a brother and sister stole their uncle's spaceship in order to fly to Mars to discover Martians. On their way they got stained by rainbow ...
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Need title of 1980 - 1990 techno thriller about remote sensing technology

I read a military techno thriller in the 1980s - 1990s that I would like to identify by title and author. At the time I was heavily into this genre. The book was about an advanced US technology that ...
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30's story about space war: Earth ship destroys enemy planet with weapon, only to return to find Earth destroyed by the enemy with the same weapon

Looking for 1930's short story about space war where Earth ship destroys enemy planet, only to return to find Earth destroyed by the enemy with the same weapon. The gist of the story was the debate on ...
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80's-90's sci-fi book set in a spaceship, involved a threesome between a dreamer, an energy vampire and a catlike character

The book I am looking for was written in the mid 80’s to early 90’s. It had a simple cover dark in color and was about an inch thick. It took place largely on a spaceship. The three main characters ...
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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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Identify sci-fi movie about sphere on a moon or planet

Probably from 60's or 70's, only remember a scene. A sphere on the moon or planet, that opened up and you looked into darkness, it tried to or did pull you in and then closed. Finds a woman in space ...
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Controlling AI in space recreating humans

I'm trying to find the name of a sci-fi story in which two competing orbiting AI send down AI probes to the surface of the earth and end up putting those probe AI's into bodies of frozen humans so ...
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A story about a planet whose inhabitants stole things from astronauts

There was a series of stories about space exploration. One of them goes like this: A group of explorers landed on a planet and established a camp. After some time they realised their stuff was stolen. ...
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Genetic engineering of a enhanced new human to help deal with Earth problems (environment etc.)

The story is partly from the point of view of one child not as smart as his enhanced peers. They are only built to last till their teens then they die. The slow child is helped to survive by one of ...
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Man/Doc helps save Space Whale alien- short story

I read this short sci-fi story in a book awhile ago. Some Man/Doctor who is on this planet is asked by the inhabitants to look at this enormous creature/whale/ship that has landed on the planet but ...
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Sci fi novel where space miners free an alien trapped in an asteroid who then attacks them

A novel about an alien trapped in an asteroid. Space miners set it free and it takes over the crew; they fight with the aliens who can control energy of all kinds. It seems like the aliens might be ...
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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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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 ...