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A society that has adopted life underground to retreat from a hostile environment on a planet's surface.

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Book about a girl who lives in an underground community to escape the zombie outbreak

Im looking for this online choices book and have been for a while. I used to read it back in 2016. It’s about a girl who lives in an underground community with her family. Their ancestors moved them ...
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Film from the 1960s, like "She," that ends with a lost underground city being destroyed by an atom bomb

I’m trying to find a movie that I saw as a kid in 1964 or 1965, at the cinema. I had always assumed it was She, the 1965 film adaptation of Rider Haggard’s 1887 novel, She: A History of Adventure, but ...
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Book about a boy living in a futuristic building underground because of toxic air at the surface

I've been searching for this book for years but still no clues today. I think I read it in high school so it must be between 2012-2014. I don't remember if it was an old or modern book, but here is ...
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Book about a futuristic city under the ocean floor which is discovered by two teenaged scuba diving boys

This was a book I read in the ‘70’s about a deserted futuristic city under the ocean floor that appears to be abandoned but is discovered by two teenaged scuba diving boys. They find a statue in an ...
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Science fiction short story about underground society where children are kept away from parents [duplicate]

I'm looking for a science fiction short story about an alien society that lives underground, and there is a widespread sense of detachment from one's offspring, and children being raised isolated from ...
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Book about a boy in a world where people lived underground and were ruled by a lizard god

I remember it was set in a world where people lived underground and were ruled by some lizard god, I think. There was this boy who was from this cursed family or something and they would have to send ...
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Short story about a musician who wants to use samples from underground dwellers in her work

Around 2007, I read a short story from a collection at my friend’s house. I do not remember the format, unfortunately, but it may not have been formally published. I think it may have been from one of ...
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Book involving the discovery and enslavement of a new species of humanoids living underground

I read this book when I was a child in late '70s/'80s. My memory of the story is a bit hazy but this is what I remember. Set on contemporary Earth, an underground humanoid species was discovered when ...
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An underground human society absent light

This is a story of humanity that has lived underground for many generations, so long that no one knows what light is. This underground society is vast and has many cities and cultures, as well as a ...
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Book about three asteroids hitting Earth, underground bunkers, tunnels, portals and ancient giant civilization, portals work by placing hand

This book was a trilogy, I believe. There were three asteroids heading for the Earth. All powerful people are in underground bunkers awaiting the destruction of parts of the planet. A team of people ...
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Cancelled series on WOR channel 9 or WPIX 11 in the 70’s about a dystopian future humans live underground

There was a series or limited pilot that never took off about a dystopian future where human regressed to caveman like people that lived on the earths surface due to a vaccination gone wrong. There ...
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1960s (?) film about an underground civilization

I'm trying to identify a film I saw around 1968 or '69 but which was probably made several years earlier. It involved a visit to an underground civilization and just about the only scene I remember ...
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Book about a boy who falls through a hole and ends up in an underground society [duplicate]

I read this book in ~2010-2015 and it was a series about a boy who's father went missing years ago. He was doing laundry one day and fell into an air vent of some sort and ended up in this underground ...
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Underground post apocalypse children story

I remember a book possibly published in the '70s or '80s. In the story a boy grows up in a cavern. Life sounds pretty primitive. He gathers lichen for food (I think), and it's imperative that the home ...
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What is the first novel to feature the plot device of characters emerging from a bunker into a post-apocalyptic world?

This trope is used so frequently that I wonder just how old the concept is. There are two variations I'm aware of. In the first, a population shelters from some sort of catastrophe and exist for so ...
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Novel about a young woman who discovers an underground city where they use books to create worlds

I read the novel years ago and can not recall the author, name, or even character names. Its about a young woman who lives in the desert or badlands with her father, they're geological surveyors ...
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Movie about a young boy and girl who escape from underground to the surface

Plot elements: Families live underground, contact is forbidden, but the protagonist kids want to meet and eventually also escape to the surface, which seems to be a desert. The air is breathable, ...
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Novel about an older race of amphibians discovered on Earth

This may have been a YA novel I read in paperback pre-80's. The protagonist was a kid who found a cavern and woke up a member of the race that was in some sort of stasis. They explore some of the ...
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Underground society from 1980's teen book - moss lichen food

I read this in the mid 80's at school, a society of people living underground, not futuristic homes. One boy not convinced the world is all like his world. Something about glowing moss or lichen.
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Looking for young adult book about an underground city from the 1970's

I think the name of the textbook was "Odyssey". The book was published separately because I found it in the library. Something happened on the surface of the Earth so everyone lived underground. I ...
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1970s novel. Spaceman in suspended animation wakes up in underground city/bunker

Paperback book, in English bought in USA in the 1970s. Spaceman in suspended animation wakes up in underground city/bunker. How he got there... I THINK he was a crewman on a spaceship, and was doing ...
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Movie about underground engineers

I am looking for an art-type movie, that starts with very heavy meteorite bombardment of Earth. A colony of engineers end up living underground, in a highly mechanized society. Brain-damaged "bandits" ...
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Pigs, mushrooms and bullets: everything you need to live underground, away from the mutants

I remember reading a series of books, consisting of a total of three books, maybe 3 years ago (in 2014). The series wasn't very old at that point. The titles contained years. The scenario was ...
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Old sci-fi cartoon movie about underground slaves, space empire and a Chosen One from 80s/90s [duplicate]

When I was a kid I saw a cartoon probably made in the 80s or early 90s. In this cartoon, underground inhabitants extracted resources under the supervision of overseers/demons. The protagonist ...
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1980s story about descendants of NASA scientist living in underground cities after solar flares destroyed civilisations

Trying to find this book. I think the author's surname begins with M; it was possibly published in 1980s. Story starts in underground city, focus on two students. School tests them to find their new ...
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Old 1960's Fantasy Film (Possibly Sword & Sandal type movie)

Movie from the 1960's where mad scientist or wizard/warlock keeps people in cage in his underground lair and blinds them with some type of laser or light beam. This could have been a foreign "sword ...
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Need help finding a book I read 5 or so yrs ago, written in the 90s. It was scifi romance type thing. YA

The book was about a girl who lived in a virtual reality (though I don't think she really remembered putting herself in it. while in her apartment she gets attacked, and somehow brought back to ...
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Young Adult book about a crack in the sidewalk

I read this book when I was very young, so it might have been published in the 60's or 70's. Definitely not 80's or later. I'm not sure whether it was a children's book or YA. I think it was about a ...
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Post nuclear underground comic

There was a comic that told the story of an underground society. A nuclear war was still going on. Radiation was seeping down into their caverns. A scientist was tasked to find a safer location deeper ...
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Identify allegorical short story of underground race emerging after WW2 as refugees

I'm looking for a short story, obviously an allegory for the postwar refugee problem, in which the effects of aerial bombing cause a previously unknown race of underground–dwelling humanoids to ...
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Looking for a book or movie about UFOs coming from a civilization living beneath the sea floor

Can anyone identify a story about a submarine crew who wind up finding a civilization living beneath the sea floor? This civilization is a peaceful race who visit the surface in UFOs to observe. Their ...
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Boy and girl living in an underground city (post nuclear?)

I probably read this children's science fiction story in the late 1960s, so the similar-sounding 1980 book, This Time of Darkness by Helen Hoover can not be it. It may have been a short story, but I ...
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Story where small, extremely dense men with guns that fire destructive compressed pellets rise from the depths of the earth into cave? [duplicate]

Does anyone remember this short story? A group of scientists are studying an underground cave when they begin to see milky shapes moving in the rock. Eventually a couple of midget men appear through ...
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