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Questions tagged [underground-civilization]

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

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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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70s? 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 like there... I THINK he was a crewman on a spaceship, and was ...
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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 ...
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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?

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 ...