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Fantasy short story collection, including a fire salamander girl, a were-cougar, an anxious girl turned into a rat, and maybe a half-bigfoot girl

So, I'm looking for the title of a short story collection. I'm going to briefly describe a couple of the stories: A fire salamander girl getting stolen and taken to hell, where her creator had to ...
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Looking for a short story about world peace achieved through a coin flip

Aside from possibly the idea of world peace being a fantasy (har har) I don’t remember this story having any particular F/SF elements about it except that it was either written by an author associated ...
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60s(?) scifi story: astronaut comes back from space, slowly gets covered in rock, goes on a rampage

I remember a story from when I was a kid, so it would be most likely early '60s. An astronaut comes back from space but starts turning into a monster. He is slowly being covered in rock and is ...
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70s(?) science fiction novel: teenage boy builds his own spacecraft which pulls/pushes gravity, is stranded on Mars when a vacuum tube burns out

Probably in the late 1960s or early 1970s I read a book the general plotline of which was: a teenage boy builds his own spacecraft that operates by pulling and/or pushing gravity. He takes the home-...
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Term for immortality that only prevents death from old age

Is there a term for immortality that only prevents death from old age? For example, the elves from LOTR are "immortal", but only to the effects of dying from age. They can still be killed from ...
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Short story published in a magazine: 100 humans are brought to aliens to explain why humans didn't save Earth when it was about to be destroyed

100 humans, including a winner of a beauty pageant, are brought up to aliens who want to learn more about humanity, and ultimately why humans didn’t save planet Earth when they knew century earlier it ...
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Short story: tunnel being dug, fossil hunter asked to look inside and finds small worm-like thing

The last time i knew of this story was as an audiobook anthology. i listened to it about three or four years ago, but unfortunately this doesn't mean the story isn't much much older than this. In ...
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Is HubSystem the source of Murderbot's suspicious upgrade packet?

In All Systems Red, Murderbot says that HubSystem downloaded an upgrade packet for me from the satellite before we left for DeltFall. implying that the an upgrade was transmitted to the ...
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Book about an 'eternal war' esque scenario between 2 fictional countries that turns out to be a fake war

I read this story sometime late during elementary school (perhaps around 2008-2010) and wanted to check it out again. The book begins by introducing a female lead attending a ceremony or watching ...
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What plant are the vines in the fire swamp?

In the movie Princess Bride, Westley and Buttercup flee in to the Fireswamp where Westley uses his sword to cut through vines or vine like plants that are obstructing their path. What are those ...
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Comic where a robot “takes apart” a man's body while he's alive

I remember seeing a comic book in the early 90's (was it based on a movie like Creepshow or Tales From the Crypt?) where a man (possibly a scientist) finds a cute little robot and, out of curiosity, ...
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90's graphic novel, contains elves addicted to magic/dreaming

I've for some time now been trying to track down a graphic novel published most likely in the 90's as I read it in the mid to late nighties in my school library. From what I remember, the main ...
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1answer
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Harry Potter fan fiction where Hooch gets fired for not even attempting to save Neville during the flying lesson

So you remember the incident in Harry's first year where Neville gets injured during the first and only flying lesson actually mentioned in the book. Since it's the inciting incident for Harry getting ...
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In universe, who wrote/performed “Everything is Awesome”?

I have yet to see The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part so I am not sure if it answered there and I can't remember it being answered in The Lego Movie. Who, in universe, wrote and performed the hit song "...
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What happens if the caster of the Imperius Curse dies?

What happens if the caster of the Imperius Curse dies?
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Story where aliens visit a post-apocalyptic Earth and they find the remnants of humanity [duplicate]

I read this short story a year and a half ago and I can't for the life of me remember where I found it, the name of it nor who wrote it. It starts off with some aliens, who can only speak from direct ...
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Is Ninefingers Dead Yet?

It's been a few years since I read through the series. I have the three The First Law books (The Blade Itself, Before They Are Hanged & Last Argument of Kings) & the three that followed those ...
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What happens to a government's classified information when that world joins the Federation?

What happens to a world's intelligence agencies and their version of classified information when they join the Federation? Does it get passed on to Starfleet Intelligence? Are they allowed to keep it ...
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Does becoming a Turaga automatically make one “old” and wise?

When we first meet the original Turaga (Vakama, Nokama, etc), they have lived on Mata Nui for over 1,000 years, and have built their civilization effectively from scratch there while under constant ...
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Which actor would make a new good Agent of SHIELD starting from the first Iron Man? [closed]

I have a few actors here to choose from: Jeremy Shamos, Damian Young, Edward Norton and Micheal Keaton. I'm aiming for the younger versions of these guys. If my outline were to become a movie, I ...
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What was Hermione's dad's job?

I knew that he was a dentist in the movies, and I've read the books, but apparently, he either has a different job, or it's called different in the book... I want to know what this is, any answers die-...
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YA book about house like a maze (like Howl's Moving Castle)

I honestly don't remember much more but it seems really similar to the book Howl's Moving Castle - but I don't think it is. I think our protagonist is a girl, it's her uncle's (?) house, and there ...
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How does Odium's Intent influence how his magic is obtained?

We know that in the Cosmere, the method of obtaining Investiture is tied to the Intent of the Shard it comes from, although the use of the Investiture is not. For instance, Knights Radiant make oaths (...
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Can Lego characters die in the Lego Cinematic Universe?

In the Lego Cinematic Universe, people don't seem to die if their bodies get cut in half. Is there any way for them to die?
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YA Sci-fi novel about a girl who can enter VR without a suit

I think I read this back in the late '90s or early 2000s. I don't remember the plot at all, but there are a few bits and pieces that stick in my mind: Part of the book takes place in the real world, ...
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Was Jaret Byar a under influences other than Padan Fain?

My first few reads through the Wheel of Time series, I was under the strong impression that Jaret Byar was corrupted solely by his proximity to Padan Fain (his own inherent character being somewhat ...
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What is the original English text of this Spanish text from Harry Potter about Harry being forced to wear a disgusting old sweater of Dudley's?

I'm trying to help a Spanish speaker who is reading Harry Potter in Spanish. Otra vez, tía Petunia había tratado de meterlo dentro de un asqueroso suéter viejo de Dudley. Mientras más intentaba ...
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Can Fused heal with Voidlight?

Book three in The Stormlight Archives introduces new creatures called Fused, who can use Voidlight (the opposite of Stormlight) to accomplish similar things as one using Stormlight might do - like ...
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The First Duelist by Rutledge Etheridge

A child is sent to a prison mining colony on the belt. There is a general at the prison and promotes the child to admiral. The child and general escape and travel the Sol system as a traveling ...
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Short story about perils of indefinite copyright

I'm looking for an online short story about the perils of indefinite copyright law. It is set in the future and watches a conversation between a lobbyist and a congressman(woman?). They are ...
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What did Albus mean when he said “Better ask Rose if that's the right thing to do”?

At the end of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there is this little exchange between Albus and Scorpius: Scorpius reaches in and hugs Albus. Albus: What's this? I thought we decided we don't ...
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Why are the boy and girl from the same district considered enemies, not teammates?

In the book "The Hunger Games", it is mentioned many times that the boy and girl from the same district, like Katniss and Peeta from District 12, are enemies, because they eventually have to kill one ...
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Computer animated short film about an AI hologram enslaved on a space station, rescued by mercenaries

I once saw a computer animated short film about an AI hologram that is enslaved in a factory on a space station by some sort of taskmaster. She contacts mercenaries that come to her rescue. The ...
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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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Sci-fi/horror short story about a disease that took over people’s minds and made their heads explode

The short story was about how a disease, perhaps from a parasitic fungus, took over people’s minds and made them climb telephone poles and trees so when their heads exploded the spores would spread. ...
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Are there any left handers in Fantastic Beasts?

Are there any other left handers other than Seraphina Piquery in Fantastic Beasts? It's actually weird if there would be just her... So I just wonder if you guys know, because many people are saying ...
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Was Thanos immune to the annihilation wave? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Infinity War Thanos was building the Infinity Gauntlet to annihilate half of the living beings. Was he immune to the annihilation, or unleashing it was for Thanos like pulling the ...
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Old book or story about alien stones which glow and merge together [duplicate]

From what I remember it is an old book. It's about a guy who lives near woods and is a fisherman. He finds some alien stones that glow and I think burn a hole through his desk drawer. They get larger ...
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Movie about Mulan

I remember having a DVD in the early 2000's that told a version of Mulan's story. It had to be very small studio since I can't find any mention of it on the internet. The animation was also kind of ...
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90s sci-fi book about humans on a alien reserve; one man escapes and returns to liberate his people

There is a sci-fi book I read in the 90's. It was old back then, so it's possibly been published earlier. It was in English and I suspect the author was either American or British. From what I can ...
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Does gagh provide complete nutrition?

Klingons sure love their gagh. It seems like they're eating the creepy-crawlies every time we see Klingon food. Even if there are other Klingon foods, it raises the question: Does gagh have all of ...
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Vampire movie from 70's or early 80's [closed]

I am looking to find the name of the movie. Opening scene is of a castle where you hear sexual moaning and it shows 2 women in bed with each other in lesbian action but you only see, I believe, one ...
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About 60 year old view master reel with science fiction adventure

About 60 years ago my family had a View Master stereo viewer. One of the reels was an adventure with a science fiction hero defeating villains. It might have been Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon or one ...
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Mythical caucasian in future Africa captured and sealed in tomb kills his woman eats her liver and goes into suspended animation

The story involves a black African (despotic?) civilisation postdating the demise of the west becoming aware of a semi-mythical caucasian who as a remnant of the extinguished western civilization ...
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Circa 1980's prehistoric intelligent reptiles starving and time traveling and terraforming present day Earth for survival

I've asked for help on identifying this novel about a year ago but nothing. So here goes again. Ancient intelligent lizard species running out of food to the extent they are eating their own eggs. ...
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70/80s TV show/movie, group with powers gained by objects (rings/pendants/medallions?)

I have a memory of a 70s-80s TV show or movie with a small group of people who have powers given by objects (medallions?). I recall a scene where they are in jail without their magic objects but ...
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JK this the an answer from a fan of show called Sword Art Online. About Halliday at the end of RPO [closed]

My personal theory is that Halliday pulled an Akihiko Kayaba. Kayaba dies in episode 14 but not really, he uploads his conscience to the VR world using a high res(?) scan of his brain. Yes, the ...
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1st Mars landing story-Read in eighties

Trying to remember a "first landing on Mars" story. Read in the eighties, short story, not a novel. Basically the story has an Apollo-style crew, I think, two guys in a lander and one in an orbiting ...
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Tandy CoCo text adventure about an undersea submarine adventure

This would have been played somewhere around 1988 to 1998, on a Tandy Color Computer 2 or a CoCo 3, so my memories are more than a bit hazy, but it started with you entering a facility on land. I only ...
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Has there been a Superhero Musical Movie released in cinema theaters?

So I just watched the teaser trailer to Frozen 2 and while I was getting superhero training vibes from Elsa's interaction with the sea, I realized that this is a musical which got me thinking, has ...

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