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Novel in which dark matter is giant sentient single-celled organisms and humans learn their language

It has been over ten years since I read this book (and I believe that it was an old book even then), so the title, and many of the details, completely escape me. In this novel, the main characters ...
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Is there a continuity error between “Half Blood Prince” and “Chamber of Secrets” regarding the time the Chamber was first opened?

In "Chamber of Secrets", Draco Malfoy mentions that the chamber was opened 50 years prior, and that it was before his father's time [at Hogwarts], and we know that Voldemort was the one to open it. ...
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Previously benevolent space-faring dinosaurs become hostile with a sudden discovery

I think it is a graphic novel, but I can't remember. Earth makes contact with space-faring travelers, and they are dinosaur-ish creatures. The first contact is peaceful and benevolent until they ...
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Drarry Harry Potter fan fiction with Harry going to one of the Weasleys bachelor parties and getting a magical tattoo on his back

This fic involves Harry and Draco having a secret relationship and at some point Harry gets invited to one of the Weasleys bachelor parties and he ends up getting a magical tattoo on his back. Draco ...
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2answers
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Is there any known reason why the actress for Evie was changed in the third movie?

Is there any known reason as to why the actress for Evie was changed in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor? From what I saw in other films, ... it is a very unusual step for that to happen at all ...
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Outbreak of deadly disease which turns out was accidentally triggered by a government experiment

It's a short novella, I think, something Scandinavian (i.e. Swedish, Danish, or something like that, but I'm not really sure) from 1980s (or maybe even 1970s) Russian translation. There's an ...
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1answer
135 views

Short story about a young woman who is deliberately infected with life-preserving and repairing nanites [duplicate]

Short story about a young woman who is deliberately infected with life-preserving and repairing nanites. She lives through the end of humanity and the death of the universe as the nanites constantly ...
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What is the Waitress/The Envoy reference in J. Ringo's “Claws That Catch”?

In Claws That Catch, Eric and his new bride, Brooke, are talking about her new job as a waitress. She's having trouble with guys hitting on her. Eric reassures her no one really expects to go home ...
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Anime/cartoon about a boy who wears red color clothes and could transform into some robot-type thing; includes a black robot with an F1-like car

The anime show has a boy who wears red-colored clothes and a bandanna on one hand. He could transform into some robot-type thing that had a bike. He has grills in his robot chest. There was also a man ...
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1k views

Planetary colonization by human modification

SF short story about an attempt to colonize a planet by modifying successive generations to enable them to live on the surface’s hostile environment. The main character is a modified human but cannot ...
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What was the first science fiction story set to the future without bothering about the present?

I'm not talking time travels and such, even if that can be involved. In the early days of science fiction, even if you travelled to outer space, back in time or forward in time, it always started in ...
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How did Vasher not die?

If Vasher is an Awakened, how could he give away his Breath with a normal command and not die, if giving away Returned breath makes them die?
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What's in-universe name of Hindi in Star Wars?

There are over 7 million languages in Star Wars and in-universe name of English is Galactic Basic. If you watch the following video (in original undubbed version), Hindi also exists in the galaxy far ...
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In Star Wars, are protocol droids like C-3PO water-resistant?

As part of an upcoming change of scenery in a Star Wars (legends) RPG, our party, including a 3PO-series droid are off to a planet covered almost entirely in water. It's fairly relaxed, but we like to ...
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3answers
1k views

Novel where Earth is conquered by a group of aliens and humans are used as fighters

A novel where Earth is conquered by a group of aliens. The highest tier aliens that run the whole show are blue frogs. We humans fight alongside a lizard species and centaur species. One of the main ...
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I am looking for a book that has to do with Native American Romance [closed]

I’m looking for a book where a chief decides to go into a village to look for a bride. He looks at a line of women checking their breast and if they haven’t had children yet. The village chiefs ...
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Where does this quote come from?

In another question (What was the last riddle set by Morgan le Fay?) @Codosaur said that, As to the riddle, the writers may have just taken it from: "In Battle-scars and times of strife, resistant ...
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How did the Caretaker not kill everyone on Voyager when pulling them into the Delta quadrant?

We know that ships in the Star Trek universe can travel very fast, but this is still generally limited by the technology of the time. Sometimes travel is accomplished by instantaneous travel using ...
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Does the Mickey Mouse universe ever acknowledge non-Disney owned characters?

Peanuts, by Charles Schulz, especially in the later years had a running joke about Spike having Mickey Mouse shoes: Another strip says that they were given to him by Mickey Mouse, but I can't find it....
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Harry Potter fanfic: Draco asks Harry to take care of his daughter after her mother has been killed in a Death Eater raid

Involves Harry being at Privet Drive when he goes into his room he finds an intruder who happens to be Draco Malfoy; he is holding his daughter and asks Harry to take care of her. He leaves and at ...
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How did Lopen do this?

At the end of Words of Radiance, Lopen draws in Stormlight. The problem is that in Oathbringer, we find out that a Knight Radiant's squires can only use Stormlight when within a few miles of ...
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Short story: Internet is forgotten in future, referred to as “virtuality”

This is a short story that I'm reasonably certain I read online in the last year or so. It was most likely at a publisher's website (e.g. Tor) or an online magazine (e.g. Lightspeed), part of a recent ...
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Anthology that had both sci-fi stories and “science fact” about space travel/colonization

I'm trying to find this book I remember partially reading about 15-20 years ago. I believe it alternated sci-fi stories with short essays/postscripts that went into whether the story's details were ...
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Was Armageddon always Ullnor in Canon?

In the Beast Arises series the Beast is found to be based on Ullnor. Once the Ork threat has been neutralised the Mechanicum "destroy" the planet. However what they actually do is use the Orks own ...
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What does it mean by “I'm going too”?

In Avengers Infinity War (2018), on a weak signal, Pepper Potts calls Iron Man, who is on a spaceship: Pepper Potts: Come back here right now. Come back. Friday: Boss, we're losing her. I'm ...
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Why does Gaul suggest running away after being released by Perrin?

In The Dragon Reborn Perrin and others visit the town of Remen where they find Gaul the Aiel locked in a cage. Later Perrin frees him and, after a fight with the Whitecloaks, Gaul says they should run....
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Why did Wong say “Attachment to the material is detachment from the spiritual”?

In Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Doctor Strange and Wong step down stairs: Doctor Strange: Seriously, you don't have any money? Wong: Attachment to the material is detachment from the ...
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Anime like Pokemon but blue cylinders instead of pokeballs and a creature that was a giant white bear with blue crystals on its back

It’s a lot like Pokémon, but instead of pokeballs, there are blue cylinders and I remember this one creature that was a giant white bear with blue crystals on its back. I think the main guy is trying ...
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Humans discover the secret origin of the universe that lies in an ancient alien race's legacy. I'm searching for a story of this kind [closed]

I would like to have an advice about a novel or a long-form story oriented on the discovery of an ancient alien race. To have some context think about the Mass Effect lore — I'm searching for a ...
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Book of fantasy short stories, including one retelling Cinderella as a vampire

I read this short story in the early 90s and I would love to get hold of the whole book. I think it was an anthology of female science fiction and fantasy writers, possibly lesbian writers. The ...
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Book where the city is divided between 7(?) temples/castes/professions

I just remembered a book I read when very young. Probably mid 80s or so. It may fall into the genre of Christian sci fi. The main thing I remember is a young protagonist who is in a city which is ...
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Movie on board a colony ship with cryo pods that look like vacuum seal plastic bags

I really only remember one scene so bear with me. It was a somewhat recent movie about a colony ship, like a thriller/suspense movie I think, there was a few people waking up every few years to do ...
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Book about a young woman at expensive hotel who goes into the “grey” and sees dead people

In this book, a rich young woman, recovering from some trauma, is staying at an expensive hotel/resort. She can go into “grey” in certain areas of the hotel grounds and see dead people. I think a cop ...
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Book about a dragon and a necromancer, set in past China/Asia

I read this book about five years ago, and the cover was purple. The book was about two inches thick, and I remember it had a young girl as the main character. She had a dragon, which at some point ...
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Do other Earths think of themselves as the “Prime Earth”?

In DC Comics continuity, there is currently a pretty big multiverse. In it, the main earth is Prime Earth. There are a lot of them, like Earth-23 with a black Superman as the president of the United ...
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Wouldn't the Scarlet Witch still be in the process of destroying the Mind Stone after Thanos turns back time?

When Thanos uses the Time Stone to reverse time in order to get the Mind Stone from Vision, the Scarlet Witch should have still been standing in the same spot and would have been firing her energy ...
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Animated TV show with a guy and his pet green monster named Brock, which was given to him by his grandfather

There's a TV show that I watched when I was a kid about a guy having a pet green monster that had two horns and was named Brock. (It's not Pokémon) The monster originally belonged to his grandfather. ...
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What happens if the TARDIS lands on a really sloped hill where it's not flat?

What happens if the TARDIS (or any of the other Time Lords' TARDISes) lands on a really sloped hill where it's not flat? Would it stay upright or would it fall over?
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What did Michael Talbot do to anger a demi-goddess?

Littered throughout Mark Tufo's Tufo-verse (Zombie Fallout, Lycan Fallout, Indian Hill, etc.) there are references to Michael Talbot pissing off a demi-god as his source of misfortune. From Lycan ...
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Fantasy book, group of women meets group of (mercenaries?) men, has a shipwreck scene

I've tried to find it a few times by Google, no luck. I read it at my public library once in highschool (15 years ago?), it was in the fantasy section, right in the middle so I assume the author was ...
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Why are the Captain Marvel trailers portraying the Kree as heroic? [closed]

Here's what we know about the Kree so far in the MCU: From Guardians of the Galaxy, we've got Ronan, a warrior who's the villain because he upholds the ancient traditions of his people, and sees ...
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Sentient sword seeks out modern man to fight ancient feud

I read a novel in about 1980 about a guy who was sought out by a sentient sword (named Sapia? Sepia?) to continue an ancient feud. The guy was, unbeknownst to himself, a descendent of one warring ...
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Did Horace Slughorn work with Dumbledore at other times?

So, all Potterheads like me know that Slughorn worked during Harry’s sixth year, and some think he worked during James and Lily’s years, but is it possible that he worked with Dumbledore at other ...
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Short story with a time loop initiated by aliens studying humans for one million years

Back in the 80s I read a story in an anthology book, in which unseen aliens "invade" Earth and force everyone to relive the same day over and over. They do this in order to thoroughly study humanity ...
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80/90s UK children's drama series about an “alien” boy with radio weapon

I've been trying to track down a live-action children's TV series (or short story perhaps) from the 1980s or 1990s, probably on CBBC or CITV. A few people I've spoken to IRL have suggested The Boy ...
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Where is the ninth Honorblade?

In Words of Radiance, Tarvangian tells Szeth that Kaladin must have one of the Honorblades to explain his using Stormlight. to which Szeth responds "one of the other 7 is missing?" The problem is ...
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Will ablative propulsion missiles be good for space combact [closed]

I was searching about near future sci fi wepons which can have super long range (50000km+). It seams like no wepon fits the bill except missiles but i cant put a powerful enough engine on a missile. ...
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Is Toontown canon?

In the movie Who framed Roger Rabbit, all cartoon characters working on Hollywood reside in a cartoonish "kind of physical place" (described here as a pocket dimension) called Toontown. This includes ...
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How does the White Tower pay for everything?

In The Wheel of Time, the Aes Sedai seem to travel throughout the entire main continent (up to the Aiel Waste), and from what I have seen, have absolutely no concern for money. They also seem to be ...
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Webcomic: a zombie which uses a mask to live a normal life

I read this web comic a really long time ago, here are the details I remember: The setting isn't post-apocalyptic, but rather "normal" with zombies being added to it IIRC, the story begins with no ...

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