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What is the chronological order of all Halo media (games, novels, comics, short stories, movies, animations, shows, etc.)? [closed]

I own every piece of Halo media that exists currently, but I'd like to work through them in chronological order instead of publication date order this time around. It's a bit much to track down, but I ...
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Sci-fi short story about prehistoric proselytism and preaching involving dinosaurs

I can't remember where I read this story or even whether I really did. It seems ridiculous now, but the gist of the story (as far as I recall) involved a man who was about to die. He decided to upload ...
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Anime where the MC has a ring of light on his chest and monsters can look like people

I watched an anime a couple years ago on Netflix where the MC had a ring of light on his chest or maybe it was on his head? This ring of light when exposed revealed monsters or demons that were nearby....
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What happened to Lucy Gray Baird in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes?

Suzanne Collin’s prequel novel to her Hunger Games trilogy was recently released, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I got the book early and read through it quickly. When I reached the part where ...
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Book about a billionaire geeky mad scientist who creates a zombie apocalypse in order to start a harem

In 2015 or 2016, I read a book on the Amazon bookstore that was about a man who created nanobots that infected the human body and turned them into zombies, while using a different "strain" of nanobots ...
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What is the Eclipse?

The mysterious Eclipse is what starts the plot of the show moving, with a piece taken from it sending a young Loretta forward through time, and the artifact itself returning her to her own period. It ...
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Does the final episode have a moral?

In true Twilight Zone or Outer Limits fashion, many of the stories in Tales from the Loop have a clear moral. Sometimes this is stated outright by the characters in voice-over, such as "nothing lasts ...
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How did HAL depend on humans?

In the interview done by the TV service, the journalist asked HAL if in view of his "enormous intellect he is ever frustrated by his dependence on people to carry out actions". In what way did HAL ...
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Looking for Cartoon Movie Name

It’s a movie for the 90’s I think. It a love story involving a girl who turns into a crane. I think a jewel is involved. At the end of the movie both her and her prince are cranes and they fly away. ...
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Which book Cole reads in the last episode of the “Tales From the Loop” series?

The series in its last episode ("Home") shows us little boy Cole being given a book nearly at the beginning of the episode. I've got a strong feeling this book is H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, but ...
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Novel about a crime in VR. Protag starts in medieval fantasy and travels to different servers (bayou, etc) to solve a crime

I believe I read this novel in 2005 or so. It's about a guy that works and plays in VR. I remember that his office is on a virtual beach. It starts in a medieval world where everyone has to talk in ...
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Young adult book about telepathy across time

There’s a YA book I read a few years back and I forgot the title. It’s about a boy in New England who lives in this old house and he gets very sick, and in his mind he hears a girl from colonial ...
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Why did the Idirans want the Mind in Consider Phlebas

It has been a long time since I read Consider Phlebas, which was my first introduction to the Culture and started me on the road of reading most of Iain M. Banks works in that setting. I remember ...
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Who wrote the first SF story about creating a “perfect woman”

We have had Frankenstein, where a scientist creates life in the shape of a creature (first published in 1818). We've had various stories concerning the first creations of robots (R.U.R from 1920 for ...
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Does anyone in Star Trek have this fear about transporters?

I remember part of an episode of the Big Bang Theory where Sheldon speculates that matter transporters like those used on Star Trek wouldn't so much move a person from one place to another as kill the ...
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Short story: alien transporter technology extinguishes the soul

This is from a dystopian anthology I read in the early 1970's. Humans encounter a friendly alien race that shares advanced technologies. The protagonist's daughter (maybe) begs him to not use the ...
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Novel involving an inventor who frequently creates incidents, and a young boy who winds up being his assistant [duplicate]

While reading through Sci-fi pre-1985 children's(ish?) book series about a boy who lived next door to an old scientist, I was suddenly struck with a memory of having read a book within the last ...
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Short story: limited life spans, arm tattoos, gang of kids on minibikes [duplicate]

This is from an dystopian anthology I read in the early 1970's. The world is run-down and brutal, reminiscent of Soylent Green / Make Room Make Room. Everyone has a tattoo on their arm indicating ...
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Why didn't the Rebels know about the Palpatine transmission?

The opening crawl of ROS makes it clear a transmission has already been made. The dead speak! The galaxy has heard a mysterious broadcast, a threat of revenge in the sinister voice of the late ...
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Isekai manga with a female protagonist who's trying to cancel her engagement to a prince

It was a isekai otome with the main character being the villainess. She was trying to cancel her engagement to the Prince, because he would invite her over to have her walk in on him cheating on her ...
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Book about a man fired because his hyphenated last name was too long

I read a paperback book no later than the 1976 (I strongly believe that I read it before I graduated high school, possibly years before). I think I bought it from a garage sale, so it may have been ...
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Einstein “quantum leaps” into young Japanese girl

I recall a short story I read in the 80's or 90's (might be older than that). The premise is that Albert Einstein (pretty sure it was him, might've been another scientist associated with the ...
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Old sci-fi story about Alien planet with psychic ocean

Back in the day I had to read a story from the "recommended" books section and I chose this. The story is about a guy (let's call him Steve) having to visit a planet that already has a human base set ...
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Sci-fi pre-1985 children's(ish?) book series about a boy who lived next door to an old scientist

When I say this series has been haunting me for a couple of decades, it's an understatement. I remember loving this series, but I also remember it being a bit weird, and maybe even a bit science heavy ...
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How was Anton able to get away with these activities while he was being hunted?

In the book Night Watch, during the second story about Maxim, shortly after the events at the Indian restaurant, Anton Gorodetsky is on the run. He takes the subway, and at the exit, he encounters a ...
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What do we know about the dog that Harry stepped on the tail of? I don't believe that it was a bulldog

As of the first three chapters of Prisoner of Azkaban, we know the following: Aunt Marge breeds bulldogs. As she's in England and they're described as fairly big, they're probably English bulldogs. ...
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Did Harry being a Horcrux affect himself?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Ch. 22): At once, Harry's scar burned white-hot, as though the old wound had burst open again - and unbidden, unwanted, but terrifyingly strong, there ...
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Twilight Zone or Outer Limits episode about a robot servant

Don't remember which was it from, but I recall seeing an episode about a scientist who was the last survivor on Earth and designed a robot to serve him, he's a like a butler. All is good, but the ...
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Short story about painters erasing a neighborhood

I don't remember much about this story. I think I read it in the late 80s, but it could have been old at that time. It's about a group of house painters that are re-painting a neighborhood but as they ...
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Why did they send Ward in to capture Lorelei?

In Agents of Shield, Coulson's team tries to capture Lorelei with the help of Lady Sif. They knew going in that she can control men, so why didn’t they send a team of women instead of sending in men ...
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Searching for an SF short story

Looking for a short science fiction story which opens with a seemingly normal family-on-vacation scenario, but where any citizen has a rare random chance of being instantly painlessly killed as they ...
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Why didn't the Star Wars Galactic Republic expand into the other half of the galaxy?

In the history of the Star Wars galaxy, the Galactic Republic is just over 25,000 years old. During this period, it was expanded from a region close to the galactic nucleus, until it occupied half of ...
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Semaphore system used between communities [duplicate]

I was reading some posts earlier today on our sister site Worldbuilding. In particular this question which discussed how an empire could communicate between cities/communities remotely. The question ...
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An old sci-fi story about an Earth ship orbiting Jupiter

Years ago, in the 90's, I read a sci-fi story in an airline mag. It was about an Earth ship orbiting Jupiter where they sent Earth men down to the surface transforming them into these enormous Jupiter ...
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Science fiction novel by hard-boiled detective writer. I keep thinking Mickey Spillane, but apparently it's not him [closed]

Probably from the 50's or 60's. I read it as a teenager and actually liked it quite a bit.
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1980s Book, probably fantasy, set between reality and a fantasy world like 1600s Spain

Probably printed in the 1980s. As I recall it was split between reality and a fantasy world that resembled 1600s Spain. The cover had a man riding a winged horse. There is a book "Orlando Furioso" ...
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Help me identify a science fiction story from the 60's or 70's. It begins with some post-human types having a “ball”

It is then explained that the "ball" is about a mile in diameter. I don't remember anything about the plot - just this opening gag line. It was in an anthology I read as a kid. Possibly by a well-...
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TV identification: Short-lived TV show about a time traveller with a super-computer disguised as a credit-card

It might have only been a pilot or a made for TV movie, but I remember a male time traveller who was for some reason in 90s US from a semi-distant future. He had in his possession a super-computer ...
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Short story identification: I heard it through the grapevine

I read a short story long ago about a scientist experimenting with plants. The scientist found that plants would react to murder or torture being carried out on people, and used that effect to help ...
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Looking for short story with main character in reverse time

It is a perfunctory cats and mouse "fugitive" scenario in a small town BUT the "mouse" is living in "reverse time" and it is handled extremely competently. I'm sure it was an early early early P.K.D. (...
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Why did Winn Adami handle Bajor foreign affairs despite not being First Minister?

In DS9 Season 3, elections are held for the Premiership/First-Ministership of Bajor, and Winn Adami is a candidate - wishing to secure political as well as spiritual/cultural leadership of the planet. ...
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1980s cartoon show about a boy putting a star on his head and a robot

I watched a robot cartoon back in 1980s as a child. All I can remember is a boy I think putting a star on his head and I think they went up in a lift or something. I think the robot used to take off ...
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Movie about a race from one village to another with people waiting to kill the participants at the end [closed]

I watched this movie when I was a kid. The movie is around 25-30 years old, and I'm not sure if it's in English (it could be from a European country). There's a village-like setup where every year or ...
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What was the cartoon show around 2004-2007 in which a student at high school turned into a giant monster worm

I watched this cartoon show around 2004-2007 in Hong Kong (it was probably a rerun of a show from the U.S. or U.K.) about teenagers in high school. One of them got bit or cut or something and was ...
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Sci-fi novel with lizard people running the government

I think I read this sometime around 2008, but I'm not positive. I'm also not positive if the below components were from two separate books by the same author, or chapters/parallel stories in the same ...
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Novel about a bartender in world where human civilization is collapsing

Anyone know the name of this novel ? I read it a very long time back. Around 1996. Story is set in a future where humanity is in a decline. Humanity is dying out slowly. There are fewer and fewer ...
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Did Spock have a good relationship with his mother's family on Earth?

I would like to know if there is anything in Star Trek canon that says that Spock had a good relationship with his mother's family on Earth. For example, would he from time-to-time visit with the ...
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Is there a specific orientation that starships must be in in the Star Trek and Stars Wars Universes?

In Star Trek, we always see that ships are aligned in the same way--or at least, their dorsal and ventral sides are never opposite to each other. So, for example, the Galaxy class Enterprise is above ...
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does anybody remember an anime in which they used cards to tranform and fight? [closed]

It probably aired on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/Toonami/Boomerang from around the 2000s to 2013 or something which involves three protagonists using cards to transform to monsters or something ...
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60's-70's SF short story, worldwide transport beam system goes wrong, a man gets an upside down head

I read this approx 1990 but I think it was in an anthology with a lot of stories from the 1960's and 1970's. A man steps into his daily transporter booth and sits down, a few seconds later he goes to ...

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