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Book about last human in the Galaxy, recovered from crashed ship

Human civilization has disappeared but human artifacts are highly sought after because they are so advanced they can give the species that found it an immense advantage over other species in the ...
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Why did Wade and his team enter into the Shining movie?

Wade and his team were supposed to go near the theater where Halliday watched the Shining movie, but they entered the movie instead. Why did they enter into the Shining movie?
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Is the language in The Night Land an accurate representation of any dialect of early Modern English?

The Night Land (1912), by William Hope Hodgson, is considered a landmark of "far future" fantasy (a precursor to works by science fiction/fantasy crossover authors such as Jack Vance, Michael Moorcock,...
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What are the planets that appear in “The Mandalorian” Episodes 1 & 2?

Across Episode 1 and 2 of "The Mandalorian", it seems that there are 3 planets visited: Planet 1: The planet where Dyn Jarren (The Mandalorian) captures Mythrol Planet 2: The planet where he meets ...
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Where did Jack get his compass from?

In the earlier films it is said that Jack bartered for the compass from Tia Dalma. However, in the newest film during Salazar's flashback it shows that the captain of his ship is wounded and hands the ...
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Why did Magnus join Horus in his Heresy?

8 Primarchs turned traitors and joined Horus in his heresy against the Emperor and his crusade. The simple, global reason is that they were closer to the Warmaster than the Emperor and when Horus ...
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How many languages were used in the Star Wars films?

This is not a question of how many languages there are in the Galaxy Far Far Away (7 million-ish I believe) but solely how many are used in the films, original trilogy, prequels, sequels and also the '...
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Why was there water in Eleven's searches?

When Eleven goes on her searches (pretty similar to what is referred to as Astral Projection), she gets into a dark scene where she finds or connects with the person she wants to reach. In that scene, ...
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Why does Darth Sidious fear Luke Skywalker?

Darth Sidious, if not the most powerful, was one of the most powerful Sith Lords of all time. He was also known as Sheev Palpatine, Chancellor of the Republic during the Clone Wars. While revealing ...
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Why didn't Nick Fury call Captain Marvel instead of Spider-Man?

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker asks Nick Fury why he approached him of all heroes to help deal with the threat of the Elementals against Earth's very existence: Peter: Sir, come on, ...
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90’s or older story about photographs that show the future

I read this in the 90’s in a collection but it might be much older, I don’t remember what the book looked like. Not a novel, but not a short-short either, novella or novelette, or technically a ...
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Why wasn't Loki injured in the opening scene of Infinity War?

During the opening scene of Avengers: Infinity War we see Loki completely uninjured as if he wasn't present on the ship of which we know that he was. Why wasn't he injured like Heimdall, Thor, and the ...
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Are humans officially immune to Pokemon attacks?

This answer claims that humans are immune to Pokemon attacks. I believe within Pokémon canon Pokémon powers are simply ineffective against humans, so trainers need no special resistance. Yet I'm ...
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The mystery of the digitally disadvantaged ancestors

I read this short story in 197x. It consists mostly, perhaps entirely, of a conversation, part of which I can summarize/paraphrase: “Do you ever wonder why we use base twelve?” “The advantages ...
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Was the ancient Sith Order as secretive as the Banite Sith Order?

Darth Bane implemented the Rule of Two to limit the number of Sith to just a master and an apprentice. The two Sith would often keep their identities as Sith Lords secret. Were the ancient Sith (...
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Sci Fi novel possibly from the 70s on high gravity world

I am looking for a science fiction novel I have read more than 20 years ago and which is possibly part of a series. I cannot remember the exact story line but it involved a guy from earth who came to ...
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Do Pokémon trainers develop some kind of limited resistance to their Pokémon's abilities?

Obvious comedic aspects of the cartoon show especially aside, this may be a partial explanation. Think about it: James can breathe Weezing's smog with no ill effects. Brock was able to hug a Sharpedo....
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Book based on an alien planet that can be controlled by thoughts and beliefs [on hold]

What is the book based on an alien planet that is controlled and mutated by thoughts and beliefs? The more people believe something, the more the planet changes. There is a religion based on ...
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What happened to the two missing graduates?

In "The Magicians", it has been established that there are 100 students, 20 per year, in 5 classes. We know that Fogg would rather skip a full year than having more or less than 20 students per class: ...
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Could repulsorlifts be controlled? [on hold]

In the Star Wars trilogy, could the power of repulsorlifts be controlled to control the altitude of the ship? IE: Can the repulsorlifts be controlled to output different amounts of "thrust" to ascend ...
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How did the rangers make it home after the train crash?

After the train crash they all woke up at home, unharmed. I don't have an issue with them surviving the train crash, it was probably the power coins, but I don't believe that the power coins brought ...
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How does T. H. White's Merlyn experience time?

In The Once and Future King it is clear that Merlyn was "born backwards in time", but I cannot determine exactly what that means. In The Sword in the Stone, chapter three, Merlyn says: “Now ...
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Is Gandalf's resurrection solely by power of Ilúvatar or did Rhadagast have any part in it? [duplicate]

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, we see Gandalf fall in the mines of Moria fighting the Balrog, and then we see him in The Two Towers alive and well. Is his resurrection solely by power of Ilúvatar ...
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Why did Star Trek: Voyager end in this manner?

Perhaps it's only with the benefit of hindsight, but to me it seems that it would have been narratively natural to conclude Star Trek: Voyager with, say, a six-episode epilogue exploring the crew's ...
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Was Aniara demonstrating panspermia?

The ending didn't seem to fit any of the sociological or scientific themes of Aniara. The name of the story itself implies despair, and it continually devolves in each act. However by the nature of ...
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What does Yoda's species eat?

I am phrasing the question like this because of possible spoilers for current or upcoming Star Wars material. Yes, I'm being deliberately vague about even what series or movie I'm protecting. What ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the American flag in HBO's series Watchmen?

In HBO's TV adaptation of the Watchmen, during the pilot episode, the American flag hanging Angela Abraham and her neighbour's porch is really different (image below). Click image to enlarge At ...
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Why do the TIE Fighter pilot helmets have similar ridges as the rebels?

After having prop replicas of a TIE Fighter pilot' helmet and the Red Five helmet in view at same time, I noticed that both have characteristic ridges going to the back (circled in red on the 2 ...
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PC Game: Flaming skull skeletons as enemies

I played this game at least 16 years ago... It has to be either from the late 90s or early 2000s. It has third-person gameplay. I don't remember what the story was actually about (it had a fantasy ...
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What book is Milgrim reading in William Gibson's Spook Country?

Throughout William Gibson's Spook Country Milgrim is reading a book he found in the pocket of the coat he stole. Its a 1961 history of messianic medieval history. Has anyone managed to identify the ...
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Where did the “Memories transferred through DNA” idea used in Assassin's Creed come from?

In the Assassin's Creed series, one of the major plot devices involves using a machine to explore the memories of the main character's ancestors. The theory behind it is that your DNA stores all the ...
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Is Margo Madison in “For All Mankind” based on Margaret Hamilton?

I recently watched the first episode of For All Mankind. A friend of mine who recommended it said that one of the leading characters among the historical ones is Margaret Hamilton, the leading NASA ...
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Steampunk book about a bounty hunter teen girl in London

I picked up a book a few weeks ago and read a few pages but then forgot the title. Here's what I remeber: Scene 1, London slums, night: The protagonist is a girl, dressed as a boy and wearing some ...
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Why are there sphinxes at the entrance to the Citadel?

The gates of the Citadel at Oldtown are flanked by a pair of Sphinxes, a male and a female: Do we know anything about why and how they got to be there?
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Does the Black Speech have a name?

Most sources seem to call the language of Sauron's servants the Black Speech and/or the language of Mordor, while other languages have their own names, such as Khuzdul, Quenya, and Sindarin. Does the ...
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Shifter book series with the alpha's daughter as the main character through out the series

Want to go back and finish a romance/suspense series I started a couple years ago and can't remember author, character names or anything extremely helpful except for the story. The series is about ...
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If no spell can reawaken the dead, how did the resurrection stone work?

Dumbledore himself said that no spell can reawaken the dead. Isn't that the main objective of the resurrection stone? If one can't reawaken the dead then what is the use of the stone? Surely then one ...
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What happened to Hopper's girlfriend in season one?

In one episode in season one we see Hopper in the middle of the night go out to smoke a cigarette. In a few seconds he is joined by a woman who asks him to get back inside. I assume that's his ...
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Has Donald Duck ever had any love interest besides Daisy?

A common trope in the Duckverse is Daisy double-dating Gladstone Gander and Donald at the same time, never fully committing to either one. During the times when he wasn't with Daisy, has Donald Duck ...
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60's or earlier probably “young adult” story about a community sent into the future by a nuclear accident [duplicate]

I know exactly when I read this story, in the spring of 1968, when I was in Germany to improve my german. Of course it could have been written any time before. I actually read it in german. But I was ...
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Science Fiction Novel Search: Plot Includes Socialist Mass Entertainment Media Premise

A few decades ago I read a story, I think possibly about first contact or solar system colonization conflict, which included an interesting sociological setting. The premise was that, as automation ...
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Why don't the Mr Meeseeks just kill themselves?

In the Rick and Morty episode "Meeseeks and Destroy", Rick gives the family a Meeseeks box to help them out. This box creates a being called Mr Meeseeks, whose only goal is to fulfill any request made ...
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What happened to Knights of Ren?

Kylo Ren corrupted some of Luke's students to create the Knights of Ren. But, why aren't we seeing these force guys? Were the Snoke's red uniformed bodyguards the Knights of Ren? If so, why did they ...
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Which libraries exist outside the Citadel?

So, I know about the Citadel in Old Town, which is like Grand Maester Station, and has a massive library. But I am interested in mentions of libraries throughout the books. Especially the Red Keep in ...
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Who else has stopped the “Unstoppable” Juggernaut in battle?

Contrary to his moniker, Cain Marko (The Unstoppable Juggernaut)n_has_ been literally "stopped" cold before. True, it's usually by some INHUMANELY POWERFUL beings, but that goes without saying. The ...
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1930s version of the novel ‘The Power’?

I recently read The Power by Frank M Robinson. It reminded me of a novel that I think was published in the 1930s. In that novel the superman has powers similar to the one in Robinson’s book but has ...
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Did Tom Riddle really try to kill Aragog?

Based on the Riddle's diary: A vast, low-slung, hairy body and a tangle of black legs; a gleam of many eyes and a pair of razor-sharp pincers — Riddle raised his wand again, but he was too late. ...
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How well are professors paid at Hogwarts?

Just kind of a curious question that came to mind while looking at this answer about who gifted Harry the Nimbus 2000 (a fairly expensive broom at the time, I would imagine) which says it was ...
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Movie where a woman is running away from a plant creature which rips her shorts?

I'm trying to figure out a movie's name. In the movie there was a woman running away from some plant creature, and she was knocked out. I remember it tried to rape her and ripped her shorts as its ...
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Names of all the spacecrafts on the art by Philippe “Manchu" Bouchet

I just saw @retroscifiart's tweet with a neat illustration with lots of spaceships from different movies. Art by Philippe “Manchu" Bouchet. Some of the spaceships are familiar for me, but not all. I ...

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