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Why shouldn't Shadow practice the coin trick Mad Sweeney taught him?

In the book American Gods Mad Sweeney taught Shadow how to grab gold coins from the horde. However, after Sweeney died from exposure, Mr. Wednesday (Odin) told Shadow he could practice any trick but ...
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Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide - what's unreliable?

All the Pottermore articles on Hogwarts are collected in a book called Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide. I understand it's a catchy title, but is there actually any information in there ...
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Short film with a young adult female talking to her boyfriend over video chat about the ghosts in her apartment

I watched this somewhere in the last five years, I think as part of an anthology (or maybe just a collection) of horror shorts. The opening has a young adult female (might have been Asian?) talking to ...
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What is the meaning of word 'crack' in chapter 33 of A Game of Thrones?

From chapter 33 of A Game of Thrones: "It's not murder I find amusing, Lord Stark, it's you. You rule like a man dancing on rotten ice. I daresay you will make a noble splash. I believe I heard the ...
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Science Fiction book where an experimental ship with a 2 navigator hyperspace system leaves the crew dead

Trying to find the title of a book I believe I read in the '70s. The plot involves around a hyperspace navigator that interfaces directly with the ship from a jump chair. Normal navigation was done ...
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Is Hela stronger than the Infinity Gauntlet and Thanos?

Is Odin's daughter Hela stronger than the Infinity Gauntlet and Thanos? Is that why she flicked it over as if it was worthless or did she do it because she knew it was a fake?
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Graphic novel: Soldier woven in barbed wire with something like angels wings

I have read this graphic novel between 2000 and 2005 in the library. It was an around Din A4 sized hardcover book, but thin. Maybe original France, but I read it in German language. The title could be ...
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How does MJ still know Peter's alter ego?

In the events of Amazing Spider-Man #Brand New Day and after it becomes clear, that Peter somehow erased the knowledge of his secret identity from literally everyone. Neither villains nor heroes know ...
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Cartoon/puzzle mini games where the objective was to blow up a tower, kill someone etc

I found this franchise when it was around 2002-2006. It just keep stuck in my head until now. These are some points that I am sure of: I am sure it was not anime. It is more of like cartoon-style ...
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Sci fi novel about time traveling astronauts

A group of astronauts come back to Earth and have time traveled to a post apocalyptic France they initially think is the past. They eventually join a clan of people who are afraid of the time of Noel....
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Novel about undead skeletons killing people to create more skeletons

Can anybody help me identify this book? I think it was called Skeletons. It was about the dead rising and coming back as skeletons of themselves and killing the living to make more skeleton people. ...
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European romantic movie [on hold]

Many years ago, I watched a movie of a rich woman that falls in love with a man that works for her family.they use to meet and make love by a cave by the ocean. The used to read also, He wants to ...
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Who was the first Klingon to undergo choH'a and change his anatomy?

Was Voq the first Klingon to undergo choH'a, or was this process already an established ritual when Voq was ordered to undergo it? It seems reasonable they have used it for other races in other ...
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What is the angel in the Star Trek: Discovery title sequence?

What is the angel silhouette in the title sequence? The opening is starkly different from other series themes. What does the angel mean?
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Where can I find an English language version of Heroman?

How can I watch Heroman episodes in English?
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Why did Salazar Slytherin arm the Chamber of Secrets with a Basilisk?

Why did Salazar Slytherin arm the Chamber of Secrets with a Basilisk? If the main reason was, as the legend says, to "let his heir purge those who were unworthy to study magic" (i.e., kill Muggles) it ...
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Why did the Causality Violation Device behave this way in Version Control?

Throughout Dexter Palmer's book, Version Control, when the team performs experiments with the CVD, they never see any evidence that the machine had done anything, the clock on the robot was always ...
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Cartoon/anime where thunder hits a robot and the boy hero can then control it to fight evil with

I don't remember much about the cartoon or anime but there is a scene in which thunder falls on a small robot and from then (the hero is a boy) it's like the hero controls the robot and fights the ...
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Short story where alien's teleportation technology doesn't transmit the soul

This is from TV Tropes's Teleporter Accident page: An old sci-fi story dealt with aliens coming to Earth and offering to share their technology with humanity, including teleportation. Unfortunately,...
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What do we know about the fight between Salazar Slytherin and Godric Gryffindor?

What do we know about the fight between Salazar Slytherin and Godric Gryffindor? We know that according to professor Binns, it was because Slytherin felt Muggle-Born students to be "untrustworthy". ...
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Faked teleportation accident fuses two people's legs, criminal demands large sum from actress for latter keeping her leg

I am looking for a science-fiction short story about a faked teleportation accident. I read this in Hungarian in the 2000s in the original Galaktika magazine. The original series ran between 1972 to ...
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What Film Or Show Is This Spaceship From?

I was out with friends last night and we went into a sci-fi bar where they have props and models all over the place. We had fun identifying all the ships, costumes and stuff, but one model had us ...
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Fantasy book: man discovers a fantasy kingdom in his father's cabin, falls in love with a nymph/driad, is attacked by a bad guy who is his brother

Man returns to his father's cabin which has been abandoned. He discovers some type of fantasy kingdom, falls in love with this fantasy female girl (like dryad or Nymph or something). Someone ends up ...
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Children's Story, Boy receives a ball of yarn pulling it jumps ahead in life

Looking for a children's story I read a couple decades back. Retelling from memory (details probably wrong): A boy waits in the schoolyard complaining about how long and boring all of this is when ??...
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story-identification: fantasy story with physically weak protagonist that took place after nuclear winter

I started reading this book when I was in either elementary school or middle school (anywhere from like 2004-2011) that I recall was too boring for me then but that I'm very interested in remembering ...
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Most realistic treatment of supernatural and unreal phenomena in SciFi? [closed]

We can educate ourselves to a point where sci-fi stories can't be believed or enjoyed. But there are genuinely scary concepts in the real world that defy causation - such as Einstein's "spooky action ...
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Was there an “Internet” in the Star Trek original series?

How did the Federation of Planets communicate and share digital data during ST:TOS? Did the system have a name or designation?
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Why does Martin's position in his tapestry change over time?

In the Abbey of Redwall there is a tapestry that depicts Martin The Warrior of Redwall vanquishing the Abbey's enemies. Over the course of the series Martin's image seems to shift position. I believe ...
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Why didn't the Voyager crew abandon their ship for a free trip home in Prime Factors?

Voyager was willing to abandon Voyager in Eye of The Needle so they could beam themselves onto a Romulan research ship, however when they had access to unlimited labor and space-folding technology in ...
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70's/80's short story collection about space stories such as a moment by moment account of an astronaut going faster than light

Short stories, may not have been in the same collection from the late 70’s/early 80’s. A moment by moment account of an astronaut as he is the first to travel faster than light. It described how ...
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Is it possible for a ship in a warp field to collide with an object in n-space? [closed]

I can't find any time when anything at warp has or nearly has collided with something outside warp (in n-space). Star Trek: The Motion Picture showed a near collision between Enterprise and an ...
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Book or novel where the spirits of kings and heros are enshrined in statues. When an enemy approches, unknown

A book or novel where the spirits of kings and heroes are enshrined in statues. When an enemy approaches, they don't come to life, but the spirits transform common men in heroic soldiers.
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Do Vulcans have any colonies outside of their home system?

Have the Vulcans established any colonies outside of their home system, as the humans and other Federation species have? If yes, what are they? If no, why not? This is especially relevant for the ...
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Inventor flies around the world in a machine using beamed power

I’m trying to track down a book I read around 50 years ago. Can’t remember author or title. Probably early 50’s vintage. Storyline was a wealthy inventor who flies a large flying machine around the ...
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Recent book about a disease that turns people into half-dragons

I remember someone telling me about a book but I can't remember who it was to ask them the name, so I'm hoping someone could identify it. It's a relatively recent book, since they bought it last ...
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Do the Star Wars Marvel Comics have their own universe designation?

I know there are different universe designations for different storylines, such as the MCU cinematic universe, versus the "main" Marvel Universe or the Ultimates comic universe. Since Marvel has ...
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Do the villains know Batman has no superpowers?

We, the readers, know Batman has no superpowers. I have no idea if the villains know that. Several superpowered heroes use technology to augment their capabilities, so it is not a wild guess to say ...
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Short story where science fiction saved the world

This very short story was either in Asimov's or Analog. It was written like a mini history lesson. They replaced all books in schools with science fiction and all the kids grew up to be creative ...
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Fantasy story entertainer hired as decoy/replacement

I've been trying to place this story for a while now so hoping someone can help. Setting: Fantasy, various main characters have elemental themed magical abilities (one has fire magic, another water ...
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Is the Imperium of Mankind Slowly leading towards Ruination? [closed]

It is a well known fact that the Imperium of Mankind is in a state of technological stagnation. Most of its Galactic machinery is propped up by technologies, the working of which no one is fully aware....
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Who is Fire Lord Izumi's mother?

Izumi, Zuko's daughter, who was the current Fire Lord throughout the events of The Legend of Korra: who was her mother? The only named candidates that I am aware of, based on those Zuko was ...
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Is Blueshift based on an older film? Astronauts return to uninhabited earth after 800 years

When I read the 2018 novel Blueshift by Joshua Dalzelle it seemed very familiar to me, to the point where I knew the ending before reading it. I'm certain it is based on an older movie, does anyone ...
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Book with a skull of an executed man that had shrunk to thimble-sized

Back in elementary school around 2000, I read a book about a protagonist who discovers a small skull, another character named Mortimer, and a scene near the climax where a prayer banner was used. The ...
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Fate of Chaos after Tyranid Conquest [closed]

After the Warhammer 40K galaxy has been completely eaten by the Tyranids, consuming 100% of the biomass, I believe that one of the other factions remaining will be Chaos, safe within the Immaterium ...
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Story identification: all communications down

I remembered a scene from a film or TV episode earlier today, where people are remarking that all communications are down, up to and including string telephones. I believe that the medium was in some ...
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Short story in which protagonist has to go to where the last human on Earth dies to get back to the present

I read this story in one of the many anthologies I've had over the years but can't find it. The protagonist is a scientist. Something goes wrong with an experiment and he starts skipping forward ...
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Translucent's impervious skin [closed]

I'm thinking I have discovered a plot mistake here. Spoiler alert for newbies: !In the scene where they devise a way to get past Translucent's impervious skin, why would the skin not act in the ...
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Are there plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to include the Silver Surfer, Galactus or related characters? [closed]

I'm hoping the Marvel Cinematic Universe will finally give us our greatest space hero, Silver Surfer. They have gone through the entire Infinity War series without mentioning him or Galactus or Adam ...
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Isekai manga where the main protagonist has a pet giant slime and also befriends a suit of armor with a spirit by beating them

I recall one moment from the manga where the main protagonist with his companions defeated some bandits, and then proceeded to pose as said bandits to a hero's party to train them(?). This is ...
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Is the Jean Grey in “The Dark Phoenix” really Jean Grey?

Do we know if the movie follows the comic story, where the Dark Phoenix Jean Grey is actually an entirely different body? The comic series has the Dark Phoenix as a completely different entity, with ...

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