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Manga about a boy born from royal family with a royal father and hero mother, but abandoned because of a low power level

Do someone know the title where a child was abandoned by royal parents? The child was abandoned in a forest and the royal family ordered the guards to kill the child but a wolf(?) came and also fought ...
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What in what collections have the books of the Time Quintet been released?

This month's topic challenge is Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet. However, although I was a fan of L'Engle's books as a child, I knew nothing of a "Time Quintet" until I was an adult. ...
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Humans lose an interstellar war against humorous-looking aliens [duplicate]

This is from an anthology, possibly from the 1950s. The ambassador/general is delegated to a prisoner exchange on an isolated planet. From the illustrations I recall the aliens look like short fat ...
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~80s novel about WW3, space station, space shuttle

I was wondering if anyone could help me with a title and author for a vintage book (early 1980s) in which a bunch of astronauts are onboard a space station when World War III happens. I think in one ...
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'The Needler' human alien war against the Soetti (sweaty)

This is a story from an anthology, I cannot recall the author but I may have first read it in the 1960's or 1970's. The title actually refers to the protaganists superior, who charges him with solving ...
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Story about a woman forced to have a procedure which disconnects the hemispheres of her brain

Trying to find a story I remember reading many years ago, likely in the early to mid-1990s. Not certain about the length or publication date. I believe it was shorter than a full-length novel, but it ...
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Did the characters retain memory of their holosuite roles at the end of this episode?

In ST:DS9 4x10 "Our Man Bashir", several crewmembers (Sisko, Kira, Worf, Dax, O'Brien) end up in the computer memory due to complications with the transporter, and are integrated as ...
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Short story about an astronaut who joins a "collective mind" by letting some sort of "blob" attach to his brain [duplicate]

I'm looking for a short story in a compilation that I read in the 70s/early 80s at the latest in which a couple of astronauts visit a village where everyone carries a "blob" attached that ...
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Anthology book with a short story about a genetically-modified person escaping alongside other captives from imprisonment in a genetic mod. facility

I’m trying to find a book I read, possibly during 2018 or 2019. It’s a young adult book with a collection of short stories about bioengineering and genetic modification. One of the short stories was ...
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Book series about a young man who lives in a post-apocalyptic village where all technology is banned and he ends up in a futuristic city

The book series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. I don't know how the world ended up like that. The first book is about the main character who lives in a village where all use of technology is ...
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A Sci-Fi novel with flying police robots scanning the city [duplicate]

I am looking for the book title (perhaps it was a short novel, my memory here is cloudy) in which the main hero was wanted by law enforcement and there have been flying police robots / drones who ...
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Manhwa where female main character is transported to another world while playing a game

A female main character was transported to another world. I'm not sure if it was the game itself where she was transported. She had a black hair and got her own character as her body. It started when ...
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Which of the characters in Roger Zelazny's "A Night in the Lonesome October" are literary, historical or film references?

Clearly "The Good Doctor" is from Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", "The Count" from Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and the "The Great Detective" from Sir ...
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Immature or wise beyond your years quote from the Ender's Game books

I've been searching for tens of minutes for this quote from the Ender's Game series of books by Orson Scott Card, but can't find it. The son of the family Ender befriends is mentioned by the elders to ...
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How'd the fire nation justify its war? Was there some kind of propaganda that the other nations' leaders were corrupt or something?

How'd the fire nation justify its war? Was there some kind of propaganda that the other nations' leaders were corrupt or something? Or did they just say, what, 'we can rule better than they can'? (...
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Girl with no magic powers at a magic academy, then she gains powers

This girl with no magic is at a magic academy. She fights another girl. A guy arrives. There was a balcony scene. He somehow gives her magic. She gains magic and fights again (I think) this time I ...
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Sci-fi story referenced in The Practice Effect

In David Brin's The Practice Effect (published 1984), the main character references a science-fiction story he had once read in which a minute change in electrical conductivity resulted in a tenfold ...
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Episode of a series from the late 90's-early 2000's where an alien criminal is sentenced to live on a primitive planet and becomes Hitler

Before I get into it, I have to say I've only seen this once, and not all of it. As the title says, it was in the late 90's/early 2000's. What I do remember of it is that it involved some alien(?) ...
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How do Necromorphs grow extra body parts?

In Dead Space, the zombies created by Markers are called Necromorphs. Supposedly, the Marker manipulates cells to turn them into monsters. However, this results in the Necromorphs having long limbs ...
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Sci-fi movie involving a sex scene in a laboratory observation room

I have a scene in my head, but I don't remember the movie it is from. The scene features a woman and a man having enthusiastic sex in a laboratory observation room, while being observed by researchers ...
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Has there ever been a piano in Star Wars?

Basically what the title says. I'm fairly certain pianos aren't canon in the Star Wars universe, but has there ever been an instance (in the EU, Disney canon, or non-canon works like LEGO Star Wars) ...
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Book about a woman with Godly insight hiding among Christians from demons that come to Earth in a pyramid

I'm looking for a Christian scifi thriller with a hooded black-robed figure on cover. It's about aliens coming to Earth in a pyramid, saying they are our creators, but they are really demons. A woman ...
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When was the first superpowered girl in comics? [duplicate]

Is there a superpowered girl older than the Magician from Mars (1939), that is, if I have my information right? The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book ...
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Bear-like deity created small planet world

Story has bear-like creature that initially befriends visiting astronauts, then turns on them. A pair escape but are chased and killed at the end after circumnavigating the planet. While being chased, ...
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Noah’s Ark themed manga that I forgot the name of

This manga has been haunting me for years. The main key details that I remember is that the mc suddenly gets a power to warp people after getting a dream from God, and shoots around while portraying ...
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When Peter Parker say "Know", what exactly is he referring to?

In Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Peter Parker speaks to MJ on phone: Peter: Ever since I got bit by that spider...I've only had one week where my life has felt normal. Or kind of normal, I guess. ...
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How Spider Man suit dodging Dr Strange in this scene? [duplicate]

In Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), I didn't understand how Spider Man suit dodging Dr Strange in this scene if Peter Parker seperated from his suit: How Spider Man suit dodging Dr Strange in this ...
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A book about a space trader. Starts in a graveyard city of an ancient civilization looking for valuable relics. Finds one; is almost murdered

A book about a space trader. Starts in a graveyard city of an ancient civilization looking for valuable relics. He escapes with a valuable artefact. Has great dedicated crew. Meets a godlike woman on ...
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Looking for a story with gory beginning chapters told from a torturer's perspective

This answer by JRE to a Writing question about the unlikeability of villains mentioned this ~30+ year old book, a.k.a ~1992 or older: That one particular fantasy novel started with (at least) two ...
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Language in the Jinx fantasy series

In the Jinx series by Sage Blackwood, there is a language where to speak a sentence, you open the first word in half, insert the second and split in half. Repeat till your sentence is finished. I ...
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Book with a fae prince who can only be seen by a teacher who lives in a small village

I'm looking for a book that I saw on tiktok months ago, I don't remember the title and the video that I saw has been deleted. The book has a blue or purple cover and it was most likely self published. ...
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How did The Ones make the Killiks Force-sensitive?

In the Fate of the Jedi series, the Killiks mentioned that The Ones joined the hive mind and then left it, taking all their powers with them. When they joined, they had granted the Force-sensitivity ...
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Movie about people trapped in a building where the exit keeps on moving or disappearing

I'm desperately looking for a movie name. It's about a group of people locked or trapped in a building overnight. The exit keeps on changing or disappearing and time stops or freezes, (one old man ...
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Sci-Fi story where Humans body modify to assimilate into an alien society and cause the unintended extinction of the aliens

I’m trying to find a sci-fi novel or short story my dad told me about. It involves discovery of a peaceful alien race and humans study them, admire them and many start to body modify themselves to ...
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How did Frodo's and Sam's non-Orc clothes get back from Mount Doom?

When Frodo and Sam wake up after being rescued by the Eagles, Gandalf mentions that the clothes that they wore to Mordor have been "rescued", and that they shall wear them in a ceremony. He ...
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Manhwa where female protagonist tries to escape death after reincarnating several times in a fantasy/historical novel

I am looking for a full color manhwa. A girl reincarnates into a novel(?) and realizes that she dies after some number of years. She tries to avoid that and takes a different route but dies anyways. ...
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Why does Dr. Grace Augustine argue with Parker Selfridge about Jake Sully?

Why does Dr. Grace Augustine argue with Parker Selfridge about Jake Sully being assigned to her after Sully has already landed on Pandora? Was this not decided 5 years ago before he left to go to ...
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A military guy, named Troy travels back in time with no going back in some lightbulb factory. He went back in time to prevent someone from buying gold

I read this book in the 2010s and I don’t remember much about it. All I remember is that there was a guy named Troy who had experience in the military. He was then asked to go on a mission to this ...
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How can Hadrian Marlowe speak Cielcin when humans haven't had social contact with the Cielcin?

This is about Empire Of Silence (volume 1 of the Sun Eater series by Christopher Ruocchio). In Hadrian Marlowe's formative years, his Scholiast, Tor Gibson, has taught him several languages, including ...
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Another Space Saga Mystery: Male ship captain, down on his luck

I know a lot of the plot of this series, but have no clue on author/titles. Bought the books in Germany at the PX. But they were selling in the USA when I got back. American author I think. Late ...
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Space saga, at least 3 books, female captain,

Late 1980s/early 1990 Space Saga. Female Captain. Female first mate/security who had been kicked out of the Emperors' Immortals military force (including her lover). They start at a space station, I ...
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Movie about a soccer team travelling in a van discovering aliens disguised as humans

A time ago I watched a low-budget movie on YouTube about a high school American soccer team who were traveling in a city using a van at night. They were travelling to play with another team. A some ...
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Why does Frodo act as if the world is coming to an end when they have fulfilled the Quest?

At the moment when they should be overflowing with joy, when they have just saved Middle-earth by finally managing to drop The One into the uniquely Ring-destroying lava pit, Frodo is talking about ...
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Short horror film about about a vampire woman who kills a man who followed her home at night

I watched a short horror film on Shorts TV years ago about a woman followed home at night from a restaurant or bar. The man follows her all the way into a gondola / travel lift. When the lift reaches ...
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'80/'90s movie about a strange hole/tunnel in the floor of a house and bad things happening because of it

I am trying to find a movie I saw part of on TV around my early teens, which would date it between '80 and '90, give or take. I am pretty sure it was a movie because of its length, as I was not ...
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Read old Swamp Thing issue about TV show filmed on plantation - I am sure I've seen it somewhere on TV

I was recently reading an issue of Swamp Thing (Vol.2 #41-42: "Southern Change") in which a company is making a TV show on a plantation where a slave had been brutally murdered. As they are ...
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Book where a poor Creole teenager develops powers; his future self became evil and ended the world

I read this book when I was younger. I can’t remember much except the main character is a Creole teenage boy who is poor and lives with his mother. He loves his mother a lot, his name might be Nick? ...
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Who brought Romain's dreams to life?

In Endless Night, the characters are stalked in their dreams by a mysterious woman in a bird mask, who ultimately turns out to be a sort of mental manifestation of We later learn that the head doctor ...
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Who is Baba Sola?

In the novella Noor, when Ao and DNA first enter the Red Eye, they meet a man who goes by the name of Baba Sola. Baba Sola is described as being Caucasian, and seemingly being some sort of wizard or ...
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Manga: a boy suffers an accident and after waking in hospital his vision gets better and no longer needs glasses to see

A boy suffers an accident and after waking in hospital his vision gets better and no longer needs glasses to see. Downside of that is that he is now able to see strange shapes instead of human heads, ...
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