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What parts of Michael Moorcock’s books do you see in “Warhammer 40,000”? [closed]

I have heard that Rick Priestley, the creator of the “Warhammer” miniature wargame, cites J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, “Dune”, “Paradise Lost” and “2000 AD” as major influences of the setting for “...
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Possible inconsistency/mistake in Stephen King's Fairy Tale?

In Stephen King's Fairy Tale (2022), the protagonist, Charlie Reade, is in high school around 2013 (the year is explicitly mentioned). One of his teachers asks him about Alton Sterling's killing, ...
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Are Dementors found all over the world, or do they only reside in or near Britain?

According to the story, Dementors are only really active on their native island of Azkaban but are somewhat under the control of the British Ministry of Magic until Voldemort returns to full power in ...
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How is Victor Timely a variant of He Who Remains in the 19th century?

In his speech at the end of Loki Season 1 He Who Remains explains that he: lived on earth in the 31st century [and] discovered that there were universes stack on top of each other. And that he then ...
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Isekai manga where the main character wakes up as a demon lord or something

I'm looking for an isekai manga where the main character wakes up as a demon lord or something similar in status. They have just conquered a city or a fort, and they need to decide what to do with the ...
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Trying to find a manhwa I once read. It was ongoing but I had to reset my phone now I forgot the name

The timid grandson of a king who is attacked by his uncle for the throne to be a king but the main character runs away. Some person affiliated with the grandfather summons some demon king spirit and ...
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Manhwa where the Female lead can see ghosts

I read a manhwa about a year ago that I do not remember well but I do believe it took place in a fantasy historical setting. I remember the female lead had blue eyes with light brown hair, and the ...
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80’s to 90’s sci-fi film with humans aboard a spaceship, whose dating choices are determined by the emblems on their uniforms

Humans were aboard a spaceship. They performed their duties during the day and then paired up in the evenings according to emblems on and colors of their uniforms matching. People “dating” by their ...
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Anime where robots resembling the machines from Nier: Automata attack a city and begin killing everyone

A few days ago, YouTube recommended a video to me. Unfortunately, the video seems to have been deleted or hidden by the creator. It included a scene from an anime where a city was under attack by ...
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TV cartoon or animated movie where the protagonist is a boy who drinks a red elixir potion from a glass jar with a cork to fight with giants

I watched it on VHS in early 1992-93. Most probably, it was an animated movie from an animated series or movie franchise. In the film, a boy is the protagonist and the villains are giants. The boy ...
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Fantasy TV series with a male protagonist who uses a bow and arrows and has a hawk/falcon/eagle type bird companion

I watched this on TV in the late 80s or early 90s. It was a fantasy TV series (most probably) where the male protagonist uses a bow and arrows and has a hawk/falcon/eagle bird companion. At the end of ...
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Young adult urban fantasy series, teens given artifacts that grant unique powers per artifact, monsters want those artifacts

I read a series of books in sometime between 2016-2020 where there are specific artifacts that whoever holds them and is the "owner" of them both can make use of its abilities and become ...
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Fantasy book with three stories in it, including one about a monk indebted to a dark force and one about a warrior imprisoned in a slave camp

This book had three different stories running in it. One was of the monk character who became indebted to this dark force that made him a killer. Stones were not to be stepped on in their belief ...
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What did non-Earth societies know about the cause of and motivation for the Snap?

On Earth, where the Snap happened, who did it and why was apparently widely known, presumably because the remaining Avengers explained (evidence - the graffiti in the Hawkeye series saying "...
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Manga about a moon demon fox that kills the 12 knights of the kingdom and the king

This manga is about a moon demon fox that kills the 12, I believe, knights of the kingdom and the king. Goes on to revive one of the female knights and starts raising a baby after a dying castle ...
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Science fiction movie with one or more aliens on Earth and a puppet of a monster that can turn into an actual monster

I'm fairly certain that I watched this movie as a child (late 80s, maybe early 90s). There are one or a few aliens in it. The plot takes place on Earth. One of the aliens has a puppet of a "...
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Have DC Comics media addressed Clayface's vulnerability to explosive implants?

In the 2024 anime series Suicide Squad Isekai, we see Clayface, the shape-shifting Batman villain with a malleable clay-like body, joining the infamous team. As is tradition for the Suicide Squad, he'...
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Help me find a manhwa/manhua about a dragon princess and her stepfather

I was watching a YouTube video where the main character (MC) finds a female dragon in a cave. Before she dies, she gives the MC her egg. Later, the story unfolds: he encounters other humanoid races ...
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What was that animated shortfilm (maybe) or game cutscene/trailer where an asteroid transform into a tentacled monster?

I remember from a long time ago a short animated movie (unless it was a game cutscene or trailer) in which a spaceship slowly passes by an asteroid (or moon, but rather an asteroid), which for a ...
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George Martin story about a war in which he mentions airplanes called Alfies (meaning Alphas, I think)

The only sentence I can remember is "The Alfies were going flat out at 100,000 feet," or something like that.
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Anthology of comic illustrated horror and fantasy comics, one was werewolves pre 1985

Anthology of comic illustrated horror and fantasy comics, one was werewolves pre 1985 Wasn’t a magazine as my public school library had it and I read it many times. Graduated there in 1986 so the book ...
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How old was Bruce when he developed Batman’s personality?

How old was Bruce Wayne when he developed his stoic, standoffish, and paranoid personality? He is usually depicted as a lively fun-loving kid before his parents were killed. Did their deaths start ...
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What is the provenance of these Ninth Doctor minisodes?

I just watched a video on Youtube and was astounded to discover that there are apparently (sort of) a couple of mini Ninth Doctor clips that I'd never known about before! ...
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A 90s (maybe) made-for-TV movie (maybe) about a group of trainees on a spaceship. There is some kind of emergency and all experienced officers die

After the death of the officers, the trainees have to get the ship to a certain planet/base to warn them of an attack. One of the trainees betrays/sabotages the others and the one in command ends up ...
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Book in which the main character is a female wizard who can read minds

I think the main character started as a young girl, but may have switched to a guy's perspective at times. She was a wizard, and when learning the magic process, she was taught that she had to ...
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Old book about a man who finds an abandoned house with a portal to another world

This is an old book I think written around 1930s-ish timeframe (possibly older) and could be by a female author. A man is traveling around Europe and finds what appears to be an abandoned house. (I ...
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Film/series involving a rich/poor divide and a guy and a girl who fall for one another

The guy in it is new to the 'rich' area and is being introduced to the other people who live in the apartments and socialise together. Can't remember how he meets the girl, but she lives in a room in ...
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Why are Japanese subtitles used only for the isekai world inhabitants in "Suicide Squad Isekai"?

In the anime series Suicide Squad Isekai, as the title suggests, the Suicide Squad gets isekai'd (transported) to a medieval fantasy world. It's revealed that the inhabitants of this isekai world ...
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Manhwa/manhua where the female lead marries the male lead who has a curse that freezes people he touches

Could anyone help me find the name of a manhwa/manhua? I lost the title few months ago and I've been looking for it since. The female lead (FL), who is abused at home, gets married to the male lead (...
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In By His Bootstraps (Heinlein) why is Hitler's name Schickelgruber?

In By His Bootstraps, the author of Mein Kampf is identified as Adolf Schickelgruber, rather than Hitler. Why does Heinlein use that name? I Googled a bit and it appears that this was a name of his ...
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A kids book, there were 3 or 4 kids being main characters and each had a wand that controls an element

I don't remember much about it. But these 3 or 4 kids get a wand, and when they split the wand, each piece controlled an element. I also remember that an antagonist was a giant with 3 pairs of eyes, 3 ...
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Who built Colony 6's ether mine? And when?

I used to assume the ether mine below Colony 6 was originally built by the inhabitants of Colony 6, i.e. Homs. But when running through the installation, I noticed the design of the apparatuses. (The ...
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A SF novel about high-tech gladiators-slaves turning against their masters

I read this novel about 20-25 years ago. I read it in French. Of course it might have been a translation, but for some reason I cannot put my finger on, I think it was a French original. I also have a ...
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How and why did Natsuko end up in the tower?

In The Boy and the Heron, Mahito goes looking for his aunt Natsuko and finds her in a "delivery room" in the tower. At this point, he believes that someone took her there. It also seems ...
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Animated show where a girl is kidnapped by some creature after a fight with her parents

I was a kid when I saw this animated show so I don't remember it in great detail. What I can remember is that there was a girl, I think she was a child, who had a fight with her parents. After that, ...
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50s or 60s sci-fi movie featuring scientists who learn to operate an abandoned flying saucer

This is a 50s or 60s movie featuring a bunch of scientists who learn to operate an abandoned flying saucer that's found in an uninhabited area. The film ends with the scientists flying the craft. Does ...
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book series about kids in ancient greece [migrated]

When I was in primary school (before 2014) I was obsessed with this books series about kids living in ancient Greece and going through Greek life. There was a book about them living through Pompeii ...
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Short story where at the end, Satan says "let there be light."

There's a short story I am trying to remember that appeared in a science fiction/fantasy collection. I can't think of the title or the author. Basically, the universe has come to an end of nothingness ...
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Wizard trapped in a cave, and some kids travel to the past find an item that could free him

This is a show from 70's-early 80's. It was about a wizard trapped in a cave and some kids that travel to the past and try to find an item that could free him. I believe it was on PBS, but that was a ...
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Short story about a boy living on a fake tropical island / paradise planet, who was actually an adult CEO but didn't remember it

I've come to my wits end. I read a sci-fi short story back in the 90's as a part of anthology. Unfortunately I can't remember the author, the title, or the collection. It was about a boy living on a ...
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Why is there a picture of Bill Cosby in Perry White's office?

In the movie, Superman II, there is a framed picture of comedian Bill Cosby in Perry White's office. Why is there an obvious picture placement of Bill Cosby? What is the significance of this?
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Domestic robot sacrifices itself rather than harm family

This is a novella or short story, likely in an anthology, written before 1995. A family had an android servant. It accepted English instructions but sometimes misunderstood them or took them too ...
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A post-apocalyptic novel with a mutant girl covered with fur [duplicate]

I read this post-apocalyptic novel about 20 years ago. I am positive that I read it in French, in a paperback. But it might well have been a translation, quite possibly from English. At the beginning, ...
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Does "Fire & Blood" suggest Rhaenyra Targaryen's supporters back her mainly because she's allied with Daemon Targaryen?

In the "Inside the Episode" video for House of the Dragon Season 2, Episode 2, showrunner Ryan Condal made an interesting statement about Rhaenyra Targaryen's claim to the Iron Throne. He ...
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Why did Geordi have his visor replaced with ocular implants between Generations and First Contact?

In First Contact, Geordi is not wearing his VISOR and instead has ocular implants. In the previous movie, Generations, Geordi still has his VISOR for the whole movie. Why did he change?
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I'm looking for an old manga where the protagonist manipulates space and time

The manga begins with a presentation of the world where people awaken magical powers and after that we see the protagonist suffering bullying for not awakening until he fights back, thus awakening his ...
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In mainstream post-Crisis continuity, when did Luthor boast to Lois about how he could end cancer and famine?

In Action Comics #837, the second issue of the 2006 storyline "Up, Up, and Away!", Lois alludes to a past conversation with Lex Luthor. "He once told me that he believed he had the ...
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Short story about a soldier whose unit's assault is reflected by a dimensional curtain [duplicate]

The closer they get to a boundary which returns their own fire, the shorter their names get. The soldier in question goes by H, Had, Hadolaris, and Hadolaristan (this last when he's on leave), ...
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Short story about soldiers who are fighting against an enemy which turns out to be themselves [duplicate]

The closer they get to a boundary which returns their own fire, the shorter their names get. The soldier in question goes by H, Had, Hadolaris, and Hadolaristan (this last when he's on leave). As he ...
Richard Tibbitts's user avatar
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Sci-fi about soldiers, one of which can gender-bend

I once read a description of a story in which the protagonist was in a military/mercenary group. By the end of the story, he was retired, and was visited by his former comrade who can change sex (at ...
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