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Sci-fi story set in the future, in which a (small) subplot involves AI being used to send spam

I read it about a decade or two ago, in English (I think it was not a translation, but the author's native language was English, but am not 100% sure). I also think author was male, and he might have ...
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Murim manhwa in which the main character's friend is killed and turned into a puppet by their master

I'm trying to find a manhwa where the main character (MC) and his friend meet their master. The master, however, went out one day with his friend, killed the friend and turned him into a puppet of ...
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Sci-fi book with a male protagonist whose consciousness is transferred into other bodies (including an amoeba/jellyfish creature) after he is killed

Trying to find the title of a sci-fi book I read in middle school. Male protagonist. He originally has a muscular green body, but is killed/crushed. His consciousness is somehow transported elsewhere, ...
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1990s UK Cyberpunk/Near Future Cop Drama TV-movie

I vaguely remember watching this when it aired on British TV, sometime in the mid/late '90s. It was a feature-length one-off drama, possibly a pilot for a series that never happened. Can't remember ...
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who would have thrown a stone at Harry's head when he was at Hagrid's house? [closed]

If Harry and Hermione hadn't gone back in time in the film Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, who would have thrown a stone at Harry's head when he was at Hagrid's house and whose Patronus ...
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YA dystopian book published before 2004 involving a female about to be sterilized who eventually escapes into artwork with a group of other kids

I read a book in middle school, I'm 36, 7th grade I believe, a school set in Des Plaines, IL. Teacher gives us a book to read with assignments. Because of the assignments, is how I remember the bits ...
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TV show(?) involving two astronauts on another planet trying to get to a wrecked ship(?) with a sand snake swimming around

I think it's black and white. The scene I think is two astronauts on a crashed lander and they're trying to get to another wrecked ship (maybe.) There is a sand snake that is swimming around and they ...
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Book about a boy who was blown up or involved in a fire and had to be replaced by robotics, then helped the government or some agency solve crimes

When I was in school, an author came in and showed us their new book; this would have been anywhere from around 2010-2014, I think. It was about a boy who (I think) was blown up or involved in a fire ...
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Book about rune chalk where the characters could create magic from drawing symbols on the ground

The book I’m just to identify is a fiction book about time magic. I don’t remember the main character and anything but I could have sworn the book was called something along the lines of “The ...
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70's/80's movie about two aliens that were supposed to be twin brother and sister. Human parents got them from the hospital as babies

Please help me identify this movie. I saw it twice in the 80's, but it could have been a 70's movie. There were two aliens that were supposed to be twin brother and sister. Human parents got them ...
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Honoring Your Lover by Eating Him

Looking for a short story in a Fantasy/SF anthology. I read it in Vietnam in middle 1971, so the anthology was probably 1969/1970. The story has 12 sections, each representing a consecutive day. In ...
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Retro Japanese anime movie where a boy reincarnates into the spirit world with a witch or demon princess

Trying to remember this anime that seemed from the 90s or earlier. It had a boy who falls in love with a witch and goes to the spirit world with her and then gets caught up in all sorts of drama I can’...
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This is a time travel movie with a child that keeps going to the past where he meets a boy and eventually saves him from falling into a well

This is a live action movie. The child, a boy, I think, moves to an odd house where he finds passages into the past of the house and its family. He becomes friend to a boy there. Somehow what happened ...
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A Fantasy movie with both animation and real actors, in particular a shy, bookish boy

I watched this movie in French, but it was obviously in a very American suburban setting. A shy little boy has no friends to play with and is even afraid to ride his bicycle. His only pleasure is ...
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Trying to identify book I read as a child. With hindsight, possibly politically incorrect

I am trying to find the name of a book I read as a child and thought people here might know. I asked this question here before some years ago, but some more details have occurred to me so I thought I ...
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To what extent can Magneto harness Earth's magnetic field to recover faster from injuries?

It seems that Magneto can use Earth's magnetic field to recover faster from injuries. What are the extent, potential, healing rate, and limits of this ability? In X-Men The Animated Series, after hard-...
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Why does Beast (X-Men) wear eyeglasses?

Dr. Hank McCoy, a.k.a Beast from the X-Men, wears eyeglasses, mainly for reading. However, according to the description of his superpowers (e.g. Marvel.com or Wikipedia), he has "animalistic"...
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Short "moral" story about atomic power and a book of civilizations

I read this in my primary school reading book in the '80s, I believe the author name was English but I'm not sure. The story goes something like this: An employee of some sort of galactic federation ...
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Relatively recent sci-fi fantasy novel where the spaceship is alive and the magician/commander contains seven different versions of himself

The ship and commander are searching for specific new members to fill out the crew. They are seeking different crew members, such as engineer, captain, etc. The ship says it will be much stronger when ...
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Old TV sci fi series, portal to another world called Mongolia?

I want to find an old TV series i have watched when I was younger. It was about the son of this scientist that finds a portal to another world, I'm pretty sure it is named Mongolia. I remember it ...
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Communications "cauldron" in Iain Banks novel

In one of the Banks novels (one outside of the Culture universe, I believe), there is a scene where real-time communication across long distances is supported by a kind of thing referred to as a "...
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Book/novel about a girl who lives in the human world and finds out she's a fairy princess whose parents are the king and queen of the fairies' realm

I’ve been trying to search for this novel that I remember reading years ago. It’s about a girl who lives in the human world. She has a best friend and a boyfriend. She then finds out that she is a ...
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Is there a practical reason to consume maggots cultivated on corpses over cannibalism? [closed]

In the media for the post-2010 Mad Max continuity, it's repeatedly mentioned that maggots are a common food source as a protein. In fact, to the best of my knowledge, it's the only form of livestock ...
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Alien movie with rope like tails

I watched this movie when I was like 10 maybe, so 20ish years ago, but it had aliens and humans in pink slimy like pods (but not pods, like a wall of pods) and the aliens had rope like tails. I can't ...
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Book about two girls with special abilities due to their blood

I have come here as my last resort looking for a book I read long ago. I can’t seem to find it anywhere and everyone I have talked to about it never heard of it so I feel like I am going crazy. It’s ...
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What was the point of the Tecoma star? [duplicate]

It was briefly mentioned that the star But by whom and why?
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Was the Battle of Coruscant meant to be the last battle of the Clone Wars?

The Battle of Coruscant wasn't the last battle of the Clone Wars, but multiple factors indicate to me that it was meant to be. The two main leaders of the Separatist army, Count Dooku and General ...
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Did Professor X’s school have non-superhero students in the early days?

In The Uncanny X-Men vol. 1 #178, narration describes Professor X and his school. A caption reads, “Here, he teaches his pupils how to control those abilities, that they may better survive in a ...
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A book a read about 20 years ago about children who communicate with "spirit writing."

From what I remember there is a group of children that communicate or gets clues from spirit writing. They jump from our world into another world and there are bad guys after them. I am sure there was ...
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Hugo / Nebula Award Winning Short Story about a young man enslaved on Ganymede

I read an inspirational sci fi short story about a young man who is enslaved to collect water on Ganymede, where everyone is burnished by the sun to a dark golden brown color and wears loincloths. ...
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Book or story about a lonely man who orders and falls in love with a customized android after his wife passed away and his son went to college

The story focuses on a man who is lonely after his wife passed away and his son went to college. He orders a customized android, but I think he makes it look different from his wife, and they go out ...
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80's or 90's anime(?) movie with tiny robotic spiders that were taking control of humans

I'm looking for the name of an 80's or 90's anime(?) movie with tiny robotic spiders that were taking control of humans. The spiders occupied their hosts by entering their heads through their ...
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Seinen manga about girl who sees giant in the sky and boy who reads her diary

Sure facts: It about highschool or middle school boy who had notebook that text appeared to everytime his crush wrote something in her diary. She saw a massive person floating in the sky and was under ...
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Manhwa related to a girl with yellow eyes and black hair

So I lost my fav manhwa, I don't know why but when I search for the name it like never exist, The female lead name is Selena and has a black hair with curls in the end with amber eyes.She live as a ...
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Manga where a girl dies in a car crash and is reincarnated as the neighbour's daughter

The manga is about a girl that went into fight with her parents because she didn't loved as much as her brother and died in a car crash and then she reincarnated as the neighbor's child that was a ...
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"Gods" create cold-blooded humanoids who lay eggs in a fire cave

This is a short story written before 1995. The main characters are two beings referred to as the "gods". They arrive on an uninhabited planet and design a race to live there. They make them ...
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Looking for SciFi Book name from 1990's or 80's about Mars [duplicate]

I read this book, it was trilogy I think. It was about Mars being settled and had oceans. There is an alien race there as well and the main characters had to eventually fight them. The antagonist ...
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Is the wand gripping style up to preference, or does the method of holding the wand serve a specific purpose?

I have recently become interested in the correct way to hold a wizarding wand from Harry Potter. Firstly, is the handiness left or right depending task, and if so, can one be ambidextrous? After ...
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A dancing automaton short story

I read this short story at least 40 years ago, most probably in a collection. I read it in French, but I think the collection consisted of translations from various languages. That one might well have ...
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Manhwa story about a guy who can learn anything by living another person's life

What I recall of the story is that the main character, is a guy who can learn anything by experiencing the lives of those who are skilled at it, be it the piano, violin, painting, or anything else. ...
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What is the inspiration behind the Weirding Module in Dune (1984)?

In the David Lynch version of Dune (1984), he added a weapon that amplified sound into a concussive blast called a Weirding Module. Is there anything discussing why he thought this necessary to his ...
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Manhwa who start from the beginning

Just wanted to know the title of manhwa wherein the mc start again from the beginning. I mean, some people including the mc sudden got to some unknown place and there the first thing they need to do ...
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Why does Professer Binns always call students by different names?

Professor Binns always calls the students with different last names - for example, for Harry, he says: "Off you go, Perkins." Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix or to Hermione: He ...
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Fantasy novel by woman author, featuring a male eunuch and a runaway girl

I believe the author's name is Rachel. A young girl flees her home, is mistreated on her travels, and is rescued by a eunuch in another city. They both become important political players.
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Story about a huge project in Hell?

My guess is that this story was written before 1980 and certainly before 2000. Demons or damned souls have built like a galley with which they plan to drag Hell itself or maybe just the galley to ...
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80s novel - teenagers transported to planet

I remember that a group of teenagers go to a disco and then the floor gives way and hours later they wake up on another planet. To stop the earth getting annihilated one of the boys needs to win a ...
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Science-fiction story about Earth people developing telepathy and eventually getting depopulated [duplicate]

A science fiction story, where some space explorers are to embark on a space journey. Just before the journey, the people of the Earth are showing unexpected signs of telepathy. The space exploration ...
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Manga about a boy who got kicked out of his family for awakening a lightning blood line ability

I remember reading a full color manga a few years ago maybe 10 I can't remember exactly, it was about a boy who got kicked out of his family for awakening a lightning blood line ability ( I think it ...
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Chinese online novel

After one night stand, female lead leaves the country. She returns with her genius son. Male lead attends an auction with a female partner and bids for an item. Female lead asks her son to bid it for ...
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A movie from the 70s, 80s, or 90s like John Carter (2012) with a guy from Earth, a girl, and a caveman/tribesmen

When I was younger I watch this sci-fi/fantasy movie on YouTube but I can't remember its name. It had a man from Earth getting transported to another world. He meets a lady, who turns into his love ...
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