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For questions about a book of long narrative in literary prose, in order to distinguish it from other types of story. Do NOT use this tag for every question which happens to be about a novel: it is normally used only on [story-identification] questions and in cases where it would otherwise be unclear whether the question was about a novel or (e.g.) a film.

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Possibly the 'Cuckoo' series Farthest Star (1975) and Wall Around A Star (1983). People are 'beamed' to first, a starship approaching the mysterious object Cuckoo, and later to a station orbiting Cuc …
answered Apr 30 '15 by Organic Marble
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This is probably Welcome to Mars by James Blish. When the kid gets ready to leave, his contraption won't work, and... It did not, in fact, take him very long to find out the trouble. It was in …
answered Feb 16 '19 by Organic Marble
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There's a 1969 Ben Bova book "The Dueling Machine" that has a character named Odal and a telepathy machine. Possible match? It's available on Project Gutenberg here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3 …
answered Aug 16 '14 by Organic Marble
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, Shimbo is also unmistakably human, showing that the Pei'ans had visited Earth in the distant past. There is another novel set in the same universe, To Die in Italbar, in which Sandow plays a minor …
answered Mar 10 '17 by Organic Marble
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I have no personal knowledge of the book, but the terms "dom-abasa" and "tri-abasa" appear in the book "The Alien" by Raymond F. Jones. You can read some of the book in the Google Books entry for …
answered Aug 13 '18 by Organic Marble
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I'm pretty sure this is the 1986 novel Brothers by William Goldman. What I remember, evil organisation (or Cold War enemy) with bad scientists is having a go at world domination. The plot …
answered Oct 8 '18 by Organic Marble
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I vaguely remember that Hiero's Journey is post apocalyptic and has him riding a moose, but I don't remember if it is telepathic. Here's a link I googled up: http://www.amazon.com/Hieros-Journey-Ster …
answered Sep 11 '14 by Organic Marble
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There is No Darkness by Joe and Jack Haldeman matches well. Contains the elements of young adults on a galactic tour, gladatorial games, and the Hellers. The ship was called Starschool. The section …
answered Mar 6 '19 by Organic Marble
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There are some points of overlap with the following, but perhaps not enough to be a correct ID. Self-driving cars are a major plot point in Roger Zelazny's The Dream Master. Towards the end of it, a …
answered Jan 6 '19 by Organic Marble
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I am not familiar with many of the works (excluding the superb story Swarm) but the two-faction future you describe has elements in common with the Shaper/Mechanist series by Bruce Sterling. In this u …
answered Sep 3 '15 by Organic Marble
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This is Heinlein's Tunnel in the Sky unless he got seriously copied. The incident with a kid who owns the dog and big gun and gets killed is right out of that novel. From the Wikipedia summary …
answered Mar 31 '15 by Organic Marble
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This is "Up the Walls of the World" by James Tiptree/Racoona(Alice) Sheldon. You've remembered all the elements of the deltoid aliens in the gas giant very well. An unusually upbeat book for Tiptree …
answered Jul 25 '18 by Organic Marble
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This may be Farthest Star or one of the other novels in the "Cuckoo" series by Pohl and Williamson. It's been a long time since I read them, but the elements of non-destructive/duplicative teleportat …
answered Dec 4 '18 by Organic Marble
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This is not a novel, but the Larry Niven short story "Grendel". The Drunkard's Walk stood on two legs, wildly unbalanced, like a ballet dancer halfway through a leap. Only her spinning gyros …
answered Nov 13 '18 by Organic Marble
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gases, letting the pressure of them slide off their smooth hides. It's not a novel though, but it may have been incorporated into one. It's online here: https://archive.org/details … /Astounding_v32n02_1943-10_cape1736/page/n7 Note: the original link I posted misled me as to the name of the short story. The fix-up novel "The Mixed Men" is the same. Thanks to the commenters for helping me to "fix-up" this answer. …
answered Jun 7 '19 by Organic Marble

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