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Scifi movie identification about a guy on the run from a police organisation that can predict crime before it happens

Is this Minority Report (2002)...? In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder....
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Planets in interstellar space run on "slow speed" with people awaking for a few years, then sleeping for centuries

Lockstep by Karl Schroeder from 2014. From the author's website: Welcome to the Lockstep Empire, where civilization is kept alive by careful hibernation. Here cold sleeps can last decades and waking ...
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Alien invasion movie, including the line: "We are the food"

Is this the TV-movie, Survivor (1999)...? An Arctic oil rig crew discovers something strange far beneath the Earth's surface, which may or may not be responsible for the series of murders that begin ...
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Embedded black hole in a manned spaceship counteracts the propulsive force

This sounds like the "McAndrew drive" from a couple of Charles Sheffield's stories, starting with "Moment of Inertia" (1980). "Moment of Inertia" was originally ...
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Old military sci fi book about a spaceship on the edge of disaster

I believe this is one of the iterations of David Gerrold's "Yesterday's Children" aka rewritten as "The Voyage of the Star Wolf" aka "Starhunt". They are all mil-sf ...
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siblings/clones tour the galaxy giving technical help to collapsed societies

I'm pretty sure this is House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds. From Wikipedia: House of Suns concerns the Gentian Line, also known as the House of Flowers, composed of Abigail Gentian and her 999 clones ...
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Sci Fi short story about characters exploring an alternate pocket universe

This could be Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys, published in 1960. The story concerns an alien labyrinth on the Moon. In order to progress through it, an explorer has to performs sets of completely ...
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Short sci-fi story about exploring a planet to be terraformed

Ice and Mirrors by Brenda Cooper and Larry Niven. It has apparently only been published in Asimov's in 2001 so while the date matches you couldn't have read it in an anthology (or at least not a ...
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SciFi Book Find - Alien Precursor Attack Before a Large Scale Invasion (not in series)

This sounds like the Fear Saga by Stephen Moss (Fear the Sky Fear the Survivors, Fear the Future). They were published in 2014. The infiltrators were androids rather than genetically modified, but ...
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Sci fi book from kindle unlimited about a teen mercenary who joins a military academy and gets an AI implant in his head called Chief

It looks as though the OP found the books and attempted to edit this into the question. I'll add this community wiki answer as a placeholder until the OP posts their own answer. The books are the ...
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Short sci-fi story about exploring a planet to be terraformed

"Ice and Mirrors" by Brenda Cooper and Larry Niven in Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2001 has most of those matching elements. I'm still reading it, but it's got some matching elements ...
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Short story with audible computer networks

I am quite certain that this is "Incommunicado" by Katherine MacLean. It's asked and answered and described in this question. That was also a short question without a lot of detail, but ...
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SciFi Book Find - Alien Precursor Attack Before a Large Scale Invasion (not in series)

I think this is probably the Fear series by Stephen Moss. The books were published in 2014 so that fits the time you remember listening to the audiobooks. In eleven years time, a million members of ...
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Hopeful sci-fi book where humans are immortal, and both they and crabs love mathematics

I'm not sure about any of the following. This might be Incandescence (2008) by Greg Egan. There's two parallel plots. One is a crazily high-tech civilisation of humans and many other species, rather ...
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Title of story about living a long time by cleansing cellular mutations?

It's a bit recent (2007, so only 17 years ago), but Rollback by Robert Sawyer fits most of this. The protagonist, Don Halifax, gets the titular rollback treatment because his much more important wife, ...
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Titan by Stephen Baxter- why land in 3 vehicles?

The mission was put together as quickly as possible, using as much old hardware as possible to reduce costs. In the planning meeting Rosenberg came up with the plan to get the hab down to the surface ...
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What is the earliest example of LLMs used for AI in hard-sci-fiction before 2018?

I'm not sure I understand your question correctly, but the 1963 Philip K. Dick short story If There Were No Benny Cemoli prominently features a homeostatic newspaper or homeopape (actually a future ...
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