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Sci-Fi novel from 70s? Rich men adopt boys as sole heir; transfer minds into them. Howard Hughes involved. Reporters find out. “Children” in title?

The Children by Charles Robertson THE CHILDREN You might meet them anywhere. In the subway. On a plane. In your bedroom. So innocent in their blue schoolboy blazers. So angelic with their bright ...
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Movie where people rented empty bodies to travel

Probably XChange (2001). Not much information to be found. Imdb synopsis: In the near future, a company called Xchange owns a mind transference technology that enables instantaneous travel by ...
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Identifying scifi story: a military pilots consciousness is uploaded after an accident, ends up piloting spaceships thousands of years later

I'm pretty sure this is "Mortal Passage", from the "Passages in the Void" series by Roger "localroger" Williams (author's website). It was originally posted on the now-...
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Humans captured by aliens, dissected and turned into AIs

@EikePierstorff should get credit for this answer. I found the section of Pandora's Star where the alien destroys the uploaded personality of astronomer Dr. Dudley Bose. Emmanuelle Verbeke was the ...
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Trying to recall a sci-fi book about elitists uploading their mind into computer to gain immortality

If PMar returns, they are welcome to any or all of this answer since they found the title. This looks to be Otherland, a four volume series by Tad Williams. The story opens with Paul Jonas, a British ...
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Man investigates mind swap, becomes dog

This sounds very much like A Matter of Form by Horace Gold, first published in Astounding in December 1938. It was reprinted in a few anthologies in the 1980s, as you can see in the ISFDB link. A good ...
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Personality replacement clinic. Clinic worker plans to re-upload their old lover

I think this is "Trojan Horse" by Michael Swanwick. The story is set in a lunar base, in a world where workers download new personalities - "wetware" - for their jobs. They wear ...
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Trying to recall a sci-fi book about elitists uploading their mind into computer to gain immortality

Sounds like Otherland by Tad Williams (4 volumes).
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Young Adult Sci-fi trilogy about a world where people can upload their minds but if they die in the simulation they'll die in the real world

nevermind guys I found it lol. the series is called unplugged by Donna Freitas. it was published from 2016-2017. thank you so much for reading my question 😀
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Book series my dad told me about. It involves space travel, clones, and an indigenous people with kangaroo tails

My dad found it: The Generations Trilogy by Scott Sigler: Alive (2015) I open my eyes to darkness. Total darkness. I hear my own breathing, but nothing else. I lift my head…it thumps against ...
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Sci-fi novel series with older people transferring their minds into younger bodies

I figured it out, it's The Generations Trilogy by Scott Sigler.
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In "Girl Genius" novel "Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess", do the Van Rijn Muses contain human consciousnesses?

There's too much we don't know about the Muses to answer fully. Let's discuss your thoughts first. "Anevka", the robot clank that Tarvek's injured sister operated, was a learning machine ...
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Sci fi story about suspended animation, military, memory upload, memory download into new bodies after death in combat

Possibly The Eternity Brigade by Stephen Goldin. Hundreds of human bodies have been placed in coffins in a military warehouse. But they are not dead, merely frozen in a cryogenic process meant to ...
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Short story from the 1950s/60s, criminal makes multiple body jumps, mind uploading, meets electric chair

"Seat of Oblivion", a novelette by Eric Frank Russell, part of my (unaccepted) answer to this old question; first published in Astounding Science-Fiction, November 1941, available at the ...
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Movie from 80s-90s with humans trapped on alien ship while duplicated on Earth

Lets try this http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146403/ "The Advanced Guard (1998)" aka "The Colony" 1998 (Currently available on Amazon Prime for streaming) Lead Female Alien is scouting the Earth for ...
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Short Story about Mind uploaded to computer

It does sound familiar. I found a similar story during my search. "Lena" by qntm and Sam Hughes, is about a neurology graduate Miguel Álvarez Acevedo whose consciousness and experiments ...
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Short Story about Mind uploaded to computer

This might be it. It was for me anyway and this question was one of the only things I could find that came even close. https://interstice.com/~simon/AfterLife/index.html not quite a chat log, but is ...
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Short Story about Mind uploaded to computer

It sounds very similar to "We Are Legion (We Are Bob)", which is a story about a guy who gets cryogenically frozen after death. A few hundred years in the future, he's revived (his consciousness is ...
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Sci-fi novel series with older people transferring their minds into younger bodies

Not the answer you are looking for, but matches the title question: The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski And its sequels: Foreverland Is Dead and: Ashes of Foreverland The series matches ...
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ID a 1980s (TV) movie with the heroine on the run with her dead father's memories stored in a VCR+computer combo in a briefcase

As per user8485927's comment, this seems to be 1987's Grand Larceny. Freddy Grand, a woman estranged from her father for 18 years, travels to his estate on the French Riviera after learning of his ...
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