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Book title where characters slow down perceived time in order to time travel

I'm sure you're thinking of Charles Sheffield's Between the Strokes of Night (1985). The travelers are a small crew on a spaceship plus their "guests" from a recruiting game that took place ...
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Novel in which a female physicist creates a mini-universe

I initially jumped to Cosm by Greg Benford, but I was wrong. It's As She Climbed Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem It deals with a female particle physicist who accidentally created a miniature ...
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Novel where the protagonist knows he will have his memory about a magical world erased and write everything down beforehand

This is Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. After discovering the world of the fairies - and kidnapping one - the titular character, Artemis, gets his memories erased. However, he manages to hide certain ...
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1960s novel about humanity spreading through the solar system thanks to the invention of inflatable DIY spaceships

The Planet Strappers (1961) by Raymond Z. Gallun...? From Goodreads: THE PLANET STRAPPERS started out as The Bunch, a group of student-astronauts in the back room of a store in Jarviston, Minnesota. ...
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Novel about a teenage female protagonist on a FTL spaceflight in a deterministic universe

I can't find a cover image that really matches your description, but the story of a teenager who goes on a trip that turns into a voyage past the end of the universe seems to match The Starlight ...
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Book title where a space faring character is turned inside out

Could it be E.C. Tubb's Stardeath? Ships occasionally disappeared in hyperspace, regrettable sacrifices to the luxury of faster-than-light travel. But now one of the lost ships has been found, and ...
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Apocalyptic novel set in California, the female main character uses a bow and arrow

False Dawn by Chelsea Quin Yarbro. The woman is Thea and the guy she teams up with is Evan. The motorcycle gang fits, the couple do end up in Tahoe, and the final scene in the book is: “All right,” ...
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Fantasy series with female main character angelspawn

Bloodring by Faith Hunter. Next 2 are Seraphs and Host, but I haven't read those. Subtitle "A Rogue Mage novel". No one thought the apocalypse would be like this. The world didn’t end. And ...
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Looking for a old novel about a telepath committing murders

I'm throwing this out as a WAG, even though I've never read the book in question, because the plot synopsis is so reminiscent of the 1968 movie "The Power" which was based on a novel of the ...
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Late 19th century - early 20th century alternative New York City named 'Knickerbocker'

Some elements of your description fit "Winter's Tale", a 1983 novel by Mark Helprin and one of my all-time favorites. Other elements are wildly off. So either you've conflated multiple books,...
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Book from the '80s, first person prose, modern timeframe, something with dragons and Sammy Hagar music

This may be Dragon Fall by Lee J. Hindle as per Book about a would-be toy designer being stalked by his creations "It started late one saturday night after he got home from a rock concert. ...
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A story where the female main character commits suicide in order to avoid torture but gets sent back in time

After a while of searching, I finally found it! It was called Father, I Don't Want This Marriage (not the most inspiring titles...) Juvelian is a villainess so hated by everyone that even her lover ...
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Novel with a women editing 20/21st century movies to add interaction and 3D effects

Try 'Earth' by David Brin. One of the characters was a female eco-terrorist who made a living re-editing 20th century movies to the standards of the 2050's. At one point she was editing "...
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Sci Fi book female character named Thayne

Disclaimer: it's not a great match, but it's the closest I've found so far. It's just possible this might be The Star of Life (1952) by Edmond Hamilton. The deuteragonist - sometime foil and sometime ...
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