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Fantasy book series about werewolves finding a chosen one and looking for four magic swords

I’ve been looking since 2022 but I think it’s nightshade by Andrea Robertson
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Book or story which describes "flappers", who lift the ears of a leader when they want them to hear information

Could you be remembering the reference to flappers in Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land. The book explicitly references Swift's story, though it mentions that on Earth the flapper system has ...
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Looking for a YA fantasy novel from the '60s or '70s similar to the Narnia books but set in America and only one (female) protagonist

Found: This book was The Broken Citadel by Joyce Ballou Gregorian, and it's the first in the Tredana trilogy. In the Otherworld, change was afoot. The winds whistled through the ruins of Treglad, ...
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Robert Rankin-esque comic fantasy book from the 90's in which TV equipment grows like plants (or possibly plants are TV equipment)

If it's Robert Rankin, it's most likely to be his Armageddon trilogy. I seem to recall a race of tv-obsessed aliens who basically caused events on earth, such as Armageddon, just so they have ...
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How to become a witch: Fiction Novel - Girl finds a how-to book about witches at the library

You may be looking for the "Young Wizards" series, by Diane Duane. This series of eleven novels began its publication history in the early 1980s. I, myself, have only read the first two ...
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Book where a woman has seizures and is given a device like a garage door opener that sends her back in time

It’s called Breakthrough (1970) by Ken Grimwood. Not in print anymore, unfortunately. Twenty-six-year-old Elizabeth Austin has been cured of epilepsy by a new and daring experimental treatment. Tiny ...
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Once a year, invading aliens attempt to teleport the Earth to their home star

This is "The Lords of the Psychon" by Daniel F. Galouye. It's an expansion of an earlier story called "The City of Force". The bad days are called "Horror Days". Your ...
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Science fiction romance novel with a red-haired female lead who lives in a world where dragon-esque creatures secretly coexist with humans

Being human by Candice Blevins
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Looking for an SF novel with huge "spiders" on a planet which is frozen most of the time

This is Vernor Vinge's A Deepness in the Sky - the spiders hibernate because their sun goes out for about two hundred years out of every 250 years, and the early part of the book features a Spider ...
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Looking for an SF novel with huge "spiders" on a planet which is frozen most of the time

This is Vernor Vinge's 1999 novel A Deepness in the Sky, one of the works in his Zones of Thought universe. This is indeed a novel of rich world-building and plot complexity. Salient points from the ...
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A short YA SF novel about teenagers who lived their whole childhood in a house surrounded by a fence in a clearing of a "dangerous forest"

Projet oXatan (2002) by Fabrice Colin. From nooSFere, most of the translation courtesy of DeepL: "I dreamed of death. I dreamed that death struck us. One, two, three." It was this ...
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Book about a group of prisoners enlisted in a military training program who end up going rogue

In the Depths of Darkness by Sean Fletcher. The year is 2119. Earth is a crowded, ugly shell of its former self, surrounded by numerous alien races and protected by the oppressive Earth Alliance. ...
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Humans with forbidden technology, energy absorbers / storage - series of books

You don't mention when you read the series, and this is a loose fit but enough elements matched to make it feel worth suggesting. The Roboteer trilogy by Alex Lamb, published initially in 2015. In the ...
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60's or 70's book about a planet of only women

Virgin Planet (1959) by Poul Anderson, perhaps? From the linked review Three centuries ago a shipload of female castaways was swept by the trepidation vortex into the Delta Capitis Lupi system. They ...
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Time travel book involving a man deciphering an ancient stone and future time travelers leaving clues about their origins

The Doomsday Code (2011) by Alex Scarrow, third book of the "TimeRiders" series. From Goodreads: Liam O’Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in ...
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Sci Fi book about a man travelling through portals from one dimension to another through who ends up in a place where mind control is prevalent

I'm going to enter an answer of The Mind Traders I don't have a copy to hand so I can't verify the portal aspect, but it involves a human who is sent to a planet where everyone is a telepath, ranked ...
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Elf Left In the Humans' World, Came Back To A Magical Farm

After hours of searching and scouring my memories, I finally found what I was looking for. The Book is Keeper Of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. Remembering that it was elves and not fairies was ...
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America broken up into separate regions, a journalist visits the Great Lakes region from the East Coast, finding a libertarian society

This may be Retrotopia (2016) by John Michael Greer. I found some details that seem promising in an online review. The fictional country is called Lakeland and is in the American Midwest: Greer’s ...
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An SF novel about monasteries which are isolated from the external world for 1, 10, 100 or 1000 years

This is Neal Stephenson's Anathem. Quoting from the plot summary on Wikipedia: Anathem is set on the fictional planet of Arbre. Thousands of years before the events in the novel, the planet's ...
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America broken up into separate regions, a journalist visits the Great Lakes region from the East Coast, finding a libertarian society

This reminds me of “World Made by Hand” by James H Kunstler. World Made by Hand is a dystopian and social science fiction novel by American author James Howard Kunstler, published in 2008. Set in the ...
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America broken up into separate regions, a journalist visits the Great Lakes region from the East Coast, finding a libertarian society

Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston, by Ernest Callenbach, 1975? From Wikipedia: The book is set in 1999 (25 years in the future from 1974) and consists of diary entries and reports ...
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Book about an alien invasion to steal metal from Earth

This is Von Neumann's War by John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor which features small alien probes/devices reaching Earth via Mars and devouring metal to create more of themselves. The strip all metal in ...
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Book series about a young man who apprentices with a magician in a castle

Some parts of your description sound like Fortress of Owls by CJ Cherryh, but I don’t think that is the book you are thinking of…
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Story about a scientist turning people into plants

The Plant People by Dale Carlson? I read this when I was a kid and it sorta freaked me out, too. Not sure if someone was behind this or if it was a natural thing, but people were turned into plants ...
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Old school sci-fi book about descendants on a generational spacecraft

This is likely Starburst by Frederic Pohl. The particles are kaons radiation which causes all nuclear material on Earth into a heat meltdown. If so then it's been asked in here a few times
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Fantasy Series, Dragons, Drakes and Knock-Off Hobbits

Dragonworld by Byron Preiss and Michael Reaves (1979) This is definitely Dragonworld. I distinctly remember the knockoff halflings and the half drake, half dragon who discovers he can breathe fire (...
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Trilogy of sci-fi books involving the destruction of Earth and most of humanity, save a few survivors aboard an alien ship

It sounds like you remember a novel called " The Killing Star" by Charles Pelligrino and George Zebrowski. 1995.
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Book where the female main character cuts off her boyfriend mid-sentence to prove her point about the perceptions created by one's choice of words

This is Wyrm (1997) by Mark Fabi. "Gee, I kind of like the name 'Maggie.' There's an old Rod Stewart song..." Her eyes flashed at me. "Michael, don't you dare call me by that name. I ...
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