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This is Replay by Ken Grimwood. Exactly as you recall, the novel starts with the protagonist "dying" of a massive heart attack -- and waking up as his much younger self. He finds the woman by virtue of seeing a huge blockbuster movie in 1974 that didn't exist in his previous lives, Starsea, produced by George Lucas and directed by Stephen ...


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This is "The Sign" by Lord Dunsany. It's described on a message board as follows: Another of Jorkens' tall tales from the billiard room, this one concerning the transmigration of the soul. Horcher, a walking superiority complex and habitual snail-stomper, promised Jorkens that, when he died, he'd leave a sign to inform him of his elevation to God-like ...


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Although a bit older than what you suggest, this may be James Blish's 1956 short story A Work of Art. The reincarnated composer is Richard Strauss. The end is somewhat as you state, Strauss is disappointed with his concert. And suddenly, in the middle of the last act, he understood. There was nothing new about the music. It was the old Strauss all ...


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"Listening to Brahms" by Suzy McKee Charnas, first published in the September 1986 Omni (scanned copy here), reprinted under these covers. About a guy who's stranded orbiting (?) an alien planet after humanity has been wiped out. The narrator (and a couple of fellow astronauts) was in cryosleep orbiting Earth when the alien Kondrai came: I sit looking ...


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It's hinted, from the evidence present in The Mandalorian, that baby Yoda isn't, in fact, the reincarnation of Yoda Senior. In Chapter 3: The Sin, we see a flashback of This sets The Mandalorian approximately 25 to 30 years after the Clone Wars, depending on Mando's canonical age. This also means that Baby Yoda was born before the Clone Wars (by roughly ...


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I believe you are looking for FFF-Class Trashero. The first chapter has the hero slaying the demon king, then a goddess come to him with a report card. He has an F rank in personality, so he is sent back in time so he can improve his score. The report card also has the remark "WHY DID YOU KILL YOUR PERFECTLY SANE COMRADES?"


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Sounds like the Deverry Cycle. First book was Daggerspell. The first four books deal with how Nevyn finally fulfils his oath to “set things right,” and also with a complex plot by dark dweomermen to plunge the province of Eldidd into war. Daggerspell — A rebellion in the province of Eldidd instigated by the mad half-elven sorcerer Loddlaen, himself ...


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Most likely Song of the Pearl by Ruth Nichols. Asthmatic girl, Margaret Redmond, dies at 17. Finds herself in "heaven", remembering other lives. Paul, a Chinese man is there to meet her.


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Bob Shaw. Palace of Eternity. Probably. http://sciencefictionfantasy.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/palace-of-eternity-by-bob-shaw.html From the link: Mack Tavernor .... is killed ..... He regains consciousness as an egon, a self-sustaining energy pattern ..... drifting in space around the planet ..... He also discovers that humanity is unwittingly causing ...


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Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher. Elizabeth Cole, a psychologist travels to a newly settled world, Ardagh 1, where every colonist is partnered with a dead loved one.


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You are looking for Shikkaku Mon no Saikyou Kenja The world's strongest sage will stop at nothing to achieve greatness⁠—not even reincarnation! But while his rebirth goes better than he could have hoped, Mathis lands in a world where no one recognizes his potential. Now it's up to him to prove everyone wrong. The description should be close to what you may ...


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I believe this is The Unsuccessful yet Academically Unparalleled Sage ~A Cheating S-Rank Sorcerer's Post-Rebirth Adventurer Log~ The main character was considered one of the most powerful magic users in the country. One of the other powerful mages creates a test to determine compatibility with types of magic where you put some hair in some magic water. ...


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You are looking for Kondo koso Shiawase ni Narimasu! Most distinctly, Louisa remembers three of her former lives. In each of them, she was the childhood friend and lover of the hero, the hero promised to return for her, and the Demon Lord was defeated—but the hero abandoned her. While Louisa waves off her lover Graham as he ventures off to defeat the Demon ...


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I believe this is Tensei Shite Inaka de Slowlife wo Okuritai, also known as, I want a slow life in the countryside after reincarnation The main character is reincarnated as Alfred Slowlet, a nobleman's son. As mentioned in the title, they live in the countryside and he wants to live a slow life. He has spacial magic, which he uses to move things around. ...


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Is it My name is Memory. The wikipedia synopsis is: The novel is centered on a mysterious young boy named Daniel, and Sophia, the girl he has spent lifetimes searching for; as he races against time to spur her lost memories of him before his vengeful, centuries-old brother Joaquim finds them


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No, there are none. There is no mention of personalities being shared between avatars, aside from the toys used to determine who the avatar is. When Aang would go into the avatar state in ATLA, the only adjective I would describe of him and all the avatars together would be: wrathful. Of course, the actions of the previous Avatar go a long way into ...


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I'm reasonably sure this is Franz Werfel's Star of the Unborn. This review contains some pertinent details And, thus he begins his little adventure in "Chapter Two." F. W. is a time traveler, in a way. He lived and apparently died sometime during the 20th century. He now finds himself approximately 100,000 years in the future. He has been ...


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In the Wheel of Time, gender is in the soul. Brigitte and the other Heroes of the Horn are always reborn with the same gender as before. Halima/Aran'gar is a different sex than before when s/he was Balthamel, but his/her soul as Halima/Aran'gar is still male. Take this quote that explains it: All of her [Halima's] mannerisms had changed since she ...


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Googling for "past life weapon anime" I found Seiken Tsukai no World Break. Description matches yours. Those are the main heroes: And this is the opening sequence:


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This is likely the The Avatars trilogy by Tui T. Sutherland, specifically the first book, So This Is How It Ends. So This Is How It Ends is the first book in the Avatars Trilogy. It was released on October 10, 2006. Kali, Tigre, Gus, Diana, and Amon are five seemingly normal teenagers. On December 21, 2012, they are transferred to the future, where they ...


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Redshift by Alan Garner published in 1973, tells the story of three or four sets of lovers connected to a stone ax or the mountain it comes from at least. There's a modern couple, a pair from the stone age, two Romans in Britannia and I think a pair who're caught up in the English civil war or the Reformation maybe? It's a long time since I've read it, ...


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Fury by John Coyne, published in 1989. Summary review (with bolding by me): After a thriller (The Hunting Season, 1987) and a saga (Brothers and Sisters, 1986), Coyne returns to the horror genre that launched his career, but the unusual premise here--a woman learns that she's the reincarnation of the first human--is overwhelmed by the same excessive ...


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Not sure, but this sounds like it could be the Oracle Prophecies Trilogy by Catherine Fisher, consisting of The Oracle (2003), The Archon (2004), and The Scarab (2005), with the alternative US titles The Oracle Betrayed, The Sphere of Secrets, The Day of the Scarab. Extracts from the synopses of the books: 1: In the distant land of deserts and islands, ...


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I believe this is I reincarnated for nothing. This is not a manga. Artpe is the 4th henchman in Demon King Army and he got beaten by Maetel. The girl you remember is the 2nd henchman. In his 2nd life, he is reborn as a human and a chilhold friend of hero. “My life as a demon… No. My life as human is really…” Artpe was supposed to live a charmed life as the ...


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This is Tensei Ouji wa Daraketai (common English title of "The Reincarnated Prince Wants to Slack Off"). Haruto is an ordinary Japanese student who is tired of constant work and study. After getting hit by truck, he is reincarnated as Phil Graceheart, the youngest child in a royal family. When Phil is three years old, he gets a head injury that causes him ...


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Is it about two young girls who find a Ouija board and end up contacting a soldier from long ago? This soldier is actually the ghost of one of the girls soulmates. Then the story goes into her perspective as an adult and she learns that their love has been cursed and in every life they end up torn apart. If so, I totally remember this story and have also ...


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Is it possible that you're thinking of Connie Rinehold's Forever and a Day (Goodreads)? Scattering quotes and scenes from Alfred Noyes's poem "The Highwayman" throughout lends Rinehold's story a touch of magic that she undermines with a plethora of period trivia. Betina Wells, the daughter of a Wyoming landowner, is the reincarnation of the "landlord's ...


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