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Looking for sci-fi short story about a spacecraft flight simulator consultant

It's not a perfect match, but this does have a strong similarity to "Design Flaw" by G. Harry Stine (writing as Lee Correy), published in Astounding, February 1955. The protagonist, Cal, is ...
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Sci-fi book where POV character wakes up in a spaceship, doesn't fit in, turns out to be a "control" human

Aha! Found it from looking at some lists of books featuring generation ships. It's The Dark Beyond the Stars, by Frank Robinson. Things change when Sparrow slowly discovers that he is also immortal ...
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Sci-fi book where POV character wakes up in a spaceship, doesn't fit in, turns out to be a "control" human

Not sure this is an exact match for your description, but some of the details are similar to Non-Stop by Brian Aldiss.
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Philosophy powered spaceship

It's considerably older than twenty years, and it wasn't written by a woman, but otherwise this describes the short story SHAWNA, Ltd by Barry Longyear, published in Asimov's in September 1979. The ...
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Book in which a rogue AI infects a ship captain with a virus which turns her into an insect-like creature

Sounds like Neal Asher's Dark Intelligence (2015), part of his Polity series, where artificial intelligences run an interplanetary civilization and often have enormous and powerful ship-bodies. Most ...
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Why does USS Discovery's saucer section spin?

It could have more to do with keeping the ship stable like a spinning wheel being difficult to turn. And the inner section offering some counter rotation so there's no counter spinning of the ship.
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