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This is one of the shorts from the Netflix original series Love, Death & Robots, specifically "Beyond the Aquila Rift". Per Wikipedia (spoilers): Blue Goose's crew members Thom, Suzy, and Ray, are returning home from a successful mission, but an error in the routing plot causes unexpected events to happen. Thom is greeted by Greta, an old flame, ...


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Could also be Code Lyoko It ran from 2003 to 2007. Jeremy Belpois, a 12-year-old prodigy attending boarding school at Kadic Academy, discovers a quantum supercomputer in an abandoned factory near his school. Upon activating it, he discovers a virtual world called Lyoko with an artificially intelligent girl named Aelita trapped inside it. Jeremy ...


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The first of those is probably “Common Time” by James Blish. Garrard travels around the speed of light to reach Alpha Centauri. However, instead of experiencing the same relativistic time as his ship, his own time passes about two hours for every second on the ship. Movement is impossible. The second is almost certainly “Stranger Station” by Damon ...


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This sounds very similar to THX 1138. One of George Lucas' early films from 1971. Robert Duvall plays THX 1138, one of many humans with alphanumeric names living in underground cities run by automated systems and policed by droid officers to "keep the peace" after the surface of Earth has become uninhabitable. In the end of the film, he steals a police ...


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"Flight to Forever", a novella by Poul Anderson, which was also my (unaccepted) answer to this old question. First published in Super Science Stories, November 1950 (available at the Internet Archive), it has been reprinted a number of times; does any of these covers ring a bell? The story matches your description fairly well, except that the protagonist ...


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This sounds like one section of Neal Stephenson's Fall; or, Dodge in Hell. Not all the world is filled with disinformation, but much of the American heartland is. The disappearing city is a major plot point, as well. From The Guardian review: Meanwhile, in the “meatspace” of our world, life goes on. Shortly after Dodge’s death a midwestern town called ...


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The book is Between the Rivers by Harry Turtledove. In the novel, the cities and regions are each ruled by their own gods. In the city of Gibil, however; the god Engibil has gotten lazy and does not monitor his city. As such the inhabitants have developed technology such as writing and smelting, and have started to lose respect for Engibil and his power. ...


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The Dragonling by Jackie Koller Darek can't wait for his first Dragonquest. Then he can be just like his older brother, Clep, the hero who brought down a Great Blue, the largest and fiercest dragon of all. Darek goes to admire the kill -- and finds a dragonling peeking out of the giant dragon's pouch. Scared but curious, he feeds the hungry baby and makes ...


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The looks to be "The Day of the Dragon" (ISFDB) by Guy Endore and first published in 1934, as per the guy looking for it here: Hi, all. I'm looking for a short story in which a mad scientist type believes that crocodiles (or possibly alligators) are descended from dragons, and that he can force individuals to regress back into being dragons by ...


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I wonder if this is a memory of Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock. This is a long and involved story, but it does involve the protagonist, Stephen Huxley, returning to his father's house on the edge of a wood. His father and brother have disappeared. It turns out the father and the brother, Christian, have gone into the wood and been trapped there. Time ...


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You didn't say it was Anime specifically (might want to edit your post if it is). This may be a long shot, but if it was public broadcast then it sounds a tad bit like Cyber Chase. The characters got pulled into the cyber world and at the end of each episode you would see the real life characters doing stuff at school, work, etc. Like I said, seems unlikely,...


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The first part of your question is pretty close to Star Rigger's Way (1978) by Jeffrey A. Carver. The ship itself isn't experimental, though, it's the situation that is unprecedented. Quoting the Google books summary: His shipmates dead, star rigger Gev Carlyle is adrift in the Flux, the subjective hyperspace that carries ships between the stars. His ...


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Skeletons by Al Sarrantonio In Moscow, the sound of bones echoes across Red Square. In America, skeletons patrol the streets of Manhattan and blood stains the confields of the Midwest. While in Washington, D. C., Abraham Lincoln is heading for his third term in the White House. The best-and worst-of humanity are back with a vengenace, a skeletal army ...


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This sounds like Solaris to me, (novel Wikipedia link, film Wikipedia link). Clinical psychologist Dr. Chris Kelvin is approached by emissaries for DBA, a corporation operating a space station orbiting the planet Solaris, who relay a message sent from his scientist friend Dr. Gibarian. Gibarian requests that Kelvin come to the station to help understand ...


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Found it! CHiPS S06E11 - Day of the Robot Ponch and Bobby have fun with a robot assigned to their station—until it becomes a threat to their lives. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vhhoi


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This is The Seeking Sword, by Jaan Kangilaski (1977). I no longer have a copy, but I reread it more than once and remember the plot. The protagonist is a contemporary man who becomes fascinated by a crude, ancient sword that is inhabited by the spirit of a prehistoric shaman. The shaman made the sword from meteoritic iron and entered it in order to defend ...


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Could this be The Fireman by Joe Hill? His new novel, The Fireman, seems at first to be playing in the same sandbox. It’s the story of nurse Harper Grayson, who watches as the world becomes overrun by a disease known as dragonscale. At first the sickness causes the victims’ skin to be covered with an ashen, patterned mark, not unlike a tattoo; eventually, ...


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"Blood And Honour" by Simon R.Green. It's in the Forest Kingdom series. The prince he is impersonating is ill (being poisoned, but they don't realise this for a while) The other princes, his brothers, have Earth and Water magic,https://www.fantasticfiction.com/g/simon-r-green/blood-and-honour.htm


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You're describing a segment of the anthology horror film V/H/S from 2012 called The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger. From Wiki: This segment is shown through computer video chats. Emily talks to her boyfriend James, a trainee doctor, about a strange bump on her arm and how it reminds her of an accident she had when she was younger. ...


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female engineer who uses 3 types of robots In Neal Stephenson's Seveneves, Dinah MacQuarie is stationed on the International Space Station, and in charge of four types of robots: Grabbs, Siwis, Buckies, and Nats. The Siwis may be what you're referring to as a worm: "The Siwi is adapted from a robot that was made for exploring collapsed buildings. ...


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It might be the Anime show .hack//Sign (2002, 26 episodes), or possibly one of the other shows in the dot-hack franchise. From Wikipedia's page on .hack//Sign: The series is set in a fictional 2009, introducing a computer virus called Pluto's Kiss as the cause of a massive Internet shutdown. [...] Two years later free access to the networks recovers, ...


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This sounds like The Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull by John Bellairs. Professor Childermass has disappeared. And Johnny Dixon can find few clues: a haunted dollhouse and a lighted, menacing jack-o'-lantern. The dollhouse is a miniature replica of a room in the Childermass family home -- the same room where the professor's granduncle Lucius died in a very ...


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The 1978 Doctor Who story "Underworld" features a generation ship, the P7E where most of the crew have been enslaved and provide food and fuel to the controlling entity on the bridge of the ship, which is accessed via a vertical shaft. Per Wikipedia: Most of the population live as slaves digging rock for fuel and sustenance, but they are culled and ...


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I know you said "older" but 15 years counts, right? This sounds a lot like This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, namely: two boys that's friends Takeru and Ryou when the girl come from a star The on-the-nose-named Hoshino Hikari, who falls mysteriously from the sky as Takeru is riding on his motorcycle one of the boys transform into a monster Takeru ...


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Any chance you're thinking of Thunderbirds are Go! by Kitty Richards? It's not easy being the fourteen-year-old son of a billionaire ex-astronaut. Your older brothers get to fly the super-advanced Thunderbird rescue vehicles, but you're not even allowed to touch the control panels! Now Alan Tracy has the chance to prove he's got what it takes to be a full-...


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Caligula (2018). I just spent 30 minutes looking for this and created an account to post it. From MyAnimeList: What is happiness? Ever the fan of psychology, questions such as this are ones that high school student Ritsu Shikishima likes to ponder as he spends his peaceful days with his friends. His perfect world, however, begins to unravel when he ...


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I think you're talking about Norn9: Norn + Nonet. It's my usual go-to when I think of "weird ships anime" but in this, a lot of details line up: girl who was put on a ship...people living there who all have their unique magic skills That's the basic premise of the anime; the anime starts with Koharu, having been picked up by the ship Norn, learns to live ...


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I think you are looking for Power Stone. You can see the intro below: The guy with red armor is Falcon Falcon's Power Change is a red android-like form able to launch many missiles. He is also able to fly with the rocket on his back, but in the games, he only does so when using Power Rocket. In the anime finale, ...


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I think there's a decent chance you're looking for Holy Crystal Albatross (originally Seikesshō Albatross (聖結晶アルバトロス)). One day, junior high-schooler Yuuki helps a girl from another class, a weird girl known throughout the school as the "Trash Girl." Because of this selfless act, Yuuki's life undergoes a dramatic change. It is then revealed the "trash ...


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Fafner in the Azure (2004), most probably. The story is that of an island fighting against the Festum, yellow crystalline monsters. The Festum have an "assimilation" process, by which the target gets crystallized, shattered and incorporated to their hive mind (the Mir). The Fafner (the big mecha humans use to fight Festum) weaponize Mir components, but the ...


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