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Vampire movie-probably from the 80's
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Possibly 1989's Nightlife starring Maryam D'Abo, Keith Szarabajka and Ben Cross; she's a vampire who comes back to life in Mexico. Ben Cross is the vampire in love with her and Keith is the doctor she ...

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YA sci-fi book where an empathic (or color changing) alien befriends a young girl
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It's a long shot, but maybe The Lost Star by H. M. Hoover. Lian Webster - who is roughly 15 - crashes her air car on a planet and is found by some local animals, the Lumpies, one of whom heals her by ...

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Female sword fighter offering herself to her opponent if he wins
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F M Busby's For a Daughter? It doesn't take place at an inn, though, but it was translated into German.

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Planet of Poisonous Butterfies
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My Google fu is terrible, but possibly Doctor to the Galaxy or Space Plague by AM Lightner. I know at least one of those had butterflies in it.

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What 90's made-for-tv movie featured a time-traveling policeman who left his wife a note from the past?
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Out of Time maybe. It was an NBC failed pilot. Bruce Abbott plays the time traveler, chasing Adam Ant (!) back to 1988 and teaming up with his grandfather or maybe great grandfather, played by Bill ...

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What's the earliest treatment of a post-apocalypse, with historical social structures, and remnant AI tech?
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What about Andre Norton's Ice Crown, published in 1970? http://andre-norton-books.com/worlds-of-andre/novels/373-ice-crown It might not qualify since it was an experiment, though.

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1970's book where near-immortal people live in domes and a machine brings them back when they die
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This is possibly the duology by Tanith Lee consisting of Don't Bite the Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine. The nameless protagonist is a misfit and is trying to find fulfillment in their life - at their ...

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Story about people living underground after an alien attack destroyed all carbon
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This sounds like the first half of Jean E. Karl's book Strange Tomorrow: Janie, her younger brother and their father are in an underground bunker checking the supplies - it's a US government bunker ...

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Book with protagonists jumping between parallel Earths of various time periods (but not time travelling)
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This was the idea behind Andre Norton's The Crossroads of Time (1956). It's about a man in our Earth - Blake Walker - who gets mixed up in a hunt for a criminal from a different Earth and travels ...

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Sci-fi movie that remember watching as a child involving a beetle-like creature escaping a space prison to Earth, and then going back
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Possibly 1988's Something is Out There? Joe Cortese played a cop and the alien escaped from a space prison. Maryam D'Abo played the female helping hunt the alien. Jack Breslin (Joseph Cortese) is a ...

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Aliens destroy Earth. Book follows humanity's rebirth after attack
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This is "Strange Tomorrow" by Jean E. Karl. The main characters in both stories are named Janie. The second is named after the first. Earth was attacked by Clord. The sequel is The "...

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Paperback near-future sci-fi novel in which there is an ice age coming
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I think I read this! The location where the cryogenic was taking place was the Driftless area of Wisconsin. My mind is telling me it was called something like The Pegasus Project.

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Girl in crowded domed city discovers parklike natural area but can't find her way back to it
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Maybe Zenna Henderson's "J-Line to Nowhere" in her collection Holding Wonder? I haven't read it in years but I remember the main character finds an abandoned foresty part of her city and can't figure ...

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PC game where you are a writer/journalist sent to small english village by mysterious caller. game about ghosts and occult
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Maybe one of the Mystery Case Files games. Escape from Ravenheart, maybe.

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What does "ceramics tour" mean?
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They probably visited various Pueblos; Indian pottery is very collectable. They're mostly in New Mexico - San Ildefonso and Acoma, for example, and Mata Ortiz in Mexico is quite famous for pottery. ...

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Trying to find a book. The Heretics. I think!
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I don't recall God at all - although Goodreads reviews indicate there is a religion, but this reminds me of the Children of the Star trilogy by Sylvia Louise Engdahl: This Star Shall Abide, Beyond the ...

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Murder mystery book with tigers/big cats on a spaceship
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Perhaps Legacy by James H. Schmitz. The lead character is Trigger Argee there are murders on a spaceship and I believe when Trigger sees the murderer briefly she thinks it's a big cat. From the book: ...

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1970s/80s short story compilation anthology where eating real food is illegal and an android "nanny" fighting the neighbour's one
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The first story might be Helen McCloy's "Number Ten Q Street". It does involve a woman buying a steak at a speakeasy for a high price, and being subsequently arrested for it. Most of the story can be ...

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Why couldn't Jack use his powers to bring this person back?
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My guess would be the angels and Billie forestalled him. They're sick to death of all the resurrections.

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