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John Rennie
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102 votes
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Why is 'Belgium' the rudest word in Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

67 votes
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A universe not quite like ours

62 votes
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Opening scene arrival on Mars to discover they've been beaten to it

57 votes
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Alien captain shows his ship to one of the human delegates, but can't really impress him

55 votes
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Old story about two cultures living in the same city, but they are psychologically blind to each other's existence

52 votes
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Is there a Robert Heinlein story where man throws his shorts while in free fall in a space station to float over to a wall using the reaction?

49 votes

Story I read in early 70's about men forced inside container wringing water endlessly from fabric

48 votes
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Man can't buy life insurance because the world will end when he dies

47 votes

Sci-fi short story about extra sense that can be experienced by humans only once (probably from 1960's or 70's)

46 votes
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Why does Hellboy file down his horns?

45 votes
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Story that includes a description: "Two concentric circles, intersecting at three points"

44 votes
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Older science fiction book about time travel to retrieve things but they went sideways through the dimensions instead

43 votes
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Planet where giant manned machines travel in convoy across surface, tracking some astronomical phenomenon

43 votes
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Short story, woman has something that directly stimulates the pleasure centers in the brain, man finds her

42 votes
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Scientist knows world is about to end, but won't tell anyone

41 votes
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Alien who comes to Earth who gets high on Oregano

40 votes

Short story about a mutiny on a spaceship and a polite captain

40 votes
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Short story; Aliens look for Playboy bosoms

39 votes
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Series of stories about a technologically-advanced society with nude masters but clothed slaves

37 votes
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Does anyone have the floorplan for Lord Vauxhall’s summer cottage?

37 votes
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Short Story - Man recreates the woman of his dreams but without the essentials for life

37 votes

Comet comes into Earth's orbit and the inside gives access to multiple parallel Earths

36 votes
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Short story identification: I heard it through the grapevine

36 votes
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Who is the older of the two, Goldberry or Tom Bombadil?

35 votes
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Short story about space worker geeks who zone out by 'listening' to radiation from stars

34 votes
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Searching for a Sci-fi short story about a parasitic fungus that makes people climb poles and explode

34 votes
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Sci-fi book about an emergency response team using "portals" (doors? gates?) to fix ecological disasters?

33 votes
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Short story about night-dwelling party people who live on alcohol and grow their clothes and money

33 votes

Help identify the title of a story about the back side of moon being missing

33 votes
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Newly formed AI helps people with strange problems via a phone booth

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