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I have a customer looking for a short story from around the 1970's(?) about a young man who is transported to a place where all the lost things like socks are. Possibly called "Someplace Else" (though ...

I read in an old sci-fi anthology a very short story, about two sentient clouds/jets of energy having a conversation and one of them eventually remembering it used to be a human being. The story was ...

It was a thin collection of short stories - the main character was a girl, who joined a group of ladies being sent off to marry men, who were aliens/creatures. These men were able to hide their true ...

Years ago I read a short SF story in which scientists have realised the weather is sentient (or perhaps it was just the clouds that were sentient). I'm trying to find it again, but can't. I think I ...

Ι read this short story many years ago as it was briefly popular on the web at that time. Τhe short story involves two aliens who were described as large and Ι think, immobile. Τhey are observing ...

I once read a SF short story in the 80's, but I can't remember either the name nor the author. The protagonists are two alien anthropologists (one shaped like a tiger, the other like a dragon, I think)...

When I was a kid I read a story in a collection or anthology (and I've always had the impression that it was the last story in the book but can't be sure and it's not all that relevant) where dogs ...

I've read this book about 15 years ago, but I think it's older than that. In the story people use some sort consciousness transfer technology to travel to distant solar systems. So basically an alien ...

Begins with future miners (digging up old rubbish tips looking to reclaim minerals from disposable nappies) finding a body, during the investigation, another body is discovered, then more, eventually ...

Plot Details/Summary The premise of this tale is that a scientist, or small group of scientists, have created a device that will allow them to open a viewing portal to the past. With it, the ...

Somewhere around 2006 I read an unusual and poignant short story written from the perspective of a female werewolf. An American college professor goes on a trip to Eastern Europe and falls in love ...

I remember the story fairly well; I've just forgotten the title. (And the author.) I have the impression that the story goes way, way back to the 1950s, but that may be inaccurate. I first read it in ...

The story starts with a man going into a fortune teller's tent; a dangling tassel knocks his glasses off, there is a brief flash. The story then has a flashback: some people are trying to capture(?) ...

There are a group of humans that finds on a planet some great hall (ruins?) full of strange statues that seem to resemble various forms of the messiah, human and alien like. Something happens, they ...

I'm trying to remember the title and author of a short story I read in the 1980's in Asimov's about a teenage girl who turned into a werewolf when she got her period.

A short story of a science fiction collection set on a ship or freighter in space from the captain's point of view. He once refers to his second in command or pilot as "Little One". The male and ...

I am looking for a sci-fi short story I read a long time ago, though I am not sure exactly when. It must be at least 8 years old, but I believe it is much older than that. Its theme is free will vs. ...

Back in the mid-70's I read a book that had a series of short stories relating various crimes based on technologies that would exist in the (then) future. There was one involving a head transplant ...

This short story is set in one of one the pyramids of Egypt, I think. It may not seem like sci-fi, but I’m pretty sure I read it in a science fiction anthology. The narrator is part of a tour group ...

I have tried Library of Congress online, WorldCat, Google, Google images of book covers (tip: these tend to never show the back cover), this website. So far, nothing. Perhaps the words SCIENCE ...

I'm trying to find a SF short story that I read probably 20 years ago. It features a couple who have time travelled back to the 20th century, pretending to be "tourists", to escape a totalitarian ...

I remember reading a short story as part of anthology compilation. In the story, the main character, a man, is convinced that all of the people in his life are part of a conspiracy. He is in an ...

Plot Details/Summary As best as I can remember, the focus of the story is a planet that is in deep/interstellar space, balanced between the gravitational pulls of two distant star systems. One of ...

In this short story, probably from the late 70's/early 80's, an astronaut ejects from his ship in a specially designed suit with a computer and life support that keeps him alive, though basically ...

I'm looking for a short story I read in high school (1995-1999). I don't remember the title or the author. It was in a book of science fiction short stories. I have tried to find it online, and spoke ...

My father described a short story he read years ago, in an anthology published circa 1978 (or before) and I would like to track it down. He doesn't know the title or author. What he remembers is that ...

I'm looking for a short story that's slightly similar to "Under the Dome." Note: this is not Clifford Simak's "All Flesh is Grass," as I've been reading it and it's not ringing any bells. I also don'...

I think it's a golden age story or short novel, but a man is using a typewriter or computer, some sort of writing machine, and his fingers begin to fuse to the machine. He can pull his fingers away, ...

I watched this short movie on TV in the '90 but cannot recall the title. I am almost sure this was from "The Outer Limits" but could not find any correspondence. The story is about a young man (a ...

About 20 years ago I've read a short story about a scientific expedition that landed on seemingly harmless planet with lush vegetation. Their ship landed on a grassy plain then the crew set to ...

I'm looking for a story where it's being told from the "alien's" perspective about them observing Earth in its primitive times via telescopes from systems away. They see us at our worst with war, ...

Short story in a collection, written in first person about a bicycle repair shop owner in a slightly apocalyptic near future where lower floors of the building are a bit crazy and lawless. Bike shop ...

This short story concerns an alien creature of some kind that is slowly feeding on the surface of its home planet. It must stay "in its lane" so to speak because others of its species feeds on either ...

I was 14 when I picked up a book from my school library which contained excerpts and short stories related to space travel and such. There was this particular story, the first one actually, where a ...

The plot is basically a short story where a maintenance guy figures out his wife is cheating on him and removes the food from a spaceship and it’s not realized until after launch.

This poor creature is taken aboard the spaceship and the humans do not know that it is intelligent. The alien can repeat what it hears, e,g, "pass the sugar". It is able to escape at night and it ...

In Canada and the United States, FM and AM rebroadcasts of "old" science fiction and fantasy short stories can be heard. Please identify the following short story: The radio program ends with a live ...

I am looking for a short story from the early 1970s about a man who is imprisoned by a government and is "frozen" at that point in time. His wife works on a spaceship, hoping to only age a little so ...

It was written in the 70s or 80s. A plant floats down into future Earth where a race calling themselves Itooloo(?) are dominant. The plant eventually takes over Earth. The protagonist utters the ...

I read this story some time around 2001-2005 or so. I believe I read it online, however it was certainly of the variety that could be found in an anthology. I don’t remember many details other than ...

I remember reading as a child a story with the following plot: someone has just bought a painting that depicts a house surrounded by vegetation (shrubs? woods?). As time passes, the owner sees that ...

I'd really love to know what this book is. Here are the details: The cover of said book may have featured a thin, maniacal looking figure (or boy) crouching in front of a dark forest. He had a leg ...

There's a great early SciFi book by George R R Martin called "Tuf Voyaging". In one of the chapters he uses his spaceship "Seed Ship" to create a bunch of alien monsters for a planet that fights it ...

I read a short story in high school, around 25 years ago although the story was likely much older. It was about a man walking in the woods. The story starts with a montage of other parts of the ...

Details of what I can remember... Story starts off with describing man that has no moral limitations. He does whatever is necessary to succeed or survive. He signs up for a failed space mission ...

I just want to say thank you in advance to anyone with any leads; this mystery has been plaguing me for years. In grade school, somewhere in the 7-8 grade zone so about six, seven years back, my ...

This was a short story, written in English. I read it in a hardback anthology I checked out from a library in Indiana no later than 1986 (and I suspect it was a couple of years earlier). I think the ...

I read a short story (possible novella) in the early 80s about a boy that built some humanoid robots out of soup cans. The main detail I can remember is that near the end, the robots and boy are in a ...

Could be from an old issue of Asimov's Science Fiction. 80s to early 90s.

I'm trying to find the name of a short story from (probably) the 70's or 80's. Most likely in Analog or Asimov's Science Fiction. It was about a student in a school. If he tested high enough, he ...

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