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Science fiction short story in an anthology or omnibus, about a space salvage tug called the Dido, which salvages a passenger ship. But it loses control of it during reentry into Earth orbit, and it ...

One of the stories I am sure was called The Road and another was about a mysterious alien that a young girl named Ineed and her mother kept correcting it to Enid. I read it in the 70's or early 80's. ...

I think I've searched the relevant priors so forgive me if this is a duplicate. In the 1980's I read a hard bound anthology of science fiction in a public library. Best guess is that stories were ...

I'm looking for a SF short story about a beautiful woman named Eden(?) who clones herself to transplant her brain into as she gets older. The young clone discovers the plan and burns her face on a hot ...

I read this a long time ago as a child. It was in a collection of short stories, maybe some kind of scifi anthology. It was about a man with wings who flew over a farm and was shot down by the farmer,...

There is this one book that I've been looking for for years, my intermediate school teacher would read us a new short story when we had enough time. I know it's an old sci-fi book, it could have been ...

About 40 years ago, I read a short story about some people who get on a spaceship to save their planet. They keep going deeper and deeper into the universe and eventually go through a barrier. They ...

I read this in the early '70s - I'm not sure if it was in a proper anthology, or just an extra story added in to pad out a short novel to proper paperback size. Set in England (so probably a British ...

I read the story I'm looking for in the early nineties, as part of an anthology. The narrator was a man who had been at least partially responsible for the (I believe, but am not certain) nuclear/...

This was a book of ghost stories from the late 80s. One story included giant cats coming to life from the bedroom wallpaper. Another story was of a ghost sat in armchair. Another was of a haunted ...

I am trying so hard and failing right now to remember this short story I read online years ago. Hopefully someone here knows what I'm talking about though. The story is about this computer that's ...

I read this story in the 70s or 80s (it might however be older). I think it was a short story, and not a novel. These are two scenes I remember: In the beginning of the story a guy (lets call him ...

Read a short story in Warren's Creepy or Eerie in the mid 1970's. Can't remember name, artist, writer or issue. Synopsis: A ragged man wakes up in mist, not knowing where he is or how he got there. ...

I am looking for (I believe) a short story that involves a robotic ship travelling back in time to destroy the Earth (years before the Terminator stuff). I read the story on the 70s, but it might ...

I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend, who posted about this story on Facebook a few months ago. This is my recollection of their recollection, but luckily my long-term memory is pretty good. ...

I'm sure I found this on this site but can't for the life of me find the answer again. I'm looking for a science fiction story that starts off on an alien spaceship. There is a human that was ...

This is a story I read during the 90's but the actual story might be older. I don't remember the title nor the author but remember a good deal of the plot. It started with the Earth and the Moon ...

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 ...

There's a story that I read at some point several years ago, but I can't remember when or where. My best guess is that it was either in an out of print book of older SF stories (probably 30+ years old)...

I read this story back in early/mid 80ies latest. It was most probably not a new story, nor necessary any kind of bestseller, since it was back in the USSR and we didn't have access to most foreign ...

I vividly remember a scene from a short story (?) I read back in the sixties or seventies, and am trying to remember the publication and title. If it sounds familiar to you, please post. The scene ...

My recollection is of a highway circling the world, people living in their cars until finally a hole in the ozone breaks through then expands, burning them all. It was in English, I believe it was in ...

Probably written in the 1950's, this was a science fiction short story about a couple of guys who use radar technology from WWII to be able to see into the past. They film what they see and release ...

I read this really cool short story in middle school about a heist that gets foiled because the thief unknowingly crosses the international dateline to where it's the day before the crime happened.

Back in the late 70s or early 80s, I read a short story in an anthology of science fiction (possibly The Year's Best series) about a scientist who has developed a new type of nuclear weapon. The ...

I'm trying to identify the short story(?) in which cars are designed to be slower than they appear to be driving - louder engine noises, higher speedometer readings than actual speed.

About two years ago I read a short story about a Jack-in-the-box that is unused. I believe that he was at the bottom of the toy box and where he came from was unknown. In the house were a bunch of ...

The main idea is "Girl gets abducted on a date by satanist cult (cute guy and friends) but she has already given her soul to the Greek god Hermes". I read this story sometime in the 1980's. It was ...

I lost my sci-if book collection in a flood, and I'm trying to trace down one short story from an anthology. I remember it starting with a boy who can slip through time. He is being mentored by his ...

Far out in deep space, a base that acts like a generation ship was established hundreds of thousands of years before. The residents gradually forgot what they are and where they came from. Now, ...

I read this story in a single-author collection of short stories circa 2002--2004. The book was a new edition trade paperback, taken from the new acquisitions shelf at a public library in southern ...

The whole world is filled by people whose completion of puberty is delayed, so they stay young forever. Their world is mostly just fun and play, with few people understanding science. One man's ...

First, it is NOT "The Color Out of Space" I'm looking for, but it takes its influence from Lovecraftian themes. I remember reading it in an anthology containing Lovecraft-inspired horror (similar to ...

My mother talks about this story sometimes, written as a letter to the editor of a fantasy and science fiction magazine from a young girl - she's too young to use the powers, Mama got jealous of Daddy'...

Looking for an old science fiction story about a spaceship that has to make an emergency landing on a forbidden planet. Once they land, they find the planet to resemble paradise, populated by a great ...

Looking for a pulp short-story with the following plot elements: man dies; wakes in dystopia governed by women; makes bacon using a mental-machine. The theme is similar to Wilson Tucker's '80's novel,...

I have a sci-fi book from the 80's: Purnell's Book of Adventures in Space (ISBN 0361044070). Many of the stories have kept in my mind for so many years, particularly "The Monsters": From his ...

I remember reading a series of short stories published in one of the main magazines in the late 70's or 80's. The stories were about a crashed colony, which had ended up on a planet with a lot of ...

I read this story in the 1960's or 1970's. A platoon of modern soldiers accidentally time travel into the midst of a crucial civil war battle. They have their modern weapons in their possession. They ...

I believe this is a pretty old sci-fi short story. As I recall, it takes place on a planet of iron and iron oxide (rust). The only inhabitants are robots. IIRC, a ship lands, or crash lands there, and ...

The main character is a human who has risen to be the assistant to the alien in charge of North America because he can understand their inscrutable thinking a little better than most. It's a mystery ...

I am looking for the title/author of a short story that has a student saying "aluminium" and his professor chastising him for using too many syllables. He threatens to fail the kid unless he can ...

Fairly certain I read this story on paper, possibly in a science fiction anthology. Probably read it no earlier than 12 years ago, and it was probably either something written in the '90s or later, ...

Not sure exactly when this was published. I think it was in Asimov's or Analog, but not sure on that. It might have been on one of the big-round-number anniversaries of Heinlein's, because it has a ...

Short story I probably read in the 70’s. Civilization is wiped out, but a robotic Mickey, Donald, and Goofy which were intended for theme park use wander the desolation and have philosophical ...

I remember a remarkable number of details of this short story, but can't for the life of me seem to find it. The story opens with two self-driving cars driving on a mountain somewhere (maybe ...

The story is about a guy that pilots a submarine and kind of shepherds whales and protect them from killer whales attacks. I don't remember much else. Just it was a short story or tale and almost ...

Apologies for some of the vagueness, but I recall that this was a short story I read sometime around 2000/2001, though I suspect it was published well before that. The premise is that whenever ...

I read this story about seven years ago for a college class, and while I remember most of the plot, I cannot recall the title or author. In this story, there is a colony of orthodox Jews and one of ...

In the early- to mid-nineties I bought a book that was a collection of sci-fi short stories. One story was about a man that I think had emergency/crash-landed on a planet where he was treated nicely ...

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