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Many years ago I read a story (I think it was a full-length novel) set in the far future of Earth where people effectively can have whatever they want whenever they want it. I also believe they had ...

Does anyone know the early 80's sci-fi or horror movie about floating glowing alien balls? I remember a scene where an adult was lying down (in some sort of bed or pod) suddenly shrivels up, it's a ...

Can't remember author or title of the story. Seem to remember the protagonist is an investigator of some sort trying to find out why previously-peaceful alien race has killed the research or liaison ...

I remember reading this novel when I was younger and here are some of the details I remember: Earth has a space station that is used as a main defense against aliens, however, I believe the Earth ...

I read the book mid to late 90s and it seemed a bit old then so could have been published late 70s or 80s as well as 90s. My guess would be mid to late 80s. The title was something unusual and not ...

I vaguely remember watching a science fiction movie with my mother sometime in the 80s (I was born in 84, so I'd be quite young at the time)... The movie was from the 80s, and this is what I remember ...

This series began with the US being contained by some kind of pulse wall, anyone who attempted to cross it was vaporised. All electricity disappeared inside the wall and society quickly degenerated to ...

I read a paperback novel in 1999 when I was suffering from pneumonia. My mother had purchased it from a thrift store for me, so it could have been from the 70s or 80s. In this story, a squad of space ...

I've been thinking for a month now about this very old cartoon or even Japanese anime, in which there was a girl who had to go inside a PC to protect someone (the prod of that PC word?). The story ...

I don’t remember the title or author or much about the plot. I would have read it sometime in the early 1980s and before 1983. It had a really weird space beetle (genetically engineered) and some guy ...

I'm trying to track down a book I read in the 1980s sometime. I think it was set in the far future on an alien world colonised by humans, who had eventually descended into a kind of industrial-feudal ...

I read a book a couple years ago. It was fairly new, too. In the book, people begin giving birth to children (girls only?) who could control elements. The first child can control fire, the second ...

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 ...

There's this vampire romance series. In the first book, the male lead (Kaden, I think is his name) kidnaps a human woman and her psychic daughter. The lady also has a sister, Emma, who is in hiding. ...

Unfortunately, I can't recall when I read this story, what timeframe it was authored, or who the author may have been. But I can remember enough key information from the story I think someone familiar ...

So, there was a scifi story I read, probably about a decade ago, I vaguely remember the cover featuring a pink cube. Plot points: There's a sort of environmental threat of weird never-fully-...

The details are very vague in my mind but I'm looking for the name of a book I read probably 7-10 years ago. It is about a young man/teenager that lived in a technologically advanced society where ...

I read a short story years ago, however, I don't recall the title and I'd like to read it again. The story involved a creature or alien telling the story from a first person perspective, how he sits ...

I found the book in my middle school library some time between 1979-1983. The book may have been from the 70's, I doubt earlier. It was a short story science fiction series geared toward grade ...

When I was much younger (1980's), my brother and I recall watching a movie at a sci-fi convention. The premise of the movie is that there's some white paste, resembling marshmallow fluff, that enters ...

A guy wakes up at a place similar to an hospital and begins to run away from there. Seems to be on Earth and he's being chased. At some point he realizes he has super strength, like an orange glow ...

I'm looking for a book I read back in the mid-90s, probably from the late 80s or early 90s. It was a teen sci fi book, not set on Earth. It involves the main character, an young man, getting forced ...

The book starts with humanity narrowly escaping the death of the sun consuming the Earth. All the humans are only allowed to bring few possessions with them so a little girl brings a notebook and ...

I read this scifi/Greek mythology graphic novel I read a few years back ~2013-14. The main premise was that the Greek gods were actually a space-faring civilization from a different dimension, while ...

An old science-fiction-y story, at least 1970s, probably earlier. Silly, short, kind of like one of Ray Bradbury's throwaways or one of Phil Dick's goofier renditions. I think but am not sure that ...

Many years ago I bought a very cheap sci-fi/fantasy book. What I remember: I think the cover was kind of red. A guy/pilot crashed with his spaceship on an unknown planet - in a forest. He is hurt, ...

I'd like to make a disclaimer that I remember very little about this book or when I read it (I think I read it sometime in the late 90's or early 2000's), so it'll probably be difficult to figure out ...

A very rich man summons an alien (who is in his bathtub) to make a deal. The man has figured out that it is not magic. He trades some technology or knowledge for his brain at death. The brain goes ...

I've been looking for a book for over ten years now on and off that I read and loved as a child but misplaced in a house move. I'm not 100% sure of the title, but I believe it's called The Wizard of ...

I read a book a few years back and am trying to find it again. This is a book that is sci-fi/fantasy with some hints of steampunk elements. The society is a dystopian/utopia book and centers around ...

I'm looking for a movie that I saw as a child in the 80s. It was a post-apocalyptic world with a group of survivors. They were in a deserted area. Once they entered a tunnel where the floor was ...

Shown in the UK on TV in the early 80s about a US geek teenager who is a social outcast and lives his entire life by a (fictional) book called (Corak?). Nothing to do with Tarzan. This Corak is a ...

I can't remember the name of this movie, but is old, from the 1960's or 70's. It was about a community hidden out in the boonies. Maybe farmers. A couple visits this community, probably to study them. ...

Been trying to identify a book I read in the late early 90s for quite a few years now, It was a children's/ young adult sci-fi story. Plots Summary/Details: A boy (teenager possibly) had ...

Characters Genius Hacker Kid - Developed Worm/Virus, trusts this leader dude who might be a priest (pretty sure it's something similar). Might have a sister that's being leveraged against him near ...

In this book I'm thinking of: the main character was a young girl I believe the title showed half of her face and her hair might have looked blackish blue her parents grew up in this society where ...

Trying to find a short story I read a long time ago: A Christian missionary travels to a planet populated by humans (or human-looking aliens) to spread the good word. The natives welcome him and ...

Looking for a 1960s book about people who think they are exploring a planet until they find they are on a huge space 'ark' going somewhere that has been travelling for generations.

Looking for a 1960s book about people who think they are first training for and then fortifying on a planet where all the vegetation and other life is deadly and actively trying to kill intruders. ...

So I've remembered bits and pieces of this over the years, but I know I never read the book. I know I read an excerpt of it in the back of what I'm fairly certain was an pre-y2k Star Trek novel. The ...

I'm trying to identify a book I read a long time ago. The premise was that far in the future humans had technology that could accomplish just about anything (teleportation, body manipulation creating ...

I read this series back in the early 2000s - sometime between 2003 and 2010. There were a ton of them, thin paperbacks. Some of them focused on different characters. The plot that I remember: Earth ...

I'm trying to remember a book I read when I was young (late 80s) although I am pretty sure the book was already old then. I read it in English. I only remember one scene clearly, a scientist ...

For some reason I've been off and on trying to remember for this for some years now. In short: The protagonist wakes up to discover his body has been replaced by a tank and is being forced to fight ...

I read this book a very long time ago (30+ years) all I remember for sure is Giza and Cheops pyramids were important points, they emitted some sort of energy. The end of the book was calamitous. The ...

A united group of different aliens visit Earth. They meet a composer on his boat off the coast west of South America. The aliens want humans to join them in their battle against aliens who think they ...

This book was possibly a tête-bêche book. A tête-bêche book is where two books are bound back to back, with one being upside down. The name is used for all books that follow this format, regardless of ...

I'm looking for a movie I've seen as a kid, the details are foggy and sparse but I'll try my best following the guide: What is it?: An animated movie. Tell us what it isn't: It is not Nausicaä of the ...

I'm looking for a book that features a group of people that are using a sort of teleportation device to abduct people to the Moon for some purpose (labor? smarts?). Eventually they overpower the ...

I read this book a long time ago, and while its name is lost to me, several details ring remarkably clear. The premise of the book is that this boy adopts a dog who has the ability to communicate ...

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