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Looking for a book from the 70's about a bratty kid who was always getting in trouble. One day while climbing a tree he falls out and is saved by his "guardian devil". He jokes that he will call this ...

I'm looking for the title of a particular book in a series. What I remember is that it was a series of books. The first book in the series had a powerful wizard who travels to the future and finds ...

The plot is (I believe) that a boy is on vacation with his parents in Egypt. The book is set around the time of the flooding of the Aswan Dam. The boy meets this other kid (while scuba diving?) and ...

I read a book 5-10 years ago where there were some wizards/monks/something similar where their success as wizards is limited to their concentration skills which they use to "build" their towers filled ...

I am looking for the title and/or author of a book or short story from either the 50's or 60's that I read when I was a teenager. In the book, a boy finds a dog (that may have crash-landed on earth). ...

I am looking for the title of a book from the early 1980's, available through Scholastic Book Clubs. It is a science fiction story about a human boy who goes to a training academy on a desert planet....

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie I saw the ending of quite a few years ago which had people trying to get through multiple booby traps set along this ancient tomb/cave/temple setting. The ...

This is either a movie or television production, can't remember which. The likely production date is sometime in the 1970s. My memory is very brief; time has probably distorted it. In a suspense ...

I am looking for a fantasy book where the main character travels back and forth between Earth and his world and they watch him like he is on TV. He gets stabbed in the stomach and in the second book ...

Imagine a typical fantasy world, where wizards need to perform rituals, or specific hand movements, and utter specific phrases with correct pronunciation to trigger well-defined magic spells. The ...

I'm trying to remember a story about a couple who have a designer baby. The story is written in the first person as a series of letters or possibly e-mails from the baby's mother to a friend. It ...

I read a book review over 10 years ago; maybe 2003 -2004. I found it interesting and wanted to read the book but could not remember its name. The story was about a princess whose uncle killed her ...

My daughter is looking for a young adult, or maybe kids, book that she read about a normal girl who one day notices a boy looking back at her through a mirror. Then he pulls her through into another ...

It was sci-fi short story or novella that I read in Analog, Asimov's or SF&F in the past decade or so. Set in a future extrapolation of our social-media, fan-centered world inside a future mega ...

I read this story about a device that lights up or buzzes or does something moments before it you press a button or something, effectively killing the notion of free will. I read the recently, online, ...

This was a book I read when I was about 13, around the year 2002. I borrowed it from the school library at the time and really enjoyed the story (at least, I think I remember enjoying it). I've marked ...

It has been quite a while, but I remember being enthralled. I do remember one other thing about the book--the mage brother was physically weak and had to be helped around by the warrior brother. I ...

When I was younger (11-12 years old, so the early 2000s) I once read a story where a young boy, who may have been either a young prince or a squire of some sort, is recruited by a wizard and taken to ...

This was a short story about a family on their way to see aliens and a majority of the story is set in the car while the family discusses it. The mother is concerned that they will act like 'cavemen' ...

In the early seventies DC reprinted a story as a second or third feature in one of their comics. It was possibly a National story from the forties or fifties about a man on the run from the law. He's ...

I read a book few years back, in which a woman was sent to a world of tally, a prison. The female protagonist had taken a large loan, which she could not return to the agency, and as a result the ...

This was a film which features a spacecraft that has an AI. There is only one man and one woman in the movie. The man is the only one on the spaceship and he is just there as a mechanic. The AI ...

I have a vague recollection of a book I devoured while in college; it was from the late 80's or early 90's. I remember that there were two 'classes' of mages, the ones who could harvest magical energy ...

I'm looking for a young adult book I read sometime in the late 90s or early 2000s, probably published in the late 80s or 90s. It's about a girl with four hair colors, like red, black, silver and ...

I am searching for an animation with 2 partners. They travel around the world, and they have robots suits. I remember the suits have some neuronal connections with the pilots. The main character has a ...

Looking for a book my father read when he was a young man in the 1980's about a young butcher's son who was the long lost heir to an empire. He was hidden on an island and grew up with some other kids....

In elementary school in the US in the 1970's, our teacher read to us from a series of stories about a boy who receives a chemistry set from a mysterious old woman. She then gives him recipes to make ...

I'm looking for a book that I once read where wizards were divided into different factions. One of those factions had a foot as a banner and they provide the source (e.g. the magic) that the other ...

This is an older fantasy book I read 10-15 years ago-ish. My recollections of it are vague, but I recall it had a medieval-ish setting, and was told from the point of view of a man who is joined on a ...

Once back when TV went by radio waves I was watching late at night and saw the very end of a Spanish-language fantasy film where a man was (apparently) watching what was going on in the world while ...

When I was a kid, around 2008, I read a trilogy of fantasy novels that I've forgotten the name of. They're about a boy who lives on an island. His father, while doesn't hate him, is disappointed in ...

Looking for the name of a children's TV show. Saw it first on TV in the early 80's but possibly produced earlier. Might have been of British origin. Plot: When a boy fiddles with the lamp on his desk,...

It's the warlock's first time attending a magical school. In this school students are different magic users, but he is the only warlock. He has been repeatedly bullied throughout the school year; one ...

The film was show on TV prior to the 1980s. The antagonists were aliens which had a clear brain case and a single eye stalk (similar to the Dr Who character; The Brain of Morbius) They brain wash ...

In the first book, the protagonist is a young girl who travels between our world and a different one (possibly through a wooden gate in the barn next door that she finds the key to in an old coat?). ...

From what I remember, the girl and her family moved, and at their new house there is a woman who is a witch of some kind. When the girl discovers this and goes to find out more, she is somehow ...

Another from at least thirty years (or longer) ago. Set a few years after Earth's defeat and the overlords are involved in various power grabs and empire building. They have been supreme slave ...

I read this drarry fan fiction story a while ago but I forgot the name of it. Here are a few details that I remember: There are around 60 chapters. I remember reading it on a site with a dark ...

I read a couple of these years ago and I am trying to remember the name of the series. The first half of the series is about the boy and the second half is about his daughter I believe. The kid had ...

I'm looking for a book series that I read at least 10-15 years ago. It was definitely a series as I finished one book but lost track of it whilst waiting for the next book to come out. I'm sorry, I ...

A few years ago, I watched a sci-fi movie, but I forgot the title, and I only remember a few things about it: It takes place in the future. Human things with blades on their hands come out from a ...

When I was a teenager I read a book about a girl who lived in a world where there was magic, but magic was not all powerful. People could do limited tricks on their own, but for great feats a circle ...

I'm trying to remember the title and author of a short story in White Dwarf magazine from the eighties. All I can remember is a travelling wizard type arriving at a small village which is being ...

I'm trying to find the title and author of a short story I read about 15 years ago. Some genius genetically modifies animals to have hands and they are given guns. Humans are invited on a hunting trip ...

This book is probably from the 70s or early 80s. A girl's mother dies, and she and her father go to live in another town with her mother's relatives. The town looks relatively normal at first, but the ...

I got to thinking about a book I read as a child about a girl who is a clone. She doesn't know she's a clone, just that her twin sister died when she was young. In her futuristic society, clones are ...

The story begins with a group of high school students entering a different dimension/world. The main male character awakens a female robot/witch by using her wand/staff which is key shaped at the end ...

The film is about a love story that starts with: A guy dreaming about the one who will love her and he tries to figure out how she looks like. He starts searching for different shapes of eyes, ...

Guys I am trying to find I watched as a child. About 8 years ago it was airing on Bulgaria television but the show itself could be much older. I don't remember much about except it was most awesome ...

Looking for an old sci-fi short story where the side with the most advanced technology loses because of unexpected side effects of their high tech. The story is told from the perspective of the ...

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