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I once read a short story about a few ships from Earth who were sent out to either find a better planet or help humanity in some way. The fleet encounters another alien ship (that had malfunctioned? ...

I remember reading a short story (or short book?) that was at first set around the 1930s (maybe?) and an experiment goes wrong creating a very fine beam which increased in width the further out it got ...

I'm looking for this really cool fanfic where Harry is tortured by Voldemort and then ends up in founders' era because of the magic invoked by Godric Gryffindor. He is trained by the four founders, ...

I read this a little while ago, long enough to forget what it’s called, but it was a story where Draco works in a flower shop and had run away from Malfoy manor after getting the Dark Mark. Hermione, ...

This was a series of books where the reader travels through time, usually to the past (I know of one where the reader was sent to the future) to solve some mystery. In one the goal was to learn the ...

The book was part of a series where children would shape-shift into other people. In this book a boy tries to save some dolphins so Poseidon grants him the power to become him? I remember that 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 ...

Looking for a book I read back in 2003 that featured a card game like poker and the ultimate hand to get is the celestial dragon hand. It features a story about a future Hitman with a lot of really ...

I remember there was a book series about a boy who came from a family of wizards, living in a small room/apartment in a city that was taken over by some "evil" people after they assassinated the queen,...

I saw an anime quite a long time ago and for the life of me I can't remember what the name of it is. It's a magic/fighting/fantasy based anime and the main character is fighting, and then there is ...

So I read a book back in school (2000s), didn't finish it for whatever reason, and have been unable to remember the name or anything outside of a few small details. Note, it's not Ender's Game or The ...

The novel is set in the future when the seas have risen and is about people having to adapt. By the end of the novel humans are living on raft colonies and can communicate with whales who travel with ...

I remember reading a book about 25 years ago (so around 1990?) which featured shapeshifting killer whales as the antagonists. It had a techno-fantasy feel to it, with people having body-phones ...

I remember reading a book fifteen to twenty years ago that had the following charactersitics: The main character was a man who at some point lost the lower part of his body (legs & pelvis) He was ...

There’s an anime I’ve been looking for the past 18 years. The anime was about a young boy that stumbles upon a giant white robot that’s been dormant for some years. When the robot senses the boy, it ...

I read a series of books where the aliens had two life stages. One stage was like us, physical. When they died they became some form of electromagnetic existence, or something like that. This second ...

I'm trying to remember an old movie I remember watching with my parents. A group of people are stranded on an island somehow they end up making shelter and start exploring. They end up finding booby ...

In the early 2000s, I read a book where aliens were a million years advanced ahead of us. They had perfected the science of rewinding their bodies development to whatever stage (teenage, adult, ...

I remember reading a short fantasy story in an anthology where the two main characters are waiting nervously for their God to return to them, the main thrust of the story is their relationship with ...

Story was read approx 15 years ago, but I feel it was older. Maybe Seventies or Eighties. Short story in paperback. 99% sure it was by Robert Silverberg. Human woman falls in love with snake-like/...

I was watching short videos on a normal news website, and instead of showing a normal 30 second commercial it unexpectedly started playing a 1 hour (72 minutes I think) SciFi movie! The whole time it ...

It starts with Earth having FTL travel, maybe already colonies in other planets but scientists were worried about Earth not being advanced enough on other fields to withstand war with other species. ...

First post and apologies for the formatting but I'm on mobile. I wish I could remember the name of this short story, because it is unbelievably emotionally strong. SciFi. Humans had fought a war ...

I'm looking for a book that I read some years ago. It was a thriller with fantastic / sci-fi undertones, probably from an American author. I remember details which are not at the core of the story : ...

It's a fantasy cartoon show which was aired in India around 2005-12. This show is about a man who was trying to find his dad, and he has his dad's diary containing information about some magic or ...

I saw this on TV some time in the 70's (I think) on a show highlighting foreign (non-USA) film shorts. This is what I recall. animated short black and white no linguistic content (spoken or text) ...

I was very young so I would say a mid to late 90's movie. I remember something about a portal to another world in a kids' backyard. Several kids are involved. Something about a fort or tree house ...

The science fiction book I read around 2008 seemed to be the second book of a trilogy. The story was not set on Earth. There were humanoid intelligent beings, ruins of dead civilization, ancient ...

I remember reading a book in middle school about a young girl (pretty sure her name was Mabel) who followed a cat to a pond out in the woods. Something (can’t remember what) pulled her into the lake ...

A few days ago I was discussing SF/Fantasy with unusual subject matter with a friend and he mentioned this short story. I realized I had read it as well a long time ago, but neither of us can remember ...

In his note to his short story, Quarantine, Arthur C. Clarke alludes to the fact that Asimov wrote a short story that could fit on a post card. Never one to resist a challenge, the Good Doctor ...

Read a book when I was a kid, I’M sure it was called Adam & Eve and then a Date, it followed the journey of a man and women after an Alien invasion, oddly the only bit of story I can remember was ...

The "squid" was emperor of a planet and had, at one time, been a "super villain". It's all set in space and has many references to gadgetry. Humorous sci-fi book and I can't recall the name.

Now I don't remember all the details. Most of my memory of it is gone. However it has been 14 years. What I do remember is this. Boy starts off alone and a thief goes through a lot of trials and ends ...

I read this book at least 30 years ago, but the basic story has stayed with me all this time. It was probably the first fantasy book I ever read. The boy in question is at a magical competition in a ...

I read a fantasy book a very long time ago about a boy who could control the weather. I believe he was poor and/or an outcast. The enemy of the book was I believe a traveling salesman. At the end I ...

Trying to recall the name of a short story where a newly elected President is taken to a secret facility to meet a captured alien. The alien repeats the same thing over and over, something about how ...

John Stewart was the fourth Green Lantern of Earth, formerly a sniper for the U.S. Marines (Prime Earth) and an architect (New Earth). In his origins story, when Hal Jordan presents Stewart with the ...

Years ago, I read a short story in which the solitary character was living out his life in his mind. I am left only with the image of the crumbling temple walls around him as he sits still. I recall ...

I remember that the protagonist (who may be a king) is rallying his people for a war between the magic users and other people, I think. At one point he meets some will-o-the-wisps and another time he'...

As a child I watched a movie in which I think I remember: A man (Mark Hamill, I believe) and an ewok (I think) are climbing giant steps to face a giant spider. If I'm not mistaken, since this was ...

I am trying to remember the name of a book (or maybe a short story, I cant think of enough to flesh it out to novel length) I don't recall when I read it but its probably at least 30+ years ago. The ...

When I was a kid, I had this illustrated book set in an horror/fantasy/sci fi genre, where each page was a large, detailed illustration with some story notes on the left and right margins (or maybe ...

I remember that I watched an anime movie about futuristic racing with spaceships, like the ones in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace or like Oban. The main character was a little boy with a green helmet ...

I am trying to remember a science fiction novel or story that featured a human warrior monk character who had been captured by a non-human enemy. The setting would have been the distant future, and ...

OK so this boy is in a community where only certain people have some sort of telekinetic powers and his brother has them. These society leaders believe the brother is the 'chosen one' but it's ...

Here's what I (mis)remember from 35 years ago, book probably from the 60's or 70's. A short novel in the bare bones AE Van Vogt style. Set in contemporary period, fate of the Earth at stake. To ...

In the book, humans use these devices to basically go into the body of other humans in other colonies. However, they think it is a game so they continue to destroy the lives of the people they go into....

In the '70s at a drive-in theater with my parents I saw a film. It involved a sea creature. The movie starts with the creature killing a girl on a boat. It's like in a harbor with fishing boats. Two ...

What is it?: An animated movie (or less-likely an episode of a series). Tell us what it isn't: It is not Fire & Ice, Wizards. Tell us what made it memorable: A group of men encounter a witch in a ...

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