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This is a short story written prior to 1985, and I think included in an anthology or SS collection. It is written as a first-person letter to a congressman, complaining about deplorable social ...

I am trying to track down a short story collection (Sci-Fi) that contained this story. A couple have a crystal tree that reflects their emotions. They are very proud of the tree, even though they ...

I read this book several years ago. The setting was in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps in the state of Washington. The city (Seattle? Spokane? Tacoma?) was walled off due to strange things that were ...

I read this story in the late 80's or early 90's, but I suspect was written much earlier. It was about a precocious boy, about 10-12 years old, who was always getting into mischief. One day he ...

Two to three years ago, I was reading a very interesting sci-fi manga, but I dropped it and now I can't remember the name. It was not new when I read it, but I'm pretty sure it was released after 2000....

I watched a film as a child probably 15 years ago about two children who play a board game and get taken into the game and every square they land on they find themselves in a situation for the game. ...

I am looking for the title a science fiction book that dealt with ships that were on auto pilot and went from planet to planet. The technology to make the ships was lost centuries ago, and the ships ...

I'm looking for a book I read during the last 5 years, I guess, but it could be really old. I read it in French, but it's probably a translation from English (or another language). I thought it was in ...

I've been trying to find the name of a movie. I saw it in the middle 1960's on TV in the US. It was in black and white. Pretty sure it was produced in the US. From what I remember of the clothes and ...

When I was young, I used to watch this anime/cartoon, but all I can remember about it is that there is a small kid wearing a yellow jacket without sleeves, whose hair was red. He fights monsters by ...

I'm trying to find this book's name. There is this girl, who lived all of her life in a submarine where her and other teens, the crew, don't age. They also can't go out, because if the sea water ...

The only thing I can remember of the show is the boy has some sort of power to communicate with spirits of all kinds. He travels around the around on a giant flying turtle and also lives on it along ...

I read it in the early 80's and it might not have been new then. I think it was a Del Rey published paperback but not sure. It was mostly one man with a mountain lion or wolf or similar apex ...

I 95% feel like I came upon this series on this site, but I can't seem to locate it. The basic idea behind the strip is that a scientist/adventurer man has died at the beginning of the strip, and his ...

The story was set in this world where you could make pacts or contracts with demons or something. There's magic and stuff. If you make a contract with a demon they'll obey your commands but often won'...

I read this book end somewhere between 1999-2006. I think it was part of a series. I believe I read 2 or 3. I believe it was labelled as a young adult book. I think it had some sex in it but my ...

This is a story that I read in a sci-fi magazine in the mid-to-late 1980s, but it may have been published up to 15 years earlier, since I was going through several years' worth of issues at the time. ...

I've been looking for the name of that book for a time now, I remember it to be quite funny. Here is what I remember about it: I read it in French. I remember that it was a book for kids (from 8 to ...

In the late 90s I read a series of 3-4 books about a woman who was assigned to work on an interstellar spacecraft. I dimly recall the ship was round. The existing crew of the ship threw a party that ...

I have a vague recollection of an X-Men comic book in which another villain has allied with Magneto, but he (intentionally or not--I don't remember, and it may not have been clear in the comic) keeps ...

The story is from a comic book I read in the 90s. The X-Men discover a mutant boy, maybe 6 to 10 years of age, whose mutant power is pyrokinesis. I faintly remember that the boy was a sweet little ...

Years ago I read a sci-fi/fantasy novel about people who were bound to a particular animal in life. Started with a “Ch” I believe.

Alright, so I've been looking everywhere I could think of for just the name of this live-action movie for years. I watched it back around 2003-4. It starts out with a group of friends throwing disks ...

Can anyone help find a short story? I think it was by sci-fi writer Kate Wilhelm, but that might be wrong. It was set in a palace. A couple come down to a rose garden and smell a particular flower. ...

Okay, so this novel takes place in an alternative Star Wars universe. Obi-Wan Kenobi is now a very aged old man. He has long since given up the mantle of Jedi after the death of his protege, Anakin ...

Looking for the author of a short story called Owls which I read in a sci fi magazine in the 80s. It was about 2 travelers driving through a forest at night and seeing a caution sign that says owls. ...

In what episode of TNG was an ancient Vulcan psionic weapon discovered? If I recall correctly, the device had 3 parts: life, death and balance in between. It worked only against aggression (to the ...

I am looking for a book title that had a comprehensive list of horror/monster movies that was published in the late 1970s or early 1980s. The book was thick, trade paperback size, and contained ...

I am searching for an adult (urban) fantasy novel I read a few years ago, but can't remember the title and author. It takes place in a (17-18th century-like or late medieval) world in which there ...

I read this book series about a girl who has talismans and the main antagonist represents a black onyx. She has a mentor who helps her learn about controlling stones and their powers, the peridot was ...

I'd like to identify this anime TV show or movie. I saw it about 6 years ago, late night, on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/Toonami/Boomerang, in English language. At the beginning of the show there was ...

I read it years ago and try as I might I can't find it. It's based directly after the war. Harry blames himself for everyone's deaths and when he finally finds Ginny she blames him for Fred's death. ...

I remember not much of this cartoon except watching it as a kid, in Australia and the fact the antagonists used triangular spaceships that floated around. I remember one scene where a protagonist ...

I have a recollection of a book I read several times when I was in grade school, so somewhere in the mid 1970's. Items that I remember: Boy goes to live with a relative The relative has a witch? that ...

I really want to know the name of this anime that I saw some time ago, but I did not save it in my anime list and now I can't find it. It had a blond main character. He must do an exam. There is more ...

There was a book, probably part of a series, that I read 10-15 years ago about a group of kids on a school trip who were accidentally exposed to chemical testing by the government. These kids grew up,...

I can't recall either title or author, and think I read it in the 80s or VERY early 90s. The plot had a young girl discovering magical ability, and contacting a boy with similar talents. He ends up ...

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 ...

One of my friends told me about this book/book series. Aliens aren't allowed to enter our solar system because we are too dangerous, but one ship comes to earth asking for help against one of their ...

I'm looking for a novel. It was fairly thick for a young child (maybe 200-300 pages), and I read it in the early-mid 2000's, around 2004. The story revolved around a rhubarb farm that grew enormous ...

I only have so much to work from my memory but here it goes: The story was about a normal child that was pulled into a fictional world where Wyverns stalked the land. The protagonist (a youngish boy ...

I am looking for a crossover fan fiction (may be a series of one shots) where Shamal infiltrates some Famiglia's compound and finds Harry almost dead. He takes Harry out of there and then they are ...

The story begins with a writer sitting at typewriter, he senses something behind him, he turns to see a shimmering disc floating in the air. Suddenly a man falls out of the disc, and it is a duplicate ...

Best I can remember about movie: Man leaves his wife for a 30 year journey to track a signal on another planet. The USA races China to get to the planet and it is one guy on a ship with 2 AI ...

I mainly remember that it was a small group of people traveling somewhere and there were monsters that they had to fight off. There were people who had special organs put into their body, one of which ...

It is a dystopian anime about two characters, brother and sister, where the sister has perfect pitch and uses it to tune pianos. I cannot remember the name.

I'm looking for a cartoon. It was probably from the 80's but I watched it on TV around 2002-3. It was about a little girl with short golden hair, that I think lived in some sort of magical forest with ...

I can't remember terribly much about the book. I think it was fairly large for a child. The main character is a teenage girl. She is part of a family/clan who all have very specific superpowers. They ...

The book I am looking for is about a female special forces officer. Her Alpha and Beta ports were turned off after an incident and she had to place her hand inside of a helmet to connect to it. Later ...

Trying to identify a book I read years ago. It had one male human that was (petrified?) for thousands of years. The world had ridiculously huge trees and catlike people. The only bit of steel to be ...

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