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Q: Novel or webnovel about a guy whose brother is killed by a drunk driver. After killing the driver, he commits suicide and is reincarnated

Luke EvansThe book starts with this guy's super-depressing life. He's abused and taken advantage of; it's him and his brother vs. the world. His brother is killed by a rich boy drunk driver who gets of scot-free and continues to be a pos; he kidnaps and kills him then commits suicide I think. He is first r...

 
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Q: Two scifi books: soldier kidnapped from earth by spaceship stealing robot creates mercenary band. Earth invaded Earth's builds 2 lasers to kill fleet

Varikk#1 A Series of multiple books (recent still writing more in the series). An exsoldier living in parents cabin stumbles on a damaged spaceship in the woods, kidnapped by the robot captain (who himself stole the ship) taken to a slavehold to where soldier frees several other creatures and a robot (...

 
 
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Q: Short story by Stanislaw Lem about an astronaut piloting a mech on a frozen world

Lem4evaI'm trying to find a story by Stanislaw Lem about an astronaut piloting a big mech (golem) on a frozen world. He sets off to find another pilot that disappeared somewhere in the frozen waste. There are very cool descriptions of polymer rain freezing into bizarre and beautiful shapes. Eventually h...

 
 
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Q: Why does Jacob indicate "Expeditionary Forces" by performing a "digging" gesture with his hands?

Abigail H. Jacob: Yeah. I was part of the expeditionary forces there. Why does Jacob indicate "Expeditionary Forces" by performing a "digging" gesture with his hands?

 
 
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Q: A short story where popularising math leads to people math like "muzak"

RiderOfGiraffesThe story starts with two math people in an elevator, complaining about the "Muzak" that's piped in and inescapable. They complain about how trite and shallow it is, nothing like "real music". Consider this some heavy-handed foreshadowing. Later they are enthusiastically discussing how they are...

 
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Q: What’s the threshold of power for a wielder of the one ring to defeat Sauron?

Jorge CórdobaThrough the series I recall there are different implications (or at least that’s my recollection of it) on who could use the ring to obtain enough power to defeat (and replace as Dark Lord) Sauron and who would mainly succumb and become a wrath or try to fight him but lose in the end anyway. Exam...

 
 
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Q: Why is Amanda Waller not aggressively pursuing the metahumans in The Flash?

FuzzyBootsI'm about three seasons into The Arrow and about two seasons into The Flash. In the second season of Arrow, Amanda Waller's reaction to Slade unleashing an army of Mirakuru-enhanced soldiers was to send in a drone to raze the entire city, under the idea that she wanted to entirely root out a sour...

 
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Q: Animation from the 1990s-2010s which happens on a planet with pandas who get powers from special objects to save a world

Vencislav KacarskiWhen I was young I used to watch an animation on TV somewhere between the 1990s and 2010s. If I remember correctly there was a peaceful kingdom on one planet but was attacked by an evil being so the royal family sent their daughter to a different planet to look for special objects and people who ...

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Q: In Dune, how much did spice cost for a non-Arrakis citizen?

Michael StachowskyI'm taking about the original book, before the Atreides took over. Was spice only for the mega rich? Could a middle class Caladan citizen for example buy it?

 
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Q: When was the Japanese film Rodan (1956) shown in the USA?

M. A. GoldingAccording to Wikipedia, Radon/Rodan was released in 1956 in Japan and 1957 in the USA. The King Brothers Productions 1957 theatrical release of Rodan was quite successful in its first run in the United States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodan_(film)#U.S._release I remember going to the Germa...

 
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