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Q: SF short story about a man trapped in torus with triangular cross-section

Tony PhillipsThis story was in an anthology, maybe one of Fadiman's (I thought it was "Fantasia Mathematica" but it's not). Dates back to the 50s, probably.

 
 
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2:31 AM
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Q: Alien book that involved humans being tested in structures

PhoenixFireI can't remember the name of the author or the book but there was a sci-fi book I read in the early 2000s that was about aliens setting down these structures on Earth and throwing some people in them to test them. The hard cover sleeve was sort of tech looking with lots of purple squares and blue...

 
3:16 AM
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Q: Trying to remember the title of a sci-fi fantasy that involved a golem?

Kathleen GrantOkay it was a fantasy sci-fi story it had a female protagonist she was a student I think she was related to royalty and was banished to being a commoner and there was a battle where they built a hot air balloon to help them in battle and also were able to animate structures. Could it have been th...

 
4:00 AM
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Q: Short story in which the first men to fly meet flying monsters

Laura LittleLooking for the author and title of an older sci-fi short story read online. It involved the first men flying in planes encountering sky monsters who eat them. These were first aviators but they found creatures who lived in the sky and were killed by them.

 
 
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5:30 AM
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Q: An alien book before 2003, a description from the movie Zero Day (2003)

MikaA part in an alien book where the aliens abduct the soldiers and take them to this place that they think is heaven because it's all of these houses and the aliens resemble it to be like Earth. Then the soldiers enter the house see their families and think they've died and gone to heaven, then the...

 
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3:14 PM
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Q: Identify kids fantasy anthology series circa 1995

AstralbeePlease could you help identify a children's TV show that aired on UK terrestrial television (not satellite) perhaps some time between 1992 and 1998? Details : Anthology series, not a serial Stories were creepy, scary, fantasy in nature - like a Twilight Zone style show but for kids Can remember ...

 
 
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4:21 PM
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Q: Is all of Starfleet technology possible just because Zefram Cochrane invented the warp reactor that allowed for huge amountsof clean reliable energy?

Matt BartlettIn Star Trek, warp cores/reactors provide the energy required to power Starfleet ships of all sizes (and presumably is also used for planet side energy needs.) Warp reactors aren't the only fantastic piece the tech people would love to see made real, such as food replicators fornfeasts on demand...

 
 
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5:28 PM
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Q: Manga where a man goes to learn all about beast men culture

DeerpA think he was some kinda scientist or researcher but his professor who’s be researching beast men for a long time is retiring or something and also married one of the beast men he gives the mc a book of what he knows about the beast men and the mc sets out with the professors half beast daughter...

 
 
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6:36 PM
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Q: Short story I read more than 60 years ago, possibly in a collection edited by Arthur C. Clarke

Dennis G.The plot is simple. Mankind undertakes to store all of human knowledge in a giant computer. The computer grows so large that it has to be located on the moon. It can be accessed by a gigantic "index" computer located on earth. Mankind relies more and more on this repository of knowledge and over ...

 
6:58 PM
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Q: Help me find this manhwa

dfghijoOkay so all I remember is that it was on a ad on instagram. It showed this manhwa that there was the female main character, and she is the oldest daughter and she was born with scales on her face afterwards her mother gave birth to her sister and now her mother completely ignore the oldest and o...

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Q: Was the idea of a ship going through a star to refuel based on previous work?

Cave JohnsonIn Stargate Universe there is a spaceship called Destiny which travels the universe seeding planets with stargates and flying through stars to refuel by collecting the raw materials inside. The ship is also automated. I always thought that was a cool idea but I've been wondering if there was any ...

 
 
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8:28 PM
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Q: Who was Bilbo's / Frodo's mithril chain mail made for?

ShadeBilbo's / Frodo's mithril chain mail was made for an Elven prince, that much is established. A friend now sent me this article: Frodo's Mithril Shirt Once Belonged to Another Lord of the Rings Hero According to the article, one of the only possible elven princes was Legolas: The other thing that...

 
 
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9:36 PM
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Q: Comic featuring an amalgamation of Edgar Allen Poe stories

ReeidlyI read this comic around 2010 or so, where a detective is tasked with solving a string of murders and disappearances happening around London. The comic was essentially an amalgamation of Edgar Allen Poe's short stories in an attempt to form a coherent narrative out of them. It took place in what ...

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Q: Play (seen in the late 1980s to the early 1990s) about a group of teenagers in a haunted house. One gets the head of a pig due to a ham sandwich

FuzzyBootsI could have sworn I posted about this here, but I can find no reference to having done so. Somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s (I remember being a fairly young child), my family went to an outdoor theater and watched a show involving a group of teenagers (maybe young adults) who visit...

 
 
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10:57 PM
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11:28 PM
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Q: Book about planet with two semi intelligent species "foxes" and "hounds"

RoyCI read this about 2010 the book features a human colonized planet with two semi intelligent species. The "foxes" and "hounds". The foxes have some psychic ability to cloak themselves and the humans cooperate with the hounds in hunting them. Eventually the foxes strike back attacking the humans. I...

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Q: Japanese movie with alien acrobats with horrible Joker faces

MikesciThere's a Japanese movie that terrified me as a child. All I can remember is there were aliens that were acrobats and they wore white leotards and wore masks, and when they took off their masks, they revealed horrible Joker-like faces. Very wide grotesque mouths. My sister just reminded me of th...

 

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