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Q: A short novel in French about a computer able to analyse a text to extract its essential meaning. Not Asimov's "Foundation"

AlfredI read this rather short novel more than 40 years ago. It was in French, in a slim paperback, definitely the original, not a translation. It was about a computer that was able to analyse written text (or even speech, though of course speech might have needed to be typed in order to be inserted) a...

 
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Q: Nature of the women in A Nice Place to Visit?

releseabeMr. Pip does make it clear that Rocky can't contact his old gang -- the "Place" is for Rocky alone. However, there is no lack of female companionship. Is there any novelization, etc. wherein Rocky attempts to have a discussion with these "women"? I suspect he would be stymied much in the same way...

 
2:10 AM
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Q: Does Salacious B. Crumb have a tail longer than his body?

BingoI'm making a custom Jabba's Palace diorama with 3.75-inch action figurines. I've noticed that most of the Salacious figures on the market have relatively short tails. Given that I recall Salacious' tail being long enough, possibly longer than his body, I've been looking for an official reference ...

 
 
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3:16 AM
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Q: Manga about a boy that joined in on a VR-like game and was assigned a baby dragon-like creature which ends up being one of the most powerful creatures

user175187I once read a manga about a boy that joined in on a VR-like game and all of the participants are randomly assigned a monster or dragon-like creature, which they can then taken into battle. When he steps up on the podium, he’s assigned a rather weak-looking baby dragon-like creature which ends up ...

 
 
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8:04 AM
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Q: Scientist swaps body with dictator

Pastychomper thanks MonicaThis is a short story from an anthology printed before 1997. The main character (MC) is a scientist living in a future dictatorship. The dictator is human but has been made functionally immortal. His eyes look old. He is unfriendly towards science. MC might be a prisoner. He has an electronic ta...

 
 
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11:22 AM
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Q: Short story about a haunted hotel room with a stain on the wallpaper

LazerThe story is about a man who comes to a hotel as part of his travels. He has stayed there before and even notices that the man at the front desk is acting in a more formal fashion to him than usual. The traveler requests a specific room that has a stain on the wallpaper that is shaped like a joke...

 
12:08 PM
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Q: need help identifing a book series about a teenage girl the finds out the magic is real and she is sent to her grandmother magic school

EliThe book series talks about a "normal" teenage girl that get back home after spending the day with friends and her mother send her to a magic school with a stranger, after explaining to her that magic is real. She finds out later that the manager of the school is her grandmother and her mother is...

 
 
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4:14 PM
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Q: I am trying to find a story which describes "flappers", who lift the ears of a leader when they want them to hear information

AI4QRI remember reading a book or story in the late 60s or early 70s in which information control to a leader is controlled by "flappers" who lift the ear flaps of the leader when they want to allow them to hear certain things, thus controlling information flow to the leader. "Gulliver's Travels" desc...

 
 
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5:38 PM
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6:50 PM
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Q: Story read almost 50 years ago about invisible spiders

LHMathiesThis is a book or story I read almost 50 years ago, and I've always remembered it as having some connection with H. G. Wells. But from the few details I remember, it might as well have been a kind of detective story. Maybe Poe? But with a definite late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century feeling. ...

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Q: Name of movie or show with female sword fighter in dystopian future or perhaps another planet?

OldTCI can't give too many details as I was only flipping through channels and don't know the story line and my memory is horrible. I am guessing it was possibly on the SyFy channel in the early 2000's or older but it's only a guess. The scene I remember was the female hero was fighting a much bigger ...

 
 
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9:49 PM
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Q: Protagonist fails psychological evaluation for politicians

AndrewI'm remembering a story from Analog, I think, about a near-future politician running for Senate (or some other major office). It is accepted practice (perhaps not legally required) for a particular psychological test to be given to all candidates, which evaluates their personality, and the politi...

 
10:32 PM
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Q: Anime where the main character is transferred to the bottom of the dungeon or labyrinth because he was seen as being useless

A NobodyI'm looking for an anime I saw a bit back around the end of 2023 for future 2024 anime. The start of the anime is where the main character is randomly picked along with a bunch of other people into a labyrinth or dungeon with a god I think it was. Everyone was given powers but his was seen as use...

 
 
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11:38 PM
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Q: Old (pre 1980) story in which a man is given a beautiful "woman" in exchange for some service to a demon

releseabeWhat I recall is that the chief demon tells the man the despite the woman also actually being a fearsome demon, the man would never see this and she would be as affectionate as any woman. The chief demon also says something like that despite his own appearance as a human, he is much more horrifyi...

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Q: Story Identification: pulp fiction series the end of the world, and atlanteans stealing resources from other planets

Praxton Cor-banI am trying to remember the name of a science fiction book series I used to borrowed from a library in BC, roughly 18-20 years ago Rough Plot Details First book involves a military operation in the jungle, most of the characters dies, but the main character gets the mcguffin, a crystal skull In ...

 

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