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Far future, alien-feeling SF recommendations

I'm getting fairly tired of science fiction set in the near or medium future where society and motivations are an extension of modern life. I'd like something set so far in the future that there is nothing that really calls back to earth politics or history or culture, or something which may well be in an alternate universe because earth-like things never even come up. [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Sep 26, 2014 - 30 answers

Sci-Fi Illustrated Book of Alien Planets and Creatures?

When I was a kid, I had an illustrated sci-fi book that was basically a catalog of alien planets and their exotic animal life-forms. I was able to find it on the internet again a few years ago, but have since forgotten the title. Illustrations I remember from the book: a red alien cat-like creature; a slab of rock with eyes and bloody fangs. Things I remember about the book when I looked it up recently: it was listed as a non-canonical book in another series, and was intended as a handbook for a fictional trade/commerce federation. What is this book?
posted by not_on_display on Aug 9, 2013 - 3 answers

Help me find my long lost book.

Finding a long lost book with a grey cover and very sparse details. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Dec 27, 2012 - 8 answers

An alien blew up my brain!

Please help me remember the name of an old scifi novel about an alien that sucks knowledge out of other people's brains, killing them. [more inside]
posted by CuJoe on Aug 19, 2011 - 2 answers

Identify a science fiction/fantasy novel from the 1980s, possibly YA, where they lived in the trees and where talk of killing others was taboo?

Can you identify this book? I read it in the mid-1980s. It may or may not have been a YA (Young Adult) title. The protagonist was a young girl, and her society lived peacefully up in the trees. She was interested in seeing the world down on the surface. There may have been another society down there. At one point she lost her temper with someone (a pet?) and blurted out something like "I would like to dead you!" at which her family was shocked and horrified at her violent thoughts. I particularly remember being struck by that part, that she understood the concept of killing but didn't know the verb. [more inside]
posted by tomboko on Dec 27, 2010 - 2 answers

help me find a beloved book from my youth

(book filter) A young boy befriends a tallking dog who is actually an alien from outer space. [more inside]
posted by TLCplz on Aug 10, 2010 - 13 answers

What was this book with a pink alien spaceship?

SciFiBookFilter: What was this science fiction book? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Nov 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Alien books.

There was a book that I remember seeing when I was growing up on fictional extraterrestrial life that I can not now find. [more inside]
posted by C17H19NO3 on Sep 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Can you help me find this sci-fi book series again?

Please help find the name of series of sci-fi books. It's about a guy who finds some alien artifact on Europa that helps him save Earth from a meteor. [more inside]
posted by marcocampos on Jan 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Whats the kids book about the three eyed/eared alien rabbit who lost its parents?

Whats the wonderfully illustrated childrens storybook about a little yellow three eyed/eared alien rabbit who has lost his/her parents on Earth? [more inside]
posted by 6am on Dec 18, 2007 - 1 answer

An alien blew up my brain!

Please help me remember the name of an old scifi novel about an alien that sucks knowledge out of other people's brains, killing them. [more inside]
posted by CuJoe on Aug 1, 2007 - 2 answers

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