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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

What's the name of this kids' scifi anthology I remember?

I read this book of short stories years ago, and for some reason I remember most of the stories in it but have had no luck with Googling for it. Must be that the stories' premises were creative enough or caught my imagination in a particular way. The most memorable story was about trying to survive on Earth after a supernova. I'm pretty sure these are all from the same book: [more inside]
posted by lostburner on Jun 18, 2014 - 7 answers

Help identify this scifi short story about political revolution !

Can you identify this vaguely remembered long lost scifi short story? I read this story in London when I was a kid... but it may not be British, just English language: the basic plot goes something like this - the human narrator is telling an anecdote about the pitfalls of universal translator technologies. He relates the story of a lone human scientist (perhaps a biologist or an anthropologist) studying life on an alien planet. More plot details [and SPOILERS] in the extended explanation !!!! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Sep 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Interesting scifi / glam rock makeup looks?

Can you point me to some (non-prosthetic) scifi/fantasy makeup looks? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jan 1, 2013 - 10 answers

How can I find you if I don't even know your name?

Help me remember a pair of sci-fi/drama movies a friend recommended several years ago that I've now forgotten the titles of. [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Apr 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Horror set in space

Looking for recommendations of horror stories set in space - movies, TV shows/episodes, books, comics, games etc. Bonus points for 'ghost ship'/'haunted house' story constructions. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Feb 6, 2011 - 43 answers

Movie from the '80s with a floating alien brain who lives underground?

Can you help me find a sci-fi movie from the '80s with a floating brain in it? I only saw bits of it at the video store. [more inside]
posted by qbject on Jan 15, 2011 - 3 answers

No silly putty, please

What are the most alien aliens in Comics, TV or Movie SF? [more inside]
posted by signal on Sep 29, 2009 - 53 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

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

MovieFilter: Alien ship abducts kid, gives him galaxy map?

1980s-90s movie: An alien spacecraft had to upload the galaxy's map into the 90% of a kid's brain that was unused. [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Oct 29, 2007 - 6 answers

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