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I need help identifying a book.

I don't have much to go on. Who wants to take a stab at it? [more inside]
posted by msali on Apr 9, 2014 - 4 answers

"To scree" or not "to scree" - that is the question

[Asking for a friend]: There is some sci-fi book I read at some point which I think was famous enough to be known by lots of folks in which the term "to scree" or "to skry" (or something very similar) was used to see the contents of people's minds (?) or the future (?). Help. Whats the actual term? And, what is the book and or series and or author?
posted by googly on Jun 28, 2012 - 27 answers

The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Going straight in curved space

Trying to identify a sci-fi short story where I only remember the ending… [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Jan 15, 2012 - 3 answers

Text narrative game

Help me find this interactive fiction title [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Jun 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Sci-fi artist webpage: cylindrical crater city?

I'm looking for a sci-fi artist's webpage. The only thing I remember is a (digital?) series of painting of a sprawling city inside a cylindrical crater (or possibly at the base of a tall spire). [more inside]
posted by archagon on Sep 4, 2010 - 13 answers

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Does anyone know the title of this book? The setting is a metal-poor prison planet where the people have segmented into vaguely feudal societies that trade with their guards in orbit for iron. The protagonist's society has developed really fast regeneration, with the side effect that some of them start growing extraneous body parts which are harvested and sold up to orbit. Another society has learned to experience time at any speed, and yet a third has no particular super-powers but is the wealthiest of them all because they've got fantastic scholars whose theorems and designs are sold for iron. I read this novel in a school library seven years ago, as a hardcover with a picture of a guy lifting himself out of a hole or well in the ground. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Mar 14, 2010 - 3 answers

SciFi Story Identification - Body Switching and Mindreading

"What science fiction short story is this?" filter. One story about body switching/different perceptions, and another about mindreading. [more inside]
posted by anthy on Feb 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Sci-Fi Story

Sci-fi story identification filter. I'm trying to remember one about copyright and musicians in the future... I swear I didn't just make it up after reading Lessig. [MI] [more inside]
posted by easyasy3k on Jan 22, 2005 - 4 answers

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